Michael Hyatt, Your Virtual Mentor


 

I am about to embark on a sabbatical for the next month to get away, enjoy time with family, and do some long-range thinking. Americans typically don’t take all of their vacation days, much less go off on sabbaticals.

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Chances are, you are going to be fired at some point in your career.

Chances are, you are going to be fired at some point in your career.

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Sometimes when you are running, things really come into view. These are the sort of limiting beliefs that I have come to warn people against.

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The days are getting shorter again, but it’s not too late to take a few days off before the end of summer.

I’m never more productive than I am in the few days before I go on vacation.

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Many of us know what it’s like to feel stuck in our careers.

There are many reasons why this happens, but a big one is fear of failure.

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There’s no greater predictor of long-term organizational success than healthy team culture. To achieve success, we all have to work together.

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Here is one big downside to being a leader: You are going to draw fire. One of the reasons the civil rights movement was so successful under his leadership were the offenses endured by those marching and protesting for equal dignity under the law.

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What’s an entrepreneur’s worst nightmare? Spending tons of time developing a product, testing it, and finally launching it—only to be met with mediocre sales.

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We’ve all heard of the curse of the starving artist, right?

Starving artists are often excessively stubborn and strive to be original in all things.

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I can’t imagine living in a more distracting time in human history. I don’t want anything constricting my blood flow or distracting me.

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Here’s an idea for women who bump up against the glass ceiling at work: Create your own business where you own the ceiling.

Christy Wright is an entrepreneur and business coach whose mission is to help create a “movement of women making money doing what they love.” It’s a needed message.

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Over the years, I’ve coached thousands of online entrepreneurs and aspiring business-builders.

He coached my team through his proprietary framework, the ASK Method®, which outlines a step-by-step process for tapping into your customers’ deepest desires.

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Customer service is a double-edged sword. Get it right and you can make loyal, lifelong customers who sell your products for you.

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I am the co-author of the Wall Street Journal and USA Today best seller, Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want.

I am the founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company, an online leadership development company.

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When I first joined Thomas Nelson, communications with most of our staff were not where they needed to be. What we really needed was a whole new communication strategy.

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D-Day is known as a great victory for the allied forces, the beginning of the end for the Nazis as over 150,000 troops pushed into Europe in the first wave of an invasion by sea.

In many ways, Eisenhower won on D-Day not by ignoring the downside of what his army was about to undertake, but by understanding exactly what was on the line—and working diligently to prepare them for invasion using all the means at his disposal.

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At work, you feel stuck in the deepest rut of all time.

You can also have a small list of non-essential tasks that can be handled at the beginning or the end of the workday.

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I am the co-author of the Wall Street Journal and USA Today best seller, Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want.

I am the founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company, an online leadership development company.

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When Aptitude Is Not Enough [0.15]

Posted on June 23, 2017, 9:45 a.m. by Michael Hyatt, Your Virtual Mentor @ [source]

I’ve said before many times that the key to job satisfaction is moving away from your Drudgery and Disinterest Zones and toward the Passion and Proficiency of your Desire Zone.

The last question is key.

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How to Get More Cash Cows [0.13]

Posted on June 21, 2017, 9:45 a.m. by Michael Hyatt, Your Virtual Mentor @ [source]

It’s one of the toughest questions in business: Who should you be working with? Several years ago, when I was CEO of Thomas Nelson, I had one of those moments of clarity that has broad application for organizations.

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