Are You Ready to Start Living Your Life On Purpose?

I am excited to announce the publication of my new e-book, Creating Your Personal Life Plan. This has been several months in the making. I am pleased to unveil it today. In a minute, I’ll tell you how to get a copy FREE—for a limited time.

Creating a Life Plan 3D Cover

As you may know, I wrote a blog post on this topic about three years ago. It is still the single most popular post on my blog. In fact, if you Google the words “life plan,” that original post is the top result.

The e-book is small—only 94 pages—so you can get through it quickly. But it is greatly expanded from my original post. I wanted to create something that would provide you with a step-by-step guide for designing the life you’ve always wanted. It is the exact same process I use in my own life.

Several of my family members and friends suggested that I publish this as a traditional book and sell it. I may eventually do that. But for right now, I am giving it away as A FREE DOWNLOAD to anyone who signs up to receive my blog updates by e-mail. For right now that is the only way to get it.

So far, twenty-two authors and speakers have endorsed it, including John C. Maxwell, Andy Andrews, Max Lucado, Dave Ramsey, Donald Miller, Andy Stanley, and Craig Groeschel. I am extremely grateful for their enthusiasm and support.

If you are interested in snagging a copy, you can visit the special page I have created for this e-book. The page includes:

  1. A short video in which I introduce the e-book
  2. The three reasons why you need a life plan
  3. The four major features and benefits of the book
  4. The twenty-two endorsements I have received so far

I can’t guarantee how long this will be available for free. Therefore, I would encourage you to get it while you can.

If you are ready to re-boot your life, become an active participant in creating your future, and start living your life on-purpose, then this e-book is for you.

P.S. What if you already subscribe via RSS? I would subscribe via email any way. I do this with a handful of blogs, because I know that I will get additional content and offers that I can’t get via RSS. I consider my email subscribers my premium subscribers and will treat them accordingly. You might also want to “Like” the My Life Plan Facebook page.

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  • Jeff

    I read your blog every day on google reader. Is it possible to get this book without adding the email list as well?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      Not right now, but I am working on that. I use RSS a lot, too, but I subscribe to a handful of blogs via email, because I know I am going to get additional content that I can’t get via RSS. That is the case here, too.

      • Jeff

        Good point. I signed up for your e-newsletter. Thank you for providing your readers with such a helpful resource.

      • http://www.bigb94.webs.com Brandon

        How many blogs are you currently subscribed to?

        • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

          I just checked: 166. (At one time, it was over 200, but I have pared them down.)

          • http://www.bigb94.webs.com Brandon

            Wow! That’s a lot! I only have abotu 40 going on mine. How long does it take you to go through all of them?

          • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

            Usually about 30 minutes. I scan and stop if something catches my attention.

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      Unfortunately, not at this time. However, it is worth signing up. I plan on providing exclusive content and offers via email that I won’t provide with my normal feed.

  • http://www.leahadams.org Leah Adams

    Cannot wait to read this. I believe that Jesus expects us to live in such a way that we are good stewards with everything He has given us—including our lives. Our sole purpose as Christians on this planet is to advance the Kingdom of God. I’m eager to read anything that helps me be a better steward of my time, talents and resources so that I can do my part in advancing His kingdom. Thank you, Mr. Hyatt.

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      You are welcome. I think you will find it helpful.

      • http://www.leahadams.org Leah Adams

        Mr. Hyatt,

        I’m 23 pages into the ebook and I just have to smile at the continuity and intentionality of the Lord. The topic of the Bible study I wrote recently is our legacy and the question that I ask the audience when I speak or teach the study is, “If you were to die today, what would people remember about you…what would your legacy be?” I have been amazed at the ‘deer in the headlights’ looks that I have gotten, only to be followed up with either “I’ve never thought about that” or a gush of tears as they really consider the question.

        I believe with all my heart that the Lord is quickening hearts in this generation to the fact that time is short and we must live intentionally. We hold the keys to passing on a legacy of faith to future generations and we must be intentional about the choices if we are to do so.

        I think that your ebook will be something that I will recommend to those to whom I speak and teach as a resource to allow them to continue their thoughts and work on their legacy.

  • http://twitter.com/kpalmer71 Kerry Palmer

    I stumbled upon your blog post a few weeks ago and immediately began implementing the weekly review. I added the quarterly review during my recent spring break. Both have been so helpful!

    Now that I have read the e-book, I am looking forward to working the whole program just the way you have it laid out.

    Thanks for such a great resource!

  • http://davidsantistevan.com David Santistevan

    Hey Michael,

    What software/program did you use to create your ebook? Would be interested to know.

    Thanks!

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      Believe it or not, I did it in Apple Keynote, then used Adobe Acrobat Professional to add all the hyperlinks. I think I might do a blog post on who to do it.

      • http://davidsantistevan.com David Santistevan

        That’d be great. It’s on my “life plan” to do one as well :) Thanks for all you do man. You’re an inspiration.

      • http://twitter.com/kpalmer71 Kerry Palmer

        Apple products are absolutely awesome!

        • http://www.bigb94.webs.com Brandon

          I have to agree with that one! :)

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      I used a combination of tools. I plan to write a blog post about this soon.

      • http://www.tillhecomes.org/blog Jeremy Myers

        how easy would it be to then make it available for the iPad, Kindle, or Nook?

        • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

          I’m not sure. I will have to research that. Of course, you can view the PDF on the iPad using a number of different PDF readers.

  • http://www.transformationalleadershiphq.com Mighty

    This is a great resource Michael. Will read through it and then implement the lessons right away.

  • http://twitter.com/promobrain Mike Freestone

    Very much appreciated. Can’t wait to read. You are on my daily must-read list.

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      Thanks, Mike. I am honored.

    • http://LookingForPurpose.com Dylan Dodson

      Mine as well!

  • http://twitter.com/doughibbard Doug Hibbard

    The subject matter definitely resonates—thanks for giving it away.

  • Karl Mealor

    Thank you for your generosity. I feel like I’m at a time in my life where this book is especially applicable. Can’t wait to read it.

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      Great. Let me know what you think!

  • http://bentune.blogspot.com/ Ben Tune

    Your life plan entry was one of the first I remember, and probably one of the reasons I got “hooked” on your blog so quickly. I’m looking forward to reading the expanded version soon.

  • http://successbeginstoday.org/wordpress John Richardson

    You amaze me, Michael. Where in the heck did you get time to put this together? This is awesome. I guess it just goes to show… you need a life plan to get things done!

    • http://modernservantleader.com/ Benjamin Lichtenwalner

      I echo John’s amazement… HOW?! WHEN?! I know you wrote posts on this, but I’m anxious to read the post on “How to add 10 hours to you day.” looking forward to reading this ebook.

      • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

        Just a little bit here and a little bit there. It’s taken several months.

  • http://twitter.com/stacey29lincoln Stacey29lincoln

    Looking forward to reading this, but as a current subscriber, will I also receive an invitation for download?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      For right now, it is only available if you subscribe by email. (I am trying to drive my email subs.) The advantage of doing so for you is that you will get premium content and offers that I don’t offer via RSS.

  • http://pollywogcreek.blogspot.com Patricia

    Thank you.

  • Carol

    I’ve thought about a life plan before, but your plan is so clear, deliberate and obviously successful, that I’ve already asked for some time off in a couple of weeks to start working on my own. Thank you for your continued Christian leadership and inspiration.

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      Thanks, Carol. Good for you in making time to work through this.

  • Carla

    already reposted this on FB. You are so generous with your thoughts, ideas and resources. thanks again!

  • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

    Thank you so much for your magnanimity. It’s an amazing stuff to linger with. Looking forward to the expanded version.

  • Karl Mealor

    I just finished reading it! It’s very practical and down-to-earth. I can’t wait to start working though some of the included worksheets. Thanks again for sharing this.

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      That was fast! I am glad you got through it quickly. I encourage people to set aside a day to actually create their plan. It does take a lot of praying and reflection.

  • http://www.justcris.com Cris Ferreira

    I’ve been an RSS feed subscriber for a while, and I’ll gladly subscribe to email updates as well with this “incentive”.
    This is a very critical subject for everyone, I can’t wait to read what you wrote about it.
    Thank you for working hard on it and offering it for free to us.

  • http://twitter.com/ThatGuyKC K.C. Pro

    I’m so excited to read your ebook.
    I’ve been a reader for over a year now and subscribed through Google Reader. I saw your tweet about your email subscribers having a “heads up” about a special announcement and decided to join the club.

    Thank you for sharing your experiences as a leader, husband, tech enthusiast and blogger. I appreciate your candor, perspective and example.

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      Thanks, K.C. It’s my pleasure!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FJRLITL5IEFHDDFURAESLXOOZ4 Jim Whitaker

    I remember your first blog post on this. I was really intrigued by the concept. I go through some similar steps. Instead of priorities, I have roles. Instead of purpose statement, I have a mission statement which is like all your purpose statements put into one document. I did take your document and tried adjusting it a little bit for myself. I really liked the enhanced future line and the supporting verse. I think attaching a verse has helped me with some of the categories that I have struggled with in the past. Plus with it in a Word format, I have able to have it on my phone and all my computers so I can have access to it at any time if I need to take time to reflect about making a decision of if I am struggling. I plan on downloading the book and going through this and seeing how it might influence my life. Thanks for sharing this tremendous resource.

  • The1stfollower

    I have the same problem as Jeff (I subscribe in Reader). What other additional content can I get through email that I can’t get through RSS?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      I am not ready to announce that yet. But you can always subscribe, get the e-book, and then unsubscribe if it doesn’t work for you.

  • Anonymous

    This couldn’t have come at a better time. I’ve been struggling a bit with things in life and I think this might help get me on the right path or at least on a path.

    Thank you for putting up a free version!

    • http://www.bigb94.webs.com Brandon

      Isn’t it awesome how God puts these kind of things in our paths?

  • MandyThompson

    This definitely resonates with me. Thank you for offering this to us!

  • http://joshuamhood.com Josh Hood

    All of your eBooks are so well done. Do you mind sharing what software or service you use to put them together?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      Thank you. I have had this question a dozen times today, so I am planning to blog about my workflow. The short answer is that I start with Apple Keynote. I could also use InDesign, but I am more familiar with Keynote.

  • http://twitter.com/Chew_Keng_Sheng Chew Keng Sheng

    Hi Michael, thanks so much for your generosity to share this e-book :)

  • http://twitter.com/Chew_Keng_Sheng Chew Keng Sheng

    Thanks Michael for your generosity to share this e-book

  • Rabrooks1

    Thank you for your kind offer to pursue your new Life Purpose materials. At a first glance, they seem like an excellent product including the ‘hands on’ encouragement of doing it.

    We have a national culture defect of procrastination. You have done an excellent job of providing the practical tools to help those that are willing to help themselves.

    You insights continue to be stimulating and helpful. I personally have a purpose statement that includes helping people maximize their potential.

    Your are a blessing.

    Bob Brooks

  • http://LookingForPurpose.com Dylan Dodson

    As always, thanks for all of the resources you provide!

  • http://www.jeremysconfessions.com Jeremy@confessionsofalegalist

    Thanks for the offer. I am looking forward to reading it.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for your PS! I subscribe to your blog by RSS and email. There’s only a handful of blogs I do that with and was thinking last week to end the email subscriptions. But I’ll keep them now since I’m a premium subscriber.

    I’ve been going through this ebook over the weekend. I’m getting a lot out of it. I also love your Excel spreadsheet with the yearly look. I’ve been in that all weekend planning the rest of the year and making it my own.

  • http://www.davidfmckee.com David McKee

    Thanks for offering this. The blog post you mentioned, “Creating a Life Plan,” was my first introduction to you and your work; my wife sent me the original link, in fact – she found you first! You have become a daily source of information and encouragement for both of us. Thanks, again.

  • Reickhoff

    Thank you Michael – being an advocate of Life Planning I am grateful for this resource!

  • http://twitter.com/EmilyWenstrom EmilyWenstrom

    But wait … what about those of us who want the ebook but foolishly signed up for email updates before there was an incentive?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      I sent a special message to all my existing subscribers on Friday, proving them with a sneak preview. If you didn’t get that (check your spam folder), then email me at michael dot hyatt at gmail dot com.

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      I sent out a sneak preview to my existing subscribers on Friday. Did you not get that? If you will email me at michael dot hyatt at gmail dot com, I will send you a link. Thanks.

  • Joe Lalonde

    Thanks for the ebook. I’ll be looking into it soon and hope it can enhance my life!

  • http://twitter.com/obihaive Joseph Sanchez

    This e-book couldn’t have come at a better time. I’m at a crossroads in life and really appreciate your willingness to offer this as a free resource. Thank you.

  • http://www.teresadrake.com Teresa

    Timing of this release couldn’t be better for me. I’m currently at that place in my speaking ministry, wondering which way to move next, and how to balance that with my main ministry to my family. I am already an email subscriber, so can I still get the book? Thanks for all your inspiring posts!

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      I sent out a sneak preview this weekend to my existing email subscribers. However, I will email you a link in a second. Thanks.

  • Weak Element

    i think we should define the christianity first

    What is christianity?

  • Mmodesti

    Congratulations on what I’m sure is an excellent guide. Going through a lifeplan process with a group of men now and this will be helpful. BTW, this doesnt format well for my kindle. Is there an alternate format that might work?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      Unfortunately, there is not. Maybe some day we can put it in a format that will work for that.

    • http://twitter.com/doughibbard Doug Hibbard

      Best result on my K3 has been to put in Landscape mode, hold it sideways. You have to turn the page twice to get to the next page, but that’s not really worth stressing over. Also, I turned the contrast up a shade to “darker.”

      For something other than a K3, I’m not sure how they support PDF anyway.

      • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

        Cool. Good to know. I wish I had a native K3 file.

  • Michelle

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for publishing this!!! It could not have come at a more appropriate time for me. For the past several months, my life has been feeling out of control and things just keep “happening to me”. But what I realize is that, I haven’t had a plan for taking care of any of this, and I keep “letting” these things happen to me. Now, I am empowered to be more proactive and start planning my life instead of letting life just happen.

    I’ve spent the greater part of this morning trying to pull myself back together, then started reading your eBook, and am spending the rest of the morning and early afternoon putting my life plan together. I’m gathering all my lists, goals, and calendars together to put this together.

    I am also going through the Bible and highlighting verses that encourage us to be active and proactive in our faith, to be self-controlled, alert, committed, armed, clear-minded, etc. Our faith is supposed to be active, not passive. And somehow my faith, and my life have gone from active to passive… and it’s time for the reversal to happen!

    Thank you for this great resource!

  • Steve Cuss

    Thanks Michael! I’m a local church pastor in Colorado and have greatly appreciated your blog – you offer such great resources and concrete tools. I’m downloading the book now and looking forward to diving in

    Steve Cuss

  • http://blog.cyberquill.com Cyberquill

    Without a plan, there’s nothing to stray from.

    If you Google the words “molassitudinous checkout lane,” an original post of mine is the top result. (I have not yet published an ebook on the subject.)

    • http://www.bigb94.webs.com Brandon

      Awesome! It is cool to google words and such and find links to your original posts!

  • http://tomgrey.wordpress.com TomGrey

    Sounds a bit like a condensed 7 habits of highly effective people; perhaps also with a good bit of First Things First.
    As an i-e NTP Myers Briggs P = Open Ended (messy desk, often late, not finishing things) person, I’m guessing that I’ll try this and won’t follow thru. Lack of continuing interest is not quite being a spectator, but does lead me to take an early opportunistic door that seems open, rather than looking for the one best suited to my own purposes — after I’ve already gotten the “rocks” of my life in reasonable order.

    I have frequently been praying to ask God if I am on the path He wants me to follow; if I am (close to?) the person He wants me to be. I don’t think I am, but my light attempts to follow where I feel He is leading me, haven’t yet met with success. I feel too burdened by other commitments, and too unsure of some other path, to exert stronger efforts.

    I’m looking forward to the visualization exercise and the creation of a Life Plan, for me, for now. From this American, with a Slovak wife and 20 years in Slovakia, now in Rwanda saving a mining company.

    Also, thanks for a fine blog/ email.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FJRLITL5IEFHDDFURAESLXOOZ4 Jim Whitaker

    Reviewed through it and talked with some folks in my peer group that I meet with. Any copyright issuse if we work through this together as a group?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      It would be helpful if you sent them to the product page to signup for my email newsletter and download their own copy. Thanks!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FJRLITL5IEFHDDFURAESLXOOZ4 Jim Whitaker

        I figured that much. But I wanted to make sure first. Thanks. Look forward to going through it with them.

  • Greta Schmidt

    Looking forward to reading this! It looks great…thanks for offering it. I signed up early this morning, but I haven’t received the confirmation email yet. Could the server just be running a little slow?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      No, it probably got hung up in your spam filter. I will email you a link. Sorry for the hassle.

  • http://www.jeffrandleman.com Jeff Randleman

    I guess I didn’t realize that therewas a difference in subscribing via RSS versus email. So I signed up for the email subscription.

    I’ve implemeted the life plan idea for about 3 months, and was just about to plan my quarterly review, but now I’ll wait until I read this. Thanks!

  • http://candelierious.blogspot.com Lis

    Thank you for allowing us this opportunity to get it!

    At 31, I know this would still benefit me greatly. I am the process of changing the direction of my life, reevaluating priorities, and really self-reflecting what I want to do with the rest (as long as God gives me) of my life.

  • Todd

    Great offer Michael thank you. I’ve been reading your blog for a while and am looking forward to this eBook as well.

  • andrea

    Thanks for sharing this. Very useful!

  • http://www.joeyo.org Joey O’Connor

    Congratulations Mike…I look forward to reading it and recommending it to others. I’ve certainly benefited by everything I’m learning here. Keep up the great work!

  • http://twitter.com/OmarHamada OmarHamada

    Thanks Michael. I agree most people do not have a Life Plan. I am anxious to read your ebook to see how you did it.

    I was mentored by Adrian Rogers and Leighton Ford, and during that process, designed my life plan and mission statement (about 15 years ago). I divided it into decades and review it every year. I use it as a general guide to make sure I’m hitting my major milestones, but depend on goal setting, weekly planning, and daily lists to get granular.

    It is interesting that despite all the turns life can seem to take, I am still on track with the general direction I feel God has set out for my life (and that coincides with my giftings and passions).

  • http://www.bigb94.webs.com Brandon

    Awesome! This is a great offer. How long did it take you to write this book? Also, is it harder or easier to market an ebook rather than a hard copy?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      I’m not sure I can answer that. I had the raw material in the form of several blog posts. I don’t know if it will be easier or more difficult to market. This is just the first day, so I am learning. Thanks.

      • http://www.bigb94.webs.com Brandon

        Well, I will be sure to recommend it to others!