I’m Taking a Break

I am on vacation this week, so I am taking a break from blogging. I will resume posting on January 3. In the meantime, I hope you have a happy New Year!

A Runner Taking a Break in the Middle of a Run - Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/Photo_Concepts, Image #14620272

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During this week, I am doing a little reading, a little writing, and puttering around the house. How about you?

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  • http://www.thedailywalk.net Adam

    Working! Blah… At least I have a job though!

  • Jennifer

    Enjoy your time off! I’ll be working and having some family time this weekend. Happy New Year!

  • http://www.48Days.net Dan

    Mike – enjoy your break. I played most of the month – but now that Christmas is over, kids have gone back home and the fat food has vanished, I’m blazing on clarifying goals and strategies for the New Year. Excited about what 2011 will bring.

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


    Same as you, I am enjoying my vacation this week. I am spending my time with my parents and siblings in my native place. Since I work far away from home, I use this time with them consciously. During this week, I am meeting most of my friends and relatives to greet and wish them. I am also able do more reading due to enhanced free time. Most importantly, I am using this week to introspect and review my progress in 2010 and plan for the forthcoming year 2011 (both personal and official goals to achieve).

    Have a great time with your family. Wishing you a very prosperous and happy new year 2011.

    Uma Maheswaran S

  • http://twitter.com/abbylive Abby Van Wormer

    Thank you, Michael! I’m catching up on some Office episodes, going to see a movie with a friend, and meeting another friend for breakfast on Friday. I’m also going to work on my new years resolutions tomorrow. In addition, I’ll do some reading and get some errands done. It will be nice to have some time off. Happy New Year!

  • http://www.sabaitechnology.com William Haynes

    Wow! You’ve really buffed out this past year… Look at that pic!

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      Yea, these vitamins I started taking are GREAT. ;-)

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

        Haha! That has to be the funniest comment I have heard all day! Great job this year on the blog! I really enjoyed reading it this past year, andI know God will use it even more next year!

        Happy New Year!

  • Edunderwood

    Working with John Saddington’s group sprucing up blogsite, finishung one book, writing proposal for the next. Thanks for all the encouragement and help. Rest well.

  • Edunderwood

    Working with John Saddington’s group sprucing up blogsite, finishung one book, writing proposal for the next. Thanks for all the encouragement and help. Rest well.

  • http://www.StephanieLJones.com Stephanie L. Jones

    Michael, thank you for sharing with me in 2010! I learned so much from your blog. I look forward to receiving what God plants in you 2011! Rev. 3:8 to you!

    Enjoy your vacation!

  • Anonymous

    I’m using this week to launch a new social media campaign with a fellow blogger and build up my blogging queue for next month. It’s been a busy, yet fruitful week.

    Enjoy your time off!

    • http://www.bretmavrich.com Bret Mavrich

      What?! No link?! You’re killing us!

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

    Hope you enjoy the break and have a Happy New Year!

    I have to work the bulk of this week, but have enjoyed some time off to relax and play with family.

  • Sabrina Adams

    Enjoy your time off. May it be a time of refreshing and refueling. I am going to work on my Life Plan…I am so excited about taking the time to do it.


  • http://www.momentsofgracelotr.com Anne Marie

    Sounds like a plan! Will be doing the same when I’m not working. Have fun!

    Namarie, God bless, Anne Marie :)

  • http://www.idoinspire.com Jody Urquhart

    We are in Vernon BC ( my in-laws) it is really nice, mountains literally right outside the window and an apple orchard across the street. I wonder if it is still this tranquil if you lived in an environment like this every day. I’m sure i would find a way to add some stress to it

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

    I’m doing a little reading, a little de-decorating, and waiting on our fifth child to decide to arrive. She’s due on January 10! But we hope she’s here before then… :)

  • Bradley J. Moore

    Yeah, me too. But I maintain the illusion of online productivity and omnipresence by putting up a re-post on my blog. Lame, I know.

    Enjoy your time off. You deserve it, I am certain of that!

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  • http://www.christopherscottblog.typepad.com/ Christopher Scott

    Like you, I have taking a mini Social Media fast. I’m not publicly posting any blogs, no Twitter updates, or any other “social media.” I’m enjoying some time to reflect on the year, see what I’ve learned, and what I need to stop doing in 2011.

  • http://www.ReneeSwope.com Renee Swope

    Thanks for so sharing your words and wisdom with all of us this year!!! Due to time limitations, I don’t get to read many blogs. But I always read yours and benefit greatly!! And it I’m always recommending it to others, as well. Just wanted you to know your work and generosity is appreciated!!

  • http://www.ReneeSwope.com Renee Swope

    Thanks for so sharing your words and wisdom with all of us this year!!! Due to time limitations, I don’t get to read many blogs. But I always read yours and benefit greatly!! And it I’m always recommending it to others, as well. Just wanted you to know your work and generosity is appreciated!!

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      Thanks so much for your kind words. I am grateful!

  • Sjohnston

    Enjoying some time off, reading, thinking about goals for next year and hanging out with the family and friends…

  • http://alexspeaks.com Alex

    Me? I am putting the finishing touches on my own blog so I can begin posting next week! Thank you for all your help Michael! You are one of the main reasons I am starting this blog and your constant encouragement got me through some tough spots

  • Larcampbell

    I finished an article for a parents magazine based in Philadelphia called MetroKids I’ve been interning at. The first piece of journalism I’ve written. Anxiously waiting to hear back from the editor. The rest of the time will be spent with my boyfriend, reading and writing. Enjoy the new year!

  • http://twitter.com/thephonetree ThePhoneTreeEdifier

    During this week, I’ll be spending some quality time with my family, completing a self-assessment, and firming up my 2011 spiritual growth and development plan.

    Thanks so very much for sharing your insight and wisdom with me this year. I have really enjoyed learning from you.

    Enjoy your break. Happy New Year!

  • http://bretmavrich.posterous.com/ Bret Mavrich

    Mike, just curious: do you do all your own graphics and adds for this site, or to you have a team that helps you manage it?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      It depends. Advertisers do their own graphics. I have done some of the others. I also sometimes use a graphic artist or design firm. Thanks.

      • http://www.bretmavrich.com Bret Mavrich

        Well, it all looks great. Appreciate the input..

  • http://twitter.com/BLichtenwalner Ben Lichtenwalner

    A well deserved break for you Michael. I wish you, Gail and your family the happiest of new year. As for me, Trina and I are catching up on some date nights. However, as blogging and writing are my “night jobs”, I am also taking the opportunity to draft many posts and continue work on the books.

    A belated merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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

    Happy New Year, Mike. Enjoy your break. My wife and I just got back from Seattle, where we had a chance to visit with my daughters family and our new Grandson. I’ve been taking an offline break, but putting some time in designing a new goal setting strategy for the new year. I want to personally thank you for all the time you put in to your site and for the leadership tools and advice you provide. You really have created the best leadership destination on the net. I can’t wait to see what you come up with in 2011!

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      Thanks, John. You are a big encouragement to me. I really appreciate you taking the time to comment on so many posts and interact with the other commenters. May God grant you a blessed and prosperous New Year!

  • http://www.bretmavrich.com Bret Mavrich

    I’m scrambling to solidify some plans for a last minute trip to Haiti. On the one year anniversary of the ‘quake (Jan 12), there will be a massive prayer gathering in PaP. I’m hoping to jump in with a small video crew and a photographer to help document it and develop a resource for the country. Lots of leg work between now and then!

    (More about it here: http://ow.ly/3wyZX)

  • Anonymous

    Well deserved Michael. Thanks for the daily jolt of inspiration and nudging over the past year. Looking forward to reading more from you in 2011. Happy New Year!

  • Nora

    Happy New Year. Hope it’s been a good break for you. For me, it’s been a great holiday time. Christmas was incredible and now I’m set to redefine my goals and set them in motion.

    God bless.

  • Anonymous

    I just got back from a 4-day stay in Las Vegas with my husband & son (and teems of other vacationers). Now I’m going to putter for a few days. Lots of reading (kindle & print) mixed in. I will also do some writing.

    Enjoy your break! Happy New Year!

  • Praiseloft

    Lovely blog…..
    Post your prayer requests here http://praiseloft.blogspot.com/p/prayer-request.html

  • http://jeffgoins.myadventures.org Jeff Goins

    Incidentally, I’m taking a break this week — need to figure out why I’m blogging this year.

  • http://twitter.com/NewEnglandHiker Roy Wallen

    Hope you enjoyed the time off, though I did see quite a few Twitter posings. Hope, too, that the blog continues very soon, I’ve missed it.

  • http://twitter.com/NewEnglandHiker Roy Wallen

    OK, read your tweet about Joel J. Miller’s blog entry and became an immediate fan. Wow, you all have some talented folks down there.

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      Thanks, Roy. He is also my son-in-law, so I am particularly proud!

  • http://twitter.com/HappierWithLess HappierWithLess

    I will be spending some more time with my family before heading back to Costa Rica. Love that you used the word “puttering” in a sentence. It’s so underused in our language but conveys so much.


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  • http://twitter.com/jennygrahan1234 Jenny Graham

    Enjoy the break! have a good time.