Creating Your Personal Life Plan

I am a busy executive, husband, father, grandfather, blogger, and Sunday school teacher. I play a lot of roles. I’ll bet you do, too. I am often asked, “How do you get it all done?”

Two words: Life Plan.

Sadly, I have met very few people who have a plan for their life. Most are passive spectators, watching their lives unfold, one day at a time. They are reactive rather than proactive.

They may plan their careers, the building of a new home, or even a vacation. But it never occurs to them to plan their life.

Michael’s e-book is brilliant. Discovering your purpose and acting on it is crucial to becoming who God created you to be. Creating Your Personal Life Plan is POWER-PACKED, simple-to-follow and has the potential to be life-changing!”

Pastor, LifeChurch.TV
Author, Weird: Because Normal Isn’t Working

In fact, most people spend more time planning a one-week vacation than they spend planning their life.

I believe that this is why so many people end up discouraged, disillusioned, and wondering what went wrong. They arrived at the wrong destination.

The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. You can live your life on purpose by creating your own personal life plan.

Why do you need a life plan? Three reasons:

  1. It will give you clarity about where your life is headed.
  2. It will keep you in balance when things get crazy.
  3. It will give you peace of mind, knowing you are are addressing those aspects of your life that matter most.
With Creating Your Personal Life Plan, Michael Hyatt has fired A LASER BEAM OF FOCUS into a world of uncertainty. Finally, a brightly lit, well-marked pathway for the person who desires true and lasting success!”

New York Times Bestselling Author
The Traveler’s Gift, The Noticer, and The Final Summit

Creating Your Personal Life Plan is not so much an e-book as it is a life planning experience. In the e-book, I will take you through:

  1. A visualization exercise that will give you enormous clarity on what matters most.
  2. A five-step program for identifying where you are NOW, and how to get from here to where you want to be.
  3. A weekly and quarterly process for keeping your life on-plan and moving in the direction of your highest priorities.
  4. Two planning templates, a Word document and a separate Excel document, that will make it easier for you to create your plan and keep it up-to-date.

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You can’t buy Creating a Personal Life Plan in a bookstore. In fact, you can’t buy it anywhere on the Internet. There’s only one way to get it—by subscribing to my FREE email newsletter.

Get your FREE e-book now

All you need to do is fill in the form on the top right-side of this page. Once you do that and confirm your subscription, I will email you the download link to this amazing, FREE resource.

You can start the life plan adventure today. Experience the power of living your life on purpose. You might also want to “Like” the My Life Plan Facebook page.

Note: if you have trouble downloading the e-book or have other questions about it, I have compiled an FAQ page for your reference.

Question: If you have read my e-book, what did you think? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are snarky, offensive, or off-topic. If in doubt, read My Comments Policy.

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  • Justin Hockey

    Just started reading your eBook. Wow. I need to get away and do this. Thank you.

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  • Axel Burgos

    Awesome stuff Senor Hyatt!  

  • Jokurut

    Michael, I need to get in touch with you. Kindly avail me your email and I will get to you. Thanks.


  • Vedanayagam G

    The art Of Thinking….

    How to plan your life.. Also be happy…  Check dis out..

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  • Jirehtrust777

    Right now I am fed up with this book. reason, I can’t even download it. My download bombs out everytime when it reaches about 35% of the download. Ifg you can help me to actually complete the downI will comment on the book once perused.

    • Michael Hyatt

      I apologize for this situation. I will have my assistant e-mail you a copy of the e-book or send you an alternate download link. We have not received any other complaints, so hopefully it is just something temporary.

  • Isaac

    Thank you very much for the willingness to share in our growth

  • Stan Buck

    Thanks Michael – good stuff in these – especially for those of us who could’ make the trip to Atlanta this year!


    Dr. Stan Buck
    Pastor, Sonris UM Chuch (Fort Wayne, IN)

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  • Hajay21

    Thanks!  Look forward to diving into it.

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  • Ed

    I haven’t finished reading this yet – need to block out some time this weekend for that.  Then it’ll probably have to wait until an upcoming long holiday weekend to actually do the work.

    Already, though, it strikes me that *right here* is where most people (including me!) have been failing in life.  We like to live a “comfy” life – soft, flexible, not too rigid or constrained – and yet still get the results others do with more focused and dedicated lives.

    To be absolutely honest, I do not like this!!  Yet I know that without something like it, I will never live the life God meant me to have, including bearing the fruit and touching others as He has already designed for that life.

    • Ed

      I *knew* I’d seen something similar!  It’s Seth Godin’s “ShipIt Journal”.

      I personally have problems with this sort of exercise.  Once you put it down on paper, and especially if you share it with someone, you own it and you’re responsible for execution.  It’s really much more comfortable to keep things hazy in thought and talk about stuff in generalities (like I’m doing in this sentence!), than to make and commit to concrete plans.

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  • Tom

    Just a quick functionality comment:  The opt-in box in the sidebar of your site doesn’t seem to work right. When I opted in there it took me to a separate page with another opt-in box on it. I would think this is an extra step that shouldn’t be there!? Thaanks for your work and inspiration!

    • Michael Hyatt

      Thanks for catching this! Andrew, my web developer, just fixed it.

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  • Mphoza0582

    im very greatful to be come part of your subscribers, hopefully im ging to enjoy this big gift from you.  may almighty bless you and do more.

  • Alex

    Thank you! I’m looking forward to diving in, applying, and kicking butt!

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  • pmanyanza

    Michael, thanks a lot for taking your time and writing this awesome book. I believe it is absolutely vital for everybody to have a clear vision and direction of where they are going. I love your podcast and your blog, thanks for adding value to my life and to countless other people!!!

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  • Joe Dos Santos

    I recently attended the Millionaire Mindset Seminar in South Africa hosted by Conray Labuschagne, one of our leading motivational speakers in S.A. and owner of Work Your Wealth of which I am a member. It was an absolutely brilliant seminar, life changing. My main focus after the seminar was implementing my Life Plan. Michael, you are a Godsend, your e-book is absolutely brilliant and has helped me put in an incredible plan. All your advise, worksheets and life plan template were invaluable to me! Thank you so much!!! Joe Dos Santos.

    • Michael Hyatt

      Thanks, Joe. I appreciate your encouragement!

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  • Jpaul

     Michael, as an author, speaker, minester and life coach this really helps connect the dots of a lot I have developed. Thank you Jeffrey Paul

  • Chrishajash

    You lost me with your first mention of GOD. My wife and kids come before a Santa Clause, the Easter bunny and oh yeah…..GOD. 

  • Bouwer Debra

    Outstanding work michael always amzing how one “stumbles” across sites needed at the time well I know its Gods hand in it. I took huge leap of faith and following my passion as Coach & NLP practioner but have so much to learn would love to read your book. I like the idea too of “Simplicity”

    • Michael Hyatt

      Thanks, Debra. I appreciate that.

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  • Evarown

    Dear Michael~Thank You for taking the time and to create and elaborate for me, your e-book audience, from your talent and time working with a Professional Life Coach. I’m only a third of the way through the material, yet it is substantial, clear and truly beneficial. I appreciate your clear, concise and honest approach to looking at a possibly confusing subject–yet, with your kindness and willingness to share what you learned, I feel that this task of Creating My Life Plan is hopeful, calm and filled with God’s grace to make it happen.  God is so good! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with me. Best, EB

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  • Bodie Quirk

    Thank you for offering this fabulous resource for free. What a treat. I can’t wait to start building my own.

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  • Dzung Bui

    Thanks, I’ll read the book right now!

  • Matthew D. Upchurch

    Michael, I’m the Chairman & CEO of Virtuoso.  We are a community of travel agencies and travel suppliers serving 2 million high-end travelers and are considered the world’s leading luxury (experiential) travel network.  During the financial crisis we stopped to re-imagine our role in the world and our purpose – that lead to a simple but powerful message, we are NOT in the travel business we are in the Return on Life ™ business. We collaborate with our clients to maximize their most valuable non-renewable asset; their free leisure time.

    I love your Life Plan.  I’m also a long time client of Dan Sullivan’s The Strategic Coach who has made a big difference in my evolution as an entrepreneur but this tool helps bring all the “accounts’ into one.

    BTW, you’d be surprised how little thought and planning really is done by most people on their vacations.  Sure, they scramble do visit an average of 29 sites in 9 sessions to try and create a life-energy-worthy experience but that’s not planning in our world – having a vision of how your travels can enhance you as a human being and thinking about it along the lines of your life stages is real Return on Life planning.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Matthew D. Upchurch

    • Michael Hyatt

      Thanks for your thoughts, Matthew. I’m glad you found the book helpful. Love how you have defined your business!

  • Johnny Robinson

    Definitely a great piece of material, especially for such a low price *laughs*.

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  • Augustine Odih

     I am interested in knowing how to motivate and evangelize MEN. Men and Youths are disappearing in the Church, as a Pastor, I am deeply worried. Help. Thanks.

  • Ngoducdung Hp

    Thank you

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