Apple may or may not be working on an iWatch, but my guess is that they are. This video is from San Francisco designer Todd Hamilton. Pretty cool if you ask me.

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#081: How to Create More Margin in Your Crazy-Busy Life [Podcast]

I have just gone through an incredibly busy time in my life and business. Last year was extraordinary, but it was also exhausting. Last weekend, I found myself feeling overwhelmed and discouraged.

My Ideal Week

I knew it was time to stop the merry-go-round, take a deep breath, and recalibrate. That’s what I did on Monday. I knew if I didn’t, I would soon end up burned out—or worse. Are you feeling the same way?

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Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

I have a special place in my heart for young moms who are super-busy, stressed out, and exhausted. Years ago, I watched my own wife, Gail trudge through this season of our life.

While I was caught up in the demands of my own career, she struggled to raise our five daughters and take care of herself at the same time. It wasn’t easy. Sometimes it seemed impossible.

What I Learned at Tony Robbins’ Business Mastery Event

I just returned yesterday from Tony Robbins’ Business Mastery event in West Palm Beach, Florida. This conference was one of the top three I have ever attended. It was also the most intense—twelve to fifteen hours a day for five days straight with only one break per day.

Chris Crimmins, Shawn Lemon, and Michael Hyatt

My two sons-in-law, Chris Crimmins and Shawn Lemon

The reason for this is that Tony believes in immersive training. At the beginning of the conference, he explained why. “How many of you took two or more years of a foreign language in high school or college?” Nearly every hand in the audience went up.

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#080: 5 Reasons to Speak Well of Your Spouse in Public [Podcast]

As a leader, the health of your marriage directly affects the impact of your leadership. I have witnessed this time after time. Being effective at work or in ministry begins by being effective at home.

5 Reasons to Speak Well of Your Spouse in Public

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Praising your spouse in public is one of the most important investments you can make—in your family and in your leadership. In this episode, I share five reasons why it positively impacts your effectiveness.

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What Helps Your Dreams Come True (and What Never Will)

This is a guest post by Wayne Stiles. He is an Executive Vice President at Insight for Living Ministries and author of several books, including Grow Strong. You can read his blog and follow him on Twitter.

Not long ago, a man in front of me at the checkout line spent $100 on lottery tickets. “Hey,” I asked him, “do you ever break even on all that?”

What Helps Your Dreams Come True (and What Never Will)

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He smiled and answered: “Yeah, sometimes.” In other words—no.

Later that day I wondered what is it about our human nature that wants something for nothing. Why do we look to luck or quick fixes in order to make dreams come true?

7 Apps to Help You Achieve Your Goals and Build New Habits

Hopefully, by now you have written goals for this next year. If not, my new course, 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever, can guide you through the process.

Steps to Achieving a Goal

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But as much as I believe in having a set of written goals, it is not enough. You have to take action and then systematically measure your progress. Fortunately, there are numerous apps designed for just this purpose.

#079: 5 Ways to Build Rapport and Trust with Your Audience [Podcast]

The ability to build rapport and trust is a critical success skill in leadership. This is obvious if you are an author or speaker, but it is necessary even if you aren’t.

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If you are going to be successful in influencing others—even if it’s just to buy your point of view—you must become proficient at building trust.