5 Reasons I Switched to Scrivener for All My Writing

As a full-time writer, I take my tools seriously. With a blog, a podcast, speeches, and a new book in the works, I have to maximize my productivity. I have a daily word count goal, and I can’t afford to let the tools get in the way.

5 Reasons I Switched to Scrivener for All My Writing

But, unfortunately, they often do. Until a month ago, I had nearly half a dozen word processors in my active tool kit:

#055: How to Read a Non-Fiction Book [Podcast]

It’s been said “leaders read and readers lead.” If that’s true, then reading is one of the most important things you can do to grow your leadership. But how do you get better at it and retain more of what you read?


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Recently, my wife, Gail, and I had dinner with some close, neighborhood friends. As we always do with this group, we soon began discussing books.

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What I Learned from a $300,000 Product Launch

We launched Platform University back in January. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. I didn’t have any experience launching a membership site.

Fortunately, I had some really smart people helping me. As a result, we exceeded my 90-day membership goal by more than three hundred percent—the first week! (Oh me of little faith.)

The Easiest Way to Get Started Podcasting

Because of the success of my own podcast, I am often asked, “So how can I get started podcasting?” I have a very short answer to that question.

Listen to my friend, Cliff Ravenscraft, the Podcast Answer Man, and do everything he says to do. This is how I got started. His practical, down-to-earth advice is the primary reason my podcast is consistently in the iTunes top 10 for Business.

I’m looking forward to speaking at the PSIGEN’s Resonance Partner Conference is the first and only educational and networking conference of its kind, centered on the use of PSIGEN products.

Date: October 14, 2013
Time: 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Event: Resonance Partner Conference
Topic: Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
Sponsor: PSIGEN
Venue: Green Valley Ranch
Location: 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway
Henderson, NV 89052
United States
Public: Private
More Info: Click here for more information.


#054: So You’re Overcommitted. Now What? [Podcast]

You swore you would never do it again. But you did it anyway. You said yes to far too many things. Now you find yourself overcommitted. What do you do now?


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We’ve all been there. You may be there now. In this episode we’ll look at some strategies for dealing with this common problem.

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Because we are so busy with our own agenda and tasks, it’s easy to overlook the needs of those around us. As I watched this beautiful Russian video, I was reminded again of the need to be alert to the needs of others, stop what I am doing, and lend a helping hand. The truth is, we are all in this together.

My Takeaways from the 2013 Chick-fil-A Leadercast

Last Friday, I had the privilege of hosting the Chick-fil-a Leadercast in Atlanta, Georgia. Approximately five thousand people attended the live event and another 115,000 people watched via satellite in 750 locations around the world.

Michael Hyatt Speaking at 2013 Chick-fil-a Leadercast

Me Introducing John Maxwell

My primary job at the conference was to listen to the speakers and summarize two or three takeaways from each for the audience. It was challenging but exhilarating.