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.

I am looking forward to speaking to Alabama lawmakers, Chamber of Commerce executives and other business leaders, as well as state and local governmental elected officials.

Date: August 17, 2013
Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Event: Governmental Affairs Conference
Topic: Platform
Sponsor: Business Council of Alabama
Venue: Marriott Prattville Hotel & Conference Center
Location: 1 Grand Blvd
Point Clear, AL 36564
United States
Public: Private
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

http://michaelhyatt.com/speaking

#053: How to Become a Morning Person [Podcast]

Recently, I did a podcast about how to be more productive by re-engineering your morning ritual. The response was astounding. But many asked, “What if I’m just not a morning person?”

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Well, you can be. It may not be easy, but it’s definitely possible. You can do it if you are intentional.

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Use Video Interviews to Bring Outside Expertise to Your Tribe [Video]

Generating quality blog content is a lot of work. However, you don’t have to do it all yourself. You can use video interviews to bring in outside expertise. It’s simple and inexpensive.

I have done this repeatedly on my blog. Two people who are particularly good at this are Jamie Tardy and David Siteman Garland. Their blogs are almost exclusively video interviews.

#052: The Power in Choosing Your Response [Podcast]

When bad things happen, it’s natural to ask questions like, “Why did this happen to me?” or “What did I do to deserve this?” The problem with these questions is that they are unproductive and disempowering.

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The bottom line is this: you can’t always choose what happens to you, but you can choose how you respond to those situations. This is where our real power—and our real freedom—is found.

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Book Yourself Solid Illustrated (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2013)

I read Michael Port’s original book, Book Yourself Solid, and loved it. The subtitle says it well, “The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle Even if You Hate Marketing and Selling.”

Now Michael has published the illustrated version. It’s a totally different experience. It makes the book more useful, more scannable, and more compelling. I literally couldn’t put it down. The bite-sized tips are pure gold, one after another.

If you need to attract more clients—the right kind of clients—and generate more business, this book is for you. I highly recommend it.

5 Headline Templates That Grab Readers

This is a guest post by Ray Edwards. He is is a marketing strategist, copywriter, speaker, and author. You can read his blog and follow him on Twitter.

Your readers decide whether your blog post is worth their time within a few seconds. Most of that decision is based on the post title (or “headline”).

5 Headline Templates That Grab Readers

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Some of the highest paying work in the copywriting business is creating headlines for magazine covers and tabloids. Think about it. Aren’t you sometimes at least tempted to pick up those magazines in the grocery store line? That’s the power of a great headline at work.