Killer Takeaways from a Bestselling Book Launch

6 Lessons to Fuel Your Next Release

This is a guest post from Chad Cannon, my Chief Marketing Officer and the founder/CEO of the Chadwick Cannon Agency. Formerly, he was VP of Marketing at Thomas Nelson. You can read about marketing, publishing, and leadership on his blog.

The launch of Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy’s new book Living Forward has been massive. Thanks to you, we hit several bestseller lists out of the gate and made a major impact in the marketplace.

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Our marketing team built out a launch plan over a year ago and spent countless hours refining and executing it in anticipation of release day. Lots of strategy and hours of rich, dynamic discussion. And I’m proud—and humbled—to say that we dove into release day with more than 18,500 preorders.

It was one of those rare, memorable launches that rock-and-rolled its way into release week. As the marketing quarterback, I had the privilege to work with some of the most innovative pros in the industry, and I learned a ton.

3 Ways Disrespect Poisons the Presidential Race

We Deserve Better from Our Potential Leaders

If there’s one thing that stands out in the ongoing presidential election, it’s the sheer nastiness. As a leader, I wouldn’t hire any of the present candidates for my business. I wouldn’t want to work for any of them either.

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My rejection comes down to one of the flashing neon features of this election: disrespect.

Season 7, Episode 5: Advice to New CEOs [Podcast]

(Or Those Who Want to Be)

Welcome to Season 7, Episode 5 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss my best tips for current or aspiring CEOs.

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Being the leader of your own company can look easier on the outside than it actually is when you’re the CEO. It requires more insight and effort than most anticipate. How can you rise to the occasion and really make a difference in your new role? In this episode, we discuss seven truths that will anchor you to a solid foundation.

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How to Develop Confidence as a Leader

3 Truths You Can Use to Kick Fear to the Curb

As people, we sometimes find ourselves in situations that leave us feeling uncomfortable and uneasy. As leaders, that’s pretty much a constant.

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You know what I’m talking about. It could be something positive—maybe speaking to a large crowd, launching a new product, or re-upping an important client.

Alternatively, it could be something negative—a confrontational meeting, a disappointing phone call, or an ambush by hostile board members.

In this Fast Company magazine article, Laura Vanderkam recommends Living Forward as a book that will boost your motivation for work.

Date: March 10, 2016
Article: 10 Books You Can Read In One Night That Will Boost Your Motivation For Work
Writer: Laura Vanderkam
Outlet: Fast Company
Format: Magazine

How I Optimize My iPhone for Maximum Productivity

All the Apps on My Home Screen and How I Use Them

I’ve owned an iPhone since 2007. It’s become one of the most important tools I possess. I use it for everything. Well, not everything. But close.

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Like a lot of executives, when the iPhone debuted I used a BlackBerry. At the time, it was the perfect tool for email, contacts, my calendar, and limited Web browsing. If I wanted to sync my calendar and contacts with an iPhone, I had to manually connect it to my MacBook Pro. Why would I trade?

Seems like a silly question today.

3 Questions That Will Change Your Life [Free Webinar]

How to Stop Drifting and Unlock the Life of Your Dreams

Life can be crazy complicated. With all the distractions and variables, we need a way to focus on what truly matters. This Thursday I’m hosting a free new webinar that will show you how. And get this: It’s as simple as answering three questions.

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When we’re unaware, overwhelmed, and distracted, we tend to drift through life in reaction mode. Some of us fight against the drift and become driven. But here’s what we miss: Drifting and being driven are two sides of the same coin.

My free, new webinar, 3 Questions That Will Change Your Life, presents a powerful and proven alternative that will help you proactively design the life of your dreams.

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Join Me Over at Product Hunt for a Live Q&A Today

Do you have questions about Life Planning or what my new book Living Forward is all about? If so, come join me for a live Q&A today at Product Hunt!

At 2:00 p.m. CST, I’ll be taking your questions about how to design a life you love. This informal online chat is text-based, so you can easily read over all the other questions and answers. I hope to talk to you soon!

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Season 7, Episode 4: 5 Strategies for Building New Habits [Podcast]

How to Become Better Every Day

Welcome to Season 7, Episode 4 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss strategies for building new habits.

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Good habits usually lead to good outcomes, and bad habits lead to bad ones. We know this. But it’s hard to break bad habits, right? Today we’re talking about five strategies to replace the bad with the good.

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