We Just Made the Inc. 5000… Because of You

I’m excited to announce that Michael Hyatt & Company was just named to the Inc. 5000, which ranks America’s fastest-growing …

Want to Earn a Living Creating? Here’s Your Mountain

At this point in my career, I’ve sold a lot of books. But I was hardly an overnight success. First …

What to Do When You Are Forced to Wait

I am good at a few things. But waiting is not one of them. In this post, I share five strategies I am currently using to cope in those situations where I don’t have a choice.

7 Things to Ask When Bad Things Happen

Years ago, I learned a valuable lesson: the answers we get are determined by the questions we ask. Here are seven better questions you can ask in the midst of adversity.

The Benefit of Pairing Digital and Analog to Manage Your Day

Since we announced the Full Focus Planner™ a few months ago, I’ve lost track of how many people have asked …

13 Ways to Make Your Employees Pull Their Hair Out

Sadly, I would have to say that I have learned more from bad bosses that good ones. Specially, they taught me what not to do. Here are 13 lessons.

Ten Difficult, But Really Important Words

Many words in the English language are difficult. In fact, there’s even a Dictionary of Difficult Words. But none are more difficult than these: “I’m sorry. I was wrong. Will you please forgive me?”

The Secret to Negotiating a Better Deal

Years ago, I received some great advice about how to negotiate the deal you want. In fact, I would say this is the secret to successful negotiating.

I’m Going on a Sabbatical, and You Should Too

I am about to embark on a sabbatical for the next month to get away, enjoy time with family, and …

What I’ve Learned From Being Fired

It’s easy to look at successful people and envy their situation. What you often don’t see is the pain they went through to get there. I’ve made lots of mistakes. In fact, I’ve actually been fired from three jobs. Here’s what I learned.

Want an Abundant Life? Change Your Thinking

Over the years, I have noticed that there are two kinds of thinking. One kind leads to success, joy, and fulfillment. The other leads to failure, fear, and discontent. Which type are you?

Go Ahead Leaders, Take That Vacation

The days are getting shorter again, but it’s not too late to take a few days off before the end …

Overcome the Fear That’s Holding You Back

Many of us know what it’s like to feel stuck in our careers. We settle into a particular role and …

Why Businesses and Nonprofits Need to Rethink their Benefits Packages

There’s no greater predictor of long-term organizational success than healthy team culture. Yes, customers matter. So do products and services. …

Why Leaders Cannot Afford to Be Easily Offended

As a leader, you are going to draw fire. People will criticize you. But the greatest leaders are not easily offended. Instead, they remember these three simple truths.

The No-Fail Product Plan [Free New Webinar]

What’s an entrepreneur’s worst nightmare? Spending tons of time developing a product, testing it, and finally launching it—only to be …

Michelangelo Didn’t Starve for His Art—Why Should You?

We’ve all heard of the curse of the starving artist, right? If you’re interested in technique or design, you’re stuck …

10 Practical Ways to Focus Your Mental Energy

I can’t imagine living in a more distracting time in human history. But to get real work done, we need to focus. Here are ten tactics I use to increase my focus and power through my task list.

Smash That Glass Ceiling With Feeling

Here’s an idea for women who bump up against the glass ceiling at work: Create your own business where you …

How to Read Your Customers’ Minds

Over the years, I’ve coached thousands of online entrepreneurs and aspiring business-builders. Whether they’ve already started or they’re hoping to …

Why Great Customer Service Is So Important

Customer service is a double-edged sword. Get it right and you can make loyal, lifelong customers who sell your products …

How to Push a Major Organizational Change Without the Backlash

When I first joined Thomas Nelson, communications with most of our staff were not where they needed to be. There …

What Ike’s Secret D-Day Letter Shows Us About Leadership

D-Day is known as a great victory for the allied forces, the beginning of the end for the Nazis as …

5 Reasons You’re Still Procrastinating

At work, you feel stuck in the deepest rut of all time. You try to move forward but the groove …