I’m excited to announce that Michael Hyatt & Company was just named to the Inc. 5000, which ranks America’s fastest-growing private companies. The accomplishment not only makes me feel proud of our work, it makes me feel grateful for you: our readers and customers.
To compile the list, Inc. magazine tracks three-years’ worth of growth. Over those three years, Michael Hyatt & Company grew 330 percent. We’re ranked 1,235 out of 5,000 who made the list. There are about 26 million businesses in America, so that’s quite an achievement. And we owe it to you.
The Struggle is Real
Based on years of interaction with my audience, I know you’re a well-educated, high achiever who wants to exceed the status quo in every area of life. And that’s important. Because when people like you reach your full potential,
- businesses have leaders people strive to emulate;
- our country is full of happy marriages;
- kids have their moms and dads at night; and
- you have the health and vitality necessary to fuel your dreams.
One intentional choice at a time, you make the world around you better.
But it isn’t easy, is it? Sometimes we feel like bad amateur plate spinners, just trying to keep it all going. As my daughters say, the struggle is real.
As a successful entrepreneur or leader, you feel as if life is coming at you faster than you can manage it. Time is short, your to-do list is long, and the important things never seem make the list, at least not as often as you want.
I understand those dynamics and have worked to create frameworks and tools to help high achievers cut through the distractions, stay productive, and make more margin in their lives for what matters most. And you’re the reason I do it.
We Grow When You Do
As I see it, we’re growing because you are—in at least three ways.
- Winning at work. I first started blogging and podcasting to share my insights about productivity. Over the years, I’ve learned and refined my discoveries into frameworks and tools like Free to Focus and the Full Focus Planner. Your investment in resources like these has propelled our business forward—and hopefully your life as well.
Succeeding at life. Life is interconnected. If you win at work but fail in the life’s other domains, you won’t be able to maintain that success. Eventually the bill comes due, and it’ll cost you your relationships, your health, and more.
You know that and strive for not only balance but forward momentum in all areas of life. Books like Living Forward and our 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever course (soon to be book!) have helped well over a hundred thousand people so far not only reach their goals, but also build healthy marriages, preserve margin, and invest in significant relationships and personal vitality.
Leading with confidence. When you’re winning at work and succeeding at life, you can lead from a place of confidence—and that only grows the more you step into it. And as I explain here, you learn you have the capabilities, resources, and strategies to overcome challenges and reach your objectives.
What I love most about this part of our business is that it’s an upward spiral. I see it all the time in our audience. As they get traction, their confidence tends to build and grow. What once seemed impossible becomes relatively easy. And then it’s time for bigger, more significant goals.
There’s one more part to this success story I want to mention because it exemplifies what I’ve said so far in another way.
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
I put a huge value on my team. There’s a reason Michael Hyatt & Company landed on the Inc. 5000 list. I couldn’t have served you to the level I have without the creativity, energy, and enthusiasm of my team.
I can’t tell you how much joy it gives me to see them winning at work, succeeding at life, and leading with confidence.
I’ve written before about the dangers of retirement. I can’t say it’s a temptation for me. Every day I come to work I get the chance to help leaders like you do what you do best, and work side-by-side with some of my favorite people in the world.