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.

Advice to New CEOs [Podcast S07E05]

(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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"You can't get to where you want to go, unless you start with where you are." -Michael Hyatt

From my book, Living Forward. Click here for my complete collection of quote card images.

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.

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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5 Strategies for Building New Habits [Podcast S07E04]

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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What kind of legacy will you leave?

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Navigating Life in a Sea of Uncertainty

How to Steer with Confidence Through the Chaos

The current presidential election has put millions of Americans in a panic. I get it. No matter who you’re voting for, there’s a lot of troubling news.

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And that’s just the election. Throw economic and international instability into the mix, and sometimes it can feel like we’re being swept along in a powerful current, headed to a destination we aren’t sure we want to go to.

How to Get Above the Fray and Chart a Better Course

3 Ways a Life Plan Can Point You Where You Want to Go

I love the ocean. Being out on the water fishing is a thrill, and you can see for miles. But being just a few feet above the waves makes all the difference.

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Jump overboard and you suddenly have trouble seeing much at all. You’re bobbing up and down. The waves are coming at you, blocking your view. It’s extremely disorienting.

You’re using all your effort just to stay above the waves and strain for visibility. And there are times when life feels like that, right?