What Robert De Niro Taught Me About Leadership

10 Traits of Highly Effective Mentors

I’m always surprised by what I learn at the movies. I go to be entertained. But many times I walk out of the theater with insights I can put to work in my life.

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Over the weekend Gail and I saw the new Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway comedy, The Intern. It was great.

10 Reasons You’re Hesitating About Platform University

And Why You Can’t Afford to Wait Any Longer

Twice a year I open registration to Platform University for one week and one week only. And today’s your last chance to join until next year. But you’re hesitating.

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Why? I can think of ten key reasons. All I’m asking is a chance to address these very common objections.

4 Easy Steps to Affair-Proof Your Marriage [Podcast S05E12]

How to Protect What Matters Most

Welcome to Season 5, Episode 12 of the This Is Your Life podcast. Stu McLaren is filling in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt. In this episode, we discuss proven strategies to protect your marriage.

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Today’s world is full of crumbling marriages. I’m sure we’d all agree there are few things as important as rich, stable family life. But to protect what matters most, we have to be intentional. And the four steps we cover today are the best place to start.

But first, an announcement: Beginning today, I’m moving my podcast from Wednesdays to Mondays. Same great content, now just two days earlier.

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"Let your dreams be bigger than your fears, your actions louder than your words, and your faith stronger than your feelings." -Unknown

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Everything You Fear About Platforms Is Wrong

How One Critic Got It 180-degrees Backward—and Why It Matters for the Rest of Us

Every now and then I read something so ridiculous I think, this must be a joke. But then I read deeper and realize, no, sadly, the writer is serious.

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That happened to me the other day when I read an article about why platform-building supposedly “threatens to throttle the church.”

The Treasure in the Trials [Podcast S05E11]

A Simple Question That Will Change Your Life

Welcome to Season 5, Episode 11 of the This Is Your Life podcast. Stu McLaren is filling in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt. In this episode, we discuss how to discover the treasures in the trials we all experience.

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No one gets through life without setbacks, and most of us face some kind of trial on a regular basis. Here’s one question you can ask that can turn the experience from a negative to a positive.

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Get My ‘Evernote Hacks for Bloggers’: Free to Anyone Who Registers for Platform University Today

One of the biggest struggles I hear from platform builders is that they can’t find time to post consistently.

I’ve faced this myself, but I’ve also found the solution. I use Evernote to blog consistently, efficiently, and effectively. And now I’m making my personal workflows, tips, and workarounds available to you in my step-by-step screencast and ebook, Evernote Hacks for Bloggers.

This exclusive resource reveals how you can:

  • Save time with six of the most common blogging tasks.
  • Create a system that allows you to produce better, more effective content.
  • Do it all without tons of technical knowhow. Just about anyone can use this system.

Evernote Hacks for Bloggers not only pairs my step-by-step video instruction with downloadable guidebook, it also includes my personal Evernote blogging template I use for my own posts.

And it’s available free to anyone who registers for Platform University today, October 21. Act fast, because this offer goes away after 11:59 P.M. Pacific.

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It’s Time to Experience the Impact You Were Meant to Have

Public Registration for Platform University is Open for One Week Only

The reaction to my video series, Skyrocket Your Impact, has been phenomenal. People are really excited about how simple it is to close the Value Gap and generate more traffic, greater influence, and bigger impact for their message.

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And here’s the great news: What we revealed in the videos is only the beginning. If you feel like your message could reach more people, do more good, and even generate significant income, now’s your chance to join the one online community that can help you accelerate your growth and make your mark.

How? Through focused training, insider tips, and an engaged group of committed platform-builders just like you.

To gain access to premium, video coaching on growing your platform sign up for Platform University. Public registration is only open for a week. Click here for more information.

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How to Maximize a Windfall

4 Ways to Profit from the Happy Accidents of Life

Sometimes the best things that happen to us come totally out of the blue. We don’t plan them, seek them, or try to make them happen. They just show up. So how do we make the most of these happy accidents?

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One of my team members was telling me about a biography of the essayist Montaigne. It’s called How to Live by Sarah Bakewell, and it was a big bestseller a few years ago. But here’s what’s amazing. It all started as a fluke.

In the back of the book, Bakewell says she discovered Montaigne because she was traveling in Europe and the only thing she could find on the train in English was a copy of his Essays. This is going to be terrible, she thought. But no. Not only was the book highly entertaining, it also created the possibility for a whole new direction in her life.

"The more success you experience, the more lives you can change." -Michael Hyatt

From my new FREE video series, “Skyrocket Your Platform”. Watch here.

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Don’t Let the Value Gap Sabotage Your Message [Free Video Series]

Discover the Tweaks That Will Skyrocket Your Traffic, Influence, and Impact

If you’re looking to skyrocket your impact, it’s imperative to identify your Value Gap and close it fast. And here’s the good news: My free new video series will show you exactly how.

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Communication is simple: There’s what you say and what others hear. But they don’t always sync up, do they? The Value Gap is what exists when your audience fails to “get” the value you think you’re providing. And it happens to all of us.

The good news is that there are eight simple tweaks you can make that will close this gap, allow you to be heard, and create the impact your message deserves.

My new three-part video series Skyrocket Your Impact will help you create momentum for your message—whether you’re just starting or you want to grow your existing following into a full-­time business. Registration is free, and Video 2 goes live today. Click here to find out more and get instant access.

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