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.
One Simple and Proven Reason Gratitude is the Winning Attitude
Duke University’s Mike Krzyzewski is the winningest coach in college basketball. His players have won over a thousand games and five national championships. And I know his secret.
Before their 2015 tournament, Coach K and his players and coaches wrote the names of people who had helped them on a ball. They took it with them everywhere they went.
“Players started carrying the ball around—to team meals, on the plane, at practices, in the locker room,” Coach K told Success magazine. “Some of the guys even slept with it—had it right there with them in their rooms.”
Power amplifies who you are—the good, the bad, and the ugly. That means leaders have to be on their guard about certain temptations. I don’t know a single leader who has not dealt with at least one of these four.
6 Tactics for Powering Your Success by Expressing Thanks
Lona Collins is 107 years old. When a reporter asked what she does to stay young, she said gratitude. “Don’t go crabbin’,” she advised.
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Most of us know about the gratitude advantage. Research shows that expressing thanks leads to lower stress, better relationships, improved health, and more. But there’s one place we’re unlikely to express gratitude—work.
5 Gifts for Building a Great Relationship with Your Spouse
If I had a dollar for every time people asked my wife, Gail, how she lives with an entrepreneur, I wouldn’t have to be one. Scratch that. I would probably figure out how to get more people to ask the question. (Sorry, I can’t help myself!)
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Being an entrepreneur is part of who I am. And that creates some interesting challenges and opportunities in our marriage. If you are—or are married to—an entrepreneur, corporate executive, ministry leader, or any other kind of driven, “Type A” personality, you know what I mean.
Life comes at us in waves. Sometimes the surge ripples gently by. Other times it can pound the daylights out of us and leave us gasping for breath. How do we respond when that happens?
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I live with my family in Colorado so my kids are more familiar with soaring mountains and sweeping plains than surge and swirl of ocean surf. But several months ago, while visiting my parents in Nevada, we decided to hop across California and see the beach.
As I said in my review Monday, Undone is one of the best memoirs I’ve ever read. It’s a book that will give you clarity, courage, and the commitment we always talk about on this podcast. More than anything, it will help us see that our lives our a gift.
Michele is one of the most gifted communicators I know. I love the way she tells stories, shares insights, and reveals her fears and hopes in her speaking, blogging, and every week on my podcast. She’s what Brené Brown calls “wholehearted.”
But I can’t think of any place her talent and hard-won skill shines as brightly as in her new book.
Every year we hear news about people who suffer from holiday or seasonal blues. More than just hearing about them, a large number actually experience them. I certainly have.
For some, it’s about relational rifts and resentments. For others, including me, it’s about diminishing daylight and getting less exercise—at least that has been the case for me in the past. Since discovering this about myself, I’ve been intentional about addressing it.