10 Blogs I Read Every Week

and why you should too

I’ve become quite to blog reader over the last few months. If you’re anything like me, there’s so much great content out there it is overwhelming. I’m offering my top 10 blogs that I read on a regular basis (regular means when they post). Michael Hyatt’s – Intentional Leadership Blog Michael Hyatt is the former […]

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5 Reasons You Should Smile Everyday

A smile is recognized as a universal language. Genuine smiles echo a sense of hospitality and warmth, both keys to great leaders. Think back to a time when you were walking down the street and a stranger just smiled. Most likely, that smile caused you to smile, even if it was for a split second. Hopefully by […]

Reasons to Smile

91 Productivity Hacks To Improve Your Life

Have you ever wondered how some people get so much done in a week? I’m talking about the people who get their to-do lists done while you’re still working on your. The thing about time is everyone is given the same number. Getting things accomplished requires making smart decisions, calculated goals, and sometimes saying no to […]

Productivity Hacks
Platform: Get Noticed In A Noisy World

Platform: Get Noticed In A Noisy World (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2012)

Michael Hyatt’s 2012 New York Times Bestseller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World is a must read for anyone interested in building a platform. A platform could be anything from a product, service, cause, or even yourself. The online presence has made platforms easier than ever before. Follow Michael’s advice to help build up a solid stage to speak from.

Michael Hyatt, one of the top business bloggers in the world, provides down-to-earth guidance for building and expanding a powerful platform.

To be successful in the market today, you must possess two strategic assets: a compelling product and a meaningful platform. In this step-by-step guide, Michael Hyatt, former CEO and current Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishers, takes readers behind the scenes, into the new world of social media success. He shows you what best-selling authors, public speakers, entrepreneurs, musicians, and other creatives are doing differently to win customers in today’s crowded marketplace. Hyatt speaks from experience. He writes one of the top 800 blogs in the world and has more than 100,000 followers on Twitter. His large and growing platform serves as the foundation for his successful writing, speaking, and consulting practice.

In Platform, Hyatt will teach readers not only how to extend their influence, but also how to monetize it and build a sustainable career. The key? By building a platform. It has never been easier, less expensive, or more possible than right now. . .  The book includes:

  • proven strategies
  • easy-to-replicate formulas
  • practical tips

Social media technologies have changed everything. Now, for the first time in history, non-celebrities can get noticed―and win big!―in an increasingly noisy world.


Michael Hyatt is the author of Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want (Baker, 2016), which he wrote with Daniel Harkavy. It is Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller.

He is also the author of Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World (Thomas Nelson, 2012). It is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller.

Michael is the former Chairman & CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, now part of HarperCollins. He began his career at Word Publishing while a senior at Baylor University. In the 30 years since then, he has worked in nearly every facet of book publishing.

He is also an expert in the field of social media. His blog, MichaelHyatt.com, is ranked by Google in the top one-half percent of all blogs with more than one million page views a month. He has readers in more than two hundred countries. Recently, Forbes magazine named him one of “Top 10 Online Marketing Experts to Follow” and one of the “Top 50 Social Media Influencers.

His podcast, This Is Your Life, is consistently in the top ten in the Business category on iTunes and downloaded by more than 300,000 people a month. He has more than 270,000 followers on Twitter.

He is also the President and Founder of Platform University, an online membership community designed to give people the inspiration, coaching, and resources they need to get noticed in a noisy world. He is the creator of “5 Days to Your Best Year Ever,” a goal-setting course with more than 15,000 graduates.

While Michael loves his work, it is not the most important thing in his life. That position belongs to his family. He has been married to his wife, Gail for thirty-seven years. They have five daughters, four sons-in-law, and eight grandchildren. They live just outside of Nashville, Tennessee.

Are You Jealous?

Do you have a co-worker that you’re jealous of? Is it personal or professional? Do they have it all together, the dream house, sports car, perfect family? Or is it the best job, all the promotions, and raises? Is jealousy a good motivation for getting ahead? In today’s post, I discuss jealousy and try to […]

Jealous, Jealousy, Work, Envy, Covet

The Thing That Separates The Pros from The Amateurs

Ok, there may be more than one thing that separates the pros from the amateurs. In this post, I detail what really sets them apart and arguably could all be tied together. Consistency. Merriam-Webster defines consistency as “harmony of conduct or practice with profession”. The regularity of events makes some better than others. Regular runners […]

Consistency separates the professionals from the amateurs

Hey Coach: Put Me In

Odds are you’ve heard the phrase “Hey coach, put me in!”. This really resonates with the leadership style required for going forward. If you’re a leader, replace that with coach. Think of some of the great sports coaches in history. Adolph Rupp, John Wooden, Phil Jackson, Pat Summit, and Jimmie Johnson. Really, the list could […]

Coach or Mentor

The 21st Century Leader

5 Changes You Will Need To Make

Gone are the days of do as I say. The 20th Century was full of leaders who demanded people do things just because they said so, all the while they did the complete opposite. A 21st Century leader will need a transformation from the status quo to be successful. You ask, why should I have to […]

5 Things You Can Do To Attract Millennials

The Millennials are coming to an organization near you. Actually, they’re already here. Millennials account for an estimated 34% of the workforce. Over the next decade, estimates show Millennials will become 75% of the available workers. In 2016 alone, 3.6 million Boomers will retire. Are you prepared? Millennials have a lot to offer, but they […]