Special Edition: The Real Reason You’re Afraid to Set Goals for 2017 [Podcast]

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(And How to Beat It)

Welcome to this special edition of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Megan Hyatt Miller (my oldest daughter and Chief Operating Officer of Michael Hyatt & Company) and I discuss the real reason you’re afraid to set goals in 2017.

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We all know what it’s like to hesitate because we’re afraid of disappointment. But all of your greatest achievements and accomplishments are waiting for you on the other side of that hesitation. At some point, you have to move past it and jump in order to succeed. In today’s podcast, we’ll discuss four negative emotions that stop you from pursuing your goals and show you how to overcome them.

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Special Edition: The Top 10 Mistakes Derailing Your Goals [Podcast]

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(And How to Fix Them)

Welcome to this special edition of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Megan Hyatt Miller (my oldest daughter and Chief Operating Officer of Michael Hyatt & Company) and I discuss the top 10 mistakes that are derailing your goals.

Lost in the city

Goals are the solution we need to make meaningful progress in the areas that matter most. But there are some common pitfalls that can derail our performance and keep us from accomplishing those goals we’ve set. In today’s podcast, we’ll share the 10 most common mistakes that could sabotage your success so that you can avoid them right from the start.

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Special Edition: The One Essential Quality For Reaching Your Goals [Podcast]

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(Plus 5 Proven Techniques to Get It)

Welcome to this special edition of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Megan Hyatt Miller (my oldest daughter and Chief Operating Officer of Michael Hyatt & Company) and I discuss the one quality you absolutely must have in order to reach your goals.

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We all have major aspirations that will require long-term effort in order to succeed. And the fact of the matter is that we’ll never achieve those goals without cultivating persistence. In today’s podcast, I share 5 proven techniques you can use to build more tenacity and increase your odds of achieving your goals.

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Encore Episode: Why Accountability Is Vital for Leaders [Podcast]

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We completed Season 8 of “This is Your Life.” The podcast is currently on hiatus while we design a new and improved show. We’ll be airing some fan favorites in the meantime and will debut the new format in the new year. So stay tuned! Today, we have one of our most popular episodes to share with you. Enjoy this listener favorite!

In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss the topic of accountability in leadership. Most leaders avoid it. Real leaders embrace it.

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The reason is that taking responsibility for your attitudes, actions, and overall results is tremendously liberating. Attempting to avoid accountability—playing the victim—keeps you stuck.

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Encore Episode: The 3 Forces That Shape Character [Podcast]

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We completed Season 8 of “This is Your Life.” The podcast is currently on hiatus while we design a new and improved show. We’ll be airing some fan favorites in the meantime and will debut the new format in the new year. So stay tuned! Today, we have one of our most popular episodes to share with you. Enjoy this listener favorite!

In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss the importance of character and the forces that shape it.

Hands working on pottery wheel

Charisma may be useful in attracting a following, but it is largely useless when it comes to achieving a long-term, positive impact on the people and organizations we lead. For this, we need character. Effective leadership is an inside-out job.

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Encore Episode: What if the Barriers Were Only in Your Head? [Podcast]

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Defeating Limiting Beliefs in the 3 Major Areas of Life

We completed Season 8 of “This is Your Life.” The podcast is currently on hiatus while we design a new and improved show. We’ll be airing some fan favorites in the meantime and will debut the new format in the new year. So stay tuned! Today, we have one of our most popular episodes to share with you. Enjoy this listener favorite!

In this episode, Stu McLaren (who filled in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt) and I discussed how to defeat the beliefs that are holding you back.

Limiting Beliefs

Most of the things that hold us back are not external. They’re inside our heads and hearts, the limiting beliefs that keep us from making meaningful progress toward our goals—or even setting those goals to begin with.

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Encore Episode: How to Safeguard Your Most Important Asset [Podcast]

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4 Heart-Defending Disciplines

We completed Season 8 of our podcast last week. Today, we have one of our most popular episodes to share with you. Enjoy this listener favorite!

In this episode, Stu McLaren (who filled in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt) and I discussed the most important asset for leaders and how to safeguard it.

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It affects our perspective and purpose. It impacts how we interact with our teams, potential clients, and customers. What is this critical leadership asset? It’s our heart. Today I’m sharing four disciplines to keep it in shape.

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What to Do with Difficult Clients [Podcast S08E13]

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(And How to Attract Better Ones)

Welcome to Season 8, Episode 13 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss what to do with difficult clients.

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If you’ve ever been in a service-oriented business, you have likely dealt with the “high maintenance client.” This is the person who has unreasonable expectations and is often demanding, unrelenting, and never satisfied regardless of how hard you work to meet their expectations. In today’s podcast, I give you practical advice on how to handle these situations.

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Do You Really Want Work-Life Balance? [Podcast S08E12]

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The Surprising Alternative

Welcome to Season 8, Episode 12 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss the surprising alternative to achieving work-life balance.

Episode 12

There are more demands on our time and attention than ever before. Is it even possible to be successful in both your professional and personal life? I think so. In today’s podcast, we give you five suggestions for aligning your home and work life with your highest values.

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In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How to get crystal clear on your priorities.

  • The appointments that you probably aren’t setting but should be.

  • Key steps to aligning your practice with your priorities.

  • How to determine your non-negotiables and give them first place in your schedule.

Work-life balance is not a problem to solve; it’s a tension to manage.

—MICHAEL HYATT

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My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each week, I ask one question. This week, it is this:

Question: What changes are you going to make this week to make sure your weekly activities are in alignment with your priorities? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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About Us

Michael Hyatt is the author of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. Recognized by magazines like Forbes and Inc as an important online marketing and leadership expert, he’s also the founder of Platform University and 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever. Read more about him here.

Michele Cushatt is a popular speaker and author. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or her blog. She’s a three-time cancer survivor with a powerful, personal story. Listen to it here or read about it in her memoir, Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Imperfect Life.

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How to Quickly Create Killer Blog Posts [Podcast S08E11]

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My 7 Step System

Welcome to Season 8, Episode 11 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to quickly create killer blog posts.

Episode 11

Those of us who invest the time to write blog posts want to make sure our investment is well spent. We want to provide great content, but we have limited time. In today’s podcast, we give you a seven step system for getting the most traction with your blogging efforts.

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In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • The ONE thing you have to get right or nothing else in your article matters.

  • How to make your posts scannable for quicker digestion.

  • Why photos and design make a difference (and what you need to do to improve).

  • The best way to end every blog post so the conversation continues.

Anybody can get better at blogging if they’ll just become a student of what actually works.

—MICHAEL HYATT

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You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this episode here, courtesy of Ginger Schell, a professional transcriptionist, who does all my transcriptions.

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My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each week, I ask one question. This week, it is this:

Question: What changes are you going to make this week to improve your blogging workflow? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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In this episode we mentioned the following resources:

  • Free to Focus Productivity Summit Register now! These interviews with some of the world’s leading productivity experts will only be available September 1-8, 2016.

About Us

Michael Hyatt is the author of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. Recognized by magazines like Forbes and Inc as an important online marketing and leadership expert, he’s also the founder of Platform University and 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever. Read more about him here.

Michele Cushatt is a popular speaker and author. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or her blog. She’s a three-time cancer survivor with a powerful, personal story. Listen to it here or read about it in her memoir, Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Imperfect Life.

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