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31 minutes | 2 days ago
#109: 3 Challenges in Managing Change
Has this ever happened to you? You’re excited about a new project or initiative, and you can’t wait to share it with your team. But when you do, you see nothing but crossed arms and blank stares. They’re not hostile. But they’re not sharing your enthusiasm either. What gives? Based on our experience in several businesses—large and small—we’ve learned some things about introducing change. There are three distinct challenges you must overcome to enroll your team in the future. In this episode, we’ll show you what they are, and how to blow past them. You’ll go from wondering if you’re really on the right track to feeling confident and empowered about the future. In this episode you will— Understand why change is necessary in any growing business. Learn the top three things people fear when encountering change. Find out the two (competing) needs that all of your team members have. Gain a powerful strategy for rolling out change in an organization. See the very best way to handle pushback on change proposals. Be empowered to introduce change in a way that brings acceptance and builds momentum. Remember to check out our new tool, The Ideal Work and Life Designer. Download it for free at michaelhyatt.com/designer.
32 minutes | 9 days ago
#108: 4 Ways to Make Reading Fun Again
As a leader, you know you should be developing a consistent reading habit, but you struggle to prioritize reading. Here’s the good news—the problem isn’t what you’re reading, it’s how and why you’re reading. In today’s episode, Michael and Megan identify four purposes for reading. If you adopt them, you’ll fall in love with reading again. You’ll be swimming in new ideas and feel on top of your game. In this episode, you’ll discover: Why comprehension and retention are not the most important goals when reading How many books Michael, Megan, & Larry read each year (you might be surprised!) Suggestions for capturing ideas when you’re listening to audiobooks The impact of reading on your social life and relationships Why you need to read books that you may not necessarily agree with Pros and cons of physical, ebook, and audio formats One thing leaders absolutely must have (that reading provides) For full show notes, visit https://michaelhyatt.com/4-ways-to-make-reading-fun-again/.
24 minutes | 16 days ago
#151: How to Take Care of Your Team Right Now
2021 has arrived—and we’re still navigating the prolonged effects of the pandemic. You’ve probably seen the impact on your team. But their productivity feels more important than ever. How can you do what’s best for your team and your company? The answer might surprise you. Taking care of your team isn’t just an exercise in integrity and altruism. It’s a smart business strategy. As Megan and Michael make the case for why caring well for your team builds your business, you’ll be challenged to lead from a place of greater empathy and intentionality. In this episode, you’ll discover— An experiment undertaken at Michael Hyatt &Co. The power of benefits to communicate care How company culture shapes retention and recruitment Why you’re probably measuring productivity the wrong way A reminder that we care when people care about us This episode of Lead to Win is brought to you by our goal-setting course, Your Best Year Ever. Discover how you can create a better 2021 no matter what. Claim your copy today at bestyearever.me.
27 minutes | 23 days ago
#150: You Need a Goal, Not A Resolution
2020 is coming to an end. Before us is a year full of possibility and opportunity, and we have agency to influence what happens. But if you want 2021 to be your best year ever, follow this advice: Don’t create resolutions. Set goals instead. As Michael and Megan unpack why goals, not resolutions, are what your year needs, you’ll discover how to move from good intentions to effective action. They’ve helped thousands of people achieve their goals, but it’s their personal stories that drive the lessons home. Don’t drift to where you didn’t intend to go. Design 2021 to be your best year ever. In this episode, you’ll discover— The power of the “fresh-start” effect The differences between resolutions and goals A brief overview of the SMARTER framework Why you shouldn’t “settle” as you create your goals for 2021 The unexpected way Michael and Megan discovered their spouses This episode of Lead to Win is brought to you by Your Best Year Ever Live, a virtual event to help you set powerful goals for the new year. Claim your seat today at bestyearever.me.
29 minutes | a month ago
#149: Setting Goals for A Well-Rounded Future
It’s the time of year we look around and remember what matters most—and look ahead and decide where we want to go next. That means it’s time to talk about goals. Most people set goals surrounding work and money. But we’re more than what we do or what we earn. We’re whole people, and we’re at our best when our growth is well-rounded. As you prepare to set goals in multiple life domains, Megan and Michal will offer tips for avoiding common mistakes, tools you can leverage, and an encouragement to dream bigger. In this episode, you’ll discover— A challenge to focus on your agency instead of what’s outside your control The power of asking yourself a simple question: “What do I want?” How to know where to focus your energy A good rule of thumb to ensure you’re not doing too much How you can give the gift of transformation this year Want to take the LifeScore Assessment? You’ll find it at bestyearever.me/lifescore. This episode of Lead to Win is brought to you by Your Best Year Ever Live, a virtual event to help you set powerful goals for the new year. Claim your seat today at bestyearever.me.
30 minutes | a month ago
#148: How to Take Small Steps to Accomplish Big Goals
When the tasks before us are too big, we tend to procrastinate until we give up or hustle until we burn out. Either way, it’s discouraging. It can be tempting to play it safe and set “more manageable” goals. But when we do, we undermine our motivation and our success. The solution? Breaking bigger goals into smaller steps. Michael and Megan’s exploration of this counterintuitive approach is rich with real-life examples and practical insight. They’ll reveal why small steps are so essential and how to leverage the power of incremental change. In this episode, you’ll discover— Why little actions take you further The importance of progress to your sense of confidence How you know a task is small enough The relationship between instant gratification and procrastination Why we could all benefit from being like a tortoise This episode of Lead to Win is brought to you by our goal-setting course, Your Best Year Ever. Discover how you can create a better 2021 no matter what. Claim your copy today at bestyearever.me.
35 minutes | a month ago
#147: Action Steps for a More Purposeful Life
When we’re living with purpose, we experience greater meaning. But how can we discover our purpose? It’s a flawed question. Because purpose isn’t discovered. It’s cultivated. That means you have the power to take actions that lead to a more meaningful life. In this episode, Michael and Megan reflect on the sources of meaning in their own lives, taking a cue from Victor Frankl’s Man’s Search For Meaning. Vulnerable and insightful, this conversation will prompt you to think differently about where you’ve been and where you want to go. In this episode, you’ll discover— Why your situation doesn’t have to change for you to experience more meaning How suffering can be redeemed to shape who you become A Finding Nemo quote that will change the way you view parenting An invitation to connect the mundane to a meaningful big picture Why difficult goals elevate your sense of purpose and change who you become
29 minutes | 2 months ago
Bonus: Why Platforms Matter Now More Than Ever
If you have a message, you need a platform. We'll cover why—and how to get started. Joining Michael & Megan is Pete Vargas, the CEO of Advance Your Reach and the new owner of Platform University. For more information, visit www.platformuniversity.com.
35 minutes | 2 months ago
#146: Don’t Sabotage Your Company With This Oversight
If you want your company the grow, the solution probably isn’t a better strategy. Your leadership is the cap of your company. If you’re not growing, your company won’t be, either—with consequences for your results, your team, and your impact on the world. The good news is that your growth is within your control. As Michael and Megan unpack their own journeys of growth, you’ll be encouraged to take ownership of where you are and where you’re headed. When you do, your breakthroughs will change your life and your company for the better. In this episode, you’ll discover— Why you might be the problem—and the solution How to know when you’ve grown “enough” The importance of a leader’s ability to sell a vision Why the discomfort zone leads to change Three practical steps for accelerating your growth To join us for our free Take Back the Future webinar, visit leadto.win/takeback.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
#145: Grateful: A Look Back at Our Story
The holidays are supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year—but inevitably, the season feels chaotic. It seems impossible to really be present when so much is happening. And being spread thin can undermine your productivity during the most important quarter of the year. It doesn’t have to feel like the next few weeks are happening to you. We’ve identified four steps to help you thrive this holiday season. When you follow them, you’ll stop being swept away and start being present for what matters most. In this episode, you’ll discover— How to set and communicate realistic expectations Why you may need to adapt your habits Tips for making sure your most important priorities happen The advantage of resisting FOMO and exercising your “No” muscle A special segment with a guest caller that will leave you looking forward to your quarterly preview This episode of Lead to Win is brought to you by Michael Hyatt & Company's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale. Visit michaelhyatt.com/blackfriday to get up to 50% off select products today.
32 minutes | 2 months ago
#144: Your Habits Should Change with Seasons
Your habits exist to work for you. But sometimes, it doesn’t seem that way. Changes in your family or job can make once-helpful habits impossible. You don’t have time for them, but you feel like you should. If habits are supposed to help you, why do you feel so frustrated? Change is inevitable. And good habits are still possible. You can recalibrate your habits to fit where you are now. As Megan and Michael discuss how they’ve adapted their habits over time, you’ll learn how to take stock of your life, notice what’s working and what isn’t, and create realistic habits that leave you feeling encouraged, not defeated. You can leverage the power of habits—no matter your stage of life. In this episode, you’ll discover— Signs it might be time to downsize your habits How often you need to reconsider the habits you’ve created Why small habits aren’t incompatible with big goals Proof that no habit is sacred, not even date night Permission to stick with what works and drop the rest
31 minutes | 2 months ago
#143: The Keys to Creating Habits that Last
The ability to establish habits is a powerful skill—but too many people give up only a few weeks in. It’s bound to happen when you fail to harness one of your most important assets in habit creation: your why. Staying connected with the reason you started can be the difference between giving up and pressing on. In this episode, Megan and Michael discuss the practices that keep your why top-of-mind. When you master these practices, you’ll move from dropping out of the race to finishing with flying colors. End the habit frustration and start experiencing the impact of incremental change. In this episode, you’ll discover— Why forgetting your why undermines your success Stories of how habit motivations change over time Permission to stop striving for habit perfection Why celebration is vital for progress How to leverage tools in the Full Focus Planner to create habits that last This episode of Lead to Win is brought to you by our new Full Focus Journal and Black Executive Pocket planner. Get them today at leadto.win/journal.
29 minutes | 3 months ago
#142: 3 Reasons Why Your Habits Matter
Whether you notice them or not, you have habits. Some—like sleeping through your alarm or cutting it close on your deadlines—undermine your success. Others chart a path towards achieving your goals. In this episode, Megan and Larry delve into the power of habits. They explore how habits simplify your life by leveraging the power of automation. They identify how habits can help or hinder your most important work. And, they explore why it’s true that what you do shapes who you are. When you leverage the power of habits, you’ll stop wasting energy on repetitive decisions, gain momentum around achieving your goals, and take actionable steps toward becoming the leader you want to be. In this episode, you’ll discover— Examples of simple habits you can automate How creating habits helps save you time and energy Why habits might be the key to meeting your achievement goal What makes creating chains of habits so effective How creating habits helps lead to personal transformation This episode of Lead to Win is brought to you by Michael Hyatt's Countdown to 2021. Join this exclusive newsletter and free community of like-minded achievers who are committed to turning 2020's disappointments into 2021's greatest successes. Learn more at leadto.win/countdown.
31 minutes | 3 months ago
Bonus: The 6 Types of Working Genius
Have you ever wondered why some kinds of work excite you, while others drive you crazy? Why the magic always happens when you get one specific group of people together? Or why there's a gap on the team you can't quite place? You need to learn about Working Genius. In this episode, Michael is joined by Patrick Lencioni to unpack his newest tool, "The 6 Types of Working Genius." This framework helps you identify what kinds of work you should be doing to align to your strengths. By aligning your workdays, teams, and company with the working genius of your people, you maximize contributions and minimize frustration. The result? Higher job satisfaction, better collaboration, and increased productivity. This tool is already revolutionizing teams around the world — is yours next? In this episode you'll discover— The 6 types of working genius Why awareness of working genius creates communication How to appreciate the contributions other geniuses make The danger of teams with homogenous types Why this tool is only $25—and how you can get it half price! To take the assessment, visit www.workinggenius.com and make sure to use the promo code "WIN" for 50% off!
30 minutes | 3 months ago
#141: Why Every Leader Needs a Hobby
You love your work. But when you concentrate your attention and energy solely in your work, you actually undermine your success. You narrow your perspective. You become more prone to burnout. And, you stunt your learning. The solution? Find a hobby. In this episode, Michael and Megan discuss what makes hobbies so important. They explore how hobbies improve your problem-solving, ignite your creativity, promote continuous growth, and reduce your stress. By adopting a hobby, you’ll stop getting caught one-track thinking and become a more versatile leader. In this episode, you’ll discover— How to adapt your expectations for hobbies to your life stage Why lateral thinking makes you a better problem solver What makes play so powerful Why being a beginner makes you a better leader How decreasing your stress improves your performance
34 minutes | 3 months ago
#140: Four Mindsets to Drive Your Success
The ability to navigate the business world with nimbleness and grit can be the difference between devastating loss and wild success. Entrepreneurs have cracked the code on how to adapt and persevere. Their success is rooted in their thinking—and mindsets are skills you can develop. That’s why in this episode, Michael and Megan unpack four of the eight essential mindsets of entrepreneurs: ownership, resourcefulness, risk tolerance, and resilience. They address what these mindsets look like, why they matter, and how you can cultivate them in your life and on your team. By upgrading your thinking, you’ll move from being stuck in ruts you don’t even see to crafting solutions that make a difference for your business and customers. In this episode, you’ll discover— What makes the shift from “It’s not my job” to “How can I fix it?” so powerful How to better leverage your resources with one simple question Why playing it safe is riskier than taking the risk How to create an environment in which it’s safe to fail Why 2020 might just be the best thing that’s happened to your capacity for resilience This episode of Lead to Win is brought to you by Michael Hyatt's new book, Entrepreneurs Will Save the World. Discover how anyone can build the resilient mindset of a entrepreneur. Learn more at leadto.win/entrepreneurs.
23 minutes | 3 months ago
BONUS: The Mindset Advantage with Amy Porterfield
In this bonus episode, Michael talks with Amy Porterfield about the advantages of having an entrepreneurial mindset. This conversation is just one of a series of conversations that Michael had with successful business leaders as he seeks to understand what makes a winning mindset. To hear the whole series, you can opt into the Countdown to 2021 community at michaelhyatt.com/countdown. Also, remember to check out
31 minutes | 3 months ago
#139: Why Entrepreneurs Matter Now More Than Ever
The initial shock has faded and the dust has begun to settle. As you look at your business and the economy, you find yourself wondering how to move forward. How can we rebuild? And what’s your part to play? The answer might surprise you. We need more entrepreneurs. In this episode, Megan and Michael talk about the importance and lessons of entrepreneurs. They unpack three reasons entrepreneurs really will save the world, and how you can alter your thinking to follow their lead. You’ll move from feeling discouraged and disoriented to excited about emerging possibilities. You’ll start noticing problems that need solving and believing that the best is yet to come. In this episode, you’ll discover— What makes someone an entrepreneur How entrepreneurs contribute to the public good Why the solution to big problems isn’t more resources How to start becoming more entrepreneurial Why we can be hopeful about the “new normal” we’re headed toward For more, visit leadto.win/entrepreneurs.
29 minutes | 3 months ago
#138: How Life Works: An Empowering Model
You’re not satisfied with the results you’re seeing. You’ve tried fine-tuning strategies and revisiting your decisions. You know you’re not just a victim of your circumstances. But what are you supposed to do now? You don’t just need to alter your actions. You need to rewire your thinking. In this episode, Megan and Michael discuss how to move toward a more empowering, engaged way of interacting with the world. It all starts with how you think. They’ll synthesize the work by development leaders such as Brooke Castillo and Dan Sullivan, challenging you to take a closer look at the recipe that has led to your results. By training yourself to think differently, you’ll finally stop feeling exasperated and start experiencing breakthroughs. In this episode, you’ll discover— Why you shouldn’t believe everything you think How to start noticing your thoughts What questions to start asking to train your brain to think differently Why your thoughts become self-fulfilling prophecies How to adopt a more empowered way of relating to the world
33 minutes | 4 months ago
#137: Unleash the Power of Constraints
You never could have expected it. The diagnosis, the accident, the pandemic, the family crisis, the job loss. You knew where you wanted to go and how to get there. Then the rules changed. Now, you’re chafing under the new restrictions and longing to return to what used to be normal. But what if constraints are exactly where new possibilities lie? In this episode, Micheel and Megan model embracing restraints. They reveal how boundaries create freedom and new rules drive innovation. Their stories of breakthrough will challenge you to move from “If only…” to “What does this make possible?” This shift won’t just empower you to adapt. It will unlock new possibilities you never could have anticipated. In this episode, you’ll discover— Questions you can ask to identify new opportunities True stories of profitable changes that resulted from new constraints How to pivot from from fighting constraints to finding new ways forward Why a shorter workday might be the key to enhancing your productivity Insight into creating a culture that embraces constraints
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