Episode #196: 5 Steps to Achieving Your Most Important Goals

With Your Best Year Ever author Michael Hyatt

To say I’ve been anticipating sitting down with today’s guest for a long time would be a major understatement.

Since Read to Lead began back in mid-2013, Michael Hyatt has been on my short list of people to seek out. If you’ve ever read my About Page, you know his is among the names I’ve included as having influenced my personal growth and development over the years.

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He’s even responsible for helping me name the show, though he didn’t know it at the time. You see, it was Michael who I first heard say, “Leaders read and readers lead,” and “Leaders are readers.”

When I was trying to decide what to call this podcast I’d conceived, I remembered back to those quotes and quickly realized the show’s name was hidden in there somewhere.

Today, Michael is here to talk about a subject I believe he’s better-suited to speak on that just about anyone I know.  That subject is goal setting.

Michael’s new book, out today, is called Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals. In a word, it’s incredible!

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In today’s episode, I ask Michael to share about:

  • What makes this book different from the hundreds of others on the topic
  • We’ll dive into his SMARTER goal-setting framework, an improvement on the well known SMART version
  • Of course, we’ll discuss his 5-step plan.
  • …and plenty more!

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Michael‘s Latest Book

You can order Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals right now!

Michael in Action

Books Michael Recommends

The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz

The Revenge of Analogue: Real Things and Why They Matter by David Sax

How We Got to Now: Six Innovations that Made the Modern World by Steve Johnson

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil Degrasse Tyson

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg

Check Out These Resources Mentioned

Michael mentioned by StrengthsFinder and the Enneagram personality tests.

Michael also mentioned the running program he followed when preparing for his first half marathon.

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