Your Best Year EVER - Summary

How are you doing on our January 2019 book? I hope you read it, It's a great book. It's not like those typical New Year's resolutions type of books. Michael writes this book very differently.

Michael Hyatt is the founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt and Company and it's a leadership development company that is dedicated to helping high achievers win at work and succeed in life. He is also an author of a USA Today bestseller book and he is just an incredible.

When you read this book, you will learn the following:

1. Why your beliefs shape your reality and how to change both.

This is one of the things that I love about this book because he starts with the foundation. The foundation which is our belief system. Until we believe it, nothing will happen. Even when setting goals it really starts from a position of believing that it is possible for you to achieve those goals, so he addresses that.

2. how both regret and gratitude lead to opportunities.

Oftentimes we don't want to think about the things that we regret because it's hurtful and it makes us sad, but sometimes we have to deal with our regrets and process them so we can move forward. It is so important to be grateful because it puts things into perspective. As long as we have breath we have hope.

3. how to create great goals that will help you design your future.

It's not just about 2019 but the rest of your life. Another thing that was important that I got out of this book is that you will learn how to master motivation and how to build a supportive social circle. It's really important to surround yourself with people who are like-minded, who support you, who encourage you as you are working towards achieving your goals. And lastly, once the foundation is set up right they will help you break up your plan into actionable steps. To learn more about those actionable steps by scrolling down this blog. I look forward to reading your comments below and talking to you soon.


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The author:

Michael Hyatt is the founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company, a leadership-development company dedicated to helping high achievers win at work and succeed at life. He is also the author of the USA Today best-seller Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World.


When you read this book you will learn the following

  • Why your beliefs shape your reality –– and how to change both.

  • How both regret and gratitude lead to opportunity.

  • To create great goals that will help you design your future.

  • To master motivation and to build a supportive social circle.

  • To break up your plan into actionable steps and to use Activation TriggersTM to stay on track.

The 5 Steps are

Step 1: Believe the Possibility

There’s an old saying, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes.” That’s especially true when we’re thinking of our personal histories.

Step 2: Complete the Past

After limiting beliefs, the next most common barrier we encounter is the past. Reflect on what happened and why it happened

Step 3: Design Your Future

Great results don’t just happen. You don’t usually drift to a destination you would have chosen

Step 4: Find Your Why

Step 4 is about the importance of identifying and connecting with the motivations for each of your goal

Step 5: Make It Happen

Make a plan

My favorite phrases from the book are:

1. Regret Reveals Opportunity

Regret is a form of information and reflecting on our missteps is critical to avoiding those missteps in the future

2. Gratitude Makes the Difference

Gratitude is a game of contrasts. Our circumstances look a certain way; then something happens to improve them. Gratitude happens when we take notice of the distance between the two.

3. Achievements and Habits Work Together

Both achievement and habit goals can help us design the future we want.

4. Achievement goals are focused on one-time accomplishment

5. Habit goals, on the other hand, involve regular, ongoing activity, such as a daily meditation practice, a monthly coffee date with a friend, or walking each day after lunch

Seven attributes of the SMARTER system:

1. Specific:

The first attribute of SMARTER goals is that they’re specific. Focus is power. Specific goals create a
channel for our problem-solving skills, effort and more.

2. Measurable: When the goal is measurable, we know the criteria for success.

3. Actionable: Goals are fundamentally about what you’re going to do. It’s essential to get clear on the primary
action when formulating your goals.

4. Risky
: By focusing on what’s supposedly realistic, we can inadvertently trigger our natural impulse to avoid loss and end up accomplishing less than we otherwise might have. We should set goals that stretch and challenge us.

5. Time-keyed: This could be a deadline, frequency or a time trigger.

6. Exciting: Only an exciting goal can access the internal motivation you need to stay the course and achieve
your goal.

7. Relevant: Limit yourself to seven to 10 goals that align with your life, your values and your ambitions.

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