Michael Hyatt shares the importance of morning routines and scheduling and journaling – BTTDL004



This week I’m joined by Michael HyattNew York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. He is also the former Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the seventh largest trade book publishing company in the U.S. He is also a very influential blogger at MichaelHyatt.com, and podcaster with his show This Is Your Life.

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  • http://stevansheets.com navets

    Best episode so far, Erik! Love Michael Hyatt’s perspectives!
    15-minutes of silence to start his morning?!?!

    • http://twitter.com/ErikJFisher ErikJFisher

       @navets I know! But, I will say this, I tried it after he said that, and it really did set the tone for the day. 

  • http://www.christopherbattles.net/ Christopher Battles

    I did listen to it twice.  Starting the day is really key.  Those few hours fly away quickly if not kept in tow. 
    You did a good job on asking questions and making sure it applied to people with children and such.
    Thank you Erik.
    K, bye

    • http://twitter.com/ErikJFisher ErikJFisher

       @Christopher Battles It really is key. You notice it’s the question I have asked everyone so far. 

      • http://www.christopherbattles.net/ Christopher Battles

         @ErikJFisher I did.  It is a good skill to ask what it was like when Michael and Gail had children at home to make sure more of your audience can relate.
        K, bye

  • DallonChristensen

    Whoops! Bad entry below.
    It was good to hear Michael Hyatt as the interviewee! He really does seem to have a strong method down (even though he doesn’t think he does, I disagree!). I really like his idea of assigning themes for each day. I’m starting to do that in my own work week. For example, I teach a three-hour course on Fridays starting at 10:30 AM CT. I’m going to devote that day, particularly the afternoon, to that class and media editing. I’ll keep my Thursdays open for regular meetings with clients. I’ll try to keep my Tuesdays open for writing projects, etc. 
    Since I’m a dad with two young boys, being steadfast with my time is really, really important. I loved how Michael discussed how work tends to expand to available time. I am trying hard to unplug at the end of each day! Very good interview, @ErikJFisher !

    • http://twitter.com/ErikJFisher ErikJFisher

       @DallonChristensen Glad you liked the episode. I too, as I write this am about to do a quick brain dump at the end of the day at work, so I can leave it here and give my full attention to my family this evening. 

  • Kacey

    I’m really enjoying your podcast. I saw it mentioned on Michael Hyatt’s blog and have since listened to nearly every episode (including #000). So much great info that I have a hard time picking my favorite. I’m curious as to whether you’re planning to add a female perspective at some point.

    • ErikJFisher

      Kacey, Thanks for listening! Yes, in fact the next episode is one of three female interviews I have so far. The schedule just worked out that way.

  • http://www.razorsocial.com/ Ian Cleary

    Hi Erik, I listened to the first podcast this morning following a recommendation from Mike Stelzner on his podcast. I thought it was excellent. I arrived in to work and sit still for 10 minutes after listening to it!!!

    Looking forward to listening to more!


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