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June 11, 2019
#075: How to Delegate Even If You Don’t Have a Team
Feeling overwhelmed? Wow, do we know what that’s like! When you’re caught in that whirlwind of tasks, it feels like you’re downrange at Top Golf! You’re pelted with a new to-do item every few seconds. It’s even worse when you don’t have a staff. With no one to delegate to, you just fall further and further behind. But there’s another way! Though we have a good-sized staff now, it wasn’t always that way. We know what it’s like to work alone or with limited help. And we can tell you that it is possible to delegate even if you don’t have a staff! The first thing you have to do is change your mindset. Once you begin to see the possibilities, you’ll find nearly endless opportunities to offload work. Believe it or not, even as a line-level staffer or solopreneur, you have options! Here’s a Peek Inside the Episode How to overcome the hurdle of “I need to do it myself.” How the Eisenhower Matrix can triage your to-do list. Solid definitions of “fake work” and “downhill work.” How to use AI to delegate routine tasks to your computer. How custom signatures can save you a ton of time on responding to email. Tips on negotiating out of previous commitments. How to get “volunteer” help from coworkers. Solid solutions for on-demand hiring. How to get your boss to say yes to more resources. Three easy steps to say no gracefully. Tips for saying no to your boss on new projects. Once you’ve listened to the episode, here’s what we hope you’ll do. Just try it. Pick one of these ideas and put it to work in your business. We think you’ll be blown away by the results! Let’s Get Social! We absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. Right now, we’re hooked on Instagram. And yes, we do personally post and respond on these accounts! This is a great way to hear our latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and even see a few pictures baby pictures of Naomi, the latest addition to the family! Connect with us @michaelhyatt and @meghmiller. Resources Mentioned in This Episode SaneBox email manager Spark email and calendar manager Magic Belay Solutions Fancy Hands InstaCart Recommendation Briefing Form “Need Help? Here’s How to Ask for It” Lead to Win episode “How to Get Your Boss to Say Yes, Part 1” by Michael Hyatt “How to Get Your Boss to Say Yes, Part 2” by Michael Hyatt “How to Get Your Boss to Say Yes, Part 3” by Michael Hyatt  
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32 min
June 4, 2019
#074: Have the Right Meetings
Ugh, another meeting! Do you know the feeling? We sure do. We’ve sat through our share of bad meetings. But would you believe we actually love meetings now? It’s true. We got so sick of lousy meetings that we decided to do something about it. When we founded this company, we determined that meetings were going to be something more than a necessary evil. We wanted to make meetings productive and engaging, like they were meant to be. So we created a meeting rhythm and cadence that ensures we have just the right number of meetings, that they all have a clear purpose, and that they don’t get bogged down or pulled off track. And it works! Our meetings are enjoyable because we all know why we’re there, that the outcome is important, and it’ll be worth our time. We love meetings—and you can too! In this episode, we show you how to structure your meetings for maximum engagement and results. We’ve also got two free tools that will make it much easier to structure your meetings. (See the links below.) This episode of Lead to Win is brought to you by The Focused Leader 1-Day Intensive. To focus your leadership, claim your ticket to our September 5 intensive before June 15, when our earlybird pricing expires. Find out more at leadto.win/intensive. Here’s a Peek Inside This Episode Learn what we consider the worst of all possible meetings. [2:22] How to structure one-on-one’s with your direct reports. [3:58] Why it’s not okay to cancel one-on-one meeting. [5:36] How to structure a one-on-one so it doesn’t ramble. [6:40] How to get direct reports to provide information you need in advance of meeting. [7:32] Why it’s important to ask for the “bottom line” up front in a meeting briefing [10:00] How to structure workgroup meetings and why they are essential. [11:51] Examples of workgroup meetings we hold at Michael Hyatt & Co. [12:50] Who drives agenda for workgroup meetings, and what’s the guiding principle? [15:28] The biggest mistakes you can make in a work group meeting. [16:45] Learn the 3 reasons to have all-hands meetings [19:36] See why all-team meetings are vital for maintaining engagement. [18:39] The kinds of training Michael Hyatt & Co. offers to team members. [19:35] How quarterly meetings drive goal achievement. [20:43] Which company meetings should include spouses, and why. [23:07] How to structure annual celebrations for celebration and morale building. [23:50] Why we particularly loves the annual team gathering. [24:41] Best practices for all-team meetings. [26:32] We hope this episode will be a game-changer for the meeting culture of your company. We’re totally serious. Make the changes we suggest here, and you’ll start to look forward to meetings because they produce the outcomes that drive your business forward. How About a Shout Out! Team, if you’re enjoying these podcasts, give us a shout out on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews are the primary way new listeners find this show. Please leave a rating right now, and we’d be super grateful if you’d also write a brief review. Good, bad, or indifferent, we’d love to hear your feedback on this program. Not sure how to leave a rating? Follow this easy tutorial. Thanks! Resources from This Episode No Fail Meetings by Michael Hyatt “5 Ways to Hold Shorter Meetings” by Michael Hyatt “How to Ensure You Never Have a Terrible Meeting” by Michael Hyatt Recommendation Briefing Form Effective Meeting Blueprint Free Resource! The Focused Leader One-Day Intensive
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31 min
May 28, 2019
#073: How to Create a Company People Are Begging to Join
To build a winning company, you need a winning team. A-players can skyrocket your success, and nothing will tank momentum faster than adding a B- or C-level player to the mix. We all seem to know that at some level. But when it’s time to hire, we always seem to be in a hurry. We feel some unstated urgency to keep the seats filled and the machine running. That almost always leads to a bad hire, as we’ve learned the hard way! But there is a way to make recruiting easier, and we’ll tell you about it on today’s episode. We really like this episode because it’s a chance to showcase some of the initiatives we’ve created around recruiting and retention. More than that, it’s a subject we’re really passionate about. We love our team, and we believe they are the secret to our success. After listening to this episode, we hope you’ll agree that your people truly are your number-one asset. And? You’ll have the insight you need to begin gathering a top team of your own.   If you’re ready to get off the turnover treadmill and start attracting and keeping high performers, this episode is for you. After you’ve listened, please leave us a review on iTunes. We’d love to hear what you think! Are You a Subscriber? If you’re not a subscriber to Lead to Win, you’re missing a huge opportunity to have these actionable insights and resources delivered straight to your device every single week. Subscribing is really easy. Just tap “Subscribe” on your device, of follow this link for easy instructions. Resources Mentioned in This Episode Michael Hyatt & Company Careers Page Vision Link “What Top Talent Really Wants” by Mark Miller Talent Magnet: How to Attract and Keep the Best People by Mark Miller The Focused Leader One-Day Intensive    
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34 min
May 21, 2019
#072 – Don’t Love Your Job? You Have 3 Options
Has this ever happened to you? You land what you think will be your dream job. But after a few months, you realize . . . you really don’t like it. Aargh! That’s happened to us, more than once. Sometimes the job wasn’t what you thought. Sometimes the role changes as the company grows (or downsizes). And sometimes you just realize you’re in the wrong career. Either way, it kind of makes you feel stuck. It’s demotivating to wake up every day and realize the job you have is not the one you want. But there’s hope! Together, we’ve held dozens of jobs in the business world. We know better than anyone that it’s easy to wind up in a role that just doesn’t fit. Over the years, we’ve reshaped our responsibilities, switched jobs, and even changed careers. It can be done! You don’t have to feel stuck in a job, or even a career, that no longer fits your passion and proficiency. In this episode, we’ll give you three possible actions you can take. One of them is sure to lead to a role that fits you. We’re also joined by Ken Coleman, host of The Ken Coleman Show and author of The Proximity Principle: The Proven Strategy That Will Lead To The Career You Love. If you think your best option is simply to find a new career, you won’t want to miss his advice. A job is like a pair of running shoes. With the right fit, you can go a lot faster and feel a lot better. Today, we’re going to help you get the right fit. Don’t spend another year lamenting the fact that you’ve wound up in the wrong spot. Today is the day you can begin to make a change! This episode of Lead to Win is brought to you by The Focused Leader Masterclass, an online course to help focus your leadership and deliver greater results. Find out more at leadto.win/masterclass. Time Stamps: Big Announcement about Megan’s family! [0:28] Michael talks about making the decision to re-career after his role changed dramatically. [2:50] Learn why it’s not a good idea to “just quit” a job you don’t love. [4:20; 27:54] Find out how the Freedom Compass™ can help reshape your current role. [5:55] Get tips on how to learn and grow in a job that’s limiting you. [8:10] See how to approach your boss when you want to eliminate, automate, or delegate parts of your current role. [9:03] Understand how to leverage your current experience, even if feel “too old” or “too young” for the job you want. [10:27] Learn why it’s critical to separate your role from your identity. [13:00] See the critical signs that you are in the wrong job. [18:23] Learn to overcome the fear of re-careering or making a major change. [19:37] Find out how to leverage the power of relationships when your résumé doesn’t match the job you want. [23:30] See how the right attitude always leads to opportunity. [27:30] How about This? If you’re loving Lead to Win, would you tap on of the social links on the left and share this episode with your friends? I’ll bet a lot of people you know could benefit from this advice on getting into a role you’ll love. Please help spread the word!
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32 min
May 14, 2019
#071: Have a Bad Boss? Do This.
Have you ever worked for a really bad boss? The kind that kind that makes you want to tear your hear out, or quit, or maybe both? Nearly everybody has at some point, including us! In fact, we’ve got a few of our best bad boss stories to share today—plus some from our listeners. So what do you do when your boss is really insufferable? In our experience a bad boss can do incredible damage to morale, productivity, and even the emotional health of the team. The good news is that there are ways to do more than just cope with the situation. We’ve got tips to share that can help you thrive even in a less-than-ideal work team environment. Oh, and if you are a boss, as many of our listeners are, there’s something here for you too. You can use these insights to reverse-engineer your leadership and be sure you’re not exhibiting any “bad boss” behaviors. This episode of Lead to Win is brought to you by The LeaderScore Assessment, a simple tool to evaluate the health of your leadership. Find out more at leadto.win/leaderscore. Here’s a peek inside the show— We each share our worst boss experiences, including one that led me (Megan) to quit after two weeks and another brought me (Michael) to offer up a resignation. Using bad boss stories from several listeners, we’ll share tips and insights for dealing with the Undercommuncator, Mr. Fudge-the-Numbers, Ms. Insecure, and other types of bad bosses. We’ll define the difference between a boss who lacks skill or awareness and one who is unethical or immoral—with tips for how to respond to each. You’ll learn specifically how the Enneagarm and other personality assessments can benefit anyone in leadership—including you, if you’re a boss. We’ll give you some insight on when and how to confront a boss, depending on the severity of the situation. We’ll also define some parameters for when to confront a bad boss and when to report his or her behavior straight to human resources. We’ll show you which circumstances may call for your resignation on ethical grounds—and which don’t. You’ll get a handle on when it’s best to support your boss in public as you confront in private—and when to escalate the situation. Best of all, we’ll show you the one way you can profit from any boss experience, no matter how bad it may be. We really think this episode is going to be a game changer for frustrated employees. And for some leaders who may lack self-awareness. Whichever role you’re in, team member or leader, these insights will make your work environment less stressful and more productive. Share the Love If you’re loving this podcast (and we hope you are!), take a minute right now to write a brief review on iTunes. That really helps keep the show visible to other leaders so they can benefit from it too. And it just takes a few seconds. If you’re not sure how to find the review page, click here for a simple tutorial. Thanks so much.
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34 min
May 9, 2019
How to Beat Interruptions and Distractions: A Free Audio Chapter from Free to Focus
What’s your biggest roadblock to productivity? Many people would say, “Interruptions and distractions! I can’t get anything done because I keep getting interrupted!” If that’s you, we’re going to solve that problem for you right now. First, a little celebration. We are so excited that Free to Focus made 4 major, national best-seller lists! That includes number one spots at the Wall Street Journal business list and the Amazon.com list for personal time management. We’re so excited! To celebrate, we’re releasing a second free audio chapter in this bonus episode of Lead to Win. (The first chapter is here.) Today’s episode is “Activate: Beat Interruptions and Distractions.” And we promise it’ll help you slam the door on time stealers like email, social media, drop-in visitors, electronic notifications, and more. Put the techniques we reveal here into practice, and you’ll be amazed at how your productivity skyrockets! Here’s a peek at what’s inside the episode— Learn how to limit instant communications so you can respond on your schedule. Get tips for taking control of your inbox—so others cannot use it to delegate to you. Understand the concept of “downhill work” and stop using it to avoid complex tasks. See the true cost of task switching on your productivity, and find out how to focus longer on a single task. Learn the science behind how certain types of music can boost your concentration. Gain tactics for using technology to fight technological interruptions. Use Implementation Intentions to pre-program responses to interruptions, so you never get pulled off track. We’ve coached thousands of people on the techniques we’re giving you in this episode. And we know how powerful they are in beating distractions and boosting your focus. So here’s our challenge for you. Listen to the episode, and pick one or two of these techniques to implement today. You’ll be more productive than you ever thought possible! Are You Feeling the Love? If you love Lead to Win, we’d love it if you left a rating and brief review on iTunes. This is super helpful in spreading the word about this great content. If you’re unsure how to leave a review, check this simple tutorial. Thanks so much! And don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes or wherever you listen! Don’t miss a single episode of practical advice and insight. Resources Mentioned in This Episode Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less by Michael Hyatt LeaderScore Assessment
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26 min
May 7, 2019
#070: 7 Steps to Thinking Big
Do you have a really big dream or far-out goal that you’ve never told anybody about? We’ll bet you do because we’ve had them too. What’s sad is that most of those dreams  get buried under a huge mound of fear and insecurity. It doesn’t have to be that way! We’ve felt that same fear of acting on our deepest desires. And we’ve learned from experience that when you do take the risk of sharing your dream, people usually tell you “get real” or “be practical.” It’s discouraging. After a while, it’s just easier to play it safe. Here’s the thing: nothing good in our lives has come from thinking small. All the breakthroughs—every single one—have come as a result of dreaming big and nurturing those dreams to reality. Thinking big is a skill, just like anything else. You can train yourself to it, and we’ll show you how. I (Megan) had to learn that lesson to overcome my lifelong fear of public speaking. To do that, I had to envision a bigger future for myself. In this episode, I share that journey and how it transformed my life and leadership. We’re excited about this message because we know it will be a turning point for a lot of people, maybe you. This episode is brought to you by the Full-Focus Planner. Pre-order in the Executive, Classic, and Bold lines. Here’s the insight you get in this episode— Learn why the biggest change you need is in your mindset, not your behavior. Identify the primary emotion that keeps us from dreaming big. Recognize the predictable process that causes you to give up on big ideas. Find out why writing down your dreams nearly guarantees they’ll be realized. Understand the difference between a dream and a goal, and why both matter. Discover the most vulnerable stage in thinking big, and learn how to ensure your dream doesn’t die here. Hear the magic question that moves you from dreaming to doing. See why most big dreams are not achieved. (Hint: It’s not lack of ability.) Seriously, this is one of the most exciting episodes we’ve produced. We hope it’ll inspire you to dig deep, think back, and recover the big ambition you’ve been too afraid to voice. We know you can do it! Here’s Something that Would Really Help Are you a Lead to Win subscriber? If not, you’re missing a major opportunity to get practical, actionable advice delivered straight to your device every week. Don’t miss a single episode! Subscribe on iTunes or wherever you listen. If you need help, click here for simple instructions. And if you’re really loving the show, we’d be super-grateful if you’d also leave a review on iTunes. That’ll help others find this program so they can benefit too. We read every single review. Good, bad, or indifferent, we’d love to hear what you think. Click here to rate the podcast and leave your own review. Resources Mentioned in This Episode The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale https://www.amazon.com/Power-Positive-Thinking-Norman-Vincent/dp/0743234804 The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Thinking-Big-David-Schwartz/dp/0671646788 Write It Down, Make It Happen by Henriette Anne Klauser https://www.amazon.com/Write-Down-Make-Happen-Knowing/dp/0684850028/    
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37 min
April 30, 2019
#069: How to Simplify Systems for Business Growth
Do you know why Steve Jobs insisted that the original iPhone have only one button? Because nothing succeeds like simplicity. Take out your iPhone, if you have one, and compare it to a Comcast remote. See the difference? Sleek simplicity versus mind-boggling complexity. We all know that simplicity increases speed and fuels business growth. But we seem to be stuck with clunky, cumbersome business systems. And they multiply like rabbits! Hiring, project approval, communication tools, and even expense reporting can be numbingly complex and tedious. We feel that too, which is why we recently simplified one of the main aspects of our business, our software solutions. We now use a combination of only four products to run our business: G-suite, Slack, Spark, and Asana. Are they the best tools out there? We don’t know, but they’re the simplest ones that meet our needs. We’re collaborating faster and better than ever before. And our team loves it. Simplicity always wins. In this episode, we show you how to simplify your business systems. Not just tech, but everything you do. Our chief content officer, Joel Miller, joins us to explain why complexity is such a huge problem for many businesses, and how you can eradicate it with four deliberate actions. Here’s an overview of this episode— Joel explains why complexity multiply so quickly in a business. We talk about the subtle clues that complex systems, not true business needs, are creating the need for more staff. We offer tips to help you recognize complexity creep. Michael opens up about the a-ha moment when he realized the need to simplify our product line. We give real-world advice for eradicating complex systems from your business. One more thing. After you listen to this episode, don’t be afraid to take the plunge and start eliminating tools, processes, or even products that are slowing you down. Sometimes it’s hard to let go, but you will never regret making your business simpler and more responsive. You can do this! Resources Mentioned in This Episode The Founder's Mentality: How to Overcome the Predictable Crises of Growth by Chris Zook and James Allen Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple's Success by Ken Segall “On Style” by Arthur Quiller-Couch (see paragraph 6) Business Health Assessment Here’s One Thing That Will Really Help If you’re really loving the show, would you leave a review on iTunes. That’ll help others find this program so they can benefit too. And it really helps us make the podcast better. Good, bad, or indifferent, we’d love to hear what you think. We read every single review, and we’re grateful for your feedback. Click here to rate the podcast and leave your own review.  
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31 min
April 23, 2019
#068: Hire This Role Immediately!
If you could make a single hire that would revolutionize your productivity, would you do it? Of course we all would say yes. But we’ve found that most leaders procrastinate when it comes to hiring an executive assistant. That’s right, an EA is the most important hire you’ll ever make. Having a good assistant makes you incredibly productive by taking on your low-leverage tasks and helping you channel your time and energy where you can be most effective. That creates an instant boost in productivity! But lots of us put off hiring an EA out of fear. We’re afraid we can’t afford it, or we’ll lose control of important tasks, or there won’t be enough for them to do. We’re here to tell you that simply isn’t true! In fact, we’re so convinced that hiring an EA will skyrocket your productivity that we’re devoting the entire episode to showing you how and why to do it.   Plus? We have a visit from Jim Kelly and Jamie Hess, our executive assistants, who give a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to work with us. Here’s happening in this episode— We give you our top three reasons why you should hire an EA right now. We promise, you won’t regret it. We each reveal the top tasks we depend on our assistants to accomplish—because we’re really not good at them! You’ll discover the ways having an EA boosts margin and improves family time. Jim and Jamie will tell you the number one task you need to hand off (and probably don’t know it). We outline the first steps to hiring an EA, which are much easier than you’d think. Resources Mentioned in This Episode Belay Solutions “The 10 Characteristics of a Rockstar Executive Assistant” by Michael Hyatt “The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make With Executive Assistants” by Michael Hyatt Business Health Assessment Michael’s New Book Is Red Hot! We just learned that Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less his spiked to #2 on the USA Today best-sellers list for business books. Claim your copy today at freetofocusbook.com. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you a Lead to Win subscriber? If not, you’re missing a major opportunity to get practical, actionable advice delivered straight to your device every week. Don’t miss a single episode! Subscribe on iTunes or wherever you listen. If you need help, click here for simple instructions. And if you’re really loving the show, we’d be super-grateful if you’d also leave a review on iTunes. That’ll help others find this program so they can benefit too. We read every single review too. Good, bad, or indifferent, we’d love to hear what you think. Click here to rate the podcast and leave your own review.  
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36 min
April 16, 2019
#067: Destroy Distractions with These 9 Focus-Boosting Strategies
As business owners, we’ve learned that we can’t do our best work sandwiched between meetings and phone calls. We need focused time for strategizing, writing, and working out difficult problems. You probably do too. But how many times do you get distracted in a typical day? Ten? Fifty? A hundred? Research indicates that the average worker is distracted once every three minutes. We’re swimming upstream against a flood of emails, notifications, texts, and drop-in visitors. You just can’t be productive in that environment. The good news is that regaining your focus is easier than you think. Just a few simple practices can slam the door on distractions and interruptions and give you the focused time you need for high-leverage work. I’m talking about things you can start doing right now, today. Here’s happening in this episode— You’ll get practical tips for getting in the “alone zone” so you’re not interrupted. You’ll learn about “meeting free Thursdays” and how that’s boosted our business. You’ll learn how to fight fire with fire, using technology to block distractions. You’ll learn what types of food are scientifically proven to increase mental acuity. You’ll see the connection between listening to music and problem solving, backed by solid research. You’ll hear the best method for ensuring that you take frequent breaks to keep your mind fresh. You’ll learn how the one tool you use every single day can become your firewall against unwanted meetings and visitors. Plus, our producers surprised us a pop quiz about our own favorite productivity hacks. It was a ton of fun! After you listen, we hope you’ll choose at least one or two of these simple hacks and start using them today. You’ll be amazed at how it will boost your productivity. Resources Mentioned in This Episode Books Rework by Jason Fried and David Hannson When by Daniel Pink Deep Work by Cal Newport Platform by Michael Hyatt Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport Digital Resources Gail Hyatt’s Spotify Playlists to Improve Focus Classical Music for Studying, Writing and ConcentrationWriting and Concentration Film Scores for Studying, Writing and Concentration Soundtracks, Film Scores, for Studying, Writing and Concentration Freedom app Focus at Will site Focus Booster Pomodoro app Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you a Lead to Win subscriber? If not, you’re missing a major opportunity to get practical, actionable advice delivered straight to your device every week. Don’t miss a single episode! Subscribe on iTunes or wherever you listen. If you need help, click here now for simple instructions. And if you’re really loving the show, we’d be super-grateful if you’d also leave a review on iTunes. That’ll help others find this program so they can benefit too. We read every single review too. Good, bad, or indifferent, we’d love to hear what you think. Click here to rate the podcast and leave your own review.
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31 min
April 9, 2019
#066: A (Virtual) Book Launch Party for Free to Focus
We are so excited to announce the release of my (Michael’s) latest book, Free to Focus: A Total PRoductivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less! In fact, we’re having a party! You can read the first chapter of Free to Focus here. Here’s what’s happening inside the episode— We outline the 3-part system of productivity: Stop, Cut, Act. We tell what makes this system different from the many other task- and time-management approaches. You’ll hear from actual users of the Free to Focus method, who talk about the transformation it made in their lives and businesses. We show you the surprising power of getting more done by focusing on just three tasks per day. You’ll hear how to claim up to $798-worth of free bonuses by ordering the book this week. We announce the winners of our free giveaway of all Michael’s books from among  those who shared this podcast on social media last week. Resources Mentioned in This Episode Free to Focus: A Total PRoductivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less Free bonuses for buying Free to Focus by April 13. Read a chapter of Free to Focus Michael’s Instagram Megan’s Instagram Subscribe & Review in iTunes If haven’t yet subscribed to our podcast in iTunes, do it today. You’ll get practical, actionable advice delivered straight to your device every week. Don’t miss a single episode! Click here now to subscribe in iTunes. We’d be super-grateful if you’d also leave a review on iTunes. That’ll help others find this program so they can benefit too. We read every single review too. Good, bad, or indifferent, we’d love to hear what you think. Click here to rate the podcast and leave your own review.
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26 min
April 4, 2019
Bonus Episode: Free Chapter from Free to Focus
We're so excited that Michael's new book is coming out on Tuesday! It's called Free To Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less and today you're getting to listen to the first chapter here on this bonus episode of Lead to Win. Also, as a special extra bonus for our listeners, we’re giving away five bundles of Michael's best-selling books, Your Best Year Ever,  Living Forward, Platform, No Fail Meetings, and Free to Focus. For your chance to win, share this podcast episode on social media with the hashtag #FREETOFOCUSBOOK. We’ll announce our five winners on the podcast on April 9th. So tune in next week to see if you’re one of our five winners. This episode is brought to you by the new book Free to Focus. To pre-order and receive $498 dollars in free bonus content, visit www.freetofocusbook.com.  
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20 min
April 2, 2019
#065: 3 Actions to Beat Your Biggest Distractions
What’s your biggest distraction? Be honest! For us, there’s no question about it—our biggest distraction is ourselves. Too often, we find ourselves responding to text messages or jumping from low-priority task to another instead of tackling more demanding work. Well today, we’re going to show you how to beat distractions and make yourself more productive than ever! Research shows that the typical worker is interrupted about every three minutes! Worse, we often distract ourselves by checking social media or surfing the web. All those “little” breaks undermine your productivity. Today, we’ll tell you how to— Silence the noise (literally) that interrupts your focus. Gently but firmly discourage drop-in visitors from breaking your concentration. Use technology to fight technology, which so often interrupts your work. Increase your frustration tolerance so resist the temptation to bail on a task. Heighten your focus with music scientifically proven to help you concentrate. Use social cues to signal your unavailability for a “quick question.” Wean yourself off of dopamine, brain chemical that produces a momentary high when checking messages. This episode is sponsored by my (Michael’s) new book, Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less. This proven system has helped thousands of people end the overwhelm and regain their margin at work and at home. You can pre-order the book now and claim a ton of exclusive bonuses. The bonuses are for a limited time, so order now. Subscribe & Review in iTunes If haven’t yet subscribed to our podcast in iTunes, do it today. You’ll get practical, actionable advice delivered straight to your device every week. Don’t miss a single episode! Click here now to subscribe in iTunes. We’d be super-grateful if you’d also leave a review on iTunes. That’ll help others find this program so they can benefit too. We read every single review too. Good, bad, or indifferent, we’d love to hear what you think. Click here to rate the podcast and leave your own review. Resources Mentioned in This Episode Freedom app Google Voice Focusatwill.com “4 Ways to Turn Off Annoying Notifications on Your Android Phone or iPhone”
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30 min
March 26, 2019
#064: How Healthy Is Your Business?
What’s the true state of your business? We’re convinced most leaders don’t have a good grasp on that question. But you can! In this episode, we conduct a live coaching call with Andy Bond, a business owner from Chattanooga, Tenn. Andy recently took our Business Health Assessment, and we walked through his results and gave some pointers on Vision, Focus, Team, and Self-Leadership. This was a blast! We had a great conversation and dug into some of the key areas where nearly every business needs to grow. By the way, you can take the Business Health Assessment for yourself right now. It’s free and only takes a few minutes. We guarantee you’ll gain greater clarity on the state of your business. In this episode, we offered some practical next steps in these areas: How to align your business with your vision for your personal and family life. How to align your team around your vision for the company. How to regain focus after a busy season in your business. Why it’s vital to prune your business, even when it’s growing. How to attract and keep A-level players. How to scale your own effectiveness. How to delegate effectively. Andy reported that he gained a lot of clarity from this call, and we know you will too. This episode is sponsored by my (Michael’s) new book, Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less. This proven system has helped thousands of people end the overwhelm and regain their margin at work and at home. You can pre-order the book now and claim a ton of exclusive bonuses. The bonuses are for a limited time, so order now. Resources Mentioned in This Episode Andy Bond on LinkedIn Andy’s business, the Lea Team. Business Accelerator Business Health Assessment Free to Focus, Michael’s latest book “Vision Leaks” article by Andy Stanley “How Steve Jobs Saved Apple,” on the need for pruning a business Tell Michael & Megan What You Think There’s still time to take our brand-new listener survey. We want your feedback to keep making this show practical and enjoyable for you. You can take the survey right now. It’ll just take a few minutes and it’s totally anonymous. Don’t wait, because we’re going to close the survey in a few days. Give Your Feedback Now  
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31 min
March 19, 2019
#063: Answers to 10 Questions You’ve Been Dying to Ask Us
What’s the best way to recover from a whirlwind of a day? How do you get the leaders you manage to take more responsibility? What’s the right number of goals to set in one year? Michael and Megan answer these and more questions from our listeners.   You will: Learn how to set expectations for your team members. Understand why setting too few goals is as bad as having too many. Get helpful tips for keeping work discussions from invading family time. Find out how to gain joy in a position that doesn’t totally suit you. See how the Full Focus Planner compares to the Getting Things Done methodology. Make sure to visit http://leadto.win for complete show notes.
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28 min
March 12, 2019
#062: My Must-Have Apps for Productivity in 2019
Leaders have to be super productive. The problem is that the digital environment is filled with distractions, interruptions, and repetitive tasks. It can be frustrating to  get the simplest tasks done. It doesn’t have to be that way! In this episode, Michael Hyatt rates and reviews his top 10 tech tools to increase productivity. Install these tools, and you’ll finally escape the distractions and interruptions that hamper your productivity. You’ll gain mastery and focus will help you get more of the right things done. Pre-order Michael's new book, Free to Focus, at www.freetofocus.com. For complete show notes, visit http://leadto.win.
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32 min
March 5, 2019
#061: The Year of Facing Fear
What would be possible if you were able to conquer your fear? Megan Hyatt Miller gives five simple actions that will help you conquer the fear that holds you back and tackle your most most audacious goals this year. This episode is brought to you by www.focusedleader.com. For complete show notes, visit http://leadto.win.
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33 min
February 26, 2019
#060: Need Help? Here’s How to Ask for It
Leaders never have all the help they need. But most of us have an aversion to asking for it. It invasive an awkward to ask for a favor. But it doesn’t have to!  We’ve got 5 simple tips that will enable you to get more help—for free. Use them in your business, and you’ll never feel awkward about asking for extra effort again. You’ll gain the help you need to achieve your company’s goals, and you’ll create a happier workforce in the process. This episode is brought to you by www.focusedleader.com. For complete show notes, visit http://leadto.win.  
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28 min
February 19, 2019
#059: The Right Way to Fire the Wrong Employee
Healthy terminations make for a healthy company. Leaders inevitably must fire people occasionally. The problem is that most of us hate conflict and shy away from confrontational situations. That makes terminations incredibly stressful. But it doesn’t have to be. We’ve identified three simple guidelines that will help you turn a termination into a win for your company—and even for the person you fire. Use these in your business, and you’ll never shy away from managing performance again. You’ll gain the confidence you need to prune your workforce so it achieve at an even higher level. This episode is brought to you by LeaderBooks. For complete show notes, visit http://leadto.win.
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35 min
February 12, 2019
#058: The Power of Personality
Leaders must motivate people. The problem is that everybody’s different, so what inspires one team member may demotivate another. It can be confusing to lead a diverse team. But personality is not an unsolvable puzzle. We’ve identified three personality assessments that will give you a clear understanding of how your team members think, feel, and work. Use these in your business, and you’ll never wonder how to motivate your team again. You’ll gain an engaged, focused workforce that will bring their best energy to work. This episode is brought to you by LeaderBooks. For complete show notes, visit http://leadto.win.  
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34 min
February 5, 2019
#057: 4 Questions That Will Transform Your Leadership
Leaders want to provide the answers that drive results. And in the information age, easy answers are everywhere. That’s why leaders must get better at asking powerful questions. In this episode, we reveal how to drive results with four surprisingly simple questions that have the power to transform your leadership and your business. For more about this episode, a complete transcript of the show, plus other helpful links, make sure to visit http://leadto.win.  
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32 min
January 29, 2019
#056: Why Every Leader Needs Friends
As leaders, we all want to be competent and successful. The problem is that our quest for success can be demanding. It can feel lonely at the top. But as a leader, you can’t afford  to be isolated. You deserve a rich, full life—including a social life. Every leader can thrive by cultivating friendships, protecting time for friendship, and enjoying leisure time together. In this episode, we’ll show you how. For more, visit leadto.win.  
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37 min
January 22, 2019
#013: 5 Leadership Lessons from Martin Luther King, Jr. (Encore)
Dr. King’s efforts initiated changes that would transform American society. That’s why the nation celebrates Martin Luther King Day on the third Monday of every January. It’s a chance to reflect on what he meant for the nation—and what made his leadership so successful. In this episode, we’re going to explore the leadership legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. For more information, visit leadto.win.
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34 min
January 15, 2019
#055: Ask Us Anything: Michael and Megan Answer Your Questions
Leaders make decisions, but clarity can be hard to come by. In this episode, listeners fire their most pressing questions at Michael and Megan. They bring practical solutions to the problems many leaders face, based on more than 30 years of business experience. You will: Learn how to push back on coworker demands. Understand the three most important tools for bouncing back from a setback. Find out how to influence workplace culture—even when your boss is not onboard. Gain the confidence to surrender control of tasks to an administrative assistant. Get practical advice for balancing business demands with a growing family. Learn how to lead a meeting with people who don’t want to be there.
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27 min
January 8, 2019
#054: The 3x3 Goal Achievement Strategy
Leaders dream big. But too often, our greatest goals get lost in the whirlwind of daily tasks and interruptions. Today, we’ll give you three simple practices that will ensure your goals stay on track all year long. You’ll avoid the pain of seeing your biggest goals slip through your fingers - and you’ll feel satisfaction at seeing steady progress until they're finally achieved. For complete notes and related articles, visit leadto.win.
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26 min
January 1, 2019
#053: New Year, New You
High achievers love the start of the new year and the prospect of new goals. The problem is that fresh enthusiasm can evaporate with the holiday cheer. Diving back into the whirlwind can be stressful and frustrating. We don’t think your goal achievement should fluctuate with the seasons. In this episode, we reveal a simple five-step plan that will launch you into the new year with focus and energy. Listen to this podcast, and you’ll avoid the January goal slump, and make 2019 your best year ever!
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38 min
December 25, 2018
#010: Generosity Pays (Replay)
The holiday season has often been associated with giving. But generosity isn’t a one-and-done kind of thing. It’s best to think of generosity as a habit or a lifestyle. Researchers have discovered a paradox—those who give receive back in turn. In this episode, we find out how a generous lifestyle can affect your happiness, bodily health, purpose in living, avoidance of depression, and interest in personal growth. For more information, visit leadto.win.
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35 min
December 18, 2018
#052: The 4 Horsemen of Goal Failure
We all miss big goals occasionally. When that happens, it can be lonely and embarrassing. It’s tempting to simply forget about the failure and move on. When that happens, we miss a key learning opportunity. In order to achieve in the future, we must become excellent students of our own failure. Michael and Megan reveal the four most common reasons for goal failure, and how to fix them. For more, visit leadto.win.  
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33 min
December 11, 2018
#051: How to Fix New Year’s Resolutions
All of us, especially leaders, want to make positive change in our lives. But we’ve tried and failed many times. Today, we’ll show you why New Year’s resolutions are a flawed system, and how to set achievable personal goals instead. You can avoid that sick feeling every January, and create a new habit or achievement that will change your life for good. For more, visit leadto.win.  
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31 min
December 4, 2018
#050: Do You Have an Upper Limit Problem?
Leaders have big goals, but most of us have at least one limiting belief that keeps us from achieving them. Based on years of coaching leaders, we’ve identified the three most common limiting beliefs. You might just see yourself in one of them.  For more, make sure to visit www.leadto.win.  
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29 min
November 27, 2018
#049: How to Have a Civil Conversation on a Tough Subject
Learn four secrets to help you engage in the lost art of civil discourse. For complete show notes, visit leadto.win.  
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36 min
November 20, 2018
#048: The Gratitude Advantage
It’s easy to assume that the benefits of gratitude are primarily external. But the latest research reveals that thankfulness offers major payoffs on our side of the equation, too. Discover the advantages of gratitude—and specific practices to harness them—in this week’s episode. For more, https://michaelhyatt.com/podcast-gratitude-advantage/.  
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47 min
November 13, 2018
#047: How to Deliver on Deadline
Learn a foolproof strategy for meeting deadlines so you can deliver your best results on time, every time. For more, visit leadto.win.
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30 min
November 6, 2018
#046: How to Create New Products
Learn five simple steps that will ensure your new product will succeed in the marketplace. For more, visit leadto.win.  
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32 min
October 30, 2018
#045: How to Help Your Team Find Their Why
Michael and Megan reveal four secrets for creating a high-purpose, high-energy team by connecting people to the thing they want most: a sense of purpose. For more information, visit leadto.win.
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29 min
October 23, 2018
#044: Just Say No to Goal Shaming
Michael and Megan help you silence your inner critic once and for all so you can bust through your upper limit and finally accomplish the big achievement you've been dreaming of. For more information, visit leadto.win.
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30 min
October 16, 2018
#043: The Fastest Way to Accelerate Business Growth
Michael and Megan unveil the free Business Health Assessment online tool and offer practical tips for business growth through a live coaching call with a business owner. For more information, visit leadto.win.
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39 min
October 9, 2018
#042: The Ultimate Collaborative Workplace
Michael and Megan give a guided tour of the collaborative workspace at Michael Hyatt & Co. to show how your office design can enhance team focus, collaboration, and productivity. For more information, visit leadto.win.
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33 min
October 2, 2018
#041: How to Dial Down Workplace Drama
Tired of dealing with office drama? In this episode, Michael and Megan show you how to boost productivity by heading off the drama in your company before it starts. For more information, visit leadto.win.
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35 min
September 27, 2018
BONUS EPISODE: Megabatching [with Amy Porterfield]
Online marketing guru Amy Porterfield shares how “megabatching” transformed her business. in this bonus episode, captured live at the Achieve Conference, you’ll discover how to multiply your productivity by re-imagining the shape of your day and week. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by Free to Focus.
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33 min
September 25, 2018
#040: How to Conquer a Chaotic Calendar
As a top executive and mother of four, Meg has mastered the art of taming a chaotic calendar. In this episode, captured live at the Achieve Conference, she shares three steps for protecting your highest priorities. When we’re done, you’ll have the complete confidence to manage your most important priorities and become fully present wherever you are. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by Free to Focus.
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44 min
September 18, 2018
#039: The Very Best Way to Motivate Your Team
In this episode, Michael and Megan arm you with practical tips for lighting a fire under the most lethargic teams. You'll learn what works (and what doesn't) in motivating your team to achieve. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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30 min
September 11, 2018
#038: How to Make High-Leverage Decisions
If you're a leader, chances are good you're making too many decisions. In this episode, Michael and Megan show you how to make faster, better decisions—by making fewer of them. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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22 min
September 4, 2018
#037: How to Think Straight
In this episode Michael and Megan expose the three critical errors leaders must avoid in order to make high-leverage choices with confidence. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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22 min
August 30, 2018
BONUS EPISODE: Achieve Conference Preview
Michael and Megan give a behind-the-scenes look at the latest live event focused solely on productivity. Learn more at achieveconference.com.
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15 min
August 28, 2018
#036: How Hobbies Make You a Better Leader
In this episode, Michael & Megan put the fun back unto leadership! Learn why every leader should practice a hobby, sport, or creative pursuit at least once a week. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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34 min
August 21, 2018
#035: Fake Work and How to Avoid It
Find out how much non-productive "fake work" is costing your business—and 3 surefire steps to eliminate it! For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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28 min
August 16, 2018
BONUS EPISODE: Sabbatical Reflections
In this BONUS EPISODE, Michael & Megan share highlights from their sabbatical experience and reveal secrets for making the most of your time away. Presented by LeaderBox.
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33 min
August 14, 2018
#034: Engineering Success
Learn the secret to getting exactly the result you're looking for in any business process. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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32 min
August 7, 2018
#033: 4 Rituals That Make You Super Productive
Michael and Megan show you exactly how to overcome unseen obstacles to productivity so you'll be less stressed, more focused, end each day with a feeling of accomplishment. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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32 min
July 31, 2018
Encore Episode: How to Achieve Big Goals with Your Spouse
While Michael and Megan are on a July sabbatical, we've hand-picked a few of the most popular episodes of the podcast for you to enjoy.  When we pair historical examples with the findings of social science, it’s clear a good marriage is an optimal environment for personal achievement. In this episode, we’re going to explore how couples can work together to achieve their most important goals. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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42 min
July 24, 2018
Encore Episode: The High Cost of Overwork
While Michael and Megan are on a July sabbatical, we've hand-picked a few of the most popular episodes of the podcast for you to enjoy.  Most people try to get more done by working more hours. Despite working longer days, we get less done. As our level of investment rises, productivity plummets. Until finally, we experience burnout. In this episode, we’re going to talk about productivity, and we’ll expose the fallacy that you can accomplish more by simply working harder. I’ll show you exactly what this approach is costing you and what to do about it. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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39 min
July 17, 2018
Encore Episode: The Fine Art of Celebration
While Michael and Megan are on a July sabbatical, we've hand-picked a few of the most popular episodes of the podcast for you to enjoy.  Celebration may cost a bit of time and money, but it is well worth it. If you invest the effort in celebrating with your team, that effort will be more than repaid in improved morale and increased productivity. In this episode, we’re going to explore the who, what, when, where, why, and how of celebrating—especially with your team. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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38 min
July 10, 2018
Encore Episode: The Ultimate Calendar Management Solution
While Michael and Megan are on a July sabbatical, we've hand-picked a few of the most popular episodes of the podcast for you to enjoy.  Every leader manages a whirlwind of commitments, appointments, and deadlines. Sometimes it seems as if we’re one step behind. In this encore episode, we’ll show you the three basic tools that will enable you to manage your day. Plus, give practical tips on coordinating your calendar with an executive assistant. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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47 min
July 3, 2018
Encore Episode: 4 Steps to Communicating Vision
While Michael and Megan are on a July sabbatical, we've hand-picked a few of the most popular episodes of the podcast for you to enjoy.  There’s just no substitute for vision. When we have a compelling, unifying view of the future—and we’re able to communicate that view—it can motivate people to accomplish astonishing things. And those who lack vision, well, they’re just “unready” for the challenge of leadership. In this encore episode, we explore the importance of vision to energize and motivate our teams. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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35 min
June 28, 2018
BONUSODE: Travel Tips from Michael Hyatt's Executive Assistant
In this BONUS EPISODE, Larry Wilson talks with Michael Hyatt's Executive Assistant, Jim Kelly, about all the ninja tricks and travel apps he uses to plan Michael's travel masterfully. You can check out the links to items mentioned in this BONUSODE on the show notes for Episode 32: Taking the Stress Out of Business Travel.  Presented by LeaderBox.
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20 min
June 26, 2018
#032: Taking the Stress Out of Business Travel
Weary of being a Road Warrior? Michael and Megan share inside tips and tricks for taking the stress out of business travel. Learn how to arrive refreshed, relaxed, and ready to get down to business. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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44 min
June 19, 2018
#031: Why Every Leader Needs a Sabbatical
Michael and Megan tackle the three biggest objections to taking extended time away from work. You'll get the practical guidance and encouragement you need to take a break and recharge. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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29 min
June 12, 2018
#030: 3 Questions All Great Leaders Ask
Why is curiosity an essential skill for leaders? Michael and Megan take a deep dive on the value of asking questions, including the three most important questions every leader must ask. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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28 min
June 5, 2018
#029: Anatomy of a Great Decision
Can you trust your gut? Michael and Megan identify three critical factors for making great decisions. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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26 min
May 29, 2018
#028: The Power of Your Words to Shape Outcomes
Most leaders are unaware of the power of their own words. In this episode, Michael and Megan reveal how the words you speak actually reprogram your own thinking. You'll learn how to shape your success by taking control of your thought life. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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28 min
May 22, 2018
#027: Self-Care As a Leadership Discipline
Michael explodes the "Hustle Fallacy" in this high-energy presentation delivered at LeaderCast 2018. Discover the three amazing ways that slowing down helps you get more done. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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43 min
May 15, 2018
#026: How to Keep Meetings from Ruining Your Productivity
Michael and Megan discuss everybody's least favorite business activity—meetings. Find out why Michael now loves meetings, and the three secret hacks that will transform your meetings from mind-numbingly boring to highly productive. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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31 min
May 8, 2018
#025: How to Lead High Achievers
Michael and Megan reveal the secret to keeping top performers engaged and focused. Learn how to manage the tensions that keep your top talent operating at full capacity. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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31 min
May 1, 2018
#024: Elements of a Great Team Culture
Does your leadership style smother your team, or set them free? In this episode, Michael and Megan show how some leaders unwittingly allow a toxic culture to derail their team's success—and what to do about it. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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36 min
April 24, 2018
#023: The Ultimate Calendar Management Solution
Michael and Megan reveal the three secrets to flawless calendar management. Learn how to avoid getting caught in the whirlwind of deadlines and appointments and have time for your most important priorities. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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46 min
April 17, 2018
#022: Beginners Guide to Journaling [Updated]
Most leaders lack self-awareness, which has been called the “meta skill of the twenty-first century.” In this episode, Michael and Megan equip you to practice the most effective means of self-reflection in less than 20 minutes a day. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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34 min
April 10, 2018
#021: The Most Overlooked Productivity Solution
Michael and Megan discuss the productivity solution that everyone knows about but few people use effectively. You'll learn that this tried-and-true technology can help you avoid over-priced solutions that don’t work and regain your focus on your most important goals. You’ll also hear from David Sax, author of The Revenge of Analog on why older technologies are making a comeback in the digital age. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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33 min
April 3, 2018
#020: Leadership and the Law of Replication
Michael and Megan discuss the one leadership principle they probably didn't teach you in business school. You'll learn the practical ways a leader's behavior is copied—and amplified—throughout an organization, and gain insights you can use right now to establish a winning culture. You'll also hear from Christian Miller, author of The Character Gap, on exactly how good character profoundly affects personal happiness and success. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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31 min
March 27, 2018
#019: The Character Advantage
All leaders want to be successful, but sometimes we face situations that pit our desire for results against our values. In this episode, we’ll help you recognize that temptation and equip you to do the right thing when it’s costly. By doing so, you’ll avoid doing damage to your organization and your reputation—and you’ll build a lasting legacy of success. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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28 min
March 20, 2018
#018: Productivity Investments that Pay for Themselves
Most of us try to increase productivity by doing more things faster. As a result, we wind up overloaded and exhausted. Like a hamster on a wheel, we’re playing a game we can’t possibly win. In this episode, we talk about the value of investing in your own margin. I’ll show you how to accomplish more by doing less. As a result, you’ll finally have time for the most important things in your life. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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37 min
March 13, 2018
#017: The Time-Energy Paradox
Most leaders consider time their most important resource. As a result, they completely ignore the true source of their productivity—their energy! In this episode we discover the Time-Energy Paradox: Time is fixed, but energy flexes. Unless you learn to manage energy, you will unknowingly undercut your productivity. I’ll show you how to match peak energy to your most important work so that you can be more productive than ever before. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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36 min
March 6, 2018
#016: The High Cost of Overwork
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38 min
February 28, 2018
Hiatus Update
We've been on hiatus for the month of February. Here's what you can expect beginning next week. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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1 min
January 30, 2018
#015: The Fine Art of Celebration
Celebration may cost a bit of time and money, but it is well worth it. If you invest the effort in celebrating with your team, that effort will be more than repaid in improved morale and increased productivity. In this episode, we’re going to explore the who, what, when, where, why, and how of celebrating—especially with your team. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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38 min
January 23, 2018
#014: 4 Steps to Communicating Vision
There’s just no substitute for vision. When we have a compelling, unifying view of the future, and when we’re able to communicate, it can motivate people to accomplish astonishing things. And those who lack vision, well, they’re just “unready” for the challenge of leadership. In this episode, we explore the importance of vision to energize and motivate our teams. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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34 min
January 16, 2018
#013: 5 Leadership Lessons from Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. King’s efforts initiated changes that would transform American society. That’s why the nation celebrates Martin Luther King Day on the third Monday of every January. It’s a chance to reflect on what he meant for the nation—and what made his leadership so successful. In this episode, we’re going to explore the leadership legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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35 min
January 9, 2018
#012: How to Achieve Big Goals with Your Spouse
When we pair historical examples with the findings of social science, it’s clear a good marriage is an optimal environment for personal achievement. In this episode, we’re going to explore how couples can work together to achieve their most important goals. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox
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42 min
January 2, 2018
#011: 5 Reasons Resolutions Fail (Why They Don't Work and What You Should Do Instead)
Millions of Americans admit to making New Year’s resolutions. Most of us can stick it out a few weeks, but fewer than half are still going after six months. Less than 10 percent are ultimately successful. In this episode, we’re going to explore five reasons resolutions commonly fail—and what you can do to finally gain ground in the upcoming year. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox
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36 min
December 29, 2017
Bonus Episode: The One Tool You Need to Achieve Your Goals in 2018
For more information, visit fullfocusplanner.com. 
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5 min
December 28, 2017
Bonus Episode: How to Plan Success in 2018
For more information, visit fullfocusplanner.com.   
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5 min
December 19, 2017
#010: Generosity Pays
For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox. The holiday season has often been associated with giving. But generosity isn’t a one-and-done kind of thing. It’s best to think of generosity as a habit or a lifestyle. Researchers have discovered a paradox—those who give receive back in turn. In this episode, we find out how a generous lifestyle can affect your happiness, bodily health, purpose in living, avoidance of depression, and interest in personal growth.
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36 min
December 12, 2017
#009: 3 Emotions That Keep You Stuck (And How to Overcome Them)
For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox. We all like feeling happy and settled. But those pleasant feelings can plateau your growth. Big goals are bound to stir up less pleasant emotions. Namely, fear, doubt, and uncertainty. In this episode, you’ll learn to see those feelings as the welcome committee to your best performance—and pick up some valuable tips to beat them.
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42 min
December 5, 2017
#008: You Can Design Your Year
For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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48 min
November 28, 2017
#007: The Surprising New Science of Achievement
Goal pursuit has a familiar rhythm. It normally begins with great momentum then grinds to a halt due to unforeseen obstacles. If you’ve ever found yourself frustrated with a stalled goal, the latest achievement research provides the insight you need to break through. Join us to discover four counter-intuitive tactics to drive you forward. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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38 min
November 21, 2017
#006: The Gratitude Advantage
It’s easy to assume that the benefits of gratitude are primarily external. But the latest research reveals that thankfulness offers major payoffs on our side of the equation, too. Discover the advantages of gratitude—and specific practices to harness them—in this week’s episode. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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49 min
November 14, 2017
#005: Anatomy of a Tough Talk
Our success as leaders often comes down to one thing. Not our planning. Not the market. But, instead, the conversations we lead. When stakes are high (and emotions even higher) you need a solid game-plan. In this episode, we break down a three-phase strategy for winning with your next crucial conversation. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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41 min
November 7, 2017
#004: How to Beat the Burnout Culture
In today’s job world, burnout is a constant threat. Email and smartphones keep us constantly connected. Worse still, we lionize leaders who never rest. Famous CEOs tout 80-hour workweeks and we wear busyness like a badge of honor. Join us to discover the causes of our overwork obsession—and its cure. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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49 min
October 31, 2017
#003: Better Things Come to Those Who Wait
We live in an instant culture. But if we limit ourselves to fast and easy, we miss out on any wins that require patience or persistence. Honestly, most big wins fall into that second category. In this episode, we’ll share three practices to extend your frustration tolerance and boost your stamina for long-term success. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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45 min
October 24, 2017
#002: How to Avoid Career Stagnation
Effective leadership involves a commitment to personal development. Unless you continue to grow alongside your business, it will eventually outstrip you. Or worse, stagnate behind you. If you want to avoid that, join us now to explore the three behaviors of high-growth leaders. Plus: We hear from Ray Edwards on the top five benefits of including reading in your personal development plan. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.
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30 min
October 17, 2017
#001: 4 Practices to Become a Self-Aware Leader
What trumps education, skills, charisma, and even talent? The surprising answer: self-awareness. A study from Cornell found self-awareness to be the “strongest predictor of overall success” among top leaders. Discover why it’s so important—and how to cultivate it for yourself. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.  
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47 min
October 10, 2017
#000: LEAD TO WIN Teaser (New episodes start 10/17)
Short-term wins are easy. Sustained achievement is another story. On Lead to Win join New York Times bestselling author Michael Hyatt and discover how current research combines with timeless wisdom for lasting success. From personal productivity to personal development, self-leadership to team leadership, and intentionality to influence, get the insights and tools you need to win at work and succeed at life. Subscribe now to get new episodes starting on 10/17. www.leadto.win  
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4 min
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