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591: Michael and Megan Hyatt | Win at Work and Succeed at Life

591: Michael and Megan Hyatt | Win at Work and Succeed at Life

Update: 2021-05-04


Scale your business, work fewer hours, and create lasting success! This is not only achievable, but my guests today, Megan and Michael Hyatt, have the answers to getting the double win - in life and at work. Michael is the founder and chairman of the Michael Hyatt & Company, the creator of the Full Focus Planner, and best-selling author of several books.

Megan is the CEO of the Michael Hyatt & Company, leading it to be one of Inc magazines’ best places to work for 2020, and co-host of the Lead to Win podcast alongside Michael. Together as father and daughter, they authored the book, Win at Work and Succeed at Life. 

You’re in for a treat today, so jump right into the episode and learn straight from Megan and Michael how to win at work and succeed at life.

Things you will learn in this episode: 

[00:01 - 07:09 ] Opening Segment 

  • I introduce today’s guest, Michael Hyatt, and Megan Hyatt Miller
  • Michael - Founder and Chairman of Michael Hyatt & Company
  • Full Focus Planner
  • Megan - CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company 
  • Co-host of Lead to Win podcast
  • Be sure to check out and start booking
  • Michael talks about what took him on this path
  • Growing up in humble beginnings in Western Nebraska
  • Playing music through college and high school
  • Relationship with public speaking 
  • Megan shares some background on her early life in the Hyatt household
  • Early stages of her Father’s entrepreneurial journal
  • Showing entrepreneurship early on 

[07:10 - 15:19 ] Getting Enough Failures to Succeed

  • Megan talks about her journey post highschool
  • Becoming interesting in design and marketing 
  • Knowing the right people 
  • Michael talks about how he ended up in Thomas Nelson Publishing
  • A love for books and bringing out people’s ideas 
  • Leaving to start his own company
  • Going back to Thomas Nelson and becoming the CEO 
  • Michael’s advice around failure
  • Getting mistakes under your belt
  • It’s our success that people can’t relate to
  • People connect to the human experience
  • A word from our sponsor

[15:20 - 33:20 ] Win at Work and Succeed at Life

  • Megan talks about how she got to where she is today
  • Driven into her skills and natural strengths
  • Megan’s encouragement to younger people finding their path
  • Megan’s journey to becoming a wife and a mother 
  • Working for her dad
  • Megan talks about balancing life and work
  • Experimenting with work hours
  • Putting constraints around work
  • Michael talks about results vs. hours
  • Realizations from the pandemic
  • Cutting work hours by 25%
  • Finishing out the year ahead of time with less hours
  • Michael tells the story that inspired the book 
  • Reaching success at a false summit 
  • Work and life - You don’t have to pick one and lose the other
  • Megan’s top tips from the book
  • The double win
  • A longevity strategy for those serious about performing
  • Establishing your non-negotiables
  • Self-care
  • Relationships
  • Professional results

[33:21 - 40:45 ] Closing Segment

  • What is the job of the CEO
  • Setting the vision for the future 
  • Developing your executive team
  • Vision and execution alignment 
  • Who you know or what you know?
  • Who you know - you as a leader need to find the right person for the how
  • Networking is important within your business as well
  • How to engage with Michael and Megan
  • Links below
  • Final words 

Tweetable Quotes: 

“You don’t have to know how to do everything you want to do in your life, you just have to know the person who knows how to do it.” - Megan Hyatt Miller

“The great thing about failure is that if we process it, it becomes fodder, becomes the raw material, that enables us to connect authentically with people, and builds trust.” - Michael Hyatt

“The constraints that I put around my workday, I think are really a huge reason why I’ve been able to be successful now as the CEO of the company, but also in part why our company has been able to be successful.” - Megan Hyatt Miller

Resources Mentioned:

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591: Michael and Megan Hyatt | Win at Work and Succeed at Life

591: Michael and Megan Hyatt | Win at Work and Succeed at Life

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