My Interview with Michael Hyatt – Part 1

My Interview with Michael Hyatt – Part 1

It is all Michael Hyatt’s fault. Every bit of it.

The late nights spent writing blog posts. The even later nights trying to teach myself how to use the content management system, WordPress. Then there was my wife calling down wondering when or if I was coming to bed. Add in the distracting new observations my mind’s eye began to view as a result of blogging. Throw in the mindfulness of how my ‘platform’ was doing and how my ‘embassies’ were holding up at any given moment. It was and still is all Michael Hyatt’s fault.

In addition to all of that, it is Michael Hyatt’s fault that I drove from Boston to New York in the spring of 2012 to attend a gathering that had the geekiest of names; Blog World.  It was held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on the Westside of Manhattan. My brother-in-law Donald had a nice, but small, apartment on the Eastside (his rent cost more than some mortgages).

Because of Michael Hyatt’s almost ridiculous unselfishness, I slept on the floor of that apartment. Alright, Donald was prepared for guests and I had a blow-up bed more comfortable than most hotel beds, so it wasn’t all that painful. But you’re missing the point!

Al Getler, Bay Colony Wine Cellar's Joe Quartarone, Michael Hyatt, Hubspot CEO Brian Halligan

Al Getler, Bay Colony Wine Cellar’s Joe Quartarone, Michael Hyatt, Hubspot CEO Brian Halligan

The Unselfish Mr. Hyatt

Did you catch what I stated above? This Michael Hyatt is a very unselfish man. What is with that?

The guy opens up his life via his blog, his podcast, his books and several other venues both live and recorded.

This is where Michael Hyatt really has to take the wrap. Because he is an open book when it comes to his life, and because he openly shares how he accomplishes the many worthwhile projects he completes, and he even shares how he runs his business; he drives me to do more in my life. How unselfish, right?!

The reality is that there have been many changes in my life within the past two years and, in some strange way, Michael Hyatt was there to lead me in the right direction.  So, despite my life being turned on its head, I am so glad I came across the Unselfish Mr. Hyatt. In fact, I am grateful.

Part I of the Michael Hyatt Interview

Michael Hyatt is the author of the book Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. It was that book that got me started on blogging, on understanding what a platform is, and why writing brings out the best from and between people.

Michael had an amazing career in book publishing having reached the position of CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishing. Instead of riding off into the sunset, he shouldered his way into the practice of growing his website to over 360,000 unique visitors per month. He then turned around and created content to teach other people how to create their web presence and platform. One prime example is Platform University.

Enjoy the first part of my interview with a guy I consider very smart, a mentor, and one of the most open and influential people I have ever come across.

Yes, it is all Michael Hyatt’s fault. And I am blessed.

To watch my interview with Michael Hyatt on your mobile device, CLICK HERE

A transcript of the video prepared by CastingWords is available by CLICKING  HERE.

About Michael Hyatt

Michael Hyatt is the author of Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World (Thomas Nelson). It is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller. Recently, Forbes magazine named him one of the Top 50 Social Media Influencers of 2013.

Michael is the former Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the seventh largest trade book publishing company in the U.S. He has worked in the book publishing industry for most of his career.

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