S2: EP 35- How to Create Vision for Your Life and Business with Special Guest Michael Hyatt

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To begin with the end in mind means to start with a clear understanding of your destination. It means to know where you are going so that you better understand where you are now and so that the steps you take are always in the right direction.
— stephen covey

On this episode, join Mary and her very special guest Michael Hyatt.

Michael is not only Mary’s dad, but he is also Chief Executive Officer and founder of Michael Hyatt & Company. He has scaled multiple companies over the years, including a $250M publishing company with 700+ employees and his own leadership development company that has grown over 60% year over year for the past 4 years. Under his leadership, Michael Hyatt & Company has been featured in the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in America for three years in a row. He is also the author of several New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling books, including Platform, Living Forward, Your Best Year Ever, and Free to Focus.

You might be asking, “How important is vision right now given the fact that we are in a pandemic?” Well, Michael argues that it is not a luxury to know your vision, it’s essential for your life and your business. In this replay of their FB LIVE interview, Michael and Mary lay out exactly how to create a vision and discuss why it’s the 1st foundational step to any success.

Your vision is what you want to accomplish and where you want to be. Your strategy is how you get there. No one ever drifted to a destination that they would have chosen. You have to have a clear picture of where you are going in order to get there. In order to do this you may need to give yourself permission to dream again, or maybe for the first time.

The first question you have to ask yourself is “Why is your product or your service more relevant today even more than it was before the pandemic?”.

This was exactly the question Michael had to ask himself when his new book, The Vision Driven Leader, was set to be released right when the country went into lockdown because of COVID-19.

His answer was simple. Vision is needed now more than ever. There has never been a more needed time for entrepreneurs and business owners to have vision than right now! If your business is currently experiencing some shifting it doesn’t mean you need to change our vision, but you might need to change our strategy. Every time our strategy stops working, it needs to change. But before we can create a strategy we need a clear vision.

What you need is a vision script. A written document, 3-5 pages in length that describes the future 3-5 years from now, and is written in the present tense. Writing in the present tense is the first step to bringing it into reality.

You have to begin with the end in mind. A vision script answers the question “Where do I want to go and what do I want to achieve?’. Vision is a question about destination. Strategy is about how. The vision doesn’t change regardless of what is going on outside of you, but the strategy most certainly will change. Often the how or the strategy won’t show up until the vision is clear. You have no idea how to make something happen? Perfect! Your right vision will be in your discomfort zone. This is exactly where your vision should be.

Vision is the most foundational piece of your whole business. It will help you prioritize your mission, core values, and strategy. You can’t have any of those things without a clear vision.


-Creating a vision script

-Why it’s so important to know your destination before you begin

-How to reference your future to create your future

-Why giving yourself permission to dream is important

-The difference between your mission and your vision

-The #1 limiting belief that stops you from creating your vision

-How to communicate your vision to your organization or team

-How vision leads to achieving more by doing less

-Special bonuses when you buy Michael’s book now

-And much more!

Spend time, contemplating who you want to be. The mere process of contemplating who you want to be, begins to change your brain.

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