Occasionally a book comes along that I consider a game changer. Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World is one of those. Written by Michael Hyatt, one of the world’s most prolific bloggers, it could move you and your message to the next level of influence.
One of my heroes, John C. Maxwell, says this about it.
I have watched Michael Hyatt build his own platform from the ground up to become one of the largest in the world. And he has done so with the strategies and tips he outlines in this very practical book. Any author, speaker, or business owner who wants a blueprint for getting the attention and visibility they want, needs to read this book.
As an author myself, I understand the important of expanding my platform. Often I’ve tried to do it in a hit or miss fashion. Platform, however, shows you how to expand your platform, whether you are an author, pastor, public speaker, entrepreneur, musician, or small business owner. It has never been easier, less expensive, or more possible than right now to build your platform and Michael Hyatt will show you how.
Platform offers a step-by-step guide with proven strategies, practical tips and easy-to-replicate formulas.
If you buy the book this week, between May 21 and 25, you get an incredible amount of bonus content. This week only Michael is giving away $375.98 worth of free bonus content for those who purchase it. Complete details are available at http://michaelhyatt.com/platform
Bonuses include: Platform Video Jumpstart Program (six sessions), How to Write a Winning Book Proposal (two e-books and two audio sessions), Why NOW is the Best Time Ever to Be an Author (hour-long video), Digital Versions of Platform (audio and eBook), and more!
Few books do I endorse more heartily than this one. Take advantage of Michael’s bonus content today and start building or expanding your platform right away! Check it out today. http://michaelhyatt.com/platform
Once in while I get the opportunity to be a part of something truly big. I’m on a bogging team of around 100 bloggers who got to see an advance copy of Michael Hyatt’s new book, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World.
As an author, I’ve always struggled to understand how to expand my platform. After I read only five pages of Michael’s book I kept telling myself, “If only I had this book a few years ago.”
If you want to build your platform for whatever message you want to convey, buy this book this week because…
…to celebrate the launch of the book this week, Michael is giving away $375.98 worth of free bonus content for those who purchase the book between May 21 and May 25. Complete details are available at http://michaelhyatt.com/platform
I honestly couldn’t put the book down and I consider it a privilege to work with these bloggers.
I just enjoyed a lunch sponsored by The Aspen Group which featured Darren Whitehead, teaching pastor at Willow Creek Church. Darren listed the top 10 issues facing the church today. He based it on a survey from Lifeway.
Here are the 10, in reverse order.
- Relevance in the church
I loved Darren’s description that in the image of the cross we find the essence of our calling. The vertical line reminds us that we are to help people be reconciled to God. The horizontal reminds us that we are to help people be reconciled to each other.
What would you add to this list?
Thanks to Kristin Ruther with the Aspen Group for a delightful meal and great challenge.
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This is a brief excerpt about brokenness in a pastor’s life and ministry from my latest book, 5 Ministry Killers and How to Defeat Them.
Circumstances beyond a pastor’s control (demographics or a location that hinders growth), an uncooperative board (they say no to an important initiative), or even family issues (a chronically ill child who requires an inordinate amount of energy) can hinder and dilute our ministry efforts. In other words, we seldom immediately see the benefit from brokenness.
Brokenness has touched my life in the two places where it hurts the most: my family (one chronically sick child, one who rebelled for five years) and my ministry (many dreams yet unfulfilled). But Jesus said brokenness must precede fruit bearing.
Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains by itself alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.