I don’t know Michael Hyatt, but he has been kind to reply to some of my comments on his blog (www.michaelhyatt.com) and respond to some of my tweets. I am a big fan of his. His blogs, podcasts and videos have inspired and influenced me more than he will ever know. So, when he announced his latest secret project here, I had to see what it was all about.
I hope you will follow the links and check out what he is up to. I started watching the first video, which you can view below, and I was absolutely inspired to stick with blogging.
One of the things he said was very encouraging, and it reminds me of a story I once heard about a rabbi being asked when the best day to repent was. In the video, Hyatt says the best time to start building a platform was eight years ago, and the second best time is today. (As for the rabbi, he was asked when the best day to repent was. He told the man, “The day before you die.” The man told the rabbi he did not know when he was going to die. “Then, the second best day to repent is today.”)
What I found so encouraging about the video is how Hyatt explains that his platform was not built in a day. In some respects, it languished for years, even though it was steadily expanding. His book, Platform: Get Noticed in a Busy World, provides the tools to start building your platform today and helps you to avoid some of the challenges he faced.
To hear about his blog’s modest growth and how he essentially drew a line in the sand and committed to blogging is refreshing to hear. If you are not blogging today, you probably will by then end of the day. You can watch his video below, and I also encourage you to check out his new project using the link above.
Additionally, as way of disclosure, I am an Amazon affiliate and will make a small commission if you buy Hyatt’s book via the link above.