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A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less

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"One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. No one understands this better than Michael Hyatt, and he's engineered a new, easy-to-follow approach to harness this power in his new book Free to Focus."--Tony Robbins, #1 New York Times bestselling author, Unshakeable

"Free to Focus will push you to use your time well and to become a better version of the person you were created to be."--Dave Ramsey, New York Times bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio show host

"Great stories are thought through before they're written. Great lives are the same. Mike gives us a framework to plan our lives in such a way that we won't have to experience regret. This is a great book."--Donald Miller, New York Times bestselling author; founder and CEO, StoryBrand

"Busyness is meaningless. What matters is consistently executing the work that actually matters. This book shows you how."--Cal Newport, New York Times bestselling author, Deep Work and Digital Minimalism

"Michael Hyatt is one of the best leaders I know. Leaders rely on smart systems to help them lead in the office as well as at home, and Free to Focus provides the kind of system that every smart leader craves."--John C. Maxwell, author, speaker, and leadership expert

"I've been where you may be now--buried under a mountain of daily tasks, watching my biggest goals and most important projects slip further and further out of reach. Here's the solution. Michael Hyatt has created a productivity system that really works. Free to Focus does not disappoint."--Lewis Howes, New York Times bestselling author, The School of Greatness and The Mask of Masculinity


Slay distractions, reduce your task list, and free yourself from interruptions

Everyone gets 168 hours a week, but it never feels like enough, does it? Work gobbles up the lion's share--many professionals work as much as 70 hours a week--leaving less and less margin for rest, exercise, family, and friends. If we're not careful, we can trade what matters most for a task list that grows longer by the day. What's the solution?

In Free to Focus, New York Times bestselling author Michael Hyatt reveals nine proven ways to win at work so you are finally free to succeed at the rest of life: your health, relationships, and more. He helps you

· redefine your work so it works for you
· filter your tasks and commitments
· cut out the nonessentials
· eliminate interruptions and distractions
· set boundaries that protect your focus and drive results
· leverage your time and energy for maximum productivity
· build momentum for a lifetime of success

Most people think productivity is about finding or saving time. But it's not. It's about making your time work for you. Just imagine having margin and free time again. It's not a pipe dream. You can be free to focus, starting today.


Michael Hyatt is the founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company, a leadership development firm specializing in transformative live events and workshops, plus digital and analog planning and productivity tools. Formerly chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, Michael is also a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of several books, including Living Forward, Your Best Year Ever, and Platform. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Inc., Fast Company, Businessweek, Entrepreneur, and other publications. Michael has been married to his wife, Gail, for forty years. They have five daughters, three sons-in-law, and eight grandchildren. They live just outside Nashville, Tennessee. Learn more at MichaelHyatt.com.


Endorsements

"The bridge between dreams and achievement is taking massive determined action. One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. No one understands this better than Michael Hyatt, and he's engineered a new, easy-to-follow approach to harness this power in his new book Free to Focus."

Tony Robbins, #1 New York Times bestselling author, Unshakeable

"Michael Hyatt is more than just a great writer and cultural thinker. He happens to be one of America's leading experts in the area of productivity. He really knows his stuff! That's why I'm so sure you can absolutely trust what you find in Free to Focus. It will push you to use your time well and to become a better version of the person you were created to be."

Dave Ramsey, bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio show host

"I've known Michael for a long time and this book is one of his best. He hasn't just provided us with a huge chest full of tools, he reminds us why we need them and encourages us to reach for the right one for the job."

Bob Goff, New York Times bestselling author, Love Does and Everybody Always

"Great stories are thought through before they're written. Great lives are the same. Mike gives us a framework to plan our lives in such a way we won't have to experience regret. This is a great book."

Donald Miller, New York Times bestselling author; founder and CEO, StoryBrand

"At the end of the day, what you create in every area of your life is determined by your ability to focus. What you'll find in Free to Focus is a working 'owner's manual' on how to create that focus in every area of your life. Much of what you'll find in this book will be new to you (and maybe even counterintuitive), but it's data-driven from the thousands of clients that Michael has worked with. Read this book and find your focus."

Jeff Walker, #1 New York Times bestselling author, Launch

"Michael Hyatt is one of the best leaders I know, and I am excited that he's written Free to Focus. Michael's use of thorough testing and research, along with his proven track record as a leader of established and start-up companies, translates into a book that is full of insights and practical steps. Leaders rely on smart systems to help them lead in the office as well as at home, and Free to Focus provides the kind of system that every smart leader craves."

John C. Maxwell, author, speaker, and leadership expert

"I've been where you may be now--buried under a mountain of daily tasks, watching my biggest goals and most important projects slip further and further out of reach. Here's the solution. Michael Hyatt has created a productivity system that really works. Free to Focus does not disappoint."

Lewis Howes, New York Times bestselling author, The School of Greatness and The Mask of Masculinity

"Busyness is meaningless. What matters is consistently executing the work that actually matters. This book shows you how."

Cal Newport, New York Times bestselling author, Deep Work and Digital Minimalism

"You need a system to succeed, and Free to Focus can be that system. When I saw the title and subtitle for this book, I thought, 'I have to read this!' And I'm so glad I did. Michael's no-nonsense, all-helpful advice can help anyone prioritize their life to do more of what's important to them."

Chris Guillebeau, author, Side Hustle and The $100 Startup

"I've had a dozen conversations over the years with friends that have involved the phrase, 'How's Hyatt doing it?' The 'it' in question is 'performing at such a high level and crushing his goals while still enjoying his life and family.' Fortunately, we don't have to wonder anymore because Hyatt has answered that question, and several others, in this fantastic book."

Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author, Finish, Give Yourself the Gift of Done

"Overwork is a pervasive form of personal sabotage that seems so justifiable in our attempts to be responsible and productive. The rush of modern life pulls us into the subtle expectation to do more. Michael Hyatt presents a well researched but refreshing alternative that allows us to breathe, play, and connect while still accomplishing the very best we have to offer at work. This book will restore the inner peace that makes work--and life--worthwhile."

Dan Miller, New York Times bestselling author, 48 Days to the Work You Love

"Michael Hyatt's practical approach to productivity isn't just another tactical guide filled with good ideas--it's a comprehensive strategy for overhauling your life. It's not just about getting more done, but getting the right things done--and that starts by knowing where you want to go."

Ruth Soukup, New York Times bestselling author, Do It Scared

"Success, we are often told, requires backbreaking work and never-ending hours in the office. And then we meet the truly successful who seem to get more done in less time than anyone else. Michael Hyatt shines the light on the secrets of the most productive people in his new book, Free to Focus. With his proven methods and research, you'll launch faster, go farther, and perform better than you thought possible."

Skip Prichard, CEO, OCLC, Inc., Wall Street Journal bestselling author, The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future

"Free to Focus is terrific. Applying Michael Hyatt's insights from this book will help leaders, executives, individual contributors, teachers, coaches, and moms and dads be more productive and purposeful. His framework and related action steps provide a clear path to greater freedom and increased effectiveness."

Tim Tassopoulos, president and COO, Chick-fil-A, Inc.

"If you're desperate to tame your to-do list, look no further. Michael Hyatt has a rare genius for cutting complexity and creating simple, practical solutions. Free to Focus doesn't disappoint. This is one productivity system that delivers real results."

Hal Elrod, international bestselling author, The Miracle Morning

"Don't work on another project, don't say yes to another opportunity or tackle another task before reading this book. It's that important! Hyatt's Free to Focus is my new productivity framework for finding the high-leverage work and maintaining the daily focus I need to see big results on the projects that matter most."

Amy Porterfield, host, The Online Marketing Made Easy Podcast

"There are 1440 minutes in a day, and once they're gone you never get them back. Michael Hyatt has written a fantastic guide--filled with actionable advice and tools--to maximize your energy, your focus, and results."

Kevin Kruse, New York Times bestselling author, 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management

"Michael Hyatt has written the guide to creating freedom and money without burning ourselves out in the process. At the end of Free to Focus, you will be able to work in a space where nothing is urgent, deadlines are met, and the workday truly ends at the office. Hyatt doesn't just teach this material, he lives it."

Brooke Castillo, founder, The Life Coach School

"Michael Hyatt has done it again! He masterfully blends the best research available with practical steps to help people finally understand what's important--learning to focus and radically improve their productivity. Free to Focus is filled with compelling, real-life stories of people who achieved extraordinary results based on the principles found in this book. I'm already using it!"

Ian Morgan Cron, bestselling author, The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery

"This is the right book for right now written by the right guy. My experience with leaders causes me to believe that our ability to focus has never been as challenged as it is today. In today's 'respond right now' environment, focus is exactly what will change the game for many of us. For the past two decades, I have observed Michael's immense ability to focus as the CEO of a large organization, an entrepreneur, an author, and a coach. This book is sure to elevate your productivity!"

Daniel Harkavy, CEO and executive coach of Building Champions, coauthor (with Michael Hyatt) of bestselling book, Living Forward

"Of all the skills you could master to improve your productivity and results, focus is king, and Michael Hyatt has outlined a masterful plan to achieve focus at the highest level. The steps in Free to Focus are clear, the strategies are actionable, and the lessons are timeless. Like me, you may find yourself wanting to reread this powerful book again and again."

Jeff Sanders, speaker and author, The 5 AM Miracle

"Everyone has opinions on how to be more productive in our hyper-distracted world, but almost no one has a system backed by sound science. This book is engaging, inspiring, and backed by hard data. In this age where we seem to have more to do, but less time than ever, Free to Focus is a guiding light for executing our most important goals and freeing up time for what matters most."

Shawn Stevenson, international bestselling author, Sleep Smarter

"Get off the treadmill! Just running faster won't get you where you want to be--unless you're chasing the right things. Free to Focus offers a practical, flexible framework for centering your life around what matters most, and unleashing your best work every day. Michael Hyatt has helped thousands of students take back control of their lives, and he'll do the same for you."

Todd Henry, author, The Accidental Creative

"If you were told that there was a system that would allow you to get more done and get more time back in your life, I suspect your response would be, 'Yes, please!' Michael Hyatt has done the research, tested the plan, and delivered those results to thousands. Now, in Free to Focus, Michael shows us how to move from being busy to being better."

Ken Coleman, podcast host, The Ken Coleman Show; author, The Proximity Principle

"Michael Hyatt has been teaching about personal productivity for years, and it shows with this book. While reading Free to Focus, it was almost spooky the number of times my mind would make a straw man argument, and in the very next paragraph, Michael would raise the point of my resistance and resoundingly knock it down. In today's world, being productive is all about making tough choices, and this book gives you the tools you need to do so."

David Sparks, podcast, author, and blogger, Mac Power Users

"When we're driven, we all wish we had more time. Why? So we could accomplish more, of course! And that's what I love about Michael's book Free to Focus. It's not about jamming more into an already full day. This is about proven strategies, backed by tons of research that just happens to fly in the face of conventional wisdom--all of which helps you do more with less. If you've ever felt squeezed for time, wishing you could do more but wondering how to fit it all in, read this book today!"

Stu McLaren, founder, the Tribe Course

"Michael Hyatt's credibility as a leader and entrepreneur is second to none. During my seven years as an entrepreneur, I've looked to him as the ideal role model. In Free to Focus, Michael drops value bombs on every single page. My biggest aha moment was the power of no. The realization that every time I say yes to something I'm actually saying no to everything else I could be doing is a game changer, and I've already applied its genius to great effect. With Free to Focus, Michael Hyatt is truly on fire!"

John Lee Dumas, podcast host, Entrepreneurs on Fire

"Michael Hyatt has written a masterpiece on optimizing your productivity and hitting big goals. The book includes a comprehensive system for getting results and a filter for identifying the biggest needle-moving activities in your company. The thing I love most about this book is the system conforms to your life so it's relevant to anyone in any business. This is undoubtedly Michael's Hyatt's best book yet!"

Josh Axe, founder, DrAxe.com; author, Eat Dirt; CVO, Ancient Nutrition Company

"Michael Hyatt has penned one of the best personal productivity books I've ever read. The framework he shares can create success in the short term and also paves a path for long-term success. Whether you are exploring productivity practices in earnest for the first time or have a history of studying them, Free to Focus offers a winning formula for personal and professional achievement."

Mike Vardy, productivity strategist and founder of TimeCrafting

"I love this book! Michael Hyatt has proven the system where it counts--in the field, with real entrepreneurs, and real corporate leaders. Free to Focus isn't just a collection of ad hoc tips. It's a system that's been proven by research. A system that helps you get traction and make real progress on your most important projects. I highly recommend it."

Stever Robbins, creator, Get-it-Done Groups; podcast host, Get-It-Done Guy's Quick and Dirty Tips to Work Less and Do More

"Whenever I hear of a new productivity topic, I always ask, 'Has Michael Hyatt done research on this yet?' As one of thousands of people who have gone through his Free to Focus course, I'm proud to claim Michael as my go-to authority. His brave leadership teaches practical productivity principles that have yielded extraordinary results for myself and the others he walks alongside in the trenches of life."

Erik Fisher, podcast host, Beyond the To-Do List podcast


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  1. Michael Hyatt

    Michael Hyatt

    Michael Hyatt is the founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company, a leadership development firm specializing in transformative live events, workshops, and digital and physical planning tools. Formerly chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, Michael is...

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