Need a Mentor? Get Platform!



Michael Hyatt, Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishing, is one of my mentors. And he has no idea. When I started this daunting journey of life as a speaker and writer, a mentor was one of my constant prayers. God took me by surprise when he filled that need with a number of people, some of whom I've never even met. Michael Hyatt is one of those.


I started reading his blog Intentional Leadership about a year ago. I have made leaps in leadership and productivity as a result. When someone impacts your life is such a significant way, how do find a way to thank them?


Words and even actions aren't adequate, because the well of information Michael has to give is near bottomless. Today is the kickoff for his newest book Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. As a part of his launch team, I was given an advance reading copy. This book is the resource I wish I'd had three years ago when I first began writing my blog.


Here are just a few of my favorite quotes from the book:
  • No amount of marketing savvy can overcome a weak product.
  • Write down your dream. This is the act that transforms a dream into a goal.
  • You can either accept reality as it is, or create it is as you wish it to be.
  • Social Media only works well if the communication is personal, authentic and near immediate.
  • Marketing is no longer about shouting in a crowded marketplace, it is about participating in a dialogue with fellow travelers.
Perhaps God is growing a dream in you to start a home based business, to make an impact as a speaker, writer or artist or to grow a ministry at your church. Platform will give you step by step instructions to create a wow product and the how to make it successful.


The best part is that if you purchase Platform by Friday you get seven bonus gifts totaling $375.98:
  1. The Platform Video Jumpstart Series (a $179.00 value)
  2. Why Now is the Best Time Ever to be an Author (a $47.00 value)
  3. How to Write a Winning Book Proposal (a $47.00 value)
  4. Writing a Winning Non-Fiction Book Proposal eBook (a $19.95 value)
  5. Writing a Winning Fiction Book Proposal eBook (a $19.95 value) 
  6. Digital Editions of Platform (a $38.05 value)
  7. Audio Edition of Platform (a $24.99 value)
To claim your free gifts, just purchase your copy from your favorite retailer, email your receipt to gifts@michaelhyatt.com, and confirm your email address.


I am so thankful for Michael's mentorship to me through his writing. He is definitely leaving a lasting imprint on the world. 


If you could leave an imprint on your world, what would want it to say?

34 comments:

  1. Shannon,
    This is a great review... and a great way to say thanks to an amazing mentor.

    Glad to be on the Team with you,
    ~Heidi

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    1. Heidi, thanks for your visit! Welcome to the oasis. I hope we'll get to hang out much in the future!

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  2. Michael's blog has made a huge impact on me as well and I've really enjoyed this book too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts here!

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    1. Jeremy, I'm so excited for you to be here and hope you'll return again soon for additional refreshment!

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  3. I feel the same way about Michael! I call him one of my internet gurus. I am so glad to have this book available. I love that it is for everyone that has a dream. If you need an audience (to speak to, sing to, sell to, act to) this is for you! Great review! Love it!

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    1. Love this "If you need an audience (to speak to, sing to, sell to, act to)..." You really nailed it there!

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  4. I like the quotes you pulled out. Great post! Image getting a mentor/coach for less than $15. Priceless!

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  5. It's odd, I was JUST thinking about this kind of thing! I really DO need a mentor and anything to help me with productivity....I'm in. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Oh girl, you will LOVE Michael Hyatt. He is so practical yet challenging. It's like the perfect recipe of want to and how to!

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  6. Interesting! I think he's a great mentor.

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    1. You should totally order his book. He's fantastic!

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  7. I haven't heard of this but it is something for me to look into, thanks for sharing.

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  8. Shannon,
    I'm also a big fan of Michael's blog and work. He shares his knowledge so generously, and I'm sure he's helped me with my learning curve (which is still pretty steep!). Thanks for letting others know about what he does!
    Ann

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    1. I'm right there with ya. I'm amazed at all I've learned from him!

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  9. Thanks for sharing his information. I've subscribed to his site....

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    1. So glad, Becky Jane. You will LOVE his leadership & social media tips!

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  10. I'm going to think about the imprint I would like to make! I espcially like the first statement, about no amount of marketing being able to do something if the product is weak! That sounds fair.

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    1. Momfever, with your enthusiasm for parenting I'm willing to bet you'll make a significant imprint!

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  11. Thanks for sharing this information. I was intrigued, so I subscribed to his site. :) I'm always open to words that are uplifting, inspiring, and informative.

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  12. I'm glad you were able to find the mentor you needed (even if you've never actually met him). I hope I'm able to find one this Fall when I start student teaching, because I bet I'm going to need one.

    Stopping by from VoiceBoks!
    http://ziggysblogs.blogspot.com

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    1. Laura, I was a teacher in my former life and I definitely needed a mentor. Praying with you that you find one!

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  13. Thanks for this great review and the reminder to get my copy ordered! I just did and I'm excited to read it and get all the bonus materials! Thanks, Shannon! You are a gift.

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  14. Shannon, I think you've found the perfect way to thank your mentor! Amazing review of his new work and one I'm excited to see hit the marketplace. Yes, where was it when I started blogging and stepping out into leadership following retirement? Sigh . . . God's timing isn't always ours, is it?

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    1. Sherrey, in many ways that has been the most difficult part of my journey - waiting on God. His timing is perfect though not easy.

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  15. I really like all of his main points, especially #1...so true!

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    1. Courtney, you are so great at building quality products. I really admire your ability to execute!

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  16. Thanks Shannon! He sounds great! I had heard his name before but now I'll check out his website. It sounds very familiar to me with my Life Coaching practice. ~ Blessings out girl, Amy

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    1. Amy, I highly recommend his blog and his book. His book is an essential tool for anyone serious about making an imprint on the world with a message.

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  17. He is a great resource for such a variety of people! I turned to his blog regularly as I began my own. I'm struggling with balance and understanding what God's desire is for me though. Does God want me to be a writer, should I pursue a platform, do I have enough quality in what I write to 'sell' my blog? These are questions I'm still working through. I'm glad to see the growth you are experiencing on your writing journey Shannon. Your voice is a clear, calm tone of wisdom!

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    1. Beck, thank you so much for those kind, encouraging words. Just this week I was praying and asking God if others could hear my writing voice. You have affirmed that for me. Thank you!

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