Surely you’ve heard Shakespeare’s phrase, “All the world’s a stage.” The implication is that we are all actors in the play of life, on the stage of the world. The only difference is that some stages are larger than others. If the truth be told, we all strive to make our stage as large as we can. The bigger the stage, the bigger the influence. The bigger the influence, the more effective leverage we have to help others. But ever so often, someone with a much larger stage allows us to step out from behind the curtain and perform on their stage. This is happening to me.
Michael Hyatt is the former CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishing. He now devotes his time to teaching and coaching people on how they can begin to build and grow their stage, or in his context, their platform. His book, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, is the go-to manual for developing a platform and growing it so that you can get the most out of the life God has given you. His goal is to help people live with more passion, work with greater focus, and lead with extraordinary influence.
He does this through several mediums: books, speaking, podcasts, Twitter, Facebook and blogging. These are all contributors to his stage. Michael’s best attribute is that he truly desires to see others succeed. So much so that he willingly shares his stage with people who are striving to leverage their life for the good of others. I am very honored and thrilled to say that I am a recipient of his generosity.
I was invited to Guest Post on Michael’s blog, www.MichaelHyatt.com. It is one of the top Leadership blogs in the world. The website Church Relevance ranks it as #3 on the Top 200 Church Blogs on the web. Michael is graciously sharing his stage and I am very grateful and honored. I would love for you to check out my post, “How to Retrieve What You’ve Read – Almost Instantly” and comment there and here as well. If you’re looking for a trustworthy and competent voice to speak into your life, I would recommend subscribing to Michael’s blog. It will make you a better leader.
Has anyone shared their stage with you?
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