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January 25, 2023

Megan Hyatt Miller: The Importance of Mindset in Setting Goals

Megan Hyatt Miller

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I'm all about that Carpe Diem lifestyle! We seize the day so we can build our family wealth and happiness.

But what if our thinking is holding us back? What if our mindset and the story we tell ourselves are making achieving our goals so much harder?

Megan Hyatt Miller, Author of Mind Your Mindset, is helping us dive deeper into the science of mindset and helping us realize how success starts with our thinking. 

Overview: The Importance of Mindset w/ Megan Hyatt Miller

Megan Hyatt Miller reviews the following:

  • Why mindset matters when it comes to setting goals
  • How Megan personally focuses on improving her mindset as a CEO and mother of 5
  • Why the people (and news sources) we surround ourselves with matter


Key Takeaways

Here are my top three takeaways from my conversation with Megan Hyatt Miller.

Recognize the Narrator

You know that voice in your head that keeps you safe, but sometimes holds you back from doing the big things!?

I’m constantly having conversations in my brain and oftentimes those conversations come from a place of scarcity or nervousness about what’s to come.

Megan highlighted that this is totally normal! This is because your brain is just trying to protect you from really big life-threatening dangers. 

Although speaking in front of an audience, leaving your soul-sucking job for a life as an entrepreneur, or investing in your first index fund might feel nerve-racking … you’re not in mortal danger. 

Our narrator is just trying to do their job but it really could be holding you back from a better life. 

Change Your Story

I liked when Megan shared that her Dad (Michael Hyatt) was told at a younger age that he was “not good with money.” Subconsciously that stuck with him for decades. 

He had the opportunity to improve his financial savvy, but that negative narrator told him that he was no good with money.

Long story short, Michael Hyatt is an owner of a successful family business and surely is a multi-millionaire at this point. 

Megan’s point was that you can change your story. Just because someone thought one way about you or even you think a certain way about yourself, doesn’t mean you can’t change that thinking. 

You’re in control. 

Find Better News Sources

If you oftentimes find yourself consuming negative news stories or talking with people who only share negative news or gossip, it’s time to change the channel. Change the channel on your news sources literally and figuratively.

Surround yourself with positive words, people who want to see you succeed, and news that gets you fired up about your future. We only get this one life so don’t let toxic news take over. 

And honestly, this starts with us. Share the good news, be a positive light, and take action that inspires positive change. 

We need to be that positive change. 

Guest Bio – Megan Hyatt Miller

Megan Hyatt Miller and Family
Megan Hyatt Miller and Family

Megan Hyatt Miller is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Michael Hyatt & Company and the co-host of the popular business podcast, Lead to Win. She is also Michael’s oldest daughter.

As the architect of Michael Hyatt & Company’s standout culture, she is committed to helping her team win at work and succeed at life, while also delivering phenomenal results to their customers. Under her leadership, Michael Hyatt & Company was named as one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2020, which ranks the top companies in America for their employee engagement.

When she’s not taking the company to new heights, she’s fully present at home with her husband Joel and five kids in Franklin, Tennessee.

Resources – Megan Hyatt Miller

Mind Your Mindset (Book)

Podcast Resources:

  • Family Wealth + Happiness Guidebook: Get the 10 steps to young family wealth and happiness for free by signing up for our bi-weekly newsletter. This 39-page PDF gives the tools, guidance and resources to achieve your own version of family financial independence.
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  • Corporate Financial Wellness Presentation: Contact me to discuss how I can support your company's overall financial wellness.
  • Recommended Resources: You won’t reach your financial goals without the right tools. Here are my suggestions!

Carpe Diem Quote:

“Your future does not equal your past. Tomorrow is full of possibility you can access right now.” 

Michael Hyatt

What do you think of the advice from Megan Hyatt Miller? Did this conversation around the importance of mindset support your goal setting plans?

Please let us know in the comments below.

Andy Hill

Andy Hill, AFC® is the award-winning family finance coach behind Marriage Kids and Money - a platform dedicated to helping families build wealth and happiness. With millions of podcast downloads and video views, Andy’s message of family financial empowerment has resonated with listeners, readers and viewers across the world. When he's not "talking money", Andy enjoys being a Soccer Dad, singing karaoke with his wife and relaxing on his hammock.

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