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Don’t hate. CREATE.

Don’t hate. CREATE.

Not long ago, after posting some fun pics on Facebook of me lacing up my sneakers for my morning run, followed by some motivational song lyrics and a brand new blog post, I got a private message from a Facebooker who shall not be named.   She wrote (and I quote): "Your perkiness annoys me.”…

Just because it’s not happening to you… doesn’t mean it’s not happening.

Just because it's not happening to you… doesn’t mean it’s not happening.

Me: Ugh. It drives me crazy that when boys speak out at school, they’re called “confident leaders.” But when girls do it, they’re called “bossy.”   Person who shall not be named: Well, that was certainly never my experience when I was at school! My daughter doesn’t experience that, either. I really think you’re exaggerating….

The nicest thing Martha Beck ever said to me.

The nicest thing Martha Beck ever said to me.

After completing my Master-level life coach training with Dr. Martha Beck — you know, Oprah’s go-to personal development expert — Martha wrote me a very nice testimonial:   “Susan Hyatt is a tremendously talented and enthusiastic life coach. Her style, which is both empathetic and pragmatic, helps fuel her clients’ belief in themselves and their…

Create what you crave: Or, why I stopped waiting for “Prince Charming” & booked my own damn castle.

Create what you crave:  Or, why I stopped waiting for “Prince Charming” & booked my own damn castle.

My husband of almost 22 years — aka: the Silver Fox — is probably never going to be named “Global Nomad of the Year” by National Geographic magazine.   His idea of a “thrilling travel adventure” is planning every summer weekend at the lake that we’ve gone to every summer for the past 16 years….

Just get your shoes on.

Just get your shoes on.

Want to know a dirty little secret?   Even after hundreds of hours of training from some of the best minds in the personal development industry (Dr. Martha Beck, Brooke Castillo, I’m looking at you)…   Even after being immersed in the world of “motivational speaking” and “life coaching” for 8 years, personally coaching thousands…

“Busy” is a shield. Take off your armor.

“Busy” is a shield. Take off your armor.

Mr. Busy strode into the Crossfit gym with his bluetooth zinging in his ear.   Late for class. Still talking — loudly — to the person on the other end of the line.   “Uh huh… right… no, Thursday won’t work… sure… get back to me, asap.”   Stepping onto the workout floor, he started…

Wish Downton Abbey was a real place?

Wish Downton Abbey was a real place?

Wish Downton Abbey was a real place? Fantasizing about a grand, remember-till-you-die adventure? Want to hang with me and 25 amazing women… in London? You’re gonna LOVE this. Girlfriends Gone Wild: London, England WHEN: Saturday, April 11, 2015. 6:30pm – 10pm. WHERE: Kettners Soho, London. WHAT: Girlfriends Gone Wild is a life coaching seminar mixed…

Make a scene

Make a scene

It was an ordinary day. I was jogging around the neighborhood. Not particularly happy. Not particularly unhappy. Just breaking a sweat. Doing my thing.   On the final stretch of my run, I saw something that made my stomach seize up.   Two teenage girls.   A puppy, cowering behind the girls.   And a…

You can’t “outsource” all of the hard work

You can't "outsource" all of the hard work

Here’s a question I get asked a lot (especially by entrepreneurs and professional coaches):   Susan:   Running my business is so overwhelming! Can you recommend someone who can produce an online course for me, run all of my marketing campaigns, get me booked in the media, figure out how to fill my client docket,…

Your body is a wise grandma. Your mind is a drama queen.

Your body is a wise grandma. Your mind is a drama queen.

I was power-walking around the park, doing my usual loop, when suddenly I got a crystal-clear message from my body:   “Try to run! Do it!”   Whaa? Uh, OK. I wasn’t a runner, but it felt right, so… a little faster now… then a little faster… and… hey! I’m running!   Later, I found…

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