Made easy


#541: Science-Backed Data On How Thoughts Influence Your Success with Michael Hyatt

February 2, 2023

Listen on…


Michael Hyatt shares new research from his new book, Mind Your Mindset

I’ll be the first one to admit that my thoughts – aka the little voice in my head — have gotten in my way more times than I care to admit. 

It’s told me terrible stories like, “You’re not good enough,” and “You can’t do this” – and guess what? Those narratives, even though they’re not true, are all rooted in past experiences I’ve had in my life.

According to research spearheaded by my mentor Michael Hyatt and his daughter Megan, it’s not unusual for 50% of our memories to be false or distorted. And yet we create stories around what’s possible based on those faulty memories. 

Now, here’s the good news. It’s scientifically proven that you can engineer your thoughts for success, and in this episode, you’ll hear how. 

Michael joins me to talk about performance psychology, neuroscience, and the cognitive science around success, which is all uncovered in his new book Mind Your Mindset

Tune in to hear:

  • How and why your thoughts influence your success
  • 3 simple steps you can take to rewire your negative thoughts
  • What to do when that negative mindset continues to persist
  • Examples of how everyday people have engineered their mindset for success

… Plus, much, much more! So if you’re sick and tired of old stories getting in your way, pop in your earbuds and press play! Trust me, you don’t want to miss this one.

Here’s a glance at this episode…

  • [03:55] In September, Michael had a heart attack. Overcoming adversity in life is really about how you think about it. 
  • [05:03] Michael's new book, Mind Your Mindset unpacks the science that shows that success starts with our thinking. 
  • [10:43] Thinking drives everything. Our stories are usually the way we arrange our perceptions. 
  • [12:26] We can engineer new thoughts and begin to create a different future by beginning to think different thoughts.
  • [13:55] The first step is to identify the narrator telling us the story. 
  • [14:47] The second step is to interrogate the story.
  • [20:25] The third step is to imagine a more empowering story. 
  • [22:07] We can choose what facts are relevant and where we are going to focus.
  • [32:10] As long as the problem is out there, there's nothing you can do about it.
  • [37:09] In the last recession, the difference between winners and losers was their thinking.
  • [39:48] When you get off track, always come back to ask what you are telling yourself about the situation.
  • [44:17] Reca;P Identify the problem and the story surrounding it. Interrogate the story. Imagine something that works better. 

Click here to listen!

Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts

“I love Amy and Online Marketing Made Easy.” <– If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — move toward the online life and business that they desire. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!

Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the feed and, if you’re not following, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Follow now!

Results are not guaranteed. Please see earnings disclaimer for more detail.

New Episodes Every Tuesday and Thursday

Recent Episodes of the Podcast

Catch up on

load more

load more

Listen on

Listen on

Listen on

The Online Marketing Made Easy Podcast

Ranked in the top 20 of Apple podcasts

Expert interviews, mini-execution plans, and intimate behind-the-scenes secrets from my biggest launches… all tied together by our mutual mission to make EVERYTHING you learn as simple, profitable, and FUN as possible.

There’s a reason “made easy”
                is literally the title!

There’s a reason “made easy” is literally the title!

Follow Me On The Gram