Episode 057 – A proven plan to stop drifting and get the life you want: LIVING FORWARD chat with Michael Hyatt, Daniel Harkavy, and Kary Oberbrunner



In this episode I take a deep dive into the Living Forward phenomenon via an exclusive chat with authors Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy.

Living Forward starts out by addressing THE DRIFT.

The DRIFT is the tendency to arrive at destinations you don’t consciously choose. The DRIFT is facing life in a reactive way and happens when you’re:

  1. Unaware
  2. Distracted
  3. Overwhelmed
  4. Deceived

No one wakes up and says:

“Today I want to DRIFT.”

However, if you’re not living a life according to design, then you’re living a life according to DRIFT.

So how do you change direction and snap out of the DRIFT? Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy reveal that the average person spends 5 hours researching and shopping for a new car. The average bride-to-be spends 40 days planning a three-hour wedding. However, the average person never spends 1 day planning his or her life.


The reality is most of us don’t know how to plan our lives. Besides, it sounds daunting and out of reach.

“People who’ve lost their way are people who’ve lost their why.” (Click to Tweet)

Thankfully, Hyatt and Harkavy close the distance by demonstrating how to do a life plan. Even better, they provide examples of real Life Plans from real clients. These individuals come from a variety of backgrounds and life stages so readers of all kinds can relate.

The book is broken into 3 main parts:

  1. Understand Your Need
  2. Create Your Plan
  3. Make it Happen.

It literally walks you though the Life Plan process in a step-by-step fashion. The Life Plan is facing life in a proactive way.

As you read this book you’ll answer 3 powerful questions:

  1. How do I want to be remembered? This is your legacy.
  2. What matters most to me? These are your priorities.
  3. How do I get from where I am to where I want to be? This is your action plan.

Design your own “Regret Free” life by crafting your Life Plan.

  • The Life Plan creates clarity. It acts as a GPS.
  • The Life Plan creates courage. It acts as a filter.
  • The Life Plan creates commitment. It acts as a motivator.

Page 154 says it all, “This may sound grandiose, but we are out to change the world.”

In Living Forward authors Hyatt and Harkavy do just that. They change the world one person at a time by challenging readers to create greatness one life plan at a time.

Living Forward is a fantastic tool to design the life you want and then clarify the steps you need to take to get there.


QUESTION: What’s one thing you’re looking forward to?

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About The Author

Kary Oberbrunner

KARY OBERBRUNNER is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best-Selling Author and CEO of Igniting Souls Publishing Agency, a global company that runs on EOS. Its core focus is helping people write, publish, and market their books the right way and turn them into 18 streams of income. He’s an award-winning author of ten books, a screenwriter, and he’s been featured in Entrepreneur, CBS, Fox News, Yahoo, and many other major media outlets. As a young man, he suffered from severe stuttering, depression, and self-injury. Today a transformed man, Kary ignites souls. As an international speaker, he loves topics that capture his heart and mind such as: leadership, personal growth, human performance, blockchain technology, and entrepreneurship. As a futurist and host of the Blockchain Life podcast, he often consults on marketing, branding, IP, and NFTs. He has several earned degrees including a Bachelor of Arts, Masters in Divinity, and Doctorate in Transformational Leadership. He lives in Ohio with his family.

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