Michael Pietrzak

Michael Pietrzak
Michael Pietrzak is a mindset and habits coach to entrepreneurs. He founded So You Want to Write? Inc., which helps writers improve and get published. Michael is passionate about weightlifting, great books and playing guitar.

How to Lead in a Crisis

How to Lead in a Crisis

By Michael Pietrzak | March 27, 2020

How our leaders, and how you and I act in the next several months will determine how we weather this a once-a-century pandemic. Thankfully, history has lessons to teach leaders about triumphing over crisis.

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25 Self-Help Books You (Probably) Haven’t Read

By Michael Pietrzak | March 16, 2020

You already know that leaders are readers, and that your success is correlated to how much you read. But what do you do when you’ve read all the classics? Here’s an alternative list of titles that you may have missed. Many are not shelved in the self-help section, but each will open up new roads into your wide-open future.

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Coronavirus or Fear: What’s Worse?

By Michael Pietrzak | March 11, 2020

In every situation we have a choice: to let fear rob us of our power, or to work together as leaders for the good of the whole.

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You Can Choose Happiness—Here’s How

By Michael Pietrzak | February 18, 2020

This is the truth: If you’re not happy, you can choose to be. Science and philosophy prove it.

Patience Is a Superpower

By Michael Pietrzak | January 13, 2020

If your goal is big enough, it will take time. Adopt these 7 mindsets to run circles around life’s challenges.

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Beyond Resolutions: The Complete Guide to Achieving Your New Year Goals

By Michael Pietrzak | January 1, 2020

New Year’s resolutions are for amateurs. If you want meaningful, lasting change in your life, you need a system—a guide.

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Serve Others to Get All You Want

By Michael Pietrzak | December 10, 2019

Around the holiday season, it’s easy to feel that good-cheer-to-all glow, and drop a few coins in Santa’s kettle. But it’s harder to translate those warm and fuzzies into daily habits of service. Pure altruism won’t carry most people through big challenges, so let’s get clear on how YOU benefit when you serve others.

How to Appreciate Yourself

How to Appreciate Yourself

By Michael Pietrzak | November 27, 2019

Self-love is not an optional frill, it’s the core of life. And there are two key habits for appreciating yourself: words and deeds.

10 Business Lessons From a Baby

10 Business Lessons From a Baby

By Michael Pietrzak | November 19, 2019

Business and fatherhood share the same fundamentals. Here’s what our writer learned as a dad-to-be.

10 Ways to Cultivate Fearlessness

By Michael Pietrzak | October 31, 2019

Courage is an essential life skill; it allows us to ‘do it anyway.’ But wouldn’t you rather transcend your fears? This is how to set yourself on the path of fearlessness.