ECPA's Rush To Press

Living Forward Hits Multiple Bestsellers Lists
Debuts in Top Ten on USA TodayWall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly

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Ada, Mich. (March 18, 2016)Living Forward (Baker Books; ISBN 9780801018824; ebook ISBN 9781493403257; $21.99) by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy has achieved wide recognition and acclaim since its March 1, 2016, release, including top ten status on three different national bestseller lists. It achieved the #2 ranking on the Publishers WeeklyHardcover Nonfiction list, and it was ranked #6 on the USA Today list. It also hit #3 on the Wall Street Journal Nonfiction Combined list.

Living Forward was released with high expectations from the authors and our publishing team, and we are impressed and encouraged by its swift appearance on these bestseller lists,” said Dwight Baker, president and CEO of Baker Publishing Group. “Many new readers are now preparing their Life Plans, and we are amazed to consider the outcome of those personal transformations.”

In Living Forward, Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy cut through the clutter and show readers how to draft a Life Plan, an empowering, self-composed road map to living the life that they truly desire. A Life Plan is how to accomplish what Hyatt and Harkavy call “living forward,” a proactive way of being. When we “live forward,” we are mindful, intentional, and better positioned to deal with both incredible opportunities and perilous setbacks as we tackle life on the balls of our feet instead of on our heels. Living Forward is a proven, real world–tested manual that anticipates questions and clearly charts the way forward to a better life, sharper focus, and personal peace.

“My wife Gail told me recently that Living Forward was very likely the most important message we’ve shared to date,” stated Michael Hyatt. “The response to the book’s release is proof that she was right. ‘Thank you’ hardly seems sufficient to all of those who have supported, encouraged, led, shared, and bought into the idea of life planning that Daniel and I share in Living Forward.”

“After decades of coaching executives through life planning, we knew that the message of Living Forward had the power to change the way people live and lead,” shared Daniel Harkavy. “We are thrilled to see it getting into the hands of so many people in just its first weeks of release and are looking forward to seeing the impact that Living Forward can have as even more people read it and apply it to their own lives.”

Michael Hyatt is the former chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, now part of HarperCollins. He is a New York TimesWall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who has lived by the plan in Living Forward. Michael’s blog is ranked by Google in the top one-half percent of all blogs, with 500,000 unique visitors a month and readers in more than two hundred countries.

Daniel Harkavy has been coaching business leaders to peak levels of success, performance, profitability, and fulfillment for more than twenty-five years. In 1996, he harnessed his passion for coaching teams and leaders and founded Building Champions, where he serves as CEO and executive coach. Over the past two decades, he and his team of coaches have worked with thousands of clients and organizations implementing the plan in Living Forward.

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