Wed, 7 January 2015
A young woman has quit smoking, been promoted at work, and run a marathon. An untestedÂ CEO takes over one of America's biggest companies and focuses on just one behavior patternÂ in the company, and very soon Alcoa is at the top of the Dow Jones. A marketer at Procter & Gamble notices a seemingly insignificant pattern while studyingÂ videos of how people make their beds. As a result, the company makesÂ a small shift in advertising and Febreze goes from being one of the company's biggest flops to earning a billion dollars a year. What do all three cases have in common?
Reporter and best-selling author Charles Duhigg believes that in each case, the success came from a shift in the patterns that shape our very lives – our habits. Habits do form our destiny, but we can consciously choose our habits. That shift – a change in yourÂ key habits – can help you transform your relationships, your finances, your health, your business, and your life.
In today's episode, I'll suggest 10 life-changing habits to adopt now. And I'll give you the tools, tactics, and battle plan to help make those habits stick.
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Tip(s) of the Week:
“InÂ The Power of Habit,Â award-winningÂ New York TimesÂ business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed.”
So reads the copy on Duhigg's website. He goes on to describe his book this way:
“Along the way we learn why some people and companies struggle to change, despite years of trying, while others seem to remake themselves overnight. We visit laboratories where neuroscientists explore how habits work and where, exactly, they reside in our brains. We discover how the right habits were crucial to the success of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, and civil-rights hero Martin Luther King, Jr. We go inside Procter & Gamble, Target superstores, Rick Warrenâ€™s Saddleback Church, NFL locker rooms, and the nationâ€™s largest hospitals and see how implementing so-called keystone habits can earn billions and mean the difference between failure and success, life and death.”
“At its core,Â The Power of HabitÂ contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work.”
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David says: “The OmniFocus Video Field Guide is a screencast, not a book. A lot of people have asked me to write a book about OmniFocus but instead I made thisÂ 2.5 hour video that takes you, soup to nuts, throughÂ the Omni Group's supremely bad-ass task manager. The screencast can turn an OmniFocusÂ novice into a task-managing ninja.”
Spiritual Foundations:Â Is it right for Christians to ‘upgrade' their peer groupÂ in order to be more successful?
When we talk about being “intentional about your peer group”, seeking out relationships with people more successful than you, and eliminating Â or limiting the access to you that negative peopleÂ have, are we being selfish or sinful?
Minister to everyone, but take care who you give access to your heart.
Feature Presentation:Â 10 Life-Changing Habits To Adopt Now
Habits are the tiny hinges that swing the big doors of your life – either opening or shutting them. Habits control the tiny, incremental behaviors that shape our lives.
It's the small things we do every day that have the big effect down the road.
10 Life-Changing Habits To Adopt Now
I use The Habit List app to track my daily habit practice.
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