Episode 9: What I’m Learning About Habits and Rituals

September 28, 2015
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STORY TIME:
Waking up with my dog
Key Info for this Podcast: 
I used to think the the habit was the thing, the key to great productivity and . The more I read/listen to, the more I am finding that the better word is “rituals.” Join me today as I discuss:
  • My recent goal struggles
  • The difference between the two
  • It’s all about the Why
  • Make it so you won’t forget
A more eloquent discussion about this comes from a recent podcast I heard that I recommend everyone who wants to be more productive listen to:
Episode 55 if you’re specifically interested in more about this topic.
How to do it:
 
  • Figure out when you are most productive
  • The “1 Post-It” trick
  • “Eat the frog” first thing
  • Get ‘er done
Wrap-Up:
 
This week, figure out something you can start doing on a regular basis (it doesn’t have to be every day), and focus on transforming how you conceptualize that habit into a ritual.
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