Day 58: How you do anything is how you do everything

Sometimes I think I’m making too big a deal of giving up wine and sugar. I mean, in the grand scheme of things, it really isn’t that important. But in terms of the patterns it creates in my thinking and my habits, it’s very important. I don’t think most of us stop to think about…

Rewards and Judgement (Blog and Podcast)

Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash This podcast episode forms part 5 of 6 in the “Goals and Habits” series. Listen here. In Short: Set up your new habits so they feel rewarding to you, right from the start Develop a sense of acceptance – of yourself and your fallibility. A slip doesn’t mean it’s…

Keystone Habits: Why they hold such Power (Blog and Podcast)

This is Episode 4 of 6 in the “Goals and Habits” series. Listen here. If you missed any of the first three episodes in the series, you can find those here: Goals: How to set good ones Values: Why they’re important Habits: How and why they form In this week’s episode, I cover keystone habits,…

Day 3: Unintended Consequences or something more?

I have spent so many years berating myself for drinking that I didn’t register the role alcohol played in the ebb and flow of my motivation. Every day, I would wake up feeling a bit sluggish and “morning me” would need to prove to myself that I was a high performer, someone who can achieve…

Gaining Value from Experiences – Blog and Podcast

Podcast Episode 14 – Listen here This episode is the final instalment in the “Planning and Decision Making” Series. Links to earlier podcasts can be found at the bottom of the page. In Short: Big decision are rarely big decisions. They’re a series of micro-decisions leading you towards a big one, followed by a series…

Planning for Action – Blog and Podcast

Planning and Action – Podcast Episode 13 – Listen here When most of us think about planning for success, we think about to-do lists and task lists. What we often fail to plan for is our change in mindset and the natural ebb and flow of motivation and energy. This podcast episode is about planning…

Are there good and bad decisions?

Podcast Episode 11. Listen here. In short: The actions you take after making the decision are more important than the decision itself. (More in this in Episode 12) It’s possible for things to go wrong even when you make a good choice and take all the ‘right’ actions. Not everything is in your control. (More…