Day 53: Testing my process for giving up a bad habit

Part of the reason for giving up alcohol was to determine whether or not I had created a habit change process that was robust enough to hold up in the face of a habit I thought I couldn’t break. It was. But. Many other things changed in my life at the same time. The process…

Willpower and Moral Licensing (Blog and Podcast)

This podcast episode is Part 6 of 6 in the “Goals and Habits” Series In this episode, we look at willpower in general and also explore the effect of labelling your habits (or yourself) as ‘good’ or ‘bad’. In Short: Willpower is finite is depleted by: stress lack of sleep can be trained and strengthened…

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 15: The multi-cue habit

I’ve spent today recording this week’s podcast episode about habits. In it, I talk about how habits form and discuss the three elements that make up a habit – a¬†cue, a routine and a reward. I decided to use this little 100 day quest as an example to explain how the cue triggers you to…

Where do beliefs come from?

Listen to Podcast Take a moment to answer any one of these questions: What is success? What does it take to be a good person? What is the most important thing family members can do for each other? The only way to answer these questions is to tap into your beliefs. Our beliefs drive every…

What’s really stopping you making the change?

Listen to the Podcast Changing behaviour is HARD! Most of us know what to do but knowing it and doing it are not the same thing. Why? In last week’s podcast, I spoke about the metaphor of the Rider and the Elephant. The rider represents the conscious, logical processes in the mind – the ones…