Getting into a groove with a new habit can move you forward. There is a lot of research that even minor adjustments to your way of doing things can make a big difference. Apply this thinking to a new adventure in your life and now you’re doing more than thinking about doing.
“In order to design successful habits and change your behaviors, you should do three things. Stop judging yourself. Take your aspirations and break them down into tiny behaviors. Embrace mistakes as discoveries and use them to move forward.”
Stanford’s Director of Behavior Design Lab BJ Fogg’s book Tiny Habits: The Small Habits That Change Everything is based on twenty years of research and Fogg’s experience coaching more than 40,000 people.
The Tiny Habits website even offers a free and simple 5-day course where professor Fogg says “You will learn a lot about habits, as well as how to change your behavior.”
Our favorite tools and resources for expanding your network, staying in the know, learning new skills, and making your next move.
- Lunchclub: Networking in the era of HOME, Home, home. This free service really does some smart matching to keep your network fresh.
- More and Less: Are your resolutions stalled? What do you want more of in 2021? Less of? Why? The New York Times’s At Home section suggests you draw a more/less list to set your intentions for the year ahead.
- Atomic Habits: More on the rewards of small changes. James Clear’s book on the practical strategies that will teach you how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to results.
Second Act Stories
Over the past three years Andy Levine has hosted the Second Act Stories podcast, He’s interviewed 89 men and women who’ve made successful career pivots. On Next Avenue he makes the point, “While career experts consistently advocate for the planning method (slowly and methodically plotting a pivot before you make one), my interviews suggest that a “leap and the net will appear” approach can prove equally effective.”
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