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The Next Step

On our journeys, sometimes the paths are clear and lit for miles and miles. And sometimes it feels as if thick fog has rolled in, obscuring all but inches ahead. Uncertainty turns to anxiety, eventually

Summer loves.

June was packed with planning a conference and completing my annual CPE, but with July came the freedom to dig into my Reading List. Of the two dozen or so books I’ve read recently, there

Drift happens.

In his recent podcast, Michael Hyatt recounts a harrowing memory of being caught in a riptide while snorkeling and drifting significantly away from the shore. He recalls how he and his wife collapsed on the

Live Empty. Daily.

Annie Dillard succinctly said, "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives." And I love how Todd Henry expands the question to frame it up perfectly, "Imagine for a moment

Excellence Is a Choice

Somewhere along the way, success became linked with comforts. Palatial houses, luxury cars, gourmet foods, the finest threads. All in the name of making us more happy or fulfilled. But they’re often simply modern-day salves,

Setting Your Pace for the New Year

In this episode of the Habit Chef Podcast, I'll replay the foundational episode that explains how to ensure you achieve your goals. By implementing your own Daily March, you can prevent both slacking off and burning out. More specifically, you'll learn where the concept of a 20-Mile March came from, why you should apply it daily, how to determine what to include in your daily march, and how to use tiny habits to make those choices automatic.

Retire the Resolutions. Try LIFT Instead.

In this episode, I'm delighted to share a conversation with LIFT App CEO and Co-Founder, Tony Stubblebine. He'll share powerful insights on behavior design and how you can apply those principles in your own life. In particular, Tony explains the science behind why resolutions don't last, and where you can focus instead that will have a lasting impact. You'll hear how Tony and his team have masterfully taken the best research concepts and applied them to science and technology to create a resource that is simply life-changing. Listen in, and you’ll learn why behavior design is so important, how BJ Fogg's B=MAT framework can be applied, why New Year's resolutions usually don't work, and what proven steps you can take to make changes that stick.

New Year, New Life – Part 2: What Weird Habit Do You Need?

In today's episode, we'll explore why being weird is so important. It's the second part of a series that will walk you through how to have a new life in the new year. Last week, we shared why habits are more effective than goals or resolutions. And next week, we'll interview Tony Stubblebine about why the Lift app is your perfect partner for starting 2014 off right. Listen in, and you’ll learn why you can't be normal, why those you admire have quirks (or are downright weird), why you'll need some weird habits too, and which ones to pick.

New Year, New Life – Part 1: Focus on the Habits

Today, we're starting a series that will walk you through how to have a new life in the new year. Science and research, and dozens of interviews have shown us that it's possible and exactly how it works. In this episode, I'll share the ideas from my TEDx talk - why habits are a secret superpower we all have, and how you can use them to automatically achieve your goals. Listen in, and you’ll learn why willpower and motivation are mostly worthless, and what you can use instead, why we make big progress right after we set a goal or resolution, but then fade, how to use "triggers" and design your environment to form habits easily, and how to decide which habits to focus on first.

On Naked Swims, Achievement Dances, and Eating Feelings with Sarah Peck

On today's podcast, I'm thrilled to interview Sarah Peck about a swim adventure that provided hundreds with drinking water, how to navigate the achievement dance, and why understanding what you're feeling could be the key to eating well. "Deciding is powerful. It is terrifying. It is beautiful. Kill something today. Cut it out. Drop it. Remove it. Make clarity in choosing, by saying No to the part you don’t want. Say Yes to the things you want to keep. Do something. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin now.”