Triggers, Habits, Making Changes that Stick, Part 2

I was speaking with a business associate I hadn't spoken with for about a year. The last time we spoke she was pregnant and now she is enjoying her baby son (her third child). She and her husband had waited a few years between their second and third children and…

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Successfully Changing Habits

My friend Kevin was telling me of his weight loss struggles. He realized he kept procrastinating about working on the weight loss because there are about 10 habits he wanted to focus on to make it happen. He realized he was overwhelming himself by thinking about the 10 habits, and…

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Just Get Started on Changes

Rather than waiting until the New Year to begin making changes, just start now. Here are some examples: Can't decide whether to join a board of a local not-for-profit, or to serve homeless at a soup kitchen, or to fund raise for the eradication of a disease? Just pick one…

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A System of Behaviors for Making Changes that Stick

I recently had the good fortune to sit in on a workshop with Cassie Solomon. Ms. Solomon conducted the workshop at the same conference where I was the keynote speaker. While her book, Leading Successful Change, is geared towards change in the workplace, her examples were largely about personal changes.…

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Triggers, Habits, and Making Changes that Stick

I’ve written before and will write again: the key to making real, positive, lasting change, is breaking down your big goals into small pieces—small enough that when you focus on them one at a time for 21 days they will become a habit. Habits are the key because they are…

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Is Your Heart Healthy Enough for Sex?

This is not really a post about sex. But it sort of is. Most of us have seen those commercials for Viagra and other products that treat ED. The commercials feature pictures of people like the couple on bikes in today's photo (though they need bike helmets!) Like most drugs,…

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9 Ideas for a Wealth of Happiness & Health
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9 Ideas for a Wealth of Happiness & Health

Someone recently forwarded to me a note called, “20 Things the Rich Do Every Day.” Apparently, the material is from the bestselling book, Rich Habits. While my site is not about becoming wealthy in the monetary sense, I like a definition I once read that said that wealth is an…

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