Category Archives: Habits

16 Mar

Creating Habits – Summary (Habit, Part 9)

(Note: Scroll to the end of the blog to learn about our communication training offer ending Monday.) We (some of my clients and I) have been writing blogs on habits, their nature, their formation, etc. for a few months now. Today will be the last blog on habits. At least for awhile. Today I will

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05 Mar

On Smoking (Habit, Part 8)

Another guest blog from a beloved client.  Enjoy! Quitting smoking is easy…I’ve done it a million times. Yeah. That was me. That nasty, smelly, unhealthy, awful habit was mine…on and off…for decades. I started smoking when I was very young, nearly single digits. I mean, everyone did it. My mom and my stepdad both smoked.

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27 Feb

How You See Yourself (Habit, part 7)

We have been talking about habits for awhile now. We have been addressing techniques for changing habits, building new habits, shedding old habits. Today I want to talk about the more internal reasons it can be challenging to change certain habits. Everything you do – and everything you think – is part of a new

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22 Feb

Habits That Hinder Progress (Habit, Part 6)

Below is a guest blog, from another attorney who I have the privilege of working with. Notice how insidious some habits are, how we might be doing them without even knowing it and how they get in the way of what we are after. Once you decide to change certain things, though, if you pay attention,

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14 Feb

The Cell Phone (Habit, Part 5)

In writing my habits blogs, I thought it most useful to talk to other people and ask them to tell the story of how they changed a habit.  I particularly love this one because it addresses something many people grapple with – the insidious nature of the cell phone.  As Ali describes below, the phone

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30 Jan

How do You Break a Habit (Habit, Part 4)

How do you break a habit? Trick question. Sort of. You don’t break habits. To break a habit means to focus on NOT doing something. That’s a difficult task indeed. “Stop smoking.” What? How? The statement makes me focus entirely on what? On smoking. That is not useful. What you focus on expands. It’s a

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29 Nov

Identifying Habit (Habit, Part 2)

“Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” –Warren Buffett In the next few weeks, we will be talking about habit – how to recognize it while the “chains of habit are light,” how to create new habits, let go of old habits, the nature of habit,

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08 Nov

What Should You Wear Today?

I just read this earlier this week: “But habits are like clothes.  We can put them on and we can take them off.  Yet, as we well know, when we get very attached to wearing clothes, we don’t want to take them off.  We feel as if we’ll be too exposed, naked in front of

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02 Jun

The Habits of Excellence

Your quote for the week: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” Aristotle It is easy to think there is some magic act that we might figure out and take that would change our lives and our results.  But the truth is more mundane.  For you may

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03 Nov

The Key to Success

I have a little riddle for you.  The answer is powerful – more powerful than you might think.  It can help you to make and sustain positive change, little by little, to true success in the goals you set for your business, and personal life: I am your constant companion.  I am your greatest helper

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