“Anything is possible”, people say. But is it? We don’t know what the limits are, really. But we do know that many things are seemingly impossible, and others are unlikely. Chasing after wild and unlikely dreams could be a waste of time. But dreaming too small can keep you from reaching your full potential. Where do […]Continue reading
Are you better off motivating with pleasure or pain? Does the carrot work better or the stick? How can you tell which motivates you, or someone else? How do you structure your communication to match how a person thinks, and have your message fit their mind, like a key fits a lock?
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How do you make a goal rich and compelling so that you’re automatically motivated to achieve it? What can you do to get yourself out of a rut and take action consistently? How do you avoid that syndrome of having an angel on one shoulder, telling you to exercise and the devil on the other, telling you to stay on the couch? What is “well-Forming” a goal and how can it help you and your clients reach your goals?
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In a recent study posted in The Journal of Consumer Research, Authors Vanessa M. Patrick and Henrik Hagtvedt found that changing one word helped people stick to their goals 266% better (from 30% to 80%)! What was that change in wording and how can we use it to help ourselves stick to our goals and help our clients stick to theirs?
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What does the ability to delay gratification have to do with how long we live and how successful we are? What can we learn about reaching our goals from the mistakes psychopaths make? How do we imagine a future that motivates us and compels us? And what do marshmallows have to do with it?
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A friend of mine put out a bowl of chocolates in her office with a sign on it, “New Year’s Resolution Test.” How long was it before the candy was gone? Less than 1/2 of the New Year’s resolutions made on January 1st will still be in effect on June 1st. Why do so many fail and what can you do about it?
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Wouldn’t it be cool if you had a goal-getting machine? What if it were something that, once you feed it your goal, would automatically start working toward the goal, even when you’re asleep or thinking about something else? Well, of course you do. Discover how to put it into action and why thinking too much about HOW to reach your goals could be a bad idea in…Continue reading