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  • Writer's pictureHelen Burt Iain McCormick

An easy and proven way to build good habits and break bad ones

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This book by James Clear is definitely worth the read. It contains a number of fascinating ideas:

1. Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement. The more you do something the more the impact grows exponentially.  

2. The most effective way to change your habits is to focus not on what you want to achieve, but on who you wish to become. Not “I want to stop over eating” but “I want to be a great role model for my kids”.  

3. The Four Laws of Behaviour Change are a simple set of rules we can use to build better habits. They are (1) make it obvious e.g. use your smart phone to count your steps, (2) make it attractive e.g. join a walking group with people whose company you enjoy (3) make it easy e.g. put out your walking gear out the night before so putting it on takes less effort in the morning and (4) make it satisfying e.g. download a new album every week you average 10,000 steps a day.

So, if you have any bad habits or want to build some new good habits – have a read.

Iain McCormick (021 575449) and Helen Burt (021 864 650)

Executive Coaching Centre


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