Published on January 22, 2014
DESIGN YOUR DESTINY Freedom through effective habits
Agenda • Introduction, what I stand for (and why that matters) • How habits work on a neurological level and what it takes • • • • to make them change Why we fail to keep our resolutions and how to change this Habit forming formula My 10 powerful habits to create a thriving coaching practice Q&A
Lisa’s Story • “I felt desperate, like I had to change something, at least one thing I can control” • Why clients pay us- pain of staying the same is more than the pain of change • One small shift in perception can touch off a series of changes that affect all aspects of our lives • As our habits change, so do the neurological patterns (our brain waves) • Old impulses are crowded out by new urges Source: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
The Most Important Decision of the Day • When you woke up this morning, what did you do first? • “All our life, so far as it has definite form, is but a mass of habits” – William James, 1892 • Most of the choices we make each day may feel like the products of well-considered decision making but they’re not. They’re habits. • Habits have enormous impacts on our health, productivity, financial security and happiness! Source: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Get Focused and Inspired • Resolutions fail because we try to make too many changes at the same time • Our brain is quickly exhausted when asked to take on too much • Consistently concentrating on small changes strengthens our brains capacity to achieve more Source: originmagazine.com
Diagram- Design a Habit that lasts What will remind you to do your daily “Time Mngmt” exercise? My Cues Pick the Cue Step One: Pick the cue Frog on my desk Blank daily calendar sheet on desk iPhone alarm set The more cues you test out, the faster you’ll find one that works Inspired by: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg * Get Dawn’s Daily Calendar at http://dawnd.com/calendar
Diagram- Design a Habit that lasts What motivates you? Step Two: Choose a reward A trip to TJ Maxx A jaunt on the beach with Biscuit A chapter of “The Silent Wife” After a few days ask yourself: Do I crave the reward when I’m exposed to the cue? You’re on your way to creating a powerful new habit! Inspired by: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg * Get Dawn’s Daily Calendar at http://dawnd.com/calendar
Diagram- Design a Habit that lasts Step Three: Execute the routine Your cue reminds you of your routine Commit to your plan IN WRITING Your rewards motivates you Write it down as a formula When I see __________ I will ______ in order to get ________. Now execute! Inspired by: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg * Get Dawn’s Daily Calendar at http://dawnd.com/calendar
Dawn’s 10 Habits to Create a THRIVING Coaching Practice I block 30 minutes each morning to start my day off with consciousness. • Walk my dog while listening to meditation “The Dive” at http://dawnd.com/thedive.mp3 I block 30 minutes each morning “self coach” using Tony Robbins Morning Power Questions from Notes From a Friend • Pg 58- example “What am I happy about in my life right now? What about that makes me happy?” I block 15 minutes each morning to connect to my day and insure that every minute counts. • Write out appointments in a daily calendar noting the intervals of free time. • Review master “to-do” list and identify the items to take care of matching them to open intervals
Dawn’s 10 Habits to Create a THRIVING Coaching Practice I consciously plan (takes all of 10 minutes) what I’ll eat to get me through the day. • Meals noted and take my Vitality and Life Pac I block 30 minutes at the beginning of each work to reach out to 5 people who are my VIPs (90 per month) • 3 Intangibles- share what I know, who I know or acknowledgement Pg 58- example “What am I happy about in my life right now?” Review the what you plan to do weekly/ monthly to stay top-of-mind with your network • Newsletters, AHSTIPT event
Dawn’s 10 Habits to Create a THRIVING Coaching Practice Plan to do something deliberate that has you practices your sales dialogue with strangers. Throughout the day be mindful of the good things. Fit in some fun! Be deliberate with scheduling dates with friends, reaching out to family and laughing out loud. I end my day with the Tony Robbins questions on page 59 of Notes from a Friend • How did I give back today? What did I learn?
Summary • Practice the exercise of cue, reward, execution • Start w time management and download my calendar at http://dawnd.com/calendar • Review “Dawn’s 10 Habits” for inspiration • Go back to the “Wheel of Life” and identify areas to work on” • 21 days secures the habit into your daily routine • 21 days secures the habit into your daily routine
Connect with Dawn • www.dawnd.com • firstname.lastname@example.org • Twitter: @dawndcoach • Facebook: http://facebook.com/dawn.doherty • Instagram: @dawndcoach • LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/dawndoherty
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