5 Strategies for Building New Habits [Podcast S07E04]

How to Become Better Every Day

Welcome to Season 7, Episode 4 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss strategies for building new habits.

Good habits usually lead to good outcomes, and bad habits lead to bad ones. We know this. But it’s hard to break bad habits, right? Today we’re talking about five strategies to replace the bad with the good.

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In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Why the average person makes the same New Year’s resolution ten times, and usually can’t keep their resolution past summer.

  • How envisioning a better future can change our present behavior.

  • Why tracking progress is essential to making progress.

  • How to make daily rituals work for you.

  • One simple method for ensuring you tackle your morning run, writing goal, or any other daily accomplishment.

  • One bad habit I’m trying to break and how I’m doing it.

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You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this episode here, courtesy of Ginger Schell, a professional transcriptionist, who does all my transcriptions.

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My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each week, I ask one question. This week, it is this:

Question: What new, good habit would you like to begin in your life?

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About Us

Michael Hyatt is the author of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. Recognized by magazines like Forbes and Inc as an important online marketing and leadership expert, he’s also the founder of Platform University and 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever. Read more about him here.

Michele Cushatt is a popular speaker and author. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or her blog. She’s a three-time cancer survivor with a powerful, personal story. Listen to it here or read about it in her memoir, Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Imperfect Life.

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