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This month we bring to you - “THE No. 1 SECRET TO PRODUCTIVITY”
In this episode of the Tony Robbins Podcast, you will hear from Charles Duhigg – Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times – as he discusses how harnessing the power of habits can transform our businesses, our communities and our lives.
Our habit-making behaviour stands at the core of how we live our lives and how we run our businesses. As many as 40-45% of our daily activities are habits, which means that if you don’t get your habits right, you won’t reach your goals. This is why it is so critical to understand the evolution of a habit – how it is formed and how it emerges – and how to use that to your advantage. This will not only help you achieve more in your personal life. It is how your business can figure out how to get customers to change their own habits and form new ones associated with your product or store.
If you want to change a habit, if you want to build a new habit, you need to focus on these cues and rewards, what in your environment is triggering that behaviour, and then how are you rewarding yourself at the end of that routine, because that is what is going to make it easier and easier and easier for that behaviour to unfold. That's how your brain is going to make that into an automatic response.
Organisational habits emerge, because of incentives and rewards to behave a certain way. If you are not thinking about organisational habits, they can end up biting you.
Once you are able to figure out what reward is actually driving that habit (procrastination), what good thing is causing a bad habit to emerge, thats when you can change it.
Now the definition of productivity is changing, it doesn’t have to do with just sheer number of hours in doing something over and over, it tends to deal with how intelligently can you address a problem, can you make sure that you are asking the right questions instead of the wrong questions.
What makes a great team? you can choose all the right people, but if you have the wrong norms, that team will not be effective. You make “B” Team players into an “A” team players? - by getting the right norms in your team.
If you are having trouble feeling motivated for something, find that choice which makes you feel in control.
The more we become subversives in our life, the more we look for opportunity in to prove to ourselves, that we choose the rules rather than rules choosing us, neurologically the easier and easier it is to get things done.
The key to thinking probabilistically and making better decisions and not having decisions be so anxiety-enducing and so taxing is to teach yourself to envision multiple futures.
Find this podcast on
Apple Music - Episode 58 here.
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