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Developing New Habits And Eliminating Bad Ones So You Can Thrive

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19 Lessons (1h 1m)
    • 1. Introduction Habits Course

    • 2. You Dont Have To Be Flawless To Start

    • 3. Envision The Big Picture

    • 4. Creating A Plan For Gaining Certain Habits

    • 5. How To Properly Factor In Your Schedule

    • 6. Heres How Habit Formation Works

    • 7. Identify The Habits That You Want To Have

    • 8. Dont Stress About What You Cannot Control

    • 9. Dont Try To Do Too Much At Once

    • 10. Do A Little Bit Each Day

    • 11. Expanding Upon Current Habits

    • 12. The Way You Master One Habit Can Be Used To Master Another Habit

    • 13. Keep The Streak Alive

    • 14. Surround Yourself With The Right People

    • 15. Make Yourself Accountable

    • 16. Write In A Journal Every Day

    • 17. Reward Yourself When You Complete The Work

    • 18. What To Do When You Are On A Cold Streak

    • 19. Conclusion Habits Course

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About This Class

You have ambitions that you think about every day. You envision your ideal life and strive to make that envision a reality. Regardless of what types of goals you are pursuing in your life, you need to develop habits that will help you get there.

Habit development allows us to make certain tasks become effortless. For better or for worse, habits already play a strong role in our lives. Some people can effortlessly write blog post after blog post while other people struggle to get their goals done.

What you accomplish in your lifetime is dependent on the habits you build. Your habits define who you are and who you become. The most successful people in the world are led by the right habits. 

The biggest misconception about habits is that we are born with our habits. The way we are is the way we will always be. However, habits can be changed and morphed at any time, but only if you know how habit development works.

In this course, you will discover how to build the right habits in your life and eliminate the habits that are slowing you down.

If you are ready to take your habit development to the next level, then click "Take This Course" now.

What are the requirements?

  • You can use this course with any level of experience in habit development

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn the exact cycle of habit creation so they can change the habits that they live by
  • Discover how habit development works so they can eliminate bad habits for good
  • Respond to the work associated with habit development so the workload is neither too difficult nor overwhelming
  • Students will learn how to transform their lives by changing one habit at a time

What is the target audience?

  • If you want to transform your life by eliminating the bad habit,s and adding more of the good habits to your life, then you may benefit greatly from taking this course

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Marc Guberti

Entrepreneur, Digital Marketer, Author


I am a USA Today and WSJ bestselling author with over 100,000 students in over 180 countries enrolled in his online courses. I host the Breakthrough Success Podcast and Radio Show where listeners learn how to achieve their breakthroughs. I also coach content creators on how they can attract more traffic to their content and boost revenue.


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1. Introduction Habits Course: I want to thank you for investing in this course and making a commitment to go through the lectures. This lecture is going to serve as an introduction and let you know what you can expect from this course. So the important thing about this course is that it is very fast paced. There is absolutely no fluff. And this course is designed in such a way that you can start implementing these tactics right away because I don't want you to go through a massively long course and then not implement anything because Onley implemented knowledge is really power. So that is why this is a fast paced course. So what exactly do you get in the course? Well, in the first section, I focus on applying habit formation within your life. So how can you add certain habits into your life? How can you get rid of sort inhabits? That's what the first section focuses on. The second section is about raising your standard of excellence. So how do you go from where you are right now to an even higher level in which you are achieving more of your dreams in which you're getting the right habits with in your life, and all of your success is being driven by a series of habits that help you excel in life. And then the final section is what's to avoid. So these are some basic things that you want to avoid when you are developing your habits and strengthening them because there are certain misconceptions now I'm not going to spoil them here. But there are certain misconceptions that people live by that, as a result, negatively impact the way they view their habit formation, the way they view their work and the way they viewed their lives in general. So these air, some important things that you want to avoid. That's the third section. And then, finally, is the conclusion to the course in which I will briefly summarise how you can still benefit from this course, as well as some of the other things that I will occasionally be doing within the course, even after you have watched all of the lectures. And at any point, if you have questions about formulating new habits or have been get rid of bad habits or anything about habits, then you can post your question in the discussion section And then I will quickly get back to you because my mission as an instructor is to be your mentor means I want to help you succeed in formulating all of these new habits. That is what the discussion section of this course it's here for as an instructor. One thing that I really appreciate getting is positive feedback because it lets me see where I am going with my course creation. And I want to see what you like about the course. I know what I need to focus on more. And I also want to hear different suggestions about making the course is better because getting all of this feedback allows me to become a better instructor on India me and provide my students with more valuable courses. So at this point, I've gone through the introduction. Oh, I have Lecter, you is just have fun, enjoy the course implement along the way. And I look forward to seeing you in the other lectures. And what I want you to do is to dream big, achieve greatness and unlock your potential to death 2. You Dont Have To Be Flawless To Start: I believe that one of the main reasons people are held back is because they feel like they have to be flawless right away. They're afraid of making mistakes and they don't want to fail. It's when the main reasons people hold back from pursuing their dreams and ambitions, because what if they make a mistake? And what if people notice? And what if people make fun? So the key thing to know is that with habits or anything, you do not have to be flawless to start and in fact, everyone who is successful, none of them started as flawless. They all make mistakes, so it's very essential to realize this truth and to make it a part of your life because it's one thing to know that we all make mistakes in the beginning. It's another thing to realize this and say I don't have to be perfect. I just have to start and it is true that we do fail our way to success. We make many mistakes in our lifetimes, and those mistakes allow Sue learn new things about certain habits, certain situations, and also we learn new things about ourselves. So just because you're making a mistake. One mistake, even a big mistake. That's not the end, because you can make all of these mistakes and then you eventually become successful. Just envision all of the people who are in professional sports off the professional singers off, the entrepreneurs, making billions of dollars. We hear about old time to news. Those people made many mistakes before they got to where they are now, and it is common of us to overlook their mistakes and Onley focus on their successes. So you just want to realize that everyone makes mistakes. You never has to be flawless to start. In fact, it's virtually impossible to be flawless when you start because you have to learn the skill in the way you learn is by making mistakes so you can learn from those mistakes. So one piece of advice that I will always give people and they're afraid of failing or afraid of making mistakes, even though they know that there's no such thing as being flawless and especially you cannot be flawless in the beginning is that you want to get the floors and the mistakes over with. Now, no matter what happens, you are going to make the floors and mistakes. So would you rather get those flaws and mistakes over with now, or would you rather think about what you have to do not do it? Because you were afraid of making those same exact flaws and mistakes and then waiting for a few years before you realize, oh, times find by I got to do this now. So you want to get the flaws and mistakes over with now so you can learn more and become more successful later. So when it comes to pursuing a new habit making it happen or when it comes to achieving a goal, just start. Just put in the work. Because once you start, it will look so much easier because before you start everything that you were thinking about when it comes to how your life will change once this habit is mastered or what will happen to you when this school was achieved, all of that is hypothetical. None of it has actually happened yet. So once you actually start less, if it becomes hypothetical and mawr of it becomes reality, and it doesn't matter what other people say to you, the only way that people are going to have an effect on you based on what they say is if you let them. So choose to say that you know a path you're taking. You're very confident with your approach, and they're going to be people who maybe question your choice or question your opinion. But all that matters is you having confidence in yourself and your ability to master a certain habit or to become successful. That is all for this lecture. I hope it has served you and what I want you to do is to you dream big, achieve greatness and unlock your potential today. 3. Envision The Big Picture: envisioning the big picture, which is where you want to go in life. That gives you the motivation to pursue new habits put in the work and to do everything you can to make your dream become a reality. So in order to identify the big picture that will empower you and help you grow even more here three simple ideas that once you answered them, you will be able to find your big picture. So what would you do if these three things were true? You can never fail. Money didn't matter and you exclusively fouled your heart. If these three things were true, what is the one dream with one ambition or the one type of lifestyle that you would go after? And once you know what, you would go after the thing that you think about every single day you want it to happen. That's your grand vision. And that is what you need to start chasing after right now. So in order to pursue this grand vision or big picture, big dream, whatever you want to call it, you got to head towards it. And the way you do that is, you simply ask yourself what type of skills you need. So do you need to have a certain amount of strength? Do you need to have a sort of amount of expertise? What do you need to have and then create a way that you can go after those skills? So the skill that you are trying to master that specific skill determines which path you will take in order to go after that skill. So if you want to run a faster time, let's say watching run or let's say that you want to do better and football and I'm just giving to sports examples because I believe sports are very easy for people to relate to and running Yata. Focus on your feet because then that helps you get faster your legs, all of that. But in football, you have to not only focus on that area, but you also have to focus on your upper body and get that strong as well. So depending on the skill you are trying to master, they're going to be different approaches that you use to learn more about the skill and to make the skill happen. But the most important thing, regardless of which skill you actually choose is to get a little closer each day. I know there are some people who say that they can't do the work each day based on certain circumstances. So for playing an instrument, let's say that you don't have access to an instrument. But if you have access to a smartphone, then there are several APS that you can use. Their lied to get the same experience. Or you can watch YouTube videos, anything that you can do to get yourself closer. No matter how close you get, just get a little closer to that ultimate goal every single day. That is all for this lecture. I hope it has served you, and what I want you to do is to dream big, achieve greatness and unlock your potential to day. 4. Creating A Plan For Gaining Certain Habits: once you know what habit you're going after and you know how habit formation happens. The next step is to create a more detailed plan for gaining certain habits again. This is not a plan that takes you from start to finish perfectly. Some plans do that, but most plans will generally take you from the starting point to a certain point of the process. And they had to make constant readjustments similarly to how plane is about 80% off course as it goes from starting point to end point. So creating that type of plan allows you, though, to make more progress faster. So I'm going to dive in as to how you would create that plan. The basic summary of how habits work, though, because this is something you need to know. First is the cute the routine and the reward is the three step cycle. I talked about it in one of my earlier lecture, so I'm not going to dive into this as much as I did earlier. But basically the Q triggers the routine, and the reward is how you feel after performing the routine. So that's in a nutshell. The lecture that explains how habits get formed. So now that you know how habits get formed, what you can do now is tinker with them, and the way you tinker with a habit is you change the Q. You change the routine, or you change the reward, which is basically how you feel after you achieve the habit. So this is a method that a lot of people use, who end up changing their habits. So let's say, for instance, you have a bad habit where when you see the TV screen, you think I gotta sit on the couch, watch TV that's routine sitting and watching TV and the reward When you turn off the TV, you don't really feel that much fulfilled because you just watch TV, its passive time that you're spending sitting on your couch that you could have been more active. So changing the routine, for instance, after the queue of watching the TV. So you see the TV screen, that's the cue. But instead of sitting there and watching it, that could be the routine could be turning on the TV, but turning it on to a workout DVD and then doing the workout, and you will feel much better about that decision doing the workout when you are done with it, then you will feel when you turn off the TV after watching two hours of whatever was on TV in that particular instance. So that's just one example of how you can change the Q through teen or the reward of one of your habits in order to completely change the entire habit so that it aligns more with what you are aiming to do in your lifetime. So now that you know how you can tinker around with cute routine and the reward, the next thing is to be more conscious of how habits happen in your life, and this is how you're able to discover which cues which routines and rich rewards you are actually supposed to be tinkering around with. So there are many different cues that trigger us to do many different things. There are many routines as a result of those cues, and there are many ways we feel after through team is done, so you have to be more conscious as you go through that cycle. So the next time you're doing something like watching TV or you are about to start a workout, or you are about to do something that either makes you feel happy or something that you know you won't be proud of. Afterwards. Pay more attention to what artist specific cues that are making you perform the action. Can those cues be eliminated from your life so that you never get the queue again? Let's say on the extreme example, you can you find that you can't do work out by watching the TV, and you find that that Q And the routine is not working in your favor. Let's say on an extreme example, you take out all the TVs in your house, you throw them away, and now that que no longer exists. There are no more TV's in your house, which means you no longer have any reason to watch TV. Now I'm not saying throughout all of your TVs in your house, but I am saying if you see a que that can be eliminated and that he was leading you to do bad things, or that you just leading you to not a fulfilled life, then get rid of that queue or once you see the cue changed a war. There are so many different ways that you can make this happen. But you have to be conscious of how you are reacting to accuse what routines you were doing . And then how you feel after Drew teen is done. So just beam or conscious of how habits happen in your life. And finally, when it comes to making new habits happen and getting rid of old ones, also, you want to focus on getting small gains, so you want to focus on reducing the amount of time you spend on bad habits gradually and then eliminating them. Possibly instead of saying I'm watching six hours of TV per day, I'm going to suddenly never watch it ever again because we're creatures of habit and we do not like dramatic change. So if you make the change more gradual, then it is easier for that change to last over a long period of time. And once you're getting good again, the small gains of small winds and gradual results that's the point where you begin to eventually scale up and then see how far you could take this habit formation or how far you can take getting rid of a particular bad habit. That is all for this lecture. I hope it has served you. And what I want you to do is to dream big, achieve greatness and unlock your potential to day. 5. How To Properly Factor In Your Schedule: when it comes to habit development, we have to put a lot of time towards it. But since we have to spend so much time developing our habits, we also have to properly factor in our current schedules because we have other things going on in our life other than developing certain habits that we want to develop. So many people look at the schedules a barrier that says you cannot pursue a new habit because you have all of these other things to do. Or they're the people who say we got to destroy the whole schedule in order to make room for the habit. Make that the big thing and forget about everything else. So two different sides of the spectrum. So here is how you properly factor in your schedule. The first part is that your schedule allows you to realize what is possible. So how much time can you actually spend on your habit formation every single day, is it? 15 minutes is an hour. Your schedule actually lets you see what is possible, but there is also a flip side, so it's not just what is the maximum, and then you can't go over this amount of time. But the flip side is your desire for habit development. The strength of that desire impacts how much you can actually bend your schedule. Because no matter how rich in your schedule may look, you can possibly bend it, get five minutes here, there, get 10 minutes or, if you have such a strong desire, maybe an hour, maybe two hours. It all depends on how strong your desire is for you to achieve a certain habit and make a goal happy. But you don't want to go on one side of the extreme or the other side of the extreme. One side being you only focused all your time on the habit, and the other time is your schedule is the law, and you cannot disobey that law, and you cannot add anything else. It is the written law, and it cannot be changed. You do not want to be on either side of the spectrum. You want to be in between in which you were doing both so well you have to do in your schedule is set non negotiable times for habit development and the other necessary tasks that take up other parts of your day. So once you're able to split up all of that and you focus on your habit development and you focus on your other things and you give each of them a respectable amount of time. That is what allows you to develop your habits, but also in the comfort of maintaining your current schedule. That is all for this lecture. I hope it is served you and what I want you to do is to dream big, achieve greatness and unlock your potential to day. 6. Heres How Habit Formation Works: one question that a lot of people have about habits is how are they actually created? Because once you know how you can create a habit in your life, you know two things You know how to ADM or habits into life back and more positively, impact you. But if you know how to create a habit, and you also know how to eliminate the habits that are not having as good of an impact on your life, so understanding habit Formacion simply comes down to understanding the three step cycle that every single habit has in common. It doesn't matter whether this is a habit to run every day. Do videos every day play the piano only once a month instead of once a day. So this three step cycle impact all of the habits that you have experience in your life. The first step of the cycle is the queue. The queue is something that you see that causes the action to begin. So maybe you want to play the piano every single day, you see a piano in front of you, and that's the cue. You start playing the piano or if you're doing videos every day, and you have a set up where you have a microphone, such as I have I used the Yeti microphone for anyone doing video editing or something like that. Once I see this microphone by the computer, I think I have to do videos. The cue that you get can be a noise that you hear something that you see or anything that triggers the part of your brain. That says, I have to do something that directly relates to your habit. The next step in this three step cycle is the routine, and the routine is simply the action that you take. So someone who sees the piano that's the cue. Seeing the piano. The routine is to actually play the piano. When I see the Yeti microphone, the queue is to see that microphone, and the routine is to speak into it and do videos much like this one. So the routine is basically what you do. Once you see the Q and finally, the reward. How do you feel after performing the action? So after I played a piano, I feel fulfilled her. After I do videos, I feel fulfilled, but there other habits that I used to get stuck in, such as playing video games where I would feel happy in the routine face. I would feel happy playing the video game. But the reward. When I turned off the game and I continued with everyday life, there wasn't a feeling of fulfillment after I performed the action. So the reward is the final step in the cycle and reward. It's just the word that best selling author Charles Doug chose to use in his book The Power of Habit. But reward Not all rewards in this case are good. So the feeling I used to get after I played video games that was not a good feeling. So reward is by definition the word that gets used. But don't think that all rewards are good in this case. So just to quickly wrap up this lecture, the three step cycle involves a cue, the routine and the reward that is offered us lecture. I hope it has served you, and what I want you to do is to dream big, achieved greatness and a lock your potential today 7. Identify The Habits That You Want To Have: The first step for having habits make a big difference in your life is to identify the habits that you want to have. And this is a very simple step that many people overlook Thesiger nif IQ Unz of achieving this step because since you're identifying the habit, you now know which path you need to take in order to make that have it happen, you have a better idea of what you have to do. So it ordered to choose the right habits to build. I have three key points that will help you with that. The first thing to do is assess where you are water the parts of your life that you want to change, that you want to improve or that you want to strengthen. So assessing where you are then allows you to identify what type of change you want to see in your life. And then once you know what type of change you want to see, the final step is to identify what's will make that change happen so you can give yourself a plan as to how you will go about making your habit a reality. You can create small stepping stones that will allow you to achieve the habit. But just give yourself an idea. It doesn't have to be 100% perfect from start to finish. But give yourself a basic idea of how you are going to make this change happen. That is all for this lecture. I hope it has served you. And what I want you to do is to dream big, achieve greatness and unlock your potential to day. 8. Dont Stress About What You Cannot Control: when it comes to pursuing a new habit. There is a tendency of some people to stress about the workload and certain parts of that habit formation, and they stress so the way people stresses. But it's based on the workload, and it's based on how they view that workload. So there is going to be stress potentially paying on how you view the journey to master in new habit. But if you choose to stress about anything, do not stress about what you can not control. The reason is that stressing its very harmful it hurts your health literally does something to your immune system that doesn't make it functions properly. And no matter how much you stress, it does not solve the problem. It's like you are rocking on a rocking chair. You're going back and forth, but you're never really going anywhere, and this stress impacts other parts of your life as well. So the way you view your friends can be negatively changed. Based on the stress that you have, you may no longer enjoy the journey because it's so consumed by stressing what you stop enjoying the journey, then that's when everything goes downhill and The worst part is that if you're stressing every day, it can actually turn into a deadly habit. As you were trying to develop another had it that could potentially ruin everything that you have done up to date, so stressing, it's really bad to do, and especially when you cannot control it. And the reason that you do not want to stress about things you can't control is that they're simply things that you cannot control. So if you're waiting for a response from someone you can't control that you can't say, give me a response at this time and that person will automatically 100 guaranteed give you a response. You can't control that, but you can control certain things you can control. Like if you have to, for instance, right a block post. You have more control over that because that's your responsibility. That's your obligation so you can't control everything. None of us really can. But you can control your response to everything. So if you see something that you can't control their two choices, you either stress about it or you just let it go. Don't think about it. It may be a problem that you know you have to fix. But it isn't going to be a problem that ruined your day. Ruined your week, ruined your month. There are many things that have happened to me that I can't control. And those things could have ruined my day or ruined my entire year depending on how I chose to look at them, because there are some people who make the littlest things into the biggest things. We don't know those types of people. So the way that we respond ultimately determines if something ruins us or not. And then it's something ruins us. How long does it actually ruin us? So you can control your response to anything? That is the one thing you will always be able to control no matter what happens. But you cannot control all the things that revolve around you. That is all for this lecture. I hope it has served you. And what I want you to do is to dream big, achieve greatness and the lock your potential. Today 9. Dont Try To Do Too Much At Once: one of the main themes in this course has been taking small steps and or to achieve big results. So you don't want to take massive steps that look challenging that look virtually impossible. And then because of the fear or because of the workload, you end up not taking those big steps. But there are other instances where people will give themselves as much work as possible with the thought that the more work they give themselves, that means the more productive they are. But this is one of the biggest misconceptions about work and productivity in general, so don't try to do too much at once. And the main reason is that if you do too much at once, you risk losing Theo enjoyment of the journey. And if you no longer enjoy what you do, that everything else goes downhill from there, the way you treat other people, the way you view your work, everything goes downhill. If you lose your enjoyment in the work that you do in the habit formation and the other parts of your life, so you never want to lose that engagement in putting too much work on yourself can create the stress that risks that happening, so you don't want to lose too much engagement. But the other thing about putting too much work on yourself is that you will actually become less productive. People think that if I work for five hours per Danes, that of four hours per day on my business, I'm going to be more productive since I am getting that extra hour. But it's not just a matter of how many minutes we're working. It's a matter of how we're utilizing each minute and mawr specifically every single second . So if you are working too much, then you are going to feel burned out, and that is going to result in you being less productive. There are some people who work for just four hours per down their businesses, and these people are more productive than some of the people who spend eight hours per day working on their businesses. Now. Some of the reason can be because these people who work for four hours per day are not feeling burned out, so they have more productivity to tap into the people who work for eight hours straight and their productivity just slopes downwards. So the way I like to think of productivity is, I like to think about it as a smartphone's battery. You can only get by so far without taking a break. One of the critical factors of being productive and getting work done is that actually take breaks because if you use your smartphone and you never charge it, you are going to Eventually, no matter how strong your smartphone's battery is, you are going to hit that 0% and then you are going to need that recharge, and then you're going to have to wait until he gets to 100% or use it sometime early. But eventually you're gonna have to wait for it to get back to 100%. So think about your productivity as a smartphone's battery, and then you will realize I shouldn't put too much work on myself. I should challenge myself. I should challenge myself to do different things. At the moment, the workload becomes too hard on my shoulders or becomes too stressful. Those are the points where I need to take a quick recharge 10 to 30 minutes, not incredible amount, and then go back to the work. You never want to give yourself too much work. But you want to give yourself enough work so that it's challenging and that you love the journey. That is all for this lecture. I hope it has served you. And what I want you to do is to dream big, achieve greatness and the lock your potential to day. 10. Do A Little Bit Each Day: the most successful habits that have a strong impact on your life are the ones that you do every single day. So if you have a habit that you want to develop that you want to build upon so that you can achieve more of the goals in your life, then you have to work on building that habit every single day. No matter how much time you put into it. It is significantly important to put in some work towards that habit every single day, even if it's just 10 to 15 minutes of your time every single day. And the reason I say every day is because, according to science, it takes 66 days of doing something every single day in order to turn it into a habit. So there are many things that we all do unconsciously. We don't even think about them. We don't even think about things like brushing our teeth or tying our shoe laces or very basic things like that because their habits and the reason they became habits is because we did them for 66 straight days, and for those 66 days, we had to probably think about what we were doing and make sure we were doing all those things correctly. And then it became a habit. So now you don't think about brushing your teeth is something that you put on your to do list, and you mark it off because you got it done. So 66 straight days once you get there, it turns into a habit that becomes, in some cases, effortless. So once you make the work effortless, it is easier for you to build upon that work. And once you build upon the work is easier for you to Seymour success in that area. So the person who plays piano for 10 minutes every single day, or the person who let's say, runs for 15 minutes every single day. Those people who are spending small amounts of times each day to let's a piano running or any other goal you have. They're doing a better job than that person who does nothing. Except for that one day on the weekend, where they put in three hours of work, even though week by week the person who puts in three hours on that one day puts in more time than the person who puts in 10 to 15 minutes per day. Eventually, that 10 to 15 minutes per day becomes effortless. And then it's easier to build into 30 minutes per day, an hour per day. And this is how a lot of parts of fitness work. Whether you're running or you're lifting weights, it becomes more effortless as you commit every single day. Vs that one day where you put in Mawr work than most people put within a week. So why don't you do something every day is just basically you gaining commitment towards pursuing that habit and making it a reality, And then that commitment make success happen. And this is how you were able to buy working every single day. Make a have it happen. That is all for this lecture. I hope it has served you, and what I want you to do is to dream big, achieve greatness and the lock your potential today 11. Expanding Upon Current Habits: There are some habits that we currently have a grass palm. But the's habits are so good, so impactful, that we want to expand on them, spends more time doing them so that we can achieve better results in that area of our life . So it's the question of how do we expand upon a habit once it becomes a part of our day? And the way to do that is to simply learn something new every single day and my learning new things related to that particular habit. Every single day, it becomes easier for you to expand on that habit. And as you continue to learn different things about the habit that you were trying to expand upon, gradually find more time in your day to work on that habit. Whether you find an extra five minutes in your day or an extra 10 minutes in your day, that extra time adds up in the course of a week in a month in a year, and then you will see that have it have a strong impact on your life. Another important thing that helps out with expanding your habits is that there's a certain point where you cannot do everything alone, and you need the right people around you to help you elevate and move in the right direction. So you want to surround yourself with people who will help you to achieve your goals, inhabit development and in life. And when I say surround yourself with people and talk about the right people in your life, but also the role models that you choose to admire, because even if there aren't people in your life who help you in this sense, you can definitely find role models and used em its inspiration for your own future success . And finally, this is the big one, because time is the main reason that habits expands. Because if you have more time to devote, that means you're going to get better at a certain skill. So by eliminating the bed habits in your life, you are also making more room for the good habits. And the way you eliminate a bad habit is you tinker around with the cue, the routine and the reward, so that either the Q is completely gone. The routine is completely different after you see the same exact Q or you focus on the reward from a negative point of view when you are regarding your bad habits. So focus on the bad reward when you are doing a bad habit so that you feel guilty when you perform the bad habit. So just play around with those three things and see which combination or which change allows you to eliminate a bad habit from your life. And if you find it difficult to eliminate that bad habit, just think about how much different your life would be. If you could eliminate that bad habit, and by eliminating that bad habit, you make Mawr room for the good habits. Do you play a stronger role in your life? That is all for this lecture. I hope it has served you, and what I want you to do is to dream big, achieve greatness and a lock your potential today 12. The Way You Master One Habit Can Be Used To Master Another Habit: if we all take a look at how we have mastered certain habits, we are all actually experts at formulating habits. Not everyone knows that yet, but believe it or not, you are an expert at formulating habits. So the way that you discover this knowledge and utilize it to your advantage as you look back and you see how did you master the habits that you have currently mastered? We'll have certain habits that we have mastered, and I'm talking about anything from as complex, too, being able to run marathons every single week to as simple as brushing your teeth every single day. I'm talk about any type of habit or anything in between that you have mastered and the same methods you used to master. One habit can also be used to master another habit that you are currently pursuing. So I want you to ask yourself, How did you form the habits that you are the most proud of and which of those strategies can be used to form your other habits? Because if you are comfortable with a certain learning process, then you want to go through that learning process as often as possible. When it comes to mastering the other habits because you are already comfortable with it. So if you're comfortable with an approach, it is easier for you to take that approach. It is easier for you to get the work done and that it is easier for you to form that particular habit. So some of the things that work for me very well as I will watch YouTube videos about the habit I'm trying to master. So when I wanted to learn social media, I would Onley watch YouTube videos about social media. I would not surf on it or do anything like that. If I was watching a YouTube video, it was about social media. Then you have to commit each day to habit development. There hasn't been a day in which I have not committed to some part of my business. Ever since I started, even won, the workload got difficult in school. During my junior, I still found some portion of my day, even if it was 5 to 10 minutes just to focus on my business. So commit every single day, no matter how much time you actually spend in each of those days to the habit development. And then the key thing for me is I'm not a big fan of theorizing or hypothetical solutions because they haven't happened yet. You need toe, have them in the beginning. But there is a point when you just have to get started, so less of it becomes theoretical and mawr of it becomes reality. So these are the three things that work for me. This is the approach I use. I'm very comfortable with it. And as a result, by following this approach I'm very comfortable with it is easier for me to master the habits that I am pursuing. So those are the three methods that work for me when it comes to my approach for mastering a habit. But what works for you because it all comes down to the approach that works best for you so that when you take that approach and you follow, it is something that you are very comfortable with. I highly encourage you if you have some great nuggets of wisdom that you use when it comes to habit formation to post them in the discussion section of this course. So we can all benefit and look at each other's ideas as well. That is all for this lecture. I hope it has served you. And what I want you to do is to dream big, achieve greatness and the lock your potential today. 13. Keep The Streak Alive: when you do the same thing every day. The way I like to view that is by keeping the streak alive. Because as you perform something every day and you move closer towards turning that activity into a habit, then you want to keep that streak alive for as long as possible to the point where you're doing the same thing for several months every single day. And then you no longer think about it because it is an effortless habit. So the best method I've ever come across for keeping the streak alive is the X approach, which is a method that has been popularized by Jerry Seinfeld's Who. I would put it x on his calendar for each day he would work on his craft, and by keeping this streak alive, he was able to work on comedy every single day and get to a level where he is that now. So the entire thing is you want to have a line of exes for each calendar day, indicating that you accomplished the same task that you are supposed to accomplish every single day so that it becomes a habit that creates to change. You were looking for within your life. Keeping the streak going is exactly how activities that once looked impossible become effortless habits. That is all for this lecture. I hope it has served you, and what I want you to do is to dream big, achieve greatness and unlock your potential today. 14. Surround Yourself With The Right People: I don't think we realize how essential it is to surround ourselves with the right people. This is something very important when it comes to forming new habits, achieving goals and becoming successful in life. So the reason that surrounding yourself with the right people so important is because you become the people who you surround yourself with. Think about all the people you know who hang out with each other and think about how much they resemble one another. So the five people who are always hanging out each other every weekend, those people tend to be very similar and how they act to certain situations and how they think about the world and other things like that as well. So you do become the people who you surround yourself with. So with this knowledge, now you know that if you surround yourself with the right people, you are going to be like one of those people. But if you surround yourself with the wrong crowd, then it's not as good. So when it comes to have it formation, you want to focus on surrounding yourself with the people who possess some or all of these characteristics I want to help you grow their supportive, inspirational and determined, because these are the types of people who have successfully formulated their habits. They're doing great things potentially, and these were people who they recognize their success in certain areas, and they want to help you get to that area as well. So they're just there to help you and you want. And once you're surrounded with these people, it's easier for you to form your habits. And if you come across people who do not possess any of those characteristics, the one thing that I like to think of when I'm surrounded by these particular people is that I only have so much time to chase the dreams that I'm chasing. I only have so much time to accomplish my goals. And for all of us we have a limited amount of time. But the way we utilize it determines what we actually accomplish. So when I'm surrounded by people who are not going to raise the bar of excellence, even lower it. I just think these people are not worthy of my time at all, because my time is valuable and the way I utilize it determines what type of a person I become. So with this in mind, it's too important for me to even consider surrounding myself of someone who could possibly lower my bar of excellence. So one thing people may be worried about when they hear this is that I don't have many people around me who are raising my bar of excellence. And at the same time, while I don't want to surround myself with these people too much, these are the only people I have. The first thing is that it is possible to get into a new crowd of people who actually will raise your bar. Excellent, higher. But the other thing is that we all have role models in our lives and these air role models who they may not know you personally, but you can get inspiration from them as you hear about their successes as you hear about their journey throughout the process that allowed them to achieve their success. So we all have role models who we can admire and then look towards those people for inspiration when it comes to habit formation, gold chief mint and anything else that we're pursuing in our lives. So this lecture closes with two questions. The first question. Who do you surround yourself with and are these people helping you or hurting you is very important to consider more deeply the people who are surrounding you. Who's helping you? Who's holding you back? Because the people who you choose to surround yourself with, whether they know you personally or these air just role models, these people playing impact in your life as to what you achieve, how higher bar excellence is raised and that helps or hurts you when it comes to habit, formation, goal, achievement or anything of that nature. So choose wisely who you decide to surround yourself with so you can achieve better results with in your life. That is all for his lecture. I hope it has served you, and what I want you to do is to dream big, achieve greatness and a lock your potential to day 15. Make Yourself Accountable: If you want to turn a habit into a part of your lifestyle, or if you want to pursue anything and make it happen, you have to make yourself accountable for achieving the results that you desire to achieve . And the simple reason that accountability is so important is because it's the key to self development. You can't really develop yourself unless either you or someone else is saying, Do this, Get closer to that goal. Put in the work. You need someone or you need to be that person for yourself who raises your bar of excellence and challenges you to do new things. That's what accountability allows you to do. It's very essential for any part of your life. So the way you start with accountability is you give yourself daily goals, and it doesn't matter how easy or difficult these goals are. My personal recommendation is that you start off with easy ones, but just so that you start giving yourself daily goals. Once you give yourself daily goals and you do it for weeks and months, it becomes effortless to perform the same things that were impossible to you literally Just a few months ago, there is a very inspirational case study that I looked at before I pursue many of my different entrepreneurial activities and things on the side. It's dance in a year. So someone danced for 365 days straight, started off of zero knowledge about how to dance and then UNDATED 365. A year later, you could see that this particular person got really good at dancing. So no matter how much you do every single day, just make sure you are doing something for your goals and for your ambitions every single day and then keep yourself accountable. So when it comes to accountability, there are two different ways to keep yourself accountable. The first way is to tell other people in the second way is you just keep it to yourself, and it it depends on the type of person you are for the want to tell people, or you want to keep it to yourself, and it also depends on the activity itself. So maybe there's something that you can't do all by yourself. Maybe this is an activity that you want to explore by yourself, so I'll quickly tell you about telling people versus keeping it to yourself. When you tell people you have people surrounding you Now who all of a sudden you're saying Get this golden, do what you wanted to do so that you can accept So you have people around you saying, Do this, do this, do this or you keep it to yourself in which you've got it all bubbling up in your body. You want to do it now. If you want to keep it to yourself, you have to trust yourself to provide all of that accountability. But if the only reason you are keeping it to yourself is to avoid the embarrassment of not accomplishing the goal or the perceived embarrassment of not accomplish in goal, then tell people about it. The only reason you should really keep it to yourself and make accountability just on you is if you feel that strong desire to accomplish the goal and you don't need someone to tell you to accomplish the goal, that strong desire is put within you because there are some points where you have to do things by yourself and explore by yourself in order to make a habit happened. That is all for this lecture. I hope it has served you. And what I want you to do is to dream big, achieved greatness and unlock your potential today. 16. Write In A Journal Every Day: one of the activities I started doing in 2015 was writing in a journal every single day. It very quickly became a habit, and now it's something that I'm doing. It's very essential, and I want to share the white writing in the journal Every day can be very essential throughout your journey and anything that you are pursuing, whether it's have information or achieving a certain goal, anything that you are pursuing, writing in a journal will help you get there. The reason why I have writing in a journal is so important is because a journal allows you to record your journey, and the way I like to view a journal is a conversation with yourself. I know that may sound weird, but when you are actually writing in the journal and you are literally writing your thoughts on paper, the way I view that is you're having a conversation with yourself. And as you write more of these journal entries, you can look back at them and reflect on some of the entries that you wrote months ago, our years ago, even if you've been doing this for a long time. So I started doing this New Year's Day in 2015. And now I have numerous entries that I look back at when I look at where I was at that point in my journey, and I used some of them as inspiration to help me move forward. So with about a year of experience in this here, some journaling tips that I want to provide for you so you have the best experience possible. The most important tip here is to focus on the positive. When I first started writing journal entries, it was about everything that happened is many things that I could put in is possible as long as I wasn't too late in the day. So in the beginning I would have both positive things that happen to me and the negative things that happened to me and with the negative things. You want to put a positive twist on them. But I didn't know to do that at the beginning, and as a result, when I looked back at some point and I read my journal entries, it wasn't inspirational at all because I was writing more about the negative things in the positive things, and it just didn't go very well. So just focus more on writing about the positive things that happened and even exclude the negative things. Like even if something really bad happens to you. Don't even bother to write it down in your journal just right about all the good things that happen to you. Because at some point you are going to look back at this journal and re read what you write so that you could maybe get more inspiration. See where you weren't certain points in the journey, but you don't want to. After years work, go back to your journal, read it over and then realize I didn't have a good year or a lot of bad things happen to me . Where's all the good stuff? Where's all the things that I'm proud of? You don't want to have that experience. That's the worst experience you could have with journaling. So just focus on the positive and also if nothing really positive happens to that doesn't mean you focus on the negative. Instead, you write about your ambitions, your dreams. I do this every single day. My drill. I will write about where I am with achieving a certain dream or accomplishing a certain goal, and a final thing you could do is record your habit development. So I started playing the piano in August. Just Teoh. I wanted to try it, see how it would happen. And I wanted to play every single day. And I recorded in my journal how I was playing the piano every single day, and that gave me more motivation to continue playing and developing my skills there. So record your had development so that you have a stronger reason to pursue the habits and then make them happen. That is all for this lecture, I hope is served you and what I want you to do is to dream big, achieved greatness and a lock your potential today. 17. Reward Yourself When You Complete The Work: one of the most powerful ways to make a habit a part of your life is to reward yourself when you complete your work. And rewarding yourself is something that, surprisingly, people forget to do after they complete their work because it doesn't come to them to reward themselves for actually completing their work. The reason rewarding yourself is so important, especially after you've done a significant goal you've done a significant amount of work towards achieving something in your life is because rewarding yourself creates a stronger incentive to get the work done if you have a strong incentive to do something. So let's say that, for instance, if you run every day, there's going to be some person who gives you $100,000 for every workout that you do. That is a stronger incentive to run now, compared to not receiving that money. Now, I know this is an extreme example. There isn't gonna be someone who just comes up and gives you $100,000 every time that you complete a workout. But the point is that if you give yourself a strong incentive and you reward yourself in such a way, where you feel better about yourself. You will remember that feeling in that incentive to earn the reward will make you want to get the work done. And eventually disincentive will drive you to turning something that previously seemed impossible into a habit. So when I bring up rewards, there are typically two people on completely opposite sides of the spectrum. There is one group of people who don't reward themselves at all. And then there are the people who were war themselves too much, and not all of the rewards are necessarily earned, so one or two properly reward yourself. After you've done something significant, you've put in the work for today. You got close to a goal. Take a tense and 30 minute break. Do whatever you want during that break, or if you know that you want to get back to work quickly. Just listen to some of the music that you enjoy that can get you amped up, and then you get more excited as you go back to work, listening to music. That's something that I recently start to do. It can work wonders if you choose the right songs to listen to, but the key thing about rewarding yourself is that it's a way to celebrate your greatness. And I believe this is something that not enough people are doing because it's easy for us to go through everyday life, thinking about what we have to do and all the deadlines and all the tasks without looking back and seeing that you've accomplished a lot of things in your lifetime. Even though you may not necessarily have achieved your dream yet, maybe you're getting closer. Maybe you've made significant progress over the course of your lifetime. Maybe you've done other things very significant that you are very proud of when you look back at all that you accomplished. So I feel like they're people who will focus on what they have to do without looking back at some of the things that they already did. And if you look back at all of the great things that you did in the path that will help you to move forward in the future, that is all for this lecture. I hope it has served you, and what I want you to do is to dream big achieved greatness and the lock your potential today 18. What To Do When You Are On A Cold Streak: one of the problems people face when it comes to habit development is that they sometimes find themselves on a cold streak. Different things get in the way things happen, and as a result, the habit remains Dorman's For a few consecutive days in which it's Cold streak, and in the X approach analogy I gave you earlier, there would be no exes for several days in a row. That's a cold streak when it comes to habit formation. So when you are on this cold streak, here's what you do. The first thing is to eliminate all distractions, and this is something that you should practice and get better at because no matter how productive you are, we could always get better at eliminating the distractions around something Even. I'm trying to find different ways to eliminate the distractions around me, and I'm sure that the most productive people in the world are still looking for ways to eliminate all the distractions around them. It is constantly trying to improve yourself in one area that allows you to be nearly perfect in that area. But when it comes to getting out of a cold streak, there are other steps that need to be taken so that you get out of that cold streak. So when you were in the cold streak and you realize this and you want to get out, what you do is you give yourself no other important things to do other than to get back with the have information and making the habit happened. So give yourself new, other work on Lee. Focus on doing work that helps you achieve the habit. And it doesn't matter how much time you spend with working towards the habit. All that matters is that you actually work on it. It could just be 10 minutes or 15 minutes or if you want to get creative an hour. But as long as you are able to put in the work every single day for that habit to happen, just put in any amount of work to make the habit happen, and then you're out of the cold streak. And then all you do at that point is you just keep the streak alive. And once you keep that streak alive for a long enough period of time, it eventually becomes an effortless habit. That is all for this lecture I hope it has served you. And what I want you to do is to dream big, achieve greatness and the lock your potential today. 19. Conclusion Habits Course: I want to take the time and thank you for going through the course, watching the lectures and learning mawr about habit development. So what, you can do it. Any point in this course, even if you have reached the conclusion and gone through the entire course, is that you can ask your questions in the discussion section, whether you have a question about developing a habit or finding the time to develop a habit , and then I will quickly respond to you within the discussion sections of the course. Another thing that I will do in this course is I will occasionally post updates based on your questions and more of the things that I learned about habit development. That is all for this course. I hope it has served you, and what I want you to do is to dream big, achieved greatness and the lock your potential to day