Hmm… another thing that talks about how to build better habits? Isn’t the online space already filled to the brim with those?
Yep it’s overflowing with books, blogs, apps, research papers, etc. and yet… there are still so many of us who are having a tough time making habits stick.
At some point (usually around New Year’s), we’ve had high hopes for losing weight, spending more time with family, or [insert life-improving habit here].
But eventually, despite a hyper-motivated start, we miss a day… and then another… and then holy shit it’s December again and we self-soothe with another slice of pie.
I’ve been there… I can’t remember how many times I failed at resolutions of eating healthier, working out more, practicing gratitude, and the list goes on. But eventually, these habits along with so many more have stuck.
Here are a just few examples of how habits have changed my life (my only wish is that I would have formed them earlier… like, when I was born!):
- Money habits have allowed me save or invest over half of our household income, take guilt-free vacations, and not worry about money… even when neither of us were making any during our 3-month sabbatical!
- Work habits have brought passion, purpose, and meaning to my work—both corporate career and personal projects.
- Health habits got me looking fit on the outside and more importantly, feeling great on the inside.
- Physical environment habits have built a home for us that we love spending time in.
- Relationship habits have kept my wife and I growing closer and closer together.
- Personal development habits have me on a learning and application cycle that arguably has paved the road for the life I get to live today.
However, if I’m being honest, I still have a hard time with a few habits. For example drinking more water… Ugh! How simple is that?!
Forming a new habit IS simple but it’s far from easy… unless your new habit is to shower every day. That shouldn’t be that hard, plus you’ll have many people reminding you before long.
Anyway, I’ve digressed.
On a recent camping adventure in the Pacific Northwest, I thought about what’s allowed me to form game-changing habits over the years.
There’s one factor that made the largest difference, especially when the habit wasn’t something particularly fun.
That’s what I want to offer you here.
I’m creating an online membership group where we will learn (and apply) the frameworks of habit formation and support one another in building one habit at a time.
In a year’s time you’ll have developed 12 life-changing habits and become part of a community that cheers you on and holds you accountable at the same time.
One habit at a time? Per month?!
That’s what I’m thinking too but check out these statistics:
80% of people who make new years resolutions drop their habits by February and less than 10% of them are actually successful in making their habits stick long-term.*
We don’t want to be part of that group. Plus, if we can save more money, have better relationships, feel and look better… why would we wait until January? Let’s get together and do it now!
The doors will open to an early-adopter group of 10 people.
Early-adopter perks include a 50% discount off of the monthly membership rate for the span of your membership and a chance to influence how this project evolves.
Want an invite when the program launches? Take this short survey to tell me more about the habits you want to build.
Know someone who would enjoy and benefit from this too? Send them a link to this page.
It’s time to dive in. Our lives are 45% habit. Why not make sure they’re the right ones?
One last note before we set things in motion. By joining, you will learn how habits work, you will be supported, but you will also need to do the work. If you’re not up for that last part, this might not be for you right now.
If you’re thinking “This is me, this is what I need!” then, I’m looking forward to building habits with you. And since we’re also here to support one another, don’t be surprised to make a few friends too!
*Statistic Brain Research Institute (Survey of 1,273 online respondents, 216 phone, and 73 in-person). Research conducted January 2017.