So often we want to make big changes in our lives, but lack the resolve to see them through. It seems we just can't summon the necessary willpower to take on these huge challenges - saving money, quitting smoking, increasing productivity, getting a promotion or pay rise, or losing weight. But here's the secret: willpower is not the answer. With a ...
So often we want to make big changes in our lives, but lack the resolve to see them through. It seems we just can't summon the necessary willpower to take on these huge challenges - saving money, quitting smoking, increasing productivity, getting a promotion or pay rise, or losing weight. But here's the secret: willpower is not the answer. With a clearer understanding of the real forces that shape our actions, we can make better decisions, change our outlook, and rid ourselves of bad habits. CHANGE ANYTHING, reveals the Six Sources of Influence that affect our daily decisions and explains how you can make them work in your favour, helping you to achieve your goals. By learning how they apply to your life, you can put these subtle but strong forces to use in a positive way that brings real results. Based upon the latest psychological and medical research, this book details a variety of real world examples that will empower you to re-examine the way you go about your business and your life and will provide you with the tools to CHANGE ANYTHING.
Publishers Weekly, 2011-01-10 A strategic, step-by-step guide to breaking longstanding bad habits from the authors of Crucial Conversations draws on research coming out of their Change Anything Labs, where they study and work with people struggling with self-destructive patterns. The authors introduce a system for adopting-and sticking to-better behaviors in this smart, sensible work. Targeting the main problem areas-weight, addictions, spending, career advancement, and relationships-the authors exhort readers to avoid blaming their inability on willpower ("the willpower trap") in favor of recognizing powerful influences that can counteract temptation: e.g., offering ourselves financial incentives or radically changing our physical spaces to see that we stick with healthier habits. The authors present a highly detailed holistic plan, illustrated by encouraging case studies, for making systemic changes that approach problems from every angle and promote active change. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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