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The Fifty Success Habits

The Fifty Success Habits | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

So I thought that I might write a quick review of every self-help book ever written all right here in this one little post. Simple enough. I love the easy jobs. Surely it couldn’t be that hard, could it? I figured that maybe I could take the important lessons from every self-help book I’ve read and every life experience I’ve endured, condense all that into fifty key points and save everybody a whole bunch of reading time. Sure, global book sales in the self-help field might take a down-turn for a decade or so, but I’m willing to take that chance and put in a solid sixty minutes (or so) work for the good of humanity; my gift to mankind.


Selfless I know.


I thought that perhaps I could follow Stephen Covey’s lead (the Seven Habits) and come up with my own list of say…


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Slavica Bogdanov's comment, May 1, 2012 8:24 PM
Thank you. It felt good to read this, more than words can say.
Martin Gysler's comment, May 2, 2012 3:54 AM
Great Slavica! Yes, this post gives us a lot of interesting insights to be successful and it easy to read!
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Change Any Habit Painlessly: 6 Tips

Change Any Habit Painlessly: 6 Tips | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
Almost everything you currently do... you can do even better. Here's how.


Want to change an old habit? You probably should: One study determined that over 40% of the "decisions" we make every day aren't really decisions.


They're habits.


Much of the time we don't really make decisions. We do what we've done before, and that makes us less productive, less effective, less healthy and fit—less everything—than we could be.


So what can we do? Change an old habit into a new habit.


While changing a habit isn't easy, it is simple—especially if you follow the process described by Charles Duhigg, the author of the bestselling book The Power of Habit. (Definitely worth a read, especially if you want to harness the power of habits to improve not just yourself but also your team or business.)


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Simpler Thinking: 5 Powerful Habits That Work For Me

Simpler Thinking: 5 Powerful Habits That Work For Me | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Chi Wen Tzu always thought three times before taking action. Twice would have been quite enough.” Confucius


Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.” Eckhart Tolle


One of my biggest problems used to be that I thought too much. I overthought any little problem until it became a bigger and scarier thing in my mind. I overthought positive things until they didn’t seem to be that positive anymore. I overanalyzed and deconstructed things until the happiness that comes from just being in a moment and enjoying it fell apart.


This locked me into analysis paralysis. Little action was taken. Opportunities were rarely used. Life stood still and felt confining. And when I took action I tended to overanalyze things. That lead to more nervousness, second-guessing and me performing worse when I was doing whatever I was doing.


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» The Habits That Crush Us

» The Habits That Crush Us | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Why is it that we cannot break the bad habits that stand in our way, crushing our desires to live a healthy life, be fit, simplify, be happier?


How is it that our best intentions are nearly always beaten? We want to be focused and productive, exercise and eat healthy foods, stop smoking and learn to get rid of debt and clutter, but we just can’t.


The answer lies in something extremely simple, but something most people aren’t aware of:


We don’t know how to cope with stress and boredom in a healthy way.


The bad habits we’ve formed are often useful to us, in dealing with stress and boredom. Consider the bad habits that fit this bill:


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30 Challenges for 30 Days | High Existence

30 Challenges for 30 Days | High Existence | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
It takes about 30 days to form a habit. The ones that are good for you require cultivation and determination. The starting phase is the (Hardest, especially if you want to change an old habit into a new one. This is why giving yourself a challenge for a minimum of 30 days is a great way to improve all facets of your life. So, take a moment to think ‘Who do I want to be in 5 years?’ What kind of habits would you like to have? You better start now if you want your new habits to influence your lifestyle and consequently your life! Check out this TED talk first to get inspired...
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Seven Weird Habits That Will Change Your Life | Illuminated Mind

Seven Weird Habits That Will Change Your Life | Illuminated Mind | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Some habits will help you live a better life. They’ll help you improve what’s already working or help you fix what’s not working very well.


But what about habits that completely change the game entirely? What are the questions that uproot your beliefs, shake them from its roots and move you into a bigger pot?


These are seven habits that won’t just improve your game, or help you “level up.” They’ll help you play a different game, one that you completely design yourself.


Regularly engage in time travel. Often the best way to solve a problem is to have a conversation with your future self...


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Martin Gysler's comment, April 30, 2012 10:28 AM
Hi Slavica, thank you for your comment. I'm glad that you like this post. Cheers!
Slavica Bogdanov's comment, April 30, 2012 11:40 AM
Yes loved it! hope lot of people read it and apply it. I actually plan to wakl in my future today and take notes. Will keep you posted. Let me know what you think of this article, if you have the time:) http://www.scoop.it/t/attractitude-finances/p/1696864296/3-time-management-concepts-that-will-change-your-life
Martin Gysler's comment, May 1, 2012 5:12 PM
Hi Slavica, thank you for your comment and the link to your blog post. We could speak about it tomorrow on Skype.
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How to Keep Creating a New Habit When You Feel Like Giving Up

How to Keep Creating a New Habit When You Feel Like Giving Up | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Now, creating a new habit isn’t always easy. You often start out all enthusiastic and excited. But since you usually have to keep doing it every day for about 30 days or once a week for a whole lot of weeks to make the habit into something that sticks and feels natural it becomes harder after a while.


Life may interfere. Perhaps you get overwhelmed at work or at home. Maybe you go away for a vacation or a conference somewhere. Or maybe – because change is scary and could be harmful – your mind starts to create thoughts that that try to persuade you to quit this new and possibly positive change.


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The Two-Headed Beast of Successful Habit Change

The Two-Headed Beast of Successful Habit Change | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

I used to have a lot of bad habits. I still do, but I used to have a lot more. Here’s just a small sampling:


  1. I woke up late and went to bed early.
  2. I procrastinated on my most important work.
  3. I neglected my relationships.
  4. I drank too much.
  5. I bit my fingernails.
  6. I slouched a lot.
  7. I picked my nose (no joke).
  8. I bought worthless things I didn’t need.
  9. I chewed with my mouth open.
  10. I dressed like a slob.
  11. I ate tons of junk food.
  12. I could go on, but none of that’s incredibly important.


What’s important is that I used to have a lot of bad habits, and now I have fewer.


I spent years dissatisfied with my habits and never made much progress changing them. Yes, sometimes I’d make a small step forward, but it usually wasn’t long until I was back to “Old Tyler” again (thanks, procrastination habit).


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17 Unproductive Habits to Let Go

17 Unproductive Habits to Let Go | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Our daily life is full of unproductive habits and rituals that we execute – whether on a conscious or unconscious level. This makes us less efficient and productive than we could potentially be.


Obviously, just listing some avoidable habits is not enough. Because of this, I encourage you to check out Donald’s article on how to break bad habits. It gives a good foundation on how to actually start changing your habits from bad to good...

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