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How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

Update: 2021-08-02
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Even the best-laid plans, habits, and intentions can be derailed by familiar pitfalls.

Change isn’t easy, but there are simple strategies you can use to make change possible. When you understand what’s standing between you and success, you can tailor-fit your solution so that no problem is too big and no barrier unmovable.

Katy Milkman is the award-winning researcher whose science-based approach to behavioral change has helped both individuals and organizations conquer their goals and get from where they are to where they want to be. You’ll learn how to break down the common problems we all face when we set out to create change in our lives.

Change isn’t easy, but with the right tools, you can give yourself a big head start. If you’re looking to make changes in your life or organization, read How to Change and learn the best ways to approach it.

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/pods.

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [03:54 ] How the book How to Change came to life
  • [11:09 ] The power of fresh starts
  • [20:56 ] The harm of disrupting fresh starts
  • [26:46 ] The importance of tracking
  • [31:09 ] Why mulligans matter
  • [36:22 ] The benefits of a “No Club”
  • [40:54 ] How much you can change at once
  • [43:17 ] Sustaining good habits after a slip-up
  • [47:48 ] Prioritizing what to change first

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How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

Geoff Woods