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The 5 Morning Routines of Tim Ferriss to Win the Day

What are the 5 Morning Routines of the well-known author of ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’, ‘The 4-hour chef’, ‘The 4-hour body’ and the man behind “the Tim Ferriss Show”?
Tim Ferriss makes the most of his time, he really does use the 80/20 rule for life, always trying to find the most effective theories and methods before attempting to master/live them. Continue reading →

How to make an effective list & achieve goals

There is a difference between a to-do list and an effective list.

Many of us make lists but when it comes to an effective list that helps you move the needle and achieve your goal, there is a bit more to it.

Once you know what you want to achieve and have written down your goal you can start the daily process of chipping away at, or moving the needle closer to actually achieving your goal.

The next step is to break down your goal into steps or chunks, basically creating a list of what needs to be done.

Once you have done this, you will no doubt have a massive list and it may consist of all the small things you’d like to achieve, but don’t fall prey to the endless to-do list syndrome. Continue reading →

The Real Reasons why a New Habit Fails to Stick

According to research, 81-92 % of resolutions fail. That’s a lot of new habits that fail to stick.

To create or stick a new habit (or the better option; replacing an old habit) is hard because you are effectively re-wiring your brain.

You brain has developed nice connections (neural pathways) between an existing behaviour and a reward. Over time, that connection has strengthened and gone from a thin path to a sturdy connection Continue reading →

Loss Aversion and Habit Formation

 

Loss aversion is our tendency to prefer avoiding a loss over receiving a gain.

Loss aversion explains why you sit through a terrible movie purely because you paid for the ticket.

You don’t want to waste money, you want to avoid a feeling of loss. If you put money on the line, you will be motivated to follow through in order to avoid losing the money.

It’s a powerful psychological motivator, thought to be twice as powerful as Continue reading →