Baby Steps & Daily Habits

Tuesday, Oct 2nd
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Yesterday it was 91 degrees in my office (normally it’s around 68). The few hot days of the year are here and its got me thinking about what to do when the heat is on you to make a change – you want or need to change something, yet making that change is challenging. Read below for more thoughts on habits, baby steps and making changes, and in the meanwhile, stay cool!



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=Habit Change & Baby Steps=

There you are, at the precipice of making a change. What makes change stick? How can you set yourself up for change in a way that makes it easier for you? Here are a few suggestions to get you going on the path to changes that last:

Decide and Believe
Sounds fundamental, yet stop and check that you have decided, for reals, to make the change. Then, believe you can. Acting from this place of deciding and believing allows the change to come more easily, as you have an internal foundation to work from.

Take baby steps
It’s common to want to make grand, bold steps. Yet when it comes to making lasting changes, it turns out the smaller the step the better. Make one small adjustment, the add another small adjustment; as you do this you build a big change over time. Rome wasn’t’t built in a day: a trite expression which is nevertheless very true.

Only change one thing at a time
Too much change at once can overload your system causing you to give up before any real change has happened or taken hold.
In terms of making change last, it’s best to pick one thing to change, and once that thing is changed it can act as a catalyst for changing one more thing, and so on. Often there is one step you can take that feels easier to start with which gets you moving. Once you’re in motion it’s easier to stay in motion – that’s one of Issac Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion – science can be fun and helpful!

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Learn about habit change
Charles Duhigg, in his book The Power of Habit (, explains the mechanics of how habits are formed and how to develop new ones. Its an easy read and he gives many examples of people and companies and the challenges they faced, and how they overcame them by taking small, simple steps to change their habits. Don’t confuse simple with easy – it can be challenging to change a habit; that’s where deciding and believing can help carry you over the hurdles.

Good luck on making your desired changes, and hit reply and let me know what you changed and how it went!

=On the Calendar=
Mondays in Brisbane: Toastmasters
Thursday, October 4 in Saragoga: Doing a StrengthsFinder evaluation for the leadership team at West Valley Community College
Tuesday, October 23 in SF: Teaching at the Small Business Administration, Business Success on Your Own Terms

=What I’m up to=
Enjoying being warm and soaking up the sun in my fair city
Watching the Blue Angels fly during Fleet Week
Seeing Nick Lowe play in a small intimate setting – very excited about that!

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=About Kristine=
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