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How to Build A Habit

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Mar 6, 2017

Last Tuesday I visited my lunch buddy AJ at school.  A teacher thanked me in the school lobby for what I was doing.

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, habits, Execution, The Coaching Habit

The Ultimate Success Habit: Good Question = Good Answers

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jan 11, 2016

Ask a Great question - Receive a Great answer. 

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Topics: One Thing, Success, habits

Developing The Success Habit – Your One Thing

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jan 4, 2016

“People do not decide their futures, they decide their habits and their habits decide their futures.” —F. M. Alexander

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, One Thing, habits, The Power of Habit

LIE #4 – Willpower is Always on Will-Call

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Dec 14, 2015

“Willpower is like gas in your car... . When you resist something tempting, you use some up. The more you resist, the emptier your tank gets, until you run out of gas.” Kathleen Vohs Prevention magazine, 2009

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Topics: One Thing, priorities, productivity, habits

BIG LIE #3 – Myth of Self Discipline

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Dec 10, 2015

Do you recognize this person? 

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Topics: consistently execute, habits, Execution

Hooked: How to Build Habit Forming Products – Orlando Growth Summit

Posted by Douglas Wick on Wed, May 13, 2015

This blog is no stranger to the value of habits.  We’ve written about habits many times in the past.

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Topics: leadership, Growth Summit, habits, customer loyalty, Customer needs, appreciation

Derek Jeter’s Success Habits & Routines

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Oct 9, 2014

In Tom Verducci’s September 29th article Exit Stage Center on Derek Jeter he provided a number of references to developing habits and routines, along with leadership that in case you missed the article I thought I’d share with you.

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Topics: Good to Great, Jim Collins, habits, routine, Derek Jeter

Willpower Rules Your Performance

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Oct 6, 2014

Warm chocolate chip cookies and radishes! You’ve smelled fresh baked chocolate chip cookies haven’t you?  They smell delicious.

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Topics: time management, habits, The Power of Habit, precision and specificity, routine, Willpower

Finding the Willpower for Better Execution

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Oct 2, 2014

Why are some people able to muster more will power than others?

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Topics: Decision-Making, employee performance, priorities, habits, The Power of Habit, Execution, routine, rockefeller habits 4-3-2-1 growth formula

Operating and Policy Manuals Can’t Save You from a Crisis

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Somewhere in your office probably lies an Operating Manual and List of policies for your company.  If you have a documented version, you can probably blow the dust off of it, because it rarely or never is referred to except by your human resources department.  If it’s a digital version it’s probably not been updated in some time.

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Topics: habits, The Power of Habit, routine, Operating Manuals, Policies


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The Strategic Discipline Blog focuses on small to midsize business owners with a ravenous appetite to improve his or her leadership skills and business results.

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