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How Long To Create a Habit?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 12, 2018

“People do not decide their futures, they decide their habits and their habits decide their futures.” 

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Topics: habits, Winning Habit, Discipline, Discipline Plan, Businesss Disciplines

The Truth About Discipline, Habit, and Willpower

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Dec 28, 2017

“I just need more discipline.”

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Topics: Discipline, Willpower, habits, Winning Habit, The One Thing, Execution

How to Build A Habit

Posted by Douglas A 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: Execution, Strategic Discipline, habits, The Coaching Habit

The Ultimate Success Habit: Good Question = Good Answers

Posted by Douglas A 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 A 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 A 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 A 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 A 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 A 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 A 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

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