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Small Habits Make a Big Difference – Atomic Habits

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Feb 21, 2022

It’s easy to forget Jim Collins in Good to Great shared great companies didn’t become great overnight. It took slow, steady momentum, continuous, consistent pushes on their flywheel, eventually leading to breakthrough. See 12 QUESTIONS to Take You From Good To Great - #1 & 2 for Collins' definition of Greatness.

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Topics: Success Habit, Winning Habit, Atomic Habits, James Clear

How to Make Character a Habit in Your Business

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Oct 21, 2019

My first job in radio taught me valuable lessons about character.  As an introvert, being a radio salesperson wasn’t easy for me.  It was difficult to call on business people who didn’t believe in radio advertising, let alone our small FM radio station, and get rejected repeatedly ten to fifteen times a day! It was hard on my self-esteem.

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Topics: habits, Success Habit, Winning Habit, Character

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

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, habits, Execution, Willpower, The One Thing, Winning Habit

Create A Winning Habit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jul 13, 2017

Why is it some organizations continue to Win year after year?

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, Four Disciplines of Execution, Execution, 4 Disciplines of Execution, Winning Habit

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