Pull The Trigger On Change

tiny habits

How can we enhance our #personalproductivity, an essential skill in uncertain & volatile economic times? One approach is to deliberately develop your #selfdiscipline ‘muscles’ with selective ‘triggers’.

We act on triggers all the time already. We see a red dot with a number on our email app icon and we check our email. Someone reaches out their hand and we do too to shake. It’s conditioning & could be voluntary or imposed, accidental or deliberate, personal or societal, helpful or hindering (particularly that email trigger!).

To be more effective, we need more of the voluntary, deliberate, personal, & helpful.

We need to start small, in the target zone in the diagram below – barely outside our comfort zone where it’s not quite easy & we’re barely motivated enough. Through practice & repetition, the behaviour becomes embedded.

There’s obviously a lot more to it, too much for a LinkedIn post. But the ‘When I –> Then I’ll…’ technique has certainly helped my #personaleffectiveness, especially when I piggyback desired new behaviours onto existing ones that are already embedded.

Learn more from my books at terrywilliamsbooks dot com

About Terry Williams - The Brain-Based Boss

I'm all about engaging people and helping you engage yours to influence behaviour to improve results - at work and at home. Maybe you're a manager, a salesperson, a leader, a parent, a presenter or an event organiser? You need to grab your people's attention, create some rapport, be memorable and influence behaviour change. How can we do that? I'm originally a trainer by trade, turned manager, turned comedian and partway back again. Author of 'THE GUIDE: How to kiss, get a job & other stuff you need to know', I write and speak about how to engage people, be they employees, family or yourself. How can we connect with people’s own internal motivations and help them use their own inner passions to drive towards productivity, success and happiness? And hopefully have a few laughs along the way... As a trainer facilitating learning and development in others, I find myself drawing on my own extensive business experience. I specialise in the delivery of high impact, customised training solutions for organisations that are serious about improving the performance and lives of their people.

Posted on November 16, 2020, in Employee Engagement. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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