Are you scared to take the first step toward the habits that you want to build?
Do you believe in your ability to change?
Or are you completely lost as to where to start?
Charles Duhigg, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of the best-selling books The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better joins us on today’s show to tackle these questions.
On his podcast, How To!, Charles explores the “why” behind our habits and helps listeners overcome life’s biggest challenges. Among them, finding a new career before it’s too late, walking away from an impossible parent, fighting racism in your town, and saying the right thing at the worst time.
By asking “why” instead of “how,” layer-by-layer we can reveal the factors that truly hold us back from taking action. On this episode, Charles shows us how to do this using a challenge Paula wants to overcome as an example.
He also touches on the universal threads of how to do almost anything, which include disempowering discomfort, creating a realistic plan, and improving your quality of sleep.
You’ll enjoy this episode if…
- You enjoyed our interviews with Dr. Benjamin Hardy, Dan Ariely, or James Clear.
- You have trouble forming new habits and feel stuck.
- You aren’t sure of the difference between having a goal and having a plan.
- You find habit formation and the science of productivity fascinating.
- How To! – Charles’ Podcast
- [email protected] – email your questions to Charles
- The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg
- Smarter Faster Better, by Charles Duhigg
- @cduhigg – Twitter
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