How to break bad habits

Ask someone for advice about how to break a bad habit and watch their eyes LIGHT UP. Immediately, they’ll say “Oh! You should try this new app!” or “You should definitely read this book” or overwhelm you with a long list of tips that “worked for me!” The thing is, we already KNOW what we should do. But there's ...

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Too successful, so they kicked her out

Look at this horrifying story: “I got kicked out of my mom fitness group for losing too much weight.” Yep, it’s exactly what you think. This woman joined a “plus size and active/fitness moms" group with about 10 other members. She started to lose weight -- first 50lbs, then 50 more pounds. Guess what happened? They kicked her ...

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The companies that know us better than we know ourselves

Well, well, well. We have a bunch of farmers’-market geniuses reading IWT, I see. On Monday, I told you how I tried to bargain over a $10 t-shirt. A bunch of you wrote answers on why the guy didn’t take my lowball offer of $8. And -- you nailed it! The t-shirt guy knew he didn’t have ...

How to be confident

Can you learn how to be more confident? A lot of people reflexively say “No - you're either confident or you're not.” But in my experience, that’s simply not true. Confidence is a skill and, like any other skill, you can master it over time. To show you what I mean, I want to show you one of the ...

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REJECTED: Guy at farmers’ market shuts me down

One of the funniest quotes I’ve ever read came from the CEO of Carl’s Jr. He was interviewed about his business and got asked about healthy eating in America. "My opinion is that the media is the main supporter of healthy eating. We're certainly not hearing it from our customers," said Andrew Puzder, who is the CEO of ...

Goal setting is dead. Do this instead.

When it comes to goals, a lot us experience what I call the Treadmill of Disappointment. Tell me if this sounds familiar... We get really motivated to try something new. (“TODAY’S THE DAY!”) We clean the house, pay our bills on time, and finally make it to Inbox Zero. The first day or two goes okay...but then we ...

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