You’ll see two major common threads that you’ll see with successful entrepreneurs
First: They read – or absorb training in some way (videos, audiobooks, or… good ole fashioned physical books). Don’t believe me? Ask any one you know who is doing well what book they’re reading at the moment – and it’s pretty damn rare for them to say ‘I don’t really read’. You’ll usually get an excited response about what it is they’re learning – and what it’s meaning to them, how they are applying it etc.
Secondly: They have strong routine – even if they’re not really ‘disciplined’ people, you’ll find that when they are most successful, feeling that strong sense of flow – they have a routine of sorts. It might be a step-by-step type thing, where they go through a strict set of tasks… or, it could just be so subconsciously created they aren’t even aware that they are doing it.
However… when they DO, they get in the zone faster, achieve more and have a higher sense of achievement too!
Which is why I’ve chosen “The Power Of Habit”, by Charles Duhigg as May’s book of the month.
About our book of the month club
I love to read, learn and find better ways to do things – and figured… hey, why not include a few other folks into this too! Which birthed our Wildfire Concepts book club thing.
It’s a friendly group of people interested in learning more and doing better when it comes to marketing online – and just being a more awesome person in general.
There are no requirements, nobody is gonna force you to read x number of pages, or get cross with you if you skip a book entirely … this is here for YOU – so just jump in at your own pace. Have fun with it, discover some new things about yourself and others – and please do post in the comments below too if you have any ideas that jumped out at you that you’d like to share too!
Want to get a copy and join in our discussions too?
May 2017’s Book: The Power Of Habit – Click Here To Get It On Amazon
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What is The Power Of Habit about?
This is all about discovering and learning more about our bad habits, so that you can take what you know from that and turn them into positive habits. It’s about:
- Understanding any of the negative habits you have
- How they’re formed, and what drives them
- How to change them in ways that stick
- And maybe most importantly… how to not go back to them in times of stress.
These habits (positive or negative) massively impact every aspect of your life on a regular day to day basis.
The book really opens your eyes to how much of our day is driven by little habits that form our daily routines, pretty much on autopilot for the most-part. Once you can SEE it, it gives you the power to control these habits – which, in turn, gives you more power to control your life.
The Power of Habit dives into the different areas of our lives that are influenced by habit, including social groups, our professional lives at home and at work – and even political movements, preferences and social change.
It’s an entertaining read that I guarantee you’ll find interesting – with a bunch of relatable examples from people who I felt myself relating to A LOT… it’s fun, insightful and scientifically based – and very approachable and easy to understand and process.
Duhigg shares a lot of practical tools you can learn and use in your life moving forward, including his ‘habit isolation technique’ and ‘alteration technique’.
I’ve broken down my own observations into ‘chunks’ so you can check them out, give your feedback on parts as you’re just digging into the book.
REMEMBER: There are no rules to this book club – of course, you’re going to learn more by getting the book and actually reading it yourself, but you might not have the time – and nobody is going to judge you for that. If you’ve not even read the book, but some of the comments or discussion points trigger some ideas feel free to post and talk too. We’re all about learning and growing together.
Here are some discussions we’ve got going on about the Power of Habit book by Charles Duhigg, come and join us and share your thoughts too!
- What are behaviour loops, which do you use and are they helping or harming?
- What are keystone habits, can you identify yours and the impact they are having?
- Discussing daily routines and how 50%+ of your day runs on autopilot
- How are habits being used as tools for social change?
- How marketers are using habits to sell more, and is it a good or bad thing?
- How do you stay strong during challenges?
- Do you have another book you’d like to recommend we read?