And this one is a DOOZY. (Especially if you’re into psychology/high-performance/how freaking fascinating humans are. :) )
This one goes deep into human psychology and how exactly we can use what we know about our crazy brains to change our lives for the better, forever.
So, let’s talk for a quick second about CHANGING OUR LIVES…When most of us decide we want to start living a different kind of life, we usually start by asking ourselves what’s wrong with our current life. We focus on what sucks.
We focus on the past 5 clients who said no to our offers…We focus on the fight we had last night with our hubby about bills/dinner/whose turn it is to empty the dishwasher...
We focus on the perfectly-portioned cup of coffee (with juuuust the right amount of sweetened almond milk) we spilled all over our favorite new jeans this morning...
But what if there was another way to look at/think about our lives and change them for the better?
Spoiler alert: There SO is. (And if you’re ready to learn all about it and skip the rest, you can check out episode #4 of the #signaturelife Champagne Series right here
Chip Heath says we’re actually going about it all backwards. He says when we want to make a change, we shouldn’t ask ourselves what’s wrong. Instead, he says we should ask ourselves, “What’s working, and how can we do more of it?”. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Yet, in the real world, this obvious question is almost never asked. Instead, the question we ask is more problem focused, like: “What’s broken, and how do we fix it?” Well, Chip argues that the FASTEST (and honestly, least painful!) way to change our lives is to flip all that around and start focusing on how we can add more of the good stuff. (Which honestly, sounds pretty darn fun if you ask me!)
BTW, if this theory sounds familiar, it’s probably because it’s used in the health and fitness industry, too. If you’ve ever changed your diet – like really changed it – you might have heard of the ‘crowding out’ principle, which says that you don’t start to ‘get healthy’ by attempting to give up your nightly bowl – okay, carton – of Ben & Jerry’s. Instead, “crowding out” means you focus on loading up on the fruits, veggies and green juices – without worrying so much about eliminating the Ben & Jerry’s –and over time, you’ll find that your body adapts and you crave the B&J less and the kale & apple more. :)
Want to know more about how to use what’s working to make big changes in your life? I got you. ;)
The #signaturelife Champagne Series episode #4 is all about:
- Where to look to/how to figure out what you should ‘change’ in your life first for maximum results
- Why your energy levels are #everything and can tell you SO much about where you should focus on making changes
- The one question you’re probably not – but totally should – ask yourself if you want to bring more awesomeness into your life like, now (This is sooo simple you’re barely going to believe it!)
Yep. This week’s episode is DEEP. Sorry if my inner psychology/personal development geek is showing...but I love this stuff.
(And I’m preeeeetty sure after you see how incredibly easy and fast it can be to change your life using these methods, you’ll obsess over it, too.)