You forced yourself to attend the meeting, but then said something you regret. The day just went downhill from there…you overate at lunch, spent too much on those shoes, skipped your workout, and finished the day with an extra glass of wine. Hot mess or just a little willpower depletion? (more…)
We routinely advise clients to rely more on purpose and accountability than willpower for self-control, but it is important that you fully understand this critical component of human behavior to avoid falling prey to its insidious effects. (more…)
DID YOU KNOW?
A Harvard team reviewed nine studies on coffee and type 2 diabetes. Of more than 193,000 people, those who said they drank more than six or seven cups daily were 35% less likely to have type 2 diabetes than people who drank fewer than two cups daily. There was a smaller perk — a 28% lower risk — for people who drank 4-6 cups a day. The findings held regardless of sex, weight, or geographic location (U.S. or Europe).
This is provided for information only, and may not be construed as personal medical advice. For more from Dave Hubbard, visit him at www.AmericasFitnessCoach.com.
As human beings, our energy level and ability to focus varies throughout the day according to a natural phenomenon called circadian rhythms. Conventional thinking suggests you get your best work done during the optimal period of your natural daily rhythm. But what do you do with the non-optimal time? Two pscyhology researchers in Michigan suggest getting creative. (more…)
Have you ever been in a relationship that you knew deep down probably wasn’t good for you, but you just couldn’t imagine living without? That’s how I felt about my dear friend, Diet Coke. Well, I said goodbye to my friend 1179 days ago (who’s counting). Here’s why and the one thing I did to quit. (more…)
Where did irunurun come from? And, what have we learned since sharing it with the world? Well, here’s the full story…along with 4 lessons in sustainable high performance.
1. Actions speak louder than goals.
2. We are what we repeatedly do.
3. People don’t know what to repeatedly do.
4. People are terrible at doing things repeatedly.
Need help getting started with irunurun, check out this list of sample actions. Want to see how your team measures up in each of the 5 Factors? Ask us about our new team performance assessment, called Performance 5. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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