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Influence Section on Commitment and Consistency

By |June 2nd, 2015|

Robert Cialdini is the author of the book ‘Influence’ which came out in 1984. It is an essential book for anyone who communicates, who delivers a message, who’s in marketing.

There are several key factors and principles that Robert talks about. He talks about 6 specific principles. If you need to convince someone of your viewpoint […]

Promotion for Prevention Focus (Part 2)

By |June 2nd, 2015|

Going back to the idea that they have a tendency to be pessimistic.

If someone is prevention focused, the worst thing that you can do is try to make them become an optimist. What happens is, if you reinforce that they are not going to have any trouble adopting this new behavior and they buy into […]

Promotion for Prevention Focus (Part 1)

By |June 2nd, 2015|

I used to smoke and when I was starting to quit, these types of cigarette packages were coming out in Canada and they did bother me. They did have some impact on discouraging me from smoking and encouraging me to quit. There was a lot of key factors that were going on – the cost […]

Heidi’s Book on Nine Things Successful People Do Differently (Part 3)

By |June 2nd, 2015|

Another key factor for success is having grit.

When you are on Plan D because Plan A, B and C didn’t quite turn out exactly what you expected and now you’re at Plan D and perhaps that’s not looking at exactly the way you wanted and now you’re thinking that you need to come up with […]

Heidi’s Book on Nine Things Successful People Do Differently (Part 2)

By |June 2nd, 2015|

Another key factor is successful people know exactly how far they have left to go. Someone is constantly checking their progress. When we go back to the example of the person who was trying to lose 5 pounds in 30 days, that’s something that they can track over a period of time and they can […]

Heidi’s Book on Nine Things Successful People Do Differently (Part 1)

By |June 2nd, 2015|

Heidi Grant Halvorson has been instrumental in creating some of the leading research on developing effective habits and behavior change.

Heidi Grant Halvorson is a student of Carol Dweck’s and she has developed some of her own theories on how we are motivated, how we can adopt effective habits and change our behaviors for the better. […]

Carol Dweck’s Theories on Mindset

By |May 11th, 2015|

When I first started reading about this and learning more about it, my first thought is ‘WOW’. This has the potential to change everything that I do moving forward, for myself and everyone around me.

Carol Dweck’s theories on mindset have been instrumental in changing the lives of thousands of people. Not in just small ways […]

How to Develop a Growth Mindset

By |May 11th, 2015|

If Carol Dweck’s theories about mindset stopped at the point where she discovered that there are essentially two mindsets and that that is where the research would stop, I think that would leave a lot left to be desired. But Carol Dweck took her idea of mindset and sought out how to take someone from […]

Determining Someone’s Mindset

By |May 11th, 2015|

If you’re going to be helping someone to change their behavior, a key factor is going to be an understanding of the person’s mindset. Is it a fixed mindset or a growth mindset?

In the next video, I’m going to take some time and explain ways that can help you determine whether or not someone has […]

What is your Mindset?

By |May 11th, 2015|

I would like to ask you – what is your mindset?

Thinking terms of a fixed or growth mindset, what is your mindset? I want you to stop and take a moment and really think about this. This could have a huge impact on how you do everything moving forward.

Let’s go back to reviewing Carol […]