Did you make a $25 to $100 product purchase? Are your enjoying your free gifts?
Congratulations! You are on your way towards financial freedom.
If you followed my instructions, you should have posted a message to at least 60 to 100 people with the 1-Minute Messenger already.
This same instruction has been delivered to every subscriber and every active member of our community. We must do this swiftly and do this together so we can have resounding results. So make sure your forge ahead.
And if you’re really excited about increasing your final results, you may have submitted a message 2 to 3 times this number.
Don’t forget! Your goal is to pay-off a $300 to $500 monthly bill over 8 weeks. If you continue to follow my plan, I have confidence you are going to get it done.
It has now been five days since I last messaged you. So let me ask you? …
- Are you looking at your bill every morning when you get up?
- Are you reading your affirmation and you mean it with conviction?
- Are you taking action with the 1-Minute Messenger?
If you are doing these things, then that’s AWESOME. (:
What I don’t want you to do is to log into your backoffice and look at your results. It’s all about your daily action that counts, and not your results.
I need you to give it 8 weeks before you take a look. I want it to be a shocking, pleasant surprise.
As a new member, you have to wait a while for the momentum to kickstart. And it will. Trust me.
In due time, the 1-Minute Messenger will….
- Deliver you from financial debt
- Pay-off your student loan debt
- Change your state-of-mind to more happiness and better health
- Give you financial abundance
But just as important, you and I have an obligation to change the lives of as people in American as possible….by inviting them to join our community via the 1-Minute Messenger.
As I will continue to say to you…our primary mission is to help every working-class person in America to create financial prosperity and to build generational wealth.
That’s right! You are doing this for your children…grandchildren…great grandchildren…etc.
That means you should take every step possible and every opportunity to tell as many people that you can reach about our FREE wealth-building community.
This will not only allow you to reach our long-term goal of changing the lives of every person in America.
In order to enhance your overall success, I’m going to give you 12 tips and strategies to help improve and focus your daily habits.
HOW CAN I ESTABLISH A NEW ROUTINE TO INVITE MY FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES?
There are many ways to build a new habit to invite your family, friends and colleagues to join our free wealth-building community. One of the first strategies I recommend is a technique called “habit stacking.”
This method was popularized by professor BJ Fogg, who call it the “tiny habits recipe” and teaches it in his Tiny Habits program.
The key idea is to “stack” your new habit on top of a current habit. That is, your current behavior becomes the cue for your new behavior.
The habit stacking formula is:
“After [CURRENT HABIT], I will [NEW HABIT].”
For example, “After I drink a cup of coffee, I will 1-Minute Message my friends. By creating simple sets of rules, you can make it easier to remember when to perform a new habit.
HOW CAN I CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT CONDUCIVE TO INVITING MY FAMILY & FRIENDS TO OUR FREE COURSE?
Physical environment is one of the most overlooked drivers of habits and behavior change. Your habits are often triggered by what is obvious or available to you in your current environment.
For example, if I walk into the kitchen and see a plate of cookies, I’ll eat one (or ten) even if I’m not hungry. We often want things simply because we are presented with them. Drive down any major road. It is no surprise we eat so much fast food when we are surrounded by it. It’s hard to resist the pull of what engulfs us.
Thankfully, you don’t have to be the victim of your environment. You can also be the architect of it. Want to eliminate a monthly bill? Post the bill in many different locations (your refrigerator, your desktop, your bedroom lamp table, etc.) and read your daily affirmation.
If you want to make a habit a big part of your life, make the “bill eliminating process” a big part of your environment. By sprinkling triggers throughout your surroundings, you increase the odds that you’ll think about sending a 1-Minute Message throughout the day.
Sending a 1-Minute Message is easier when the Cue (e.g. a bill, a debt owed) encouraging you to perform the 1-Minute Messenger are right in front of you.
Don’t rely on willpower and self-control. It is a lot easier to perform the 1-Minute Messenger when you are surrounded by triggers. Make the cues of this habit obvious.
WHAT IF A HABIT GETS BORING? HOW CAN I STICK WITH IT?
There are many ways to stick with a new habit. I’ll offer one of them here: temptation bundling.
Temptation bundling is one way to apply a psychology theory known as Premack’s Principle. Named after the work of professor David Premack, the principle states that “more probable behaviors will reinforce less probable behaviors.”
In other words, if you can find something you already want to do and connect it with the habit that you need to do, you’ll be more likely to complete the habit.
To put it another way: You’re more likely to find a behavior attractive if you get to do one of your favorite things at the same time.
Perhaps you like to drink a cup of coffee in the morning, but you need to invite your family and friends to register for our free e-course. Using temptation bundling, you could employ the 1-Minute Messenger while you’re drinking coffee. This simple rule allows you to bundle your temptation to drink coffee in the morning and employ the 1-Minute Messenger.
And you’re more likely to do what you need to do if it means you get to do something you really want to do along the way.
HOW CAN I STAY MOTIVATED WHEN MY HABITS GO AGAINST THE GRAIN OF MY SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT?
If you find yourself in a social situation where your desired habit goes against the grain of the group, then it will be hard to stick with it because you are doing something that seems unattractive.
The best option is to join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/the1hourworkweek where your desired behavior is the normal behavior and you already have something in common with the group.
I KNOW I SHOULD DO IT, BUT I STILL DON’T. WHY CAN’T I GET STARTED?
Even when you know you should start small, it’s easy to start too big.
When people want to build a new habit like running every week, they think they are making it easy by saying something like “I’ll just run for 15 minutes.”
In reality, this is still too big. A truly tiny behavior is something like, “Put on my running shoes.” Or, “Fill up my water bottle.” Or, “Take a minute to use the 1-Minute Messenger.”
You want to take on the smallest possible behavior that gets you moving in the right direction. The most effective way I know to counteract this tendency is to use the Two-Minute Rule, which states, “When you start a new habit, it should take less than two minutes to do (this is why the 1-Minute Messenger concept was created).”
The idea is to make your habits as easy as possible to start. A new habit should not feel like a challenge. The actions that follow can be challenging, but the first two minutes should be easy.
Here an example of how to invite others using the Two-Minute Rule.
Step 1: Sit down at the kitchen table
Step 2: Drink a cup of coffee (temptation bundling in action)
Step 3: Pickup your cell phone
Use the 1-Minute Messenger here
Step 4: Click on your Facebook Messenger
Step 5: Click on a family member or friend
Step 6: Type or copy & paste (preferred to save time) your message
Step 7: Hit the send button
Step 1 – Step 3 are habits you already do.
Step 4 – Step 7 are your new habits. It takes less than 1 to 2 minutes to perform these steps. (Or you can send a message through your FB page, Twitter, Instagram, etc. using the same concept.)
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO FORM A NEW HABIT?
The research says that, on average, it takes about two or three months for a habit to form. (One study calculated that the average was 66 days to create a new habit.)
However, all of this discussion about “how long” obscures the real issue. What people should really be asking is, “How many does it take to form a new habit?” That is, how many repetitions are required to make a habit automatic?
There is nothing magical about time passing with regard to habit formation. It doesn’t matter if it’s been twenty-one days or thirty days or three hundred days.
What matters is the rate at which you perform the behavior. You could do something twice in thirty days, or two-hundred times. It’s the frequency that makes the difference.
The key point is that building a new habit is not a finish line to cross, but a lifestyle to be lived. There is no point where you “cross the finish line” and—poof—a new habit is created. If you want a habit to last, then you need to be willing to make it a part of your long-term life.
HOW CAN I MAKE CHANGES AS EASY AS POSSIBLE?
There are many ways to increase the ease of a habit, but one of the most useful strategies is to search for points of friction and eliminate them.
For example, if you want to exercise before work, but your gym is twenty minutes out of the way from your commute, then you’ll be less likely to make the trip.
The friction is too high. Conversely, if you join a gym that is on the way to work, then fitting in a workout becomes much easier.
The central idea is to create an environment where doing the right thing is as easy as possible and the unproductive thing is as difficult as possible.
HOW SMALL CAN A CHANGE BE AND STILL REMAIN USEFUL?
It can be easy to dismiss small habits as not being worthwhile.
The truth is, small habits can reinforce the results you want to achieve. If you show up at the gym five days in a row—even if it’s just for two minutes—you are casting votes for your new results. As the votes accumulate, so does the evidence of your new results.
If a small habit reinforces your desired results, then it is meaningful. And if it is meaningful, then it is actually a big deal.
IF I ONLY HAVE TIME FOR ONE NEW HABIT, WHAT IS THE BEST HABIT TO PICK?
This is a crucial question. Picking the right habit might be the most pivotal aspect in determining whether or not you are successful. Choose the right habit (something obvious, attractive, easy, and satisfying), and progress is simple.
Choose the wrong habit, and progress is nearly impossible.
If you’re going to stay focused on one habit to start, then I suggest – using the 1-Minute Messenger.
Selecting this habit will ripple into other areas of your life. Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit, refers to these behaviors as “keystone habits.”
For example, exercise is my keystone habit. When I work out, I not only get the benefits of exercise, but I also tend to sleep better, focus longer, and eat healthier—even though I don’t consciously focus on these things. Exercise is the one habit that pulls the rest of my life in line.
Using the 1-Minute Messenger is a keystone habit. Not only will it build the number of people on your team, but it will steadily increase your monthly residual income.
You will get to pay-off all your debt. You will generate the income to purchase your dream home and dream car.
You will become happier, healthier, financially independent and enjoy the financial freedom that your deserve.
And finally, you will become part of a movement where we believe that every working-class person in America can become financially independent & build generational wealth.
HOW CAN I STAY MOTIVATED WHEN I WON’T SEE RESULTS IMMEDIATELY?
It is very common to start working on a new habit (or any goal) and, despite your best efforts, not see progress right away.
One way to get over this plateau and maintain motivation is to adhere to The Goldilocks Rule. The Goldilocks Rule states that humans achieve peak motivation when working on tasks of “just manageable difficulty.”
However, there is a second point to add here. One of the most motivating feelings is the feeling of progress. But the key is that you need to be able to visualize your progress for it to be motivating. If you don’t have any way of noticing that you’re moving forward, then it’s easy to lose motivation. This is where visual measures of progress like – choosing a debt or monthly bill to eliminate from your life – comes into play.
HOW CAN I HOLD MYSELF ACCOUNTABLE?
Staying disciplined can be hard, which is why it can be helpful to enlist the support of someone else. A simple way to do this is by creating a habit contract, which is a written agreement in which you state your commitment to a particular habit and the punishment that will occur if you don’t follow through.
And even if you don’t want to create a habit contract, simply having an accountability partner is useful.
WHAT ARE THE BEST STRATEGIES TO RESTART A HABIT AND GET BACK ON TRACK?
If you need to reclaim a lost habit (or if you simply fall off course for a day or two), then the mantra I like to keep in mind is this: Never Miss Twice.
If I am trying to lose weight, but binge eat for one meal, then I put all of my energy into getting back on track the next meal. If I was hoping to publish a new article every Monday, but skip a week, then I make sure the next Monday I’m back on course.
The first mistake is never the one that ruins you. It is the spiral of repeated mistakes that follows. Never miss twice.
In summary, these 12 tips and strategies will help you to improve and focus your daily habits. Use them consistently and you will never fail in reaching your ultimate goal.
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In the next lesson, I’m going to show you how to stick to your goals this year. Many of us will set performance- and appearance-based goals in hopes that they will drive us to do things differently. But if you really want to make a lasting change, you have to stop focusing on outcome and start focusing on your identity.
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