Category Archives: Habits

024: Michael Bungay Stanier, Conversation 2: How to Create Habits

on February 16, 2018 in Habits, Podcast

Michael’s schedule turned a modest one-month challenge into a five-month one. Many would give up. I suspect most people respond that way to environmental challenges—when it gets harder or unpredictable, they abandon it. I wondered how Michael would handle it. Needless to say, he stuck to it—amid the extra time, involving his wife, travel, and more. What do you know, the challenge was easy. Not trivial, but something he could[…] Keep reading →

Daily blog posts: Year 8, day 1

on January 29, 2018 in Blog, Habits, Inc.com, SIDCHAs

After some scattered posts dating to 2008, today in 2011 I wrote my first post in an unbroken daily series leading to today, with no future break planned. So today is day 1 of year 8. That’s 2,551 days in a row and 2,852 posts (I posted more than one per day), for those keeping track. It become my first sidcha, followed by burpees, cold showers, picking up garbage, and[…] Keep reading →

Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Who Are Your Peers, and What Are Your Sidchas?

on January 4, 2018 in Habits, Inc.com, Leadership, SIDCHAs

Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Who Are Your Peers, and What Are Your Sidchas? Want success? Compare yourself to historical greats and make them your peers, not the average. 18 years ago today, January 4, 2000, the New York Times reported: Today is the first day, after nearly half a century, that the daily comic strip ”Peanuts” will not appear. Just why it would be funny to see a young boy lean his[…] Keep reading →

Do Your Sidchas! (Inc.)

on December 27, 2017 in Habits, Inc.com, Leadership, SIDCHAs

Start a Sidcha! Resolutions and short-term thinking create short-term results and long-term failure. Start a Sidcha to last a lifetime. I just read yet another thread of people pledging resolutions, suspiciously many being ones they failed last year. This year they really meant it, though. Right. I had to comment on what works and doesn’t. Habits that work The day Nelson Mandela walked free for the first time in 27 years–a day of global importance[…] Keep reading →

My morning routine featured on MyMorningRoutine.com

on December 21, 2017 in Fitness, Freedom, Habits, SIDCHAs

Joshua Spodek Joshua Spodek is author of Leadership Step by Step and host of the Leadership and the Environment podcast. An adjunct professor at NYU and leadership coach and workshop leader for Columbia Business School, Joshua currently lives in New York City. What is your morning routine? To the untrained eye my morning routine (and all my other routines) seems to take away what it actually gives me: freedom. But[…] Keep reading →

Morning Routines and Success (Inc.)

on December 20, 2017 in Exercises, Fitness, Freedom, Habits, Inc.com, SIDCHAs

Morning Routines and Success You show me a successful person and I’ll show you one with daily habits. MyMorningRoutine.com brings today’s successful people’s habits. You show me a successful person and I’ll show you one with structured daily habits. The more successful, the more self-imposed, challenging, relevant, and active his or her habits. Even bad-boy athletes, apparently self-indulgent rock stars, and counter-cultural artists have habits. Rather, the long-term successful ones do. The[…] Keep reading →

Pre-dawn glory

on December 13, 2017 in Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs

With the Rocky movie franchise overdone, it feels hard to imagine the original when it came out. Neither the movie nor Sylvester Stallone were institutions. I grew up in Philadelphia and I remember some of its popularity, certainly for Rocky II. It was nominated for 9 Oscars and won 3. If the Rocky movies are about anything, they’re about a man finding within himself the discipline and motivation to achieve[…] Keep reading →