We Dare You to Take a 66-Day Challenge

Success largely depends on habits, both good and bad. These automatic behavioral responses influence how we think, problem solve and manage time. Habits are so engrained that we often don’t even perceive them. They prompt us to make decisions without us being consciously aware of it. That can be a serious problem when you’re trying to reach a goal. Bad habits can sneak in and slow down progress, when good habits that could help you make headway are not yet established. We all want to get rid of bad habits and replace them with good habits, but that’s no easy

Laurel Starks and the Success of the Wellness Challenge

Read The ONE Thing and you’ll agree – the principles surrounding focus are ideal for people looking to improve their physical life. Exercising the tools found in the book, many people leverage our 66-Day Calendar to help them build the right health habits into their daily lives. Some of these people are so successful at adopting healthy lifestyles that they end up inspiring and motivating the people around them to do the same. Laurel Starks is one of those people. After witnessing Keller Williams headquarters’ ONE Thing-inspired 66-Day Wellness Challenge last spring, a contest where staff members were tasked with

Putting the 66-Day Calendar to Work

If you’re ready to make a change in your life, and that change requires you to build a new habit, where do you start? Our 66-Day Calendar can help you answer that question. InThe ONE Thing, we explain that the hardest part about building habits is establishing them. They require discipline to begin, but luckily, once you’ve dedicated time to create a habit, it takes far less energy to maintain it. How long does it take for your hard work to pay off? Researchers at the University College of London determined that it takes an average of 66 days to

Groundhog Day Inspiration for Improving Your Work Environment

Yesterday the under-appreciated groundhog got its annual 15 minutes of fame. These little guys are best known for shadow spotting and wreaking havoc with their burrows, but groundhogs can also teach us a lot about creating a favorable work environment. Four Work Environment Lessons from the Groundhog There are some things that the groundhog does that you would never want to do in the office, like getting aggressive with a competitive co-worker or running from your shadow. But for the most part the groundhog is a productive animal that can work well with others and goes to great lengths to

Launch Your New Year Goals with These Health Habits

It’s that time of year again, where you find yourself reflecting on last year’s goals, patting yourself on the back for your accomplishments and picking yourself up from your failures to blaze ahead in 2014. But, before you rewrite last year’s goals on this year’s calendar, you need to decide what habits will help you achieve them. And, health habits – believe it or not – are a key part to reaching any goal. Here are some of our suggestions for getting your 2014 habits healthy so you can better accomplish those big rocks you set this year. Habits are

66 Day Challenge: How to Develop Better Eating Habits

If there’s one thing that’s synonymous with the holidays it’s food. All the parties, family dinners and sweet treats are enough to derail any dieter that was on the track to hit healthy high marks for the year. Instead of falling off the wagon again, read on to learn ONE Thing you can do to actually make healthier decisions this holiday season, and beef up your willpower. Healthier Habits Before the New Year It’s all about accountability and awareness. During a busy day it’s easy to forget how much you’ve had to eat and how much the calories are adding

66 Day Challenge Complete!

The 66-Day Challenge is officially complete! Congratulations, how does it feel? Feels good, right? That shiny new habit took some work, but now it’s making life a lot easier. As we approach the New Year, goal setting becomes more of a focus. Achieving those goals usually requires adopting new habits to make them happen. Now that you have the tools and experience needed to form good habits there’s no reason to stop just because the Challenge is over. This is the perfect opportunity to harness the momentum and launch your own personal 66-Day Challenge to start setting goals for all

66 Day Challenge: How the Language of Accountability Can Lead to Your Success

It’s hard to believe, but we’re already less than a month out from completing the 66 Day Challenge. How would you describe the experience? What would you say if someone asked you how you were doing? The language that we use and how we phrase things can have a surprisingly significant impact on the outcomes we achieve. Proactive Versus Victim Verbiage Have you ever wondered why some people succeed while others fail, even when they seem equally equipped for a task? The answer could be found in how they verbalize and understand their role in the process. Our actions make

66 Day Challenge: How to Use Your Energy to Your Advantage

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. We’ve all heard it, but have you ever taken a moment to really contemplate just how true it is? Before your willpower to keep reading gets smattered, know that there is hope if you’re suffering from battery drain. New research shows willpower is not something you’re born with, but is actually a limited resource that can be tapped into and improved with time. To take full advantage of your willpower, you first have to know when it’s at its peak. Find the Height of Your Will Willpower ebbs and flows throughout the day

66 Day Challenge: Stressed at Work, Absent at Home – and Failing at Both

Instead of eating dinner with your family, you find yourself hunched over your desk slurping soup once again. A project you had worked overtime on last week needs revisions before it passes the executive sniff test, but instead of focusing on work you keep thinking about how much you can cram into your weekend with the family. Somehow your energy is being drained, but you’re not being any more productive at work, and the home to-do list isn’t getting any shorter. But, how could that be when you’re putting in so many hours at the office and staying up late