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Concept cars | Seth's Blog
This reminds me of the story in "The Power of Habit" that said that the only successful government program to change mass behavior was the campaign to have people start consuming organ meat... by exposing housewives to the idea over and over that organ meat was special or "luxury", they managed to raise consumption of organ meats 33%"
people-seth-godin  habit  customer-behavior  marketing  business  strategy  psychology-beliefs-or-changing-beliefs  cars 
6 weeks ago by daguti
[METHOD] My secret to wake up at 4:30am that delivers 100% success rate in a DAY. : getdisciplined
Some good tips here, but I'm saving it for this:

"What I did was finding an alarm clock that has the ability to turn it off with a QR code and I found alarmy. Then generated a qr code with https://www.the-qrcode-generator.com/ and saved it on my pc as an image.



Now, everytime that I wake up - I have to turn the PC on, wait for it to load, find the image and finally scan the image to turn off the alarm, (IT'S LOUD AS HELL TOO, so you try to do it as quick as possible). Also, if you set the screen to be automatically as bright as possible when you turn it on, you got much easier time to wake up. You'll look like this everytime you do that but it's ok, it's worth it."
personal-development  habit  sleep-waking  tools 
7 weeks ago by daguti
I analyzed a year and a half of my habit formation data and learned some interesting things [Method] : getdisciplined
"I have been using a habit tracking app for a year and a half while cultivating a daily meditation habit and I wanted to see what kind of patterns jumped out at me from my progress.

The biggest things were:

Habits need a trigger. I was much more likely to meditate on weekdays, when my days are more structured and I have a specific "trigger" that tells me it is time to meditate. This is probably the most helpful thing you can do to form a new habit; set up a trigger activity that you already do (e.g., do 20 pushups after you brush your teeth in the morning).
Never miss twice in a row. This is something I read in the great book Atomic Habits and internalized. My probability of meditating if I had meditated the day before was twice what it was if I hadn't. Streaks matter and keeping a streak going is easier than starting a new streak.
Tighten the feedback loop between action and benefit. The quicker you can get a reward from a habit the better. Even if it is something small like hitting a little box on a meditation app and seeing that box turn green, give yourself a reward for completing a good habit.
You can see visualizations and the rest of the analysis here:

http://www.residualthoughts.com/2019/02/23/visualizing-habit-formation/
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personal-development  habit 
7 weeks ago by daguti
Secret to Emails, Notifications, and Good Triggers | NirandFar
"Variability sparks curiosity" -- this ties in perfectly with what Joe Schriefer said in one of his Zambezi emails at the end of November 2018: Paradigm is killing it because they are always re-leading their promos. When people see the same promo over and over, they become blind to it because "I've already seen this", but if you re-lead it, they read it, because it's new.
marketing  user-experience  marketing-tactics--hacks  habit  people-nir-eyal  marketing-tactics--hacks-psychology  video  habit-forming-products 
january 2019 by daguti
You're More Likely To Inherit Your Dad's Social Status Than His Height : science
Also see bookmark 2012-10-16 "Movin On Up? That May Depend On Your Last Name", tagged with some of these same tags.
habit  public-policy  family  genetics  wealth  success  names-people 
november 2014 by daguti
Quicklet on Charles Duhigg's The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
From "The Power of Habit" - an excerpt on how the government got people to start eating organ meat when most of the regular muscle meat was being sent overseas to support the troops. (there are other examples of "wrapping the unfamiliar in the familiar" on this page) "During World War II, meat was scarce, but organ meat was plentiful. The problem was getting housewives to serve it. They weren’t familiar with it. The solution was to make it seem familiar by “camouflaging it in everyday garb.” The government sent out mailers telling women their husbands would “cheer for steak and kidney pie” which would contain a little steak and a lot of kidney. Butchers gave out recipes for meatloaf made with liver. Organ consumption rose by 33% during the war."
habit  psychology 
june 2014 by daguti
10 Step Guide for Making Your New Year’s Resolutions — PsyBlog
#6 : "Don't supress, instead replace."

Ties in perfectly with "nature abhors a vacuum"
habit  psychology  personal-development 
january 2013 by daguti
7 ways to change your relationship to distractions - The Next Web
habit, cognitive-load = "Leo Babauta writes about living an intentional life. “Many of us go through our days awake, but following patterns we’ve developed over the years,” he says, “Contrast this with the idea of an Intentional Life: everything you do is done with consciousness, fulfilling one of your core values (compassion, for example). Everything is done with a conscious intent.”"
productivity  personal-development  cognitive-load  habit  discipline-or-willpower 
december 2012 by daguti
Movin' On Up? That May Depend On Your Last Name : NPR
genetics, family = Not in the traditional sense that I've used these tags, but I know I'll think of these tags when I think of this story. ........ public-policy = "But it's clear he has growing doubts about whether public policy can really help people move up the social ladder." ........ family = ""And it really is conveying this message that families are where the action is at in terms of the outcomes and performance for people," Clark says." ........ habit = This article paints it like success/failure is a foregone conclusion. I see it as a function of habits. Successful ancestors had good habits, which they passed down through families. Those habits filter into decendants' lives and create those higher probabilities of success. ............... Also see bookmark 2014-11-24 tagged with some of these same tags: http://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/2na2d5/youre_more_likely_to_inherit_your_dads_social/
habit  public-policy  family  genetics  wealth  success  names-people 
october 2012 by daguti
Habits: How They Form And How To Break Them : NPR
cognitive-load =
"Neuroscientists have traced our habit-making behaviors to a part of the brain called the basal ganglia, which also plays a key role in the development of emotions, memories and pattern recognition. Decisions, meanwhile, are made in a different part of the brain called the prefrontal cortex. But as soon as a behavior becomes automatic, the decision-making part of your brain goes into a sleep mode of sorts.

"In fact, the brain starts working less and less," says Duhigg. "The brain can almost completely shut down. ... And this is a real advantage, because it means you have all of this mental activity you can devote to something else.""
personal-development  habit  cognitive-load 
march 2012 by daguti
What Vietnam Taught Us About Breaking Bad Habits : Shots - Health Blog : NPR
"To battle bad behaviors then, one answer, Neal and Wood say, is to disrupt the environment in some way. Even small change can help — like eating the ice cream with your non-dominant hand. What this does is alter the action sequence and disrupts the learned body sequence that's driving the behavior, which allows your conscious mind to come back online and reassert control."
personal-development  disease-addiction  research-studies  crime-drugs  habit 
january 2012 by daguti
Bad habits can age you by 12 years, study suggests on Yahoo! Health
Four common bad habits combined — smoking, drinking too much, inactivity and poor diet — can age you by 12 years, sobering new research suggests.
The findings are from a study that tracked nearly 5,000 British adults for 20 years, and they highlight yet another reason to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Yahoo has removed the page, this can be found here now:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/27/bad-habits-and-12-years-t_n_553196.html
habit  fitness  fitness-apocalypse-marketing-material  health  food  diet  health-aging  warnings 
april 2010 by daguti
Study Finds Big Social Factor in Quitting Smoking - New York Times
It was a time when the percentage of adult smokers in the United States fell to 21 percent from 45 percent. As the investigators watched the smokers and their social networks, they saw what they said was a striking effect — smokers had formed little soc
health-smoking  disease-addiction  crime-drugs  habit  society  large-systems 
june 2008 by daguti

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