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TMD: The 3 R’s of Habit Building

TMD: The 3 R’s of Habit Building

Two Minute Drill:

The 3 R’s of Habit Building 

 

What’s up Kaizenovators, Happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is the 3 R’s. The 3 R’s relate to building sustainable habits. I’ve been studying habit change and behavior change for quite some time now. As healthcare providers, we are in the business of behavior change. I wanted to share some revelations and ways to make it easy for you to remember how to build really strong habits. 

Remind, Reduce Friction, Reward 

 

Most of you know, I have two dogs. One of my dog’s name is Deputy. He’s my first dog, my first love. I love both my dogs, but he’s definitely my favorite. He has to be my favorite since he’s my first one. Anyway, he got an eye infection, and I needed to remember to give him drops. 

How did I remember to give him drops when I can’t even remember my middle name half the time? Because I am so ADD and always busy. How do I make sure that I build a habit to give him his eye drops? Well, the first thing I do is figure out a way to remind myself to give him the drops. 

So, what do I do? I stick the drops right on the table about three feet from where his dog bed is. That’s the first thing. The first R is for Remind. 

The second thing I do is reduce the friction, meaning the drops are on a table only three feet from Deputy. If I put the drops upstairs in my bathroom, it would be a long way to go to give him these drops. I figured out a way to make it simple for me to get the drops, reduce the friction, and put them in his eyes. The second R is for Reduce. 

The third R is the reward. Now, rewards are different for everybody, but rewards do change behavior. With Deputy, my reward is not having to wipe his goopy eyes all the time, but also making sure that he’s happy and healthy. Intrinsically, that’s my reward. The third R is for Reward. 

When it comes to your business or even your life, find ways for you and your team to set reminders, reduce friction—especially in processes—and lastly, provide rewards to get the results you’re looking for. 

So, the three R’s: remind, reduce, and reward. That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. You guys have a great week. 

I’ll talk to y’all next week. 

 

 

 

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TMD: Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself

TMD: Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself

Two Minute Drill:

Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself

 

What’s up Kaizenovators, Happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill from the Atlantic Ocean here in South Florida. Today’s topic of conversation is continuing to break the habit of being myself. This weekend, my mom turned 86. We had a nice party for her, and it was great. When I observe my parents, I notice some of the great things they taught me. 

Breaking the Habit

 

I also observe some habits and behaviors that I’ve carried with me that I no longer want to continue. This is all about breaking the habit of being yourself. 

I’ve mentioned this a couple of times in my TMDs, but this concept comes from the book written by Dr. Joe Dispenza—an amazing book. As I continue to work through this process, three things really stand out to me in order for me to do this really hard work. 

The first thing is self-awareness. Do I recognize the thoughts, subsequent feelings, and then the actions of my old ways—habits that I’ve developed that I no longer want to have and that no longer serve me? 

Second, after being aware of it, doing something about it—changing my thoughts, changing my feelings, and certainly changing my behaviors and my actions. 

The last thing, and probably the most important, is consistency. This is where the hard work really comes into play—being aware, changing my thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and actions, and doing it very consistently. 

It’s easy to meditate here and there, but can you build a habit and do it on a regular basis? 

It’s easy to try and change a thought or a feeling every now and then, but to do it consistently to change who we are and be the best version of ourselves—that’s where the hard work comes into play. 

I am busting my f****** a** right now, and I will continue to do it until I’m happy with where I’m at. 

So guys, three things: awareness, actions, and consistency. 

That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill coming to you from beautiful South Florida. 

You guys have a great week, and I’ll see y’all next week. 

 

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