We all have good habit and bad habits.
There is a thing called “habit stacking.”
Steve Scott wrote the book, “Habit Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes or Less.” Available on Amazon at:
The practice is bonding a new habit to an old habit. For example, let’s say I have a habit putting on my coat to go to work every morning. I could then start creating a new habit attached to putting on my coat. I could say to myself:
“When I put on my coat in the morning, I will immediately do one stretch to touch my toes.”
Over time, I will be pretty good at touching my toes because I do it so often.
Or, I could say this to myself:
“When I put on my coat in the morning, I will immediately walk to the donut shop at the end of the street.”
Bad habit. But I could make this a routine every morning.
The point is, if we want to create a new habit, bonding the new habit with an old habit makes it easier. Want one more example?
“When I leave work every day, I will immediately make one follow-up call to my prospect list.”
Tom “Big Al” Schreiter has 40+ years of experience in network marketing and MLM. As the author of the original “Big Al” training books in the late ‘70s, he has continued to speak in over 80 countries on using the exact words and phrases to get prospects to open up their minds and say “YES.”