The Transforming “Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Open Discussion on the Book Written by Charles Duhigg

Tuesday evening 03.27.12 at 7

Greetings All,

Are your habits a help or a hindrance?  How does the word even make you feel? Hasn’t everything that could be said about habits already been said? Could your habits be refocused or altered for a dramatically different outcome? Where did your habits originate from? Were you born an early or late riser? What about smoking, liquor or even cussing? Do you shape and manipulate your habits or do they manipulate you? Do you have habits that you are barely aware of?

In The Power of Habit Charles Duhigg has penned a thoroughly entertaining read on the importance and pitfalls of habits. In a world that is demanding change and adaptation in so many areas this is a book that is hard to put down. And amusingly, the way that Duhigg explains them makes you wonder why you thought it was so hard or why you waited so long to tackle offing bad habits or fashioning new and productive ones. Properly read and implemented this could be a most worthwhile investment.

I’ll wrap up this review and invite as I think that it is cookie time for me. We hope that you join us. You don’t have to make it a habit.

For the “Habit” of Discussion:

  • What do you really “crave?” Why are cravings important?
  • “Transformation” must be driven by something! What drives you?
  • What are some of your “cues, routines and rewards?”
  • How have you tried to change habits in the past? Did it work?
  • How might meaningful “habit design” be facilitated?
  • What are “keystone habits” and why are they so important?
  • What effect does “crises” have on your “habit patterns?”
  • What do marketers know about you that you don’t?
  • What habit(s) do you want to change?

“Charles Duhigg masterfully combines cutting-edge research and captivating stories to reveal how habits shape our lives and how we can shape our habits. Once you read this book, you’ll never look at yourself, your organization, or your world quite the same way.” —Daniel H. Pink

Join us, won’t you?


Habits! Are your habits helping you or hurting you?

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Greetings, Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Monte, a passionate lover of a great spectrum of nonfiction books and authors and in hoping to provide some guidance to the many currently unemployed or under-employed persons much of the content posted here will revolve around books of the job search, career, entrepreneurial pursuits and personal development. Other related blogs and material will be heralded here as well. And a little fiction just may sneak in as well from time to time. May you find your own stimulus here. Expectantly, Monte
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One Response to The Transforming “Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg

  1. jaciepenny says:

    In his bestselling book The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg, a business reporter for the New York Times, conveys his research in the fields of psychology and neuroscience to provide a scientific approach to understanding habits.

    If you are interested in learning more about the ideas introduced by Charles Duhigg but you are not able to spare the time to sit down and read the THE POWER OF HABIT, then why not read the shorten version?

    THE POWER OF HABIT…in 30 MINUTES is the essential guide to creating change, breaking habits, understanding willpower, and comprehending the main ideas behind Charles Duhigg’s bestseller. You can grab a copy on Amazon for $4.99:

    Best of luck in changing your habits!

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