How I redesigned the contexts of my life to change a habit (and how you can learn from my success)

Having successfully extinguished my smoking habit, I now see the massively important role that changing my habits has on my life, my performance at work, my role as a leader, and my future.

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Lessons Learned from 99U Local Chicago

Last week I attended a 99U Local event in Chicago. Having attended the yearly conference in NYC a few times, I was thrilled to experience a mini version in my hometown.

The entire focus of 99U is to help make ideas happen, get stuff done, and move past the ideas and inspiration into action. Needless to say, this focus results in a variety of lessons on all things productivity, goal setting, habit and behavior change, mood and collaboration.

Here are my takeaways from the 99U Local Chicago event:

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Worth Reading: Articles on Focus and Essentialism

It's funny. The sheer amount of content consumption around here leads to a lack of focus and attention at times. We hop from book to book, article to article, and we keep going down the rabbit hole for fear of missing out or not discovering that one salient point or insight that someone else might find!

It is intoxicating and overwhelming all at the same time. And I'm guessing that you have the same exact problem!

Well, have no fear, I have a few items for you to give your attention to today. If you'll trust me on this, I promise they are worthy of your attention and, in fact, might aid you in the battle of achieving better focus, eliminating distractions and doing your best work.

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What's behind a vision?

In setting out to create the Habits at Work company and brand, our team did a bit of soul searching. In the end, we declared a new future for ourselves, for companies, for employees and for the world of work.

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