Micro-Habits: Navigating the Intersection of Work and Life

Micro-Habits: Navigating the Intersection of Work and Life
Duration: 60 Minutes
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Recorded on: 2022-09-20
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We all want to be better off in life – be it physically, emotionally, or professionally. But any improvement entails changes – and this is typically where the difficulty comes in because we must admit, change is hard. This webinar provides a strategy on how to make meaningful changes in life with lessened friction through Tiny Habits.

Leading this course is Dr. Nicole Fredricks Jackson. She is an attorney turned Career & Life Strategist and Executive Coach for the Perfectionist. Her job involves assisting individuals to make small high-impact changes to their careers and lives.

Specifics of her discussion include:

  • The problem that most, if not all people in the modern world are struggling with – burnout.
  • The three dimensions of burnout, what they are, and how they manifest in our work, relationships, and life.
  • The factors that contribute to the higher vulnerability of helping professions including the criminal justice field to the effects of burnout.
  • The adverse effects of burnout on people and the organizations they are a part of.
  • The power of our mindset in how we allow the stress to get to us and whether we react or respond to it.
  • The concept of Tiny Habits, what it is, and its intended outcomes.
  • The fact that changes don’t have to be massive to yield high-impact results.
  • The Fogg Behavior Model formula, and the three variables required to establish a behavior.
  • Debunking the myth that motivation is required to drive behavior.
  • The Fogg Behavior Model diagram that demonstrates the sweet spot we must operate in to be able to create a behavior and follow it through so it turns into a habit.
  • The dynamics between motivation and ability and the key role of the prompt in creating behavior.
  • How success influences motivation allowing us to follow through and build up the behavior and habit.
  • The anatomy of a Tiny Habit and the three components needed to build a habit.
    • The anchor moment – the preceding and established action which serves as the prompt for the tiny behavior.
    • The tiny behavior where ability meets motivation and is the action that moves us towards our aspiration.
    • The instant celebration immediately following the tiny behavior that provides the emotional fulfillment to continue the behavior.
  • What each the components look like and qualities that make them effective in building the habit.
  • Putting the components together to create the recipe for the Tiny Habit.
  • Examples of effective recipes to establish Tiny Habits that can be further fostered into bigger habits that bring meaningful change.

Clarifications raised during the Q&A are about:

  • The length of time required to create a new habit and establish one Tiny Habit before moving into another.
  • The aspect of life to start working on and implementing Tiny Habits into that consequentially positively impact other areas of life.
  • Applying the Tiny Habits concept in the team/organization setting.
  • An effective prompt to wake up on time and avoid hitting the snooze button.
  • The relativity of the Tiny Habit based on where you are at the moment.


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Audience Comments

  • “Nicole Fredricks Jackson was a great presenter. Very enthusiastic about the content, knowledgeable, explained the idea well, and gave us polls to keep us engaged. It was wonderful.” — Melissa
  • “The most valuable thing was the reminder of the small things I should be doing every day to change my attitude toward my day and my life, like remembering to list even just one thing I am grateful for each day, and that I have to work on changing one habit every day to better my life.” — Nadya
  • “Great ideas to see long-term results.” — Michael
  • “Very tangible steps to follow and I feel I will succeed.” — McKenna
  • “Gained a new perspective on motivation/goals. Also, an understanding that if motivation & ability aren’t matched up, all bets are off for success. This gives me some self-compassion that I am not lazy or unmotivated since I am struggling in getting my mojo back after the pandemic (still drained).” — Andrea
  • “That small changes can make a big difference over time. I loved how the speaker presented and her way of speaking – it was a very relaxing way of taking in the information.” — Bentley



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