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.
Resources and Handouts
- Handout: ABC Method
- Handout: Worksheet
- Book Referenced: Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything by BJ Fogg
- “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