Be inspired. Be inspiring.

There are a lot of different points of view out there about how life began. The prevailing thought today is that life began billions of years ago through a random combination of chemicals followed by a sequence of events that resulted in a physical universe, with organisms that developed into something like you.

Other thoughts we’ve held to across our history tend towards life being created by a supreme being, a god who had some intention for creation. In some of these stories, the creator god stayed invested in this creation, in others the god just got bored or something and isn’t really interested in us any more.

You are unique

The most important part of this is of course that you are alive today. How life began, when and where it happened – none of that changes the fact that you DO exist here and now.

And you are incredibly fortunate to be who you are. You are unique in the universe. And even the person who is actually the least fortunate, your very existence as a human being in the 21st century is a privilege that is truly astounding when you stop to think about the alternatives.

You have access

And if you’re reading this article, it’s because you are even more fortunate again. You have access to a world of information. You can communicate with people across the planet, and you can learn from people who inspire you in ways that we would have only dreamed of in years gone by.

You have opportunities

There are so many opportunities today that we just take for granted. Opportunities to create meaningful connections, to learn and to grow. Opportunities to create art, to build understanding, and to establish a foundation that will serve our children into the future.

Sometimes we worry that if we share our good ideas, someone else will get the benefit and we’ll miss out. The truth is more often that when you share your good idea, you will become more motivated to take action on it, and you’ll have someone out there who will ask you about how you’re progressing. Most of the time, our good ideas aren’t even that good yet. We need to work on them, build them up, and bounce them around with someone else to gain perspective. By sharing your idea, you will be the one taking advantage.

So get excited

Today, I would challenge you to identify at least two things you can be grateful for in your own life – anything from the fact of your existence today to a brand new idea or thought of an opportunity you could pursue. Then I want you to share your joy with someone else. Give it as much as you can – because joy shared is doubled. Be inspired. Be inspiring.

Five levels of leadership

One of the great challenges of leadership – be it in the context of one’s career, one’s community commitments, or one’s ministry – is the balance of finding contentment and fulfilment in your role, tempered with a healthy drive to progress to the next stage. Maxwell’s conception of the ‘five levels of leadership’ puts a healthy and helpful framework around this desire to progress.

Leadership, he notes, is stratified into five fairly distinct levels:

Level one (the bottom of the pile): Position

At level one, leadership is about rights – people follow because they have to. Leaders lead within a very limited sphere – the confines of their job description. It is a place of beginnings – but leaders who become stuck here have decreasing morale and will probably leave. (more…)

The Problem of Talent

We tend to idolize talented individuals. We celebrate their success with awards and trophies, and develop fan clubs that follow along on their journey to feel like we are a part of it. Athletes, Movie Stars – even YouTubers and Instagram Influencers have a following of loyal groupies. In business, we celebrate names like Warren Buffet, Charlie Munger, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates – and a host of others.

We idolize and mimic their habits, behaviours and attitudes because we want to feel closer to them, and we want to achieve some of their success. But we face a problem in doing this – the problem of talent.

The truth is most people have some talent that they have passionately pursued, and they have developed a high level of skill because of this. Unfortunately, the majority of us are (obviously) not in this select minority of worldwide success and fame, and (honestly) not even close to the level of skill showed by our celebrities.

My research suggests that a lot of people become “stuck” in their development once they have established a level of confidence and reputation within their community. But why does this happen?

Flagging Motivation

One reason is that our motivation gradually fails as we approach our goals. If we actually achieve what we first set out to do, it takes a special effort to set out new goals that are worthy of our time and effort. Many people simply decide to “rest” for a while, and often wind up becoming stale in their area of passion – leading to a situation where their confidence is greater than their actual skill.

The biggest key here is to look for a new goal. Make the effort to identify something else worthy of your pursuit – even if it’s in a different realm altogether. I recently heard someone say “every performance aids every performance”. The point of that quote was to show that practicing in different arenas would build your skill in your main area of interest. Opening up to new learning experiences, becoming a learner again, and looking for new connections with fresh eyes can all lead to an increased energy and vitality, a motivation to continue your own growth and development once again.

Limited Learning Opportunities

As we develop our understanding, we can find ourselves in a situation where our learning resources are “tapped out” and we need to find a new way to learn. A new approach, and likely new people to challenge us. Often people feel like they’re at the end of this road long before they are actually there. It’s often just a matter of re-thinking the approach to learning, and looking for resources and opportunities to learn and develop that are different from what you’ve used in the past.

The biggest key here is to recognize that even if you are the most informed and experienced individual in a particular area (and you’re almost certainly not), there are still new experiences that you could pursue that will inform you and develop you beyond where you are now. You have not yet reached your potential.

Difficulty Teaching

I was considering leaving this one out, but I believe it’s a common enough phenomenon, and it is vital to anyone pursuing expertise in any given area. Teaching is one of the best ways for an individual to develop their own understanding of a given topic. The practice of finding ways to communicate principles and concepts based on simpler concepts pushes us to understand the connections between what we know and what we do.

James Altucher regularly references a learning model he picked up from a martial arts instructor, which he describes as “plus, minus, equal”. The concept is that we need to have a teacher who knows more than us (plus), someone we are teaching (minus), and one or more peers who challenge us to maintain a competitive rate of progress.


If you’re feeling stuck for any of these reasons, shake things up today. Try something different. Push yourself in a new direction and see what you can apply to your learning and development.


Do you have any other strategies for when you get stuck? Leave a comment below and let me know what works best for you.

Habit Seven: Sharpen the Saw

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I’ll spend the first four hours sharpening my axe. – Abraham Lincoln

One of the most critical habits that a person can develop is this one. In fact, if you completely screw up every other habit but get this one right, I’d almost guarantee you will find success. But this one habit is also the one that I’ve seen ignored in almost every work environment I’ve been in. It is commonly left up to the individual to determine whether or not they will implement a saw sharpening habit in their own life, usually outside work hours.

If you’ve been living under a rock and still haven’t read this book, but have somehow stumbled onto this article – I suggest you get a hold of the book here, and go back to read the first article in this series here.

What this habit boils down to is to take care to maintain your most important tool to influence this world – your self. Not just your body, but your mind, your relationships, your emotions. All of these things have a deep impact on your ability to achieve success.

One of the most important management lessons I’ve learnt is that you can’t manage what you won’t measure. Imagine driving a car without any of the instrument panel. You’d have to guess how fast you were going, how much fuel you had remaining, and whether or not you had enough oil pressure to keep things moving smoothly. You’d find out pretty quickly when things went wrong, but you’d have no way to actually prevent those issues from becoming real problems.

Your life is similar in many ways, but you don’t have an instrument panel built in. You need to develop tools to allow yourself to take stock regularly and track your progress. There are hundreds of methods available to help you “measure” yourself in this regard, but here are a few tips that could honestly change your whole life if you implement them deliberately.

  1. Journal Daily
  2. Set Health Goals for yourself
  3. Make Time to learn and improve
  4. Celebrate your success

It’s not rocket science, but a consistent habit life with these building blocks will allow you to make incredible progress. I’ve broken out each step here to further explain the benefits.

1. Journal Daily

Journalling is one of those habits that we should all have, a daily practice that allows for real self assessment and reflection, as well as a way to process our thoughts, feelings and goals for the future. It might sound a bit “fluffy” for your average bloke, but think of it as a tool you can use to sharpen your mind, clarify your strategy and develop a deeper awareness of your capacity. I’ve spoken before about morning pages, which is a great method for clearing your mind at the start of the day. You can take things further with a good journalling habit to also intentionally track your progress against your health goals.

2. Set Health Goals for Yourself

Sleep. Eat. Work. Rest. Play. All of these are vital to a full experience of life, and we need to be intentional about them to get the most out of our lives. Those of you who are more competitive by nature will already have a good idea of how well you do in terms of work and play, and possibly your eating habits. But how many of you have tracked your performance at resting? Or at sleeping? We regularly track progress throughout our school years because others are giving us feedback all the time. But when was the last time you sought out feedback on your performance if it wasn’t related to a pay increase? To operate at your best, you should pay attention to what you’re already doing. You cannot develop a strategy for progress if you don’t have clarity around where you are as well as where you want to be.

3. Make Time to Learn and Improve

This is where many workplaces fall down. When your staff are left to their own devices, they are unlikely to be pursuing development in their ability to do the job you want them to do. The more driven individuals will be putting time into development, but they are likely pursuing goals outside your organization, so it’s important to provide a clear pathway for advancement, and to provide the tools and training for your team to pursue their goals within your organization. For you as an individual, don’t accept any excuses you may come up with about being too busy. Remember the quote from Abraham Lincoln – you need to sharpen your axe to get the results you’re looking for.

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4. Celebrate your Success

Another one that is often missing in workplaces, especially when the workplace is populated with Type A go-getters who just want to hit the next target. But even for these individuals, it’s important to recognize growth, success, and progress wherever we can see it. When you hit a target in your personal development, make sure you have a great way to enjoy that moment. That doesn’t mean you should eat a family pizza on your own after you hit your goal weight, but there are a lot of different ways to celebrate success. Be creative, and set your celebration early. You’ll be able to use it as a reward that you’re aiming for whenever your motivation starts flagging.

If you are able to implement these habits in your life, you will soon find that the other habits will follow. You’ll start to gravitate towards systems and tools that will assist you in your quest for personal growth, not for a nice feeling of understanding, but to actually implement and improve your life and the lives of those you love.

I’d love to hear your feedback on how you implement this habit in your own life. What works for you? What have you tried that doesn’t work? What other advice would you give someone who is pursuing a high performance life?

Four-way Wins

The work/life balance is a difficult juggling act to really nail. Stewart Friedman argues that work/life balance is actually an ineffective way of framing the challenge: instead, he invites us to think about ‘four-way wins’: home and family, career, community and self. Pursuing a life that has a satisfying ‘win’ in each of these categories leads to a more integrated, holistic approach to success.  Friedman bases his leadership coaching on the premise that authenticity, integrity and innovation are key to successful leadership harmony.

When we look at these three keys – authenticity, integrity and innovation – as character traits that permeate all of our life, then investing in our character becomes a four-way-win for our whole lives.

Pursue Authenticity

It’s a catch-word in business leadership circles at the moment, but what is authenticity? How can it make a difference?

Making a decision to develop authenticity comes down to asking yourself “Who am I and what is really important here?” and making choices that line up with that.

Act with Integrity

When we make choices that compromise us, or challenge our values, we end up fragmented, resentful and overwhelmed. Acting with integrity takes us out of that space, and allows us to find a supported, resilient network that resonates with our whole selves. Acting with integrity requires us to ask “does who I am, and who I say I am, and what I do, all line up consistently?”

Engage with Creativity

When we stifle our ability to innovate – to push into new territory or approach a problem from a new perspective, we foster pessimism and stagnation. Instead, by fostering innovation and creativity in our own lives and in the lives of our families, employees and colleagues, we breathe a sense of curious, engaged optimism into our sphere of influence. Engaging with creativity provides us with opportunities to explore difference and embrace diversity.

Steps to start

One of the most challenging steps to start the journey of four-way wins is to honestly allow yourself space to clarify what is important – not what you’ve been told is important, but what really is important to you.

Ask yourself:

  • Where have you come from?
  • What key events shaped your outlook on life and drive to succeed?
  • What moments in your life challenged your endurance or re-shaped your priorities?
  • Who are your heroes? Why are they so important?

Challenge yourself to think about the future:

  • In fifteen years, where will you be, if you continue on this trajectory?
  • Where would you be if you could dream big?

Challenge yourself to think about three or four key ‘character’ words that you identify as important to develop in order to move from where you are now to where you wish you could be. Words like ‘challenge’ or ‘harmony’, “justice”  or “compassion” are actionable and definite – they are words you can act on.

Four-way wins provides us with a new way of thinking about success – not in terms of compromise, but in terms of value-adding and enrichment in all the areas of our lives.  For more information about Four-way Wins, check out Steward Friedman’s book: Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Better Life

Habit Six: Synergize

Synergy is one of those business buzzwords that never seems to completely go away. I remember it was banned in one of the workplaces I was in, along with several other words that were identified as being nothing more than filler. But when understood and applied correctly, the principles of Synergy make a dramatic difference in the performance of all teams, especially in a business context.

With synergy, we’re looking for the ways in which we can change the normal 1 + 1 equation and deliver something greater than 2. Like most things we recommend at Strategic Ventures, it requires some preparation and dedication to pull off.

There are five key steps to ensure before you can expect a synergistic result in your business:

  1. Build Trust
  2. Align on Purpose
  3. Offer Alternatives
  4. Get it Together
  5. Make it Happen

Build Trust

We need to first start with a foundation of trust. You can’t build synergy when people are second guessing motives or looking for deception. Synergy comes from a combination of parts that create something new – but if some parts are being held back, the effect is dramatically reduced.

Align on Purpose

This is also a play on words – you need to be intentional about what your purpose is, and making sure there is an agreement on what you’re all here for. Make sure you don’t have different ideas about why you exist, what you offer, and why you’re all together.

Offer Alternatives

Among yourselves, determine what you could do differently to deliver on your objectives. There are always a range of options, and even just the act of discussing them will create space for some creative ideas to flow. What you’re looking for is a way to utilize strengths that are untapped, and even ways to identify potential partnerships that could cover weaknesses in your team. But you won’t hit that idea first, so be prepared to dig through the weeds of useless and pointless ideas that will hopefully inspire that moment of genius that comes when we give creativity some space. Be open to disagreements, arguments and discussions – this is where the gold will come from.

Get it Together

One vital part of the process is getting unity. It’s not about consensus or agreement – but a commitment to work together on the goal, using the tools and ideas determined together. The time for disagreement has been and gone – now it’s time to pull together and make sure you’re all moving in the same direction.

Make it Happen

Of course, all the discussion and agreement in the world won’t change anything. It’s time to get into the dirt and make changes. Create tools, checklists, documents, references. Practice delivery using the new methods – and most important of all: measure the success. Some of the best ideas just don’t make it into the real world the way we’d like. You’d be missing the whole point to attempt something new, but never measure it well enough to realize you’ve just made things worse!

If you’ve missed it, you can see the previous articles on the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People here:

Habit Five: Understand First

There’s a common expression “you have two ears and one mouth, so you should listen twice as much as you talk”. The problem with this kind of thinking is that you will start to believe you should be talking a lot. It’s a rather self-centred viewpoint. From the moment we are born, we are surrounded by people. Granted, some of those people are idiots, but the reason they are that way is because they give their own opinion too much credit.

When we spend our time and energy talking and thinking about what we want to say, we lose. This folk wisdom is heading in the right direction, but it doesn’t take into account that there is often a lot more than two people around you. The math of listening twice as much as you talk only allows you to work in groups of three. Beyond that, you’ll be ignoring people who could likely create value for you.

I prefer to realise that people are always able to offer something, and even children will challenge our assumptions and biases if we allow them to. Some people are more qualified than others to provide insight, advice and instruction – and I want to gain everything I can from them. But my time is limited, and life places many demands on me. So I need to choose carefully who I will listen to.

I choose to listen to those who have experience where it’s recognisable. I choose to listen to those who have put time and effort into understanding the topic before speaking (i.e. the speaker at a talk rather than the heckler in the crowd. The one who posted the video or wrote the article rather than the one commenting on the part). It’s not a perfect filter, and I’m sure I’ve missed a lot because of it, but I’d say it is rather efficient, and should be accurate enough to provide some value.

So when I read Covey advising me to understand first, then to be understood, I think that there is likely to be something to it. He’s a recognised expert, and he’s written a book including this as a key topic.

It’s not really a difficult subject to understand, but it’s not always easy to do. Staying focused on understanding and listening may add more value than almost any other habit, but it’s so easy to get stuck on your own head because your thoughts are so accessible. However, to build teams and relationships that will last, that will do great things – it’s vital to understand first.

How do you practice this skill in your life?

Leave a comment below and let me know.

If you’ve missed the previous posts, you can see them here:

Primal Leadership: developing emotional intelligence and making it work for you.

There is a consensus, in the Leadership and Management industry, that there are a number of different ways of leading, each with their own various strengths and weaknesses. Many of these styles are transactional – finding ways of connecting people with the higher goals of the company, or connecting with an employee’s motivation and utilising that as a tool for productivity. The management and leadership styles of the previous century, however, are  starting to dwindle as a new style of corporate leadership emerges and proves its worth.

In increasing numbers, leadership coaching and development literature is emphasising the value of emotional intelligence on the effectiveness of leadership in the workplace.

Emotional intelligence is the quality to recognise and appropriately handle one’s own emotions, and those of others. In a corporate setting, it is about leaders being emotionally aware of their own internal world and the way that it impacts their interactions with peers and employees.

Daniel Goleman, one of the leading voices for Emotional Intelligence in leadership, talks extensively about the value of meditation and intentionality as a crucial part of an outstanding leader’s repertoire of holistic health. In the process of meditating and reflecting – of being still, one places oneself in a position of internal honesty – allowing personal vulnerability and the space to probe one’s own intentions and emotions is an enormous step towards self-control, transparency and empathy in the general day-to-day of workplace interactions.

Beginning the process of developing emotional intelligence is simple – it requires a commitment to regularly spend a small amount of time going slow. Simple, but not easy.

Here are a few useful steps to help you develop you own emotional intelligence:

Slow down and feel your feelings.

Becoming aware of your feelings is difficult – life is busy and noisy. Set a timer for a few points during your day, and make the space to take a few deep breaths and turn your attention inwards: how are you feeling? How is that emotion interacting with your physical body? Just spending two minutes doing a ‘check up’ a couple of times a day increases your ongoing awareness of your internal life.

Find a way to release your negative emotions.

Psychologists and theologians share their opinions about negative emotions: like stones, negative emotions weigh us down and impair our ability to see clearly. The discipline of radical acceptance is an excellent tool to manage negative emotions: Linehan talks about the benefit of holding the thought for a moment, but responding with an accepting statement, such as “this is what it is” and allowing the thoughts and feelings to pass. Waiting for the wave of immediate emotion to pass allows us to more objectively deal with the immediate situation. The more you practice ‘riding the wave’, the more readily you can do it, and the more immediately present you are able to become.

Find a trusted companion to communicate honestly with.

Building a vulnerable, honest relationship with a trusted companion is vital: it creates a specific context in which one can express and verbally process the challenges and emotional burdens one carries, and consequently limits the impact that those challenges have on colleagues and professional relationships.

Observe your internal reactions and your external responses to others.

Its easy to slip into defence mode when we are stressed: we default quickly to judgement in an instinctive attempt to boost our own confidence, but taking a moment to intentionally focus on the emotion behind the response provides an opportunity to diffuse the emotional charge. Begin your learning by taking stock at the end of the day: reflect back on a difficult emotional moment, and allow yourself the space to observe how it felt and how you reacted. Don’t be afraid to ask yourself ‘why?’ and be determined to learn from your own internal observation.


After implementing some of these strategies, with the determination to grow your own emotional intelligence, take some time to observe the ways in which your interactions with employees or colleagues has shifted. Observe how your approach to conflict management has developed or empathy and compassion has emerged. Be encouraged! Growing your emotional intelligence is a valuable exercise and will have positive impact on your professional – and personal – relationship dynamics.


(for more information on Radical Acceptance, check out Linehan, M. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy of Borderline Personality DisorderNew York: The Guilford Press, 1993. )


Habit Four: Think Win-Win

You’ve probably heard it said that “nice guys finish last”, but the truth is that when everyone is only out for themselves, nobody can really achieve anything great. We’d never be able to create any of the amazing things that fill our world without people working together with a sense of a higher purpose than individuals trying to take advantage of those around them. Progress and innovation is slowed and stifled where there is a lack of trust.

There’s a wonderful book titled “the five dysfunctions of a team“, in which the author (Patrick Lencioni) points out that all teamwork has to be built on a foundation of trust. I’ve seen environments with high levels of trust, and I’ve seen environments so full of distrust it’s amazing that the businesses were still operating at all. Owners and managers asking for honest feedback to improve operations, but then blaming people and becoming aggressive when they are given an answer. An overwhelming majority of larger businesses have identified CULTURE as one of the most critical keys to their success.

Thinking win-win isn’t just about building a culture of trust though. Gary Vanyerchuk talks about how he always aims for a 49/51 split in terms of value – because he knows that by giving away something now, he’s creating a long-term partnership that will grow over time. He’s in a position that he can think long term, and he’s gained real influence and success because he’s been able to do so. For him, this is a win-win.

As an employer, what are you willing to give up in the short term to gain value in the long term? Investing in culture, training, and creating opportunities for staff to advance will build a workplace which people will not want to leave, and they will improve their skills and create a long term value for your business.

As an employee, what are you willing to give up in the short term to gain value in the long term? Working unpaid overtime to ensure customer satisfaction could mean that the customer stays with your company instead of leaving. Studying after hours to improve your skills and contribute more to your team makes you more valuable, and will make your own working life easier.

Often the best way to get to a win-win scenario is to make sure you are thinking long term, and to truly understand what the other party needs and wants from the partnership.

Covey draws a hard line with his “win-win or no deal” stance, but if you’ve got the flexibility to choose, there’s no other way to do business.

Check out the previous articles in the series Habit One, Habit Two, and Habit Three

Habit Three: First things First!

One of the most popular baby toys I remember from my childhood was a red and blue ball that had cutouts for different shapes that you could put inside it like a puzzle. In fact, most people give simple puzzles to their toddlers, and have done for decades. There’s something inherently good in learning about how things interact in our world, and how we can make things fit if we use our sense of space, our vision, and our ability to move things around. We cheer our children on when they get it right, and encourage them to persist when they’re struggling to make things fit. This week’s habit is all about how important it is to keep working on that skill as an adult, and especially as a leader or business owner.

If you’ve been following along so far, you’ve started to take more control of your day-to-day life, and you’re starting to really develop your vision for the future. And today, we get to think about how we put things in place that will move us towards this vision we are developing.

Question: What are the first things?

Life is full of opportunity, and it’s easy to become overwhelmed with all the choices we have to make. The term “decision fatigue” is used to describe how we tend towards a lower quality of decision making throughout the day. The idea builds on “ego depletion”, which suggests that we have a limited pool of mental resources for decision making and self regulation. Many public leaders including Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and even Barack Obama limited their wardrobe purely so they would not spend any time or energy thinking about what to wear on a given day.

For the most part it is easy to recognize the trivial decisions we make and the time-wasting tasks that we give our attention to throughout the day. You may already know which tasks are the most important ones to give your attention to (because you’re actively avoiding them!), but you may struggle to identify which are truly important. This is where Covey’s famous time matrix comes into play.


Use this tool to focus your work on things that are most effective, put them in your diary. And honestly, if you’re not using a calendar, scheduling tool or diary of some kind you might as well just stop reading and give up now. You are nowhere near as organized as you think you are, and you’re not as determined as you’d like to believe. And if you are, using a diary to plan things out ahead of time will only magnify your incredible power!

Use this time matrix and decide how much time you’re going to give to each quadrant. Then fill in the squares with the tasks you need to take action on THIS WEEK. Then put it in your diary, and go do it. There’s no need to over-complicate it – it will take you less time and effort to practice doing it now than it would to finish reading this article.

If you think about what your vision is, you should be able to come up with a few tasks that will move you towards that goal. I recently listened to an excellent podcast by James Altucher with his guest Frank Shamrock, in which Frank shared how he changed his whole life around with nothing more than a manila folder and some determination. His method was essentially to write on the front of the folder what his current state was. He used words like “liar”, “cheat”, “criminal”. On the back of the folder, he wrote what he wanted to become – who he wanted to be in the future. He used words like “World Champion”, “honest” – you get the idea. The thing that stood out for me though, was how he would use that folder to motivate his decision making. He’d ask himself “does this move me towards the front of this folder, or towards the back?” He filled that folder with decisions, commitments, and I’m sure a whole lot of other things – but they were his motivation and proof of change. That’s what gave him confidence when he’d encounter self doubt about who he was – because he could see where he was going, and he could see how far he’d already come.

Essentially it doesn’t matter what tools you use to prioritize your life, but if you’re trying to work it out on the fly, you’re almost guaranteed to be leaving important things out. Spend 20 minutes at the end (or start if that’s your thing) of each week (yes, book it in!) to use some tool to think about your progress. Share it with someone to keep you accountable to it, and to be encouraged in how you’re progressing.

And keep in mind – these things take practice, so don’t expect it to be a super simple 5 minute job if it’s the first time you’re doing this. Spend the time to get good before you try going fast. A lot of managers hear about how important speed is in decision making, and we want to rush things to prove how effective we are. Slow down. Spend the time to get it right, and you’ll see the benefits build up over time as you continue to push yourself to improve in your ability to plan the first things first.

If you’ve missed it, here’s the post for Habit One and Habit Two.

If you still don’t have the book, why not? Get it here.