Episode 304: How to Change Anything

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Kerry Patterson shares practical applications on how skillful “changers” have created vital behaviors to dramatically improve results with colleagues, loved ones and in themselves. Learn how real people have integrated all of the strategies and tactics of the new science of personal success into an effective change plan, helping them find career success, weight loss, financial fitness, addiction recovery, or relationship renewal.

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1 Simple Thing Action:

Admit to the fact that you are currently blind and outnumbered. Admit to the fact that you have fallen into the motivation trap. Then seek the proper skills and strategies you need to truly create lasting change.

Mentioned In Episode:

Common Behavior Challenges

Career: How to Get Unstuck at Work

Weight Loss: How to Lose Weight and Get Fit— and Stay That Way

Financial Fitness: How to Get— and Live— Out of Debt

Addiction: How to Take Back Your Life

Relationships: How to Change Us by Changing Me

Six Sources of Influence

Six Sources Of Influence

Source 1 – Personal Motivation – whether you want to do it.

Source 2 – Personal Ability – whether you can do it.

Source 3 – Social Motivation – whether other people encourage the right behaviors.

Source 4 – Social Ability – whether other people provide help, information or resources.

Source 5 – Structural Motivation – whether the environment encourages the right behaviors.

Source 6 – Structural Ability – whether the environment supports the right behaviors.

Here is a summary of the six sources:

Source 1 – Personal Motivation – Do they want to engage in the behavior?

Source 2 – Personal Ability – Do they have the knowledge, skills, and strengths to do the right then even when it’s hardest?

Source 3 – Social Motivation – Are other people encouraging the right behavior and discouraging the wrong behavior?

Source 4 – Social Ability – Do others provide the help, information, and resource required at particular times?

Source 5 – Structural Motivation – Are rewards, pay, promotions, performance reviews, perks, or costs encouraging the right behaviors or discouraging the wrong behaviors?

Source 6 – Structural Ability – Are there enough cues to stay on course? Does the environment (tools, facilities, information, reports, proximity to others, policies) enable the right behaviors or discourage the wrong behaviors?

Example – Losing Weight with Six Sources of Influence

Here is a quick example of analyzing losing weight using the Six Sources of Influence.

Source Analysis
Source 1 – Personal Motivation Do you want to lose weight? For example, if you don’t really want to lose weight, you’re not really going to try. It can’t just be for other people. It has to be for you.
Source 2 – Personal Ability Do you have the skills, knowledge and techniques that work for you? Chances are, you may know the patterns that work for you, or at least the patterns that don’t work.
Source 3 –   Social Motivation Do your friends want to go out drinking every night or encourage you to eat a lot at your favorite haunts?
Source 4 –   Social Ability Is there somebody in your social circle that might have the knowledge or resources you need to get an edge?
Source 5 – Structural Motivation When you go home, are you greeted by a big bowl of candy or a big bowl of fruit? Your environment can motivate you in a good way or a bad way.
Source 6 – Structural Ability Do you have a way to workout at home? This can give you a big advantage in the long run.

(from http://sourcesofinsight.com/six-sources-of-influence/)


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