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Stephen Guise on the Power of Mini Habits

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Stephen Guise on the Power of Mini Habits

If you want to learn the absolute easiest way to change and adopt new habits and behaviors in your life, then you want to listen to this podcast.

Today I talk with Stephen Guise, author of the book Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results.

Now, habits and routines is a trendy topic these days that has been basically beaten to death, and that’s why I wanted to get Stephen on the show to talk about a little subcult of the habit space that I thought you might find interesting and helpful.

Specifically, the “mini-habit” movement that he has created with his bestselling book, and how you can use these mini-habits to make behavior change as easy and painless as possible.

If you don’t struggle with breaking or making habits, you probably won’t find this episode very helpful, but if you do, it may just change your life.

Here’s a little sneak peek of what we talk about:

  • How do mini habits contribute to larger, long-term goals?
  • How do cues and rewards help us make or break habits?
  • How do mini habits affect our ability to handle discouragement?
  • What are some good mini habits for diet?
  • And more…


7:14 – What is a mini habit?

8:04 – What are the benefits of mini habits?

8:47 – What is ‘cue and reward’ behavior?

11:16 – What personal failures led you to create mini habits?

12:34 – What helped you get through discouragement?

17:26 – Why does doing a little bit every day have a greater impact than doing a lot in one day?

22:45 – How do mini habits defeat discouragement?

23:47 – What are some transformational mini habits that benefit health, money, and our career?

26:07 – What is the psychological value of not breaking the cycle of mini habits?

32:42 – How do you know when something has become a habit?

34:29 – What are some good mini habits for diet?

37:42 – What are your thoughts on meta-habits?

52:14 – What did you learn from taking cold showers for 30 days?

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What did you think of this episode? Have anything else to share? Let me know in the comments below!

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