“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
— Jim Rohn
We all have 24 hours in the day, 365 days in the year.
Olympians, self-made millionaires, political leaders, students and bartenders all have one thing in common: a 24 hour day.
So why do some people struggle to turn good intentions into reality, while others accomplish 10 times as much in the same day (keeping cool in the process)?
Over 40% of our daily actions* aren’t the result of deliberate decisions, but automated habits. Habits are a way for the brain to reduce neurological activity by creating well-rehearsed, unconscious responses to what’s going on around you. If you’ve ever gone through a pack of biscuits without even noticing, or taken the road to work on a weekend, you know what I’m talking about.
If most daily decisions are subconscious, does this mean we’re not in control of our own destiny?
The good news is: you can create positive habits, and train your brain to make positive decisions without having to think about it. We may not always be in control of our decisions, but we can decide what automations we want to develop.
*Duke University, 2006.
“People do not decide their futures, they decide their habits and their habits decide their futures.”
— F. Matthias Alexander
Serial procrastinator? Easily distracted? Struggling to quit eating chocolate? Does it take you 30 minutes to get out of bed?
No matter how much willpower you try to muster, your automated habits are too tough to break. Habits reside in the amygdala, a part of your brain that stores emotional and fear responses, automatic behaviour, and memory.
Slow, rational (and limited) willpower is simply not enough to make change happen.
In Habit Superpower you will learn to create new habits that will effortlessly get you closer to the positive reality you deserve, and replace or quit negative habits that hold you back.
Instead of letting your habits run your day, let your subconscious do the work for you.
That’s your Habit Superpower.
Each section contains a mix of lessons and practical exercises: video lectures and pdf material will be accompanied by summary quizzes and small real-life tasks, so you can get plenty of opportunities to internalise your new superpowers.
Why do we often things on autopilot? Or drive to work on a Sunday morning?
Learn the basics of how the brain works, and understand the complex processes that happen every day in the background.
Why do you always hit snooze? Or get lost checking your phone?
Explore the power of habits, how they work, and how to access the parts that store automatic behaviour and emotional responses. Boost your willpower, and store up your motivation for when you don’t feel like doing it.
What if you could work on your side project every day without even thinking about it? Or learn a new skill without having to worry about when to find the time?
Discover how to use triggers, behaviours, and rewards to create automatic actions you can rely on to make progress on your goals and set your day up for success.
Plus, a list of the highest-impact positive habits to integrate in your day.
How does addiction work? Can you quit negative and harmful automations?
Understand the root of addictive behaviour, and learn techniques to spot and break negative patterns without having to rely on willpower.
Plus, a list of the negative habits you need to quit right now.
Does the environment around you affect your performance?
Learn to take advantage of your physical space, upgrade your peer group, and select your beliefs to make positive choices and unlock peak performance.
A step-by-step process to create your first positive habit.
How to break big goals into small chunks and take action every day
How to use your psychology to beat procrastination
Why good decisions are easier in the morning
Your brain’s basic structure and when each system kicks in
Recognise when your subconscious kicks in and how to programme it
How to store up motivation for when you don’t feel like doing things
The top positive habits to start and worst negative habits to stop
The three stages of awareness you must use to change negative behaviour
How your external environment and the people around you influence your subconscious and your performance
The inbuilt weaknesses of resolutions and traditional goal setting
Hi, I’m Matt.
I’m a high-performance coach and writer on timezillionaire.com.
Time is the ultimate limited resource, and I am passionate about helping others use their limited time in an intentional and effective way.
Using time management, goal setting, and principles from neuropsychology, I help others triple their output and work towards goals they are passionate about.
“My daily habits insure me against a bad day. Every day I make progress on my personal goals and can rely on positive behaviour without having to think about it.” — Phil
“I now use the principle of “product placement” to stick to new positive habits. I even convinced my dad to try: he now eats fruit every day without having to think about it!” — Sophie
“Using daily habits I was able to do less and take constant action towards my goals and what really matters to me.” — Tom