The Better Show
Book Review: Tiny Habits
On this episode we discuss the book ‘Tiny Habits’ by Harvard behavior researcher B.J. Fogg. We dive into its practical methodology for creating new habits and breaking old ones.
- 4:15 — Why habits are important to pay attention to and what role they play in our lives.
- 8:09 — Ian, March, and Darren share their personal experiences with building good habits and breaking bad ones.
- 14:14 — Ian explains the core concepts behind BJ Fogg’s methodology in Tiny Habits.
- 15:28 — Why the “tiny” component is so important to the process.
- 17:10 — The Fogg Behavior Model and what it tells us about forming habits.
- 21:45 — Ian explains why being highly motivated can actually be a bad thing for creating a new habit.
- 23:43 — The concept of “magic wanding” and how to figure out which behaviors to focus on.
- 28:49 — The relationship between ability and the formation of habits.
- 32:18 — Anchoring a new desired behavior to an existing habit.
- 35:50 — The relationship between emotions and habits.
- 39:58 — Ian explains why BJ Fogg says that it’s wrong to try to “break” a bad habit.
- 43:23 — Tactics to break bad habits by increasing the effort required to engage in those behaviors.
- 46:39 —Supporting others in their quest to adopt a new good habit.
- 50:00 — The Tiny Habits Recipe Card.