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Shape Your Environment: 6 Science-Backed Strategies for Making Habits Stick

by Elizabeth Graff

Habit formation is not just about what goes on inside of you. If you transform yourself but your world stays the same, it’s going to be difficult to make your habits stick. People who are good at forming habits shape their environments and intentionally design the situations in which they find themselves...


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Mindset Matters: 5 Science-Backed Strategies for Making Habits Stick

by Elizabeth Graff

When it comes to breaking bad habits or starting healthy ones, what (if anything) can we do to tilt the odds in our favor? A lot, it turns out. Here are some of the most unexpected and insightful research-supported tips that we came across during our dive into the literature on developing habits that last...

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You Look Different: What Actually Changes Us

by Elizabeth Graff

Despite the time, effort and (at times) financial resources we invest in changing ourselves, it’s sometimes questionable whether we really have. So, it’s worth asking: What actually changes us? What are the catalysts that lead to the types of changes that really matter...


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4 Simple Steps To Align In Any Situation

by Christopher Batchelder and Elizabeth Graff

In the process of life, we’re continually encountering unexpected situations and interacting with others with different needs, life experiences, perspectives and approaches to solving challenges. With all these variables in play, the need for alignment is constant ...

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Mindsets

by Elizabeth Graff

The word “mindset” is shorthand for how you look at the world and what you pay attention to. As mindset researcher Alia Crum puts it, “A mindset is quite literally a setting of the mind. It’s a lens or a frame of mind through which we view the world and simplify the infinite number of potential interpretations at any given moment.”...


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The Powerful Questions Card Deck

by Christopher Batchelder and Elizabeth Graff

When you’re new to the practice of asking powerful questions, it can be hard to generate these questions from scratch. That’s why we created the Powerful Questions Deck. It’s a deck of 50 playing cards, each with a powerful question printed on the back.

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Courageous Communication

by Elizabeth Graff & Christopher Batchelder

Courageous communication is about standing at the edge of the unknown, moment to moment. It’s about being aware of, open to and responsive to whatever is really, truly happening. Right now. In this very moment. Between you and the people you’re with...


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Three Essential Visioning Skills

by Elizabeth Graff and Christopher Batchelder

While most discussions of vision focus on only seeing possibility, “visioning” is more than knowing where you want to go. Yes, inspiration is importation. But so are reality checks (Skill #2), pragmatism and accountability (Skill #3)...

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Vision Bored? 13 Ways to Breathe New Life into this Classic Activity

by Elizabeth Graff & Christopher Batchelder

We put our heads together and brainstormed 13 ways to breathe new life into creating a vision board. We also thought about ways to couple this visioning activity with reminders to take action — a crucial idea that the original idea lacks. Ready to get inspired? Here we go!...


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Slow Networking

by Elizabeth Graff and Christopher Batchelder

When we talk about “slow networking,” we are teasing out the architecture of a very specific kind of learning experience: one that is grounded in the power of community, but not just any community. We’re building an intentional, online community. We’re building a community of practice that challenges each member to elevate his or her “game” and live toward his or her full potential....

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