Start Small to Live Big with Betsy Pake

In This Episode…

  • The secret to motivation and accomplishing goals

  • Identifying what you want in your life

  • Making a simple plan for change with great results

  • A simple, unique way to break habits and create new ones

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Key Points

Starting a goal in small steps can help lower the resistance that keeps us from getting started and building momentum.

Action creates motivation. Once you start doing something, you create the momentum to keep going.

When something is out of alignment in our lives, it makes us notice and reflect on what we might like to, or need to change.

Anything you are trying to overcome is your gift.

“We are like candles, but we don’t know what we’re supposed to light up until we’re put in the dark.” – Betsy Pake

What You Can Do

Take small steps. If you’re listening to a speaker that inspires you to change, write down something you will do after you leave that event, to keep you moving forward.

Don’t get caught in consuming so much content–reading and watching videos and taking courses to the point where you don’t take any action.

Betsy’s C.H.A.S.E.

Framework: Create, Help, Attain, Start, and Examine, helps you identify where you want to be, and how to create thesmall steps to get there. Because it’s not good enough to talk about what you don’t want.

Clarifying what you DO want–and specifically what that looks like–is what will start you on the path forward.

If you don’t know what you want, find something that brings you joy.

Think about what made you happy as a kid. And in doing things that bring you joy, your purpose will start to unfold.

If you would like to create a new habit, add it into your routine so it will fit in with the way your routine normally goes. To break a habit, wait a bit. For example, when you feel the energy that says you need that snack at 9 p.m., but you have a goal to stop eating before then, wait a little longer than you usually do. Wait a few more minutes each time, to give that chemical reaction in your brain the chance to fade away.

Change one thing at a time, aka “stacking” habits. Start, so you don’t overwhelm yourself with too many changes all at once.

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Betsy Pake , Entrepreneur, Author, Podcaster and Life Strategist





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