They say that as a startup you should fall in love with the problem, not the solution. I’ve had this vague idea of what problem we’re at here at Habitgrams for awhile, but oddly I haven’t been able to really define it. For some reason tonight as I was lying in bed, a description came to me, so I’m going to brain dump it here and we’ll see if it sticks. Here goes…
I have to admit that when I saw this image it was suprisingly emotional. It is one thing to be building a tool that helps people do the things they want, but another thing altogether to get a true glimpse into what those people want.
WOOP. Sounds like a dumb acronym from business class, right? Well, it actually represents a really awesome Physiological technique that can empower and motivate you in new ways to achieve your goals. It is also one of the concepts we are incorporating into Habitgrams, but I’ll talk more about that in another post.
I think it is important to define what makes a habit different than other actions. I personally tend to think of habits as any behavior that we can do without having to exert willpower.
Earlier this summer Phil came into our office and said “Hey, lets grab some dinner - I’ve got an idea to bounce off of you.” Tres tamales y dos cervezas later and I’m part of the plan.
In 2015 I started working on the original Habitgrams.com site…
What are we going to do when the work is all done?
I read today that the average person has 60,000 thoughts in a single day, and that most of these thoughts are the same as those they had the day before.
That sounds like a piece of cake. We can have that done in no-time!
Is it more important that you successfully changed your behavior or that you achieved your underlying goal?
What’s this?! Yes! That is the official site for Time Magazine.
I’ve been looking at a lot of other habit building programs on the internet. It seems like every one of them starts with an idea and then focuses on that idea.
Sonia and I were comparing notes on which habits seem to take hold and which ones fade away.
Have you ever noticed that some ideas and things just come naturally? I mean some ideas spark interest and excitement, and very nearly jump onto the pages of this blog, while others take some real work and dedication to bring to fruition.
I just finished a book called “Leadership and Self Deception”. It was well worth the investment of time.
Carrots and Sticks
Who gets enough sleep these days?
We should question even the most basic ideas. It helps to make decisions easier and refines our purpose.
Let’s just be human.
I used to develop online games. I made some games that were fun, and some that were downright addictive. You know all those annoying requests you get on facebook about joining game XXX… yeah, I built those kinds of things.
Reminders are great, but over time we become de-sensitized to them.
We often have a lot to say but feel the need to keep the habitgrams.com site as simple and minimal as possible… so we’re starting up the habitgrams journal.
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