Change Your Bad Habits in Two Steps
We all have bad work habits — checking email during meetings, insisting on being right, multitasking to the point of accomplishing nothing. Changing these behaviors is difficult. Even if you can go a few days on good behavior, it’s likely the bad habits will return. Here are two steps to achieving long-term behavior change and getting rid of bad habits for good:
- Create useful fear. You know that bad habits are bad, but do you truly understand their impact on others and your food truck business? Picture what your employees will say if you continually show disrespect for others during meetings. Imagine that you may have your message ignored in future meetings. The fear will help you stop.
- Find the reward. Stopping the behavior is the first step. Now you need to find a reason to not let it return. Enjoy the pleasure of being listened to and the message welcomed in a meeting. Discover how much more your employees will contribute and how much more you are appreciated. This reward will help you sustain the change.