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The Ten Percent Advantage: How to Make Progress Every Day
The antidote to inertia "Change has to be hard because you're fighting against inertia." ― James Thornton When you are exhausted, change feels hard (or even impossible). Most people wake up in the morning full of dreams - they want to change themselves completely.

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Wanting everything at once

Most people want to change themselves completely. The problem is wanting to do everything at once.

Because this intense motivational boost can backfire — you shift from over-enthusiasm...

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Success

It is a byproduct of self-discipline — it requires a method, not just a positive attitude.

Rather than worrying about the end result, focus on how to make daily progress.

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Self-control is limited

Self-control is critical to developing new habits and overcome resistance.

But by pushing ourselves too hard, we exhaust the mental muscles needed to stay focused, to avoid temptations, and t...

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The ‘change gap’

It is the tension between the ‘current state’ and ‘desired state’ that creates anxiety and fear.

Most people feel paralyzed — they focus on ‘the gap’ (how much they need to accom...

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The ten percent advantage

Focus on making small everyday progressWhat is the 10% change that is going to move your life forward?

If you aim for small gains, you won’t exhaust yourself. Making contin...

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Momentum is the antidote to inertia

Momentum is the force that something has when it is moving. It’s the strength that allows you to keep going — it grows stronger and faster with time.

Momentum is when your preparation ...

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Making progress

... ten percent at a time:

  • Prioritize your first steps: focus on one or two things you want to improve. Keep change simple.
  • No step is too small: foc...

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Mentally Prepare

Think if you are willing to sacrifice your free time to struggle to establish a side hustle and if you can handle the consequences of it. 

If you are willing, develop a system of ...

Your Skills And Areas Of Interest

Acquire relevant skills, experience or industry knowledge necessary and ensure you have the passion and competence for what you are going to work on.

A good start is to monetize the skills you already have that are related to the side hustle you want to establish this. And if you lack key skills that relate to your interests or the side hustle you want to create, there's no better time than the present to learn them. 

Validate Your Side Hustle

Your side hustle idea may seem awesome and disruptive to you, but your potential customers will likely ignore it like most “brilliant ideas” or even not have a need for it. So, ensure you're not creating a solution to a problem that doesn't exist, as this is one of the top causes of startup failures.

You can do that with objective feedback from potential customers and asking them to join a waiting list, pre-purchase your solution or hire you as a service provider. 

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Everyone wants to cultivate better habits. The problem is very few of us want to do the work to make those habits a reality.

Develop better habits by:

  • Thinking really small: it accumulates and adds up in a big way;
  • Shifting your evironment, so that good habits are easier to keep;
  • Piggybacking new habits on old habits: 
  • Surrounding yourself with good people:
  • Keeping it simple: short lists, reachable;
  • Picking yourself up when you fall.