How to Quit Bad Habits Right Now Using "Friction"
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In tech, friction refers to the steps a customer needs to take to perform a certain action. Too many steps and your funnel starts to leak.
For you, on the other hand, the harder it is to perform a habit, the less you will want to do it. This is crucial.
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