Why “Just Do It” Just Doesn’t Work…

Why is it that each time we face a new, difficult task we need to work on, suddenly even a mediocre Netflix series or our former neighbor's Facebook profile becomes so intriguing we can't resist to check it out? 

For many of us, this reaction has become the automatic response to a new task. Even though we know that doing the work will do good to our business, when we're about to get started, some greater power seems to take over control

Why does it happen and how can we fight it? Can we turn that pull towards distraction off for good? 

This is what we're aiming to help you with in the newest episode of the ActiveGrowth podcast. Listen in!


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Bonus Content​

Our companion course for this podcast series has been updated! You can now find the fourth lesson that includes all the action steps mentioned in the episode and some more helpful information on forming habits.

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In This Episode You'll Discover:

  • How understanding how your brain works can help you deal with procrastination
  • Why it is that you're rather stay in bed when you know you should work
  • Why it's not your fault: our brain wasn't programmed to build a business
  • Motivating yourself with money can be completely useless
  • How to hack your brain to be more disciplined and motivated even when you don't feel like it
  • What you need to know about willpower
  • How working only 4 hours a day can be more effective than hustling until the sun goes down
  • Why most people struggle with keeping their new habits
  • How you can create new habits without hating them
  • Why motivation is ofter overrated and what is more important for shipping than motivation
  • How changing your working environment can have a huge effect on your work ethic


How Do You Keep Your Habits?

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About the Author Alexandra Kozma

Alexandra is a traveling marketer. When she is not editing podcast calls or writing blog posts, she's out there exploring a new city. She helps Hungarians become digital nomads.