Michael Hyatt: Intentional Leadership
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  Wednesday, April 4, 2012
#006: The Power of Incremental Change [Podcast]
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Last summer, Gail and I visited the Royal Gorge near Cañon City, Colorado. It is only a few hundred feet wide at the top but more than 1,250 feet deep in places. This ten-mile long canyon was cut into solid granite over approximately three million years, at just a half an inch per century. It is an awesome example of the power of incremental change over time.

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  1. My new book, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, is still on schedule to be published on May 22nd. I’m going to ask you NOT to pre-order it yet. This may be a strange request, coming from the author, but there’s a method in my madness.We have put together a bonus package of seven resources worth $375.98! To get this special bonus offer, all you have to do is buy the book. I can’t tell you more yet, because we are still putting together the landing page. Once this is up, I will provide explicit instructions on how to take advantage of this special Pre-Launch Offer.
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Episode Outline

You can make small, daily investments that will soon lead to big results. Here are seven examples to get your creativity flowing:

  1. Losing weight.
  2. Paying off debt.
  3. Improving profitability.
  4. Writing a book.
  5. Running long distances.
  6. Reading the Bible.
  7. Improving your marriage.
How can you harness the power of incremental change? By following these five steps:
  1. Identify a goal.
  2. Make sure it is S.M.A.R.T.
  3. Identify your incremental change (or new practice).
  4. Track your progress.
  5. Recruit a growth partner.

Listener Questions

I also answer three questions from my listeners.

  • “How do you get yourself motivated to make the change in the first place?”
  • “I just don’t seem to have much will-power. Is there any hope for me?”
  • “When do you take massive action verses practicing incremental change?”

Episode Resources

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