Did You Make Your Bed This Morning?

Why do we ask?

“Making your bed every morning is correlated with better productivity, a greater sense of well-being, and stronger skills at sticking with a budget.”

That’s a quote from the New York Times bestseller by Charles Duhigg called:

THE POWER OF HABIT: WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO IN LIFE AND BUSINESS

It only takes a few minutes to make your bed in the morning.

Is that really the secret to greater success?

It’s probably not that easy, but The Power of Habit does explain exactly how the thousands of thoughtless routines we go through each day (our habits, like brushing our teeth and, for some, making our bed) are incredibly impactful to our life experiences.

We’re sharing this good read because understanding habits – those of ourselves, our customers, our employees, our peers – is key to achieving success.

If you are someone that wants to make better lifestyle choices to improve your health…

 

If you are a business owner that wants to improve the marketability of your product or service…

 

If you are a leader that wants to shift the habits of your team to improve outcomes…

 

If you are a serious investor that wants to improve your financial well-being…

 

…check out Duhigg’s book (www.thepowerofhabit.com). Not only does he illustrate successful habit change with individuals and corporations (want to know how Febreze ended up in all of our houses?), but he also tells the story of how Tony Dungy turned around the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by changing the players’ habits.

If you’ve read it, let us know. And if you want to add something to our reading list, send us a note!

Kristin Castner, CFA

Kristin Castner, CFA

At Heritage Kristin is responsible for overall marketing strategy, with a focus on communicating the firm's message to clients and prospects and creating outreach programs to engage clients, partners and prospective clients.

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