Updated: Jan 31
The "Reignite Your Professional Self" event on Tuesday, 1/26, was inspiring and packed with UP community talent and mentors. The discussion was a great spark for propelling our next steps, and getting us all closer to our career goals.
Our founder Candace introduced an approach from BJ Fogg, PhD, Founder and Director of the Behavior Design Lab at Stanford University on forming habits. We at UP encourage all to use this research-backed method to help you "overcome the overwhelm" and make transformative change for your next career phase. The book referenced, "Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything" is a great guide to help you on your way.
From Goodreads.com's page on the book: The world’s leading expert on habit formation shows how you can have a happier, healthier life: by starting small.
When it comes to change, tiny is mighty. Start with two pushups a day, not a two-hour workout; or five deep breaths each morning rather than an hour of meditation. In Tiny Habits, B.J. Fogg brings his experience coaching more than 40,000 people to help you lose weight, de-stress, sleep better, or achieve any goal of your choice. You just need Fogg’s behavior formula: make it easy, make it fit your life, and make it rewarding. Whenever you get in your car, take one yoga breath. Smile. Whenever you get in bed, turn off your phone. Give yourself a high five....Change can be easy—once it starts, it grows.
As you develop your tiny habit muscle, you will grow better at making 'Big Change' such as a career pivot. To reach your professional potential and career change goals, Untapped Potential offers you the right microsteps to craft your elevator pitch, network with UP Mentors willing to lift you UP and get in front of our curated clients.