How to Get Commitments

Graphic showing Ladder of Commitment

I am often asked by people wanting to apply Behaviour Change programs how they can more effectively and efficiently gather commitments. Below I reveal my approach, refined based on more than 25 years of Behaviour Change programs.   Why are commitments important? Behavioural psychologists know that although someone may intend to take an action, it […]

Add Wheels to Reduce Barrier Friction

Barriers to performing tasks are like friction. They are powerful forces working against someone performing the task, and must be overcome. The friction from significant barriers often cannot be overcome by signage, incentives and other methods of encouragement.

How I Lost 30 lbs by Fostering My Own Behaviour Change – Part 3

This post is about how I broke down the barriers to adopting new behaviours to dieting and exercise. These are probably the most important weight loss tips in this series of blog posts. But if you are just landing on this post now and have not read the previous posts in the series, I strongly suggest you […]

How I Lost 25 Pounds by Fostering My Own Behaviour Change – Part 1

Many websites and book store shelves are full of weight loss tips. But few if any provide weight loss tips that are rooted in the science of behavioural change. I have explored this topic and want to share my own success in the hope that it will help others. For 25 years I have developed […]