I’ve successfully completed two weeks of the 21 Day Plant Based Challenge Diet. It’s been an interesting experience.

I’m learning a lot about the new Steve. I’ve lost a little weight.  Some of my yoga moves require less grunting. Energy level is way up. It’s as if I’m living the life of a different person. Almost storylike.

What story are you telling yourself?

Photo courtesy of Nat Ireland

Photo courtesy of Nat Ireland

Where your focus goes, your focus grows.

What you think about, you bring about.

Language plays an important part in carving the path towards what you want to create.

The screenwriter goes through numerous revisions before the script matches the vision they had at the start. They’re looking for a specific result. A feeling. It’s a process.

To change your results, rewrite your script. To change what you’re feeling, tell yourself a better story.

Today’s guest post is written by one of my favorite entrepreneurs, Derek Sivers.

Derek is best known for being the founder and former president of CD Baby, an online CD store for independent musicians. Derek is currently living in Singapore, creating his next company.

Derek offers a great idea to change one word in the script to get a different result.


Procrastination Hack: change and to or – Derek Sivers

When do you go running?

“When the time is right.”

When is the time right?

“When it’s a nice day and I’ve finished my work, and I haven’t just eaten, and I’m feeling energetic.”

Repeat that last sentence changing “and” to “or.”

“When it’s a nice day OR I’ve finished my work, OR I haven’t just eaten, OR I’m feeling energetic.

That sounds like a better plan!

Got a list of conditions you need satisfied before you do something?

Try changing and to or.


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