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"ATOMIC HABITS" (Chapter 17): Make the Bad Habits Hurt | Keto Mom Book Club

Updated: Oct 11, 2021

Keto Mom here!

Whatever you have to do to put into place, to make bad habits hurt, then do it. Because you're going to naturally start creating systems and better habits. Eventually it will be automatic, you will enjoy working out well, you'll enjoy choosing better foods, and you're going to feel better.

Points to Ponder

00:50 Action is the secret to anything

01:27 Making your bad habit hurt

01:38 I set alarms for everything

02:16 Make the best choice possible

02:33 Accountability

04:03 A habit contract

06:53 An accountability partner

08:13 If I don't do those action steps

08:34 Make it hurt

08:39 Start creating systems and better habits

09:11 Set up an automated response

10:02 The chapter summary

11:12 A different level of accountability

11:49 "The Traveler's Gift" by Andy Andrews

Full Episode Transcript

Hi, everybody! Happy Friday, welcome to the Keto Mom page, we are diving into "Atomic Habits" by James Clear. We have been doing for the last week, and we are on chapter seventeen. And it's about accountability and making your bad habit hurt, what does that mean? So we're going to talk about that in just a minute. As you're tuning in, where are you tuning in from, I'd love to know are you reading the book with me, or are you following along every morning, either way is great. If you've got big goals, you want to lose some fat, you want to feel better, you want to take back your health, because that's why most of you are here, I would encourage you to take some time to get the book and go through it at your own pace.

Welcome to day 17 of our book 3 session

Take what the book is teaching you and put it into action. Action is the secret to anything. So I had a great zoom last night with our team, we have team zooms every Thursday nights. It's a business call, or whether I'm talking to my kids about relationships, talking about sports, or eating healthy, it doesn't matter what goal you're going after. The secret to anything is taking action, not just gathering all the information, sitting down and learning it, but putting it into place. So this chapter is very straightforward, and it's a very easy concept. It basically just talks about accountability, and making your bad habit hurt. I'm going to give you an example of what that means in just a second.

A really quick tip, I set alarms for everything, like to get up in the morning.

We worked out, I set an alarm. To do this live, I set an alarm, to get my kids up, I set an alarm for anything that we have. Throughout the day, I set an alarm for me to do specific lives, and for me to take action on my business. All of those things, my phone is constantly dinging to remind me to do something or not to do something, which is super helpful. Whatever you have to do to remind yourself, you might have an alarm clock set for every thirty minutes to go drink some water. Like drink some water! Are you eating well, maybe before breakfast, lunch and dinner! Hey! Make the best choice possible. Have your phone talk to you, I know it sounds dumb, but it is an incredible reminder of I have goals, I have to get stuff done. I'm not going to be lazy, I'm going to get up and do the things I want to do. All right, Chapter seventeen, is about accountability. I love all the chapters and I think the author does an incredible job at giving specific statistics.

They always do experiments, testing and trials and they always lead with stories. So the basic concept of this chapter is, there was a man who wanted to lose weight. His wife had a baby... By the way how's your morning going? Is this your accountability? I'd love to know if this is your accountability. But if you don't have an accountability partner, checking in here every single day could be your accountability. Going back, this man wanted to lose weight, and what he did wa