Behavior – Change Lessons

Thanks @BJFogg for the BJFogg_ChangeLesson1opportunity to be part of your Change Lessons with BJ Fogg. I completed the exercises for Lesson #1.

I am looking forward to seeing how this can complement my Anthrocubeology endeavors, which includes Tiny Habits, as well as my exploring behavior-design based environmental, health and safety compliance practices.

This post is a quick share about my choosing to take Fogg’s Change Lessons.

Prior to starting the lesson and part of signing up, I had to declare what behavior I am looking to change. For me – Budgeting. All things finances. Saving. Spending. Investing.

In Fogg’s first lesson, he references the different “paths”, which is a reference to the Fogg’s Behavior Grid. Because of this, I shared in my responses in this first lesson –

Behavior grid … I am excited about this. I have been trying/testing things out with friends/colleagues for my small shifts/workspace cultural shifts efforts with improv + tiny habits.

I completed Fogg’s Boot Camp in June 2012. In 2013, I became a Tiny Habits Certified Coach. In addition to continue learning from Fogg, my main interest is Fogg’s Change Lessons in 2015 is two-fold:

(a) emphasis on practice, and

(b) incorporating the behavior grid more.

ChangeLessons page
Over here to join Fogg’s Change Lessons

Fogg shares –

Behavior change is a skill. It’s not magic, or luck, or an inherent talent. Just like other skills — playing the piano or speaking a new language — you get better with practice. … You’ve practiced a skill before. Maybe it was dancing, writing, or public speaking. That’s good! What you learned about practice applies directly to practicing behavior change. … You need to build your skills. That’s where practice come in.

– and this is something that I have used as part of designing tiny habits for myself and for colleagues I have supported in their professional and personal development. As an example, the 3-3 Buddy System has a variety of practices associated with accountability, focus, listening, information gathering, and process improvement. And the practices differ for people but get to the same place when we “3-3”.

What behavior do you want to and are you looking to change or refine?


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