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    “A whole new way to look at why we form or change our habits.”–Petie Huffman

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    “We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.” ~ John Dryden

    We are all creatures of habit and if you make good habits, good habits will make you. This wisdom has been around since ancient times. Aristotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”

    The subconscious mind—the habitual mind—is over one million times more powerful than the conscious mind. This means that we spend a substantial amount of our lifetime on “autopilot,” playing out the mental programs that govern our behavior. For example, while driving a car and carrying on a conversation with someone, the conscious mind is attending to what is being said in the moment while the subconscious mind is turning on the turn signal, hitting the brakes, attending to oncoming traffic, monitoring our blood sugar, regulating our breathing, planning our next move and on and on. The subconscious mind is so vast and so powerful that we do not even know what it is thinking or capable of. It truly runs our lives—whether we know it or not!

    Food for Thought…

    I am your constant companion.
    I am your greatest asset or heaviest burden.
    I will push you up to success or down to disappointment.
    I am at your command.
    Half the things you do might just as well be turned over to me.
    For I can do them quickly, correctly and profitably. I am easily managed; just be firm with me.
    Those who are great, I have made great.
    Those who are failures, I have made failures.
    I am not a machine, though I work with the precision of a machine and the intelligence of a person.
    You can run me for profit, or you can run me for ruin.
    Show me how you want it done.
    Educate me.
    Train me.
    Lead me.
    Reward me.
    And I will then…do it automatically. I am your servant.

    Who am I? I am a habit.

    • Details:
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Trim Size: 6.5" x 6.5"
    • Page Count: 112
    • eBook Format: .epub
    • Audio Format: mp3

    About Authors

    MAC ANDERSON is the founder of Simple Truths and Successories, Inc., the leader in designing and marketing products for motivation and recognition, including thousands of motivational posters. These companies, however, are not the first success stories for Mac. He was also the founder and CEO of McCord Travel, the largest travel company in the Midwest, and part owner/VP of sales and marketing for Orval Kent Food Company, the country's largest manufacturer of prepared salads.

    His accomplishments in these unrelated industries provide some insight into his passion and leadership skills. He also brings the same passion to his speaking where he speaks to many corporate audiences on a variety of topics, including leadership, motivation, and team building. Mac has authored or co-authored twenty-two books that have sold over three million copies. His titles include: Change is Good…You Go First, Charging the Human Battery, Customer Love, Habits Die Hard, Leadership Quotes, Learning to Dance in the Rain, 212º: The Extra Degree, 212º Service, 212º Leadership, Motivational Quotes, One Choice, The Best of Success, The Power of Attitude, The Power of Kindness, The Essence of Leadership, The Road to Happiness, The Dash, Things That Grab Your Heart and Won’t Let Go, To a Child, Love is Spelled T-I-M-E, You Can’t Send a Duck to Eagle School, and What’s the Big Idea?

    JOHN J. MURPHY is a highly recognized author, speaker and management consultant. Drawing on a diverse collection of team experiences as a corporate manager, consultant and collegiate quarterback, John has appeared on over 400 radio and television stations and his work has been featured in over 50 newspapers nationwide.

    As founder and president of Venture Management Consultants, John specializes in creating high performance team environments, teaching leadership and team development, and leading team kaizen events. He has trained thousands of “change agents” from over 50 countries and helped some of the world’s leading organizations design and implement positive change.

    John is also a critically-acclaimed author and sought-after speaker. His quick-reads include Habits Die Hard, Half-Full, Leading with Passion, Leapfrogging the Competition, Pulling Together and Stepping Up. Additional books include Beyond Doubt: Four Steps to Inner Peace; Reinvent Yourself: A Lesson in Personal Leadership; Agent of Change: Leading a Cultural Revolution; Get a Real Life: A Lesson in Personal Empowerment; and The Eight Disciplines: An Enticing Look Into Your Personality.

    What Readers are Saying

    Average Rating:
    4.8 (based on 32 reviews)

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      Brock Hartman
      01/25/2012 01/26/2012
      • 5.0
      Habits Die Hard
      Great book! Being a VIP member I get to enjoy a new book each month. Some of the books are good and others are just so . This book is a must have for any leader that is trying to create a change within his or her organization. I am in the process of buying several copies for key leaders within my plant.
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        Anonymous
        01/24/2012 01/25/2012
        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
        • 5.0
        Habits
        This is a great book, especially for those who have a hard time with habits. Most of us get into a rut and do not see that our everyday habits can affect our lives. Old habits are hard to break but it take a short time to develop new ones, so give it a try! Good luck with your new habits and this is a great gift book too!
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