Behavior Gap Radio

Spend, Track, Review

Start By Tracking Your Spending

We all seem to struggle with tracking our spending, and it’s not really about the tools. There are plenty of great tools available. It’s the idea of tracking that trips up many of us. What if start simple? What happens if you track your total spending for the next month?

Listen time: 3:31

Buy Something Boring

Do Boring Things Over a Long Period of Time for Amazing Things to Happen

The incremental power of small things done repeatedly over a long period of time applies to investing, but it also applies to creative endeavors. Just think about the people you know who’ve worked away, a little bit at a time, on their projects over the years. What’s one little thing you can do every day to move forward on one of your projects?

Listen time: 4:52

Real Financial Life

We Can Get Great Advice, But the Decision is Up to Us

My friend Tim Maurer likes so say that, “Personal finance is more personal than it is finance.” With that reality comes a hard truth. No one can tell us what to do. We can get great advice that gets us 80 percent there, but at the end, we still need to make the decision. It’s up to us.

Listen time: 3:22

Learn, Act, Repeat

Embrace a Steep Learning Curve

There’s a feeling that comes with being a beginner. But we sometimes avoid doing new things because a steep learning curve can be painful — emotionally, physically, mentally. The power of being a beginner though can help build stoke. So, what if instead of avoiding that feeling we sought it out?

Listen time: 4:11

Information Consumption & a Sense of Well-Being

What Are You Running From?

How often do we pretend that endless research is a useful way to spend our time? This question leads to another interesting question. If we stop searching and looking for a better tool, option, etc, that we’ll leave us with more time. But then what should we do with that time? Don’t we need to fill it?

Listen time: 4:50

Knowledge & Feelings

Turn Your Fear Into Stoke for Your Creativity

When we think about doing meaningful work, it’s hard not to be scared. But that fear can play a valuable role. Instead of letting fear feed on us and our insecurities, we can turn it around and make it the “stoke” or fuel for our meaningful work.

Listen time: 4:47

Haters Are Going to Hate

It’s All About Fear

I think we all have something we want to put out in the world, but we hide behind convenient excuses. Behind those excuses is the fear of sharing what we’ve created. But it’s time for us to stop the self-criticism, do the work, and release what we’ve done to the world.

Listen time: 7:32

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Focus on the Current Step

When we think we’re at our limit, it’s really easy to become overwhelmed by the distance between where we’re at and where we want to go. Then, we spiral into self doubt that we’ll ever reach our goal. My message to you today: don’t get distracted by thinking about the next step. Focus on the current step.

Listen time: 6:37

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