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Change Yourself

I went to speak at the Waco Tea Party meeting tonight. Toby Marie Walker was very gracious as I arrived a little late. Some of my favorite people were there (Larry Smith, Lisa Dickison, Tom G Glass and Kathie Glass).

The discussion afterward was interesting. In a nutshell, there was a lot of different people telling others what they thought they should do.

The irony is that I have a quote on a slide at the beginning of my presentation from Tolstoy that says:

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."

Regardless of what you think others need to do, they certainly won't do it by being scolded into it.

In the book, "Influencer," it says, "Change things to make the right behaviors easier to enact."

For example, when people eat, they often fill their plate with food. If you want people to eat less, then use smaller plates.

If people are reluctant to to help finance a campaign by donation, then you show them how it can be broken down into bite-sized chunks and invite them to partner with people they already know.

Change things to make the right behaviors easier to enact. Actions become practice, and practice becomes habit when you change it up to make it easier for people.

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