Episode #20: Habit Building Secrets with Edie DeVilbiss
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Habit Building Secrets for Your Success with Edie DeVilbiss.

Establishing new habits seems daunting because more often than not we are not successful in forging those long-term habits. However, it is really easy to start a new habit, we just tend to start in the wrong place! Our brains naturally do not like change; to it, change screams danger, and so beginning a new habit can quickly fail if we do not start from the right place. Our guest on today’s show is an expert when it comes to establishing and maintaining long-term habits. Edie DeVilbiss is passionate about sharing her discoveries. She worked as a 9-1-1 dispatcher for fourteen years, which left her cranky, fat, and cynical. She suffered from compassion fatigue, health problems, and spiritual malaise. Over the next 20 years, she intentionally renewed her life, and along the way, she earned a Master’s of Science, and an MDIV, and served as an addictions counselor and chaplain before retiring in 2020. Now, Edie enjoys a peaceful, thin, and joyful life she loves. It is her delight to help others in their journeys. Invite your best future — through working with her, you will gain simple and actionable tools to shape a life you love. She offers this quote; “Good habits are the key to success, bad habits are the unlocked door to failure,” from Og Mandino. Stay tuned for today’s episode, as we dive into the topic of how to establish lasting good habits with Edie DeVilbiss. 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Edie shares her background and pathway to helping people build good habits.
  • Edie explains what compassion fatigue is and how it affected her life.
  • How the principle of habit formation changed Edie’s life and outlook.
  • How our culture indulges us in our bad habit formations.
  • Edie takes us through an example of how to start building a good habit. 
  • Meditation: Being quiet helps us.
  • Accountability partners and how they can influence your habit-forming.
  • Edie shares what you will notice when you succeed in being quite daily.
  • Why you should wait for a habit to be fully established before moving on.
  • The role a guide played in Edie’s journey towards implementing healthy habits.
  • Incentive versus anxiety: How humans have the capacity for delayed gratification.
  • The next “right thing,” a very easy first step to changing your habits.
  • How to get in touch with Edie.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Create Your Leading Edge Challenge

Karen Worstell

MOJO Maker

Edie DeVilbiss on LinkedIn

Shape Good Habits 


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