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  1. 1. Oluwatoyin Puddicombe #toyintalkstalent HABITS THAT CAN MAKE OR BREAKYOUR CAREER #TOYINTALKSTALENT 1
  2. 2. • Toyin Talks Talent (T3), a Coaching, Mentoring and Capacity Building virtual platform set up to connect talented individuals with their right places of expression, whether within an organization or when self- employed.T3 equips individuals with a sense of their own value and the skills to effectively demonstrate it at work. Oluwatoyin Puddicombe ACIPM, SPHRi, SHRM
  3. 3. COURSE OUTLINE 3 What is a habit and why is it important to me? 1 How Habits are formed 2 Good and Bad Career Habits 3 How to break bad habits and form new ones 4 7 Habits 5
  5. 5. DEFINING A ‘HABIT’ • The choices that all of us deliberately make at some point, then stop thinking about it, but continue doing, often every day. • A habit is a routine of behavior that is repeated regularly and tends to occur subconsciously. (Wikipedia) • The American Journal of Psychology defines a "habit, from the standpoint of psychology,[as] a more or less fixed way of thinking, willing,or feeling acquired through previous repetition of a mental experience." 5 TEACH A COURSE
  6. 6. 6 #TOYINTALKSTALENT WHAT ISTHE FIRSTTHINGYOU DO AFTERYOUWAKE UP? Chances are you do one of these things Chances are you don’t know exactly when you started the routine or why it made sense to do it that way.  Use the rest room?  Pray?  Check messages on your phone?  Bruch your teeth?  Drink some water?  Take a bath?
  7. 7. WHY ARE HABITS IMPORTANT? ▪ Habits are the things we do, but also and maybe as importantly, the way we think and what we believe. ▪ They include the self-beliefs that influence what we do, our behaviour and the actions we take. ▪ Habits help us manage our minds. ▪ Habits save us brain power – or rather free up our brains to do exciting creative thinking. ▪ An automatic response requires less creativity and complexity of thinking from us. 7 #TOYINTALKSTALENT
  9. 9. 9 TEACH A COURSE THE HABIT LOOP  The Habit Loop is a representation of how habits work  The loop starts with a CUE or a trigger.  When our brain recognizes the trigger, it switches to auto-pilot mode and starts performing the ROUTINE tasks.The same tasks, which we perform every-time we are in such a scenario.  Performing the routine, gives us some kind of satisfaction or REWARD,which is the outcome or result of following the routine.  Note that this happens whether the habit is a GOOD habit or a BAD habit
  12. 12. 12 #TOYINTALKSTALENT From the application process, to the interview process to performance on the job, your mindset determines your habits, and your habits drive your actions o
  13. 13.  Notice that he starts with a MINDSET  What you believe eventually plays out in your actions  Every habit STARTS with belief, so it can only be CHANGED by another belief.  It is BELIEF that keeps you getting up, no matter how many times you fall. 13 #TOYINTALKSTALENT THE MINDSET IS THE BEGINNING OF HABITS
  14. 14. 14 #TOYINTALKSTALENT THE APPLICATION STAGE BAD HABITS  The belief that there are no jobs  Applying for ‘any job’  Not reading the job description  Not proof-reading your CV before you send it  Sending your CV by email without writing anything in the body of the email  Calling a recruiter by their first name  Lying or “stretching the truth” on your CV  Using inappropriate fonts or loud colours in your CV  Harassing the Recruiter online  Saying negative things about the company because you did not hear back from them.  Seeing every rejection as an assessment of your value.
  15. 15. 15 #TOYINTALKSTALENT THE INTERVIEW STAGE BAD HABITS  Not checking your email regularly  Being hostile to people on the phone whose numbers you don’t recognise.  Being unprepared for the interview  Being unwilling or afraid to politely ask to reschedule if the time is really inconvenient  Not researching the company before the interview  Getting to the interview late  Being poorly or inappropriately dressed  Lying or “stretching the truth” in your interview  Fiddling with your phone during the interview  Not looking at your interviewer, fidgeting, clearing your throat, cracking your knuckles…  Bad-mouthing your current employer.  Seeing every rejection as an assessment of your value.  Calling your interviewers by their first name without being invited to
  16. 16. 16 #TOYINTALKSTALENT ONTHE JOB BAD HABITS  Spending more time on your phone than you do working  Getting late to work  Procrastination  Not completing assignments on time  Gossiping  Complaining about your boss, organisation or your salary.  Showing regard only for those you believe can help you advance.  Making excuses  Passing the responsibility for your self development to your company.  Misuse of company assets
  17. 17. 17 #TOYINTALKSTALENT MINDSETS AND HOWTHEY SHOW INYOUR DAILY ROUTINE GOOD MINDSETS  I can always be better  Whatever I don’t know, I can learn  Time is a commodity that I must not waste  My word is my bond  A fair day’s pay is worth a fair day’s work HOW IT SHOWS UP DAILY  Reading habits  Taking courses, either online or in class  Waking up early  Setting daily, weekly, monthly or yearly goals  Respecting time by being punctual  Keeping your promises  Finishing assigned tasks
  18. 18. 18 #TOYINTALKSTALENT MINDSETS AND HOWTHEY SHOW INYOUR DAILY ROUTINE BAD MINDSETS  I am desperate for a job  It’s too hard to get a job  My organisation is bad  No-one appreciates me.  It’s not my fault  Fear of failure HOW IT SHOWS UP DAILY  Begging recruiters to give you a job on Social Media  Applying for jobs with no expectation of being called.  Not giving your best on the job. Being late on assignments, saying negative things about your org and your boss.  Consistently making negative comments  Not taking responsibility for anything  Lack of punctuality  Resentful of others’ success  Making excuses
  19. 19. 19 #TOYINTALKSTALENT CONSEQUENCES GOOD MINDSETS AND HABITS  Mastery:You have some expertise in an area.  Reference Point:You are known for that thing.  Consistency:You demonstrate the same high standards every time.  Creativity:You come up with ways of doing things differently.  Innovation:You develop new ideas of how to do things in that field.  Continuous Learning:You are inspired to learn more so you can improve.  Raised Expectations:People begin to expect the same standards in other areas as well  Multiplier effect:Your standards in one area start affecting other areas of your life. BAD MINDSETS AND HABITS  Resentment  Blame game  Resistance to change  Passed over for promotions or salary increases  Blind to your flaws and faults  Undermining authority  Aggressiveness
  21. 21. THINGSTO NOTEWHENYOUWANTTO CHANGE A HABIT • You can’t extinguish a bad habit; you can only change it. • To do that, you need to understand what is at the root of it.TheWHY you express that habit. • Clearly define the REWARD of the change.What is the result? It has to be strong enough to MOTIVATE you and make you BELIEVE. • You will need a community for ACCOUNTABILITY.
  22. 22. Know your triggers and obstacles Create a plan. Break it into steps.Write it down. Surround yourself with the right people and things Be Positive. Be kind to yourself. Celebrate small wins Don’t be afraid to Fail It’s part of the process.
  23. 23. 23 #TOYINTALKSTALENT • Keystone habits are habits that automatically lead to multiple positive behaviors and positive effects in your life. • These habits spark “chain reactions that help other good habits take hold.” • In other words, building a keystone habit is like knocking down the biggest domino — it will automatically knock down the other dominoes as well. • That’s why you don’t have to change dozens of habits to get to your goals. Instead, you only have to change a few keystone habits that will have a ripple effect on your life. KEYSTONE HABITS
  24. 24. 24 #TOYINTALKSTALENT EXERCISE According to research, regular exercise (at least 3 times per week) is a keystone habit that triggers people to • start eating better • have more patience • be less stressed • consume less alcohol • smoke less • be more productive at work • have a better mood • have better sleep quality. By focusing on just this one habit, you automatically experience positive effects in other areas of your life. and become more disciplined
  25. 25. 25 #TOYINTALKSTALENT MEDITATION Studies have linked regular meditation to differences in cortical thickness or density of gray matter in the brain;your brain physically changes because of meditation (a process called ‘neuroplasticity’). A study demonstrated that regular meditation practice is correlated with increased grey matter in the areas of the brain responsible for: • self-discipline,willpower,emotions, behavior,judgment,focus and our overall ability to make choices • assisting in learning & memory and regulating emotions • perspective-taking,empathy, and compassion Meditation helps your brain perform better, which is why it’s a powerful keystone habit. Through daily meditation, you’ll experience multiple different benefits such as better decision-making,better ability to focus, stronger willpower,better memory, more compassion,and less stress & anxiety.
  26. 26. 26 #TOYINTALKSTALENT PLANNINGYOUR DAY Planning your day is another keystone habit that enables other positive habits, simply because you block time for it. When you schedule an activity — whether your workout, reading session, meditation, or work — you’re much more likely to actually do it. By pre-determining when you’re going to do what, you remove the need for decision-making within the moment as you’ve already created a precise plan in advance. Psychologists call this an ‘implementation intention’. A study showed that creating such an implementation intention increases the success rate of following through with an activity from 34% to 91%, meaning that by scheduling your day, you’re much less likely to procrastinate
  27. 27. 27 #TOYINTALKSTALENT SLEEP Research has shown that those who consistently get high- quality deep sleep tend to be more focused and productive during the day. Furthermore, they tend to eat less junk food and have an overall improved better mood. Consequences of not getting enough high-quality sleep are:, cluttered thinking, a decrease in the ability to focus, weaker willpower so I procrastinate more, and I don’t always follow through with exercise, reading, or meditation. On the contrary, when I get sufficient sleep, I tend to be more disciplined, motivated, and productive
  28. 28. 28 #TOYINTALKSTALENT FOLLOW A MORNING ROUTINE The power of a morning routine is that you start your day proactively instead of reactively. Instead of serving other people’s agenda, you protect time for your own priorities and start your day productively. A morning routine puts you in ‘state’ for the rest of the day. By doing things like journaling, meditating, eating a healthy breakfast, exercising, setting goals & priorities, and visualizing, you put your mind and body in a peak performance state. From this empowering state, it’s much easier to work hard, stop procrastinating, and pursue your goals with discipline.
  29. 29. 29 #TOYINTALKSTALENT Remember, you can never change just one behavior. Our behaviors are interconnected, so when you change one behavior, other behaviors also shift.
  31. 31. 31 TEACH A COURSE 7 HABITSTHAT MAKE YOU APPEAR COMPETENTATWORK  Take Notes  Socialize more  Speak with confidence  Be a problem solver  Know what's going on in the world  Master your emotions  Continuously learn
  32. 32. 32 TOYIN TALKS TALENT • Proactivity has a lot to do with what we can control, what we can influence and what is out of our reach. • It is a combination of self-awareness, imagination, conscience and will. • It is an acknowledgement that our behaviour is a function of our decisions, not our conditions. • It means to begin today with the picture of the end of life as a frame of reference. • This determines what steps we should take. • It prevents busyness without effectiveness and gaining success at the expense on what we value. • Everything is created twice: first in the mind, the mental creation and then externally, the physical creation. • The clearer the mental picture is, the easier it is for a man to shape his own life, otherwise, others would shape it for him Be Proactive Begin with the End in Mind
  33. 33. 33 TOYIN TALKS TALENT • To achieveWin-Win, the focus must be kept on outcomes, not methods, on problems, not people. • The end does NOT always justify the means. • It’s not just about “What is in it for Me”, it’s also about how can we both get what we want. • Negotiation • This talks about Prioritizing. • Draw the line between the IMPORTANT and the URGENT. • This means that more time should be allocated to those things that really matter. Put First Things First ThinkWin-Win
  34. 34. 34 TOYIN TALKS TALENT • This is the principle of Creative Cooperation. • Understanding that you are part of a community and have a role to play, makes you less focused on Self and more on a COMMON PURPOSE. • Sometimes, we need to get out of our own way and are more interested in how things affect us than how our actions affect others. • The act of putting someone else first makes us less focused on ourselves • Our minds are engaged creatively to resolve the matter at hand • This makes us feel NEEDED, RELEVANT andVALUED Seek first to understand then to be understood Synergize
  35. 35. 35 #TOYINTALKSTALENT Sharpen the Saw
  36. 36. A HIGHER CALLING:THE ULTIMATE MOTIVATION Your Legacy Your Faith Your Personal Brand
  38. 38. 38 TEACH A COURSE REMEMBER You have been uniquely equipped and gifted by God to fulfil your purpose.Your responsibility is to turn the raw material into a marketable skill through knowledge, practice and building good habits.Trust the Holy Spirit for Wisdom and Guidance
  39. 39. 40 #TOYINTALKSTALENT REFERENCES  The Power of habit by Charles Duhigg  7 Habits of Highly Effective people by Steven Covey   
  40. 40. THANKYOU!
  41. 41. #toyintalkstalent QUESTIONS? TEACH A COURSE 42
  42. 42. 43 TEACH A COURSE