July 14

How to create a new habit in 21 seconds, not 21 days with Blaine Oelkers


We are often told that it takes 21 days to create a habit, but what if it was a lie? 

Habits are routine behaviors that we repeat regularly and oftentimes subconsciously. They say harnessing its power is a great way to pursue success since it frees up our brain’s capacity to make better decisions. 

In today’s episode, our guest Blaine Oelkers will share with us his 21 Second Habits, a process that allows us to create a habit in 21 seconds, not 21 days. He will also teach us how to compress time through his 30-minute hour which will help us get an hour’s worth of stuff done in 30 minutes of compressed time.

Blaine is a TEDx Speaker and leading authority in personal implementation and consistency. He is America’s only Chief Results Officer®. He’s a habit master with documented streaks of 1516 days in a row and counting! As a top LinkedIn Connector, he has over 25,000 1st-level connections. Blaine graduated from Purdue University and Stanford University’s Social Entrepreneurship Program. He is powered by Selfluence, a personal development, and training company. 

Key takeaways:

1. We’ll call it a little bit of a hack that has a few steps to it, where you can create habits instantly I say 21 seconds… You already have the power to influence yourself like, nothing new that you’d have to learn you already know how to do it, you just kind of forgot a little bit. (2:59)

2. The building of the new habits hasn’t been that troublesome now the elimination of bad habits, that’s more difficult for people but adding a new habit to something you already do has been fairly easy. (14:12)

3. Well, the latest research says it’s about 60 days, for the neurons, to really wire in and be automatic, but when you link it to something that’s already automatic, then then you’re in good shape. You just need a cue a reminder, when you go to do the thing that’s already been there for 60 days. (20:24)

For more on Blaine visit http://blainetedx.com/ you can also check out http://selfluence.com to get a copy of his 21-Second Habits Guidebook. 

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