This month’s touch comes from The One Minute Millionaire, by Mark Victor Hansen (of Chicken Soup fame) and real estate guru Robert Allen.  It’s the 23rd Aha, called Destruction is Creation:

“After you have made the decision to become an Enlightened Millionaire, you may, like many people, run up against the phenomenon of “hysteresis” (pronounced hiss-ter-EE-sis).  Technically, the term describes the tendency of materials to snap back to their original shape once the pressure being applied is removed.  For example, when a piece of steel is heated, it expands.  Stop applying the heat and the steel returns to its original condition as it cools.  Hysteresis has taken place.

Something similar takes place with human beings.  Often an individual returns to his or her original state when a new force is no longer being applied.  It “remembers” where it was before the new force arrived and it returns to that familiar place.

To create permanent change within a material or a human being, a force must be applied that is strong enough to exceed the “elastic limits” of the object or old conditioning of the individual.  How do you transcend your old habits and move to a new level in your life?”  (Emphasis added for effect by me!)

I say get a buddy, a coach, a mastermind group, a mentor, etc.  Someone outside yourself to whom you can be held accountable.  Rarely have I ever made any lasting change in my behavior without the help and assistance of a friend, coach, or partner.  If you’re planning on building your business to the next level, you can’t do it alone.

And oh, by the way, if you or someone you know is looking for a consultant and coach who knows the KW ways and systems, please have them give me a call.  Thanks!