In this month’s Rock.Paper.Scissors’ newsletter I review the Heath brothers book ‘Switch – how to change things when change is hard’. It’s a keeper. Check out the blog post where I review the book, see the blog post for resources related to the theme of change &/or keep reading for four funny resources related to the theme of change.
Regardless be introduced to the elephant that is living within you (& which plays a huge role in all your change efforts).
The following resources, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, build on the themes in the book review.
- Because as the Heath brothers say ‘we’re all loophole-exploiting lawyers when it comes to our own self-control’ watch these kids in the famous (& hilarious) marshmallow experiment try to exert their self-control (watch for the kid at minute 2:48).
- Or see what adults look like when they try to do the same (watch the guy at 1:33 min).
- Speaking of elephants (our emotional side that needs to be motivated), watch this ‘who’s on first’ type video talking about the elephant in the room (2:06 min). Even robots have a hard time with them.
- People will do almost anything not to change. Even pay money (33 seconds).