A Surprisingly Easy Way to Hack Yourself Every Day
The good news is that you don’t actually have to hire a coach.
I encourage all of my employees at Clevertech to utilize one simple strategy as a way to talk to themselves in a positive way first thing every morning.
Everyone should be running a password manager. At Clevertech, we use 1Password. The catch, of course, is that you still need a master password to access 1Password. And it should be a great one.
We all know the rules for choosing a password—it needs to be difficult to guess, contain a mix of letters, numbers, and characters, etc. It can be annoying to try and think up a new password every few weeks or months that is strong enough and is one that you can remember.
But what if your password had the power to affect your mindset every time you use it?
I encourage our employees to create passwords that are secure but also impact the way they feel about themselves. Yes, I’m serious.
How can something as simple as a password make such a major impact? I believe if you choose a password that has a meaningful message behind it, it will make every day better. That’s why I choose a password based on an encouraging sentence. For example, I might want my sentence to be: “I am successful and taking steps toward my goals.”
So, using the first letter of each word and tacking on some numbers and characters for safe measure, my password becomes: Iasatstmg!123
In this way, every morning when I put my password in I have an opportunity to talk to myself, encourage myself to reach my goals, and set my mindset up for success.
It’s a very simple but effective habit that reminds me of what I decide is important to remember.
It’s a clever way to build yourself.
Our password trick is one easy way you can set your day up for success and speak to yourself in the way you want to be spoken to.
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