How to Hack Our Own Habits to Accomplish More, with Marissa King

By Mo Bunnell

Mo asks Marissa King: How can we hack our own habits to build the most robust networks?

This is an encore presentation of an episode that aired on May 20, 2021.

  • Our networks are often our most valuable asset but very few people are intentional about them.
  • You don’t need to invest a lot of time into relationships to grow them, you just need to invest what time you have wisely.
  • Pick one day a week and choose a 15-minute window to commit to reaching out to three people who can help meet whatever needs you have. A good place to start is the Give, Thank, or Ask framework. Send them an article or podcast you think they’d like, thank them for something they did, or ask them for something.
  • People want to help you. The key is to keep the ask small and specific so it’s easy to answer. If someone doesn’t respond or says no, that’s okay too. It’s about putting yourself out there and creating the habit more than the outcome.
  • Studies have shown that people overestimate how many people will say no to them by orders of magnitude. If fear is getting in the way, realize that you are more afraid than necessary.
  • If you are struggling with the idea of connecting with other people, know that you are better than you think and people are more likely to say yes than you think.

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How to Hack Our Own Habits to Accomplish More, with Marissa King