How to Shift Unwanted Persistent Behaviors (DQ Solo)


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By Dominick Quartuccio and Bryan Stacy, Dominick Quartuccio, and Bryan Stacy. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

I’d say eating Frosted Flakes before bed every night was a bad habit.

So was drinking that second 20 oz coffee every day.

As was binging 3+ episodes of Lost on Amazon Prime every night.

No matter your best intentions, you may find yourself battling with persistent unwanted behaviors with respect to:

  • Food
  • Alcohol
  • Television
  • Caffeine
  • Porn

Despite your best attempts to over-correct your behaviors – like diets or abstinence periods which may work for a temporary period of time…

…you always seem to revert back to that familiar feeling of powerlessness.

In today’s episode, I’ll break down the 3 stages I typically go through in order to create long term shifts of my persistent unwanted behaviors:

  1. Compulsive: Being controlled by my behavior
  2. Controlling: Over-correcting my behavior to reestablish a temporary sense of control
  3. Integrating: Forming healthy new behaviors that serve me in the long run


PS - And yes, I did get my Frosted Flakes, coffee and Lost situations under control. ;-)

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