We all have personal goals and ways of working we wished we followed through on. Many of us promise to always pre-read before meetings or stop to listen when someone disagrees with us. Most of us fail to actually do those things.

Personal Habit helps you deliver on your commitments.

How to create a Personal Habit

  1. Click on My Growth in the top navigation bar, then click My Habit

  2. Click Create Habits

  3. Create your own statements, or pick statements from the templates (each organization has access to different templates)

    1. You can also change the type of the statement to Range, Binary or Open text questions

  4. Click 'Next: Add Colleagues' after you finalize the list of statements you want to lock in as your commitments

  5. Click on 'Me and Others' and add those who you would like to get feedback from.

    This can be your line manager or a peer who is supporting you.

    Note: If you do not want to add any peers, click on the 'Next: Configure Cadence' button directly

  6. Decide the cadence at which you would want to check in. You can set it up to your preference.

  7. Click on the 'Next: Review Habits' button and take a final look at what you have set up. Once you're good to go, click on 'Launch Habits'

Accessing and understanding the Habit results

  1. To access your Personal Habit insights, go to your Habit page

  2. Click on 'View Results' to view your results.

  3. Get an over view of your Habit on the tab on the left, and cycle through specific time periods in the same menu

    Use these results to check in with others and understand how the changes you decided to make have been going so far, and understand areas to add more focus to or areas to stop focusing on

Pro tips from Valence Coaches

  • Make your Habit statements as objective and observable as possible. For example "I asked at least 3 people for feedback this week" as opposed to the less specific "I get feedback from others".

  • Set reminders for yourself to be very frequent (e.g., 3x a month) so the topic is front of mind

  • Set no more than 3 Personal Habits at any given time. If you succeed at fully adopting one swap in a new one.

Channel your inner Rocky and live those good habits!

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