San Francisco, CA

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October 1, 2013

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Anil Godhwani I believe that health is the most important thing in life and is foundational to everything else including work, family and passions. I also believe that the best way to have lasting good health is by focusing on gradual lifestyle change by forming healthy habits. It's my goal to use behavior design to help as many people do this as possible.

What is the nature of your interest in designing experiences for personal habit development?

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Can you share a 5-minute personal story about a successful habit practice that's lasted longer than 100 days? If so, please give us just a quick synopsis!

I decided to form the habit of drinking 8+ glasses of water spread throughout the day. First I choose 2 prompts - drinking a glass of water right after brushing my teeth in the morning and again at night and did that for 30 days. Then I picked 5 more prompts by drinking a glass of water right after I sat down to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner and 2 snacks every day and did that for about 45 days. And finally I started carrying a 24 ozs (3 glasses) water bottle with me when I went to play ping pong every morning and drank it in between playing for 30 days. Took almost 4 months but have had this habit for the last 2 years now :)

Which (if any) relevant guest speaker(s) could you contact to speak at a future meetup with whom you already have a personal relationship?

BJ Fogg from Stanford Al Switzler from Vital Smarts

Which specific host locations (if any) could you contact to host/sponsor a future meetup?

Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto India Community Center in Milpitas


I am a serial entrepreneur and have founded two consumer internet startups - AtWeb and Simply Hired. I also co-founded a non-profit called India Community Center. Most recently I co-founded Habitera, which is a habit design company in wellness space.

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