June 21, 2012
Yes. For the last three years, I have worked with my "Committed Listener group" each week to focus on how to identify, quantify and track highly leveraged behaviors which spawn broader improvements. I gave a talk on it at Quantified Self Silicon Valley recently. Many behaviors and virtues are "slippery" or hard to pin down. It's like the alcoholic that switches from vodka to beer and makes no substantive improvement but thinks that something changes. Consider whether someone challenged with bookkeeping struggles had a substantial change when they switched from Quicken to Mint. The real win is a holistic look plus a sustainable balance of technique and tenacity. In my case, I have nailed down my own "Personal Finance 2.0," and it's working. Every week I track seven variables for improvement in communication and relationships, and it's amazing. Next one for me is diet. I have a strong bias for convenience in cooking. You can bet that I will change that too.
I call the above 100 point scale, my Integrity Report. It leverages Thomas Leonard's Clean Sweep technology from 10-20 years ago. Right now I am fascinated with what UI or methods will make this easy and irresistible to follow. Also, how to quickly customize for others to benefit from these methods.
In only 15 minutes a week, I am getting a major lift in mood, relationships, health and miracles with a daily 100 point scale to measure my promises, sleep, exercise, virtues, well being and diet. Coaches and developers lets talk methods and apps!