How to Kick the Habit . . . Instantly!

Quitting smoking—or any other bad habit—is so difficult because the cravings of the moment always win out over the benefits of the future. Unless . . . you figure out a way to fight the now with the NOW by making the consequences just as immediate as the cravings. When it comes to smoking cessation, NOW just may be an acronym for No Other Way!

Case in point: Zelda had smoked for decades when she impulsively decided to quit. Click on the audio player below to listen to this twelve-minute Radiolab segment that explains her uniquely compelling and effective methodology. Even if you’re not a smoker, this is practical wisdom that may help you triumph over any kind of self-defeating behavior.




NOTE: The deal that Zelda made with herself is called a Ulysses contract. (Closed circuit to Ulysses: Why didn’t you just put beeswax in your own ears? Hello?)

Sorry, Sirens, I have to cancel our date. I'm tied up at the moment. Love, Ulysses





ABOUT RADIOLAB

radiolab-logoRadiolab is a radio program broadcast on public radio stations. Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, each hour-long show focuses on a topic of a scientific and philosophical nature, through stories, interview, and thought experiements.

To subscribe to Radiolab podcasts for free, click here to jump to the Radiolab website, then click on “Podcast” just to the right of the RADIOLAB logo.





Click here to see all my posts featuring Radiolab broadcasts.





ABOUT PHIL BOLSTA

Phil is the author of Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, a comprehensive guide to living a spiritual life. Who will benefit from reading it?

Anyone who is on a spiritual path, or wants to start one
Anyone who loves life, or wants to learn how to
Anyone who is happy, or wants to be happier

To order your copy of Through God’s Eyes, go to GodsEyesOrder.com OR order from Amazon at GodsEyesAmazon.com OR for an inscribed copy, click here to e-mail Phil for information.

Click here for more information about Through God’s Eyes.
Click here to ask Phil to add you to his e-mail list for updates on his blog and books.

Through God’s Eyes won first place in the “Spirituality and Inspirational” category at the San Diego Book Awards on June 22, 2013.

Here is a two-minute video introduction to Through God’s Eyes.




Want to learn more about Through God’s Eyes? Here is a free 40-page PDF sampler from the book that includes:

• an overview of the book
• the complete table of contents
• the Foreword by Caroline Myss
• my Introduction
• chapter excerpts
• a sample end-of-chapter story
• endorsements from authors and thought leaders

Just click on the link below to download your free PDF sampler!
THROUGH GOD’S EYES PDF SAMPLER





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Phil’s eBook, The Logic of Living a Spiritual Life: Supporting a Life of Faith Through Logic and Reason, is now available for 99 cents on Amazon.

Order it at GodIsLogical.com.

In this eBook, you’ll find answers to questions like:
• What is the cornerstone of a spiritual life, and why?
• What is the secret to liberating yourself from other people’s judgments and expectations?
• Why is there an exception to “Everything happens for a reason”?


Those who worship logic instead of God are only half right. Not only is it logical to believe in God and to live a faith-based life, the existence of a loving, benevolent God that governs all creation is perhaps the only systematic worldview that explains every aspect of life.




Schedule a Mastery Mentoring phone session with Phil to learn how to apply principles of spiritual living more effortlessly and effectively. Priced affordably! Click here to e-mail Phil for details.



SiSe_fullcover_final.inddPhil is also the author of Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, a collection of 45 inspiring, life-changing stories from prominent people he interviewed, including Joan Borysenko, Deepak Chopra, geneticist Dr. Francis Collins, acclaimed sportswriter Frank Deford, Dr. Larry Dossey, Wayne Dyer, Dan Millman, Caroline Myss, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, James Van Praagh, singer Billy Vera, Doreen Virtue, Neale Donald Walsch, and bassist Victor Wooten.

Here is a three-minute video that introduces you to Phil and his book. Click here to order Sixty Seconds. Click here to ask Phil to add you to his e-mail list for updates on his blog and books.

Reading this book is like spending a few minutes face to face with each of the contributors and listening to their personal stories. Click here to read unsolicited testimonials from readers. Learn more by visiting the official Sixty Seconds website.

Sixty Seconds was one of three finalists in the General Interest/How-To category at the 12th annual Visionary Awards presented by COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources) in Denver on June 27, 2009.

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2 Responses to “How to Kick the Habit . . . Instantly!”

  1. Suzanne Says:

    Phil what a great find. That’s so much more powerful than simply a quit smoking strategy. That’s a big chunk of awareness we can apply to just about any struggle in life :-O Thanks for the post.

  2. Phil Bolsta Says:

    My pleasure, Suzanne. I just added that point to the post. Thanks!

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