43 minutes | Aug 6th 2020

Small Changes, Massive Results with Chris Garvey

Have you tried all the fads and quick fixes to become healthier, only to find that the same poor habits keep coming back?

Chris Garvey, CEO and Founder of Habitual, is on a mission to educate the world about the power of mindfully and incrementally changing your habits over time. It's not the quick fix, but you will see massive, sustained results in your life. 

Within the next 5 years, Chris plans to see his platform in organizations to help staff feel better and therefore perform better, as well as for teachers to use with their students in schools. 

For now, he coaches individuals using his background in Sports Science and Education from Loughborough University England as well as Psychology to help people move better, eat better and feel better.

Chris gives us some great tips about how to become aware of our poor habits that we are currently unconscious of, and then how to create systems in our lives to develop new, healthier habits.

"The only thing people really have control over is how they're going to act. So we help people move a bit better, eat a bit better, and feel a bit better by really taking them through habit based training." -Chris Garvey

"I mean, we teach every child the tortoise and the hare story. The tortoise wins and we forget that every single time because as soon as we become adults, that story is just a story. And we go for our life being the hare, wanting more, quicker, faster. But if we just take a moment to take a step back, reflect on what we are doing, we can make some massive differences in what we're doing day to day." -Chris Garvey

Next, Chris reflects upon what could be considered failures in his career of competing in ultra endurance sports races but pulls out the beautiful life lessons and silver linings for us.

Lastly, I'm sure many can relate to Chris in that he has a young child at home and is re-experiencing the magic of Disney movies, and shares with us his current favorite message from Disney and how it applies to our real, every day life.

Resources mentioned:
Epicurus, Greek Philosopher
The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss and The Tim Ferriss Show (podcast)
The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene
12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
Waking Up meditation app by Sam Harris
Oak free meditation app

Support/Connect with Chris Garvey:
Website: https://habitual.hk
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chris.habitual/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/habitual.hk/
Book club Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/habitual.chris/

 

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