3MN: The best time to change your behavior is whenever you feel like you’re too busy.

3MN: The best time to change your behavior is whenever you feel like you’re too busy.

Happy 3-Minute Thursday!

💬 In the next 3 minutes:

  1. The best time to change your behavior.
  2. Learning summarized by one statement.
  3. Real change for even the busiest people.

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⏰ Minute 1 - Read if you're 'too busy' to change a behavior.

The best time to change your behavior is whenever you feel like you’re too busy.

Why then? Because if you only change your behavior when you feel like you have the time or the energy to change it, you’re essentially saying that you are never expecting to be too busy or lack energy in the future.

If you change your behavior whenever it is hard to change your behavior, that change is more likely to last.

Successful behavioral change is hard because our brains get stuck in fixed patterns. "I'm too busy" is a fixed mindset. Easy fix.

✏️ Minute 2 - Learning can be summarized by one statement.

Changing our behavior is really just about learning lessons. The best definition of learning I've heard comes from Alex Hormozi:

Learning can be summarized by one statement: Same condition. Different behavior.
If your conditions are the same, and your behavior hasn’t changed, no matter how many books/courses/videos you watched…you’ve learned nothing.

✨ Minute 3 - Where change can happen for you.

Procrastination Monster

  • Usual Behavior: You put off cleaning your apartment until you have a free weekend, which never seems to come.
  • Busy Twist: You have a packed week ahead, but you decide to dedicate 15 minutes each day to decluttering a specific area. Even small chunks of progress in your busy schedule become victories.

Snacking Saboteur

  • Usual Behavior: When stressed at work, you reach for unhealthy snacks.
  • Busy Twist: You keep pre-cut veggies and hummus in your desk drawer. Even when you're swamped, a quick, healthy snack is readily available to combat cravings.

Exercise Enigma

  • Usual Behavior: You only exercise when you have a free hour, which rarely happens with your busy schedule.
  • Busy Twist: You download a 10-minute workout app and commit to doing it every morning, even if it's while your coffee brews. Short bursts of activity are more manageable and add up over time.

Sleep Stealer

  • Usual Behavior: You stay up late scrolling through social media, sacrificing sleep for leisure.
  • Busy Twist: You set an alarm 30 minutes earlier and use that extra time for a relaxing pre-sleep routine, like reading or meditation. Even a small shift in your busy day can prioritize sleep.

Budget Buster

  • Usual Behavior: You struggle to stick to your budget when life gets hectic and unexpected expenses arise.
  • Busy Twist: You set up automatic transfers to savings and bill pay, ensuring financial commitments are met regardless of your busyness level. This removes the temptation of impulsive spending.


  • Start small and celebrate progress, no matter how incremental.
  • Focus on consistency over intensity.
  • Leverage technology and automation to make healthy habits easier.
  • Be kind to yourself and accept occasional setbacks as part of the process.
Remember: Small changes lead to lasting breakthroughs. Reply to this email and let me know how it went.


T F O T L I T B O K, B F D W A I.

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Payton Minzenmayer


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