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EP 8: Why 88% of New Year’s Resolutions Fail and How to Make them Work

A person flying through the air on a snow covered mountain

Female trekker achieving her goal of making it to the top of Mt. Evans, Colorado.

So, did you make any New Year’s resolutions? Reportedly, half of us did. And here we are, a week into the New Year, and how are you doing? Before you answer, let me promise you that if you’re struggling or have even fallen off the wagon—it’s not your fault. You’re not a loser and failure does not define you!

In today’s episode, I will share the neuroscience behind that 88% fail rate. It’s going to make so much sense to you.

Good news: There is a way that we can fix this to head off failure and guarantee success! It’s not too late. We are not destined to be part of that 88% fail rate because there is a small—tiny—change we can make that move us into the 12% success group. Guaranteed.

I can’t wait to tell you what I’ve learned—and also proven to be true. You are going to love this. It’ll be fun.

Ready to get back on track? I hope you’ll listen in!



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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a podcast in simple terms?

Think of a radio show, but one that you don’t find on the radio but on the Internet. Most radio shows only reach the geographical area they serve, but large syndicated shows are aired on multiple stations across the country. A podcast is a show made available on the internet for streaming or downloading to a mobile phone, computer, or device, which means it is available to anyone with internet access—anywhere in the world.

What happens when you subscribe to a podcast?

If you subscribe, that simply means that the most recent episode will be downloaded into your “My Podcasts” section. While you are subscribed, new episodes will download to “My Podcasts” automatically as soon as they are available.

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Are Apple podcasts free to subscribe?

If you’re delving into podcasts for the first time, Apple’s own offering is a decent place to start. The podcasts app is a free download on the App Store, but it usually comes pre-installed on every new iPhone or iPad anyway. Once you have the app, you can download and subscribe with a single click. Nearly all podcasts are free (some podcasters make their entire archive available for a few dollars, but that’s pretty rare).

Does listening to podcasts use data?

Podcasts allow users to subscribe so that they can automatically receive a new program. Actually, if you download a podcast via WiFi to storage on your phone’s memory, then you are not using data. If you are listening to a podcast from a website and your phone is not connected to WiFi, then you would be using data. You definitely want to download first, then listen.

Can you listen to podcasts offline?

Yes, and that’s the great thing about podcasts. You can listen whenever it’s convenient when it is downloaded to your device. You can download a bunch of episodes, then “binge-listen.” To download an episode of a podcast for offline listening: Make sure you’re connected to WiFi and navigate to a podcast. Downloaded podcast episodes will appear in the “Downloads” category in Favorites when or if you’re offline.


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  1. Loreta Setlock says:

    I read your articles almost every day. Very helpful information. I also share info with my friends when I know it’s a solution they’ve been seeking.

  2. Connie says:

    Thank you for explaining subscriptions and data usage. I’ve been listening to podcasts for a while and haven’t gotten it figured out. I’m looking forward to listening to yours. Podcasts save my sanity on the hour drive to/From work. Thank you for all you do. Your gift of communication and teaching is a blessing for those of us eager to learn and grow. I wish you a wonderful birthday!

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