Show Notes

Episode 124: Incremental Improvement

Little by little, we can make big strides toward our goals. The trouble is sometimes it’s hard to even notice the tiny progress that we make. In this episode, Janine and Shannon discuss incremental improvement and how it can make a huge difference in our lives.

Discussion topics include:

  • The power of noticing small improvements
  • How it can be hard to take a step back and look at how far you’ve come
  • The incremental improvement that can come with practice and age
  • Shannon’s metamorphosis from a shy person to an outgoing one
  • A tip for feeling more comfortable at a party or event
  • How making one small change can shift things
  • The Mark Twain quote that inspired this episode, “Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.”
  • Getting past the frustration of not getting everything you want right away by acknowledging the value of small improvements
  • How Shannon is learning Portuguese by making small (very) consistent improvements
  • Some of the unexpected Portuguese phrases that Shannon now knows
  • The incremental improvement Janine’s seen in her daily yoga practice.
  • How you can experience incremental improvement without even expecting (or seeking) improvement
  • The 30-day plank challenge that took Janine from a twenty-second to a five-minute plank in 30 days
  • Our challenge to you: Think about something that you have improved on that maybe you didn’t realize you have improved on


1 thought on “Episode 124: Incremental Improvement”

  1. One of the things that has led me to make incremental improvement is the book “Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything” by professor BJ Fogg, the head of the Behavior Design Institute at Stanford University. By making one small 30-second change in habit, I effect change on a larger scale.

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