In Changepower! 37 Secrets to Habit Change Success, author Meg Selig guides readers through a step-by-step process that will help them achieve any habit change goal. Whether the reader wants to break a hurtful habit like smoking or overeating, or build a healthy habit like exercising or speaking up, Changepower! provides a springboard for change.

Selig helps habit-changers move beyond willpower and succeed with changepower - the synergy that comes from combining willpower with other resources, useful outside supports, and wise strategies. In Changepower!, she shows habit-changers how to beef up both their willpower and their changepower to achieve habit change success. The key is revving up motivation. Selig reveals the most powerful motivators for change - pain motivators, the Eight Great Motivators, and even not-so-noble motivators.

Research has shown that most changes take place in stages rather than overnight. Selig provides a step-by-step plan for each stage, leaving plenty of room for flexibility depending on each person’s needs. First-person stories, pithy quotes, and how-to exercises provide inspiration, humor, and encouragement as readers embark on their habit change journeys.

section |23 pages

The Precontemplation Stage

section |46 pages

The Contemplation Stage

chapter |5 pages

Keep Score

chapter |5 pages

Welcome the Pain

chapter |12 pages

Think Big

Spark Your Change With These Eight Great Motivators

chapter |5 pages

Pump Up Your Motivation

chapter |5 pages

Change your Self-talk

chapter |6 pages

Dare to Decide

section |43 pages

The Preparation Stage

chapter |7 pages

Think Small

Start Your Change With a Gentle Mini-Goal

section |19 pages

Lapse and Relapse

section |18 pages

The Maintenance Stage

section |10 pages

The Termination Stage