I wanted to take a few minutes to let you “peer behind the curtain” and see some of the cool technology we’re building at Hack The System, and my newest company, Pavlok.
Since Pavlok is all about behavioral change, the first thing we had to develop and test rigorously — even before the actual technology — was the habit change algorithm.
I’ve spent the last 3 years researching and perfecting this process, and finally, I’m ready to test it.
For the first time ever, I’ve exposed a small group of people to my “micro-habit” system inside of my Hack The Habit program. This is the very same system that will be integrated into the Pavlok device.
People are using the algorithm to make all types of incredible changes, from losing weight, to learning a new language, to writing more.
But the big question is: Does the system actually work?
Yesterday, I sent out a private survey to participants. I wanted to share some of those results with you to give you a little more insight into what we’re working on.
Question: In a few sentences, how has the Hack The Habit Program helped you so far?
A sampling of responses:
Question: Are you more motivated to accomplish your goal knowing that someone else is holding you accountable? If so, can you name a specific instance when you WERE NOT going to complete your goal, but the accountability aspect “forced” you to?
Question: What has surprised you most about the habit change process so far?
Very interesting stuff!
My favorite response, when asked what surprised them the most, one person said, “People are lazy and picky.”
As fun as some of these responses are, they also cut to the core of what I’m trying to do with Pavlok — create lasting change that makes peoples’ lives better.
In fact, I have an update for you about my progress and accountability that I can’t wait to share.
That’s coming Monday!
Until then, let me know in the comments if you want to be part of the next Hack The Habit group.