Telos Lifestyle Revolution: Founding principles

Back to the main menu >>>

Research from Harvard University proves that happiness leads to success and not the other way around. Their Happiness Advantage training is now the largest and most successful positive psychology corporate training program to date in the world and they state-

“When we are happy—when our mindset and mood are positive—we are smarter, more motivated, and thus more successful. Happiness is the center, and success revolves around it.”

“But, when our brains get stuck in a pattern that focuses on stress, negativity, and failure, we set ourselves up to fail.”

If your mind is on your side and you feel happy, you will be in an optimal state to succeed in life, achieve your goals and live your dreams.

Health, happiness and well-being it seems is a matter of a simple daily habit.

Motivation Equation

At the core of The Telos Lifestyle Revolution™ (IMT) is the Nobel Prize winning Motivation Equation.

Expectancy x Value / Impulsiveness x Delay = Motivation

Professor Piers Steel discovered the 4 elements that when weighed up together decide if you are going to be motivated to do something enough to succeed at it or not.

Expectancy and Value – If there is not enough expectancy that it can and will happen or you haven’t placed enough value on it being important enough to you, then you aren’t likely to continue doing what you need to do to succeed and achieve it.

Impulsiveness and Delay- Likewise, if you don’t manage the distractions that might come along or if it just seems like the potential benefits and rewards you might receive for achieving goal might take forever to appear in your life, then your chances of giving up on your goal are extremely high.

The ONLY way you are going to continue working to reach your goal and achieve success is to get the balance of the motivation equation to swing in your favour so that there is a lot more Expectancy and Value and a lot less Impulsiveness and Delay.

The Telos Lifestyle Revolution™ is the only system that gives you practical tools and training to help you balance all 4 parts of the Motivation Equation.

POWER Questions

POWER Question help you to gently nudge your mind into wanting to –

  • Set clearer goals on a daily basis*
  • Make better progress towards your goals*
  • Find more meaning in your life*
  • Become more happy and joyful*
  • Build more positive relationships with people*
  • Engage in life more*

(*91% success rate based on an ongoing study by Duke University involving over 4,500 people)

Each of the questions you create (I would do this with you if you were coaching with me) should focus on the correct element of the Motivation Equation as well as the correct Stage of Change that you are stuck in.

The POWER Questions alone offer a 91% rate of success in improving key areas of your life. When you then balance the Motivation Equation and affect the correct stage of the Transtheoretical Model of Behavioural Change, you can improve your rate of success dramatically higher and therefore reach your ultimate goal that much quicker and along with it have a better chance of maintaining it for the long term.

Transtheoretical Model of Behaviour Change

If you have been trying to change or reach a goal for a while and either haven’t started or frequently start and then stop again, then for sure you are stuck in one of the 6 Stages of Change as per the Transtheoretical Model of Behaviour Change first introduced by Prochaska and Diclemente in 1984.

Since then, this system has been proven again and again and is central to a persons success in wanting to give up addictions such as alcohol or drugs, and also when deciding to make a positive change in life such as taking up exercise or reaching business targets.

The TTM Stages of Change

  • Precontemplation (Not Ready)
    People are not intending to take action in the foreseeable future, and can be unaware that their behaviour is problematic
  • Contemplation (Getting Ready)
    People are beginning to recognize that their behaviour is problematic, and start to look at the pros and cons of their continued actions
  • Preparation (Ready)
    People are intending to take action in the immediate future, and may begin taking small steps toward behaviour change
  • Action (Habit in action)
    People have made specific overt modifications in modifying their problem behaviour or in acquiring new healthy behaviours
  • Maintenance (Continuing Habit)
    People have been able to sustain action for at least six months and are working to prevent relapse
  • Termination (Way of life)
    Individuals have zero temptation and they are sure they will not return to their old unhealthy habit as a way of coping
  • Relapse (Given up habit)
    You have given up and moved from Action or Maintenance to an earlier stage, probably Contemplation

Some people can stay stuck forever in just one of the stages or go cyclically through thinking about starting a new project, habit, hobby, lifestyle or resolution and then giving up for either short and/or very long periods of time.

And some people never get going again and give up completely.