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Why Wait to Be Great? by Terry Hawkins

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Chapter 12Flipman’s Strategy

Flipman’s Strategy is a simple four-step process that encompasses the pictures, dialogue, feelings, and actions needed to help us replace old habits that don’t serve us anymore with more empowering and positive habits. Flipman’s Strategy will also support us in doing what is necessary to create these new habits and new neural pathways. Instead of just remembering to fake it, we can rely on a system to give us consistency and support when we need it most.

To explain this strategy, let’s use the simple example of feeling tired. Like many expressions that don’t serve us, “Gee, I’m tired” may seem like a throwaway line, but it can have a very negative effect on our energy, especially when there isn’t time for a nap. Naturally, ...

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