Lack of willpower is the #1 reason people cite for failing at their health goals including weight loss, exercise and chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease.
This makes sense because our brains are wired to choose immediate rewards over long term goals. All of our brains function this way in making daily decisions.
Boosting your willpower is possible.
Other apps such as trackers and reminders will help change these patterns a small bit, but they fail at helping us with larger lifestyle and behavior change.
There are a lot of fascinating things to learn about willpower. For example, did you know there are three very different types of willpower? They are:
I WONT power - resisting temptation in the moment.
I WILL power - showing up for spin class.
I WANT power - connecting to your deeper purpose to build motivation.
Our brains wiring works differently in each scenario.
Recent research at major universities involving detailed brain scans has revealed exactly how the wiring in our brains work in making daily health decisions. These insights have led to an understanding of how we can override this short-term impulse driven behavior and replace it with a long-term approach that better supports your overall health.
One of these willpower insights is known as Discounting your future self. This insight explains why people with chronic conditions such as obesity or diabetes have trouble changing their lifestyle despite knowing the dire future consequences. You see, our brains are not wired to connect todays actions with consequences many years from now.
The good news is that researchers have found a solution. The solution is known as a Future-Self Coach.
Its a digitally aged avatar of you, 20 years from now. What better health coach that you can trust and who cares about your success - than your Future Self!
After interacting with your Future Self, your brain scans will show that your decisions bypass your brains wiring for short term rewards sparking more action towards your long term goals.
This really works. This science is already being used in the financial industry and the difference is astounding - people who talk to their Future Self decide to save twice as much money for their retirement, their future, as people who dont.
We are the first to use the Future Self in healthcare, in partnership with the original university researchers.
In using this app, you will learn skills to:
Boost your willpower and reduce cycles of failure and quitting
Developer deeper motivations that last longer
Learn behavior change skills and a growth mindset, which are necessary to make big lifestyle changes
Willpower is not the act of trying really hard. Just like meditation, its a set of skills that can be learned and practiced - and it changes the wiring in your brain with sweeping results.
A little bit about us: we are a new company and our app is also new - sometimes known as a Version 1. So think of this as just a start in our journey to help people like you improve your health over the long term.
We will be rolling out new features and improving existing features - hopefully with your feedback. We are growing a community of people interested in using willpower to change their lives.
We are also an ethical and transparent company. We will not sell your data to any third party company and will respect your privacy. We hope to email you to stay in better touch and help you with your goals but you can unsubscribe at any time. Our app also allows you to delete all of your data at any time with no questions asked. You are in control.
Please consult your doctor before starting any significant health programs.
We hope you enjoy using WillpowerCoach and are able to make positive changes to your life. And that you drop us a note to let us know how it is going and how we can make this app better.
Together we can change our health for the better.