PODCAST: Taking Turtle Steps Towards Progress with Julie Edge
January 31, 2022 by Brad Dexter, PT, DPT
“Keystone habits create widespread change. Focus on the small wins along the way.”
― Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Backed by decades of experience producing exceptional clinical outcomes, Kintinu Telerehab connects recovery to everyday life. In this podcast, we explore hot topics in rehabilitation, the keys to personal growth and recovery, and how to apply it all to the real-world.
The environment in which we learn and the tasks we choose to practice are directly related to our ability to form new routines and habits. Breaking the end goal into smaller, more manageable steps helps maintain motivation and encourages a contextual learning experience. Practicing the exact skill or task also promotes generalization of the skill later on. At Kintinu, we refer to this concept as “Tying it to the Task.”
In this episode of Kintinu’d Conversations, Brad Dexter, Ana Hancock, and Tim Benak discuss the keys to applying the “Tie it to the Task” mantra to everyday life. They welcome Julie Edge, a business and life coach and former Kintinu client, to the podcast to share her story. Julie has overcome breast cancer and fought back from a spinal cord injury by applying learning strategies to help achieve her goals. Her concept of “turtle steps” is a great example of how to break down tasks into manageable chunks all while celebrating small wins along the way.
Listeners will learn about the importance of contextual learning, how to tie specific tasks to the end goal, how interferences affect the rate of progress, and the correlation between the mantras, “Tie it to the Task” and “Motivate with Meaning.”