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Habits 2 Goals: The Habit Factor® Podcast with Martin Grunburg | Goal Achievement, Productivity & Success – Simplified

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Apr 25, 2016

What thoughts are you choosing and encouraging?

"This little volume (the result of meditation and experience) is not intended as an exhaustive treatise on the much-written upon subject of the power of thought. It is suggestive rather than explanatory, its object being to stimulate men and women to the discovery and perception of the truth that -  
They themselves are makers of themselves
by virtue of the thoughts which they choose and encourage; that mind is the master-weaver, both of the inner garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance, and that, as they may have hitherto woven in ignorance and pain they may now weave in enlightenment and happiness." As a Man Thinketh, ~James Allen

Martin kicks off this episode with a quick read of the above foreword by James Allen and then breaks down some of the main ideas, sharing his experience as it relates to Allen's opening insights.

"Mind is the master-weaver, both of the inner garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance..."

Our habits of thought and behavior direct and dictate our circumstance, our present condition and then, ultimately shape and define our character.

Our unique capacity to take mindful control of THOUGHT— to direct our thinking toward our goals and ambitions is omnipotent. Or, we can waste the capability and allow it to drift idle and aimless.

This episode ends with a bit of a challenge — to be mindful of our thoughts and our speech and ask, "What are your thoughts weaving today and what form will they assume tomorrow?"

We all have this unique gift... the powerful capacity to develop  new habits of thought. And, it can only begin with awareness and then the intention to apply it consciously.

You can get to do this any time you decide!

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Resources

As a Man Thinketh - Amazon

As a Man Thinketh - Gutenberg.org

Napoleon Hill The Science of Personal Achievement

Napoleon Hill, Think & Grow Rich

The Habit Factor app

The Habit Factor template

The Habit Factor book

Big Brothers Big Sisters

 

Apr 22, 2016

Your level of happiness will influence everything from your health to your income and seemingly everything else in between, including relationships and even career success, yet few take the time to learn and understand this important subject.

As a prelude to the Happiness Webinar Martin is hosting on 4/28/16 (6:30pm) PST, Martin discusses many of the influencing factors that contribute to one's level of happiness throughout their lifetime.

Register here for the Happiness Webinar!

It was Buddha who reportedly said, "There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way." In a similar vein, Abe Lincoln once commented, "People are just about as happy as they make their minds up to be."

It's clear, though, that happiness can often be far more than just a choice — there may be at least a dozen other contributing factors from relationships to control, expectations, and even our ability to accept events and how much "hope" we have in our lives. All of these can influence how we might feel from one moment to the next.

The key is knowing what those factors are, and how to best manage and take control and responsibility over them to improve our own levels of happiness.

Check out this short episode now...

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Resources

Three Habit Busting Tips - prior episode

The Habit Factor app

The Habit Factor template

The Habit Factor book

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Revisit: The Law of Cosmic Habit Force

 

Apr 20, 2016

"Really, what moved me to write this is, what does it take to exist within a well-lived life?"

Eric Kaufmann has coached and counseled executives since 1999. He has identified common themes and patterns that underlie what he's identified as "Leadership as a Hero's Journey." The essential four traits that he's written extensively about include:

1) FOCUS
2) COURAGE
3) GRIT
4) FAITH

"Focus is what am I creating... what I create is somewhat related to my focus and somewhat related to 'stuff'..."

In this engaging interview, Martin and Eric discuss the philosophy that underlies much of Eric's thinking and writing these days—particularly the four virtues as outlined in his book. The two kick things off as they exchange some fun anecdotes about family life with two daughters of the same ages (13 and 15).

Eric's book is being re-released by a new publisher under a slightly different name, "The Four Virtues of a Leader."

In this episode, Eric covers:

  • How he defines a HERO
  • The three things each hero is called to do
  • Who a hero really is and the essential traits
  • How he defines each of the FOUR essential virtues
  • Where to put your attention and focus
  • What co-creation really is
  • The essence of responsibility
  • Why leaving the comfort zone is essential
  • The 3 things, according to EK, that everyone fears
  • The highest form of maturity and why a leader is always one who relies on allies
  • The essence of GRIT and what constitutes GRIT
  • The fundamental impermanence of life
  • The significance of shedding past traits, habits and identities to make room for new roles and identities
  • How he defines "success" (Here's a hint, see Earl Nightengale)
  • His most important habits
  • How he coaches and cultivates his personal mindset during "tough days"
  • The great Hebrew saying, "When you change your spot you change your perspective"
  • Why ephemerality could be the theme of the episode
  • The ability to shed old habits, skills and identities and why it's critical for growth
  • And so much more!

“If I am buying into my boss is a jerk, then I am now participating in that narrative."

“Real leaders work with and through others."

Eric’s diverse and varied life is a commitment to understanding and teaching wisdom. The crucible of Eric’s journey contains 13 years of leadership consulting, management at Fortune 100 firms, degrees in business and psychology, a quarter century of Zen practice, living in Israel and South Africa, teaching as a Master Scuba Diving instructor, and working as a certified hypnotherapist. Connect with Eric Kaufmann on LinkedIn.

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Resources

Eric's new Book! The Four Virtues of a Leader

Sagatica, Helping Leaders Lead Brilliantly. Eric's company

Great Video Resources from Eric

 

 

OTHER RESOURCES:

The Habit Factor app

The Habit Factor template

The Habit Factor book

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Apr 18, 2016

Nobody has more than twenty-four hours, yet some people get far ahead of others.

"If everyone requires eight hours of sleep to be healthy and most of us have jobs that require at least eight hours of work, it's what you do with the 'other' eight that will make all the difference for your future..." 

Martin kicks off this episode sharing an observation Napoleon Hill made decades ago— how you use your "other" eight hours of your 24 hours will be make all the difference in your future results and paves the way for your "success"!

How are you using the "other" eight?

If success is creating your ideal future, then what you study, the skills and habits you develop in those other eight hours become essential to help you craft your ideal future.

Sadly, it appears most people waste those other eight hours on frivolous activities. Certainly, we all need rest and recreation but those other eight hours are the key — the path to a brighter, better future.

What would happen if you devoted just 15 minutes (of the other eight) consistently?

Since you probably plan on living another two or three years, devoting just 15 minutes a day, 5 times a week studying ANY skill or trade will likely make you an expert or put you very close to expertise and far ahead of others. 

Check out this episode and be sure to share this Mind Bullet Monday!

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Resources

Napoleon Hill The Science of Personal Achievement

Napoleon Hill, Think & Grow Rich

The Habit Factor app

The Habit Factor template

The Habit Factor book

Big Brothers Big Sisters

 

Apr 15, 2016

"It's crazy... so many habit apps allow you to track bad habits. Please, please, do not ever track BAD HABITS you're just putting attention and focus on what you do NOT want!"

"To eliminate a bad habit replace it with a good one."

Martin begins this episode by sharing how the environment is the first line of defense (or maybe even offense) when trying to kill a BAD Habit. Modifying your environment helps you to remove the common triggers and allows you to create impediments to executing the behavior you are trying to avoid.

Next, Martin shares a famous quote by a Dutch Renaissance Theologian, Desiderius Erasmus who said, "A nail is driven out by a nail, habit is replaced by a habit." Replacement is the key to elimination, NOT just removing the bad behavior... "that creates a vacuum!"

Finally, the listener is encouraged to revisit a prior episode "3 Bad Habit Busting Tips" and in that episode— as here, Martin revisits the "3 Ments" when it comes to killing a bad habit; environment, replacement and finally experiment.

Check out this short episode now...

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Three Habit Busting Tips - prior episode

The Habit Factor app

The Habit Factor template

The Habit Factor book

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Revisit: The Law of Cosmic Habit Force

 

Apr 13, 2016

"Don't just talk about your service, break it down. What kinds of problems will you be solving at the end of the day? Can you start to give away answers so people can test drive how you think and how you solve a problem?"

According to Jeremy Pound, his journey to becoming co-founder of JuicyResults, as well as a well-known creative entrepreneur within the South Florida community, is easily traced to his enrollment (as a high school sophomore) in a brand-new Art magnet school that opened in a nearby neighborhood.

"I went from being very disinterested in school to all of a sudden...WOW!"

Jeremy credits much of his current success to his incredible teachers and the environment that fostered his current "I can do anything" mentality.

Today, Jeremy is a sought-after Internet marketing strategist; he helps clients who typically have annual revenues between $1 million and $10 million and employs a dedicated sales staff.

In this episode, Jeremy discusses:

    His earlier rock star dreams
    What his grunge band taught him about dreaming big and achieving goals
    His first entrepreneurial lesson
    The significance of intentionality, belief and vision
    Essential Internet Marketing Strategies
    Why companies should focus on very specific search queries and terms
    What most small businesses do when it comes to search keywords and why it's not necessarily best
    The importance of crafting solutions to the query vs. talking about your company or service
    Why educating your prospect is among the most successful strategies
    The essence of Google and the search query
    How he defines "success"
    His most important habits
    How to get a little better every day
    His use of triggers for habit development
    How relationships set off certain triggers and habits
    And so much more!

“The bigger the problem, the earlier in the morning I'll get up!"

Jeremy Pound is the co-founder and CEO of JuicyResults, a South Florida-based Internet marketing agency. In the last decade Jeremy has helped craft and implement online marketing strategies for countless companies, ranging in size from the smallest of businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Today, he works closely with sales teams to generate ready-to-buy leads using an array of Internet marketing strategies.

He writes and speaks regularly on how businesses can best take advantage of the web and is the author of The Bootstrapper's Guide to SEO. Jeremy is also the host of the New Customer Machine podcast, where he interviews experts and entrepreneurs about how to turn strangers into customers at scale.

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Resources

Jeremy's Books

(FREE) Seven Habits of Scalable Sales Teams
The Bootstrapper's Guide to SEO: A Proven Framework for Winning Top Rankings in Search Engines (Amazon)

Jeremy's PODCAST! (iTunes) New Customer Machine

Jeremy's Reading List:

Man's Search For Meaning (Amazing book!) Viktor Frankl

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals Michael Pollan

The Obstacle is the Way, Ryan Holiday

OTHER RESOURCES:

The Habit Factor app

The Habit Factor template

The Habit Factor book

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Apr 11, 2016

"There is a HUGE difference between being interested versus being committed to an outcome or goal. For most people, if they are being honest with themselves, they are only interested..." 

Martin kicks off this episode with a personal realization and a confession. Realizing that earlier in the prior month he said to himself, "I'm going to run 35 miles this month."

So, what was the problem?

Well, that was ALL it was... just talk! There was NO PLAN and there was really no action. It was a "nice to have" but certainly not a commitment!

To be committed— truly committed is the first step for goals that are meaningful.

Talking about a goal or even having a vision of achieving a goal is worth very little without backing it up with sincere commitment.

So, how do you know what you have sincere commitment? Easy.

— Is there a PLAN?
— Is there consistent action? Have the core behaviors/habits been identified?
— Are you TRACKING these behaviors? If you are not tracking your progress you are not serious about your goal.
— Be sure to Reassess - your strategy, your results and be flexible in your approach!

"I had no plan, I took limited action and I really wasn't committed to tracking or even assessing any progress along the way. It was just talk...."

Near the end of the episode Martin shares an old parable about the hen and the pig who decide to open a restaurant together as equal partners. However, the pig objects and for good reason!

Find out why... listen to episode and be sure to share this Mind Bullet Monday.

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The Chicken and the Pig Parable

The Habit Factor app

The Habit Factor template

The Habit Factor book

Big Brothers Big Sisters

 

Apr 8, 2016

"In life, goals are not optional." #thehabitfactor

"The first thing goals do is give you direction. Direction provides a sense of purpose, and purpose leads to funny things like happiness and contentment."

This show kicks off with Martin sharing a story about a woman who approached him after a workshop simply to say, "Thank you! I used to HATE the idea of goals!" She was frustrated! She really disliked the thought of goals because it reminded her of a nagging husband who insisted she set some goals that included "losing weight."

This lady was so relieved to learn that by using The Habit Factor process, she could place her attention and focus on just a few, recurring behaviors (habits) instead of the goal itself.

Then, Martin reviews The Habit Factor's P.A.R.R. methodology and how it stacks up against the popularized Cue, Routine, Reward method. He shares how the P.A.R.R. methodology is forward looking while Cue Routine Reward is  oriented toward assessing previous behaviors. Cue, Routine, Reward doesn't take into account simple and critical components of habit building, such as Recording (tracking), Reassessment, or, really, a defined process for planning.

Check out this short episode now and discover the insights that have shifted an entire industry...

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Resources

Goal Achievement Theory: Why SMART Goals Aren’t and How To Accelerate Your Achievement

The Habit Factor app

The Habit Factor template

The Habit Factor book

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Think & Grow Rich

Listen to this show: The Law of Cosmic Habit Force

 

Apr 5, 2016

"If we're focused, confident and relaxed we have a much better opportunity to execute what we want..."

"We know that our behaviors and our habits lead to our results..."

A former pro golfer, Rick earned his doctorate in Applied Sports Psychology. He is the author of Golf: The Ultimate Mind Game and is former editor of Golf Tips magazine.

A high school football injury directed Rick toward the sport of golf, and what he's learned since has truly been life-altering.

In a competitive playoff for the right to join his college golf team as a walk-on, as he describes it, he "choked" under pressure. It was that "failure" that became a formative life experience and sent Rick toward the study of peak performance strategies.

Today Rick is a sought-after peak-performance coach who trains aspiring professionals and helps corporate executives apply his many strategies and insights on peak performance, leadership and teamwork.

In this episode, Rick shares:

  • How to re-write your story to serve your ambitions
  • Physiological influences of performance
  • Why and how love (passion) is a critical component for peak performance
  • His strategy for the golf-course "workshop" with executive teams!
  • How his workshop reveals so much about decision making, leadership and communication
  • How he applies The Habit Factor in his training to carry his clients beyond just the mental game, and how that was a breakthrough
  • How he defines "success"
  • How appreciating your life's "roles" helps you create greater attention and mindfulness
  • How to get a little better every day
  • And, so much more...

“It's the exercise and the process behind it -- how did they come to the decisions as a team and what happens when someone played poorly? Did they react and judge them?"

Why could I not perform under the pressure, when it mattered most. Yet, when I put some of those mental and emotional skills and trained them, I was able to perform at a high level afterwards..."

“I'm a BIG believer that leadership starts with the individual, not with the team. You have to be able to lead yourself first before you can lead anyone else."

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Resources

Rick Sessinghaus — Perform For Success

Rick Sessinghaus.com

Golf: The Ultimate Mind Game

The Habit Factor Certified Coaching Program

HeartMath (link)

Rick's PODCAST! PERFORM FOR SUCCESS! (iTunes)

Books Rick Referenced:
Unlimited Power by Tony Robbins
Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself Dr. Joe Dispenza
Coherence Alan Watkins

 

The Habit Factor app

The Habit Factor template

The Habit Factor book

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Apr 4, 2016

If happiness is, in large part, tied to the quality of our relationships, this episode is a MUST Listen...

"This is how and where the championships are won and the bridges are built..." 

Unfortunately, most people grow up believing that independence is the highest form of maturity.

Martin shares some of his personal experience and the big, ah-ha in reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Dr. Stephen Covey points out that it is interdependence and not independence that is the highest form a maturity.

Further, Covey shares that the most troubled relationships tend to break down, whether it's a team, company or in a personal setting, when the FIRST THREE HABITS (he calls, "the personal victory") are not first honored and addressed. Those habits are: Be Proactive, Begin with the End in Mind, Put First Things First!

In fact, it's those first three habits that build the foundation and help to foster a strong, capable and long-lasting, interdependent relationship.

Check it out now.... hear and share this Mind Bullet Monday. ***NEW Giveaway! Each week we select ONE, new iTunes review (good, bad or indifferent) and send a FREE signed book. Either email the review screenshot or add your twitter handle and we'll find you that way!

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

The Habit Factor app

The Habit Factor template

The Habit Factor book

Big Brothers Big Sisters

 

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