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

If you’ve ever struggled to achieve your goals you are not alone! The reason just might be because ALL prior goal achievement methods missed ONE key element— H A B I T! That's right, The Habit Factor® (bestselling book and app) exposed a timeless truth that helped to launch an entirely new genre of productivity apps (habit trackers) and help thousands around the world achieve their goals faster! There’s a reason top coaches, consultants, trainers, Professional athletes, Olympians, PhD’s and the very best learning institutions world-wide use and recommend The Habit Factor®. Learn and apply The Habit Factor's methodology including habit alignment to achieve your most meaningful goals faster than you ever thought possible. Check it out— learn more at: http://thehabitfactor.com
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Mar 30, 2018

"Our energy flows where our attention goes..."

Today's FAF (Frequently Asked Friday) is: "How can I overcome challenges of the past to focus on a bright future?"

MG runs through five paradigm shifting mindsets —a recipe— for anyone to get over an unfortunate past situation and get back on track!

Tips/Steps:

1) Meaning: What is the meaning your currently giving the situation? Can you spin it from defeating to empowering?

2) Time: Consider just how fluid/dynamic life is, specifically how quickly time moves and this helps you to realize and guide your metamorphosis!

3) Focus: Our focus determines how we feel. Direct your focus toward "things" bigger than you and away from yourself! How can you be of service to others?

4) HabitStrength!: Knowing that even discipline is a habit empowers you to realize that anything that is difficult now can and will become easier overtime with effort and practice.

5) Results!: Assess results continuously using the feedback not to beat yourself up but to inspire you. Scientists don't cry and become self defeating when their results aren't what they are hoping for rather, they use the feedback to redirect and keep moving toward what they do want.

And, that of course, brings us full circle to tip/step #1!

Enjoy the episode! Feel free to share and leave a review on iTunes! 

Thanks for your help in selecting our Season IV Cover art!

The New HabitXP Planner!

OTHER BOOKS/Resources:

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

Getting Things Done! (Allen's Great Book!)

TRELLO!

Enjoy and share! Thank you!

>>>FREE RESOURCES!! <<<

>> Habit Mastery: (FREE) Learn the process to Master Habit, Enhance Discipline and Strengthen Willpower: The 28 Day Breakthrough! <<

Free Webinar: (Mini Course)Why Happiness is a Habit and how to cultivate it!

Free Webinar: (Mini Course) Focus & Discipline

As a Man Thinketh    ~James Allen's Personal Development Classic! (FREE PDF!)

heck it out and be sure to subscribe!

>><<

Thank YOU for checking out this episode and we're always grateful when you SHARE our stuff w/ your friends and help us by writing a review ; )

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More Resources

The Habit Factor (Audible!)

(FREE! The Habit Factor's Tracking Template)

The Habit Factor® (website: BLOG, tips, tools and other resources)

The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Pressure Paradox™

 

Mar 28, 2018

"You can recognize truth by its beauty and simplicity."
~Dr. Richard Feynman

“I am lazy and anti-authoritarian. I have a short attention span, a shorter memory, and no intellect. I am devoid of marketable skills and I despise routine. I have never held a job for longer than two months and, in the entire history of the United States government, I am one of five people (at most) to have been fired from a civil service job. Fortunately, these are ideal qualifications for an
entrepreneur. ” Fred Gratzon

It seems as though Fred Gratzon has lived several amazing lives. Ask him how it's happened and to where the credit ought to go, he's quick to reference one thing; Transcendental Meditation.

In 1979 with no money, no business experience, and no knowledge whatsoever of how to make ice cream Fred founded, The Great Midwestern Ice Cream Company. 1984, it was judged by People Magazine as “the best ice cream in America”.

Fred had signed a non-compete clause with the investors of Great Midwestern Ice Cream which forbade him from working in the ice cream industry.

So again with no money and no knowledge or experience in anything else, Fred started Telegroup in a spare room of his house. He simply wanted to support his family (wife and one-year old son) while he thought of what to do with the rest of his life.

Over the next nine years, what started as a simple, one-man operation grew to become a global telecommunications company withw1100 employees, 250,000 customers, and over $300 million in annual sales. Fred took Telegroup public in 1997.

In this entertaining interview MG and Fred go deeper— much deeper. Covering many of the foundational principles — the physics— involved in the "Lazy Way to Success" as well as "success" itself which Fred defines as a "process". They discuss money, habits and even competitive athletics.

The lazyway.net website warns its visitors "This is not a joke!" The Lazy Way to Success really is no joke and as you'll hear there are some very important ideas to understand.

"If there's a choice between eating and meditating I'm going to meditate. It's that important to me." Fred Gratzon

Enjoy the show!

Note: Apologies on the occasional sound quality issues... some guests have better mics than others. ; ) Fred and his insights are brilliant and are worth a listen or three!

Fred's Favorite Books:

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Bhagavad‑gita: A New Translation

The Entrepreneur's Handbook

Other: Episode resources:

The physics of least action.

Lazyway.net

FredGratzon.com

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Resources mentioned in the show: 

The Habit Factor®

**Thanks for checking out, sharing and subscribing to this podcast!

More Resources

(FREE! The Habit Factor's Tracking Template)

The Habit Factor® (website: BLOG, tips, tools and other resources)

The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Habit Factor's Facebook (Private) Accountability Group

 

Mar 26, 2018

"All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." ~Blaise Pascal

How over-stimulated are you? Most people don't know and here's how to find out, just try to meditate.

Blaise Pascal wasn't being overly dramatic with his above statement.

It's hard to be creative or productive when you are overstimulated.

MG suggests that for every minute you mediate you'll  get ten minutes back, much like what happens when you take time to proactively plan.

Stillness, silence and emptiness (nothingness) is THE source of not just us but the solutions we seek. 

Too many people listening will just shake their head, "Yep, I know, I should meditate." But in their head, they're telling themselves they don't have the time."

Don't know how? There is a discussion around that as well!

Enjoy the episode! Feel free to share and leave a review on iTunes! 

Thanks for your help in selecting our Season IV Cover art!

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

Getting Things Done! (Allen's Great Book!)

TRELLO!

Enjoy and share! Thank you!

>>>FREE RESOURCES!! <<<

>> Habit Mastery: (FREE) Learn the process to Master Habit, Enhance Discipline and Strengthen Willpower: The 28 Day Breakthrough! <<

Free Webinar: (Mini Course)Why Happiness is a Habit and how to cultivate it!

Free Webinar: (Mini Course) Focus & Discipline

As a Man Thinketh    ~James Allen's Personal Development Classic! (FREE PDF!)

heck it out and be sure to subscribe!

>><<

Thank YOU for checking out this episode and we're always grateful when you SHARE our stuff w/ your friends and help us by writing a review ; )

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More Resources

(FREE! The Habit Factor's Tracking Template)

The Habit Factor® (website: BLOG, tips, tools and other resources)

The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Pressure Paradox™

 

Mar 23, 2018

"Pressure like habit is neither good nor bad. It's a neutral, super-natural force. Pressure may  be the greatest creative force in the universe."

This episode begins where the last FAF (Frequently Asked Friday) left off. After covering why he wrote The Habit Factor® the discussion here carries onward to the subject of pressure with TPP, (The Pressure Paradox™).

After The Habit Factor was published there was pressure (so to speak) to better understand how our environment, in particular, pressure influences our behaviors and habits.

In fact, the basic laws of physics related to Pressure; for instance, P = F/A has significant application to our personal productivity, performance and even our peace of mind.

That's right, discover how pressure is a requirement for peace of mind.

Enjoy the episode! Feel free to share and leave a review on iTunes! 

Thanks for your help in selecting our Season IV Cover art!

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

Getting Things Done! (Allen's Great Book!)

TRELLO!

Enjoy and share! Thank you!

>>>FREE RESOURCES!! <<<

>> Habit Mastery: (FREE) Learn the process to Master Habit, Enhance Discipline and Strengthen Willpower: The 28 Day Breakthrough! <<

Free Webinar: (Mini Course)Why Happiness is a Habit and how to cultivate it!

Free Webinar: (Mini Course) Focus & Discipline

As a Man Thinketh    ~James Allen's Personal Development Classic! (FREE PDF!)

heck it out and be sure to subscribe!

>><<

Thank YOU for checking out this episode and we're always grateful when you SHARE our stuff w/ your friends and help us by writing a review ; )

  ----------

More Resources

(FREE! The Habit Factor's Tracking Template)

The Habit Factor® (website: BLOG, tips, tools and other resources)

The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Pressure Paradox™

 

Mar 21, 2018

"I've always felt my best when I was near, in, at, or on water... Blue Mind isn't about what we're adding, it's about what we're removing."
~Wallace J. Nichols

Dr. Wallace "J" Nichols, called “Keeper of the Sea" by GQ Magazine and “a visionary" by Outside Magazine is an innovative, silo-busting, entrepreneurial scientist, movement maker, renown marine biologist, voracious Earth and idea explorer, wild water advocate, bestselling author, sought after lecturer, and fun-loving Dad. He also likes turtles (a lot).

In this engaging interview MG and Dr. J cover all sorts of ground from creativity and happiness theories to even a bit of Shakespeare.

Wallace moved from New York to Chicago and ultimately received his Ph.D. in Tuscon — just a hop and skip to Mexico's shores where he studied sea turtles.

"This was the book I really wanted to read but I couldn't find anywhere. Ultimately, I tried to get a mentor of mine to write it, although his reply was, 'great idea! You write it!'"

Blue Mind is much bigger than just the ocean. Blue mind is a state of mind and originates from many sources; showers, lakes rivers pools waterfalls, slides, ocean.

Science tells us that anyone can get their "Blue Mind" on anywhere "virtually" just by looking at film, photography, even hearing sounds of water can help us enter Blue Mind.

When you consider that we're actually seventy-plus percent water and our brains even more so, there is a basic, natural affinity that is worth exploring and really understanding.

Enjoy the show!

J's Favorite Books:

The Complete Works of Shakespeare (7th Edition)

The Seven Ages of Man

The River Swimmer

Favorite app - productivity app:
Voice Recorder!

Recommends interviewing/recording an intimate conversation w/ a loved one!  (depth to audio w/ out visual)

BLUE MIND SUMMIT 2018!

Wallace J. Nichols (website)

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Other Resources:

The Habit Factor®

**Thanks for checking out, sharing and subscribing to this podcast!

More Resources

(FREE! The Habit Factor's Tracking Template)

The Habit Factor® (website: BLOG, tips, tools and other resources)

The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Habit Factor's Facebook (Private) Accountability Group

 

Mar 19, 2018

"We all have it... the freedom of choice, the ultimate freedom and it lies in that space..."

This was originally slated to be the kickoff episode for Season IV but it got pushed back a bit... ; )

How well do you use what is likely your greatest gift; your freedom to choose?

"There are three great constants in life" Dr. Covey used to say.

In this episode key ideas about choice and how it influences everything from our emotions (including happiness) to the meaning we give events and even, the outcomes we experience.

How we choose our thoughts directs our energy. Our energy / focus directs how we feel. How we feel influences our actions and results. So, are you selecting conscientiously and wisely? Do you select thoughts that support your goals and ideals? Do you select thoughts that make you feel good and empowered?

Finally, there is a classic, powerful FORMULA that emerges to us produce those outcomes we desire!

Enjoy the episode! Feel free to share and leave a review on iTunes! 

Thanks for your help in selecting our Season IV Cover art!

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

Getting Things Done! (Allen's Great Book!)

TRELLO!

Enjoy and share! Thank you!

>>>FREE RESOURCES!! <<<

>> Habit Mastery: (FREE) Learn the process to Master Habit, Enhance Discipline and Strengthen Willpower: The 28 Day Breakthrough! <<

Free Webinar: (Mini Course)Why Happiness is a Habit and how to cultivate it!

Free Webinar: (Mini Course) Focus & Discipline

As a Man Thinketh    ~James Allen's Personal Development Classic! (FREE PDF!)

heck it out and be sure to subscribe!

>><<

Thank YOU for checking out this episode and we're always grateful when you SHARE our stuff w/ your friends and help us by writing a review ; )

  ----------

More Resources

(FREE! The Habit Factor's Tracking Template)

The Habit Factor® (website: BLOG, tips, tools and other resources)

The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Pressure Paradox™

 

Mar 16, 2018

"This probably sounds super-corny...  around 2003, I felt absolutely compelled to write the book..."

MG kicks this one off with his "GTR" (Good Things Report) about a wonderful teacher at a university in Canada who emailed requesting to use the GRIT Pyramid artwork (a top shared post) for her class.

In this  "FAF", Frequently Asked Friday, MG delves into some deeper background about the germination of The Habit Factor®, the inspiration for the book and app and his personal experience that wonderfully help to make the ideas more practical.

Then, he takes a turn into a much bigger "WHY" and comes to a point, "I didn't know we were going to go there" calling it a "confession" of sorts.

Enjoy the show!

Thanks for your help in selecting our Season IV Cover art!

The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

Getting Things Done! (Allen's Great Book!)

Enjoy and share! Thank you!

>>>FREE RESOURCES to keep your mind tuned!!

>> The Path to Habit Mastery! (Free Webinar)

TRELLO!

As a Man Thinketh

Free Webinar: (Mini Course)Why Happiness is a Habit and how to cultivate it!

Free Webinar: (Mini Course) Focus & Discipline

Check it out and be sure to subscribe!

>><<

Thank YOU for checking out this episode and we're always grateful when you SHARE our stuff w/ your friends and help us by writing a review ; )

  ----------

More Resources

(FREE! The Habit Factor's Tracking Template)

The Habit Factor® (website: BLOG, tips, tools and other resources)

The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Pressure Paradox™

Mar 14, 2018

"I don't think it's about finding purpose... it's about taking what you're already doing and putting purpose into it."
~Jairek Robbins

LEARN IT. LIVE IT. GIVE IT.

That's Jairek's motto and mission and few people on the planet are as well versed on personal development as Jairek Robbins. And, the best part may be that Jairek is a consummate student who actively studies and, more importantly, practices what he preaches.

In this entertaining interview, made more so by an amazing technical error at the most inopportune time (not edited out) Jairek and Martin roll through his many experiences including his education at USD (a semester at sea) and then a semester off to volunteer and serve in Africa. The experiences led to many great stories and insights about joy, happiness and purpose— to name a few.

Jairek shares these stories and a near death experience that greatly influenced the course of his life.

Finally, JR shares some wonderful tech tools (apps) and books that continue to provide value to his life and those whom he coaches.

Sit back, take some notes and enjoy!

Jairek's Book Recommendations:

As a Man Thinketh    ~James Allen's Personal Development Classic! (FREE PDF!)

The Alchemist

The Tools

The Happiness Advantage

Sleep Smarter

The Power of Habit

The Habit Factor®
 
Tools: Tech

MUSE APP (meditation)>> Link: highperformancemuse.com

JR's High Performance Academy:
Udemy.com/highperformance

 

 
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**Thanks for checking out, sharing and subscribing to this podcast!

Even More Resources

>> Habit Mastery: (FREE) Learn the process to Master Habit<<

Free Webinar: (Mini Course)Why Happiness is a Habit and how to cultivate it!

Free Webinar: (Mini Course) Focus & Discipline

As a Man Thinketh  ~James Allen's Personal Development Classic! (FREE PDF!)

TRELLO!

(FREE! The Habit Factor's Tracking Template)

The Habit Factor® (website: BLOG, tips, tools and other resources)

The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Habit Factor's Facebook (Private) Accountability Group

 

OTHER BOOKS:

Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy

Scaling UP! Verne Harnish

Something For Nothing by Brian Tracy

GettingThings Done! (Allen's Great Book!)

Enjoy and thanks for sharing!

 

Mar 12, 2018

"Once again, the answer reveals itself to be BOTH... we must not take life too seriously AND we must take it very seriously." ~Grunburg

Often we'll hear, "he/she takes life too seriously."

Sure, there are many times that can be a real problem. After all, "nobody gets out alive" right?

At the same time, it's important to recognize that real success isn't an accident and that those who "arrive" in life, so to speak, know exactly what it is they want and are clear about where they are going. To put it simply, they are serious— they become very intentional and believe they can influence the direction of their life.

Ralph Waldo Emerson put it this way, "The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going."

In this episode Martin reaffirms this crucial idea: ONLY you know what it is you want and in order to get it you must become very responsible and intentional about its achievement.

MG shares this great reminder his own pursuit of a personal (health) goal and what exactly he believes makes all the difference in its achievement!

Enjoy the episode feel free to share and leave a review on iTunes! 

Thanks for your help in selecting our Season IV Cover art!

Getting Things Done! (Allen's Great Book!)

TRELLO!

Enjoy and share! Thank you!

>>>FREE RESOURCES!! <<<

>> Habit Mastery: (FREE) Learn the process to Master Habit, Enhance Discipline and Strengthen Willpower: The 28 Day Breakthrough! <<

Free Webinar: (Mini Course)Why Happiness is a Habit and how to cultivate it!

Free Webinar: (Mini Course) Focus & Discipline

As a Man Thinketh    ~James Allen's Personal Development Classic! (FREE PDF!)

heck it out and be sure to subscribe!

>><<

Thank YOU for checking out this episode and we're always grateful when you SHARE our stuff w/ your friends and help us by writing a review ; )

  ----------

More Resources

(FREE! The Habit Factor's Tracking Template)

The Habit Factor® (website: BLOG, tips, tools and other resources)

The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Pressure Paradox™

Mar 9, 2018

"Habit is neither good nor bad... it's a neutral force we can either craft intentionally to serve our goals or they will form unintentionally, which rarely serves our goals.".."

This one begins with a chuckle as MG explains how this episode is a "part deux" recap of Season One's most popular episodes.

Due to its popularity, MG wants to set the record straight and revisit both WHY the show has this title in the first place and than address the question itself, "what makes a good habit?"

Enjoy the show!

Thanks for your help in selecting our Season IV Cover art!

The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

Getting Things Done! (Allen's Great Book!)

Enjoy and share! Thank you!

>>>FREE RESOURCES to keep your mind tuned!!

As a Man Thinketh

Free Webinar: (Mini Course)Why Happiness is a Habit and how to cultivate it!

Free Webinar: (Mini Course) Focus & Discipline

>> The 28 Day Breakthrough!

TRELLO!

Check it out and be sure to subscribe!

>><<

Thank YOU for checking out this episode and we're always grateful when you SHARE our stuff w/ your friends and help us by writing a review ; )

  ----------

More Resources

(FREE! The Habit Factor's Tracking Template)

The Habit Factor® (website: BLOG, tips, tools and other resources)

The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Pressure Paradox™

Mar 6, 2018

"There was nothing in that work that fed my soul and I can remember... I just felt like my soul was dying"
~Roz

Roz Savage holds a law degree from Oxford, is a Yale World Fellow, a Guinness World Record Holder, and the only woman to have rowed across three oceans: The Atlantic, Pacific and Indian (in that order).

Yet, Roz spills her guts in this candid interview about being a "recovering management consultant" terribly unhappy chasing a three-car garage and professional career, all while she sensed her "soul was dying."

Out of desperation and a great sense of urgency, "while there was still a soul left to shrivel," she dives into the world of self-help/personal development and comes across Covey's great work, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.

She is struck by Habit #2, which is: "Begin with the end in mind,"  so she does exactly that by writing two versions of her obituary, one as if nothing were to change and the other as if she had led her ideal life.

Check it out!

BTW: Be sure to look out for her next big networking event for women... her website: www.rozsavage.com

Roz's Favorite Books:

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Ishmael

Conversations with God

Celestine Prophecy

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Resources mentioned in the show: 

Evernote

Noo Map

BOOKS:

The Habit Factor®

**Thanks for checking out, sharing and subscribing to this podcast!

More Resources

(FREE! The Habit Factor's Tracking Template)

The Habit Factor® (website: BLOG, tips, tools and other resources)

The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Habit Factor's Facebook (Private) Accountability Group

 

Mar 4, 2018

"The mind is for having ideas not holding them." ~David Allen

How often do you write down your thoughts? Do you have a system for doing so?

Season IV is finally here and Martin breaks down Allen's profound insight in today's MBM (Mind Bullet Monday). His point; the best use of our minds is for creating new ideas but NOT for holding them.

Note: There is an added bonus when we write our ideas down... can you guess what it is?

Thanks for your help in selecting our Season IV Cover art!

Getting Things Done! (Allen's Great Book!)

TRELLO!

Enjoy and share! Thank you!

>>>FREE RESOURCES to keep your mind tuned!!

As a Man Thinketh

Free Webinar: (Mini Course)Why Happiness is a Habit and how to cultivate it!

Free Webinar: (Mini Course) Focus & Discipline

>> The 28 Day Breakthrough!

Check it out and be sure to subscribe!

>><<

Thank YOU for checking out this episode and we're always grateful when you SHARE our stuff w/ your friends and help us by writing a review ; )

  ----------

More Resources

(FREE! The Habit Factor's Tracking Template)

The Habit Factor® (website: BLOG, tips, tools and other resources)

The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Pressure Paradox™

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