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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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Jun 23, 2019

"If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration." ~Nikola Tesla

"We cannot create or destroy energy, it simply transforms."
~Albert Einstein


Today's Mind Bullet topic is a big one that ties into our fascination with ENERGY: entropy

The first law of thermodynamics is the idea that the energy cannot be created or destroyed in an isolated system.

The second law of thermodynamics is entropy — within a system, disorder is always increasing. 

We see entropy all around us in our chaotic, daily lives, as things break down, get rebuilt, and break down again. We see entropy in action as we age, watching our own bodies break down. In fact, perhaps nothing illuminates time itself as a forward motion better than entropy. You never see things un-break unless you are watching a film in reverse!

Fighting entropy has spawned untold businesses. Think of the tidying up empire Marie Kondo has built based solely on reducing the chaos of clutter in our lives. Think of the success of 1-800-GOT-JUNK, which hauls some of our chaos away, leaving order for a time before entropy begins its creep once again. Consider the job of every auto mechanic!

Whether we know it or not, the pursuit to slow the entropy in our lives even our own minds — our thoughts, can bring us a sense of peace.

And what better way to fight entropy in our minds than meditation! Meditation is a concentration of energy, sitting quality and restoring balance. (Check out our interview with Fred Gratzon on the importance of meditation.)

Listen in for more on accepting the inevitability of entropy and using the power of meditation to refocus, sweeping away some of the chaos in your mind.

Enjoy the episode! 

***

New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mobile phone number "33444" you will instantly receive your "hack"/habit tracker/habit development template, or you can download it here: thehabitfactor.com/templates.

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

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TOOLS/BOOKS WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND:

Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
As a Man Thinketh

The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

**HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**

The New HabitXP Planner!

(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™

**WEBINARS**

Get Unstuck Course 

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

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

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Jun 17, 2019

"You have to put in many, many, many tiny efforts that nobody sees or appreciates before you achieve anything worthwhile."
~Brian Tracy


Today's Mind Bullet is as big as they get combining many essential components within The Habit Factor: the overarching concept of Success.

What is success to you? What criteria would you ascribe to someone you deem to be successful? The great Brian Tracy, in his Psychology of Achievement, breaks down the criteria for success:

1. Peace of mind.

2. Health (energy, vibrancy).

3. Relationships (healthy, loving).

4. Financial freedom (free from money worry and stress).

5. The pursuit of worthy goals and ideas. This, of course, is what the Habit Factor process, awareness and methodology is all about! Goals and ideals, after all, are a byproduct of having a purpose and direction.

6. Self-actualization: the idea of becoming the most and best of what we can become -- and this only happens through the pursuits of worthy goals and ideas!

It's worth noting that all these criteria have a goal-achievement component, which The Habit Factor was designed to support and streamline, with categories that cover Mind, Body, Spiritual, Social, and more. 

Listen in for more on finding out what success means to you, and how the Habit Factor's methodology can help you build your own own well-rounded success. 

Enjoy the episode! 

***

New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mobile phone number "33444" you will instantly receive your "hack"/habit tracker/habit development template, or you can download it here: thehabitfactor.com/templates.

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

*****

Subscribe iTunes here!

Subscribe: Android | RSS

*****

TOOLS/BOOKS WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND:

Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
As a Man Thinketh

The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

**HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**

The New HabitXP Planner!

(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™

**WEBINARS**

Get Unstuck Course 

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

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

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Jun 10, 2019

"Nobody improves the world without first improving themselves."

"If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you."

We've explored the subject of Challenge and Change twice before, once from the angle of MG's challenge journey and the perspective of "all life is an experiment," and once again to explore jumping into new challenges with a "now or never" attitude.

There isn't a topic as critical to The Habit Factor's fiber as challenge and change; The Habit Factor methodology is designed to guide you through your transformation on your way to your goals.

But the question still remains: Life is already hard enough. Why do we need to throw in a massive undertaking like an Ironman, a half-marathon, writing a book, or whatever monster goal you have hovering in the back of your mind?

One answer: It's because life itself is challenging, and change is a great constant that challenging ourselves with goals makes us stronger and more resilient. Challenges will always be present so who do you think is going to fare better? The person who's constantly giving herself challenges or the person always seeking comfort?

Here's another reason: We can either intentionally influence and direct the changes in our life or let life throw at us what it may. Why not put ourselves in the driver's seat?

And, finally, one more reason: When we direct our own change, we don't cling to the past. New challenges inspire us to keep evolving and reinventing ourselves.

Listen in for more inspiration on creating challenges to make yourself stronger, grittier and more resilient, and how the Habit Factor methodology can keep you going through life's inevitable attempts to derail you on the path to your goals. 

Enjoy the episode! 

***

New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mobile phone number "33444" you will instantly receive your "hack"/habit tracker/habit development template, or you can download it here: thehabitfactor.com/templates.

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

*****

Subscribe iTunes here!

Subscribe: Android | RSS

*****

TOOLS/BOOKS WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND:

Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
As a Man Thinketh

The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

**HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**

The New HabitXP Planner!

(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™

**WEBINARS**

Get Unstuck Course 

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

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

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Jun 3, 2019

"Chess is life in miniature. Chess is struggle, chess is battles. ~Garry Kasparov” 

Last week we explored the topic of chess as a metaphor for the goal-achievement process, illustrating the strategic thinking, planning, defensive posturing and awareness you'll need on your goal achievement journey. 

This week, we look at the lessons of chess that come into play when problem-solving

At a Memorial Day barbecue, MG ran into an old friend with a complicated life -- running a business, handling a divorce, raising children and navigating a new relationship. When the topic turned to  his sailboat, on which he and his family loved to play games, MG asked, "How often do you play chess?" Without skipping a beat the friend responded, "'I'm playing chess every da." 

Without hearing the prior Chess podcast episode, he intuitively equated the complex game to the logic, strategy, vulnerability assessment, small victories and sacrifices required to navigate the challenges of day-to-day life. 

When facing problems in life, we often fall prey to dichotomous thinking -- the idea that things are black and white, this or that, one way or another. In truth, it usually doesn't have to be A or B -- there's a spectrum of possibilities along with the great variable of time to consider. It's about getting the "right view" of a situation before acting.

When you look at a chess board, the first thing you do is assess the situation and get the right view. You find where there are exposures and threats and then you identify opportunities. 

We all have problems and challenges, big and small, facing us. But just as in the game of chess, the spectrum of possible solutions opens up when you ask questions and look at all the variables. 

Listen in for a fascinating discussion of chess as a metaphor for problem-solving, winning small battles before bigger ones, understanding order and priority, knowing when to give a little and when to hold firm. 

Enjoy the episode! 

***

New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mobile phone number "33444" you will instantly receive your "hack"/habit tracker/habit development template, or you can download it here: thehabitfactor.com/templates.

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

*****

Subscribe iTunes here!

Subscribe: Android | RSS

*****

TOOLS/BOOKS WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND:

Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
As a Man Thinketh

The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

**HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**

The New HabitXP Planner!

(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™

**WEBINARS**

Get Unstuck Course 

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

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

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May 27, 2019

"Life is a kind of Chess, in which we have often points to gain, and competitors or adversaries to contend with.” ~Benjamin Franklin

On this in-between-seasons Habits2Goals episode, we explore the fascinating Mind Bullet topic of chess. Chess is thousands of years old and encompasses infinite possibilities, confounding even the grand masters. Its strategies and complexities have dynamic applications to real life. 

When you play the game, whether against a person or a computer, your "goal" is clear: Get the king. On the way to your goal there will be many battles. Some pieces will be strategically sacrificed to protect another piece.

The entire way, you're forced to look at things logically from your end goal. 

Chess has many benefits, from raising confidence and IQ in children to enhancing your ability to focus and recollect. Chess develops your skills of foresight and planning; you see the layers you must wade through to get to the end goal. 

Chess is a phenomenal tool for strategic thinking and planning, utilizing foresight and protecting yourself and your assets.

But perhaps the greatest gift of chess is making you aware of your situation. You are at once offensive and defensive. You must constantly assess where you are being threatened. Which piece is exposed? Can it be sacrificed? Where am I vulnerable? In life and goal achievement, there's no greater question.

Listen in for a fascinating discussion of chess as a metaphor for the goal-achievement process, illustrating the strategic thinking, planning, defensive posturing and awareness you'll need on your own goal achievement journey. 

Enjoy the episode! 

***

New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mobile phone number "33444" you will instantly receive your "hack"/habit tracker/habit development template, or you can download it here: thehabitfactor.com/templates.

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

*****

Subscribe iTunes here!

Subscribe: Android | RSS

*****

TOOLS/BOOKS WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND:

Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
As a Man Thinketh

The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

**HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**

The New HabitXP Planner!

(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™

**WEBINARS**

Get Unstuck Course 

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

---------

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

----------

May 20, 2019

"The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.” ~Solomon Ibn Gabirol 

Today's in-between-seasons Mind Bullet Monday delves into the idea of going deep and what it means for true wisdom and how it can help your own personal goal achievement journey. 

We've discussed wisdom in the past, and we know that mastery and learning come via repetition. In this vein, re-listening to a Brian Tracy podcast on relationships sparked a new gem of understanding.  around the concept of "going deep."

In the quote above, Solomon Ibn Gabriel's fifth step in the acquisition of wisdom — teaching others — means that you've learned something so thoroughly and completely that you can convey its nuances others. You have gone deep on the subject.

We all have some kind of remarkable and specific knowledge already — we've gone deep in those areas. But it's critical to stretch yourself and go deep in new areas, getting to know new subject matter so intimately you could teach it. When you do so, a deeper layer of understanding creates near-magical connections throughout your life.

The Habit Factor is a great example. By studying habit deeply and intimately, we came to the knowledge that if you focus on core and recurring behaviors, they will lead you to your goals more quickly. 

Another example: Studying pressure deeply from multiple angles for years yielded The Pressure Paradox.

YOU can do this — with any subject matter. It's a challenge, but the more you can study a single subject that truly piques your interest,  you will begin to see new and interesting relationships between that subject and the world around you. Your knowledge of that subject will grow and become multidimensional, bringing value to your life and your own pursuit of goals than you can ever imagine.

Listen in for a multi-layered discussion about going deep on a subject that excites you, creating connections you never knew were possible, and ultimately helping your goals in ways you never could have imagined. 

Enjoy the episode! 

***

New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mobile phone number "33444" you will instantly receive your "hack"/habit tracker/habit development template, or you can download it here: thehabitfactor.com/templates.

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

*****

Subscribe iTunes here!

Subscribe: Android | RSS

*****

TOOLS/BOOKS WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND:

Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
As a Man Thinketh

The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

**HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**

The New HabitXP Planner!

(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™

**WEBINARS**

Get Unstuck Course 

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

---------

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

----------

May 13, 2019

"Nobody improves the world without first improving themselves."

On this in-between-seasons Mind Bullet Monday, we discuss a topic that helped spur the Habit Factor itself: challenge and change. 

If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.

Today we're taking a look at CHALLENGE and CHANGE through the prism of a few examples. The goal is to inspire YOU to find/create a new, personal challenge!

First, we reviewed MG's personal "burpee" challenge in a prior episode. Feeling the need to challenge and improve himself physically, he set a goal back in January to do 15 burpees a day for 30 days — a goal that quickly changed to 30 burpees (done within five minutes) for for thirty days straight. 98 days later... his streak ended doing 45 a day on the "off" days and 120 on "target" days.

Following P.A.R.R. (Plan, Act, Record, Reassess) MG upped the challenge in each successive four week tracking period. By the time the streak ended on April 11, he was doing as many as 5 sets of 15 daily. Habitstrength kicked in! 

If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.

Secondly, MG is planning his next goal: The Rim-to-Rim hike of the Grand Canyon, leaving the south rim and hiking across up to the north rim, about 25 miles. The ante has been upped already to add another 25 miles the next day hiking back to the south rim again. We'll keep you posted!

If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.

Listen in for more on jumping into new challenges with a "now or never" attitude, developing a sense of urgency for your self-improvement, and creating your own personal challenges to create YOUR change.

Enjoy the episode! 

***

New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mobile phone number "33444" you will instantly receive your "hack"/habit tracker/habit development template, or you can download it here: thehabitfactor.com/templates.

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

*****

Subscribe iTunes here!

Subscribe: Android | RSS

*****

TOOLS/BOOKS WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND:

Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
As a Man Thinketh

The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

**HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**

The New HabitXP Planner!

(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™

**WEBINARS**

Get Unstuck Course 

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

---------

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

----------

May 6, 2019

"All successful people learn that success is buried on the other side of frustration . . .  You get through [roadblocks] by plowing through frustration, taking each setback as feedback you can learn from, and pushing ahead." ~Tony Robbins

Today's topic on this in-between-seasons Mind Bullet Monday is the significance of frustration as it relates to habit and goal achievement.

First, a little background and context. Circling back to last season, we focused an episode on Tony Robbins and his Keys to Wealth and Happiness. The first key is: "You must learn how to handle frustration." Frustration is a toxic byproduct of pressure that can actually block our success.

What cause frustration? There's other people, impatience, expectations, and a lack of control, among other things. But the only solution for frustration is YOU and your ability to manage and mitigate this negative force. 

Viewed through the prism of goal achievement, when we're frustrated, we're dissipating our energy. Our attention becomes fractured and unfocused. Goals become harder to reach.

The irony here is that goal achievement itself is incredibly frustrating. So if you're easily frustrated, prone to poor emotional control -- and if you're not developing the mental muscle to manage that frustration -- you're going to have a very hard time achieving your goals. 

The better we get at managing frustration, the more energy we conserve for the things that are truly important to us.

Listen in for more on developing the emotional intelligence to turn the page, accept the situation causing frustration, and move on to continue on your path toward your goals.

Enjoy the episode! 

***

New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mobile phone number "33444" you will instantly receive your "hack"/habit tracker/habit development template, or you can download it here: thehabitfactor.com/templates.

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

*****

Subscribe iTunes here!

Subscribe: Android | RSS

*****

TOOLS/BOOKS WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND:

Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
As a Man Thinketh

The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

**HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**

The New HabitXP Planner!

(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™

**WEBINARS**

Get Unstuck Course 

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

---------

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

----------

Apr 29, 2019

“It is the same with people as it is with riding a bike. Only when moving can one comfortably maintain one’s balance." ~Albert Einstein

"Set peace of mind as your highest goal and organize your life around it.” ~Brian Tracy

Last week we talked about the timeless concept of wisdom. Today, on this in-between-seasons Mind Bullet Monday episode, we continue our exploration of values with a foray into balance.

Like wisdom, balance is a value of utmost importance. It's critical to note that balance is not a static state, but rather a continuous process. 

Think about a tightrope walker. At any one moment in time, if you took a snapshot the walker would appear off balance, tenuous, leaning this way and that. Balance is maintained and regained with slight adjustments.

It's the same with our lives. There are times we feel off-balance, depressed, angry, or unsettled. Regaining our equilibrium is a dynamic process, making slight adjustments here and there to set us right again. It's OK to find yourself off balance at times. Simply be aware that it's time to make an adjustment and regain your equilibrium.

Think of an off-balance mental attitude. For example, we sometimes get so caught up in a political position that we can no longer see or appreciate the other side. This is unhealthy. Balance and peace of mind come from being able to appreciate both sides of an argument without judgement.

Our mental and physical balance, our health, is in a state constant oscillation that brings us to equilibrium and peace —if we can direct it properly.

Listen in for more on the equalizing force of balance, how it leads to peace of mind and unity, and how habit and PARR come into play to create the adjustments and fluidity of true equilibrium.

Enjoy the episode! 

***

New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mobile phone number "33444" you will instantly receive your "hack"/habit tracker/habit development template, or you can download it here: thehabitfactor.com/templates.

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

*****

Subscribe iTunes here!

Subscribe: Android | RSS

*****

TOOLS/BOOKS WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND:

Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
As a Man Thinketh

The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

**HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**

The New HabitXP Planner!

(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™

**WEBINARS**

Get Unstuck Course 

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

---------

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

----------

Apr 22, 2019

“Wisdom is equal measure experience plus reflection." ~Aristotle

"In seeking wisdom, the first step is silence; the second, listening; the third, remembering; the fourth, practicing; the fifth, teaching others.” ~Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Philosophers, including the Stoics, are among the few to really ponder wisdom, which makes sense if you think about the true meaning of the word "philosophy"— love of wisdom.

A few seasons back we discussed the importance of having a philosophy. The value of wisdom is tightly integrated to your own personal philosophy. 

Wisdom is unique in its timelessness. As a principle it is unchanging, unwavering. Think of the Golden Rule: Treat others as you want to be treated. It was true thousands of years ago and it's true today. Think of patience and kindness. They are always going to be representative of maturity and character.

Knowledge, on the other hand, is ever-changing. We learned there were nine planets in our solar system, but then Pluto got demoted. Knowledge shifts, and it's less important to our personal philosophy when making our way through life.

Wisdom helps us navigate life, making it invaluable. 

Listen in for more on tuning into true wisdom to create guideposts in our lives, and how to phase out the "knowledge noise" fighting for space in our consciousness.

Enjoy the episode! 

***

New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mobile phone number "33444" you will instantly receive your "hack"/habit tracker/habit development template, or you can download it here: thehabitfactor.com/templates.

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

*****

Subscribe iTunes here!

Subscribe: Android | RSS

*****

TOOLS/BOOKS WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND:

Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
As a Man Thinketh

The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

**HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**

The New HabitXP Planner!

(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™

**WEBINARS**

Get Unstuck Course 

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

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

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Apr 15, 2019

There are two things you should never worry about. Those things you can control and those things you can't control."

According to the National Institute of Health: “Belief in one's ability to exert control over the environment and to produce desired results is essential for an individual's well-being. It has been repeatedly argued that the perception of control is not only desirable, but it is likely a psychological and biological necessity."

Having some control over our surroundings is essential to our well being! This begs the question, what do I control? Better yet, what do I think I control? In a world full of people and situations we can't control, where should I put my time, attention and energy? 

Too many of us waste a great deal of energy on politics, sports, and our opinions. We carry these judgements, opinions and emotions from our past and they greatly weigh us down.

When we direct our energy toward those things we can control — our health, thoughts, attitude, behavior, we can actually become "enlightened" — lessening our burdens, becoming lighter. 

If control drives our happiness and our sense of well being is based on our sense of control, why not direct that energy to those things we can influence like our own behavior? 

Listen in for more on control as it relates to happiness, and how tracking your habits on your goal journey brings back a sense of control and leads to self-efficacy.

Enjoy the episode! 

***

New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mobile phone number "33444" you will instantly receive your "hack"/habit tracker/habit development template, or you can download it here: thehabitfactor.com/templates.

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

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TOOLS/BOOKS WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND:

Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
As a Man Thinketh

The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

**HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**

The New HabitXP Planner!

(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™

**WEBINARS**

Get Unstuck Course 

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

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

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Apr 8, 2019

“Done is better than perfect.” 

"If we commit ourselves to the successful completion of a task, then we personify excellence." - Halik

"Whatever it takes to finish things, finish. You will learn more from a glorious failure than you ever will from something you never finished." -Neil Gaiman

Getting started on your goal achievement journey is the crucial first step, one we recently covered. However, today's topic is all about Finishing!

If starting is the most important step (and it is), finishing is a very, very close second. Often we find fear-based excuses are what keep us from both, starting and finishing.

Consider energy and its two major forms: kinetic and potential. It's the completion of your goal which shifts its energy state from the realm of potential energy to kinetic energy. Think about an amazing book, until it is actually finished, it is only potential energy and once it is published it becomes kinetic and begins to set the world on fire!

Using the acronym S.T.A.R.T. (Simple Today Actions Repeated and Tracked) is the beginning to shifting the potential energy of your new goal into kinetic energy as it gets closer and closer to completion, this is what we call momentum.

Listen in for more on the explosive energy that accompanies finishing an endeavor, and why "done" is better than "perfect."

Enjoy the episode! 

***

New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mobile phone number "33444" you will instantly receive your "hack"/habit tracker/habit development template, or you can download it here: thehabitfactor.com/templates.

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

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Subscribe: Android | RSS

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TOOLS/BOOKS WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND:

Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
As a Man Thinketh

The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

**HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**

The New HabitXP Planner!

(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™

**WEBINARS**

Get Unstuck Course 

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

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

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Apr 1, 2019

“What gets measured gets improved.”  ~Peter Drucker

When it comes to achieving your goals, the importance of tracking cannot be stressed enough. (Check out this Season 2 episode, Why Tracking Is Important.)

To put it simply, the people who track are serious about goal achievement. So, if you're not tracking, you just do not want it badly enough!

Tracking reinforces your intention. When you track, you are demonstrating and reaffirming your intention about what it is you really want. Think about our good buddy Ben Franklin, who tracked his habits to develop his desired 13 virtues.

Fast forward to today, we have the example of the Oscar-winning documentary Free Solo, where rock climber Alex Honnold attempts to conquer the first free solo climb of El Capitan's 900-meter vertical rock face at Yosemite. Guess what Alex did during his preparation? Via journaling, he tracked his training and progress, reinforcing his intention.

Another example: The author and speaker Jack Daly (a guest on this podcast) tracks everything about his goal-setting and achievement.

It's a theme you'll begin to notice over and over with successful goal achievers. 

Listen in for more on the powerful importance of tracking in goal achievement and how it focuses our energy and intention on the big prize -- and how the Habit Factor methodology makes it impossible to fail.

Enjoy the episode! 

***

New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mobile phone number "33444" you will instantly receive your "hack"/habit tracker/habit development template, or you can download it here: thehabitfactor.com/templates.

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

*****

Subscribe iTunes here!

Subscribe: Android | RSS

*****

TOOLS/BOOKS WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND:

Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
As a Man Thinketh

The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

**HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**

The New HabitXP Planner!

(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™

**WEBINARS**

Get Unstuck Course 

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

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

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Mar 25, 2019

“I am a great believer in luck, and I find that the harder I work, the more I have of it.” ~Thomas Jefferson

“I found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more of it, take more chances, be more active, show up more often.” ~Brian Tracy

This in-between season episode of Habits2Goals brings us a Mind Bullet Monday focused on luck!

When you think of luck, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Some people feel they're "lucky," while others insist they're just "unlucky." It stands to reason though that having the mindset that favorable events and opportunities are coming your way certainly can't hurt!

Teena Seelig's great Ted Talk on luck discusses the idea that increasing luck often involves the addition of some risk factor — emotional, spiritual, financial and more.

Taking more risks it appears allows for opportunities and chance to work in our favor. Every time you take a greater and greater risk, it allows your "luck sails" to catch more wind —opportunities according to Teena.

The point is, even though chance is always at play, how we think about luck and the risks we are willing to take to expand our comfort zone seems to greatly influence our capacity to receive it!

Thus, the harder you work, the more opportunities that present themselves.

"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity." ~Seneca

We CAN BE the co-creators of our own luck!

Listen in for more on the interconnectedness of luck, opportunity and hard work, and how "cause and effect" -- aka karma -- and kindness comes into play!

Enjoy the episode! (Check out this list of inspiring quotes about getting started!)

***

New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mobile phone number "33444" you will instantly receive your "hack"/habit tracker/habit development template, or you can download it here: thehabitfactor.com/templates.

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

*****

Subscribe iTunes here!

Subscribe: Android | RSS

*****

TOOLS/BOOKS WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND:

Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
As a Man Thinketh

The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

**HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**

The New HabitXP Planner!

(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™

**WEBINARS**

Get Unstuck Course 

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

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

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Mar 18, 2019

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” ~Mark Twain

"What is not started today is never finished tomorrow." ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

"Action is the real measure of intelligence." ~Napoleon Hill

On a Magnificent Mind-Bullet Monday "tweener" episode, we connect to discuss a topic massive in its breadth, but often never given enough consideration: Starting. Getting started. Start! Begin!

Of course, everyone knows you have to start to achieve anything. But knowing and doing are two separate things. We can't complete something we've never begun.

Taking that first step is often the one thing keeping you from achieving your goals! Continuing on your goal's journey actually gets easier, over time, when you take advantage of the remarkable gift of HABIT!

But you can't craft supportive habits if you don't get started. So, use  S.T.A.R.T. as an acronym: Simple Today Actions that are Repeated and Tracked.

What are the habits that are going to be repeated from one day to the next that are going to fuel your goal achievement? 

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Lao Tzu

Listen in for inspiration about getting started, and how HABIT can make the rest of the process much easier! YOU are the body in motion!

Enjoy the episode! (Check out this list of inspiring quotes about getting started!)

***

New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mobile phone number "33444" you will instantly receive your "hack"/habit tracker/habit development template, or you can download it here: thehabitfactor.com/templates.

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

*****

Subscribe iTunes here!

Subscribe: Android | RSS

*****

TOOLS/BOOKS WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND:

Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
As a Man Thinketh

The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

**HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**

The New HabitXP Planner!

(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™

**WEBINARS**

Get Unstuck Course 

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

“Fear = False Evidence Appearing Real.”
~Zig Ziglar

This in-between season ("tweener") episode addresses a topic we've danced around in the past but never fully explored: Fear.

Fear can cripple our growth, stopping us from pursuing our goals. Coming at this topic from a few different angles.

What is the antidote to fear? Courage! But how do you develop and strengthen courage? Courage is (you guessed it) a habit!

The first step includes ACTION. When we become fearful we contract; there's less and less action, we begin to doubt ourselves, which feeds the fear— and a vicious cycle ensues.

Action fuels motivation, not the other way around. Action feeds courage. 

Listen in to hear how to take action in the face of fear and how pressure fits into the picture.

Enjoy the episode!

***

New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mobile phone number "33444" you will instantly receive your "hack"/habit tracker/habit development template, or you can download it here: thehabitfactor.com/templates.

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

*****

Subscribe iTunes here!

Subscribe: Android | RSS

*****

TOOLS/BOOKS WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND:

Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
As a Man Thinketh

The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

**HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**

The New HabitXP Planner!

(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™

**WEBINARS**

Get Unstuck Course 

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

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

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Mar 4, 2019

“I hope, therefore, that some my descendants shall follow this example [tracking habits] and reap the benefits.”
~Ben Franklin

As season 5 of Habits2Goals comes to an end, we introduce a new format: Once-a-week Mind Bullets that will serve to tide you over until season 6 officially begins! We hope this keeps you fired up as you head toward your goals!

If you're wondering what Cue, Routine, Reward is, think about rats in a maze. There's a cue (piece of cheese/placed into a maze), a routine (running through the maze), and finally a reward (eating the cheese). 

Popularized on the web and via many books many people think this is HOW one develops a habit. And it sounds logical — until you realize that in terms of intentional habit development, [C,R,R] is BACKWARDS looking. This is not a forward-thinking methodology.

Rather, The Habit Factor methodology teaches P.A.R.R.: Plan, Act, Record, Reassess, which takes advantage of our innate human ability to use INTENTION, to PLAN our actions. PARR reminds us that RECORDING (tracking) is a critical element for intentional, positive habit development. (see Ben's quote above!)

Listen in for an in-depth discussion on habit development via PARR, how Cue, Routine, Reward is sorely lacking, and why too many "self-help" materials get it wrong.

Enjoy the episode!

***

New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mobile phone number "33444" you will instantly receive your "hack"/habit tracker/habit development template, or you can download it here: thehabitfactor.com/templates.

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

*****

Subscribe iTunes here!

Subscribe: Android | RSS

*****

TOOLS/BOOKS WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND:

Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
As a Man Thinketh

The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

**HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**

The New HabitXP Planner!

(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™

**WEBINARS**

Get Unstuck Course 

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

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

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Mar 1, 2019

"Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right." ~Henry Ford

On this Frequently Asked Friday we ask the seemingly ominous-sounding question: Is it too late?

Too late for what? Too late to achieve our goals... too late to realize our ideal future.

Just as the great Henry Ford proffered in the quote above, it may depend on what you think

At 50, Ray Croc started the McDonalds juggernaut. Colonel Sanders was in his mid-60s when he sold his famed recipe and the KFC franchise was launched. The founder of Wal-Mart was 44 when he opened his first store. The examples go on and on.

The stories echo the same themes: Failure, rejection, success.

It may sound cliched, but it's important to realize that if it's been done before, we can do it too! Even if it hasn't been done before, we can do it! Recall the episode, Anyone Can Do It!

Listen in to be inspired to fight through repeated failure and rejection, become the person you are meant to be, and understand that it's never too late to go after your goals!

Enjoy the episode!

***

New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mobile phone number "33444" you will instantly receive your "hack"/habit tracker/habit development template, or you can download it here: thehabitfactor.com/templates.

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

*****

Subscribe iTunes here!

Subscribe: Android | RSS

*****

TOOLS/BOOKS WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND:

Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
As a Man Thinketh

The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

**HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**

The New HabitXP Planner!

(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™

**WEBINARS**

Get Unstuck Course 

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

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

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Feb 27, 2019

"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible ” ~Dalai Lama

On a special Mind Bullet Wednesday episode of Habits2Goals, we address a subject that infiltrates every aspect of our lives: Kindness. Be kind.

It costs nothing. It's always possible. Tuning into kindness invokes echoes of karma: When we are kind, there's a great chance that energy is coming back our way. When we're unkind, that energy is coming around too — often much more quickly. 

And there's another aspect to kindness. When you are kind to others — complimenting, encouraging — it INSPIRES them. Kindness is empowering to others and boosts their energy.

The effect of kindness on others sends ripples of inspiration through the world, and with attention and awareness, we can cultivate kindness as — you guessed it — a HABIT!

Listen in for more on the power of kindness to change your life and the live of others, and how HABIT and PARR can inform this positive energy.

Enjoy the episode!

***

New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mobile phone number "33444" you will instantly receive your "hack"/habit tracker/habit development template, or you can download it here: thehabitfactor.com/templates.

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

*****

Subscribe iTunes here!

Subscribe: Android | RSS

*****

TOOLS/BOOKS WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND:

Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
As a Man Thinketh

The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

**HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**

The New HabitXP Planner!

(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™

**WEBINARS**

Get Unstuck Course 

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

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

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Feb 25, 2019

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; Mastering yourself is true power.” ~Lao Tzu

We begin our week with a Magnificent Mind Bullet Monday that explores a simple yet important concept: In here.

Look within.

It's important to read books, listen to podcasts, take classes, learn and seek knowledge "out there," but all that input is more valuable when it's brought into a strong internal foundation.

Do we have a good understanding of ourselves "in here"? Do we know what our values are "in here"? What is the vision? What is the mission? All of this knowledge is "in here."

Understanding who you are, both strengths and weaknesses, is critical. Your beliefs. Your values. Your mission. (The Habit XP Planner offers these types of exercises and serves as a tool to fortify yourself.) 

Need the answer? It's in here!

Listen in for advice on meditating, sitting quietly and getting to know yourself on a foundational level, and how the more you work "in here," the more valuable outside inspiration becomes.

Enjoy the episode!

***

New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mobile phone number "33444" you will instantly receive your "hack"/habit tracker/habit development template, or you can download it here: thehabitfactor.com/templates.

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

*****

Subscribe iTunes here!

Subscribe: Android | RSS

*****

TOOLS/BOOKS WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND:

Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
As a Man Thinketh

The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

**HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**

The New HabitXP Planner!

(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™

**WEBINARS**

Get Unstuck Course 

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

---------

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

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Feb 22, 2019

"All men's natures are alike. It's their habits that carry them far apart." ~Confucius

Today's Frequently Asked Friday throws it back to the basics when discussing a fundamental part of the Habit Factor's methodology: What is Habit Alignment?

At its simplest, Habit Alignment is the realization that identifying the core, recurring behaviors -- the positive habits -- that support your goal is the quickest way to achieve that goal.

When it comes to goal achievement, The Habit Factor says focus LESS on the To-Do list and focus MORE on the habits that will help you achieve your goal. 

Habit Alignment identifies the few, most important behaviors to intentionally craft into habits to support your goal. Want to write a book? What are the habits that will support this goal? (Hint: It's not just about writing, it's about overall wellness.)

It's all reinforced by the process of tracking! PARR: Plan, Act, Record, Reassess.

When you consider habit alignment, the big "a ha moment" is the recognition that our goal requires ENERGY. We are energy. In order to achieve our goal we must use the most efficient form of behavior energy...habit!

Listen in to hear about how Habit is the most efficient use of our behavior energy and how establishing the core, recurring, habits that support our goal will power us toward that goal's achievement.

Enjoy the episode!

***

New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mobile phone number "33444" you will instantly receive your "hack"/habit tracker/habit development template, or you can download it here: thehabitfactor.com/templates.

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

*****

Subscribe iTunes here!

Subscribe: Android | RSS

*****

TOOLS/BOOKS WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND:

Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
As a Man Thinketh

The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

**HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**

The New HabitXP Planner!

(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™

**WEBINARS**

Get Unstuck Course 

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

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

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Feb 20, 2019

"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”
~Aristotle

This Wednesday we feature a special Mind Bullet episode that explores a topic that has fascinated some of the greatest minds of all time: Virtue. But this isn't about being "virtuous" or better than other people.

Throwing it way back, 2,000 years ago the Stoics came to the conclusion that the development of one's virtue -- one's self -- is the highest good. 

Taking it from another angle, where does a virtue come from? As the Aristotle quote above teaches, virtue is a habit.

No discussion of virtue is complete without talking about Ben Franklin, whose famed quest to develop and habitualize virtues led him to say, "I hope, therefore, that my descendants will follow
this example and reap the benefits.” The most rewarding exercise in his life was crafting and tracking habits to form the virtues he wanted to embody!

Virtue is crafted via habit!

Listen in for inspiration on becoming the person you want to be and using HABIT and PARR to craft the virtues you long to embody.

Enjoy the episode!

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New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mobile phone number "33444" you will instantly receive your "hack"/habit tracker/habit development template, or you can download it here: thehabitfactor.com/templates.

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

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RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

TOOLS/BOOKS WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND:

Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
As a Man Thinketh

The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

**HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**

The New HabitXP Planner!

(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™

**WEBINARS**

Get Unstuck Course 

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

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Feb 18, 2019

"Anyone can do it.” ~Bob (AKA: The Rock)

A simple and powerful Mind Bullet begins our week: Anyone Can Do It! 

Taking inspiration from The Rock and Kevin Hart's comedy "Central Intelligence," we examine a throwaway line from The Rock's character, Bob Stone. 

Kevin Hart's character, Calvin Joyner, is flabbergasted by Bob's transformation from overweight high schooler to muscular and fit adult. "How did you do it?" Calvin asks. Modestly, Bob says it really wasn't much — he just did one thing: Work out six hours a day for 20 years. "Anyone can do it," he adds. 

Yes, anyone COULD do it. Anyone CAN do it. But does anyone actually do it?

Remember, if it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you. And the "it" is highly personal. Anyone CAN challenge themselves, everyone COULD complete their challenge, but DO we? 

Listen in for inspiration on identifying what YOUR next challenge is, whether it's physical, mental, or social, and how The Habit Factor and PARR can turn you into someone who DID IT!

Enjoy the episode!

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New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mobile phone number "33444" you will instantly receive your "hack"/habit tracker/habit development template, or you can download it here: thehabitfactor.com/templates.

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

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Subscribe: Android | RSS

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TOOLS/BOOKS WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND:

Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
As a Man Thinketh

The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

**HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**

The New HabitXP Planner!

(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™

**WEBINARS**

Get Unstuck Course 

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

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

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Feb 15, 2019

"Habit: A shackle for the free." ~Ambrose Bierce

On a special Frequently Asked Friday (recorded outside), we ponder a question essential to life: What binds you? 

Sitting outside at a bayside park soaking in the sunshine, pondering the idea of what truly binds us— what holds us back, MG looked down to see a small metal clamp, like a hiker's clamp. Foreshadowing: It is a binding tool, a shackle!

Consider what it is that really holds us back? Is it ourselves? Or, is it the force of habit— our repetitive thought and behavior habits?

The interesting thing is with some awareness and intention we are FREE to choose new, positive habits and use the very same force (habit) that binds us to set us free! 

By directing the force of habit, we can set our sails and guide us toward our goals and a positive future.

Listen in to hear about a unique, insightful experience that crystallizes the idea of being bound by our habits.

Enjoy the episode!

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New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mobile phone number "33444" you will instantly receive your "hack"/habit tracker/habit development template, or you can download it here: thehabitfactor.com/templates.

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

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Subscribe iTunes here!

Subscribe: Android | RSS

*****

TOOLS/BOOKS WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND:

Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
As a Man Thinketh

The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

**HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**

The New HabitXP Planner!

(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™

**WEBINARS**

Get Unstuck Course 

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

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

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Feb 13, 2019

"If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you." 

On this special Mind Bullet Wednesday episode of Habits2Goals, we ponder the idea of challenge and change. 

Taking inspiration from the quote above, MG shares his own new challenge journey and how it is bringing forth change in his life.

Ending a mediation one day in early January, he found himself in need of a new physical challenge, and it came to him from out of the blue: "You're going to do 15 burpees a day for the month of January." (What's a burpee, you ask? Check this out! And (it goes w/out saying) don't try any new exercises without talking to your doctor!)

Remember, "All life is an experiment." This experiment quickly grew and changed, offering incredible insights and changes. After all, if we don't create our own challenges, life will do it for us!

Listen in to hear more about this new physical challenge and how it is yielding both physical and mental benefits -- and how Habit and PARR come into play.

Enjoy the episode!

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New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mobile phone number "33444" you will instantly receive your "hack"/habit tracker/habit development template, or you can download it here: thehabitfactor.com/templates.

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

*****

Subscribe iTunes here!

Subscribe: Android | RSS

*****

TOOLS/BOOKS WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND:

Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
As a Man Thinketh

The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

**HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**

The New HabitXP Planner!

(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™

**WEBINARS**

Get Unstuck Course 

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

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

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