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

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Jul 29, 2019

"No man is free who cannot command himself."~Pythagoras

You may be familiar with the old adage, "No pain, no gain." But on a dingy wall in a college apartment by the beach, MG and his roommates had a sign that read, "No pain, no pain." This phrase is even more enlightening in the context of these MBM episodes that have been focusing on challenge and change. 

We often get the question, why do I need to challenge myself? Life is hard enough already. Yes, life is hard; therefore, giving ourselves challenges, often physical, helps us to create mental breakthroughs and personal growth.

"No pain, no pain." Not challenging yourself, not putting yourself in a state of growth, is comfortable. There's no pain — TODAY. But this is static thinking. Because life is dynamic, you may end up paying for that comfort and pain-free existence later, with health issues or emotional roadblocks.

We get too wrapped up in dichotomous thinking, but life is about balance. It's this AND that. Go fast AND slow. Life is short AND long. You achieve balance -- a little bit of pain now, and more comfort later. 

Listen in to hear more about how biting the bullet and challenging yourself now yields incredible rewards later — and how habit tracking and PARR can keep you accountable and on track. 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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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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Jul 22, 2019

"If the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of your day knowing that was probably the very worst thing that will happen to you the rest of your day."~Brian Tracy

Your “frog” is your biggest, ugliest, perhaps most difficult and often most important task, the one you are most likely to procrastinate on and keep pushing out into an unspecified future.

Chances as good that each and everyone of us are avoiding something; a doctor's appointment, paying a bill, making a phone call, etc., There is undoubtedly a brutal task starring you in the face and often the irony is we only make these tasks seem larger and more difficult by putting them off.

"Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of the uncompleted task" goes an old saying. And Lao Tzu advised, "Do the difficult things while they are easy and the great things while they are small.

For some of us the "Frog" is getting ourselves to the gym every other morning. So, the challenge for us is to stop thinking about it— and building it up— to look that ugly 'frog' square in the eyes and eat it knowing that the rest of our day will be relatively easy!

Listen in to hear more about frog eating and why the topic even came up. 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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Jul 15, 2019

"The best way to predict the future is to create it."
~Drucker

This week's topic has applications in all facets of life, from our daily routines to relationships and goals: foresight.  

Foresight is the ability to predict what might happen or what may be needed in the future. Foresight can be a useful skill, a tool to sharpen, and can arm us with better preparation to be successful.

Think about it: How many times during the day do you use foresight as a tool in your life? Say you're heading into a company meeting. You may imagine what the meeting will look like and sound like. What goals or aspirations do you have going into the meeting? How might you best achieve those goals? Your foresight will likely serve you well.

Whether it’s a company meeting, relationship, financial or career goals, or any other objective, foresight is a tool unique to humans and one that should be sharpened! 

This episode was recorded before MG's Rim2Rim2Rim Grand Canyon Hike (read about it here), and during the episode he discusses how foresight will help him plan, prepare and practice for the big event. And while foresight did, indeed, come into play in many useful ways, the sudden urge to run the event with a pack of trail runners at the very beginning of the event was never even a consideration, much less an exercise in foresight!

Listen in to hear more about using the vision, imagination and precognitions of foresight to improve your life, and how to make foresight a habit.

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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Jul 8, 2019

"Give yourself physical challenges and they will create mental breakthroughs!" 

Last week we introduced MG’s latest “challenge and change” experiment, merging the metaphorical and literal concepts of climbing and understanding the endurance and strength that climbing brings.

In this episode, we recap his adventures conquering the R2R2R Challenge from June 30-July 1, sharing lessons learned along with a few tales from this experience alongside a group of Ironman/entrepreneurs.

Concepts from The Pressure Paradox dominated this challenge, highlighting the importance of the 3 P’s: Plan, Prepare and Practice. After all, the higher the stakes, the greater the importance of planning, preparing and practicing -- and these stakes were high!

Except sometimes we throw ourselves a curveball during a challenge: MG never foresaw the possibility that he’d be trail running at least the first half of each day, but that’s exactly what he decided to do when a small fraction of the group took off at 4:45 a.m. in the early dawn — the goal was to get through the valley of the Grand Canyon as quickly as possible and beat the heat

It was a gamble that paid off on day one: 25-plus miles of running/hiking, and a quick 9 hours later the South-to-North Rim was finished! Unfortunately, that same gamble on day two didn’t yield the same dividends: With about 12 miles left, two massive blisters formed on each of the balls of his feet.

Among the incredible individuals he shared this trail-running experience with was author and elite, competitive Ironman Shay Eskew. While the entire group was a great inspiration to MG, Shay’s story was profoundly transformative, overcoming unimaginable tragedy to create a life lived to the fullest. (Check out his book, “What the Fire Ignited,” and stay tuned for a future H2G interview in Season 6!)

Finally, another reminder from The Pressure Paradox: For us to experience our own mental and physical breakthroughs, we almost always must pass through our own sort of “Crucible," which, interestingly, is exactly the formula the Marines use to transform recruits into MARINES! (Note: Actual mileage Marines hike during this challenge is 54, not 25.)

Listen in to hear more about the R2R2R challenge and the importance of consistently setting physical challenges that push your limits -- ones that are sure to create mental breakthroughs.

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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Jul 1, 2019

"After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb." ~Nelson Mandela

The Habit2Goal podcast's mission is particularly in line with today's subject: climbing.

We're all climbing metaphorically through the challenges in our lives, but MG's latest physical challenge merged the metaphorical and literal, learning about the endurance and strength that comes from climbing. 

If everything goes according to plan, as you listen to this episode MG will be headed back from the North rim of the Grand Canyon back to the South, after going the previous day from the South to the North. It's called the Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim (R2R2R) challenge, and preparation and training for the last three months has been fairly intense.

Challenge and change is a common theme on Habits2Goals. We set new challenges because life is hard -- we can either sit around and settle into complacency or we can go out and test our mental and physical toughness.

Since this latest challenge was quite literally about climbing, the training and preparation had to focus on tracking a new climbing habit. Using the Stair Master was a reality check -- renamed the "ass kicker," an initial 20-minute workout became a torturous 15-minute exercise.

But we all know and understand the magic of the Habit Factor's rhythmic training system, and putting in the work to create a climbing habit slowly paid off, with the latest workout reaching level 9 and 40+ minutes (overall).

From a conditioning standpoint -- cardio, breathing -- climbing has been a revelation, an unparalleled workout that boosted strength and endurance. (The Apple Health App was a great tool.)

When we create these physical challenges, it's always rewarding to see how far we've come.

Listen in for more on climbing as a challenge -- both physical and mental -- and using the Habit Factor to help you navigate change, challenges, and the biggest climbs in your life.

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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