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Sep 30, 2019

"Well I'll tell you something, this is no longer a vacation, it's a quest. It's a quest for fun, I'm gonna have fun and you're gonna have fun, we're all gonna have so much ****ing fun..." Clark Griswold

This Mind Bullet, Quest, was inspired by two things: a listener, Micheal K., who wrote in suggesting an episode about questions, and Chevy Chase's iconic Clark Griswold character from the Vacation movies. 

A little background: Emotionally keyed up and on the edge of sanity after a series of mishaps on his family's way to Wally World, Clark announces that the family trip is no longer a vacation—it's a quest for fun. He goes on to announce that they'll have so much fun they'll need plastic surgery to remove their grins, among other things. (Warning: Clip is played in unedited form, complete with F words.)

Quest is at the root of the word question, and quest and question are all part of the same process. We are all on a quest in our lives, and asking the right questions is the key. Asking questions cues our mind to develop answers.

Reader Michael suggests that asking questions and answering them is an excellent anchor for the habits we are striving to develop on our quest toward our goals.

Listen in to hear more about the relationship between quests and questions, why asking the right questions can set your quest on the right course, and how important it is to dig into the root of words that are significant to us (such as habit!).

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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 RECOMMEND:

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

The 3 C's of SucCcess (Mitch W. Steel)

The Psychology of Achievement (Brian Tracy)

The Power of Positive Thinking (Normal Vincent Peale)

The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

Think & Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill)

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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Sep 27, 2019

"A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit.” ~Desiderius Erasmus

On the first Frequently Asked Friday of Habits2Goals Season 6, we tackle a back-to-basics topic first visited in Season 1: How to kill a bad habit.

The formula is simple: To kill a bad habit, use the three "ments": environment, replacement, and experiment

Say you need to kill the bad habit of drinking beer. To control your environment and make it conducive to quitting this habit, don't buy beer. Need to quit smoking? Don't buy cigarettes or be around those who smoke. The bottom line: If your environment is conducive to a bad habit, that bad habit isn't going anywhere. Create impediments to create a prohibitive environment!

Substitute comes next: If you're quitting beer, perhaps substitute it with non-alcoholic beer. If your habit is smoking, go for a walk when your friends go out for a smoke. Remember that just as a nail is driven out by another nail, habit is driven out by another habit. 

Next, experiment: Nothing in life is static, so try things out and find what works for you.  

Listen in to learn the fundamentals of killing a bad habit without disrupting social cues and conditions, and how the three "ments" are game-changers when you're trying to change your life.  

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

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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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Sep 25, 2019

"Life is full of opportunity. Leadership is about taking those opportunities. Legacy is what you will leave behind when you do." ~Michel Kripalani

Habits2Goals is proud to present a conversation with the insightful leader, coach, and entrepreneur extraordinaire Michel Kripalani

A peripatetic upbringing with an engineer father exposed Kripalani to numerous life experiences, fueling a fascination with and empathy for people and their varied life experiences.

At first a pre-med student at UCSD, Kripalani found himself called to visual arts; this path led to his first startup soon after graduation, moov Design, a firm ahead of its time that coded the first-ever multimedia magazine.  

Fueled by a desire to build a game, his next venture, Presto Studios, created the Journeyman Project in 1993—the world's first photorealistic adventure game. JP defied all expectations, selling more than 100,000 copies. 

A desire to enter the burgeoning app economy fueled Kripalani's next venture: Oceanhouse Media, which became a leading developer and publisher of apps for the mobile market that secured licensing relationships with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Hay House, Random House, and more.

His latest business, Extality, is again at the cutting edge, billing itself as an "Extended Reality development company."

Tune in for a fascinating discussion of one entrepreneur's personal and professional journey, including lessons on intention, improving processes, finding ways to uplevel, taking initiative, and being your best self every day.  

Enjoy the episode!

RESOURCES TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MICHEL KRIPALANI

MichelKripalani.com

Extality Website

https://oceanhousemedia.com/

TRANSFORMATIVE BOOKS RECOMMENDED BY MICHEL KRIPALANI

Triggers, by Marshall Goldshmith

The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle

TECH TOOLs RECOMMENDED BY MICHEL KRIPALANI

Marshall Goldsmith Coaching App

15Five Management Software

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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 RECOMMEND:

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

The 3 C's of SucCcess (Mitch W. Steel)

The Psychology of Achievement (Brian Tracy)

The Power of Positive Thinking (Normal Vincent Peale)

The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

Think & Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill)

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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Sep 23, 2019

"We tend to believe that in the future, we're much, much better."

"You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do." Henry Ford

Habits2Goals kicks off its sixth season with a powerful Mind Bullet: Your Future Self. 

A topic called "behavioral economics" was the catalyst for this mind bullet. In his book The Undoing Project, author Michael Lewis discussed the concept of behavioral economics—the idea that humans are not rational creatures. They're emotional. Sometimes they eat too much, sometimes they drink too much, etc.

The concept of behavioral economics cropped up again in an NPR podcast featuring Richard Thaler, who won a Nobel Prize for behavioral economics and is the author of Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics. Thaler said something that resonated: "We are all better in our future self."

Think about it: Our future self is amazing! We say things like, "I'm going to get her flowers next week." "When I get my raise, I'm going to save more money." I'm going to eat better, give more, save more, make better decisions—in the future.

It's time to live in the present and be your best self NOW. Create the life you want by being more aware. When you say something like, "I'll start saving money next month," bring it back to NOW immediately: I'll start an automatic savings program NOW. Buying her flowers next week? No, buy her flowers right now. Eat better, drink less, save more—NOW. 

Listen in to hear about taking your future self off a pedestal and consciously creating the best version of yourself NOW. 

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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 RECOMMEND:

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

The 3 C's of SucCcess (Mitch W. Steel)

The Psychology of Achievement (Brian Tracy)

The Power of Positive Thinking (Normal Vincent Peale)

The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

Think & Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill)

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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Sep 16, 2019

"Every minute you spend in planning saves 10 minutes in execution; this gives you a 1,000 percent Return on Energy!”. ~Brian Tracy

"Plans are worthless, but planning is everything. 
~Dwight Eisenhower

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First, some great news! Season 6 of Habits2Goals officially kicks off next Monday, September 23, complete with our Mind Bullet Mondays, Interview Wednesdays, and Frequently Asked Fridays! Mark your calendars, make sure you're subscribed, and tell a friend!

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Today's Mind Bullet, Planning, tackles a subject that has huge implications on our lives, yet it's something so obvious that it gets overlooked, much to our detriment.

You may know about planning. You may agree that it's important. But are you doing it? Do you have a plan for your life?

We're good at things like planning a vacation. But we rarely take the time to pause, breathe, and ask ourselves the hard questions: Where do you want to be in 60 days? 90 days? A year? Three years?

These are powerful questions because when we visualize ourselves hitting these milestones, we can plan how to get there.

Deconstructing our goals helps us figure out the habits that will get us there.

How do you want to improve in your body, mind, social and spiritual areas of life? Take the time to ask the questions and let them guide you to the habits it will take to get you there.

For example, what's your 90-day health goal? Do you want to be more fit? What are the habits that will carry you to that goal? 

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Listen in for more on steering your life in the right direction, the power of planning, and using the force of habit to create your own metamorphosis. 

**Season 6 is kicking off next Monday, 9/23, with our Mind Bullet Monday, Interview Wednesday, and Frequently Asked Friday. Make sure you've subscribed and tell a friend!

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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 3 C's of SucCcess (Mitch W. Steel)
The Psychology of Achievement (Brian Tracy)

The Power of Positive Thinking (Normal Vincent Peale)

The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

Think & Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill)

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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Sep 9, 2019

"Synergy is what happens when one plus one equals 10 or 100 or even 1,000! It's the profound result when two or more respectful human beings determine to go beyond their preconceived ideas to meet a great challenge." ~Stephen R. Covey

Today's Mind Bullet, Synergize, flows from last week's THEM, which discussed how significant relationships are to our lives and how important it is to take the "smooth handle" in our interactions.

Any discussion of synergy has to include a recap of the great Stephen R. Covey book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People:

  • Be Proactive: YOU! are responsible.
  • Begin With the End in Mind: Have vision and Foresight
  • Put First Things First: This is the kernel of The Habit Factor, where we intentionally craft habits in line with our goals to reach them more quickly.

(These first three habits are about "personal victory," i.e., you. The next 3 habits move into "public victory," i.e., relationships)

  • Think Win-Win: Your intention takes others into account.
  • Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood: This puts our focus on others—them.
  • SYNERGIZE

Synergy is often confused with compromise—everyone gives a little to come up with a solution. But synergy is more than that—it involves seeking, needing, and wanting the opinions of others.

Nobody sees the same problem in the same way. Everyone brings their unique perspective—bias—to a situation. But synergy involves seeking out and understanding another's opposing viewpoint with the goal of combining both viewpoints to find a third alternative. 

Rather than dreading the onslaught of another's perspective, seek it out with the belief that what will emerge is far better than what either of you brought separately. 

Listen in for more on the power of synergy, why one plus one equals three, and how people working together in a spirit of "win-win" creates the best solution.

***

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 3 C's of SucCcess (Mitch W. Steel)
The Psychology of Achievement (Brian Tracy)

The Power of Positive Thinking (Normal Vincent Peale)

The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

Think & Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill)

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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Sep 2, 2019

"Always take things by the smooth handle."
~Thomas Jefferson

On the heels of the previous episodes "Nobody Cares," "Hypnotized," and "YOU," which all focused inwardly, this week's mind bullet shifts to look at THEM—other people

Nobody Cares looked at the idea that we're all carrying burdening stories we needn't be lugging around; Hypnotized examined how we convince ourselves that certain self-defeating stories are true; and You emphasized that the best way to improve the world is to improve yourself. 

While improving ourselves is always the first part of the equation, we can't do it alone. We have to understand how to work with others. 

Thomas Jefferson once said, "Always take things by the smooth handle." This means that when dealing with other people, instead of trying to force your way and lobby for your cause, try to understand their point of view and work with them. 

Benjamin Franklin was a great example of taking things by the smooth handle, as explained in Walter Isaacson's excellent biography. Ben would always take great care when promoting his ideas, doing everything he could to take the smoothest handle possible and present his ideas without ego or judgment.

When dealing with others, we need to take a page out of Franklin and Jefferson's playbook. Too often, ego gets involved; people want to lobby their own causes and opinions, pushing forward with their own biases, rather than sitting back and seeking to understand the viewpoints of others. 

Listen in for more on taking the smooth handle in your interactions with others, and how removing yourself from bickering and drama will lighten your mental load as you strive for goal achievement.

***

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 3 C's of SucCcess (Mitch W. Steel)
The Psychology of Achievement (Brian Tracy)

The Power of Positive Thinking (Normal Vincent Peale)

The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

Think & Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill)

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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