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

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Apr 20, 2018

Today's FAF (Frequently Asked Friday): "How can I feel less overwhelmed?"

In this crazy world of stimulus, demand, distraction and stress, too many of us are living a diminished quality of life by simple being overwhelmed.

MG addresses this question from a few different angles, but the main bullet point is this: If at any point we feel overwhelmed, it simply means we don't know what our Number One Priority is.

Think of a Days of Our Lives-style timer with sands flowing through an hourglass: No matter how much sand there is, only one grain can flow through at a time.

So how can you learn to diminish your overwhelm and free your mind along with your time?

1. Prioritize: Your first step is to make a list and identify your top priority -- multitasking only leads to more overwhelm.

2. Lose Your Habit Shackles: Next, understand that HABIT is at play. If you are feeling overwhelmed, know that you are bound by your habits. Your habits should be serving you!

Here's a great quote (look for it as a future Mind Bullet Monday): "Habit: A shackle for the free."

Just one example: Are you feeling overwhelmed but find yourself glued to your phone, Facebooking, gaming, Tweeting, checking headlines...? Put your phone on vibrate and free up time for your priorities!

3. Do Less: We are so programmed to create and take on more and more. But try taking on less -- even less thinking.

So what can you be doing less of? What can you eliminate? There's only so much energy.

4. Meditation: Remember, muddied waters left to stand grow clear. Concentrate your energy.

Tune in to the episode for tips and pointers on using these four steps to feel more calm and in control of your life, instead of feeling perpetually overwhelmed.

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

Overcoming Overwhelm - interview w/ C. Fisher

OTHER BOOKS/Resources:

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

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>>>FREE RESOURCES!! <<<

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

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

Free Webinar: (Mini Course) Focus & Discipline

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

Check it out and be sure to subscribe!

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The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Pressure Paradox?
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Apr 18, 2018

"Who can't become more than they are today?"
~David Katz

David Katz grew up on a small island off Vancouver, British Columbia, where he became acutely aware of just what was washing up on the beach.

A lifelong entrepreneur – beginning as a 12-year-old landscaper for hire – Katz always saw opportunities where others saw problems. He joined his entrepreneurial and spiritual callings to create The Plastic Bank, whose ambitious goal is to make plastic waste a currency that transcends poverty while stopping the flow of plastic into our oceans.

How did such a paradigm-shifting idea take hold? As Katz put it, "We were living in the future of a possibility that didn’t exist – we had to invite people into that possibility."

In true entrepreneurial fashion, Katz encountered one obstacle after another. So just what made him think he could tackle a challenge as big as saving the planet? Katz believes we are all a culmination of all the decisions we’ve ever made and experiences we’ve ever had. How his successes and failures brought him to where he is today is a fascinating and inspiring story from a true visionary.

As Katz puts it, “Do those things you want to do and your success is almost assured.”

In typical "Habits 2 Goals" style, the interview covers everything from dealing with difficult days to defining success. We explore what habits are essential to the guest's success, advice the guest would give his/her 20-something self, favorite books, quotes and more.

Enjoy the show!

David’s Website: https://www.plasticbank.org/

David's favorite app: Audible.com -- Don't forget you can get a free trial for 30Days!

A few of David's favorite books:

The Untethered Soul

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The Power of Now

 

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Apr 16, 2018

"The starting point of all achievement is desire!" ~Napoleon Hill

In this episode MG suggests that there is a very simple way to know if you REALLY WANT IT (your goal) BADLY ENOUGH.

It's an extremely simple litmus test.

A similar message was covered in a prior episode, "What do you really want?"

When you want something badly enough you'll always find a way. In fact, one of MG's favorite sayings is "Where there is a will, there is a way!"

Therefore, desire and determination take precedent over the "how". The "how" comes when one is determined/totally committed to achieving their goal!

So, how will you know if you really want to achieve your goal as badly as you think? The simple answer is right here!

Enjoy!

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The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

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>>>FREE RESOURCES!! <<<

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

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

Free Webinar: (Mini Course) Focus & Discipline

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The Pressure Paradox™

 

Apr 13, 2018

Chances are good that you are exactly where you are because that is where you want to be..."

Quick question: "What do you think is your biggest limiter as you strive to be more successful?"

If "all learning is remembering" (Plato) than the listener is guided back to a prior episode, "Learning Mastery".

While cleaning his garage, MG ran across one of his favorite old books and is struck by a particular passage within the personal development classic, The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David J. Schwartz)

Here's the passage:

"Where success is concerned, people are not measured in inches or pounds or college degrees, or family background; they are measured by the size of their thinking. How big we think determines the size of our accomplishments."  ~David J. Schwartz

So, how BIG are you thinking these days?

The size of your thinking (and related belief) must be the over-arching limiter. Consider how difficult it is for your achievements to outgrow your thinking! Your vision and what you believe you are capable of must be the foundation upon which your achievements grow.

Enjoy the episode!

 

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OTHER BOOKS/Resources:

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

Enjoy and share! Thank you!

>>>FREE RESOURCES!! <<<

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

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

Free Webinar: (Mini Course) Focus & Discipline

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

check it out and be sure to subscribe!

>><<

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

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The Habit Factor (Audible!)

(FREE! The Habit Factor's Tracking Template)

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

The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Pressure Paradox?
Check out this episode of Habits 2 Goals! Be sure to review on iTunes, Stitcher or GooglePlay! Thank you!

Apr 11, 2018

"These are two industries (gaming & advertising), let's face it, that are dependent upon changing your behavior; they have to specialize in mind-control..."
~Nir Eyal

Nir Eyal seems to be wired for creativity and, as he describes it, lives at the intersection of psychology and technology.

Nir has a storied and successful background in technology startups (as a founding entrepreneur) and has emerged from both the gaming and advertising space with a keen interest in the various ideas (and ingredients) that help to make products/apps successful— to make them stick and become habit forming.

As Nir put it, "Let's face it, these are two industries (advertising and gaming) that are dependent upon changing our behaviors."

By having a "front-row seat" within each of these industries, Nir continued to search and understand just what components helped to formulate habit-forming products and services. So, when he couldn't find that answer/book, he decided it was time to write it. Hence, his bestseller, Hooked, was born. (Its subtitle: "How to Build Habit-Forming Products.)

In typical "Habits 2 Goals" style, the interview covers everything from dealing with difficult days to defining success. We explore what habits are essential to the guest's success, advice the guest would give his/her 20-something self, favorite books, quotes and more.

The interview even covers many of the great ideas and inspirations behind Nir's latest effort, titled "Indistractable."

Enjoy the show!

Nir's fantastic book: Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

NOW LIVE (April 10-12th in San Francisco)
HabitSummit.com

Nir's Website: https://www.nirandfar.com

A couple of Nir's Favorite Books:

The Power of Habit

Addiction by Design

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The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Habit Factor's Facebook (Private) Accountability Group

 

Apr 9, 2018

"A man's mind may be likened to a garden which may be intelligently cultivated..."

The beginning of personal transformation begins with "right" thinking.

For this Mind-Bullet Monday, MG revisits James Allen's classic, "As a Man Thinketh" and specifically points to the phrase, "nothing can come from corn but corn".

"Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results; bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results. This is but saying that nothing can come from corn but corn, nothing from nettles but nettles.

Men understand this law in the natural world, and work with it; but few understand it in the mental and moral world (though its operation there is just as simple and undeviating), and they, therefore, do not co-operate with it."

How often do we pay lip service to the idea of "positive thinking" without understanding the idea is rooted upon this very concept. How much bad can come from thinking good and positive thoughts?

Earl Nightingale used to liken our minds to a massive earth mover and suggest that too many people are simply letting go of the steering wheel!

As you go through your day be vigilant and guide your thoughts. Constantly practice the art of "right thinking" and always be looking for opportunities to refine your thinking in order to plant better quality seeds.

If it works in the "natural world" surely as Allen points out, it will work in the invisible/mental world.

"Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results... Nothing can come from corn but corn. Nothing from nettles but nettles."

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

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

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

Enjoy and share! Thank you!

>>>FREE RESOURCES!! <<<

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

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

Free Webinar: (Mini Course) Focus & Discipline

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

Subscribe here!

>><<

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

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The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Pressure Paradox™

 

Apr 6, 2018

 

Today's FAF (Frequently Asked Friday) "What's the best way to form (or build) a good habit?"

MG tackles this question by dispelling some very popular misinformation on the internet mostly directed at something known within psychology as the "habit loop" or, Cue, Routine, Reward.

Cue, Routine, Reward does little, if anything, as a <em>process</em> or <em>methodology</em> to help someone to develop a good, positive habit and here are just a few reasons why:

Cue, Routine, Reward is:

1) Based upon tests with lab animals; mice and rats NOT humans

2) Involves little, if any, PLANNING on how to develop the good behavior (habit)!

3) It lacks any planning mechanism. Cue, Routine, Reward doesn't allow for the establishment of "targets". For instance, are you going to "Read" every day or just 3 times a week? And, when you read, are you reading for 10 pages or 20 minutes?

4) Cue, Routine, Reward provides NO instruction or recommendation about the recording or, TRACKING of their behavior.

5) Lacking any "tracking/recording" mechanism, Cue, Routine, Reward offers no process or recommendation for "REASSESSMENT" or "raising the bar" and/or how long to track and when to increase the targets.

6) HabitStrength!: By following P.A.R.R. (Plan, Act, Record and Reassess) Users understand that habit development will strengthen over time <em>with use.</em> This happens via the tracking and reassessment process which help to increase habitstrength.

Therefore, when it comes to intentional, positive, habit development for HUMANS, the recommendation is to follow the P.A.R.R. methodology; Plan, Act, Record (tracking + notes) and Reassess.

Unfortunately, Cue, Routine and Reward and the "habit loop" leaves much to be desired as a process/methodology to follow for habit development.

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

OTHER BOOKS/Resources:

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

Enjoy and share! Thank you!

>>>FREE RESOURCES!! <<<

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

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

Free Webinar: (Mini Course) Focus & Discipline

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

heck it out and be sure to subscribe!

>><<

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

----------

More Resources

The Habit Factor (Audible!)

(FREE! The Habit Factor's Tracking Template)

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

The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Pressure Paradox?
Check out this episode of Habits 2 Goals! Be sure to review on iTunes, Stitcher or GooglePlay! Thank you!

Apr 4, 2018

"Success is loving yourself authentically and living from that space..."
~Bing Bush Jr.

What hasn't Bing Bush Jr. done? Attorney, entrepreneur and horse-racing aficionado just for starters. 

MG kicks off this interview with the statement, "If they were teaching life clinics, Bing Bush Jr. would be a master instructor."

Growing up in Kentucky, Bing developed a lifelong love for horses. Upon visiting his sister in San Diego, he also fell in love with the ocean and the Southern California lifestyle.

Bing's legal work was essential in helping a client who'd tragically lost a son in a trucking accident to win a substantial judgement (the largest of its kind at the time). Later, that same client would assist Bing in his effort to raise the funds needed to being his new Abbondanza Racing group.  @AbbondanzaRacing

In typical Habits 2 Goals style, the subjects covered in this interview include dealing with difficult days, defining success, habits, goals and, as the title suggests, "how to be (become) the real you." Bing also runs through a beautiful, six-step 'recipe' that is worth writing down, remembering and living by.

Enjoy the show!

Bing's Favorite Books:

Love is Letting Go of Fear - by Gerald G. Jampolsky MD 

Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor Frankl

Other: Episode resources:

Waze - App

Bushlawoffices.com

@AbbondanzaRacing

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Resources mentioned in the show: 

The Habit Factor®

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The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Habit Factor's Facebook (Private) Accountability Group

 

Apr 2, 2018

"Truly I tell you," he continued, "no prophet is accepted in his hometown." Luke 4:24

Variations include: "Only in his own home and hometown is a prophet without honor." "I tell you this," Jesus added, "prophets are never welcomed in their hometown.

Think about the term "prophet" perhaps as just another word for teacher or maybe even thought-leader. The key idea is that as you begin to transform and grow yourself and your skills and develop your own ideas the place to win acceptance is not likely to be your friends, associates or even family.

Why is that?

Well, one reason is they may have a difficult time reconciling who you are today with who you once were. Your family and friends might regard you as that same troubled teenager or twenty something party goer instead of an industry-wide recognized Ph.D.

The beauty is, ultimately it doesn't matter as their acceptance of your creativity and work should not be your main goal anyway.

While they may not understand or champion your work, it isn't personal --it's just a natural bias that apparently dates back thousands of years as proven by this very special Bible passage.

The best part is that in today's interconnected world, your ideas will be given the opportunity to flourish and be heard and tested by the world— a world full of strangers and that is ultimately where the real value of your ideas will be appreciated.

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

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

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

Enjoy and share! Thank you!

>>>FREE RESOURCES!! <<<

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

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

Free Webinar: (Mini Course) Focus & Discipline

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

heck it out and be sure to subscribe!

>><<

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

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More Resources

(FREE! The Habit Factor's Tracking Template)

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

The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Pressure Paradox™

 

Mar 30, 2018

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

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

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

Tips/Steps:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The New HabitXP Planner!

OTHER BOOKS/Resources:

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

Enjoy and share! Thank you!

>>>FREE RESOURCES!! <<<

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

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

Free Webinar: (Mini Course) Focus & Discipline

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

heck it out and be sure to subscribe!

>><<

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

  ----------

More Resources

The Habit Factor (Audible!)

(FREE! The Habit Factor's Tracking Template)

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

The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Pressure Paradox™

 

Mar 28, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy the show!

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

Fred's Favorite Books:

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

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

The Entrepreneur's Handbook

Other: Episode resources:

The physics of least action.

Lazyway.net

FredGratzon.com

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Resources mentioned in the show: 

The Habit Factor®

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

More Resources

(FREE! The Habit Factor's Tracking Template)

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

The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Habit Factor's Facebook (Private) Accountability Group

 

Mar 26, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

Enjoy and share! Thank you!

>>>FREE RESOURCES!! <<<

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

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

Free Webinar: (Mini Course) Focus & Discipline

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

heck it out and be sure to subscribe!

>><<

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

  ----------

More Resources

(FREE! The Habit Factor's Tracking Template)

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

The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Pressure Paradox™

 

Mar 23, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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The Pressure Paradox™

 

Mar 21, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy the show!

J's Favorite Books:

The Complete Works of Shakespeare (7th Edition)

The Seven Ages of Man

The River Swimmer

Favorite app - productivity app:
Voice Recorder!

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

BLUE MIND SUMMIT 2018!

Wallace J. Nichols (website)

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Mar 19, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

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

TRELLO!

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>>>FREE RESOURCES!! <<<

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

Free Webinar: (Mini Course) Focus & Discipline

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

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The Pressure Paradox™

 

Mar 16, 2018

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

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

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

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

Enjoy the show!

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

The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

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

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

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

TRELLO!

As a Man Thinketh

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

Free Webinar: (Mini Course) Focus & Discipline

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The Pressure Paradox™

Mar 14, 2018

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

LEARN IT. LIVE IT. GIVE IT.

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

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

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

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

Sit back, take some notes and enjoy!

Jairek's Book Recommendations:

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

The Alchemist

The Tools

The Happiness Advantage

Sleep Smarter

The Power of Habit

The Habit Factor®
 
Tools: Tech

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

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

 

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

TRELLO!

(FREE! The Habit Factor's Tracking Template)

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

The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Habit Factor's Facebook (Private) Accountability Group

 

OTHER BOOKS:

Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy

Scaling UP! Verne Harnish

Something For Nothing by Brian Tracy

GettingThings Done! (Allen's Great Book!)

Enjoy and thanks for sharing!

 

Mar 12, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TRELLO!

Enjoy and share! Thank you!

>>>FREE RESOURCES!! <<<

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

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

Free Webinar: (Mini Course) Focus & Discipline

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

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The Pressure Paradox™

Mar 9, 2018

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

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

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

Enjoy the show!

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

The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

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

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

As a Man Thinketh

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

Free Webinar: (Mini Course) Focus & Discipline

>> The 28 Day Breakthrough!

TRELLO!

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The Pressure Paradox™

Mar 6, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Check it out!

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

Roz's Favorite Books:

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Ishmael

Conversations with God

Celestine Prophecy

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Resources mentioned in the show: 

Evernote

Noo Map

BOOKS:

The Habit Factor®

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The Habit Factor's Facebook (Private) Accountability Group

 

Mar 4, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

TRELLO!

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

As a Man Thinketh

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

Free Webinar: (Mini Course) Focus & Discipline

>> The 28 Day Breakthrough!

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The Pressure Paradox™

Feb 19, 2018

"I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing." ~Socrates

How much do you value the unknown? How much do you appreciate what you do not know?

Rumi - the great Sufi mystic put it this way. "Sell your cleverness and purchase bewilderment." And, Lao Tzu the great Chinese philosopher said, “To know that you do not know is true knowledge. To think you know when you do not is a disease. Recognizing this disease as a disease is to be free of it.”

So, Socrates put it one way, Lao Tzu and Rumi another!

On the cusp of Season IV, (BE SURE TO VOTE FOR THE NEW COVER ART HERE! It takes just two clicks!!) This "bridge" episode challenges the listener to embrace the unknown.

"Not knowing can be incredibly liberating and lead you to a place of trust and faith."

Rather than being totally self-defeating, learning to appreciate and accept what you don't know can take you to a place of powerful humility.

The smartest most logical people in the world ultimately, run up again the unknown. Logic is built upon and founded upon what was once unknown and seemingly illogical.

The iChing - Book of Changes

Tao Te Ching

Also linked below w/ the app and book! ; )

So, get AFTER IT! Be sure to click on the F R E E resources: PDF (located at: http://podcast.thehabitfactor.com

Enjoy and share! Thank you!

Learn more! >> The 28 Day Breakthrough!

 

Don't forget to check out: The Pressure Paradox™ ; )

FREE resource to keep that mind tuned!!

As a Man Thinketh

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Jan 15, 2018

"Be like water..." ~Bruce Lee

[STEP #9, MASTERY, in this BREAKTHROUGH mini-series, "How to Make 2018 Your Best, Breakthrough New Year Ever!"]

Step #9 =  The Mastery Mindset!

Step #1: Decide
Step #2: Assess
Step #3: Values, Mission and Vision
Step #4: Passion & Purpose
Step #5: Energy & Enthusiasm
Step #6: GOALS!
Step #7: HABIT! HABIT! HABIT!
Step #8: HabitStrength™

When you think about the concept of "mastery" what comes to mind?

Martin begins this show reviewing that invariably, after you go through each of the first 8 steps, you will come upon OBSTACLES.

It's the true Master who regards obstacles as simply opportunities in disguise.

Recall, that there are three great constants in life; change, choice and principles.

Therefore the idea of mastery as a destination— an arrival point— can only be an illusion.

If change is a constant, and it is, the idea of perpetual learning to become a "master" is essential.

In this episode Martin recaps the very traits essential to the Mastery Mindset and even takes his cue from an unlikely source, H2O.

The mastery mindset encapsulates a lot of ideas, including; the "beginner's mind" OR the idea that "every day is day one".

The real master never arrives and is therefore, always arriving.

"Every day is day one." ~Kelly Slater

a couple great books to help form the Mastery Mindset

-The obstacle is the WAY

-MASTERY

-The GRIT Pyramid- (How to develop the HABIT of GRIT)

Don't forget out The Pressure Paradox™ ; )

Learn more about MG's new program...
The 28 Day Breakthrough!

Each week (for this Breakthrough mini-series) we provide you a tool or template to help you process and implement the week's lesson and this week is no different! (see FREE habit and goal template!)

Also linked below w/ the app and book! ; )

So, get AFTER IT! Be sure to click on the F R E E resources: PDF (located at: http://podcast.thehabitfactor.com

Enjoy and share! Thank you!

"Each new day presents a new year and each new year a new day."

FREE resource to keep that mind tuned!!

As a Man Thinketh

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>><<

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The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

Jan 4, 2018

"Discipline is a habit. GRIT is a habit. The more good behaviors you can habituate the less you will need to rely on willpower."

[STEP #8,  (week #8) in the BREAKTHROUGH mini-series, "How to Make 2018 Your Best, Breakthrough New Year Ever!"]

Step #OCHO =  HabitStrength!!

Step #1: Decide
Step #2: Assess
Step #3: Values, Mission and Vision
Step #4: Passion & Purpose
Step #5: Energy & Enthusiasm
Step #6: GOALS!
Step #7: HABIT! HABIT! HABIT!

And, now we delve into... part deux of Habit; HabitStrength!

Think about habit development just like muscle development. It isn't about a set number of days, it's about a process and the P.A.R.R. process/method we covered in the last episode.

People don't go to the gym and ask, "How long will it take to develop my biceps?"

No. They start with 15lbs and curl that weight until within a few weeks it feels light (they get stronger) so they up the weight to 20lbs then 25, 30, 35lbs, etc.

Each successive week of planning, acting, recording and reassessing helps to develop the muscle and coincidentally the related HABIT.

This is how one creates automaticity (a stronger habit) so you do not have to rely on willpower from one day to the next.

Repeat after me: DISCIPLINE is a HABIT. GRIT is a Habit.

 

"Habit is second nature, or rather, ten times nature." William James 

Each week (for this Breakthrough mini-series) we provide you a tool or template to help you process and implement the week's lesson and this week is no different! (see FREE habit and goal template!)

Also linked below w/ the app and book! ; )

So, get AFTER IT! Be sure to click on the F R E E resources: PDF (located at: http://podcast.thehabitfactor.com

Enjoy and share! Thank you!

"Each new day presents a new year and each new year a new day."

FREE resource to keep that mind tuned!!

As a Man Thinketh

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>><<

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The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Habit Factor's Facebook (Private) Accountability Group

Dec 28, 2017

"Cosmic Habit Force is the greatest of all natural laws. It is Nature's comptroller through which all other natural laws are coordinated.
~Napoleon Hill

[STEP #7,  (week #7) in the BREAKTHROUGH mini-series, "How to Make 2018 Your Best, Breakthrough New Year Ever!"]

Step #7 =  HABIT! (Cosmic Habit Force, Habit Alignment & P.A.R.R.)

Step #1: Decide
Step #2: Assess
Step #3: Values, Mission and Vision
Step #4: Passion & Purpose
Step #5: Energy & Enthusiasm
Step #6: GOALS!

And, now we delve into... HABIT!

HABIT. HABIT. HABIT.

It's worthwhile to keep in mind that when The Habit Factor® was first  introduced, habit was an afterthought if any thought at all when it came to goal achievement. This was primarily due to its negative connotation, "smoking, drinking, drugs," etc.

Even in what is regarded as one of the best self-help books of all time, Think & Grow Rich, habit, as a force for goal achievement was NOT identified, not as a specific process to develop and align habits to one's goals. In fact, it took Mr. Hill (link) in his own words, another "twenty years" to recognize what he left out of Think & Grow Rich. It was HABIT or as he put it, "Cosmic Habit Force"

So, what does this mean to you?

In real words/language? Simply, put, HABIT or, Habit Alignment Technology™ is the most efficient way for your to achieve your goals.

In this episode, Martin specifically talks about the force of habit and / or Cosmic Habit Force plus, Habit Alignment Technology™ and the P.A.R.R. methodology to create enduring, positive habits.

"Habit is second nature, or rather, ten times nature." William James 

Each week (for this Breakthrough mini-series) we provide you a tool or template to help you process and implement the week's lesson and this week is no different! (see FREE habit and goal template!)

Also linked below w/ the app and book! ; )

So, get AFTER IT! Be sure to click on the F R E E resources: PDF (located at: http://podcast.thehabitfactor.com

Enjoy and share! Thank you!

"Each new day presents a new year and each new year a new day."

FREE resource to keep that mind tuned!!

As a Man Thinketh

 Check it out and be sure to subscribe!

>><<

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The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Habit Factor's Facebook (Private) Accountability Group

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