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Habits 2 Goals: The Habit Factor® Podcast with Martin Grunburg

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Feb 25, 2020

"No one told you when to run, you've missed the starting gun.” ~Pink Floyd

On this in-between-seasons ("tweener") Mind Bullet episode we tackle a subject first brought up in the season 6 episode The Future: the moment is now.

How many times have you heard a comment like, "Now is the defining moment of our time," in terms of an election or another big current event? But there's more to it: Now is (or can be), a defining moment in your life. Now!

In our season 6 episode The Future, we realized that we're not just creating the future now, the future IS now. NOW IS THE FUTURE.

How are you applying the moment? If you had a checklist for the moment, are you frittering it away, or are you using it to create clarity, take responsibility, take action, build better relationships, improve your wellness, etc.? 

(Listen to the Brian Smith interview (UGG Australia founder) more about transformational awareness.)

Now is the future. Use the moment to align your behaviors with your goals and ideals.

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 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 (Norman 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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Feb 19, 2020

"Desire is the most important element of habit and skill development, not streaks.

On this in-between-seasons ("tweener") Wednesday Mind Bullet episode we discuss the subject of streaks

Many people confuse and misinterpret the connection between streaks and habits. Streaks are something you do every day, and we often think we have to do something every day—have a streak—to develop a habit.

Habit and skill development are more dependent upon consistency over time, not doing something every day. When we follow the PARR methodology, we incrementally develop new habits over time. 

Streaks are a great tool (MG's burpee streak) for fitness and productivity and can be powerful mental and physical challenges. But streaks are not required for habit development.

Listen in for more on the difference between streaks and habits; the physical and emotional downsides of streaks; and how desire, knowledge, and capacity to perform the behavior —not streaks—are the most important tools when acquiring habits and skills.

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 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 (Norman 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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Feb 14, 2020

"If people knew how hard I worked to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful after all.” 
~Michelangelo

This Frequently Asked Friday ponders a common theme: Should I work hard, or should I work smart?

Common wisdom implores us to work smart, not hard. But like so much of the thinking we encounter here at Habits2Goals, this is another example of dichotomous thinking. 

Working smart first ensures that we're asking the right questions and setting ourselves up for success. What's working? What's not working? Where do I want to go?

But there's no getting around working hard, despite what you may hear. No one's going to do your push-ups for you, for example. Hard work makes you stronger physically, mentally and emotionally.  

Listen in for more on starting smart and gaining clarity, working hard toward your goals, and applying the skillset of hard work toward habit and skill development.

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 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 (Norman 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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Feb 12, 2020

"You have two lives, and the second one begins when you realize you only have one.” ~Confucious

This special Mind Bullet Wednesday is inspired by the above quote about coming to the awareness of life as a precious and fleeting gift.

This kind of awakening usually happens after a few decades of living. We leave behind our autopilot, mindless existence and move to the clarity and understanding that there's no second time around.

For MG, this awakening was spurred by the exercises we talked about in Episode 1 of our Vision & Wellness series, such as the rocking chair, obituary, and bucket list exercises, prompting him to seek new challenges and change.

Do you have this awareness? Are you intentional about what you're trying to create in this life?

Listen in for more on when your second life begins, finding what will prompt your awakening, and fulfilling the promise of your life's 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 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 (Norman 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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Feb 10, 2020

"The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life." ~Muhammad Ali 

Today's Mind Bullet Monday tackles a concept that spans the human journey of growth and change: evolve.

What sparked this episode was remembering Kobe Bryant. When he started in the NBA he was young and brash, but he evolved. He entered the league as a talented athlete and exited as an example of work ethic, maturity, generosity, and grace.

Surviving and evolving means adapting to change. Think about Madonna or other great artists with staying power. They're still relevant over time because they continue to evolve. 

So what's the connection between habit and evolution? Habit means character (its Latin root is habitus). What is nobler than evolving your character—to take your habits and intentionally direct them toward your goal?!

Ask yourself, how am I intentionally evolving over the next 5-10 years?

Listen in for more on habit as intentional evolution; adapting to survive, thrive and grow; and how to figure out who you want to become—and find the habits to help you get there.

Enjoy the episode!



Note: A great example of reinvention and evolution is George Foreman. The book Pscycho Cybernetics, by Maxwell Maltz, discusses George Foreman and his reinvention from not-well-liked boxer to a lovable, kind character, earning him millions back in the ring and as a grilling endorser.

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 (Norman 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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Feb 7, 2020

"Conscious breathing is my anchor.” 
~Thich Nhat Hahn

Today's Frequently Asked Friday (FAF) picks up where last Friday's Mindfulness vs. Habit episode left off, exploring the significant role habit plays in mindfulness.

To recap, an acquaintance "thought leader" asserted that he didn't believe in habit; he believed only in mindfulness. In the episode, we described at length how this is dichotomous thinking, and habit and mindfulness coexist brilliantly together. 

In fact, we use our conscientious mind to intentionally craft habits to serve us in a subconscious fashion. 

But there's more to the story when you think about the idea that MINDFULNESS is all-important. Think about breathing. Is every breath you take all day long a mindful one? In fact, the autonomic nervous system regulates breathing, body temperature, metabolism, and more. These are habitual patterns of behavior governed biologically.

The idea here is that one is not more important than the other. There is a beautiful, delicate balance between habit and mindfulness, and each has its place.

Listen in for more on how habit and mindfulness are interwoven, why it doesn't have to be one or the other, and how we gain incredible power when we harness the force of habit.

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 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 (Norman 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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Feb 5, 2020

"You're only going to know how mentally tough you are, and what your limits are, by testing yourself.

This bonus sixth episode continues where episode 5, Mindset, left off, answering the critical question: How do I develop the GRIT mindset that will lead to success

The first step toward creating a success mindset is to take control—grab the wheel of your mind. One way to do this is to practice affirmations or mantras, such as Brian Tracy's "I like myself."

Since you can hold only one thought in your mind at a time, articulating a positive idea such as "I like myself" blocks negative, petty thoughts, and tunes your mind toward something positive.

Another idea is to challenge yourself physically. By giving yourself physical tests, you exercise grit, resilience, adaptability, and so much more. (This is reminiscent of our Obsessed episode, which explored how wanting something so badly is a great ally when it comes to goal achievement.)

Listen in for more on setting goals, taking control of your mind using affirmations, and challenging yourself to expand your mental toughness and physical limits.

Enjoy the episode!

For more on becoming obsessed, find Paul Minor on Twitter and get inspired to change your situation.

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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 (Norman 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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Feb 3, 2020

“You are the programmer... you are responsible. Write the program.
~Stephen R. Covey

Today's Mind Bullet Monday explores the idea of being programmed, a topic inspired by the Gay Hendricks book, The Big Leap.

In the book, Hendricks discusses a coaching client who had a difficult time making changes because she had been "programmed" for many years to do things a certain way.

This applies to all of us. What we do habitually continues to be reinforced, for better or worse, taking us toward our goals or sending us farther away.

This brings up the critical concept of awareness. How aware are we of the things we're programmed to do? And where does this programming come from?

In our episode on being hypnotized, we asked the question: If you were hypnotized, how would you know? This applies to our programming, as well. When we've been programmed to do things that hurt our goals and desires, how can we become aware of this—and how can we change it?

Listen in for more about becoming aware of harmful programming, finding the habits that are reinforcing this programming and leading us away from our goals, and how P.A.R.R. and habit tracking comes into play.

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 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 (Norman 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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