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

If you’ve ever struggled to achieve your goals you are not alone! The reason just might be because ALL prior goal achievement methods missed ONE key element— HABIT! That's right, The Habit Factor® (bestselling book and app) exposed a timeless truth that helped to launch an entirely new genre of productivity apps (habit trackers) and help thousands around the world achieve their goals faster! There’s a reason top coaches, consultants, trainers, Professional athletes, Olympians, PhD’s and the very best learning institutions world-wide use and recommend The Habit Factor®. Learn and apply The Habit Factor's methodology including habit alignment to achieve your most meaningful goals faster than you ever thought possible. Check it out— learn more at: http://thehabitfactor.com
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Jun 29, 2020

"Good solutions can lead us to better—and even the best—solutions, but only when we take action." 

Theodore Roosevelt put it this way: "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."

Many intelligent people are bound by inaction and indecision. It's a trap created by overthinking and the awareness that there is always a better—or even, a best—solution "out there."

Life, though, keeps moving at a relentless pace. There is little room for extended periods of overthinking without action. Paralysis by over-analysis becomes debilitating, and opportunities are lost.

This mind bullet came to MG as he was challenged by the puzzles on Chess.com. The puzzles reward only the BEST solution. If you are wrong, your score drops. Life doesn't work this way. In chess, the best solution is always clear—always black and white.

In life, the best solution may not be readily apparent for some time, or it may become apparent only after taking action. People who wait to avoid failure or to gather "all" the information are often left behind.

It's typical that most entrepreneurs maneuver and adapt their companies over time. Often, the business they started years earlier is now providing an entirely different product or service. The key was getting started with the best available data at the time.

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:

Bucket List PRO (iOS app) iTunes
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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Jun 21, 2020

"What you focus on expands within your awareness." 

Managing your environment, with some planning and forethought is one of the best ways to influence your behavior.

If you want to focus better, eliminate potential distractions ahead of time. If you want to eat better, control what is in your pantry and refrigerator and change your shopping habits. If you want to quit smoking, ensure you are not hanging out with the same friends during the smoke break and make sure there aren't cigarettes anywhere in sight.

MG revisits the famous "Standford marshmallow experiment" from the early 1970's where the professors leave children ages 3.5 to 5.5 in a room with their favorite treats; marshmallows, cookies, Oreos, etc. The objective of the experiment is to see how well the children are able to delay gratification. They are told that if they can wait for the professor to return they will get two of their favorite treats or, they can ring the bell aright away and get one.

In turns out, the children who performed well in the test went on to become better students and had better careers. While this  seems to oversimplify the matter, one thing all the kids did to successfully delay gratification was to put the cookies OUT OF SIGHT.

The other key idea is that self-discipline and will-power are learnable skills/habits that can be cultivated over time.

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:

Bucket List PRO (iOS app) iTunes
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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Jun 15, 2020

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." ~Thoreau

Most people aren't aware just how hard-wired they are toward the negative. In other words, something very positive will typically have far less of an impact on one's behavior and emotions than something equally negative.

Theories vary, but most psychologists agree that negativity bias is a derivative of our long-evolved survival instincts. Thus, noticing and appreciating blue skies on a wonderful, warm summer day with friends is far less important to your livelihood than noticing a snake in the grass.

Thousands of years of evolutionary programming has deeply embedded negativity (survival) into our subconscious. Meaning, we may hear ten different compliments from our boss, but all it takes is one negative critique and our day, week or evening with our spouse is completely ruined.

Possessing a hypersensitivity to negativity bias can subvert out character and, if we're not careful, become habitually damaging our happiness, wellness, relationships and even our professional career.

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:

Bucket List PRO (iOS app) iTunes
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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Jun 8, 2020

"Never complain, about anything, to anyone, not even yourself."

The quote above caught MG totally off guard when he was reading a book, so he took it as a literal challenge and wondered if he could do it for just a day.

Less than a few hours later, he was at nearly twelve complaints!

Why is the toothpaste cap not on? Who would post such a stupid thing on Facebook? Why is the broom there!? Why is there dog food all over the floor.

Complaint. Complaint. Complaint. All silently and all to himself.

"We become what we think about, most of the time."

Complaining is rarely helpful and only useful when it's in a constructive fashion. Even though these weren't audible complaints, they were silent thoughts to himself, directing his focus and energy.

Martin recalled the Zen koan about the butcher. "Everything is the best!"  Then the James Allen quote from "As a Man Thinketh" "Keep your hand firmly upon the helm of thought... Self control is strength; right thought is mastery; calmness is power.

Neither one of these ideas leave any room for complaining!

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:

Bucket List PRO (iOS app) iTunes
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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