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

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Dec 27, 2021

"The speed of concentration is slow and/or stopped!"

A perfectly timed New Year's episode.

What do you think you are – in essence?

A soul? The chemicals that make up your composition?

What is it that comprises your "WHO?"

It turns out, WHO we are is WHAT we do consistently.

We're really just a compilation of our thought and behavior habits.

Your habitual actions, behaviors, and decisions forge your CHARACTER.

Thus, in order for anyone to change their RESULTS, the first thing they must do is alter their patterns of thought and behavior—their habits.

The very best way to do that is to STOP!

STOP for a moment.

STOP moving. STOP thinking. STOP acting out of habit. Just press pause and STOP!

Anytime you don't like the results you are getting, it's time to STOP!

In the computing world, A STOP code, is a way to identify a "BUG" in the program.

If a computer encounters a problem, it STOPS!

Our results are the product of our INPUT.

Our input is our thought and behavior HABITS.

How are you going to identify the new input required if you don't first STOP?

Just like in the computing world, after you stop, you'll assess the existing results and identify the new input you need – the HABITS that are required.

It's time to STOP.

Assess.

Ask questions

What's working? What isn't?

What can you be doing better or differently?

What new habits should you try to cultivate?

Which habits should you STOP!

Developing the habit of stopping is one of the best ways to work smarter.

The beginning of the change you seek is right on the other side of the STOP sign.

Don't run—STOP!

Enjoy the episode!

Habits & Goals MASTERY is NOW On-Demand!

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Feedspot's "Top 10 Habit Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021"

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! Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
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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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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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Dec 20, 2021

"Any character trait, be it courage or honesty, even humility, can be cultivated."

Another Goo-Roo-inspired Mind-Bullet.

To be fair, the Goo-Roo thought there was a catch-22 that prevented someone from intentionally cultivating the HUMILITY trait.

In other words, if you were too prideful about developing humility, how could you truly be humble?

First, to be proud, privately, about your accomplishments doesn't preclude you from being humble.

Second, had the Goo-Roo read Benjamin Franklin's autobiography, he'd understand that HUMILITY was actually the 13th virtue Ben cultivated via a lifetime of habit-tracking.

Though Ben was circumspect about the very same concern, he wrote, "I never arrived at the perfection I had been so ambitious of obtaining, fell far short of it, yet I was, by the endeavor, a better and happier man than I otherwise should have been if I had not attempted it."

Third, too much humility leads to other issues, as MG learned from a Navy SEAL who cautioned against it.

This SEAL insisted that the etymology of the words "humility" and "humiliated" were closely related for a reason: too much humility often leads to humiliation. 

At the age of 81, Benjamin Franklin recounted cheerfully in his autobiography the success he'd had cultivating his 13 virtues, including HUMILITY.

Enjoy the episode!

Habits & Goals MASTERY is NOW On-Demand!

****

Feedspot's "Top 10 Habit Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021"

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

*****

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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Dec 13, 2021

"Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another." Juvenal

Today's episode is inspired by a little home improvement project, as MG caps some sprinklers and removes a small amount of grass to make his patio eco/water-friendly.

The project is delayed and becomes much tougher than expected due to the appearance of multiple roots underground.

The significant difference between ROOTS and WEEDS becomes striking, particularly in the context of personal development.

Roots vs. Weeds.

First, roots grow imperceptibly slowly. It's impossible to notice their growth from one day to the next. However, return in several months or years, and it's impossible not to notice.

Roots are substantial, incredibly strong, and very difficult to extract.

Finally, roots grow underground, in silence, and out of the spotlight; roots aren't flashy.

Weeds, on the other hand, possess the exact opposite traits.

Weeds grow incredibly fast—almost "flashy" in their growth (not unlike certain personalities on Instagram). They're almost impossible not to notice, and they love to show off their growth.

Finally, weeds are weak. Weeds have little if any foundation upon which they have grown and are easily removed.

The question for the listener: Are you growing roots or weeds?

Are you trying to be flashy and show off your growth from one day to the next? Or, are you focused on slow, steady growth underground, out of the spotlight?

The question arises: How can one ensure that they're growing roots and not weeds?

A great place to begin is by identifying your personal—and, if you're a business owner, company—values.

Not coincidentally, much like a tree and its roots (values), over the years, thousands of decisions will splinter off into branches guided by the values/roots that have been planted and nourished.

For enduring value and impact, ensure that you're growing roots.

Enjoy the episode!

Habits & Goals MASTERY is NOW On-Demand!

****

Feedspot's "Top 10 Habit Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021"

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

*****

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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Dec 6, 2021

"Good habits happen when planned; bad habits on their own."

Today's episode is about CONTROL and understanding four core aspects of control relative to our behaviors.

The first component of control is our THINKING.

Do you think you have the ability to control what you think, most of the time?

With practice, you can absolutely control and direct your thinking most of the time.

That doesn't mean controlling your thinking is easy, but it is possible. In fact, it could be argued that controlling your thinking is the first skill required to guide your life with intention and purpose toward your goals and ideals.

The second aspect of control is relative to your feelings and emotions. The fact is, control over our feelings and emotions comes with maturity and practice – after all, that is emotional maturity.

We know that a 1-year-old has zero control over their feelings and emotions and that an eight-year-old will have far more control over their feelings and emotions.

While control over your feelings and emotions may never be 100%, with practice, it can dramatically increase.

Emotional maturity is critically important as it allows us to respond rather than react.

The third influencer of our behavior is the environment.

Our environment can be anything from the people we hang out with – friends, family co-workers – to the clubs we join. Even the weather, furniture, pictures that surround us, or the clothes we wear constitute our environment.

When it comes to controlling our environment, our influence is limited.

While we can't control the weather, we can elect to stay indoors. Sometimes we can't control where we live, and sometimes we can.

Thus, for purposes of discussion, we'll suggest that control over our environment is 50%. 

The final aspect of control is relative to our actions and behaviors.

With practice and emotional maturity, we can respond rather than react. We can intentionally develop good habits that support our goals and ideals.

Practicing control over our behavior is precisely what the PARR method of habit development teaches. PARR (Plan, Act, Record & Reassess) is about intentionally practicing behaviors to cultivate the good habits that support our goals and ideals.

Enjoy the episode!

Habits & Goals MASTERY is NOW On-Demand!

****

Feedspot's "Top 10 Habit Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021"

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

*****

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 ; )

----------

Nov 29, 2021

"Nobody can create their ideal future any faster than one day at a time."

We last covered "LOST" as a Mind-Bullet to underscore the concept that feeling "lost" is often far more about not knowing where you want to go and less about not knowing where you are.

Since life is highly dynamic, the experience of feeling "lost" is universal. In today's episode, we revisit the concept from the vantage point of two prior episodes: The QUEST and The PATH!

Once we subscribe to the idea that our great Quest is to create our ideal future, we can simply ask ourselves each night, before retiring: "Was I on the PATH today?

If intelligence is goal-directed behavior, then it's imperative to strive for the most important goals. Since few goals are more important than creating your ideal future, the sensation of being "LOST" confirms that you're not on the PATH.

The moral is clear: Being "LOST" may seem frustrating, but it's an important and valuable awareness that can lead you toward your ideal future.

Enjoy the episode!

Habits & Goals MASTERY is NOW On-Demand!

****

Feedspot's "Top 10 Habit Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021"

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

*****

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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Nov 22, 2021

"Is it really about what we go through, or is it about something else? I don't want to be the guy people look at and say, 'Wow, that poor guy, he's been through a lot.'" ~Ted Ryce

In this special episode of H2G, MG welcomes fitness expert Ted Ryce.

Ted, a long-time physical and personal transformation coach who used to work with a handful of celebrities in Miami, now fills his time traveling the world, running his personal transformation coaching business, and hosting his own very popular podcast, "The Legendary Life."

A great Japanese proverb states, "Adversity is the foundation of virtue."

Few will experience the tragic, life-altering challenges Ted Ryce had to endure. At the age of 19, his younger brother was kidnapped and murdered. Later, his mother would die in a tragic car accident, and his sister would commit suicide.

While Ted shares some of his best fitness, health, and well-being advice, he also shares many powerful life lessons.

Rather than breaking his will or character, Ted accepted the tragedies as circumstances beyond his control and decided he would put his time and attention upon those things he could control: working out, developing discipline, and mastering his mindset and character.

The tragedies Ted endured sent him on a personal development journey that forced him to strengthen his mind and body.

"My life story SUCKS! It kind of...really sucks...but I don’t feel that bad...Why are people who don’t have this shitty story feeling worse than me, and why are they struggling so much? Is it really about what we go through in life, or is it about something else?"

"I don't want to be the guy people look at and say, 'Wow, that poor guy, he's been through a lot. We all have the power to change ourselves...to change how we feel, to get rid of our stresses..."

Listen in to hear how Ted navigated his life's hardships and learn about the various mindsets and techniques he used to optimize his mind and body.

Enjoy the episode!

Ted Ryce Legendary Life Podcast

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****

Feedspot's "Top 10 Habit Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021"

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

*****

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 ; )

----------

Nov 15, 2021

Q: How can I enjoy things I don't enjoy?

MG fields a question that stood out from a recent survey. Maria wondered how she might enjoy some of the things she really doesn't, namely her job.

MG recounts his experience – an early job out of college as a software support specialist. The only challenge? The job was never a challenge. MG was extremely bored by the work, which required no creativity. He was left feeling as though his contribution was insignificant.

To answer Maria's question, he takes two tacks. First, MG leans on a great quote by Dr. Wayne Dyer, "When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."

While the job was not really enjoyable, MG shifted his perception to the assets the job provided: good pay and the ability to surf as often as he wanted. It also provided an opportunity to learn from a young millionaire software developer.

The second part of the solution was found in "The Great Eight that Separate," something Napoleon Hill used to talk about.

While anyone might be tied to a job they don't like for eight hours, and while everyone must sleep approximately eight hours for their well-being, there still remains another eight hours for anyone to pursue their ideal future.

By gleaning any assets he could from the job he didn't enjoy, and applying his time creatively toward his goals and ideals during "the other eight hours," he was able to move along the PATH on his QUEST.

The postscript is that a future company he would co-found ultimately proliferated and flourished because of the skills and knowledge he gained from the software support job he didn't enjoy very much.

Enjoy the episode!

How much do you really know about habits and goals?
Check out the Habits & Goals Mastery course, NOW ON-DEMAND!

Visit: https://thehabitfactor.com/challenge

****

Feedspot's "Top 10 Habit Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021"

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

*****

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 ; )

----------

Nov 8, 2021

"Feelings, and feelings and feelings. Let me try thinking instead." ~C.S. Lewis

As sentient beings, our feelings wield remarkable influence over our behaviors and, therefore, our lives.

As covered in a prior episode (Feelings and Focus), how well you concentrate and focus, at any given moment, is most often directly tied to your feelings.

Our ability to manage, channel, and master our emotions has a powerful effect on our ability to achieve our long-term goals—as well as guide new habit formation.

Today's episode offers a powerful reminder: What we do from one moment to the next, if we're not aware, is often guided by our feelings.

This understanding of feelings is both GOOD and BAD news.

The bad news: Behavior change and goal achievement efforts can be sabotaged for those who are unaware of their emotional states.

The good news is actually two-fold. First, feelings are ephemeral—they do not last very long. Secondly, with practice, we have the ability to master and channel our feelings to empower our behavior change and goal achievement efforts.

By managing the stories we tell ourselves at any given moment, we can alter our feelings about nearly any behavior change effort.

By asking a few critical questions, you can better guide your emotions to support and align your behaviors to your goals.

Questions to ask habitually:

1) How do I feel right now? Do I think I can modify that feeling by changing my environment and/or revisiting the story I'm telling myself?

2) How do I feel about the behavior/habit I'm planning to track?

3) Does the effort inspire me, or is it dreadful?

4) What story could I tell myself about the successful outcome of my goal or behavior change effort to fully inspire my emotions to take positive action?

The beauty is, by following The Habit Factor's P.A.R.R. methodology for habit development, you already have a PLAN in place and "Target Days" set for tracking new habits.

This alone has the ability to minimize unfavorable feelings that may not be supporting your habit change efforts.

By Planning, Acting, Recording, and Reassessing the core, related behaviors (habits), you also begin to align your emotions with your most important goals.

Enjoy the episode!

How much do you really know about habits and goals?
Check out the Habits & Goals Mastery course, NOW ON-DEMAND!

Visit: https://thehabitfactor.com/challenge

****

Feedspot's "Top 10 Habit Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021"

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

*****

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**

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Nov 1, 2021

"If you fail to plan, are you planning to fail?" ~Benjamin Franklin

As we continue The Quest—the pursuit of our ideal future—we recognize the journey requires that we step onto The Path! (previous episode)

Once on The Path, we notice a powerful truth: Our ideal future only arrives ONE DAY AT A TIME. Thus, the essential question to ask daily is, "Was I on the path, today?"

To make real progress along The Path conjures up another key question: What's The PLAN?

The Plan is where the rubber meets the road. The Plan consists of two essential components: strategy and execution.

What are you going to do today to make progress on The Path? How are you going to do it? And, importantly, how will you be held accountable?

The strategy might be a model—copying a process by following someone who has already achieved what you're trying to achieve. There is a bit of caution when modelling; just realize, "No man can ever step into the same river twice."

The second essential component of THE PLAN, execution, has two parts. How you are going to achieve it? And, how will you hold yourself accountable to the daily actions/behaviors?

This is precisely why The Habit Factor's P.A.R.R. methodology is so effective, as it addresses both the strategy and the execution.

By Planning, Acting, Recording, and Reassessing the core, related behaviors (habits), you move yourself down The Path and closer to your goal each and every day.

Since we can only realize our ideal future one day at a time, P.A.R.R. is THE PLAN that helps anyone stay on The PATH and to WIN each and every day by tracking habits.

Enjoy the episode!

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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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Oct 25, 2021

"Ill ALL habits gather by unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas."

If being on "THE PATH" (last episode), is absolutely essential to assuring "the great adventure"—living the life of your dreams— then, how can you get ON THE PATH?

This question conjures up a couple of other questions:

1) What keeps anyone from getting on the path in the first place?

2) How do you know it's the right path?

The most common challenge preventing people from getting on the path is CLARITY.

Many people just aren't clear where it is they want to go. Thus, it's tough to arrive at a destination that hasn't been defined, and even tougher to be on a path that takes you there!

However, if someone is clear about where they want to go, but has not yet stepped on the path, it's almost always because they are afraid.

Stepping on THE PATH takes courage, and courage, as Winston Churchill put it, is the foremost quality that helps to assure all others.

Finally, one more common fear emerges: "How do I know this is the right path?"

The answer is, you won't know. Nobody ever knows for sure which path for certain will carry them where they want to go.

Nonetheless, the call for everyone is to BEGIN the journey. There are no guarantees.

The good news is that once you adventure down a path, new challenges, opportunities, and information are provided—clues and gifts that will direct you closer toward your ultimate quest.

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.

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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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Oct 18, 2021

"It doesn't matter how slowly you go, just do not stop just do your best to STAY ON THE PATH."

Jen Grant joins MG on today's episode, and they revisit the last episode (before the John Assaraf special), THE QUEST!

If we can agree on Oprah's observation that the great adventure—the quest—is to live the life of your dreams, then the question becomes, HOW is that accomplished?

How can anyone pursue the life of their dreams?

It turns out that the answer to this all-important question can be found within another question: "Are you on the path?"

In other words, it's hard to pursue any journey—any great quest—if you're not first ON THE PATH.

It's a simple, powerful, and fundamental question: "Are you ON THE PATH?"

Do not pass Go.

The only way any person can achieve the life of their dreams is one single day at a time. Thus, the ONE question they should ask themselves each day is, "Was I on the path today?"

When the answer is "YES" more days than not, you are very likely to realize your own "great adventure."

However, the idea isn't to beat yourself up if you realize that you are not on THE PATH. Rather, it's simply an important awareness so that you can adjust your daily actions and behaviors in order to get on THE PATH as quickly as possible.

The significance of this truth comes to light when you realize the power of intentionally creating good, supportive habits, TODAY—the habits that put you on THE PATH—to help ensure that they keep you on THE PATH tomorrow.

The conversation boils down to a simple litmus test—one question— everyone should ask before retiring at night.

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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.

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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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Oct 11, 2021

"I'm not the smartest or dumbest person in the room, but I am the one that's willing to do whatever it takes to upgrade my mindset and my skill set, and I'm persistent as hell to achieve my goal, no matter what." John Assaraf

In this special episode of Habits 2 Goals, John Assaraf—a two-time New York Times bestselling author and H2G's first two-time special guest—takes us deep into the essence of personal development by sharing his own breakthrough stories and strategies, as well as the latest developments in brain science as it relates to goal achievement.

John and MG discuss the upcoming 9th annual Brain-A-Thona free event hosted by John Assaraf specifically designed to help people break through their own limiting beliefs.

John was a below-average student who struggled mightily in school; he ultimately dropped out in 11th grade. 

Fortunately, he was introduced to a successful real estate investor who became his mentor, sharing a multitude of "success" insights.

"When you’re interested in your goals, chances are they aren’t going to materialize. However, when you’re committed to your goals, your odds improve dramatically," Assaraf says.

That was the first great lesson a young John Assaraf would receive from his millionaire mentor: be truly committed to your goals.

“This mindset stuff really works!” 

Later on, John invested in a REMAX real estate franchise for the state of Indiana and grew it from a single office to 85 branches with more than 1,200 sales associates. In total, under his leadership, they would achieve $4.5 billion in revenue.

By upgrading his mindset, his skill-set, and his emotional tool set, John became remarkably more effective.

"People are either pleased with their existing results, or they feel they can do and achieve more," Assaraf explains. "Within the delta often lies essential mindset shifts and key, new behavior patterns."

The Brain-A-Thon provides many free, powerful tools and insights, shared by the world’s top specialists in neuroscience and behavioral psychology. The event also includes many well-known experts who will be discussing various success principles.

Participants will learn about shattering limiting beliefs and forging new mindsets that are congruent with their most important goals and ideals

The proof is in the pudding; hence, this is the 9th annual Brain-A-Thon!

Assaraf says, "I wanted this to be like the Jerry Lewis telethon, only with the mission to help as many as possible achieve a new level of understanding of how to harness their $100 billion computer and reach new levels of achievement!"

[Note: As a follow-up to this episode, you're encouraged to learn more about John's backstory by listening to his first H2G interview here.]

"Most of us have a brain worth $100 billion," Assaraf explains.
"Science has invested more than that to recreate our brain and cannot come close. The question becomes, are you the best operator of your brain that you can be?"

"In this day and age, there isn't any excuse for anyone who desires better results in any area of their life. It's all learnable for those who are truly committed!"

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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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Oct 4, 2021

"The greatest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams." Oprah Winfrey

In this episode we expand upon Oprah's insightful observation.

What could be a greater adventure than pursuing the life of your dreams?

You might say something like, "The best use of my life is to serve the homeless, starving and underprivileged."

Such a response would only reaffirm, THE QUEST..

Thoreau put it this way, "If one advances confidently in the direction of their dreams and endeavors to live the life they imagined, they will meet with a success in common hours."

"Advancing confidently" toward your dreams is, as Oprah so brilliantly put it, THE great adventure. It is THE QUEST. 

As a creature—a creator—arguably this is WHY you're alive, to pursue the life of your dreams.

This is your preeminent adventure—it is THE QUEST!

MG overlays Joseph Campbell's, "The Hero's Journey" as a reference point and shares his favorite definition of success: "Creating your ideal future."

Ultimately, ALL of these ideas intersect, merging beautifully to reaffirm this powerful observation: The biggest adventure you can pursue is to live the life of your dreams. That is THE QUEST.

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! Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
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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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Sep 27, 2021

Is it truly better to give than to receive?

Why is receiving—being a gracious receiver—so important?

Are there rewards and virtues when it comes to receiving "properly"?

That's the topic Jen Grant and MG tackle in this week's episode.

Whether it's a compliment or a gift, knowing how to accept whatever offering comes your way may be as much an art as a science.

A few weeks ago, MG's G.T.R. (Good Things Report) was about a gift—an expensive e-bike—given to him by a good buddy. The friend swore that he couldn't use it anymore and MG would be doing him a favor by taking it.

But, because the bike is so expensive, it's been very hard for MG to accept it graciously. Jen chimes in with some serious advice about the importance of receiving.

Enjoy the episode!

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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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Sep 20, 2021

"People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals—that is, goals that do not inspire them."
~Tony Robbins

This week, MG and Jen Grant review the fundamentals of goal setting, mainly, why goal setting is NOT optional.

They review 3 fundamental reasons why goal setting is essential for everyone.

First, goal setting is proof of "intelligence in action!" Stealing a cue from the world of computer programming, if "artificial intelligence is goal-directed behavior," then an intelligent person must set goals. 

Secondly, setting goals adds meaning and purpose to life. Sadly, it's those who drift—who don't have worthwhile goals—who think life is boring, lacks meaning, and is worthless—even pointless. Yet, those who have worthwhile goals find value and purpose.

Third, as demonstrated by The Habit Factor®, as you head toward your goal, the process demands that you cultivate supportive habits that will help you achieve that goal. You end up developing good, positive habits!

So, if you're unsure about why goal setting is important, here are just three solid reasons, plus there's an important bonus reason that we'll cover.

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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.

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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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Sep 13, 2021

"The highest value habits are the ones that yield the greatest results relative to your most important goals and ideals."

Last week, the discussion was about making sure we take more time to simply THINK about the activities that will yield the greatest consequences, relative to our goals and ideals.

This week, the topic goes a bit further. Rather than focusing upon one-off "activities," the question is: Which HABITS will yield the highest value return once cultivated?

Since it is our recurring behaviors—HABITS—that propel us toward our goals most efficiently and effectively, we ought to spend a significant amount of time just identifying the HIGHEST VALUE HABITS.

The entire exercise falls beautifully in line with The Habit Factor's core methodology: P.A.R.R., Plan. Act. Record. Reassess.

Make time to identify the core, related behaviors—HABITS— that will yield the HIGHEST VALUE RETURN and begin tracking them today (no more than 5 habits).

BTW: If you need the free habits-to-goals tracking spreadsheet, see the links below!

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! Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
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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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Sep 6, 2021

"Time and consequences go hand in hand."

When you hear the word "consequences," what's the first thing you think?

Not unlike the word "habit," "consequences" has a predominately negative connotation. Yet, by definition, consequences simply means "the result or effect of action or condition."

Think about how you spend your time. Anything that consumes your time and attention enables consequences, both good and bad.

Brian Tracy likes to say, "Failures spend the majority of their time in low-value, low-return consequence activities. Whereas successes spend the majority of their time in high-value, high-return consequence activities."

That may sound obvious, but the fact remains that very few consider deeply the long-term value—the consequences—that will result from their present actions.

BT goes further: "Successes will spend a great deal of time just thinking about which activities will yield the greatest consequences relative to their goals and ideals."

MG and Jen's explore BT's observation and discuss the significance of spending time thinking about the activities that will yield the greatest results before engaging in them.  

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

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Free Webinar: (Mini-Course) Focus & Discipline

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Aug 30, 2021

"If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster."
~Clint Eastwood

Humans love guarantees.

Yet, when it comes to goal achievement, finding a guarantee is nearly impossible. Goal achievement is far less about guarantees and much more about probabilities.

Nobody is guaranteed to achieve the life of their dreams. They are, however, FAR more likely to achieve such a life by aiming for clear goals and ideals.

In a world short of guarantees, we enhance our odds of success by establishing a great plan (strategy); tracking core, essential behaviors aligned with our goals; and having a clear picture of the ideal outcome.

Imagine being blindfolded and trying to throw a dart at a dartboard's bullseye. What's the probability of hitting the bullseye when you don't even know where the dartboard is?

With no vision, and no target to aim for, the likelihood that you'll hit your target is close to zero.

Now, take off the blindfold, aim at the bullseye, and practice each and every day. What's the likelihood you'll end up hitting the bullseye, someday?

It's time to take off the blindfold, set clear goals and ideals, and work toward our targets.

Enjoy the episode!

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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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Aug 23, 2021

Why do we construct so many obstacles in our lives?

Have you constructed anything lately?

Constructs are anything that you create—manufacture—within your life.

The "interesting" thing is that even our thoughts are constructs; that is a very important awareness.

Last week, we reviewed the concept that the best way for anyone to get out of a hole is to stop digging. The "digging" is our habitual behavior that put us in the "hole" (an undesirable position) in the first place. (Stop Digging!)

In this episode, we acknowledge that many of the holes we may find ourselves in have been created by our own thinking.

A key reason for constructing anything ought to be to facilitate our lives, not to make them more difficult. Yet, how often do we construct thoughts and stories that are self-defeating and do not serve our goals and ideals?

Rather than constructing thoughts that are beneficial and supportive, we create barriers—obstacles—that make our goals and ideals even harder to achieve!

So, how aware are you of the thoughts and stories you construct each and every day? Are you building bridges or barriers to your goals and ideals?

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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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Aug 16, 2021

"The first law of holes: If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging."

Are you in a hole? A hole is simply a metaphor for a situation or circumstance you'd prefer not to be in.

There is an old adage, sometimes referred to as the "first law of holes," which states: "If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging."

Too much debt? Out of shape or overweight? Poor relationships? Drinking too much alcohol, etc.? Any of these situations could be considered "holes" in which you may find yourself standing.

You probably get the picture—and that picture should be of you, standing at least waist deep, in a hole!

Here are a few key questions: 

Are you still shoveling?

Why are you still shoveling?

What is it going to take to stop the shoveling?

Do you continue to spend on credit? Dig!

Maybe you continue to eat unhealthy foods! Dig!

Perhaps you continue to say the wrong things. Dig!

Time to assess your results. Are you standing in any holes?

Are there any situations you've created that you'd like to get out of?

Ask yourself what habit you may need to cease right away—TO STOP THE DIGGING—so you can begin the process of bettering your situation today!

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! Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
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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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Aug 9, 2021

"By immersing yourself into a new, different, and challenging environments, the last thing you'll be able to do is feel depressed or sorry for yourself."

MG invites Jen back on to discuss this week's Mind-Bullet, "Immersion."

By definition, to immerse yourself means to involve yourself deeply into a particular activity or interest.

In a recent interview with a fitness expert who had suffered a lot of personal trauma in his youth, he mentioned how immersing himself into new activities, such as kitesurfing, helps him to avoid getting depressed or even making poor decisions and even creating bad habits.

By changing his immediate environment and immersing himself into the unknown, he had no time to let his mind get away from him. By immersing himself in unfamiliar environments, all his senses are engaged, and his complete concentration and focus is required.

Next time you feel depressed or off balance, consider how you might immerse yourself into a new, different, or unique environment, which is likely to consume your attention and focus it toward a new, favorable direction!

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! Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
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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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Aug 2, 2021

"Unhappiness is tied to a feeling of not being in control. By establishing small wins each day you not only feel happier, you move you closer to your goals!"

MG invites Jen back on H2G to discuss this week's Mind-Bullet, "Small Wins", a different spin on the importance of self-efficacy, the ability to produce a desired result.

Coming off last weeks episode, "Intentionality" we know humans are goal-achievement machines. Thus, they must be setting goals.

The key to bridging the gap, going from point "A" to point "B" is to compile small wins as often as possible along the way.

This is precisely why tracking habits that are aligned with your goals is so effective. Each time you tick-off a habit, you feel as though you've inched closer to your goal and you demonstrate self-efficacy—the ability to produce a desired result!

Thus, pilling up small wins provides a sense of purpose as well as a feeling of control. Two important aspects that influence your ongoing effectiveness and overall happiness!

Enjoy the show!

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Feedspot's "Top 10 Habit Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021"

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! Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
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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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Jul 26, 2021

"Intentionality is your superpower, and the best news is, you're already great at using it!"

When was the last time you went shopping?

When was the last time you got a haircut?

When was the last time you ate some food?

That fact is, you're already an incredible, purposeful, deliberate, goal-driven machine. You use your intentionality every day, all day long.

Getting your hair cut wasn't an accident. You set up an appointment and then showed up. You didn't just arrive at a grocery store; you realized you needed food and made a plan to go shop.

You didn't accidentally start reading a book; you intended to read the book, so you picked it up.

Intentionality isn't just a superpower, though; it's your means to design the life you want, AND it's a demonstration of your intelligence in action!

Being intentional—being purposeful, being goal-driven—equates to intelligence in action.

Tony Robbins put it this way: "We all have goals; the problem is, most of us have really crappy goals, like, 'I just want to get through the day,' or, 'I just want to get through the month.'"

The truth is, goals are a must in life, and the bigger, more inspiring or even scarier the goal, the more inspiring your life is likely to become. That doesn't mean you have to begin with a huge, scary goal, but it does mean you must set goals.

"In life, goals are NOT optional."

By using your intention, being purposeful and deliberate with your life, you design your ideal future and begin to move toward it. This is the process to realize "success," and it's found in the daily effort to move toward your ideal future.

The method that takes you there is to follow P.A.R.R.—to intentionally create and align habits that support your goals. By Planning, Acting, Recording and Reassessing daily, you put your intentionality—your superpower—to work!

Enjoy the episode!

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Feedspot's "Top 10 Habit Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021"

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.

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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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Jul 19, 2021

"Like painted kites, those days and nights they went flyin' by." ~Frank Sinatra (Summer Wind)

Building off last week's episode, "Bridging the Gap," this week, we review a force that makes progress possible: TIME!

Some view time like the flow of a river. Brian Tracy uses the analogy of a delivery truck backing up to deliver 24 fresh hours each new day. MG loves Sinatra's imagery of days "flyin' by like painted kites" from his hit song, "Summer Wind."

Whichever imagery you choose, there's no mistaking just how quickly "The DAYS" go flyin' by.

To illustrate, MG tries an experiment—an exercise—and asks the listeners to give it a try. This is an Arnold Schwarzenegger exercise called "The Vacuum," where you attempt to suck in your stomach and hold it in, as far as you can, for a minute or so.

MG set the intention to do the "Vacuum" twice a day, a few minutes at a time, for seven days straight.

The purpose is simply to illustrate just how quickly The DAYS go flyin' by.

Whatever small behavior or exercise you may be trying to cultivate into a habit, there is only one way to make it stick: be consistent and respect "The Days."

The very best way to respect "The Days" and appreciate how they can bring you closer to your goals is to intentionally track the behaviors that are aligned with your goals following, P.A.R.R. Plan, Act, Record & Reassess.

Enjoy the episode!

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Feedspot's "Top 10 Habit Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021"

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! Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
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TOOLS/BOOKS WE RECOMMEND:

Bucket List PRO (iOS app) iTunes

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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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Jul 12, 2021

"When the student is ready, the lessons and teachers will appear."

Approximately four years after presenting to IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management), James B., who witnessed The Habit Factor® presentation, finally decided to listen to the audio book. 

FOUR. YEARS. LATER.

Afterward, he was excited to put habit alignment and the free habits-to-goals tracking sheet to work. He shared this story with me via email.

This week's episode is about "Bridging the Gap." Sometimes the steps we take are long and swift, and sometimes they are slow and small.

To span the bridge, we must keep moving forward.

If intelligence is goal-directed behavior, and we are "intelligent" beings, then we must set goals.

We must have an ideal to strive for, but that doesn't mean we have to be unhappy about our present circumstances. We can do both: be grateful for our present and have a goal to strive for.

At any given time, we could be at point "A" while we're attempting to arrive at point "B."

The challenge for ALL of us, in theory, is to bridge the gap between those two points.

The gap is the chasm we all have to cross at some point. This crossing happens on at least two levels: psychological and behavioral.

In order to span the gap, we must do more than just think positively; we have to take repeated, consistent action. We must forge the habits that are aligned with our goals!

This is what The Habit Factor® has taught for more than 11 years: Develop the consistent behaviors—the habits—that are aligned with your goals. This is how you create instant momentum and develop self-efficacy, the ability to produce a desired result, which, in turn, fosters happiness!

Nobody spans the gap in a single day, but you can begin bridging that gap, making progress, TODAY.

Enjoy the episode!

How much do you really know about habits and goals?
Check out the Habits & Goals Mastery course, NOW ON-DEMAND!

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Feedspot's "Top 10 Habit Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021"

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