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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! 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®. Guess how many 'habits to goals' tracking apps existed when The Habit Factor® hit iTunes in June of 2009? Correct. Zero. Today there are about 100 (and counting). Here's why: The Habit Factor® revealed a better method to achieve goals, and it's crazy to think it all started with this crazy simple and "ugly" ; ) habits to goals tracking spreadsheet/template: http://thehabitfactor.com/templates 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! Learn and apply The Habit Factor's innovative P.A.R.R. methodology and 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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Now displaying: December, 2021
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:
As a Man Thinketh

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Subscribe iTunes 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 ; )

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