Category: Frequently Asked Fridays (page 1 of 4)

S3-41: FAF – Got Any Advice!?

God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls and coal into diamonds using TIME & PRESSURE. He’s working on you too” ~Rick Warren

[NOTE: Henry and I set out to complete 35 episodes for Season III and this is episode #41. If you’ve enjoyed the season as much as we did putting it together, PLEASE leave a review on iTunes ; ). Also, there are more shows coming! Be sure you are subscribed! Great news is on the way! Thank you!]

**Technical audio note: Apologies, we had tech issues again on Henry’s end and he was forced to use a different device. At times, connection picks up various background noises. Apologies and appreciate your understanding! ; )**

Coming off the heels of the recent metamorphosis episode, MG shares what he considered might be his #1 tip/piece of advice as he responds to an email. The emailer is excited about The Habit Factor and asks MG, “Do you have any advice?”

At first Martin isn’t too happy about the question, given the amount of “tips” and information already published. However, contemplating the question further, he shares what might be his favorite tip.

Henry then shares his two great tips! Spoiler alert, “We all just need to relax more often and enjoy the ride.”

Henry’s other great idea is powerful, “Be sure to surround yourself with goodness.”

Taking control of our immediate environment and getting our daily dosage of great brain food ensure we “tune our minds to the right stations.”

[NOTE: Henry and I set out to complete 35 episodes for Season III and this is episode #41. If you’ve enjoyed the season as much as we did putting it together PLEASE leave a review on iTunes ; ). Also, there are more shows coming! Be sure you are subscribed! Great news is on the way! Thank you!]

Enjoy!

FREE resource to keep that mind tuned!!

As a Man Thinketh

 

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Resources / Books

BLUEMIND

The Hidden Messages in Water

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More Resources

(FREE! The Habit Factor’s Tracking Template)

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

The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Habit Factor’s Facebook (Private) Accountability Group


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S3-38: FAF – How Can I Control My Temper?

“If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape one hundred days of sorrow.” ~Chinese Proverb

Not to long ago we had an entire episode about enhancing mindfulness. Today’s topic is very related and it has to do with some ideas, tips and best practices, even mindsets around how to best control one’s temper.

MG and Henry trade some tips and share some stories… Henry talks about his experience recently where he was so upset he had to go hit a punching bag (NOT people) for an extended period of time. “Try that for just one minute and you’ll be winded and you’ll also be addressing your ‘fight or flight’ natural response to anger and stress. It’s a great way to address the pent up energy.”

Martin then reflects on the very powerful and insightful statement: “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Viktor E. Frankl 

Then, MG shares this gem from Thomas Jefferson, “When you are angry count to ten, and if very angry count to one hundred.”

Check it out and hear how to keep your cool when frustration and anger set in!

Enjoy!

Resources Mentioned:

HEADSPACE – App

Man’s Search For Meaning – by Viktor E. Frankl

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

Resources / Books

BLUEMIND

The Hidden Messages in Water

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More Resources

(FREE! The Habit Factor’s Tracking Template)

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

The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Habit Factor’s Facebook (Private) Accountability Group


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S3-35: FAF – Seeking Mindfulness

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Mindfulness matters. This is the age of distraction! “Smart” phones, social media, texting, etc., our attention span continue to shrink and yet the demand for our focus and attention (in order to achieve our goals and be more productive) has never been greater!

In this fun episode Henry and MG discuss some of their favorite tips to become more present and mindful. MG starts though with the important idea that BOTH habit and mindfulness (by design) are intended to work together.

The way to cultivate any mindless or subconscious behavior (habit) is often via repetition and practice so it becomes “automatic!” Think, “wax on” “wax off”.

They exchange thoughts on various breathing exercises and MG tells Henry his favorite tip might just be to “tune in” to his senses; smell, touch, sight, sound, etc.

Henry mentions a neat visual, breathing exercise and his intention to be very present and aware with encounters with others.

MG and Henry both discuss the powerful influence water has on mindfulness (books below) and here’s a link to the psychology exercise re: (RAISIN) that Martin mentions! It’s a good one!

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

Resources / Books

BLUEMIND

The Hidden Messages in Water

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More Resources

(FREE! The Habit Factor’s Tracking Template)

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

The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Habit Factor’s Facebook (Private) Accountability Group


>>>>CONNECT WITH HENRY EVANS<<<<

Get Clear Marketing

The Hour A Day Entrepreneur
Check out this episode of Habits 2 Goals! Be sure to review on iTunes, Stitcher or GooglePlay! Thank you!

S3-32: FAF – Synchronicity


“The universe conspires to help the peaceful soul.”

Synchronicity and serendipity are seemingly magical events that appear at the most opportune time to aid a person. In fact, the definition of serendipity is:  a “fortunate happenstance” or “pleasant surprise”.

Synchronicity is a concept, first explained by analytical psychologist Carl Jung, which holds that certain events are “meaningful coincidences” if they occur with no causal relationship yet seem to be meaningfully related.

MG and Henry tackle this super-fun topic and discuss what they believe may be the key elements that help to contribute to such fortunate happenstances in one’s life.

Henry begins with the cornerstone, essential trait that enables these pleasant, magical surprises, optimism!

Martin echoes Henry’s comments and suggest that the spark in many ways is knowing exactly what your intention is; that is what you want, what your target/goal is and where you want to go!

The universe it seems can only offer up these “pleasant surprises” when you know what it is your are going after!
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MG and Henry talk about a few other things that seem to accelerate these instances of serendipity and even comments that certain activities seem to enhance their likelihood, including; journaling, tracking  and writing down your goals for the day.?

Martin even brings up the RAS again and how a powerful element of The Habit Factor book came to be, due largely to pure Synchronicity!

TWITTER is a great environment for such events! Connect!

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More Resources

(FREE! The Habit Factor’s Tracking Template)

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

The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Habit Factor’s Facebook (Private) Accountability Group


>>>>CONNECT WITH HENRY EVANS<<<<

Get Clear Marketing

The Hour A Day Entrepreneur
Check out this episode of Habits 2 Goals! Be sure to review on iTunes, Stitcher or GooglePlay! Thank you!

S3-29: FAF -What’s the #1 Trait for Success?

SUCCESS! Seems everyone wants it and today’s question is (if there is one) what is the #1 trait that determines one’s success.

Both MG and Henry recognize this could easily result in multiple-days worth of discussions and certainly there are hundreds if not thousands of books written on the matter. Having said that, they both manage to narrow their answer down to a few, very select traits.

The best part (as you know) is any of these traits is create-able via the magical force of HABIT!

Tune in and then let MG and Henry know what YOU think the #1 trait is!

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Mentioned in this episode:

GRIT!

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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More Resources

(FREE! The Habit Factor’s Tracking Template)

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

The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Habit Factor’s Facebook (Private) Accountability Group


>>>>CONNECT WITH HENRY EVANS<<<<

Get Clear Marketing

The Hour A Day Entrepreneur
Check out this episode of Habits 2 Goals! Be sure to review on iTunes, Stitcher or GooglePlay! Thank you!

S3-26: FAF – Rapport!


Rapport! The value of rapport is truly incalculable. Relationships (excuse the cliche) are everything! And, some people seem to have much more success establishing it than others.

Martin shares a story as he witnessed his mentor and business partner establish instant rapport with a new client prospect and then MG challenges Henry to offer up the goods because, like his partner, Henry is a master of this.

Henry shares his best tips including the essence of rapport in many ways is to be MORE INTERESTED in others and put less effort and focus in yourself, trying to be interesting.

Check it out and learn some other great tips on building rapport!

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Mentioned in this episode:

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The Magic of Thinking BIG

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Maximum Achievement!

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More Resources

(FREE! The Habit Factor’s Tracking Template)

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

The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Habit Factor’s Facebook (Private) Accountability Group


>>>>CONNECT WITH HENRY EVANS<<<<

Get Clear Marketing

The Hour A Day Entrepreneur
Check out this episode of Habits 2 Goals! Be sure to review on iTunes, Stitcher or GooglePlay! Thank you!

S3-23: FAF – How Can I Be More Proactive?

“How can I be more proactive?”

MG and HE tackle this powerful and common question from a number of vantage points, starting with the late, great Dr. Stephen Covey and his all-important “Effectiveness Quadrant”.

Martin shares that by drawing out this diagram yourself it can provide a very basic and visual framework for anyone to organize those things in their life that are IMPORTANT but NOT urgent. And, addressing those consistently is the KEY to effectiveness.

The challenge for most of us is that we spend so much time in the “URGENT” and “IMPORTANT” quadrant, which is Quadrant #1. And ultimately, we begin to confuse “busyness” for effectiveness and then, unfortunately the really import work we need to be addressing is neglected.

Henry uses the example of personal goals and how it is that we must be able to add a sense of urgency to those projects that are most important to us but lack a sense of urgency. Then both MG and HE get into various techniques, strategies and tools to use to help anyone be more proactive and to knock off those Quadrant II items!!! (some tools in links below!)

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Mentioned in this episode:

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Trello! (Boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize your projects in a fun, flexible and rewarding way.)

Stickk Be held accountable!

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More Resources

(FREE! The Habit Factor’s Tracking Template)

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

The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Habit Factor’s Facebook (Private) Accountability Group


>>>>CONNECT WITH HENRY EVANS<<<<

Get Clear Marketing

The Hour A Day Entrepreneur
Check out this episode of Habits 2 Goals! Be sure to review on iTunes, Stitcher or GooglePlay! Thank you!

S3-20: FAF – Right Goals?

Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

What are the right goals for a person to set?

The essence of great goal setting begins with “starting with your own house”

There happen to be four essential quadrants that truly reflect and indicate whether your own well being is in order: Mind, Body, Spiritual and Social. In fact, MG recalls, this is precisely the way The Habit Factor® app has been setup with specific “habit” categories. Remember, “Health is the first wealth” as Ralph Waldo Emerson has famously said.

Recalling the wellness / oneness circle: It’s an important exercise to divide your well being into these 4 Quadrants and then identify which of them needs immediate attention. Set your goal there first.

There’s another fantastic byproduct of goal setting!

“30% of the time you are going to set the wrong goal? and that is actually GOLD! Think about it; had you not set the goal, you wouldn’t have known it was the wrong one!”

“You’re wasting time NOT by setting the wrong goal. You are wasting time by not setting any goal and therefore, not getting the feedback/information you absolutely need.”

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

Be sure to subscribe!
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More Resources

(FREE! The Habit Factor’s Tracking Template)

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

The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)

The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)

The Habit Factor’s Facebook (Private) Accountability Group


>>>>CONNECT WITH HENRY EVANS<<<<

Get Clear Marketing

The Hour A Day Entrepreneur
Check out this episode of Habits 2 Goals! Be sure to review on iTunes, Stitcher or GooglePlay! Thank you!

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