Category: Frequently Asked Fridays (page 1 of 3)

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.”

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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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S3-17: FAF – What is the Quickest Way to Happiness?


Today’s topic involves the age-old quest for humans to BE HAPPY! That’s it! “How can I be more happy?” Or as the title of the show suggests, “What’s the quickest way to happiness?”

As you might guess MG and HE have a few thoughts on the matter. Henry starts with a great recount of friend who “wasn’t particularly happy” and gives him an exercise to perform.

MG recounts a semi-related parallel story shared by the late, great Dr. Wayne Dyer.

Then they go off. The list of tips gets long enough for Henry to exclaim, “I think there’s a formula here!”

Give this FAF a listen and let us know if you don’t (or, do) come a way a little happier! ; )

Thanks for checking out this episode and we’re always grateful when you share us w/ your friends and write a review ; )

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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!

S3-14: FAF – Opportunity Rising

The subject of this FAF (Frequently Asked Friday) rolls right out of MG’s GTR, “Good Things Report” which involves his recent visit to Dallas for Russell Brunson’s Funnelhacking live event.

If you’re not familiar, Clickfunnels is a powerful marketing/selling software solution developed to provide business owners (really anyone who sells anything online) an easy to build, and in many cases, a pre-built sales “funnel” ? a tool that drives prospects through a friendly sales process.

However, the question comes up, “What was the BIG takeaway from the 3 day event?” Martin’s response has almost nothing to do with the Clickfunnels software itself!

It’s an inspiring takeaway though and it should fire-up anyone who’s interested in promoting and selling their service/solution and/or products online.

Martin shares that a couple of the speakers at the event who used RB’s Clickfunnels software had sold upwards of $100,000 before they were 15.

One of the key messages from the kids who presented was “Adults just over-think things!”. So, if you’re an entrepreneur or really just about anyone, selling anything online ClickFunnels just might be the perfect fit for you.

This link provides a FREE 14 Day Trial to check it out!

Thanks for checking out this episode and always grateful for you sharing w/ your friends and be sure to subscribe!

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More Resources

Dotcom Secrets by Russell Brunson

Emily Shai – Five Steps to the Perfect Sleepover

Caleb Maddix Keys to Success for Kids

[Those are the great kids who spoke at funnelhacking live, Dallas]

OTHER:

(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!

S3-11: FAF – Habit vs. Skill

“Habit lies at the intersection of knowledge, skill and desire.” ~Dr. Stephen Covey

Martin and Henry discuss a topic that has many of even the top behavioral psychologists in the world have a difficult time addressing, that is, how habit and skill differ.

Think about it, is tying your shoes a skill or a habit? Or, is it both?

Martin argues that rather that trying to explain their differences we ought to put more emphasis on why they are almost the same, fraternal twins so to speak.

This matters because when we do that we can quickly dispel so many of the silly myths around habit development. For instance, that you need a reward to develop a habit or you have to perform the behavior every day or the classic myth, it takes 21 days to develop a habit. Just insert the word “skill” for habit and you can see how silly that becomes. Do you need a “reward” to develop a skill? Or, we know we can learn any skill without practicing/learning it daily. Or, imagine telling anyone you’ll have that skill in 21 days.

So, rather than fully accepting Covey’s theory and statement above, where “Skill” is a requirement for habit development. Martin tweaks it just a little so that skill is not a requirement but rather part of what is developed/created in a similar way as habit.

Habit and skill both require conditioning/strengthening, much like a muscle! Here’s a video explaining P.A.R.R. and HabitStrength? >> Meet BILL

Thanks for checking out, sharing and subscribing to this podcast!

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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!

S02-Mind Bullet Monday 22: New Listener, RECAP-isode

Reference Episode for New Listeners to get caught up before Season III

A short episode designed for new listeners. MG recaps some of the most popular episodes — helps any new listener/subscriber get up to speed before season III begins.

Download this episodes —

Mindsets & Philosophies:
– MBM02 – Responsibility
– The Physics of Personal Productivity
– Making the Time to Relax
– 7 Reasons Self Help Does Not Suck
– Silence and Concentration
– Success in Common Hours
– MBM 21- “Be Like Water”
– The Eighth Wind

Habits
– What does Ben Franklin and a Hindu Priest have in common
– 3 Habit Busting Tips
– What makes  a good habit?
– The Habit of Asking Questions
– How Long Does it Really Take to Develop a Habit
– What is the law of cosmic habit force!

Goals
– Why SMART goals aren’t so smart
– Vision: Everything is Created Twice
– Got Leverage
– Persistence is more valuable than
– Super-conscious connectivity
– MBM 18: “Getting to”
– The Eight That Separate

A few Interviews to start with:
– Jon Carder –  Super Entrepreneur
– Eric Kaufmann  (Virtues of Leadership)
– Henry Evans – The Hour A Day Entrepreneur

If you’re new to the show these will give you plenty to chew on until season three kicks off in the not too distant future! ; )

 

S02-Frequently Asked Friday 21: Is My ADD Ruining Me?


It’s no accident that so many of the clinically and even non-clinically diagnosed “sufferers” of ADD / ADHD symptoms seek out and recommend The Habit Factor.

In this episode Martin shares how and why you ought to regard your ADD/ADHD as a terrific asset and not focus so much on the liability aspect in the Season II finale episode.

As it turns out, The Habit Factor was birthed as a solution to Martin’s own productivity and goal achievement challenges as chronicled in the bestseller, The Habit Factor (amazon)

Choosing to focus on the positive symptoms of ADD, we see how for instance, “seeing connections others may miss” can be a powerful asset. In fact, this is a great illustration of how The Habit Factor originally identified and published the powerful habit alignment for goal-achievement or “Habits 2 Goals” methodology. And, at the same time exposed best practices like “SMART Goals” for leaving out habit entirely.

Finally, Martin shares that it’s time for him to dive head first into some big projects and moves and wrap-up Season II. All new listeners are encouraged to revisit some of the older episodes!

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Resources

Plan, Act, Record and Reassess: Dedicate yourself to tracking (for a period of 28 days) please check out the P.A.R.R. methodology for habit development that underscores the importance and the best way to track.

Here’s a quick/short video to illustrate!

Text “HABITS” to 33444 or visit the “Template” Link below!

The Habit Factor app

The Habit Factor Template

The Habit Factor book

Big Brothers Big Sisters

 

S02-Frequently Asked Friday 20: Why Is Tracking Important?

“What gets measured gets done!”

A great question and now after about thirteen years of tracking important behaviors/habits Martin shares that it’s almost impossible to imagine achieving any goal without tracking those behaviors/habits that align with his goals.

Martin sets the table be recounting how and where tracking first entered and influenced most of our lives; school! The teacher tracked our attendance and our grades. Why? So we would know (in real time) whether we were progressing or not. Then he touches on a quick anecdote about a great camp director on Catalina who used to warn that kids that the counselors were tracking their BMs (seriously).

Then Martin shares how tracking behaviors or habits is time-tested and proven process to achieve goals and once again cites and refers listeners to a prior, “Be Like Ben” Mind Bullet Monday episode #11!

So, if you haven’t experienced and dedicated yourself to tracking (for a period of 28 days) please check out the P.A.R.R. methodology for habit development that underscores the importance and the best way to track.

Here’s a quick/short video to illustrate!

To further illustrate the importance, consider watching a basketball game where there was no scoreboard. How would you feel about that? How would the players feel? How focused would the players be? How committed to winning would the players be? Could you tell who was winning or losing?

Absurd, right?

Yet, we dare go through our lives NOT tracking what is important to us? Do you know if you’re winning or losing? How committed to the outcome can you really be? As though, a basketball, football or pick your sport is more important than your own goals and ambitions!

Martin further shares that nobody, ever, has emailed or commented to him to say that P.A.R.R. doesn’t work. That is because the only way it doesn’t work is if the person doesn’t follow through.

Once they Plan, Act, Record and Reassess they begin to develop the essential habits that will lead them to their goal!

To wrap things up Martin shares that perhaps the greatest tracker and goal achiever he knows is a man named Jack Daly — a friend and mentor. (http://www.jackdaly.net) And, how Jack is a tremendous inspiration who shares his quarterly tracking stats that include things like; bicycle miles per month, wine drinking days, nights at home, nights on the road (for work), miles run, miles flown, etc.

This is a can’t miss FAF episode if you’ve ever wondered about the significance of tracking your behaviors and to inspire you to start TODAY in order to help you reach your most important goals!

Don’t forget to download and revisit some of the prior episodes if you’re new here! ; )

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Big Brothers Big Sisters

 

S02-Frequently Asked Friday 19: When Should I Quit?


Quitting is one of the easiest things to do. Hence, most people quit when the going gets tough. It’s the rare person that forges ahead on not much more than faith and adapts and persists and then adapts some more. Hence, “success” seems rare.

Unfortunately, it seems to be popular lately to encourage quitting, as though it was a virtue.

In this episode Martin takes a different tact and recommends forging on… almost always, despite setbacks and using them to become more resourceful and adaptive.

Having said all that, there are indeed times to quit. But here’s a key distinction; it’s typically when you’ve had various successes already and you know what a real failure looks like because you’ve experienced it.

Recall that it’s good judgement that comes from experience and experience that comes from bad judgement. So, there’s great benefit to the continued pursuit of one’s ideal outcome; character is forged, creativity is enhanced and resourcefulness grows despite the odds.

Often the data that we’re observing may not be entirely accurate or, it may be skewed— magnified by our poor self talk.

Those who succeed seem to press through the desire to quit; to carefully manipulate the information they pay attention to and magnify even the smallest victories.

So, when should you quit? There’s a short checklist here…

Check out this slightly extended FAF episode… (Plus, notice of brief hiatus. No new episodes the first week of July. Please download and revisit some of the oldies! ; )

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