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How to make 2018 a Breakthrough Year, (STEP #4)

The unexamined life is not worth living.
~Socrates

[This is STEP #4 in our BREAKTHROUGH mini-series, “How to Make 2018 Your Best, Breakthrough New Year Ever!”]

Step #4 =  Passion & Purpose.

Step #1 was about DECIDING.
Step #2 was about ASSESSING
Step #3 was about Values, Mission and Vision

And, now we’re on to passion and purpose!

You may be thinking… “Oh no! More work!?”

Recall Lao Tzu’s famous statement, “Knowing others is wisdom, knowing our self is enlightenment”.

So, in this episode, we do exactly that, further examine ourselves; our passions,  strengths, weaknesses and in the process may just discover our purpose.

The good news is this, if you’ve been struggling to identify your purpose, chances are these exercises are going to help get you a lot closer.

Finally, to underscore the significance of this important step, “Your purpose in life is to find you purpose and give your whole heart to it.” ~Buddha

So, get AFTER IT! Be sure to click on the F RE E resources: PDF’s (PDF – Strength & Weakness + Passion & Purpose Exercises)

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“Each new day presents a new year and each new year a new day.”

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(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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How to make 2018 a Breakthrough Year, (STEP #2)

Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed.
~Thich Nhat Hanh

[NOTE: This is our NEW YEAR BREAKTHROUGH Series (at least 8 new episodes, taking you step-by-step, “How to Make 2018 Your Biggest Breakthrough New Year!”]

If Step # was about DECIDING (and it was), this week is all about awareness and assessment.

STEP #2: Assess.

This episode we’re reminded that all information is good information if we’re honest and courageous enough to shine the light on ourselves. To that end, Martin shares another Jim Rohn classic quote, “Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job. If you work hard on your job you can make a living, but if you work hard on yourself you’ll make a fortune.”

Turns out, we ALL tend to go bust our butt at our jobs working 40+ hours every week but how much time are we spending on our own personal development and improvement?

The point is, now that we’ve DECIDED we are going to change, it’s time for US to get to work on ourselves and become the change we seek.

“The world makes way for the man that knows where he is going.” Emerson once famously said. Awareness and assessment both allow us to direct the change rather than just being subjected to its constant force.

And, it all starts with becoming aware and assessing ourselves.

Don’t forget to download your FREE Wellness / Balance Wheel Assessment tool!

Enjoy and share! Thank you!

“Each new day presents a new year and each new year a new day.”

FREE resource to keep that mind tuned!!

As a Man Thinketh

Check it out and be sure to subscribe!

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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 ; )

Related Show Resources / Books

8 Category Wellness Wheel: (Template!)

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

How to make 2018 a Breakthrough Year, (STEP #1)

You cannot change your destiny over night but you can change your direction.
~Jim Rohn

[NOTE: This is the first in our, NEW YEAR Series (at least 8 NEW episodes, taking you step-by-step, “How to Make 2018 a Breakthrough Year!”]

Most people “want” some change and / or improvement in their life. But “wanting” is not the same is making a clean and clear delineation. DECIDING what specifically will change for the better is entirely different than wanting or hoping.

STEP #1: DECIDE.

Martin shares a Tony Robbins’ great quote, “A real decision is backed by action.” This helps to take us out of the realm of “wishing” or “wanting” and moves us toward a definitive DECISION and gaining some real momentum.

Turns out, the Latin root and meaning of decide is to “cut-away”. “To me that means we are intent on cutting-away from our old habits and eager to setup/begin new behaviors/habits that we can align to our new goal!”

Deciding is the beginning of transformation!

Deciding is that fundamental first step and a real decision implies commitment!

Think about how you get anything significant accomplished, you first say to youself, “I am going to ______________” That could be as simple as going to the bank or store or something far more meaningful as getting out of debt. It starts with the decision!

I AM GOING TO _________________________________

[NOTE: Don’t miss STEP #2 NEXT WEEK! You have an entire week to determine you BIG DECISION and don’t forget you can print out your DECISION TEMPLATE below and post it in your favorite room or office.

Enjoy and share! Thank you!]

“Each new day presents a new year and each new year a new day.”

FREE resource to keep that mind tuned!!

As a Man Thinketh

Check it out and be sure to subscribe!

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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 ; )

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I AM GOING TO: (Template!)

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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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S3-39: MBM – Metamorphosis

“There is nothing in a catapiller that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.” ~Buckminster Fuller

[Note: *Apologies* The sound quality at times is compromised in this episode. Henry had to use his cell phone and there a a few moments (briefly) where  background noise interferes. Thanks for your patience and understanding.*]

“Habit is a cobweb at first and a cable at last.” ~Spanish Proverb

Martin and Henry get after this one on the heels of a keynote presentation Martin recently did for IREM (institute for real estate management). He talks to Henry about how he inserted these same “two themes” at the front of the presentation because they applied so well to the REstart graduates who were being honored at the luncheon.

MG then discusses this powerful idea of transformation (preferring the term, “Metamorphosis”) and our individual capacity to turn virtually any weakness into a strength using the force of habit.

Today it’s popular in the personal development world to “ignore your weakness and just focus on your strengths”. History is filled though with stories where the underdog went to work on his weaknesses instead of accepting them and turned them into life altering strengths!

Martin shares that his recent strengthfinder results prove this idea as his five “strengths” according to their extended survey are: strategy, relator, achiever, futurist, positivity.

The problem though with this idea of ignoring your weakness is (with attention) your weakness may be your greatest gift! Since weaknesses often call your attention, by harnessing habit you can turn almost any weakness into a strength.

“The Habit Factor wouldn’t exist (book or app) if I just accepted my weakness!”

Sometimes leaning into your weakness with infinite patience and sincere desire to improve is the best thing you can do. Especially if you follow P.A.R.R.

Enjoy!

RESOURCES:

StrengthFinder

Jim Kwik: Kwik Learning  (weakness to strength!)

What does Benjamin Franklin and a Hindu Priest Have in Common?

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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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S3-34: Sarah Hardwick:
Creativity, Courage & Values!

It was really out of frustration… I needed some tools and I made it my mission to become the world’s first values-based marketing agency!” ~Sarah Hardwick

Sarah Hardwick understands the ups and downs of entrepreneurship and what it means to persevere, be resilient and succeed!

A gifted and talented student from Durango High in Colorado (her father was a forest ranger in the area for 30 years!). Sarah attended University of Denver (scholarship) and decides on a marketing and business major instead of theater… “the more practical decision.”

Her senior year in college she visits sunny San Diego (Mission Beach) for spring break and is instantly intent on relocating as soon as she graduates.

In this episode, Sarah provides keen insight into the incredible power of values and why they are so important, beyond just marketing! “When you start to act in ways that are not in alignment with your values, than it is really hard to be happy!”

Sarah also touches on some incredibly difficult moments and what she considers are likely to be key indicators, warning signs, to help avoid them in the future!

Sarah then recounts an incredible story about a domain name that she sold, which yielded her a cool $1 million dollars! How exactly it all unfolded and some key lessons and what she thinks helped the sale price to continue to rise! ; )

A single mother of a 3 year old boy Sarah shares her best habits, her favorite productivity tools and a couple powerful books that keep her postive, productive and sane!

For more… check out her website:

Zenzi

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Resources mentioned in the show:

Values Survey!

ZENPOSTS (on demand COMEDY content)

Evernote

 

BOOKS Sarah Recommends!

Autobiography of a Yogi

Rising Strong

 

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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
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S3-28: Evan Saxon: Still “Right Between The Acts”

“I presented this idea to the executives at Capitol Records and they kinda just laughed me out of the building…” ~Evan Saxon

After a funny and bizarre episode open… where Martin says, “I’m not even going to edit that!” the two settle in and get to the business at hand.

Evan shares his bumpy early academic career bouncing between junior colleges and SDSU / Northridge Universities. Ultimately, Evan drops out, as he puts it, “the pursuit of a career got in the way of my pursuit of a degree.”

Consumed by his passion for music and the music industry, Evan got his lucky break starting out as an intern at IRS Records. Then he moved into the marketing division of Capitol Records where he was offered a paid position. “I loved it! I didn’t care what time I had to get up or how late I had to work. I was having a great time!”

Years later, a bit disillusioned by what he saw in multiple executive meetings ? fighting the status quo “losing control vs. taking control” as Evan puts it, he realized it was time to move on.

One night at a Aerosmith  / Skid Row concert a wild idea occurred to him. A totally innovative concept (at the time) that proved to be ground-breaking. He realized that he could promote new bands and music in between the opening bands and the headliners. Evan then negotiated deals with music retailers for shelf space, “Right Between the Acts” was born.

Continuing to adapt to the ever-changing music and technology environments, Evan’s company today, Evan Saxon Productions (ESP), helps to promote and distribute content via a worldwide network of theaters.

Check out his website and some of his latest promotions.  EvanSaxonProductions.com

***Abramorama.com

Documentaries:

AS I AM: Life And Times of DJ AM

It’s So Easy and Other Lies

Independent Films:

Made in Venice

Hunting Elephants featuring Sir Patrick Stewart

Music

Green Day ? Heart Like A Hand Grenade

The Black Crowes: Freak ‘N’ Roll? Into the Fog

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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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Get Clear Marketing

The Hour A Day Entrepreneur
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S3-27: MBM – Abundance!


“Anything other than a win/win is, ultimately, a lose/lose.” ~Dr. Stephen Covey

Quick question: Are you really a “big-pie” person or are you concerned that if someone takes a piece of the pie there won’t be anything left for you?

Which are you? BIG PIE or SMALL PIE?

MG and HE get right to business and discuss this massive mental shift. Martin confesses that growing up with a very competitive mindset his early entrepreneurial struggles were exacerbated by thinking to win someone else had to lose.

“One of the key lessons for me”, Martin shares, “Is this idea of big pie vs small pie mentality and how there could, and should be multiple winners.” The idea Covey shared changed how I negotiated and treated everyone; employees, vendors and customers etc.

Henry comments that in the movie “Wall Street” Gecko’s claim that “It’s a zero-sum game: somebody wins, somebody loses.” is just plan wrong!

They talk about all the examples of businesses and owners who’ve given away ownership and stock within their companies to form tens and hundreds of millionaires; Google, Microsoft, SAIC, etc. Abundance, after all is a win/win, BIG Pie mindset and not just some new age, phoo phoo feel good language.

Check it out and enjoy the show! ; )

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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

 
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S3-25: John Lingham: A Recipe for Success (and Pancakes)


“Lying in that hospital bed… I did a lot of soul searching…if I’m dying, am I the man I wanted to be?” ~John Lingham

Few people truly represent the American dream like John Lingham: Paying his own way through college while working as a busboy, and then ultimately becoming the owner of not one, but two restaurants. Today John Lingham has approximately 100 employees and is recognized throughout his community for his charitable giving.

The lessons John shares are many and the road hasn’t been easy, but John continued to seek and learn, adapt and overcome, despite the many difficulties.

John then takes us inside a recent health scare/medical emergency he experienced as a side effect of medication for a skin rash. The experience left him helpless, with a white blood cell count of zero. He would spend 10 days tied to an IV that was keeping him alive. While the experience nearly killed him, he also shares how it provided many amazing insights about himself and the life he wants to live going forward.

MG and John then talk about his years of philanthropy and experience contributing to BAM (Build a Miracle) and Big Brothers Big Sisters. BAM provides homes for qualified residents south of the border. These brand-new homes include plumbing and electricity and prove to be complete game-changers for the entire family, providing not only a roof, but the dignity and self-respect to shoot for new and bigger goals!

Check out this fun and powerful episode and let John’s journey (and many lessons) inspire you!

Talk about getting out of your comfort zone!!!

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Resources and Links from Episode

Orison Swett Marden – The Miracle of Right Thought

As a Man Thinketh: KINDLE or FREE PDF!

Slack

Audible.com – JOHN’s number one resource and app.. As a perpetual and great student of personal development, we can ALL learn from his appetite for learning and books.

Note: Now YOU can get The Habit Factor or The Pressure Paradox FREE or ANY other book with a new, Audible Trial account, check it out here. AudibleTrial.com

BAM – Build a Miracle! Check it out and see how you can get involved!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America – quality one-to-one mentoring for over 100 years! Nobody does it better or is more respected when it comes to mentoring!
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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
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