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S3-30: MBM – DEATH.

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.” ~Steve Jobs

Martin and Henry attempt to tackle this MASSIVE MBM, “Mind Bullet Monday” topic? the unlikely value that is inherent in death.

While death is a tragic? the IDEA of death especially to the living ; ) provides immense value when it is used as a tool to inspire immediacy and action and add more life to the present!

Martin says, “I had no idea we were going to go here but, Steve Jobs commencement speech at Stanford immediately comes to mind.” “Consider” he says, how Jobs’ acute awareness to his limited amount of time might’ve factored as a catalyst to Apple’s growth in his final years.”

Martin even reads a few sentences from Jobs’ Stanford 2005 commencement speech:

“… It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.”

Henry praises his wife and her sense for immediacy and action and doing things that are important recognizing there really are no guarantees.

MG insists that just the word and idea of death forces one to think immediately about life and even how they are living and of course, what they want to accomplish BEFORE they die! If you heard the John Lingham episode #S3-025 know this to be true! Then both MG and HE review a few short and powerful exercises that YOU CAN DO around the idea of death to inspire action and more LIFE TO YOUR LIFE!

Check it out and enjoy the show! ; )

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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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GRIT!

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S3-24: MBM – On Your Toes!

“If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.” ~Clint Eastwood
Martin kicks off this episode with his GTR, (good things report) what he believes might just be a great trick to help him remember names. Henry’s GTR is about his recent trip to the desert with the family to see the amazing desert bloom. The spring flowers are flourishing as a result of the recent and heavy rainfall in California.

Jumping into today’s topic; “Staying on your toes” they both share how easy it is to fall back into “comfort” and “security”. To become complacent and then before one realizes it they are “playing” defense” and have fallen back into “protection mode” rather than pushing forward and continuing to learn and challenge themselves.

It’s easy to fall back on your heels, become tentative, hesitant and insecure. And, Henry and MG use the old sports analogy that is almost cliche these days. That of the football team with a big lead who will go into a “Prevent Defense”. If you saw the most recent Superbowl many contend that is precisely what happened to the Atlanta Falcons. The strategy (to preserve the lead) seems to almost always backfire and prevent the team with the lead from winning.

Why does that happen so often? Well, one team is focused upon what they DO NOT want to happen while the other team is focused upon what they DO want to happen. The interesting thing is both teams are focused upon the same thing.

What are you focused upon? What you want to happen or what you do NOT want to happen?

The question the hosts offer the listener is this: WHO KNOWS FOR SURE WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS?

If the reason people become hesitant and insecure, and stop taking action is because they are afraid and think they might fail, then the question is, “WHO KNOWS FOR SURE?”

The answer of course is NOBODY knows for sure and even with “failure” there are so many benefits that come of it. So the ONLY mindset that really makes sense is the “BE ON YOUR TOES” ? an aggressive, confident and optimistic view about what you DO WANT To HAPPEN!

So, go for it! Enjoy the show! ; )

Here’s a recent post on the same topic from thehabitfactor.com’s blog. Enjoy!

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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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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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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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S3-18: MBM – Learning Mastery!


“We do not learn, and that what we call learning is only a process of recollection.” ~Plato

It seems we address certain types of learning differently than say preparing to perform. In other words, to prepare for a performance we will practice, practice, and practice some more. But, when it comes to learning something we expect to see or hear it once and completely know it and be able to recall it.

Crazier still, we tend to think we’re not too smart if we need to relearn the same lesson over and over again.

MG and HE challenge this idea. MG recalls how some of the audio lessons on his playlist he’s heard “hundreds” of times! The EXACT SAME lesson. And, he says, here’s the “crazy” thing? each time he seems to pickup and learn something new.

Why is that? How can you or I hear the same message three times, for instance, and learn or pickup something different each time?

They cover the various reasons behind this phenomena and then, ultimately, propose this is precisely what higher education is about? for instance what PhD students do! They study the SAME SUBJECT over and over and then again, some more. They GO DEEP vs wide (breadth) and cover the same topic from different angles and perspectives. And, because of this, they notice details, nuances and connections most people will never see.

This, learning the same things over and over and then some more, is really what we call expertise. This is what mastery really is!

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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! ; )

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The Pyramid of Success


“Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” ~Coach John Wooden

What is success? How do you define it? Henry and Martin get DEEP into the subject of SUCCESS. What is it really? And, crazier still, how do YOU define it!?

Don’t think it’s important? This about this: It’s a given that 100% of people want to become a “success”. Yet, the large majority of people haven’t even taken the time to define what success means.

Do you have your own definition of success? Have you refined it and studied it?

Remember, it’s very difficult to hit a target that you can’t see!

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Other definitions of success are explored: Earl Nightingale’s “Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.”

And, Thoreau’s “If one advances confidently in the direction of their dreams and endeavors to live the life they imagine, they will meet with a success in common hours.”

It took Coach Wooden many years to find his correct formula. In 1934 he decided on the cornerstones, Industriousness and Enthusiasm, the two most important building blocks of the pyramid. Completing the foundation of the Pyramid are Friendship, Loyalty and Cooperation.

As the years went by, Coach Wooden built his Pyramid upon 14 building blocks of essential virtues (habits), leading to the apex, the final, 15th building block – Competitive Greatness.

On both sides of the Pyramid, in essence holding it together, are 10 words, including Ambition, Honesty and Integrity, once again all leading to the top, where Faith and Patience watch over Competitive Greatness.

Coach Wooden completed his ‘Pyramid of Success’ in the spring of 1948, and the original Pyramid drawing was on his office wall after he accepted the men’s basketball head coaching position at UCLA that same spring.

Some classic Wooden quotes:
“The best way to improve the team is to improve ourself.”

“Goals achieved with little effort are seldom worthwhile or lasting.”

“As long as you try your best, you are never a failure. That is, unless you blame others.”

“Much can be accomplished by teamwork when no one is concerned about who gets the credit.”

Great books by and about the legend!

My personal Best

Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court

Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success

Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success Playbook

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