Category: Mindsets (page 1 of 8)

How to Make 2017 a Breakthrough Year, Essential Questions and Exercises

“Wisdom is equal measure experience plus reflection.” ~Aristotle

With 2016 almost entirely in the rear view mirror, now is the time to REFLECT and add some growth and wisdom to our lives as we look toward 2017!

Martin reviews a few essential questions and exercises that have helped him immeasurably and covers some bigger concepts like wellness, happiness and the essence of habit and goal achievement.

This episode is designed to help us identify where we are and where we want to go in 2017 and of course, how to get there.

At the end of this show Martin shares a similarly themed blog post (yr end post) that links to a much more in-depth document— a P.E.T. (a Personal Evaluation Toolkit) approx 40 pages… which is totally FREE.

Just visit: http://thehabitfactor.com/2016

Thanks for listening and be sure to use all these great ideas and tools to make 2017 your best year ever. Also, be sure to subscribe and share the Habits 2 Goals podcast and blog with your friends!

Happy New Year!

Episode 100!!! Happy Thanksgiving: Thinking Right & Your Flashlight

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Episode 100 is short, sweet and powerful. Yes! There is even a GIFT! A Free eBook, As a Man Thinketh! This very quick, powerful read is one of Martin’s favorite books and he shares exactly WHY (plus, the link to get your special edition).

 “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~Martin Luther King

This episode is the perfect reminder on this Thanksgiving Day! While most people will tell you to be grateful for the fact that you are alive, have clean air and water and live (hopefully) in a FREE country. Martin changes the discussion pointing to an essential gift that is often overlooked.

What we ought to be thankful for is our UNIQUE capacity to choose our thoughts! To direct our attention, intention and focus.

If we “feel whatever we focus upon” then the question to ask is, “WHO is holding your flashlight?”

One more time: “WHO is holding your flashlight?” Who decides what you will focus upon at any moment?

This Thanksgiving we get to recognize that our FIRST debt of gratitude ought to be the fact that we hold a most unique gift— the ability to direct our awareness.

In fact, it’s this capacity that allows US TO BE GRATEFUL this Thanksgiving.

So, should you be thinking that you have NOTHING to be grateful for, think again— and then use your gift of awareness as it was intended! ; )

Thanks for sharing THF with your family and friends!

 

BTW: If you’re a NEW LISTENER please download the last episode as it will direct you to a great list of “best of” and “Starter” episodes to chew on until SEASON THREE kicks off in the not too distant future!
In the meantime, be sure to subscribe! ; )

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-Mind Bullet Wed 21: Go Fast or Go Far?


If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.” ~African Proverb

Touching on a theme from a prior episode in season one, Teamwork Makes the Dream Work, Martin shares a couple #MBM worthy quotes, to help underscore the importance of working together.

Citing how geese will fly up to 70% further when they fly as a group in their “V” formation, the analogy isn’t to be lost when it comes to us, attempting to reach our own goals.

The geese will even share leadership and responsibility which allows the other geese (particularly those who’ve worked the hardest) the ability to go to the back, draft, and conserve energy and refresh.

The idea here is to reflect upon your life goals, identify the team you are building and working with and see if you can’t learn from and model the success formula of the geese —teamwork!

And the geese in the back of the formation have an important role too, honking the loudest and cheering the lead geese on who are working the hardest!

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Resources

Napoleon Hill The Science of Personal Achievement

Napoleon Hill, Think & Grow Rich

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The Habit Factor template

The Habit Factor book

Big Brothers Big Sisters

 

S02-Mind Bullet Monday 21: Be Like Water

It’s hard to argue that water is not the ultimate solution…

Particularly when you notice water’s unique traits and how they can apply to our lives.

As a follow-up to the recent Adaptability Episode (Mind Bullet), Martin shares how water proves to be a fantastic model for us to learn from.

Not many elements change from gas to liquid and even become a solid with general ease.

Further, water provides a powerful model for two other important concepts; mastery & character.

Maybe it isn’t a coincidence that our body as well as the earth itself, is comprised of approximately of 70% water?

When it comes to our character, water provides an example of many important traits we’d be wise to assume; strength, transparency, resilience, cohesiveness, patience, flexibility, formlessness, self-balancing/correcting, smooth, soft, etc.

These are the same traits any, would be, “master” must assume while, of course, refusing the “master” label.

The master never reaches for the great, thus she achieves greatness. when she runs into a difficulty she stops and gives herself to it. She doesn’t cling to her own comfort. Thus problems are no problem for her.
~Lao Tzu

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Resources

Bruce Lee – Youtube Video, Be Like Water My Friend

Brainpickings Bruce Lee – Be Like Water

The Pressure Paradox™, Martin Grunburg
Brian Tracy  The Psychology of Achievement.

Napoleon Hill The Science of Personal Achievement

Napoleon Hill, Think & Grow Rich

The Habit Factor app

The Habit Factor template

The Habit Factor book

Big Brothers Big Sisters

 

S02-Mind Bullet Wed 20: How Adaptable Are You?

“It’s not the strongest or the smartest of species that survives, but the one most adaptable to change.” ~Charles Darwin

In order to be “successful” you can bet you’ll need to first survive— to be alive. Seems obvious enough and when considered in that context, one really cannot over-emphasis the importance of adaptability as it relates to not just survival but the attainment of success.

In her bestseller Mindset (Amazon), Dr. Carol Dweck points to grit as a key predictor of success. Angela Duckworth (correction) is the author of GRIT (Amazon).

Martin then shares his take on what a GRIT pyramid might look like and the visual (link here to related post) really underscores how both resilience and adaptability are essential. No adaptability— no grit.

It seems we all know people who experience the same poor results and yet continue with the same behaviors. The inference is that if they could take the time to first reflect on the outcome they desire and then adapt their behaviors and habits they will improve their results.

“It’s hard to have adaptability without that reflection component…”

The next dimension of adaptability falls under interpersonal relationships. Once we can acknowledge that everyone sees the world a little differently, it’s imperative then to be flexible and willing to adapt our own viewpoints to meet others.

Finally, we’re cautioned not to fixate on models and strategies even if they have worked in the past. The fact is, times change, people change, technologies change, etc. For instance; the Taxi cab was a terrific business model and it has been greatly disrupted by new technologies and companies like Lyft and Uber have capitalized. Adaptability played a key role for those new companies to take shape and shift an entire industry.

The idea is to reflect upon your own life and any current challenges and ask if these may present opportunities for you to be more adaptable and flexible, more open to other alternatives and solutions?

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Resources

GRIT by Angela Duckworth

Mindset by Dr. Carol Dweck

Napoleon Hill The Science of Personal Achievement

Napoleon Hill, Think & Grow Rich

The Habit Factor app

The Habit Factor template

The Habit Factor book

Big Brothers Big Sisters

 

S02-Mind Bullet Monday 20: Choose Growth!

“In times of change the learners inherit the earth while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” Eric Hoffer

It seems we all know a few people who decided that learning should cease when with their schooling. Unfortunately, these people tend to be same ones who are unhappy and discontent with themselves and their lives.

It’s important to ask ourselves, “Is growth and learning a habit that I’ve incorporated into my life?”

That is, do you routinely set aside time to learn new subjects and skills; to broaden your mind, to read and explore new and different environments daily.

Better yet, do you track your learning process— the development of any new skill or habit. If not, you ought to consider it since greats like Benjamin Franklin did this regularly (see Be Like Ben episode)

So, whether it’s tracking your attempt to become better in your vocation, learning a new skill or reading spiritual texts, the key idea is making your continued growth intentional and a habit.

Reminder: Using The Habit Factor’s P.A.R.R. methodology, it’s simple to Plan, Act, Record and Reassess your effort. Or, you can use the free tracking template or app.

This helps to ensure your growth is also focused upon the core, four areas; mind, body, spirit and social.

Sidenote: Martin references a Youtube video he saw recently (Rabbi video) where a Rabbi shares that the impetus (as he learns it) for the lobster to grow is discomfort. The lobster then discards its old shell and this is what allows the lobster to grow.

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Resources

Rabbi & Lobster Growth Video

Brian Tracy  The Psychology of Achievement.

Napoleon Hill The Science of Personal Achievement

Napoleon Hill, Think & Grow Rich

The Habit Factor app

The Habit Factor template

The Habit Factor book

Big Brothers Big Sisters

 

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