Category: Mindsets (page 1 of 11)

How to make 2018 a Breakthrough Year, (STEP #9, The Mastery Mindset)


Be like water…” ~Bruce Lee

[STEP #9, MASTERY, in this BREAKTHROUGH mini-series, “How to Make 2018 Your Best, Breakthrough New Year Ever!”]

Step #9 =  The Mastery Mindset!

Step #1: Decide
Step #2: Assess
Step #3: Values, Mission and Vision
Step #4: Passion & Purpose
Step #5: Energy & Enthusiasm
Step #6: GOALS!
Step #7: HABIT! HABIT! HABIT!
Step #8: HabitStrength?

When you think about the concept of “mastery” what comes to mind?

Martin begins this show reviewing that invariably, after you go through each of the first 8 steps, you will come upon OBSTACLES.

It’s the true Master who regards obstacles as opportunities in disguise.

Recall, that there are three great constants in life; change, choice and principles.

Therefore the idea of mastery as a destination? an arrival point? can only be an illusion.

If change is a constant, and it is, the idea of perpetual learning to become a “master” is essential.

In this episode Martin recaps the very traits essential to the Mastery Mindset and even takes his cue from an unlikely source, H2O.

The mastery mindset encapsulates a lot of ideas, including; the “beginner’s mind” OR the idea that “every day is day one”.

The real master never arrives and is therefore, always arriving.

“Every day is day one.” ~Kelly Slater

a couple great books to help form the Mastery Mindset

-The Obstacle Is The WAY

MASTERY

-The GRIT Pyramid– (How to develop the HABIT of GRIT)

Don’t forget the The Pressure Paradox? ; )

Learn more about MG’s new program…
The 28 Day Breakthrough!

Each week (for this Breakthrough mini-series) we provide you a tool or template to help you process and implement the week’s lesson and this week is no different! (see FREE habit and goal template!)

Also linked below w/ the app and book! ; )

So, get AFTER IT! Be sure to click on the F R E E resources: PDF (located at: http://podcast.thehabitfactor.com

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

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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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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)
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 #6)

Success is goals, and all else is commentary.
~Brian Tracy

[STEP #6,  (week #6) in the BREAKTHROUGH mini-series, “How to Make 2018 Your Best, Breakthrough New Year Ever!”]

Step #6 =  GOALS!

Step #1: DECIDE.
Step #2: Assess
Step #3: Values, Mission and Vision
Step #4: Passion & Purpose
Step #5: Energy & Enthusiasm

And, now we’re on to step #6, GOALS!!!

BT is a hero and a living legend in the personal development space and I’m fairly sure NOBODY has created more quality personal development content than Mr. Brian Tracy.

Point is… the man is a walking ‘master-class’ in personal development and if he’s suggesting goals are (equal to) success, than we probably ought to pay more attention to them, right?

So, in this episode we do just that…

Zig Ziglar used to say, “Don’t be a wandering generality, you must become a meaningful specific.”

Goals allow us to become a meaningful specific.

What is your #1 Goal right now?
Where is that goal written?
Is it posted somewhere were you can see it?
Do you revisit your goals often? If so, how often?

Why are goals so darn important? First if our energy (recall last episode) can, at any moment, go in any number of different directions than goals force us to focus our energy and attention! Goals help us to concentrate and direct our precious energy toward something that matters to us.

So why don’t most people set goals? Largely because A) they don’t really understand the importance of goals. And, B) they don’t understand the process to set and achieve goals.

This episode is all about “A” above… Really, understanding the importance of goals to the point where we can’t ignore them and the next couple weeks we will dig into The Habit Factor’s method for goal achievement!

Remember, each week we provide a tool or template to help you process and implement the week’s lesson and this week is no different!

So, get AFTER IT! Be sure to click on this week’s F R E E personal development template / resources: Goals Identifier PDF

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!) ( visit: http://podcast.thehabitfactor.com )

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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 #5)

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
~R.W. Emerson

[Here’s STEP #5 (week #5) in our BREAKTHROUGH mini-series, “How to Make 2018 Your Best, Breakthrough New Year Ever!”]

Step #5 =  Energy & Enthusiasm!

Step #1 was about Deciding.
Step #2 was about Assessing
Step #3 was about Values, Mission and Vision
Step #4 was about Passion & Purpose

And, now we’re on to Energy & Enthusiasm!

It’s simple math really… YOU are energy and your goal is going to require energy in order to be achieved.

Mark twain once quipped, “And what is a man without energy? Nothing? nothing at all.”

It cannot be over-stated… the quality of your energy and enthusiasm will have a direct influence upon the achievement of your goals.

The quality of your energy and enthusiasm will have a direct influence upon your goals! #habits #goals (tweet that one ; )

So, when it comes to your “energy being” what do you do DAILY to optimize your energy?

What is your diet like? Have you fine-tuned your diet lately? Are you tracking any habits related to your diet? Are you tracking any diet objectives? For instance how many glasses of water you drink a day?

What about your exercise? What exercise habits are you tracking?

If “health is the first wealth” and it is. Consistently optimizing your wellness, health/energy system is an essential foundation of goal achievement and and will help ensure that your next year will be your best year ever!

So, get AFTER IT! Be sure to click on the FREE Template / resources: Habit Energy Tracker, PDF here!

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!

>><<

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!) ( visit: http://podcast.thehabitfactor.com )

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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 #3)

Work harder on yourself than you do on your job. When you work hard on your job you make a living and when you work hard on yourself you’ll make a fortune.
~Jim Rohn

[NOTE: This is our NEW YEAR BREAKTHROUGH Series, “How to Make 2018 Your Best Breakthrough New Year!”]

Step 1# is about deciding. Step #2 is about awareness and assessment.

So, STEP #3 is…

YOUR CORE VALUES. MISSION and VISION

That sounds like some work doesn’t it? Which is why 95% of people never go through these exercises. They require deep introspection, humility and courage.

But, it’s no coincidence that the greatest organizations and companies do these exercises they have figured this out.

Truth is, it was only after doing this exercise for my company that I realized I HAD TO DO THIS FOR MYSELF and it was a game-changer!

Thus, it’s part of the FOUNDATION for our Personal Breakthrough Series.

Why don’t most people do these exercises for themselves? First, they require work (time and energy). The other reason is people begin to doubt themselves and wonder if they know what their values are, or what their Mission statement ought to say. It take time and careful introspection.

Hence, such self questioning is the very proof that these are personal, mental exercises that MUST BE DONE!

***TIP*** DO NOT WORRY about getting it “RIGHT” the first time or even the fifth time, this is a PROCESS. It will take time to get to a point where you are happy with what you’ve produced and feel comfortable with the results. Remember, you are working with clay here and not marble.

So, get AFTER IT! Be sure to click on the F RE E resources: Personal Evaluation Toolkit (pdf 1 and 2)

PDF 1 – Personal Evaluation Toolkit

PDF 2 – Add’l Worksheets!

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!

>><<

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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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 #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!

>><<

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!

Burning Ships Not Bridges

“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” ~Douglas Adams

By: Martin Grunburg

It’s great to be back in the saddle and while this is NOT the official kick-off of Season 4 (Habits 2 Goals Podcast), it is my effort to get you caught up and share at least one of the great lessons I recently experienced.

Admittedly, you’re gonna have to be a little patient (it takes a while to set the table here) but coincidentally patience is a component part of this lessons anyway! ; )

Today, I share a bit about my long-standing partnership (23+ yrs) and it’s official separation… all good, mostly. The fact is we’d been partners (3 of us) longer than most marriages exist and with our company’s recent win of a prime contract award (defense) AND, given that they are in the neighborhood of 70 years old an exist strategy presented itself.

How and why this may relate to you.

Entrepreneurs (people in general) love to cling to motto’s, slogans, trite and not so trite sayings, that guide and drive them and their decision making.

For instance, “Hire slow and fire fast.” Almost every entrepreneur will tell you that is a MUST. Another is “Never settle!” or another, “revenue is vanity and profit is sanity.”

All good stuff right? MOST of the time. Sometimes though, from my experience, I’ve witnessed a lot of challenge created from clinging to hard-set ideas and notions like these as though they are set in stone.

We’ve talked about it here many of times, dichotomous thinking can be very dangerous and ultimately creates a lot of friction, struggle and can even make one feel as though they are running in circles.

Let’s use the above as examples; hard to argue with “profit is sanity and revenue is vanity”. That’s one of my favorites! EXCEPT -take Jeff Bezos and Amazon. I believe (at least for a day anyway, he just became the richest man in the world and for the most part his philosophy for Amazon was contrarian to that focused primary on revenue with little emphasis on profits.

Or, how about, “Never settle!” Sounds pretty amazing right? Imagine a life of never settling. Well, the last time I heard that advice it was from a guy who’s now divorced and you can bet he “settled” in court.

What about “hire slow and fire fast”. Nobody’s ever complained that they fired someone too quickly, right? Again – most of the time this is credible and worthy advice. However, I can tell you I made one of my best hires in about 30 minutes over a beer.

So, what’s the point?

BE OPEN-MINDED and do NOT RUSH if you do not have to. Don’t cling to trite slogans for the sake of trying to simplify things for yourself and make your life easy… question your bias to lean into such decisions!

When it is not necessary to make a decision, it is necessary not to make a decision. ~Lord Falkland

In today’s episode, I review my challenge/struggle to follow one great and romantic motto entrepreneurs love! “Burn the ships!
Yet, incredibly, unbeknown to me there was another powerful motto directly competing with that philosophy. You can hear about it on the podcast site or download it in iTunes.

Harvard 80 year Happiness Study! (I reference)

Slight correction I relate a great line from MASTERY a fantastic book by Robert Greene, the actual line is, “the greatest impediment to your creativity is your own impatience.”

Enjoy!

FREE resource to keep that mind tuned!!

As a Man Thinketh

Check it out and be sure to subscribe!

>><<

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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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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S3-41: 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

 

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 ; )

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!

S3-40: Casey Wright:
Opportunity Meets Creativity

“Corey and I have two qualities that I think unite us. One, we are eternal optimists; we always believe our best day is coming.
The other thing is that we have a high risk tolerance. We’ll keep rolling the dice.
We like the idea of saying, ‘We’re going to bet on ourselves a little longer.'”
~Casey Wright

Few entrepreneurs seize an opportunity as quickly and as creatively as Casey Wright. He and his brother Corey, guided by their parents, were encouraged to explore this “internet thing” in the early 2000s, and in particular, how email marketing might help their real estate firm.

Their parents came to them and said they wanted to stop spending $100K on print marketing per year; the brothers thought email marketing might be the answer. To everyone’s surprise, the strategy worked and Casey and his brother were off and running…sort of.

“The first year was exciting, and then you have six years of things not going the way you wanted them to; I’m seeing my friends working half as hard and making twice as much money and wondering if I should just go get in line and find a job.”

Persistence, however, proved to be the path of least resistance. Ultimately, their content-marketing business took off and assumed a new and complementary spin: A Keller Williams office manager wanted to use the brothers’ content-marketing process and apply it toward recruiting new agents! The proposition was, “If you can build this, we will buy it!”

Today, Casey employs the one bit of advice he would give his younger self: “Find a way to put the wind at your back!” Gorilla Goodies is doing just that; Casey’s new venture is responsible for a couple internet smash-sensations, including The Hipster Nativity Scene and the (DT) Donald Trump Bobblehead.

Enjoy the show and take note: He says, “Habit tracking is something I will ALWAYS do!” ; )

Brilliant work, Casey!

CW’s Favorite Books:

The Habit Factor®

Sapiens

Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism

other resources:

Audible.com (swears by it! ; )

SHOPIFY

Digital Marketer
Getting smart on marketing and Facebook Ads!
–learn to get better at facebook ads:

Digital Marketer HQ

[email protected] <<either of those domains>>

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Casey’s Company: Wright Brothers

Gorilla Goodies

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Resources mentioned in the show:

BOOKS:

Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy

Scaling UP! Verne Harnish

Something For Nothing by Brian Tracy

WEbsites and Tools mentioned:

Asana.com

Small Improvements.com

Sparkhire.com

15Five.com

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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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