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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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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 #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!

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 ; )

Related Show Resources / Books

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

S3-38: FAF – How Can I Control My Temper?

“If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape one hundred days of sorrow.” ~Chinese Proverb

Not to long ago we had an entire episode about enhancing mindfulness. Today’s topic is very related and it has to do with some ideas, tips and best practices, even mindsets around how to best control one’s temper.

MG and Henry trade some tips and share some stories… Henry talks about his experience recently where he was so upset he had to go hit a punching bag (NOT people) for an extended period of time. “Try that for just one minute and you’ll be winded and you’ll also be addressing your ‘fight or flight’ natural response to anger and stress. It’s a great way to address the pent up energy.”

Martin then reflects on the very powerful and insightful statement: “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Viktor E. Frankl 

Then, MG shares this gem from Thomas Jefferson, “When you are angry count to ten, and if very angry count to one hundred.”

Check it out and hear how to keep your cool when frustration and anger set in!

Enjoy!

Resources Mentioned:

HEADSPACE – App

Man’s Search For Meaning – by Viktor E. Frankl

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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


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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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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 ; )

Mentioned in this episode:

GRIT!

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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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<<<<

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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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Thanks for checking out this episode! Be sure to share + subscribe + review. pls! ; )

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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S3-24: 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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Thanks for checking out this episode! Be sure to share + subscribe + review. pls! ; )

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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