Rethinking Habit Development

By: Martin Grunburg There is little debate among psychologists (those who study behavioral psychology) that the relationship between habit and skill is a challenge to delineate, and their differences are difficult and hard to define. A recent example of this comes via an article in Forbes written by Pat Brans where he asks noted Ph.D. […]

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7 Habits to Help Cultivate Your Enthusiasm

Photo: courtesy Wikimedia: O. Fernandez, New York World-Telegram and the Sun staff photographer – Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. By: Martin Grunburg “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr Happy MLK Day!!! In the last post […]

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The Habit of Enthusiasm Makes the Difference

“Mere enthusiasm is the all in all.” ~William Blake By: Martin Grunburg Let’s begin with a true understanding of enthusiasm. Take a quick look at its definition: “intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.” Note the word “approval.” This implies that being enthusiastic is an affirmation of sorts. So, if I’m enthusiastic about your idea, I […]

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How to Get Unstuck & Breakthrough in the New Year!

By: Martin Grunburg When it comes to personal development, one of the most common challenges seems to be helping a person get “unstuck,” showing them how they can break free from stagnation and begin to tap into their full potential. Personally, this was my greatest challenge (some 15 years ago), and incredibly, it may be […]

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6 Essential Questions to Ask Yourself at Year’s End

By: Martin Grunburg “Each new day begets a new year, and each new year, a new day.” Looks like we’ve made it through another year (almost). Yay! or #yayme. BTW: I thought that license plate was kinda funny. However, when I lined up the shot, I got the unexpected bonus of the palms and a […]

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Creativity & The Christmas Spirit

By: Martin Grunburg Ready or not, the holidays are upon us! As I pondered today’s topic, creativity – along with this great book I’m reading (Thinkertoys, more below) – I wanted to share my friend’s uber-creative take on the Christmas Nativity scene, which has been blowing up scores of media outlets throughout the country! Until […]

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5 Habits of Heroes: A Tribute to Former Astronaut and Senator John Glenn

  By: Martin Grunburg “I don’t know what you could say about a day in which you have seen four beautiful sunsets.” ~John Glenn We lost another great American hero last week: John Glenn passed away at the age of 95. While I knew little about the man behind the legend and never had the […]

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Why You Probably Don’t Set Goals — and How To Change That

By: Martin Grunburg In a prior article we reviewed how goal-achievement can be considered simply problem-solving. It’s a bit of a cliche to share that problems are only opportunities in disguise. We know the legendary stories of great problems that have birthed inventions and humanity-changing discoveries —  the polio vaccine, the steam engine, the telegraph — […]

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More on Gratitude: 11 Ways Gratitude is a Game-Changer

By: Martin Grunburg Hope your Turkey Day did not suck. Ours was fantastic…always fun to see the cousins playing together. The last post was designed to remind all of us (myself first and foremost) that the capacity to be grateful — to choose our thoughts and captain our thinking — is itself our greatest gift. How […]

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Gratitude Is the Game-Changer!

By: Martin Grunburg Gratitude is the Game-Changer! Happy Thanksgiving week! Truth be told, this is my favorite of all the holidays. No gift-giving. No purchasing. Just presence — an awareness and appreciation for all that you have been given. Now, if you’re thinking, “Well, good for you. I haven’t been given much,” or, “I don’t […]

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