GRIT: Six Quotes — and Habits — To Keep You Gritty When the Going Gets Tough

By: Martin Grunburg The psychological definition of grit suggests that it is a non-cognitive trait. I’d like to challenge that idea slightly. Like any habit, grit can be at first cognitively fostered and then consciously refortified until it becomes embedded in your subconscious. That’s an important consideration because it tells us that the essential characteristic for […]

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8 Powerful Paradigms that Successful Entrepreneurs Grasp — and 2 Many Still Don’t

By: Martin Grunburg Quick shout out to the real boss in my life, wifey! 18 years today…an amazing editor ; ) and the most unbelievable wife and mother a man could ask for! Having the benefit of hindsight, and having worked and collaborated with some of the best and brightest entrepreneurs as well as new […]

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Top 10 Self-Help Quotes (My Hall of Fame)

By Martin Grunburg As many of you know, I’m a huge fan of personal development/self-help quotes. The right quote at the right time might shave off years or even decades of pain, struggle, and hardship if the message and lesson resonate just right. This is an important point: The message must resonate. It seems that sometimes I can […]

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Top 10 Reasons the #PhelpsFace Will Make Your Life Better

By: Martin Grunburg Fortunately, I missed the MTV Video Awards show last night. That’s right, I said, fortunately. Unfortunately, though, I missed Michael Phelps’ big reveal about the inspiration behind the #PhelpsFace. After a couple of Olympics posts (I, II), I promised I’d come back to Phelps. Perhaps you were lucky enough to witness the high-Olympic […]

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Olympians and Goal Achievement, Part II

By: Martin Grunburg In the last article, we reviewed the path — the formula — that all great Olympians must follow to turn their dreams into reality. In fact, we recognized that this path toward success applies to anyone, whether an Olympian or just an average Joe. However, becoming an Olympian doesn’t happen without being […]

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Olympians and Goal Achievement, Part I

By: Martin Grunburg I love the Olympics. To witness the best athletes in the world competing on the biggest stage — it’s packed with entertainment and, better still, fantastic lessons about achievement. But, where do you think it really begins for an Olympian? It would be hard to argue that it doesn’t begin with a […]

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How To Tackle Problems and Reduce Stress

By: Martin Grunburg In the previous post, we reviewed 8 Keys to Problem Solving. Now, let’s see how we can feel less stress as we battle through both our big and small, daily problems. First, recall from the prior post that any problem, by definition, equates to a “barrier.” And, any barrier (problem) is something […]

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8 Keys to Problem Solving

Wall-Barrier

By: Martin Grunburg Problems, problems, problems. As the saying goes, problems aren’t going away anytime soon. However, a key to solving problems is understanding their inherent nature. Below are 8 keys to effective problem solving. Key #1: Problem equals “barrier.” This from www.etymonline.com:  Latin problema, from Greek problema “a task, that which is proposed, a question;” […]

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And, It’s a Wrap…

By: Martin Grunburg With Season II of The Habits 2 Goals podcast in the rear-view mirror, I figured I’d share a short-list of popular episodes right here on the blog. In the first season we (Nick and I) produced 35 episodes and one was released each week. In season two, (w/out our buddy Nick) we […]

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What the FBI vs. Apple Case Can Teach Us About Goal Achievement

By: Martin Grunburg Chances are good you know of the recent controversy regarding the FBI’s demand that Apple help the agency crack the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters. The FBI also wanted Apple to provide backdoor access for future iPhone models and iOS iterations. Apple quickly recognized that complying with such an […]

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