Habit + Pressure = Metamorphosis

“The person who now stands before the court is no longer the person who has committed these crimes. For that reason, this court will not hold you accountable.” By: Martin Grunburg Last week we covered the idea that in order to realize any real, substantive change, the path often requires two essential forces: Pressure and Habit […]

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The Crucible: The Essence of the Change You Seek! (Metamorphosis)

“God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls, and coal into diamonds using both time and pressure. He’s working on you too.” ~Rick Warren By: Martin Grunburg What a fantastic definition of crucible: “A situation of severe trial, or in which different elements interact, leading to the creation of something new.” Something NEW! The son […]

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Tony Robbins’ Five Keys to Wealth and Happiness — and, of course, The Pressure Paradox ; )

“Hard days are the best because that’s where champions are made!” ~Gabby Douglas By: Martin Grunburg First, if you’re familiar with my thoughts on mastery and learning, then you’ll understand how it is we are upon this topic again. ; ) If not, I recommend you listen to this podcast episode to learn why I will […]

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The Love Value, or, The Value of Love

“Love is my religion.” ~Ziggy Marley By: Martin Grunburg The big idea of VALUES appears to me to be inescapable these days. One day I’m discussing the topic with one of my best buds over a beer, encouraging and at the same time challenging him to figure out his values. The next day I’m interviewing […]

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Goal Achievement Series — Mindset Pro Tip #7:
Give Back!

“In the end, all that you will have is all that you gave away.” By: Martin Grunburg Not coincidentally, we wind up nearly right where we started weeks ago in our G.R.O.W.I.N.G. Goal Achievement Series. You may recall we began with Gratitude (the first “G”), and today we finalize our series with another “G”: the […]

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Goal Achievement Series — Mindset Pro Tip #6:
Be Nice!

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. ~Dalai Lama By: Martin Grunburg As we round out the G.R.O.W.I.N.G. goal-achievement series, the topic “Always Be Nice” is our focal point. You might think this would go without saying, right? Well, I would submit to you that many of the obstacles people face along their way […]

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Goal Achievement Series — Mindset Pro Tip #5: Know Thyself!

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” ~Tao Te Ching By: Martin Grunburg Today’s post is about YOU. Not, as it were last week, about WHO, but YOU: the individual. It’s about knowing and understanding yourself, in particular, your strengths and your weaknesses. Last […]

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Goal Achievement Series —Mindset Pro Tip #4:
WHO Do You Want to BEcome?

“I hope, therefore, that some of my descendants may follow the example and reap the benefit.” ~Benjamin Franklin By: Martin Grunburg Today’s post involves the big “W” in our ongoing Goal Achievement/Mindset Series, “G.R.O.W.I.N.G.” The “W” stands for Who, as in, Who do you want to BEcome? It’s important to remember that any BEcoming you do […]

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Goal Achievement Series — Mindset Pro Tip #3: Taking 100% Responsibility

“Responsibility is the price of greatness.” ~Winston Churchill. By: Martin Grunburg Continuing our Goal Achievement Series “G.R.O.W.I.N.G.,” today’s topic brings us to perhaps the most important and pronounced trait of those whom we consider “great” and “successful” — RESPONSIBILITY. This key attribute and mindset is universal in all great goal achievers.  Responsibility simply cannot be extracted […]

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21 EPIC Quotes on Gratitude!

By: Martin Grunburg Our Goal Achievement Series “G.R.O.W.I.N.G.” continues. We’ve already reviewed the importance of 1) Being On Your Toes (that aggressive, confident and positive mindset) and, 2) Always Be Growing (which is the general theme behind goal-setting ; ). We’ll continue exploring each letter of our GROWING acronym (in no particular order) in the weeks […]

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