It’s Baaaaack! Welcome to the “Habits 2 Goals” Podcast: 5 Things To Know About Season III

By: Martin Grunburg 1) A New Co-Host! After a fantastic interview in Season II, Henry Evans was a no-brainer pick to invite back “into the studio” to co-host the new season. Henry has an extensive background in marketing and sales, but more importantly — from my perspective anyway — he is a HUGE personal development buff and avid […]

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The Best Blog Post Ever!

By: Martin Grunburg Just over a year ago my youngest daughter Eva, decided to run for student council president (as an eight grader). Upon hearing her decision my first tendency was to shield/protect her from the pain of a potential loss. However, I managed to contain myself and any impulse to intervene (I said nothing). […]

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Habit and Skill Development: The Four Stages of Competence

By: Martin Grunburg The last two weeks we’ve focused on the simple idea that rather than trying to distinguish and separate habit and skill (something even top behavioral psychologists struggle to differentiate), it may serve us to take a moment and wrap our minds around their powerful similarities. Let’s strengthen the link between these two […]

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The Demystification of Habit: Skill vs Habit and Why You Should Care

By: Martin Grunburg In the last post we covered Dr. Stephen Covey’s classic three circle diagram (above), which was designed to help people understand the required ingredients for habit development: Knowledge, Skill and Desire. Upon further analysis of these elements, however, “skill” in particular should be moved from its current “requirements” location (circle) and placed in the center […]

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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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