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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Where To Aim When You’re Aiming For Your Goal

Chances are good that you’ve heard the phrase “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” An entertaining thought and a fun quote attributed to many, including the late, great Norman Vincent Peale. (Author one of my early favorites; see The Power of Positive Thinking.) While I like the quote, the thought […]

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Language, Logic & the True Meaning of Words

By: Martin Grunburg In the last two posts we’ve reviewed the important relationship between habits and goals and how, unfortunately, their intertwined dynamic is still a bit revolutionary in its premise. (Please revisit the last two posts if you haven’t already read them!) At first, it is semi-hard to fathom that a number of PhDs/psychologists […]

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More: Goals and Habits, Goal Theory Simplified

Goals are important for a multitude of reasons, and yes, they are as important as habits. For more on this, please see the prior post. (link) In fact, there is a powerful relationship between the two that has somehow been lost for a very long time (more on that below). Please recognize that goals help you […]

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Are Habits Better Than Goals? Are Goals Bad?

I recently received an email from an uber-successful entrepreneur. This lady has a multi-million-dollar company and she’s a mentor and coach for other entrepreneurs. However, given some of the recent articles on the Internet she’s read about goal achievement, she was wondering if perhaps having a group of entrepreneurs set goals for themselves might be […]

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Struggling to Achieve Your Goals? You May Be Surprised by What’s Missing

By: Martin Grunburg Both habit and goal achievement require the following three components: 1) Knowledge 2) Skills (often in the form of habits ) 3) Desire Which of the three can only YOU bring to the table? That’s correct. Someone else may be able to share with you the skills you’ll need or even the […]

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The Habit Factor’s Top Ten — No, Make that 13 — Reasons It’s the Best

By Martin Grunburg: Warning! Before you read this it’s highly recommended that you read the prior post to understand the context of this post and why it was written. In the prior post, I recounted a discussion with a lawyer about the critical importance of understanding WHY he (and his firm) provides a superior solution/option for any […]

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10 Reasons You Are Way Better Than You Think You Are

By: Martin Grunburg Following a recent entrepreneur group meeting, I was chatting with a few of the participants and our discussion weaved from sports to business and seemingly everything in between. At one point, a lawyer — a very bright entrepreneur — started to recount some particular struggles related to new business growth. I think I […]

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The Mystery of Creativity: Synthetic Imagination and Creative Vision

By: Martin Grunburg Let’s pick things up where we left off in the last post about creativity. The Two Types of Creativity Napoleon Hill, author of Think & Grow Rich, often referenced two types of creativity as something he’d learned from Thomas Edison, among the most prolific creators of all time: synthetic imagination and something […]

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The Magic of Breakthrough Ideas: Spark Creativity, Solve Problems and Smash Through Standard Industry Thinking

I’m more fascinated than ever with the idea of GOOD ideas. That is, how breakthrough ideas rarely come from inside of their own industry. After all, isn’t that the basis for the cliché, “You gotta think outside the box”? Many businesses are looking for that one, great breakthrough idea. Or, maybe YOU just want to […]

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