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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Top 5 Ways Setting Goals Will Change Your Life

By: Martin Grunburg Incredibly, even today, many people question the value of goal-setting. For your enjoyment, I’ll share a few articles at the end of this post. I say “enjoyment” because once you read/understand these articles through the prism of habit and with an understanding of The Habit Factor methodology, their concerns about the negative side-effects of […]

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Success, Happiness & the Law of Indirect Effort

By: Martin Grunburg On my run the other day, Brian Tracy’s “Law of Indirect Effort” popped into my playlist. BT is an amazing man. He’s authored some 60-plus books — and that makes up just a fraction of his personal development portfolio. I simply refer to him as a living legend. What’s sorta funny, though, […]

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2 Keys to Learning; Plus, a Great Accelerator

By: Martin Grunburg Let’s say it’s time to learn something new, such as a language or a musical instrument, or how to plant a garden (pick your topic). What do you think would be the key factors influencing your ability to succeed in learning that new skill or habit? Now, please think about that for a […]

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Focus on the FREE! Perhaps the Most Important Habit of All

By: Martin Grunburg When you think about the word FREE, what comes to mind? What associations do you tend to make? I say “free,” you say: Cheap? Worthless? Garbage? A loss leader? Once again, I find myself fascinated by our language and the associations we attach to the words we use. And, of course, how those associations […]

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The Musicality of Productivity, Part Deux

By: Martin Grunburg It’s a myth that habit development depends upon daily repetition. It does not; it depends upon consistency of the behavior, over time. Beating yourself up because you haven’t done a behavior every day in order to develop a habit is a big mistake. In last week’s article, we covered the important concept […]

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The Musicality of Productivity: How To Be More Productive and Achieve Your Goals More Quickly

By: Martin Grunburg Every Monday morning, the garbage is picked up in our neighborhood. Every Tuesday morning, the lawn is mowed at my favorite park, right next to the bay. Once a quarter, the gardeners will punch the grass to aerate it. Just another beautiful October day in San Diego, nearly 80 degrees at the […]

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The 7 Essential Habits of the Highly Focused Person

By: Martin Grunburg The successful man is just the average man focused.” ~Anonymous How is your ability to focus these days? Seems to me that some people are much better at the essential skill / habit of #FOCUS than others. When we are focused, by definition, our energy is channeled in ONE direction, and this is […]

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