If Grit Is the Key to “Success,” What Is the Key to Grit? (Part III)

By: Martin Grunburg So, we left Part II  wondering what are the positive habits (thought and action) that constitute GRIT? After some research, reverse engineering and a bit of collaboration, we’ve come to the conclusion that there are at least 10 positive habits of thought and action associated with the formation of your GRITTY character. [...]

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If Grit Is the Key to “Success,” What Is the Key to Grit? (Part II)

  Let’s pick up right where we left off. By now you’ve watched the TED talk from the prior post. We start with the understanding and premise that GRIT is a character trait and that character traits are, in essence, habits. This is tremendous news, and we should all be encouraged to know that GRIT [...]

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If Grit Is the Key to “Success,” What Is the Key to Grit? (Part I)

By: Martin Grunburg Aristotle first postulated that we are all born a blank slate, or “Tabla Rasa.” That is, our mindsets, beliefs and character traits are impressed upon us from birth by our families, social conditioning, upbringing and the totality of our experiences. “Nobody is born with grit,” I explained to my wife. She looked [...]

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#9: How to Spin Failure to Win

“It’s important to regard failure as an event and not a person.” Tweet This On your unique journey to a more balanced and successful life, failure is inevitable. One of the biggest obstacles to achieving your goals is separating your sense of self from any particular instance of failure (2:44). Rather than labeling yourself as [...]

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#8: Creating Your Happiness

 By: Nick Palkowski “Virtues must be a product of habit” Tweet This Everyone wants to be a success…. but how do you define success? Without a personalized target in mind, it’s tough to have a clear direction. “You can’t hit a target you can’t see.” ~Zig Ziglar used to say. That’s why defining your ideal [...]

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Unlocking Your Willpower

“If you are trying to achieve goals that are not in line with governing principles, than you’re making things much harder then they ought to be.” Tweet This Do you seem to lack the willpower you need when it comes to accomplishing your goals? If so, don’t sweat it— there’s actually a better way! It’s important [...]

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Why SMART Goals Aren’t So Smart

By: Nick Polkawski “Discipline is doing what you ought to do, when you ought to do it, whether you feel like it or not.” Tweet This Just about everyone has heard of S.M.A.R.T. goals, the standard for goal setting that has been around since the ‘80s.  Which represent Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time bound [...]

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How Values Direct Your Behavior

By: Nick Palkowski “The most successful entrepreneurs define their values first, then live them.”  Tweet This It seems so many of us have become lost in our TO-DO lists. And, not by accident as even the most notable goal-achievement process, S.M.A.R.T. goals, leaves a user starring at a long TO-DO list and wondering, “Okay, what’s my [...]

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Habit Alignment: Crafting Habits That Align with your Goals

By: Nick Palkowski “Starting with the proper intention is everything…” Tweet This There is incredible power when one “begins with the end in mind”. Dr. Stephen Covey’s “Habit #2″ from The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. And, that’s exactly where you’ll want to start to create the right habits that will propel you towards [...]

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What Makes a Good Habit

“A habit is often a recurring behavior without conscience thought.” Tweet This  By: Nick Palkowski  (Show Host) What habits do you need to create for your ideal life? The reason habits are so powerful is because habits help you use your energy and willpower in the most efficient way possible. In this episode of the [...]

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