Burning Ships Not Bridges

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By: Martin Grunburg It’s great to be back in the saddle and while this is NOT the official kick-off of Season 4 (Habits 2 Goals Podcast), it is my effort to get you caught up and share at least one of the great lessons I recently experienced. Admittedly, you’re gonna have to be a little […]

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Brian Tracy’s 12 Steps to Goal Achievement Meets The Habit Factor®

“Success equals goals; all else is commentary.” ~Brian Tracy By: Martin Grunburg First, let me say that BT is a living legend, a friend, and perhaps the greatest authority in the personal development space (not to mention a hero of mine). The amount of time he has dedicated to his knowledge and wisdom related to […]

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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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Goal Achievement Series: Mindset Pro Tip #1, “Stay on Your Toes”

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Life is challenging enough, and it’s easy to become discouraged as you’re beaten down by the daily grind. Amid all this, chasing a BIG goal can seem overwhelming. Here’s the thing, though: The more we let the “grind” wear us down, the more we fall […]

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Top 10 Reasons the #PhelpsFace Will Make Your Life Better

By: Martin Grunburg Fortunately, I missed the MTV Video Awards show last night. That’s right, I said, fortunately. Unfortunately, though, I missed Michael Phelps’ big reveal about the inspiration behind the #PhelpsFace. After a couple of Olympics posts (I, II), I promised I’d come back to Phelps. Perhaps you were lucky enough to witness the high-Olympic […]

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Olympians and Goal Achievement, Part I

By: Martin Grunburg I love the Olympics. To witness the best athletes in the world competing on the biggest stage — it’s packed with entertainment and, better still, fantastic lessons about achievement. But, where do you think it really begins for an Olympian? It would be hard to argue that it doesn’t begin with a […]

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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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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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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 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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Super Bowl 50 and the Winner’s X-Factor

By: Martin Grunburg Recently, I’ve written a lot about The 3 P’s (Planning, Preparing and Practicing) related to performance — particularly under pressure. With yesterday’s Super Bowl 50 and the 114-million-plus viewers watching, the event is still very fresh in the minds of many. With the benefit of hindsight we’re able to overlay many of the […]

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2016: One Month Down and Why You May Be No Closer to Your Big Goal this Year

If you’re like the large majority of people, along with the 2016 New Year came great intentions to achieve your goals. Lose weight, get a new job, get out of debt, be more productive, etc. You mentally committed to achieving a new, big goal this year. However, as you read this today, with January now […]

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The little “Extra” that Turns Ordinary into “Extraordinary”

By: Martin Grunburg In the prior post I shared an amazing story about preparation related to tennis great Rod Laver. In fact, I learned of the story from a participant in my presentation to the San Diego Entrepreneurs’ group. As I presented the info I recall myself saying, “I can’t believe it took me 47 […]

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It’s a +2! The Importance of Connection to Learning

By: Martin Grunburg Rita Pierson had been an educator for more than 40 years leading up to her TED Talk (May 2013, 5 million-plus views). Tragically, less than two months later she passed away. In this powerful presentation (below) she touches on a few formative ideas not just about the education of our children, but […]

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