Five Bulletproof Reasons The Habit Factor® Is the Key to Achieving Your Goals More Quickly

By: Martin Grunburg Nobody achieves their goals without first channeling the force of habit. Period. Some people — it’s probably safe to say MOST PEOPLE — still aren’t fully aware of these two precepts when it comes to goal achievement: 1) Everything is energy: You are energy and it will take energy to attain your goal. By applying […]

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8 Must-Ask Questions To Accelerate Your Goal’s Achievement!

“Imagine Your Life Is Perfect In Every Respect; What Would It Look Like?”- Brian Tracy By: Martin Grunburg Last week we reviewed BT’s world-famous 12 Step process for goal attainment, derived from his classic audio program (Nightingale Conant) The Psychology of Achievement. If you missed that, it’s worth revisiting if only to understand how it […]

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Goal Achievement Series —Mindset Pro Tip #4:
WHO Do You Want to BEcome?

“I hope, therefore, that some of my descendants may follow the example and reap the benefit.” ~Benjamin Franklin By: Martin Grunburg Today’s post involves the big “W” in our ongoing Goal Achievement/Mindset Series, “G.R.O.W.I.N.G.” The “W” stands for Who, as in, Who do you want to BEcome? It’s important to remember that any BEcoming you do […]

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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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Mastery and the Art of Learning

By: Martin Grunburg “How many times have you listened to that playlist?” my friend asked. “I don’t know,” I answered. “Probably a couple hundred times.” He was referring to my personal development playlist on my phone, which includes some of my favorite thinkers, from Wayne Dyer to Tony Robbins, with a healthy dose of Covey, Nightingale, […]

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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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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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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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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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