Goal Achievement Series– Mindset Pro Tip #2: A.B.G. (Always Be Growing)

By: Martin Grunburg Change is a funny thing. In fact, one of the great constants (by definition, something that never changes) is, in fact, change. The great thing about goals is they allow us, in this crazy and uncertain world, to direct some of the change. By doing this, goals provide a sense of purpose, […]

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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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It’s Baaaaack! Welcome to the “Habits 2 Goals” Podcast: 5 Things To Know About Season III

By: Martin Grunburg 1) A New Co-Host! After a fantastic interview in Season II, Henry Evans was a no-brainer pick to invite back “into the studio” to co-host the new season. Henry has an extensive background in marketing and sales, but more importantly — from my perspective anyway — he is a HUGE personal development buff and avid […]

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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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The Demystification of Habit: Skill vs Habit and Why You Should Care

By: Martin Grunburg In the last post we covered Dr. Stephen Covey’s classic three circle diagram (above), which was designed to help people understand the required ingredients for habit development: Knowledge, Skill and Desire. Upon further analysis of these elements, however, “skill” in particular should be moved from its current “requirements” location (circle) and placed in the center […]

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Rethinking Habit Development

By: Martin Grunburg There is little debate among psychologists (those who study behavioral psychology) that the relationship between habit and skill is a challenge to delineate, and their differences are difficult and hard to define. A recent example of this comes via an article in Forbes written by Pat Brans where he asks noted Ph.D. […]

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7 Habits to Help Cultivate Your Enthusiasm

Photo: courtesy Wikimedia: O. Fernandez, New York World-Telegram and the Sun staff photographer – Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. By: Martin Grunburg “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr Happy MLK Day!!! In the last post […]

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The Habit of Enthusiasm Makes the Difference

“Mere enthusiasm is the all in all.” ~William Blake By: Martin Grunburg Let’s begin with a true understanding of enthusiasm. Take a quick look at its definition: “intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.” Note the word “approval.” This implies that being enthusiastic is an affirmation of sorts. So, if I’m enthusiastic about your idea, I […]

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