Habit Tracking 101: How To Build Positive Habits the Fun, Easy and Right Way

“Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.” ~Peter Drucker By: Martin Grunburg While almost everyone understands the benefits of habit tracking, most people aren’t really sure HOW to properly track their habits and, better yet, which habits they ought to track. The feedback I often hear from people about habit tracking […]

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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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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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Habit + Pressure = Metamorphosis

“The person who now stands before the court is no longer the person who has committed these crimes. For that reason, this court will not hold you accountable.” By: Martin Grunburg Last week we covered the idea that in order to realize any real, substantive change, the path often requires two essential forces: Pressure and Habit […]

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The Crucible: The Essence of the Change You Seek! (Metamorphosis)

“God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls, and coal into diamonds using both time and pressure. He’s working on you too.” ~Rick Warren By: Martin Grunburg What a fantastic definition of crucible: “A situation of severe trial, or in which different elements interact, leading to the creation of something new.” Something NEW! The son […]

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Tony Robbins’ Five Keys to Wealth and Happiness — and, of course, The Pressure Paradox ; )

“Hard days are the best because that’s where champions are made!” ~Gabby Douglas By: Martin Grunburg First, if you’re familiar with my thoughts on mastery and learning, then you’ll understand how it is we are upon this topic again. ; ) If not, I recommend you listen to this podcast episode to learn why I will […]

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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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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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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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5 Habits of Heroes: A Tribute to Former Astronaut and Senator John Glenn

  By: Martin Grunburg “I don’t know what you could say about a day in which you have seen four beautiful sunsets.” ~John Glenn We lost another great American hero last week: John Glenn passed away at the age of 95. While I knew little about the man behind the legend and never had the […]

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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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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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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: 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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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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