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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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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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 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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Getting to Habituation, the Path to Peak Performance and The Zone

By Martin Grunburg In my last post I shared that becoming habituated to a particular skill or craft is almost always a requirement to experience a peak performance. Whether you’re a stand-up comic, presenting a sales pitch, raising VC funds or playing basketball, becoming habituated first is essential. It’s important to recall that habituation infers […]

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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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The Power of Habit and The Habit Factor®, How to Break Bad Habits & Build Good Habits: Part One, Get UNSTUCK and More

        By: Martin Grunburg While reading The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg (book info below, Random House, February, 2012) with, of course, some intimate knowledge of The Habit Factor® (above left) as a background, I had a strange feeling during certain sections. In fact, there was one section in particular where things felt […]

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The Longest Journey begins with a single …

THF’s take on the sage’s great wisdom…

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