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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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 #6:
Be Nice!

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. ~Dalai Lama By: Martin Grunburg As we round out the G.R.O.W.I.N.G. goal-achievement series, the topic “Always Be Nice” is our focal point. You might think this would go without saying, right? Well, I would submit to you that many of the obstacles people face along their way […]

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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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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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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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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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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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2 Keys to Learning; Plus, a Great Accelerator

By: Martin Grunburg Let’s say it’s time to learn something new, such as a language or a musical instrument, or how to plant a garden (pick your topic). What do you think would be the key factors influencing your ability to succeed in learning that new skill or habit? Now, please think about that for a […]

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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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GRIT: Six Quotes — and Habits — To Keep You Gritty When the Going Gets Tough

By: Martin Grunburg The psychological definition of grit suggests that it is a non-cognitive trait. I’d like to challenge that idea slightly. Like any habit, grit can be at first cognitively fostered and then consciously refortified until it becomes embedded in your subconscious. That’s an important consideration because it tells us that the essential characteristic for […]

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