Habits 2 Goals: The Habit Factor® Podcast With Martin Grunburg | Goal Achievement, Productivity & Success Simplified



If youve ever struggled to achieve your goals you are not alone! The reason just might be because ALL prior goal achievement methods missed ONE key element H A B I T! That's right, The Habit Factor® (bestselling book and app) exposed a timeless truth that helped to launch an entirely new genre of productivity apps (habit trackers) and help thousands around the world achieve their goals faster!Theres a reason top coaches, consultants, trainers, Professional athletes, Olympians, PhDs and the very best learning institutions world-wide have adopted and recommend The Habit Factor®.This is your chance to learn and apply The Habit Factor's insights and specific goal achievement methodology (plus, habit alignment technology) to achieve your biggest and most important goals faster than you ever thought possible! Check it out learn more at: http://thehabitfactor.comLook for our series: Step-by-step: How to Make 2018 a Breakthrough Year!


  • Feelings & Focus

    13/04/2020 Duración: 11min

    "Your emotions guide your focus." A powerful element to goal achievement and habit building is taking control of your emotions and channeling them positively. The emotions you feel at any given moment can either help or hurt your ability to focus. One of the reasons this is important to understand is because so many people set goals that are uninspiring! As adults, we get to identify which emotions are serving us and even how we are going to respond. Enjoy the show! *** New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mobile phone number "33444" you will instantly receive your "hack"/habit tracker/habit development template, or you can download it here: thehabitfactor.com/templates. Feel free to share the episode and leave a review on iTunes!  ***** Subscribe iTunes here! Subscribe: Android | RSS ***** TOOLS/BOOKS WE RECOMMEND: Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here: As a Man Thinketh The 3 C's of SucCcess (Mitch W. Steel) The Psychology of Achievement (Brian Tracy) The Power of Positi

  • Planting Seeds

    06/04/2020 Duración: 14min

    "Begin something today you'll be pleased you started three or five years from now." When the environment around us shifts so dramatically that it dictates what we can and cannot do, concepts like non-resistance teach us to use constraints positively. No matter the pressure we're feeling, we have the opportunity to refract it towards optimism, hope and faith. (See The Pressure Paradox). Thus, we know it's a time to sow rather than reap — to to plant seeds. This may mean life-long creative projects or just getting on top of chores around the house. Martin shares an email from a friend who echoes these sentiments, his mission: to come out the other side of the pandemic; if not wealthier, stronger, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Enjoy the show! *** New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mobile phone number "33444" you will instantly receive your "hack"/habit tracker/habit development template, or you can download it here: thehabitfactor.com/templates. Feel free to share the episode and leave a

  • Glenn R. Fox: Gratitude, Optimism, Purpose & Covid-19

    30/03/2020 Duración: 50min

    "We know from a lot of research that when things get tough, the general rule is people actually tend to help people out...” ~Glenn R. Fox Today's interview brings the return of Season 2, episode #12 guest Glenn R. Fox, head of Design, Strategy, and Outreach at USC Performance Science Institute. For more background on  Glenn, be sure to check out our prior interview. The topic de jour is Covid-19 and the current pandemic, which sets the backdrop for a discussion about concepts such as optimism, gratitude, and purpose. Glenn shares various insights based upon his and others' studies and research that suggests, for instance, the general trend in crises is for people to be kind and compassionate, and that optimistic people tend to be more realistic and cautionary. Glenn leaves us with three real-life exercises we can practice in order to develop the skills that foster the powerful traits of purpose, optimism, and gratitude. Enjoy the episode! For more on this subject, check out Season 6, Episode 40: Attitude, a

  • Response-Able

    23/03/2020 Duración: 14min

    "Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.” ~Viktor Frankl This "tweener" Mind Bullet episode centers around how we respond to situations beyond our control—a fitting topic that comes during a time of great uncertainty throughout the world. Last week we addressed the Covid-19 virus and the idea of timing, including how important it is to pause and reflect on how the environment can dictate our behavior.  This week we expand on that idea, discussing the importance of our response to what's happening around us. Viktor Frankl's book, Man's Search for Meaning, shares many lessons to aid and guide our response to situations beyond our control.  "Those who have a 'why' to live, can bear with almost any 'how'.” In trying times, sometimes the one thing we can control is our response to what's happening. What attitude are you choosing? How are you going to respond?  Listen in for more on challe

  • COVID-19

    16/03/2020 Duración: 09min

    "A rising tide lifts all boats." This "tweener" Mind Bullet episode was going to be about accountability, coming on the heels of our recent episodes on self-mastery and justification. But as the world shifts its priorities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Habits 2 Goals pivots its subject matter to the idea of TIMING. In a time of understandable stress and panic, what we can do is be patient and focus on what we can control.  Environmental factors can and will throw us off course as we pursue our goals, and that's OK. It's not always as overwhelming as a pandemic, but there are times that call for patience, as we wait for the environment to be supportive of what we're setting out to achieve. As we respect and understand timing, we realize there are bigger, fundamental forces at play. Listen in for more on how timing affects our lives and goal achievement, why we need to focus on what we can control, and how no storm lasts forever. Enjoy the episode! *** New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mob

  • Justified!

    10/03/2020 Duración: 14min

    "Becoming aware of how you justify your actions will help you produce the results you want.” This in-between-seasons ("tweener") Mind Bullet episode was inspired by last week's episode on Self-Mastery as we dive into the idea of justifying our behavior. We learned last week that "Habit is the most imperious of all masters," meaning it will dominate our lives, with or without our permission. The beauty is, we have the option of directing and guiding those habits, and this self-mastery is a lifelong process.  This leads right into today's topic, which we first touched on in Season Two's episode, "Humans Are Justifying Creatures." As justifying creatures, when we veer off course with our choices or behavior, we find a way to justify it. Breaking a diet? Well, it was a friend's birthday party, what could I do? Not exercising as you planned? It's raining out!  No one wants to feel bad about themselves, so when we hit a challenge, give in to temptation, or make a mistake, it's easy to assign blame and make excuses.

  • Self-Mastery

    03/03/2020 Duración: 22min

    "Habit is the most imperious of all masters.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe On this in-between-seasons ("tweener") Mind Bullet episode we examine a subject we've touched on but never fully explored: self-mastery. Self-mastery is simply the ability to take control of your life without being blown off course. Your body is the servant and not your master.  Self-mastery ties into the idea of challenge and change, a subject we've explored in depth. It's time to check the self-mastery meter and see how you're doing. MG discusses how a short fast tested and challenged his personal self-mastery, leading to insights about just how in control we are over our impulses. Self-mastery doesn't have to be about fasting or even food. Analyze your spectrum of behaviors, for example, spending vs. saving money, time spent on social media, playing online games etc. The key idea is to find ways in which you can test your own self-mastery and thereby develop self-discipline. Listen in for more on self-mastery, how it ties into the in

  • The Moment

    25/02/2020 Duración: 12min

    "No one told you when to run, you've missed the starting gun.” ~Pink Floyd On this in-between-seasons ("tweener") Mind Bullet episode we tackle a subject first brought up in the season 6 episode The Future: the moment is now. How many times have you heard a comment like, "Now is the defining moment of our time," in terms of an election or another big current event? But there's more to it: Now is (or can be), a defining moment in your life. Now! In our season 6 episode The Future, we realized that we're not just creating the future now, the future IS now. NOW IS THE FUTURE. How are you applying the moment? If you had a checklist for the moment, are you frittering it away, or are you using it to create clarity, take responsibility, take action, build better relationships, improve your wellness, etc.?  (Listen to the Brian Smith interview (UGG Australia founder) more about transformational awareness.) Now is the future. Use the moment to align your behaviors with your goals and ideals. Enjoy the episode! *** New

  • Streaks

    19/02/2020 Duración: 15min

    "Desire is the most important element of habit and skill development, not streaks.” On this in-between-seasons ("tweener") Wednesday Mind Bullet episode we discuss the subject of streaks.  Many people confuse and misinterpret the connection between streaks and habits. Streaks are something you do every day, and we often think we have to do something every day—have a streak—to develop a habit. Habit and skill development are more dependent upon consistency over time, not doing something every day. When we follow the PARR methodology, we incrementally develop new habits over time.  Streaks are a great tool (MG's burpee streak) for fitness and productivity and can be powerful mental and physical challenges. But streaks are not required for habit development. Listen in for more on the difference between streaks and habits; the physical and emotional downsides of streaks; and how desire, knowledge, and capacity to perform the behavior —not streaks—are the most important tools when acquiring habits and skills. Enjo

  • S663: Smart vs. Hard

    14/02/2020 Duración: 12min

    "If people knew how hard I worked to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful after all.”  ~Michelangelo This Frequently Asked Friday ponders a common theme: Should I work hard, or should I work smart? Common wisdom implores us to work smart, not hard. But like so much of the thinking we encounter here at Habits2Goals, this is another example of dichotomous thinking.  Working smart first ensures that we're asking the right questions and setting ourselves up for success. What's working? What's not working? Where do I want to go? But there's no getting around working hard, despite what you may hear. No one's going to do your push-ups for you, for example. Hard work makes you stronger physically, mentally and emotionally.   Listen in for more on starting smart and gaining clarity, working hard toward your goals, and applying the skillset of hard work toward habit and skill development. Enjoy the episode! *** New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mobile phone number "33444" you will instantly r

  • S662: Two Lives

    12/02/2020 Duración: 13min

    "You have two lives, and the second one begins when you realize you only have one.” ~Confucious This special Mind Bullet Wednesday is inspired by the above quote about coming to the awareness of life as a precious and fleeting gift. This kind of awakening usually happens after a few decades of living. We leave behind our autopilot, mindless existence and move to the clarity and understanding that there's no second time around. For MG, this awakening was spurred by the exercises we talked about in Episode 1 of our Vision & Wellness series, such as the rocking chair, obituary, and bucket list exercises, prompting him to seek new challenges and change. Do you have this awareness? Are you intentional about what you're trying to create in this life? Listen in for more on when your second life begins, finding what will prompt your awakening, and fulfilling the promise of your life's goals. Enjoy the episode! *** New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mobile phone number "33444" you will instantly re

  • S661: Evolve

    10/02/2020 Duración: 13min

    "The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life." ~Muhammad Ali  Today's Mind Bullet Monday tackles a concept that spans the human journey of growth and change: evolve. What sparked this episode was remembering Kobe Bryant. When he started in the NBA he was young and brash, but he evolved. He entered the league as a talented athlete and exited as an example of work ethic, maturity, generosity, and grace. Surviving and evolving means adapting to change. Think about Madonna or other great artists with staying power. They're still relevant over time because they continue to evolve.  So what's the connection between habit and evolution? Habit means character (its Latin root is habitus). What is nobler than evolving your character—to take your habits and intentionally direct them toward your goal?! Ask yourself, how am I intentionally evolving over the next 5-10 years? Listen in for more on habit as intentional evolution; adapting to survive, thrive and grow; and how to

  • S660: Mindfulness vs. Habit, Part II

    07/02/2020 Duración: 12min

    "Conscious breathing is my anchor.”  ~Thich Nhat Hahn Today's Frequently Asked Friday (FAF) picks up where last Friday's Mindfulness vs. Habit episode left off, exploring the significant role habit plays in mindfulness. To recap, an acquaintance "thought leader" asserted that he didn't believe in habit; he believed only in mindfulness. In the episode, we described at length how this is dichotomous thinking, and habit and mindfulness coexist brilliantly together.  In fact, we use our conscientious mind to intentionally craft habits to serve us in a subconscious fashion.  But there's more to the story when you think about the idea that MINDFULNESS is all-important. Think about breathing. Is every breath you take all day long a mindful one? In fact, the autonomic nervous system regulates breathing, body temperature, metabolism, and more. These are habitual patterns of behavior governed biologically. The idea here is that one is not more important than the other. There is a beautiful, delicate balance between hab

  • S659: 2020 Vision & Wellness, BONUS Episode

    05/02/2020 Duración: 11min

    "You're only going to know how mentally tough you are, and what your limits are, by testing yourself.” This bonus sixth episode continues where episode 5, Mindset, left off, answering the critical question: How do I develop the GRIT mindset that will lead to success?  The first step toward creating a success mindset is to take control—grab the wheel of your mind. One way to do this is to practice affirmations or mantras, such as Brian Tracy's "I like myself." Since you can hold only one thought in your mind at a time, articulating a positive idea such as "I like myself" blocks negative, petty thoughts, and tunes your mind toward something positive. Another idea is to challenge yourself physically. By giving yourself physical tests, you exercise grit, resilience, adaptability, and so much more. (This is reminiscent of our Obsessed episode, which explored how wanting something so badly is a great ally when it comes to goal achievement.) Listen in for more on setting goals, taking control of your mind using affi

  • S658: Programmed

    03/02/2020 Duración: 13min

    “You are the programmer... you are responsible. Write the program.” ~Stephen R. Covey Today's Mind Bullet Monday explores the idea of being programmed, a topic inspired by the Gay Hendricks book, The Big Leap. In the book, Hendricks discusses a coaching client who had a difficult time making changes because she had been "programmed" for many years to do things a certain way. This applies to all of us. What we do habitually continues to be reinforced, for better or worse, taking us toward our goals or sending us farther away. This brings up the critical concept of awareness. How aware are we of the things we're programmed to do? And where does this programming come from? In our episode on being hypnotized, we asked the question: If you were hypnotized, how would you know? This applies to our programming, as well. When we've been programmed to do things that hurt our goals and desires, how can we become aware of this—and how can we change it? Listen in for more about becoming aware of harmful programming, findi

  • S657: Mindfulness vs. Habit

    31/01/2020 Duración: 10min

    "Use mindful, intentional, thought to forge the habits that will then serve you subconsciously.”   Today's Frequently Asked Friday (FAF) addresses a common question and a confusing concept: What role does habit play in mindfulness? This question sprang from an offhand comment by a "thought leader": "I don't believe in habit, I believe in mindfulness." First of all, this falls into the trap of dichotomous thinking. Of course, it doesn't have to be mindfulness OR habit. It's both. So if the goal is to be always mindful, where does habit come into play? Habit is an incredible tool to help us accomplish more because it lets us expend less energy. We use mindful, intentional, thinking to forge habits that will then serve us in a subconsious, autopilot process.  Listen in for more on the mindfulness-habit connection, why it doesn't have to be one or the other, and how to develop skills and habits that serve you mindfully. Enjoy the episode! *** New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mobile phone number

  • S656: 2020 Vision & Wellness, #5

    29/01/2020 Duración: 20min

    "Begin with a grit mindset that constitutes healthy habits of thought.” Episode #5,  the final chapter of our 2020 Vision & Wellness series, is all about mindset. Mindset is critical because it's your mindset that will help you recalibrate when obstacles throw you off track.  Just as we have behavior habits, we also have thought habits. We rehash the same thoughts from one day to the next, and this begins with our identity. Are you someone who gives up when things get tough? Or are you someone who will fight through no matter what?   A mindset that knows you WILL achieve—and will find a way—is the first step toward reaching your goals.  The foundational mindset habits that comprise grit are also critical to success, including having a vision, being hopeful, staying patient, working SMART and HARD, reframing rejection, fostering resilience, and being persistent.  Listen in for more on being aware of your habitual patterns of thought, controlling WHO controls your thinking, creating a mentally tough mindset

  • S655: One Stroke at a Time

    27/01/2020 Duración: 12min

    "Bring your energy to the here and now.” ~Roz Savage For this Mind Bullet Monday, we explore the idea of taking things one stroke at a time. A little backstory: Eco-activist Roz Savage wrote the foreword for The Habit Factor after using the app to reach her goal of rowing across the Atlantic Ocean (she subsequently rowed across the Indian and Pacific Oceans, as well).  When discussing with a friend how someone can tackle the enormous task of rowing across an ocean, the answer was readily apparent: one stroke at a time. This idea has ramifications throughout life and its challenges. Roz writes about the overwhelming obstacles she faced in her Atlantic journey and being flooded with despair—until she decided to regain her focus, take control of the here and now, and inch closer to her goal by focusing on the process. Listen in to hear more about the idea of tackling challenges one stroke at a time, how Roz Savage regained focused on her goal, and how we can all learn the lessons of overcoming the obstacles of l

  • S654: What's the Difference Between Habits and Rituals?

    24/01/2020 Duración: 09min

    "Many successful people get up before 6 am in the morning. They have rituals. They exercise, stretch, organize their day, and walk through that series of rituals.”  ~Brian Tracy Today's Frequently Asked Friday (FAF) tackles a basic yet important question: What's the difference between habits and rituals? A ritual is simply a series of habits. For example, your morning ritual may consist of healthy habits such as brushing your teeth, exercising, meditating, and eating breakfast.  Another more subtle distinction: Rituals involve a spiritual quality. Habits don't often get credit for spirituality, but they too have a spiritual component—after all, there's nothing more spiritual than the evolution and growth of your character. Listen in for more on the differences between rituals and habits, how the two are interlinked, and how the first hour of the day is a powerful time to create a wellness ritual. Enjoy the episode! *** ** New listeners: By texting the word "HABITS" to the mobile phone number "33444" you will

  • S653: 2020 Vision & Wellness, #4

    22/01/2020 Duración: 15min

    "If you're not tracking you're slacking!” Episode #4 in our 2020 Vision & Wellness series brings us to the all-important concept of tracking our behaviors to form good, supportive habits of our goals! After many thought exercises in the first three episodes, we find ourselves here, diving into the mechanism that bridges the gap - from vision to reality. In this episode, MG shares a handful of reasons to track your habits. 1) It enhances one's belief and drives momentum, 2) it improves one's focus and concentration and, 3) it helps you to stay on track/get back on track as well as creates efficacy. Finally, MG challenges the listener to add a secondary, physical goal to fuel better energy, health, and wellness. New listeners are encouraged to follow the P.A.R.R. method to track and develop new habits (Plan, Act, Record & Reassess) and to visit http://thehabitfactor.com/templates where they can download the free habits and goals tracking template. Be sure to subscribe as we head into week #5 of our 2020

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