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If you’ve 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— habit!
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!
There’s a reason top coaches, consultants, trainers, Professional athletes, Olympians, PhD’s and the very best learning institutions world-wide have adopted and recommend The Habit Factor®.
Learn The Habit Factor's method for goal achievement and how to use Habit Alignment Technology™ to achieve your most important goals faster than you ever thought possible!
Learn more at: http://thehabitfactor.com

Habits 2 Goals: The Habit Factor® Podcast with Martin Grunburg Martin Grunburg

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 65 Ratings

If you’ve 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— habit!
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!
There’s a reason top coaches, consultants, trainers, Professional athletes, Olympians, PhD’s and the very best learning institutions world-wide have adopted and recommend The Habit Factor®.
Learn The Habit Factor's method for goal achievement and how to use Habit Alignment Technology™ to achieve your most important goals faster than you ever thought possible!
Learn more at: http://thehabitfactor.com

    PAIN!

    PAIN!

    "Genius is the infinite capacity for taking pains."
    ~Thomas Carlyle

    Pain is something everyone can relate to. Pain hurts.

    Yet, what happens when we pursue a goal and along the way, encounter pain? Should we just quit?

    Another definition of pain is "careful effort; great care or trouble."
    Pain is often a requirement for growth and learning. And, pain is a key, leading indicator that one is on the path toward something meaningful and worthwhile. Hence, Carlyle's great quote above.

    Your goal may be getting more fit, or writing the next great novel. Rest assured, tremendous pain stands between you and the desired outcome!

    Strangely, it was a tweet that inspired this episode.
    The man behind the tweet insisted that it was a high tolerance for pain that keeps people stuck; in undesirable jobs, relationships, etc.

    The truth is, it's more likely the opposite. Chances are good that they believe making any change will be more painful than staying where they are.

    Unfortunately, the desire for stasis—to remain unchanged—in an ever-changing world, is unrealistic.

    Thus, the importance of becoming comfortable with change and the type of pain that is felt when one heads toward their most important goals and ideals.

    For a related H2G episode, download: No Pain, No Pain.

    Enjoy the show!

    More "tweener" episodes are on the way.

    Stay subscribed, and be sure to check out the new YouTube Channel.

    Grab your H2G ALL-TIME Top Download PDF!
    https://podcast.thehabitfactor.com/habits-to-goals-best-practices-pdf/

    Enjoy!

    Note: The very best way to get up to speed on The Habit Factor's world-famous methodology is to check out AUTOMATIC GOALS! just $27, promotional pricing!

    Enjoy the episode!

    It's time to make your goals "Automatic!"
    https://automaticgoals.com
    ****
    Feedspot's "Top 10 Habit Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021" New listeners visit to get your free template and get up to speed immediately on the world-famous habit factor process! thehabitfactor.com/templates.
    Feel free to share the episode and leave a review on iTunes! Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
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    The 3 C's of SucCcess (Mitch W. Steel)

    The Psychology of Achievement (Brian Tracy)
    The Power of Positive Thinking (Norman Vincent Peale)
    The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)
    Think & Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill)
    The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)
    Getting Things Done! (Allen's Great Book!)
    TRELLO!
    **HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**

    The New HabitXP Planner!
    (FREE! The Habit Factor's Tracking Template)
    The Habit Factor® (website: BLOG, tips, tools, and other resources)
    The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)
    The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)
    The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)
    The Pressure Paradox™
    **WEBINARS**
    Get Unstuck Course 
    Habit Mastery: (FREE) Learn the process to Master Habit, Enhance Discipline and Strengthen Willpower: The 28-Day Breakthrough!
    Free Webinar: (Mini-Course) Why Happiness is a Habit and how to cultivate it!
    Free Webinar: (Mini-Course) Focus & Discipline
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    • 16 min
    The Accordion Method: How to Improve Productivity & Creativity

    The Accordion Method: How to Improve Productivity & Creativity

    "The successful person is just the average person, focused."

    Why are deadlines important? Deadlines create pressure. Pressure creates focus and concentration, which are essential components of productivity and creativity.
    The accordion method, much like the whimsical musical instrument, works by creating pressure and then releasing it.
    The accordion is a terrific model for how anyone can intentionally use pressure to be more focused and productive.
    The challenge for many people is that they don't appreciate the value of pressure, largely because it creates discomfort. Thus, few people impose deadlines on themselves.
    Many believe life is already too pressure-riddled—adding more pressure would be too stressful.
    The interesting thing is that, without controls and constraints, such as deadlines, human energy is boundless and unfocused. That doesn't mean you never get tired; it means you're not directing your energy with focus and concentration upon a goal or target.
    Goals, targets, and milestones create pressure that guides our energy!
    The beauty is that The Habit Factor® method, by design, involves a series of constraints that helps anyone become more productive and even more creative.
    Enjoy the episode!

    More "tweener" episodes are on the way.

    Stay subscribed, and be sure to check out the new YouTube Channel.

    Grab your H2G ALL-TIME Top Download PDF!
    https://podcast.thehabitfactor.com/habits-to-goals-best-practices-pdf/

    Enjoy!

    Note: The very best way to get up to speed on The Habit Factor's world-famous methodology is to check out AUTOMATIC GOALS! just $27, promotional pricing!

    Enjoy the episode!

    It's time to make your goals "Automatic!"
    https://automaticgoals.com
    ****
    Feedspot's "Top 10 Habit Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021" New listeners visit to get your free template and get up to speed immediately on the world-famous habit factor process! thehabitfactor.com/templates.
    Feel free to share the episode and leave a review on iTunes! Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
    As a Man Thinketh
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    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 Positive Thinking (Norman Vincent Peale)
    The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)
    Think & Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill)
    The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)
    Getting Things Done! (Allen's Great Book!)
    TRELLO!
    **HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**

    The New HabitXP Planner!
    (FREE! The Habit Factor's Tracking Template)
    The Habit Factor® (website: BLOG, tips, tools, and other resources)
    The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)
    The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)
    The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)
    The Pressure Paradox™
    **WEBINARS**
    Get Unstuck Course 
    Habit Mastery: (FREE) Learn the process to Master Habit, Enhance Discipline and Strengthen Willpower: The 28-Day Breakthrough!
    Free Webinar: (Mini-Course) Why Happiness is a Habit and how to cultivate it!
    Free Webinar: (Mini-Course) Focus & Discipline
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    Thank YOU for checking out this episode and we're always grateful when you SHARE our episodes w/ your friends and family and help us by writing a review ; )
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    • 16 min
    Strengths vs. Weaknesses

    Strengths vs. Weaknesses

    "So many Goo-Roos preach the idea that you should just focus on your strengths. The reason it's called 'Personal Development' is it involves both—improving your weaknesses and capitalizing on strengths."
    "Shouldn't people just focus on what they are good at?" Someone asked MG this question when he recommended tracking fitness habits even if fitness isn't someone's strength. 
    It's crucial to point out that The Habit Factor® methodology is both a specific process to develop habits by following P.A.R.R., and a general framework that allows the user to identify their goal along with the supportive habits that will help them achieve that goal.
    The Habit Factor® allows the end-user to decide upon any habit to track. If they only want to track their strengths, they can.
    However, since traits like discipline, focus, and concentration are habits that can be cultivated—and they help to foster other habits—they are foundational. Similarly, habits related to fitness and wellness are not only foundational because they improve our energy, they greatly influence our probability of achieving any goal. 
    The moral of the story is that personal development is a never-ending pursuit that involves both the cultivation of new skills and habits that may not be strengths and optimizing our strengths. 

    Not all habits are equal, and challenging oneself with a sincere desire to progress is the path to self-improvement.
    Enjoy the episode!

    More "tweener" episodes are on the way.

    Stay subscribed, and be sure to check out the new YouTube Channel.

    Grab your H2G ALL-TIME Top Download PDF!
    https://podcast.thehabitfactor.com/habits-to-goals-best-practices-pdf/

    Enjoy!

    Note: The very best way to get up to speed on The Habit Factor's world-famous methodology is to check out AUTOMATIC GOALS! just $27, promotional pricing!

    Enjoy the episode!

    It's time to make your goals "Automatic!"
    https://automaticgoals.com
    ****
    Feedspot's "Top 10 Habit Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021" New listeners visit to get your free template and get up to speed immediately on the world-famous habit factor process! thehabitfactor.com/templates.
    Feel free to share the episode and leave a review on iTunes! Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
    As a Man Thinketh
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    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 Positive Thinking (Norman Vincent Peale)
    The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)
    Think & Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill)
    The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)
    Getting Things Done! (Allen's Great Book!)
    TRELLO!
    **HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**

    The New HabitXP Planner!
    (FREE! The Habit Factor's Tracking Template)
    The Habit Factor® (website: BLOG, tips, tools, and other resources)
    The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)
    The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)
    The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)
    The Pressure Paradox™
    **WEBINARS**
    Get Unstuck Course 
    Habit Mastery: (FREE) Learn the process to Master Habit, Enhance Discipline and Strengthen Willpower: The 28-Day Breakthrough!
    Free Webinar: (Mini-Course) Why Happiness is a Habit and how to cultivate it!
    Free Webinar: (Mini-Course) Focus & Discipline
    ---------
    Thank YOU for checking out this episode and we're always grateful when you SHARE our episodes w/ your friends and family and help us by writing a review ; )
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    • 16 min
    EFFORT!

    EFFORT!

    "Effort is the special ingredient that helps one to develop discipline. P.A.R.R. is the process that reduces the effort."

    Effort, as a concept, is so significant that it's part of the Buddhist Noble Eightfold Path.
    While there are very few things we can control directly, our effort is one of them.
    In a post-game press conference, pursuing his 4th NBA title, Steph Curry reminded the press, "The one thing I can control is my effort."
    What makes the topic interesting is that it's the desire to be lazy—to put in less effort— that often sparks innovation and creativity. Exhibit A, B, and C: The lawn mower, automobile, and blender.
    While laziness may inspire creativity and innovation, it's putting in the cliched 110% effort toward our passions and goals that helps to assure their realization.
    The guaranteed formula for success is to do both: Work smart and hard.
    Further, it's important to know that energy can constrain effort. A sick person can't give maximum effort compared to when they're well. 
    Most importantly, a lack of energy and effort will constrain our success and achievement, at least in the beginning. Even the worker who praises themself for only working four hours a week most certainly put in 80-plus hours a week in the beginning.
    Enjoy the episode!

    More "tweener" episodes are on the way.

    Stay subscribed, and be sure to check out the new YouTube Channel.

    Grab your H2G ALL-TIME Top Download PDF!
    https://podcast.thehabitfactor.com/habits-to-goals-best-practices-pdf/

    Enjoy!

    Note: The very best way to get up to speed on The Habit Factor's world-famous methodology is to check out AUTOMATIC GOALS! just $27, promotional pricing!

    Enjoy the episode!

    It's time to make your goals "Automatic!"
    https://automaticgoals.com
    ****
    Feedspot's "Top 10 Habit Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021" New listeners visit to get your free template and get up to speed immediately on the world-famoust habit factor process! thehabitfactor.com/templates.
    Feel free to share the episode and leave a review on iTunes! Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
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    As a Man Thinketh
    The 3 C's of SucCcess (Mitch W. Steel)

    The Psychology of Achievement (Brian Tracy)
    The Power of Positive Thinking (Norman Vincent Peale)
    The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)
    Think & Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill)
    The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)
    Getting Things Done! (Allen's Great Book!)
    TRELLO!
    **HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**

    The New HabitXP Planner!
    (FREE! The Habit Factor's Tracking Template)
    The Habit Factor® (website: BLOG, tips, tools, and other resources)
    The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)
    The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)
    The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)
    The Pressure Paradox™
    **WEBINARS**
    Get Unstuck Course 
    Habit Mastery: (FREE) Learn the process to Master Habit, Enhance Discipline and Strengthen Willpower: The 28-Day Breakthrough!
    Free Webinar: (Mini-Course) Why Happiness is a Habit and how to cultivate it!
    Free Webinar: (Mini-Course) Focus & Discipline
    ---------
    Thank YOU for checking out this episode and we're always grateful when you SHARE our episodes w/ your friends and family and help us by writing a review ; )
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    • 20 min
    How to Use Scheduling to Build Habits

    How to Use Scheduling to Build Habits

    "An essential ingredient to scheduling and habit building is experimenting."

    MG and Jen discuss this week's all important topic: How to use scheduling to best cultivate habits.
    In short, the day and time you choose to cultivate a habit largely depends upon the habit itself.
    If the habit is creative, such as "writing" you may want to set aside the times of day you are most creative. If the habit is exercise related, than you'll want to identify the best times and days you'll have the time and energy.
    By following P.A.R.R. (Plan, Act, Record & Reassess), and identifying the "targets" days (and times), you'll have a plan to cultivate each habit.
    Further, P.A.R.R. is flexible enough and allows you the ability to skip "target days" and/or continue to experiment with different times and days in subsequent four-week tracking periods.
    Most importantly scheduling simply reaffirms one's intention to cultivate the habit. However, it's only via the daily tracking data that one can assess and experiment.
    Enjoy the episode!

    More "tweener" episodes are on the way.

    Stay subscribed and be sure to checkout the new YouTube Channel.

    Grab your H2G ALL-TIME Top Download PDF!
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    Enjoy!

    Note: The very best way to get up to speed on The Habit Factor's world-famous methodology is to check-out AUTOMATIC GOALS! just $27, promotional pricing!

    Enjoy the episode!

    It's time to make your goals "Automatic!"
    https://automaticgoals.com
    ****
    Feedspot's "Top 10 Habit Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021" New listeners visit to get your free template and get up to speed immediately on the world-famoust habit factor process! thehabitfactor.com/templates.
    Feel free to share the episode and leave a review on iTunes! Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
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    As a Man Thinketh
    The 3 C's of SucCcess (Mitch W. Steel)

    The Psychology of Achievement (Brian Tracy)
    The Power of Positive Thinking (Norman Vincent Peale)
    The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)
    Think & Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill)
    The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)
    Getting Things Done! (Allen's Great Book!)
    TRELLO!
    **HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**

    The New HabitXP Planner!
    (FREE! The Habit Factor's Tracking Template)
    The Habit Factor® (website: BLOG, tips, tools, and other resources)
    The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)
    The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)
    The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)
    The Pressure Paradox™
    **WEBINARS**
    Get Unstuck Course 
    Habit Mastery: (FREE) Learn the process to Master Habit, Enhance Discipline and Strengthen Willpower: The 28 Day Breakthrough!
    Free Webinar: (Mini-Course) Why Happiness is a Habit and how to cultivate it!
    Free Webinar: (Mini-Course) Focus & Discipline
    ---------
    Thank YOU for checking out this episode and we're always grateful when you SHARE our episodes w/ your friends and family and help us by writing a review ; )
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    • 11 min
    Rituals vs. Habits

    Rituals vs. Habits

    "A ritual is simply a series of habits."
    MG and Jen discuss a particularly interesting relationship between habits and rituals that is rarely, if ever, talked about.
    Consider the times you have sudden insight; driving, showering, napping, sleeping, jogging, or lifting weights.
    Performing habits tends to trigger creative insight, perhaps due to the brain wave frequency in which habit operates—the Alpha and Theta levels.

    By definintion, habits require little or no conscious thought. This simple aspect is what frees up one's mind to allocate resources elsewhere—a space that allows the subconsicious to help solve problems that the conscious mind had been working on previously.
    Enjoy the episode!

    More "tweener" episodes are on the way.

    Stay subscribed and be sure to checkout the new YouTube Channel.

    Grab your H2G ALL-TIME Top Download PDF!
    https://podcast.thehabitfactor.com/habits-to-goals-best-practices-pdf/

    Enjoy!

    Note: The very best way to get up to speed on The Habit Factor's world-famous methodology is to check-out AUTOMATIC GOALS! just $27, promotional pricing!

    Enjoy the episode!

    It's time to make your goals "Automatic!"
    https://automaticgoals.com
    ****
    Feedspot's "Top 10 Habit Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021" New listeners visit to get your free template and get up to speed immediately on the world-famoust habit factor process! thehabitfactor.com/templates.
    Feel free to share the episode and leave a review on iTunes! Grab your FREE copy of As a Man Thinketh (PDF) right here:
    As a Man Thinketh
    *****
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    *****
    TOOLS/BOOKS WE RECOMMEND:
    Bucket List PRO (iOS app) iTunes

    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 Positive Thinking (Norman Vincent Peale)
    The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)
    Think & Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill)
    The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)
    Getting Things Done! (Allen's Great Book!)
    TRELLO!
    **HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**

    The New HabitXP Planner!
    (FREE! The Habit Factor's Tracking Template)
    The Habit Factor® (website: BLOG, tips, tools, and other resources)
    The Habit Factor® Book (Amazon Kindle)
    The Pressure Paradox® Book (Amazon Kindle)
    The Habit Factor app (iOS, Android)
    The Pressure Paradox™
    **WEBINARS**
    Get Unstuck Course 
    Habit Mastery: (FREE) Learn the process to Master Habit, Enhance Discipline and Strengthen Willpower: The 28 Day Breakthrough!
    Free Webinar: (Mini-Course) Why Happiness is a Habit and how to cultivate it!
    Free Webinar: (Mini-Course) Focus & Discipline
    ---------
    Thank YOU for checking out this episode and we're always grateful when you SHARE our episodes w/ your friends and family and help us by writing a review ; )
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    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

Edit Pods ,

Fantastic Podcast!

This podcast will really help you with perspective. Martin brings on some fantastic guests that discuss overcoming life challenges. He gives very thoughtful and actionable advice. If you are looking for a show that will help set you on the right track, this is the show to listen to!

Dario Deak ,

Reset

I’ve been consuming Martin’s content for several years. The topics discussed within this podcast are timeless and worthy of study in any environment. It is one of my main go to’s especially when I need to reset my mind and actions that tend to drift away often due to many challenges of life. Simple and effective approach. Highly recommend!!!

ImImpressed ,

Suggestion

Martin,
See my previous comment. The content is great, but I wish you would change your podcast name back to the original HabitFactor instead of Habits2Goals. My only goal is to develop and maintain healthy habits. The notion of Goals gets too complicated and may confuse many. Need to be clear & calm before we can identify goals. At least make it clear that we don’t have to set our Goals before starting down this path.

Bill

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