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Habit Factor (R) Hardcover – November 11, 2010
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~Michael E. Gerber, Author of the perennial best-seller, The E-Myth Revisted (michaelegerber.com)
"Deep and inspiring. The Habit Factor® reveals why each of us must conscientiously choose our thoughts, thereby directing the power of habit to server ourselves, our companies, communities and planet."
~Chip Conley, Joie de Vivre Hospitality and author of PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow (peakorganizations.com)
"Powerful. Practical. Certain to super-charge your success!"
~Brian Tracy, Author of 55 Books in 36 Languages, (briantracy.com)
"When you commit to the insightful lessons in this compelling book, you will forever avoid mediocrity and relish in a life of sweet success. Give yourself this gift!"
~Dr. Anthony F. Smith, Cofounder of Leadership Research Institute and best-selling author of The Taboos of Leadership and ESPN: The company (lri.com)
"As a behavioral scientist and consultant to numerous successful organizations, I believe The Habit Factor's content is important for today's leaders and managers. I recommend you read this!"
~Holly G. Green, Behavioral Scientist | Consultant, Keynote Speaker | Best-selling author, More than a minute (thehumanfactor.biz)
More About the Author
RE: The Habit Factor:
There is a brilliant foreword by a modern-day hero, Roz Savage, and you are able to read the entire Prologue.
The book is designed to help people (YOU) achieve their goals much faster and with greater predictability by appreciating and applying the might and force of HABIT. In doing so, they are sure to broaden their perspective and integrate several fields of knowledge: Science, Philosophy and Spirituality -- all integral to goal achievement. The book details a very specific practice and methodology -- one that utilizes something we are calling Habit Alignment Technology™.
THE TWO-MINUTE BACKGROUND:
As an overworked entrepreneur, Grunburg set out to establish some balance and clarity in his life by attempting a "bucket list" (lifestyle/non-work related) item. The goal was to enter an elite paddleboarding race and complete a 32-mile open-ocean paddle -- an event known as the Catalina Classic. He later applied the very same technique to complete another major goal, an Ironman-distance triathlon. Both were successfully accomplished, yet he had no prior experience or base knowledge -- no paddleboard, no road bike, not even running shoes.
He shared the methodology with a group of fellow entrepreneurs who were looking to achieve their own BIG goals. Before long, the group was sharing terrific feedback about the process and were experiencing incredible results for themselves; from doubling company revenues to losing weight and even surfing a dream 30'+ wave (story is in the book), just to name a few.
Their progress and success demonstrated that ANYONE who was COMMITTED to following this methodology would achieve their goals. He parlayed their feedback and experience and turned it into the mobile app which today helps tens of thousands around the world. The app shares the same name as the book and is available for iPhone/iPod and Android. The app has been a perennial best-selling Productivity app and has received unique acclaim by PhD's, Top Personal development trainers and coaches. The app was even recognized by Mashable.com as one of the "Top Eight iPhone App for Self-Help" and iTunes has featured the app numerous times in the UK, Australia and US stores. More recently, Lifehacker.com (another top productivity blog) featured Grunburg's presentation at TEDx by running the post, "Achieve Your Goals More Easily by Creating Related, Sustainable Habits".
The more Grunburg researched HABIT as the SOLE subject matter, the more seemingly magical habit became. His studies revealed that many of the world's greatest minds of their respective eras; Aristotle, Confucius, Ben Franklin, William James, Darwin, (to name a few) professed the omnipotent force of HABIT! Yet, today, ironically and for the most part, habit evokes a negative connotation (as in smoking, drinking or drugs) and in the rare instances when habit is featured positively, it is always in a set number or list, as in "X" number of habits. Lists of positive habits can be helpful but without the fundamental understanding as to WHY habit is so powerful, one fails to truly grasp its true nature, significance and perhaps most importantly, how HABIT relates to the subconscious mind.
WILL THIS BOOK HELP YOU?
If you have ever failed to achieve or COMPLETE your goals or are looking for something to get you motivated and started, chances are The Habit Factor® is the book for you. Again, "LOOK INSIDE" to decide for yourself. When you commit to this methodology you are certain to enjoy the same success as others from around the world!
Best of luck and thanks again for visiting!
Note: Improved and updated KINDLE format! Our Kindle formatting service corrected a hyphen issue in prior edition!
Note #2: Just uploaded an excerpt of Life Coach, Christopher Payne's YouTube Book review video (w/ permission). It is approx the last 6 minutes of his second YouTube video review (take #2). He provides a little background about the TEDx presentation and of course his thoughts on the book. Very thoughtful and incredibly kind guy. Thank you Mr. Payne!
Note #3: Now LIVE! The Habit Factor® Certified Professional Program.
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Top Customer Reviews
The Habit Factor is founded on the concept that, while it takes some upfront effort to create good habits, once they are established, they become quite natural and easy and could even become automatic. It made me think about the many times I have gotten in my car on a Saturday, intending to head toward my weekend destination, only to realize I had taken the onramp that leads to my office. Something as simple and automatic as getting on the correct onramp every day (metaphorically speaking) could, over time, add up to a significant stride toward a particular goal. If you can keep about 5 simple little things like that going at a time, you will always be moving toward your goal. And just as importantly, you will always feel good about it.
I was able to apply The Habit Factor concept toward my recent career change and my health with great success. It worked for me because it was so easy to jump into without ever being overwhelmed. The Habit Factor concept does not require you to adhere to some strict and laborious master plan. You simply devise what is manageable for you. I really felt like I was back in control once I started applying the concept. But it's more than just a shift in attitude, the results are very real and measurable. I've also downloaded the mobile app, by the same name, which made it very easy for me to track my habits. Tracking your habits is very integral to the effectiveness of this process, but don't worry, it's not difficult. I highly recommend this book.
I was also hoping to see numerous stories about people who developed the power of habit to transform their lives or achieve big goals. The book, however, reads more like a hastily-written college paper, stringing together bits and pieces of various subjects one might have encountered in school. After the obligatory nod to neuropsychology and reference to the limbic system in the brain, the next thing we know we are reading about the Fibonacci sequence of numbers and the golden ratio as evidence of the "habit of nature". These examples illustrate the content of the book, i.e. a string of loosely-associated collegiate references that do little to address the author's main intent of this book - which I believe was to inspire readers to greatness by showing us how to harness the power of habit.
I look forward to a second edition down the road and hope to find it replete with individual success stories with insight into what habits people developed and how they tied into their ultimate transformative goals. Examples would be: Joe the plumber who made it a habit to write a personal thank you note to all of his customers and saw his business increase 20%. Mary, who made it a habit to walk 5,000 steps a day, and lost 20 pounds over a year, et cetera.
This may be a good book, but it's message is diluted by the massive number of typos.
This book is well written and is full of interesting anecdotes based on his personal adventures in life, and draws on the wisdom of some of history's most intriguing figures. I literally could not put this book down. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that is interested in learning something about themselves. Excellent work!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As far as the content of this book goes... I'd give it 5 stars. It's got great content. However, I found the writing to be a bit confusing. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tami Stackelhouse
Very thought-provoking book. My son recommended it and I'm glad I took him up on his suggestion. I love the way Martin weaves science into his approach to habits.Published 3 months ago by Rita O.
This book teaches the way to get your goals done. you have to create the good habits to help you get what needs to be done to accomplish your goals.Published 9 months ago by Samuel
Explains habits fully and shows how they impact our work, our goals, and our results. A must read!Published 12 months ago by CRM
I downloaded the app in hopes of developing better habits in my life. The instructions in the app mentioned this book, so I decided to give it a read. Read morePublished 21 months ago by J.J. Taylor
Great info. Now to put it to use. The big challenge of new habits and change. The app helps the process.Published on January 11, 2014 by Justin Engel
I have read hundreds of personal development books over the years and this book is the first I have written a review on. Read morePublished on January 6, 2014 by Chris Schlieper
This has to be one of the best books I've ever read! Ready to get started now on building better habits!Published on December 15, 2013 by Pen Name
I am a great fan of habit modification methods.
Mr. Grunburg has done his research and his writing is mostly engaging and accessible. Read more