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Habit Factor (R) Hardcover – November 11, 2010
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"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."
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"Powerful. Practical. Certain to super-charge your success!"
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"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)
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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 does cover some of the same territory as "The Power of Habit", but goes further in the descriptions of how to go about changing your habits - as well as how habits relate to goals. This book has less of the info on studies done and the pure science behind habits.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is full of what is, to me, useless information. I did not buy a book called "The Habit Factor" so that I could learn different areas of the brain. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Rayni
I had purchased the Kindle version about three years ago and recently purchased the paperback to make it easier for me to refer to key information when necessary. Read morePublished 1 month ago by CF
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 9 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 14 months ago by Samuel
Explains habits fully and shows how they impact our work, our goals, and our results. A must read!Published 18 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 on May 18, 2014 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