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S5: 32: Alex Bates: Augmented Mind

1/16/2019
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"The next wave of AI will be able to augment people to become superhuman. Solutions will be at the ready for nearly all problems facing humanity." ~Alex Bates Habits2Goals presents a powerful interview with Alex Bates, a phenomenal entrepreneur, inventor and bestselling author of Augmented Mind: AI Superhumans and the Next Economic Revolution. When Alex was growing up in Portland, battling for computer time with his siblings, he developed an obsession with the emerging Internet and...

Duration:00:55:03

S5: 31: Bohemian Rhapsody Lessons

1/14/2019
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"It takes the same energy to think small as it does to think big. So dream big and think bigger.” ~ Daymond John This Mind Bullet Monday was inspired by the awesome movie Bohemian Rhapsody, which is gaining accolades for its lead actor and compelling story of Freddy Mercury and Queen's rise to success. There are a few nuggets of wisdom in this movie that we can all keep in mind while chasing our goals and dreams, overlaying some themes from the movie onto our own lives. The first "big...

Duration:00:14:03

S5: 30: Buffett's Hiring 3 C's

1/11/2019
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“It's better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you'll drift in that direction.”. ~Warren Buffett What are Warren Buffett's criteria for hiring employees? Buffett is one of the wealthiest men in the world who possesses incredible insight into investing and business. What does it take to get hired by him? What he says ought to matter! First, a potential employee must be curious -- someone who is a perpetual student and...

Duration:00:10:53

S5: 29: Strength, Mastery, Power

1/9/2019
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"Self control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power." ~James Allen, As a Man Thinketh On this doozy of a Wednesday Mind Bullet Habits2Goals episode, we meditate upon these James Allen words: "Self control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power." Giving this great wisdom The Habit Factor spin, we take a look at the first idea, "Self control is strength." Discipline and self control are HABITS and can be developed. This is where strength originates,...

Duration:00:16:10

S5: 28: Look Up!

1/7/2019
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"Keep looking up. That's the secret of life." ~Snoopy It's a true Mind-Bullet Monday as we take on this little nugget of wisdom that came out of the blue: Look up! Look at the sky, the treetops, the clouds more often! Our vision tends toward eye level at best, and ground level at worst. But looking up immediately changes your perspective. You get a more panoramic view — in more ways than one. When we're beaten down by life's challenges, our gaze tends to lower. But looking up gives us a...

Duration:00:09:36

S5: 27: 2018 Take-Aways

1/4/2019
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“Sitting quietly, doing nothing, Spring comes, and the grass grows, by itself.” ~ Zen proverb "Don't just do something — sit there." As we settle into our brand-new 2019, this Frequently Asked Friday episode addresses what we gleaned from last year: What lessons have we learned from 2018? Lesson number one: The FUNDAMENTALS. Take a look at the things we do every day. Are we doing them right? Never be afraid to backtrack and hone, strengthen and improve the fundamentals -- even...

Duration:00:16:51

S5: 26: 5 Keys to Successful Resolutions

1/2/2019
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“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” ~Abraham Lincoln On this Wednesday Mind Bullet episode, we wish our listeners a Happy New Year and share five ways to make sure YOUR resolutions are successful! Whatever we RESOLVE to do (these are, after all, resolutions), it is our job to set our goals. No one else is going to set our goals for us! What does your heart desire? If we begin with the end in mind, as the late, great Dr. Stephen Covey...

Duration:00:15:02

S5: 25: 2018 Highlights and Lessons Learned

12/31/2018
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"The unexamined life is not worth living." ~Socrates Habits2Goals welcomes in the New Year with a look back at 2018. It's a time to reflect on a brilliant year, with thoughts, highlights and lessons learned. As important as it is to look forward and set goals, it is just as crucial to reflect. And reflecting and assessing is, of course, part of PARR (Plan, Act, Record, Reassess) and habit building. MG looks back on his personal 2018 highlights and reflects on the importance of learning...

Duration:00:27:52

S5: 24: What Are Foundational Habits?

12/28/2018
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“Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character.” ~ Stephen Covey For this Frequently Asked Friday Habits2Goals episode, we ask a burning question that speaks to the core of goal achievement: What are foundational habits? Sometimes referred as keystone habits, these are the habits that, over the course of a lifetime, will have the greatest compounding effect. Think about the...

Duration:00:11:10

S5: 23: Heat-Seeking Missile

12/26/2018
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"You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.” “You cannot make it as a wandering generality, you must become a meaningful specific.” ~ Zig Ziglar This special Wednesday Mind Bullet episode has us pondering our goal achievement via an analogy: You are a heat-seeking missile. Goals are not optional -- we were designed for accomplishment! Climbers don't end up on the top of Mount Everest by accident. Authors don't write a book by...

Duration:00:14:51

S5: 22: The End

12/24/2018
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"Everything will be OK in the end, and if it's not OK, it is not the end." ~John Lennon This Christmas Eve Mind-Bullet Monday episode ponders a sobering and seemingly heavy topic: The end. Every morning for the last 13 years, MG takes his dog out for a frisbee session on the beach, complete with audience and aerials. But on a chilly recent morning, when Roxy the dog pulled up a little cramped and lame, the thought occurred: The end is coming. Not today, not tomorrow, but the beginning of...

Duration:00:13:59

S5: 21: What Are the Three Rules?

12/21/2018
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"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." ~ Dalai Lama On this Fantastic Frequently Asked Friday episode, we ponder a question that applies to family, business, goal-setting and all other aspects of life: What are the three rules? Rule number one: Be Responsible. Own it. Take responsibility. No blaming or shaming. Rule number two: Be Grateful. Change your expectations for appreciation. Rule number three: Be Kind. These rules serve as a simplified winning formula to make each...

Duration:00:10:34

S5: 20: Enlightenment

12/19/2018
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"Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.” ~ Zen quote On a special Wednesday Habits2Goals Mind Bullet, we ponder a topic we somehow haven't gotten to in five seasons: Enlightenment. The perplexing quote above shares with us that once we reach enlightenment, the work "out there" doesn't change. What changes is the "in here" -- what goes on within us. We go about our day, but we see things differently. So what is enlightenment? Is it...

Duration:00:14:13

S5: 19: Time!

12/17/2018
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"We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next 10. Don't let yourself be lulled into inaction." ~ Bill Gates Why are we overly ambitious in the short term but woefully shortsighted as we envision our long-term future? In the goal-setting arena, we impatiently set our sights on short-term success. Who has time for 10 years of planning and hard work? We want success THIS year! But when we view the idea of...

Duration:00:13:02

S5: 18: Why Do I Suck?

12/14/2018
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"Ask a Garbage In question, you get a Garbage Out response." This Frequently Asked Friday was inspired by a Google search gone awry. When typing, "Why do I . . . " the search engine autofilled a tragic question: "Why do I suck? The quality of our questions directs our focus, attention and energy. So if we're asking "Why do I suck...at life...at relationships," etc., this is not a quality question. Our energy is clearly in the wrong place. Asking a better question is a good place to...

Duration:00:11:43

S5: 17: Resistance

12/12/2018
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"What you resist not only persists, but will grow in size.” ~ Carl Jung Is frustration and futility really worth it? Too often we get caught up in frustration and cling to what should be happening — we resist — instead of accepting what is and finding a solution. What are you resisting? Resisting can make things worse and often complicates your true end goal. Whether it's something as significant as hearing impairment or insignificant as a NEW pen that doesn't work, if we respond...

Duration:00:16:41

S5: 16: Seeking Simple Mind

12/10/2018
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"The successful man is the average man, with laser-like focus." ~Bruce Lee "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal." - Henry Ford Today's Mind Bullet Monday brings us back to the fundamentals: the benefits of being simple-minded. It's not what you may think. A "simple mind" refers to a calm mind, full of concentration. Simplification is often the key to success. Too many brilliant, talented people are getting so caught up in overthinking — what...

Duration:00:11:56

S5: 15: What's the Best Way To Meditate?

12/7/2018
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"All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." ~Blaise Pascal This Fantastic Frequently Asked Friday episode is a topic near and dear to MG's heart — especially these days: What is the best way to meditate? The answer isn't cut-and-dried, but the first step is to BEGIN. Just do it! Meditation is a practice, so don't forget to track it. Secondly, experiment! There's no one right way to meditate. Don't get caught up in form and function, how to sit, etc....

Duration:00:15:42

S5: 14: The Hardest Thing in the World

12/5/2018
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"To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe On this special Wednesday Mind Bullet episode, we explore a topic rooted in the great quote above by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. To paraphrase: Thinking is easy. Acting is hard. But to act as you think is the most difficult of all! Taking action is a common theme here at Habits2Goals. Recall Napoleon Hill's words: "Action is the real measure of...

Duration:00:15:54

S5: 13: Impatience

12/3/2018
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"It is the height of stupidity to believe that in the course of your short life, your few decades of consciousness, you can somehow rewire the configurations of your brain... time will mercilessly expose your weakness and impatience." ~Robert Greene On this Mind Bullet Monday we revisit a topic that can't be addressed enough: Impatience. In short, there are no shortcuts to greatness. Robert Greene's fascinating work, Mastery, offers a brutal take on the subject: Essentially, he says, it's...

Duration:00:13:49