Self-Motivation, Grit, and the Power of Habit – #StartTuesday | 5-10-16

#StartTuesday is a series, curated weekly for growth minded professionals and life-long learners.

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
― Jim Rohn

SPECIAL NOTE: This last week I did lot of driving. Including a round trip from Scottsdale, Arizona to Fresno, California in one day.

As a result I didn’t read as much as I normally might and that’s why this week’s #StartTuesday is comprised entirely of podcasts episodes. The following is a best-of collection from binge-listening while I logged this past week’s many miles of driving.



How to Get More Grit in Your Life

This episode of the Feakonomics Podcast is full of insight on the power of America’s favorite new buzz word, grit. You’ll hear about how you can increase your own grittiness, teach the fundamentals of grit to your kids, and how grit is used among high achievers.




The #1 Secret to Productivity | Lessons from Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist, Charles Duhigg

In this episode of the Tony Robbin’s Podcast we hear from Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author of Smarter Better Faster, Charles Duhigg. Among other things, Duhigg explores the affect our habits have on productivity and a person’s ability to self-motivate.


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Brendan Alan Barrett

Brendan Alan Barrett is a top sales producer who has generated millions of dollars in revenue. In addition to running his own sales organization in the civil engineering and construction industry, Brendan provides coaching and training to sales teams and business owners. His practice focuses on identifying, prioritizing, and winning the attention of prospects that can be turned into sales quickly. In doing so, Brendan helps his clients to generate revenue and customer testimonials that fuel more scalable and less labor intensive business development efforts for year-over-year growth. As the founder of and host of The Business of Family and Selling podcast Brendan interviews moms, dads, husbands, and wives who work in sales or run their own businesses. Each interview unpacks the very best in strategies and tactics family-first sellers can use to grow their books of business without losing their status as a rock stars at home. While originally from the Chicagoland area, Brendan started his sales and marketing career in Southern California before relocating to Arizona.

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