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

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"Shaping your own personal culture means identifying your values and crafting an environment that is aligned to those values."

This Monday brings a massive mind bullet that brings up a new topic for Habits2Goals: culture.

This mind bullet was inspired by a Monday Night Football broadcast where the New England Patriots destroyed the New York Jets. The game was so boring the announcers had to fill the time with a history of the Patriots' greatness and how the team's culture played a huge role.

Values and culture are interwoven; business leaders who get this tend to have amazing organizations, and the Patriots are a great example. Their culture is articulated at the very entrance of the players' locker room on a sign that reads: 

  • Do Your Job
  • Team First
  • Work Hard
  • Be Attentive

Upon exit, another sign reads:

  • Don't Believe the Hype
  • Speak for Yourself
  • Ignore the Noise
  • Manage Expectations

This is a great reminder to take a few minutes to articulate your values, which guide your thinking, affect your behavior, and craft an environment that helps define your personal culture.

Listen in to hear more about identifying your values, creating a culture based on those values, and aligning your environment to that culture.


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