This course will teach you how to significantly increase your productivity, focus, success and happiness in 30 days with 30 exercises so that you can achieve anything that you set your mind to and live your life on your terms!
These 30 life improving lessons are based on my meetings with incredibly successful business people. I asked them what makes them more productive, more focused, more successful and much happier. The results of my research are in this course and we will practice all 30 of these lessons together.
I conducted my research on productivity, focus, success and happiness in my career while I worked at several great companies including Goldman Sachs and in several industries, including the consulting, hedge fund, tech and venture capital industries. I have had the pleasure of meeting with, partnering with, working for and investing in some of the most successful and happy business people. We will learn from them in this course and create a roadmap to make our lives more productive, balanced, focused and happier.
I know in my heart that after completing all 30 short exercises in 30 days, you’ll find many ways to materially enrich your life so you can be much more productive, focused, successful and happy.
Thanks a lot for your support and commitment to this journey that we will take together! Let’s begin the 30 day challenge today so you can live life on your terms!
Please find attached the free book version of this course in PDF and Microsoft Word format (please don't buy the book version of this course on Amazon as this is the exact same content for free). Please use whatever format works best for you (meaning Microsoft Word or PDF).
If you want to fill in the exercises at the end of each chapter, I recommend downloading the Microsoft Word version instead of the PDF. In the book there are 30 chapters and 30 exercises that correspond to the 30 video lessons and exercises in this course. I have also attached each individual chapter and exercise in all 30 lessons in this course in Microsoft Word and PDF format. Please use whatever format works best for you. Thanks
Why are very busy people often much more productive, much more balanced, much more successful and much happier than most people? There is a saying that if you want something to get done, give it to a busy person. This course will teach you to significantly increase your productivity, focus, success and happiness in 30 days.
I have done a lot of research on productivity and happiness in my career. I have worked at several great companies including Goldman Sachs and in several industries, including the consulting, hedge fund, tech and venture capital industries where I have analyzed what makes an incredibly productive, focused, successful and happier person. I have had the pleasure of meeting with, partnering with, working for and investing in some of the most successful and happy business people.
So I created a long list of why these incredibly successful entrepreneurs are way more productive, way more focused, way more successful and much happier than many others are. I have put 30 of the top lessons that I have learned from them into this course. This course will be focused on making you more productive, more focused, more successful and happier too in many aspects of your life through 30 exercises in 30 days.
I am very confident that you will be much more productive, focused and happier by the time you finish this 30-day course and every single one of the 30 daily exercises.
I want to humbly inspire and help you be able to focus on achieving your professional and personal goals, improve your productivity, success and happiness as well.
I know in my heart that after completing all 30 short exercises in 30 days, you’ll find many ways to materially enrich your life so you can be much more productive, focused, successful and happy. Thanks a lot for your support and commitment to this journey we will take together! Let’s begin!
Our perceived least productive time can be our most productive time. Our daily to and from work commute time is a gift as this is the perfect time to learn how to lead more productive and happy lives by listening to our business and personal heroes.
We can materially increase our energy levels by changing what we consume and other alterations (called “biohacks”) in our consumption and lifestyle decisions.
Why do we worry so much about things that we can’t control? Let’s only focus on what we can change. [For me personally, I know that God already knows what is going to happen, which gives me peace of mind.]
See the positive in everything that happens to you (within reason of course). Think of past events that might not have been a positive event to you at first, but in hindsight you are glad that it took place (even though you didn’t see it this way initially).
When you are criticized, smile because ’they’ won’t be expecting this. Then think to yourself that you chose not to accept their criticism and that you decide not to go down to their level by coming up with a response.
Nothing will make you feel happier or more complete than performing random acts of kindness for strangers. Please do this and then please send your random acts of kindness to me so I can include the in the next version of this book / course. Thanks!
You can only be happy now. What you think, you become. This is a tough one….please only think of positive thoughts and watch your level of happiness and productivity take off. Attitude is everything. Think you can change the world and you will.
We don’t realize how blessed and fortunate we really are! Your health and happiness will improve if you are incredibly grateful for what you have.
The most successful people are givers. They got to where they are by giving their time and by helping others. The long term return on investment on this is priceless. When you mentor others, you are reminding yourself what it takes to be successful.
You will never receive anything in life unless you ask. “Ask and you will receive” has been true for thousands of years. You never get a promotion, a raise, a date or anything unless you ask. Since you are a more giving person, you should be a more “asking” person from now on as well : )
D.O.C. stands for Drug of Choice. Whatever your D.O.C. is (alcohol, smoking, wrong foods, websites etc.), eliminate it from your life right now. Try to recondition yourself to see your D.O.C. as a limiting action by thinking of the long term negative impact if you don’t change right now (pray if you want as well).
If your heart isn’t working well, neither will your mind. Think of & with your heart 1st always (& your mind will follow). Do you ever wonder why people in great shape are more productive? Now is your chance to find out why. Today (and every day from now on), improve your happiness, heart & productivity by boosting your serotonin by exercising.
The best baseball pitcher in history refused to pitch on 1 day of each week. Since the beginning of time, people were smart enough to take at least 1 day off per week as an investment in themselves! Take 1 day off this week and every week in order to spend time with family and without work!
Our parents didn’t want us to hang out with people that were a bad influence on us for obvious reasons. No matter how old we are, we need to only surround ourselves with friends that are a positive influence on us as we are a product of our environment.
Spend 10 minutes each day sitting in a quiet space with your eyes closed and focus on your breathing. Once you are in a relaxed state of mind, for the 1st 5 minutes think of 5 long term goals of yours. For the 2nd 5 minutes think about how you will achieve these long term goals.
Ask yourself when you get up in the morning: “Am I going to work?” If the answer is yes, then you need to find your passion so you can enjoy your job passion, live life on your terms & never ever ever ever ever ever ever have a job again!
Money and material things are not your idols. Are you really much happier now that you have more money and material things than when you were younger? Of course not! This is why extreme affluence can lead to unhappiness. Let’s focus on our non-material possessions.
Love your enemies and find peace of mind. Unjustified criticism is a disguised complement (so bring it on doubters). Pray for these people to change as you yourself have changed as well. You love your enemies more than they love themselves.
The less you care about what others think of you, the happier you will be. Instead of seeking approval from others and potentially living the life they want or approve of you living, break free from these chains and seek only approval from yourself. As a result, you will be happier and more productive in your life.
What we think, we become. Through the process of meditation and/or prayer, visualize what it would feel like to accomplish your dreams.
All problems in the world can be solved (and prevented) by education. There might be gaps in your education that you can plug with easy and affordable in class (or online) classes to take. Pursue these courses if they help you get closer to your long term goals.
If we understand why we want to achieve a goal or why we perform any action, then we are much more likely to follow through and finish what we started. We tend to focus too much on how to achieve a goal without understanding why. Understanding why motivates us to finish what we started.
Understanding how to achieve a goal or complete an exercise motivates us to not only finish what we started, but to never ever ever ever give up on achieving this goal. If a goal seems too difficult to achieve, then break it up into smaller manageable milestones.
Are you ready for an awesome breakthrough? Writing down your goals/dreams is an exhilarating exercise. Let’s document them today and then we will focus on an incredibly easy way to make every single one of your goals a reality!
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” -George Eliot
“Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.” -Yoda
Imagine how much more productive we can be if we add more structure or long term planning to our lives? Today we will discuss creating a life altering schedule every week day of what you will accomplish the next day so you are more balanced, more productive, happier and more in control of your life.
Quotes About Productivity, Focus, Confidence and Persistence:
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney
“Infinite striving to be the best is our duty; It is its own reward. Everything else is in God’s hands.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein
“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale
“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali
“Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” – Dwight Eisenhower
“There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.” – John F. Kennedy
“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.” – John Wayne
"Don’t expect to accomplish your dreams if you're not willing to help others accomplish theirs." LEMO Foundation.
Thanks a lot and please live life on your terms and with no limits!
Chris : )
Free course on how to Teach on Udemy called "40 Tips on Making a Great Online Course (Save Time & Money)":
This free course will help you save time and money when creating your online courses. Learn from my mistakes. Creating an online course is easier than you think; in this course I will humbly teach you how to work smarter (not harder) by discussing 40 tips/best practices I have learned the hard way teaching online over the past 12 months.
Topics we will cover include:
I will be making an annual free course like this one every November that discusses solutions to problems I encountered during my year of creating courses so that you won't have the same issues that I have had (and therefore you can work smarter and not harder).
** Chris teaches full-time on Udemy; he is the author of the #1 best selling business course on Udemy called "An Entire MBA in 1 Course," which has been purchased by more than 130,000 students in 11 languages in 196 countries.** He has also published 31 other courses on Udemy.
** According to Business Insider "Haroun is one of the highest rated professors on Udemy, so you can expect to be in good hands through the course of your education." **
Chris is also the author of the book "101 Crucial Lessons They Don't Teach You in Business School," which Business Insider wrote is "the most popular book of 2016 according to Business Insider readers." In 2015 Forbes called this book "1 of 6 books that all entrepreneurs must read right now."
Chris is also the founder and CEO of Haroun Education Ventures, which has 3 areas of focus:
1: Online Business Education & Self Development Courses through his subsidiary Udemy publishing platform called "Complete Business Education,"
2: Education Charities and
3: Edtech Venture Capital.
In addition he is an award winning business school professor, MBA graduate from Columbia University and former Goldman Sachs employee. He has raised/managed over $1bn in his career.
Chris is passionate about educational charities and he is on the board of directors of several tech companies and ‘The Lemo Foundation’, which offers scholarships and mentoring to East Palo Alto students where the high school graduation rate is only 40%. He is also on the board of Providing Opportunities for Women (P.O.W.) which was founded by a few of his business school students.
He also has work experience at hedge fund giant Citadel, consulting firm Accenture & several firms that he has started, including an investment firm that had a venture capital investment in Facebook several years before the Facebook IPO.
He is a frequent lecturer at several Bay Area business schools including Berkeley, Stanford, The Hult International School of Business and San Francisco State University. Chris also has an undergraduate degree with a major in Management Information Systems and International Business from McGill University where he is a McGill University Dobson Fellow (awarded for his work mentoring McGill students with venture capital start up business models).
Chris has written numerous articles and has been interviewed or profiled in Forbes, Business Insider, Entrepreneur Magazine, VentureBeat, Wired Magazine, AlleyWatch and several television, podcast and radio interviews, including one with Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) which is Hong Kong's oldest and sole public service broadcaster. He has his own entrepreneurship column in Inc. magazine.
Chris Haroun's goals are:
1: Access: To help make education accessible and affordable to every person in every country (and without firewalls) by investing in disruptive edTech companies through his company (Haroun Education Ventures).
2: Give: If you work for a charity, Chris is more than happy to give you his online business and self development courses for free to every employee at every charity in the world; simply send him a LinkedIn message and he will send you coupons for his courses at 100% off. Please include your ".org" charity email address in the LinkedIn message (for example, email@example.com).
3: Edutainment: His passion is to "make business education impactful and entertaining with no boring theory; edutainment works!"
Chris is very passionate about education, education related charities and edTech start-ups/companies as he believes that all problems in the world can be solved via education; please see his recent TEDx Talk on this topic. He lives in Hillsborough, California with his wife Christine and 3 sons who are also passionate about baseball…especially the Toronto Blue Jays! : )
Complete Business Education (CBE) with Chris Haroun provides engaging and high quality business and professional development courses for individuals looking to sharpen their business skills and accelerate their careers.
CBE courses on Udemy have over 130,000 students in 196 countries, including 11 language versions of the highest selling business course on Udemy, called An Entire MBA in 1 Course.
CBE brings you courses that are affordable, current, entertaining and based on practical work experience instead of theory so that you can immediately apply the concepts taught and take your career to the next level.