The Willpower Secret (uDemy Bestseller)

How to master self-discipline to manage yourself, accelerate your success & transform how you think, learn, lead & live
  • Lectures 82
  • Video 4 Hours
  • Skill level all level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
    Certificate of Completion

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Hi. My name is Dean Dwyer. I am just about to turn 50 (I know I'm old) and I can honestly say that my life has never been better.

I have lost 40 lbs and kept it off for 4+ years. I wrote and traditionally published my first book even though English was always my worst subject in school. And I was finally able to quit my teaching job (I was a teacher for 17 years) to form my own business.

What is more startling however, is that all of this happened after the age of 45 - an age where you might think it would be way too late for someone to change their lot in life.

I am proof that it is never TOO late to flip life's plan on its head and create something truly spectacular for yourself; something beyond your own imagination.

And while most people fear turning 50, I am absolutely thrilled because I KNOW the next 50 years of my life are going to be exponentially better than the first 50.

So how was I able to accomplish these things so late in my life?

It came down to finally understanding how to build remarkable willpower. I used the habits I share in this course to do all of those things I mentioned above and more.


You see I wasn't born with any special skills in the willpower department that make me unique to the world. I was just a regular guy working hard and doing a lot of the popular stuff people said I shoud be doing to create change, yet getting virtually no return for my efforts.

That finally changed when I began to study how successful people got results. And what I discovered might surprise you. It turns out they are just like you and I except for this one thing that they do differently.

And it is not what you might think.

The biggest myth out there about successful people is that they DO the things that the less successful don't. But that isn't actually true.

After researching and interviewing hundreds of these people I was finally able to crack their code.

They THINK differently so that when they do take action it is deliberate and intelligent. As a result, they accomplish things most people can only dream about doing.

So lets go back to why this insight is GREAT news for you. That thought process they use is not something they were born with. It was something they learned.

And I am going to teach it to you.

Picture for a moment how your life will change once you learn to master the habits I teach in this course. Never again will you have to worry about a lack of willpower in any area of your life because you will know how to create it at will (pun most definitely intended) whether you are looking to choose...

  • discipline over indulgence (very powerful when it comes to weight loss)
  • decision over indecision
  • vulnerability over shame
  • responsibility over blame
  • gratitude over disappointment/indifference
  • prosperity mindset over poverty mindset
  • action over procrastination
  • courage over silence/backing down
  • confidence over insecurity
  • understanding over ignorance
  • leading over following
  • forgiveness over bitterness (or as a friend once told me, "Stewing in an angry froth.")

Hopefully you are surprised, if not shocked, at the list you just read. Willpower goes far beyond the simple things like becoming an early riser or writing 1000 words everyday. The traits that build our character are acts of will. And they are HARD to accomplish. That's why willpower is needed.

But imagine how different your life would be if you mastered the mindset of willpower.

Imagine what it would sound like to finally lose those stubborn pounds you have been carrying around for years and have friends and family constantly commenting on how great you look.

Or visualize how your life would change if you finally wrote that book or designed that course or created that app that would launch that side business you have been aching to start. How amazing would it be to earn enough money so you could escape 9 to 5, work from anywhere and be a part of what best selling author Tim Ferriss calls the NEW RICH.

How amazing would your life be if you learned how to manufacture willpower on demand in any area you desired?

  • What would you create?
  • Who would you become?
  • What kind of people would you attract into your life?

If you want to get the answers to those questions, then you are ready to get started with this course right now. You have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain.

See you on the inside.


Course details...

  • over 7500+ satisfied students
  • less that 0.1% refund rate
  • a bunch of 5-star reviews
  • 4+ hours of content
  • total of 20 BIG IDEAS with each idea broken down into 3 main lessons
  • content delivered in multi-learning modality format (studies show that reading and listening to the words at the same time increase retention and comprehension of the material)
  • entire course also available in ebook and audio format for FREE ($50 value)

A rock solid 30-day money back guarantee...

There is absolutely ZERO risk for you to try the course as uDemy offers a no questions asked 30-day money back guarantee. In fact, with the free bonus I am offering (ebook and audio) I assume all the risk because it is possible for someone to sign up for the course, download the book and audio and then ask for their money back.

People have asked me if that worries me. To be honest it doesn't for two reasons. First, 99% of people out there are like you-they are good people. Second, I am a big believer in the what goes around comes around approach: "Live gives to the givers and takes from the takers."


Here is some really honest and authentic praise for the course.

"Dean's course was comprehensive, full of innovative — and yet simple — ideas, and enjoyable. Dean's personality is pretty hilarious, and he's not afraid to share some of his own humbling experiences to get his points across. He also effectively utilizes the experiences of others to illustrate key points. Between that, his sense of humor and the multitude of tips and tools this course provided, it was worth every penny. I finished the course feeling like I had a shot at rewriting the history that kept repeating itself, and also an understanding of why I'd failed in certain areas. Moreover, the course reinforced tools I already have, and allowed me to think about how I had used them to succeed in the past. I didn't put those things together until I took the course and could see with clarity what worked and why. I have no doubt I will reference this course material for years to come and that it will continue my personal "Katholution."

-Katherine Cobb

Best ever course I have done on Internet

I am only half way through the course but can't wait till the end to write this review. I came across this course when I was desperately trying to overcome a decade old habit - which was not good for my long term health and my current plans to lose weight. I thought I lacked willpower and did not know how to have a stronger self to do what I really wanted instead of what I was doing.

I came across this course on udemy, read a few reviews and decided to give this course a try! I am very very happy with the results. I have been able to overcome such a chronic habit in a matter of 7 days. I am literally off it. I love this course. All the advice, tips and techniques taught are very very practical and can be used in any area of life you are struggling in. I think I will keep coming back to it. Thanks Dean!


What are the requirements?

  • Belief. All great achievement starts with belief that something truly amazing is possible.
  • There are 20 Big Ideas. Plan to do one per day. Pick a time to work on it, block that time off in a calendar and make the commitment to complete the entire course. That will be the first important act of their new found willpower.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 82 lectures and 4 hours of content!
  • Recognize that people don't fail, their systems do. Learn the right system and struggles quickly begin to disappear.
  • Stop doing random "stuff" and focus on high leverage behaviours that generate incredible results with minimal effort
  • Implement and master the SCORE Method (5 habits) and begin building incredible willpower on demand
  • Use the system to have success in any area of their life; professional or personal
  • Use willpower habits to eliminate long-standing character flaws in as little as 30 days or less.
  • Witness how I eliminated a 20 year bad habit in only 5 days
  • Add empowering new habits. Examples include writing, exercise, portion control, patience, gratitude, becoming an early riser
  • Eliminate bad habits. Examples include procrastination, sugar addiction, self-defeating thoughts, credit card spending, nail biting, complaining, binge eating
  • Recover from setbacks immediately and get right back on track [THIS IS HUGE!]
  • Confidently change any behavior no matter how challenging it might appear

What is the target audience?

  • This is a course for those who are looking to make an investment in themselves and pay for quality courses that do just that

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee

Forever yours.
Lifetime access

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion


Section 1: FREE TRAINING: Why lack of willpower is not your fault
The truth about willpower
The Willpower Secret: Course Outline (PDF download)
10 pages
The Willpower Secret: Course Completion Checklist (PDF download)
3 pages
Section 2: Big idea #1: The surprising ability to learn anything new regardless of age
Free Resource: Visual summary of Big Idea #1 (PDF download)
1 page
Contrary to what most people think, this one thing DOES NOT change behaviour
Archimedes had it wrong. Why eureka moments don't happen instanteously.
Eliminate 90% of your character flaws with this powerful liberating idea
Section 3: Big idea #2: Understanding the incredible power of small consistent actions
Free Resource: Visual summary of Big Idea #2 (PDF download)
1 page
How one women lost 140lbs focusing on changing her behaviors one at a time
How this guy lost 20lbs in two months with no exercise doing just these 2 things
The big secret to lasting change that no one is talking about, but should be
Section 4: Big idea #3: The importance of systems so you can get out of your own head
Free Resource: Visual summary of Big Idea #3 (PDF download)
1 page
What the inside of our head looks like when we don't have systems in place
What a rumble strip is and why stealing the metaphor is critical to your success
Illustrated framework: The 5 habits for willpower success (poster included)
Free Resource: The SCORE Method [Colour poster]
1 page
Section 5: Big idea #4: You can't solve anything until you learn to pinpoint the problem
Free Resource: Visual summary of Big Idea #4 (PDF download)
1 page
Case Study: How someone became more generous and why that is an act of willpower
How to sort through chaos to find the root cause of any problem you may have
Case Study: Two questions to ask to get your email inbox under control
Section 6: Big idea #5: Determine in advance what desired outcome you are hoping to achieve
Free Resource: Visual summary of Big Idea #5 (PDF download)
1 page
You have to get crystal clear on where the heck you are going!
Case Study: How a banker to the poor uses specifics to help them escape poverty
Make sure you do this so you know when you have reached your desired destination
Section 7: Big idea #6: Find creative means to shape your behaviour so you do what must
Free Resource: Visual summary of Big Idea #6 (PDF download)
1 page
It seems counter-intuitive, but you need to create these to expand your freedom
What a web app like Rescue Time teaches you that is invaluable on your journey
Steal this idea from the author of the bestseller "The Happiness Project"
Section 8: Big idea #7: Identify those delicate hotspots that throw you off your game
Free Resource: Visual summary of Big Idea #7 (PDF download)
1 page
Swipe a page from the Albert Einstein playbook (you will love this one)
How best selling author Steven Pressfield anticipates hotspots with his writing
Tip: How I maintain my 40lb weight loss by doing my homework when eating out
Section 9: Big idea #8: The incredible power of a simple checklist
Free Resource: Visual summary of Big Idea #8 (PDF download)
1 page
What we can learn from plane crashes and the power of a simple checklist
How a simple checklist is saving millions of dollars and thousands of lives
Why our memories are the worst thing to rely on when an emergency arises
Section 10: Big idea #9: Create your own playbook (Think of it like a manual on you)
Free Resource: Visual summary of Big Idea #9 (PDF download)
1 page
Case Study: How Starbucks teaches it's employees to deal with unhappy customers
Use this trick to help you remember exactly what to do in moments that matter
How I cured myself of a 20 year pen chewing habit in 5 days using this method
Section 11: Big idea #10: Stealing from athletes and leveraging the power of visualization
Free Resource: Visual summary of Big Idea #10 (PDF download)
1 page
How I used visualization to successfully avoid all the sweets at a friends party
How Drew Canoli used this strategy to create a 6-figure business for himself
Section 12: Big idea #11: Practice in an environment that mirrors real life
Free Resource: Visual summary of Big Idea #11 (PDF download)
1 page
A really powerful lesson in willpower that comes from comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Case study: The importance of deliberate practice in becoming an early riser
Tiger Woods Case Study: Practice in conditions similar to the reality you face
Section 13: Big idea #12: Focus on specifics whenever possible
Free Resource: Visual summary of Big Idea #12 (PDF download)
1 page
How David Brashears survived the 1996 Mt. Everest Tragedy by focusing on this
Great companies like Mircosoft and South West Airlines use these kinds of lists
Counter-Intuitive idea: Big problems crumble under the weight of small solutions
Section 14: Big Idea #13: Drop the prescription mindset and adopt a principle based one
Free Resource: Visual summary of Big Idea #13 (PDF download)
1 page
Making the transition from one who follows to one who leads
Is this course a prescription or a framework on how to manage life successfully?
The importance of creating this if you want to achieve success.
Section 15: Big idea #14: Avoid extreme solutions like the plague
Free Resource: Visual summary of Big Idea #14 (PDF download)
1 page
How marketing misleads you with extreme solutions that promise a quick-fix
Why extreme solutions will always fail you in the end
The demanding toll of extreme
Section 16: Big idea #15: The importance of manufacturing courage on this journey
Free Resource: Visual summary of Big Idea #15 (PDF download)
1 page
Case Study: What you can learn from a guy who cured himself of his panic attacks
What Marc Maron and Brene Brown teach us about the power of vulnerability
Sheryl Sandberg got it right. Lean in rather than lean on when things get tough
Section 17: Big idea #16: Regardless of the results you obtain always evaluate the outcome
Free Resource: Visual summary of Big Idea #16 (PDF download)
1 page
The number one reason most people never recover from an unfavourable outcome
Case Study: How to use the SCORE Method to autotopsy results
Section 18: Big idea #17: It is not failure when you learn valuable lessons
Free Resource: Visual summary of Big Idea #17 (PDF download)
1 page
There is knowledge and then there is empirical knowledge. You want the latter.
The incredible power of looking for bright spots when things appear grim
You have blind spots when you drive and you have them in how you live your life
Section 19: Big idea #18: Always be looking to expand the set of skills that you possess
Free Resource: Visual summary of Big Idea #18 (PDF download)
1 page
What gets measured gets managed. The value of logging like Captain Kirk.
The immeasurable results produced from expressive writing
When to update your playbook so you not only have success but sustain it
Section 20: Big idea #19: The 12 most common pitfalls to avoid
Free Resource: Visual summary of Big Idea #19 (PDF download)
1 page
The first 4 most common pitfalls (#2 is my favourite)
The next 4 most common pitfalls (#6 will surprise you)
The last 4 most common pitfalls (#12 has derailed me a lot in the past)
Section 21: Big idea #20: The art of possibility that exists when you master this process
Free Resource: Visual summary of Big Idea #20 (PDF download)
1 page
The first 3 incredible possibilities that exist
The next 3 amazing possibilities that exist
The final 3 spectacular possibities that will truly set you free

Instructor Biography

Dean Dwyer , Authority on habit acquisition and behaviour change secrets

Hey there. If you are just hearing about me and my story for the first time, let me fill you on some things you don't know.

My name is Dean and I am from Canada. Along with being a proud Canadian, I am 49 years old and I could not be happier or more excited with the life I now lead.

But it wasn't always that way. I was your classic late (very very very late) bloomer.

Up until I was 45 I was...

  1. trapped in a body I could not change
  2. stuck in a job I did not like
  3. living a life I was not particularly thrilled with

But one day everything changed when I discovered an incredibly simple secret.

I learned how to think about my own thinking.

I know that sounds weird, but it has been amazing what I have been able to accomplish as a result of that discovery. It led to other breakthroughs which then evolved into one of the best ideas I have ever created.


That mindset led me to create thinking tools that have allowed me to accomplish extraordinary things.

  1. I lost 40lbs and have kept it off for over 4 years now
  2. I became a published author at the age of 47
  3. I quit my teaching job and built my very own lifestyle business at 47 as well

It has been a remarkable ride and the BEST PART is the thinking tools I developed can be used by anyone of any age.

I am proof that it is never too late for change to happen. You just need to be willing to invest in the right tools so you can tap into your full potential.

You would be amazed how the right system can optimize your mindset and reward you with magical results.

All you need to do is be willing to take that leap and make that life changing investment in yourself.

Why not try out one of my courses and see what it can do for you? All courses come with a rock solid 30-day no questions asked money back guarantee.

You have nothing to lose and EVERYTHING TO GAIN. I hope to see you on the inside my friend.

Your friendly neighborhood Canadian,


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    • Alexandre Albertoni

    Great course

    • Maza Zhang

    Great Course!

    Great course by Dean Dwyer, it helps me a lot in my productivity life :)

    • Ted Cowan

    Excellent course!

    Kudos to Dean Dwyer for keeping it real, relevant and fact-based. His no-holds-barred approach to the truth about willpower will resonate with most people who are tired of the false promises and failures of the expensive "quick fix". I am especially grateful for his segment on forgiving yourself and moving forward to get back on track. His teaching style is interesting, engaging and entertaining and he share his personal experiences to reinforce our learning. Dean has created for his students a complete system of actionable steps that we can take to accomplish any goal in life.

    • Bernardo Lopez

    Great Course

    Thanks for all the Big ideas and useful lessons.

    • Carl Pohl

    Very Very Good Course !

    This is an excellent course! It is very well planned and structured, with excellent information. Definitely one of the better courses on Udemy. It is practical advice an solutions, of which I will make use going forward. Most information is rational well thought out, and straight forward. There is a lot of information, and ideas. Production quality good, with some very helpful mindmaps and documentation. I can hear that the Instructor is not only knowledgeable, on the topic, but also have a passion and the results to prove it. Thanks Dean for a GREAT course.

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