Mind Over Monster
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Mind Over Monster

— What's in Your Future?
4.5 (7 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
30 students enrolled
Created by Gene L. Warner
Last updated 5/2018
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 50 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Happiness and success, both on the job and in your private life, depend on something nobody teaches you anything about - your mind. Brains are therefore often apt to just free-run, doing whatever they want with the inputs they receive, and taking us wherever they happen to drift, which often turns out to be places we would rather not be. Instead of letting an out-of-control brain be your master ... a "monster" that constantly works against you ... you can decide to take control, making your mind think rationally and constructively. You thereby become increasingly effective on the job, which leads to a much more enjoyable work experience. The dividends of that are likely to be a more highly successful career, plus an abundantly happy and richly rewarding life.
  • The course is suitable for anyone who is in, or about to enter, the work force. The presentation style is conversational one-on-one, consisting exclusively of short video presentations. PowerPoint, screen captures, text files, and the like are not used. A PDF version of each lecture is provided, which you may download and combine as your own searchable resource for future reference. The audio of each lecture is also provided in MP3 format, as a resource for listening while driving to and from work, or while traveling. You need only come with an open mind, a willingness to listen thoughtfully, and a belief in your ability to change things for the better.

How are things going at work? Do you sometimes feel like your own worst enemy, your mind producing all sorts of negative stuff that gets in the way performing well on the job, and your prospects for advancement? You can fix that ... this course will show you how! It's a friendly, plainspoken presentation of practical wisdom that can change your life by showing you what's going on "upstairs", why, and how to fix it. A small investment in time right now, can make life at work, and at play, a whole lot better, now and forever!

Who this course is for:
  • Success in your career, whether a production employee or a professional, depends at least as much on your attitudes and ability to cooperate happily and effectively with others, as on your job skills or technical competence. But a person's attitude and behavior is largely the result of decisions they made at a very early age, about themselves and how they relate to everyone else. Most of the time, those decisions are negatively biased, resulting self-esteem issues and related problems. These become intrenched and embellished as you mature, turning the mind into a self-defeating "Monster", which limits your earning potential and prospects for advancement. This course will show you how that happens ... and how you can take control of your mind and make it work for you, rather than against you. It concentrates on practical, common sense thinking, rather than promoting the latest fad, or delving into depths of psychological theory, promoting the idea that you can begin changing you mind on your own, and right now.
Course content
Expand all 25 lectures 03:44:17
+ Introduction
3 lectures 18:29

The intended purpose of the course, who it's for, and the meaning of "Mind Over Monster".

Preview 07:13

How I happen to know what I'm talking about, and why I'm presenting this course.

About Me

Are you really a good match for this course? How the course is structured, and what you can expect to get out of it.

Preview 07:28
+ Mind or Monster?
1 lecture 11:36

What's the difference between "brain" and "mind"? What's "neuroticism", are you neurotic, what does that mean, how does that happen, and what can you do about it?

Mind or Monster?
+ Your Beautiful Mind
4 lectures 31:28

A brief description of your marvelous neurological systems, and how they work.

Neurological Networking

Two different operating domains ... the autonomic functions and "mind" functions.

Mind Boggling Performance

More about the "mind" functions ... cognition, memory and learning.

Cognition and Memory

How the mind invents new material ... an imperfect process that sometimes gets it wrong.

Imagination and Fallibility
+ Personality
3 lectures 34:25

Personality, your set of habitual behaviors, cognitions and emotional patterns, is essentially the "you" that others experience. In thinking about how you might wish to adjust that image, it'll be helpful to understand how it evolved in the first place.

Personality Development

Neurosis is sometimes defined as an inability to adapt to one's environment, to change one's life patterns, and to develop a richer, more complex, more satisfying personality. It's a common condition. We'll talk about why, and what you can do about it.


Balance, or emotionally stability, is the opposite of neurotic ... it's the ability to adapt to one's environment rationally, rather than emotionally, successfully developing a richer, more engaging, more personally satisfying personality. It's what should have been cultivated as you were growing up, instead of the more typical neuroticism. Fortunately, it's never too late to readjust.

+ The Three A's
6 lectures 56:55

First impressions are important since they tend to be sticky. Because they're almost always based on superficial considerations, it's wise to know what those considerations are, and how they can be turned to one's advantage.

The Three A's

Others want you to be happy and successful, for their own sake. When you fulfill that desire, you're doing everyone a big favor … including yourself.

Your Influence on Others

Everything we do to enhance our own happiness and success works to the benefit of everyone else.

Gooses and Ganders

When you look into the mirror, what do you see? Is it the sort of person you'd be proud to introduce to a highly respected family member or colleague?


How much money or "stuff" will it take to make you feel like you are somebody?


Achievement doesn't necessarily mean accomplishment. In the superficial "Three A's context", it's often really about popularity or celebrity.

+ Habititual Behavior
2 lectures 18:51

Bad habits are compulsive behaviors that are apt to impare your physical health, and/or emotional well-being. They must therefore be dispensed with.

Bad Habits

Bad eating habits are also compulsive behaviors that jeopardize your physical health and emotional well-being. Like any other habit, they can also be broken.

Self-Inflicted Malnutrition
+ Venery
3 lectures 22:50

Sexuality and sensuality are integral aspects of your human. Accepting and honoring that aspect of your humanity is essential to your personal happiness and success in life.


Is there really any such thing as being addicted to sex? How much is too much?

Addicted to Sex?
Gender and Sexuality Myths
+ Depression and Suicide
2 lectures 22:09

If you suffer from depression, the "cure" might be much easier than you think!


Suicide is the ultimate cure for depression. When deciding whether or not to murder yourself, is it really you doing the talking ... or is it the Monster!?!

+ The Good Life
1 lecture 07:34

Concluding comments ... and best wishes for a wonderful life.

The Good Life