Psychology of Successful People
What you'll learn
- The ten principles that separate successful people from unsuccessful people
- The attitudes and behaviours that we can replicate
- No prior knowledge is required to take this course
- Students should allocate sufficient time to work through the self-development exercises
- Examining our values and facing our fears can be emotionally challenging
What makes successful people successful and how we can replicate it? In this course, we will explore the ten principles that research suggests will make us happier and more successful. We will concentrate on attitudes and behaviours so each principle can be put into action. These principles are:
Understand thyself (self-understanding), how increasing our awareness of our desires, needs and ideal self guides our behaviour
Set a vision (vision), why the traditional view of goals requires more flexibility
Take more risks (risk taking), why humans are typically too risk-averse and how we can manage anxiety to change this
Accept what is (acceptance), how we can stop wasting energy wishing things were different and start doing more
Be humble (humility), why ego is destructive
Never stop learning (education) and the importance of lifelong education
Build a core skill base (common skills), the nine common skills that will help you in all walks of life
Make time for yourself (self-care), why working all the time is a false economy
Manage your time effectively (time management), reducing procrastination and increasing assertiveness to get important things done first
Connect with your tribute (environment) and building an environment you can thrive in
For each principle, I will explain what the principle is and how it works, be explicit about the benefits of following it, give practical suggestions as to how to implement it in your life, and explain how it connects to the other principles.
In addition to the video lessons and reading, you will get practical exercises and a workbook to complete to build your personal success plan.
Who this course is for:
- This course is for anyone looking to increase their personal success
- The course does not define what success is: you must develop your own vision
Chris Worfolk is a psychologist and software consultant. He is the author of nine books and has taught over 50,000 students on Udemy. He specialises in software, career coaching, mental health and resilience.
Chris is the founder of the mental health charity Anxiety Leeds and co-founder of the Leeds Anxiety Clinic. He is the author of Do More, Worry Less: Small Steps To Reduce Your Anxiety. He has a degree in psychology from Leeds Beckett University.
Previously, he has spent over ten years working in the IT industry helping companies including Sky, Asda, Capita and the NHS improve the digital products. He is the author of numerous books including How to Exit VIM and the IT Contracting Master Class. He has a degree in computing from the University of Leeds.
In his spare time, he is an ironman triathlete, ultramarathon runner, competitive public speaker. He lives in Leeds with his wife and daughter.