Do you struggle with procrastination, poor money habits or your weight ?
Are you disorganized, suffer from a lack focus or spend to much time surfing the internet and watching TV ?
Then chances are you have an issue with self-discipline.
In the Master Self-Discipline course you will learn how to build your self-discipline using time-tested wisdom and cutting-edge advances in neuroscience and psychology, presented in a simple and easy to understand way.
You'll learn the 7 key steps to help you build remarkable self-discipline without being overwhelmed, each step building on the last.
The principles of self-discipline are both universal and applicable to almost any area of your life – in fact, you'll very often find once you tackle one problem area, the other areas seemingly get easier ! Intrigued ? Find out why.
This is not your average course on goal setting or short-term fixes, instead this course focuses on changing behavioural patterns to help bring long lasting, if not permanent changes. Because without self-discipline, any goal is really just a wish.
In many ways self-discipline is the great equalizer. You may not have been born as bright, athletic or as attractive as other people - or even with as many opportunities, but with self-discipline you can level the playing field.
What do you get from this course ?
What are the requirements ?
Pre-test your knowledge of self-disicpline. Don't worry if you don't do well !
This is the most obvious reason we procrastinate - learn what is at the root of a fear of failure and how to change your perspective to avoid this pitfall.
The lesser known evil step-twin of a fear of failure is the fear of success. Is this trap ensuring you ?
How do you talk to yourself ? Don't tear yourself down all the time - watch what you say and use empowering language.
How to keep yourself accountable and on track.
This is one of the most difficult but fruitful strategies to building self-discipline. Remember the best things for us are not always easy.
People often fail because they take on too much at once and then fail miserably. This simple strategy 'one habit at a time' is the answer.
This is a great habit to get into and may be transformational for you. You've probably heard the expression "pay yourself first" with your money, let's apply the same mentality to our time.
The best way to simplify your life is to have a routine be it a daily, weekly, monthly and even yearly routine. This frees up huge amounts of mental energy otherwise wasted on decision after decision.
If you have a tough time saying no to certain temptations - use some common sense and simply try to avoid them. But if still encounter one, find out what to do.
The three most common temptations are:
Here are a few practical strategies to handling these temptations.
The brain is amazing and seeks ways of making things simple. This is the basis of the habit-reward loop. Understand how this works to create new helpful habits, and although its difficult to break a bad habit reward loop, we can work around it. Interestingly, occasionally one habit, a Keystone Habit can lead to many changes quickly - learn more about them in this lecture.
Although most people are motivated by rewards, some people, especially high achievers are often motivated by punishments.
If you want to lose weight you have an issue.
Exercise has benefits beyond health - research suggests it could be a Keystone Habit that can have great spin-off effects in other seemingly unconnected parts of your life. If you are not exercising because of time or money concerns watch this lecture for a simple solution.
Stress can undermine your self-discipline efforts. Learn simple drug-free ways to reduce your stress levels.
Sleep is very important for self-discipline. Poor sleep patterns can reduce your motivation and energy levels, but also reduce your resolve to resist temptations. The key is to get a routine.
Dr. Angela Duckworth has popularized this important quality for success that we have probably underestimated. Find out what it is and how it can be developed.
Jim Collins thankfully introduced what has come to be known as the Stockdale Paradox in his book Good to Great. Learn the lesson that helped Admiral Stockdale survive horrendous conditions in a Vietnamese prison camp.
You have probably heard your parents say "be careful who you hang out with". Well they were right.
This is a quick recap of the key ideas we learned in the course and an invitation for more help.
If you want to learn more about how to get control of your health - here you go. Also included are some great nutritious recipes and some more effective exercise regimens.
This eBook will expand on some of the ideas briefly mentioned in the lectures, as well as some more practical ideas to help you manage your money.
I am a busy homeschooling father of six, and in my spare time I am a biochemist and entrepreneur. Some of my experiences include having co-founded and sold a private life sciences company focused on a novel immuno-therapy, in addition to helping take another biotech company public creating over $100M in value with just a handful of employees.
Since time is a premium, self-discipline is critical. I am always amazed to see the results when people grasp the power of self-discipline and learn to apply some of the key principles in their life. To that end I am constantly looking to improve my own self-discipline and share what I have found that works with others.
I also have an avid interest in nutrition and exercise which I think are vitally important to helping build self-discipline.