What I Wish I Knew: How To Build Habits That Stick
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What I Wish I Knew: How To Build Habits That Stick

Learn Psychology, Build Habits of Greatness & Take Your Life to The Next Level by Leveraging Your Own Brain
4.3 (27 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,444 students enrolled
Created by Nick Kenens
Last updated 6/2017
Price: Free
  • 43 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Have The Skill Build Incredible New Habits and Destroy Bad Habits
  • Have an Incredible Understanding of What Drives People
  • Understand The Psychology of Human Beings and What Makes Us Tick
  • Have The Ability to Build a Successful Life on Their Terms
  • Have The Ability to Become a Better Leader of People By Understanding Internal Triggers
  • Have The Ability to Consciously Drive Their Brain to Positive Change
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  • The Hunger to Become Better
  • The Willingness to Learn Essential Human Psychology
  • The Ability to Implement New Thought Processes Into Their Life
  • The Drive to Better Their Lives
  • The Curiosity Towards Understanding Their Own Psychology
  • The Courage to Build a Life Worth Living

One of Udemy's Most Essential Courses on Understanding The Human Psychology Behind Habits

After over 3 years of studying human psychology, this course had to be made in order for people to grasp the impact of habits and how they can take conscious control over them.

This course will teach you the foundational human psychology behind building strong new habits & destroying bad habits.

Whether you want to be a successful student, a top performing professional, or simply embarking on a new hobby, you are going to come into contact with the art of building new habits. In fact, almost 90% of all the decisions we make and thought processes that happen in our brain come from habits. We've all experienced the frustration of bad habits such as binge eating, bad reading habits and so much more...

Anyone can develop Successful Habits!

This course is about improving your ability to learn new habits quickly and effectively. We go far beyond the kinds of "habit building" (or success guru teachings) you may have been exposed to, diving into the actual cognitive and neurological factors that make building essential habits easier and more successful.

You'll learn how to build new habits in a whole new way - a faster, better way

The core of this Habit Building course involves 3 "Building Blocks":

  • Understanding the Habit Loop and how to take conscious control over each phase of the loop
  • Understanding the power of Pain & Pleasure and how it drives us to make decisions that impact our lives
  • Understanding how to implement micro changes to speed up the process and neural adaptation of our brain when it comes to building new habits

How this new course will change your life and make you successful in building habits:

The sad irony is that in order to learn most of these habit building skills and psychological know-how in the past, you had to read dozens of books and psychology journals. Or, you had to hire an expensive private tutor who specializes in human psychology...

What is the target audience?

  • Ideal for people that want to become successful in everything they set their mind to
  • Anyone who has ever wished they could build new habits more efficiently
  • People who are curious to find out what drives human beings
  • Anyone who wants to become a top performer
Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone Who is Curious About Human Psychology
  • Anyone Who is Willing to Take Control Of Their Habits
  • Anyone Who Wants to Become Successful
  • Anyone Who Wants to Build The Skill of Building Habits
  • Anyone Who Has The Courage to Look Within And Understand What Drives Them
  • Anyone Who Wants to Have The Ability to Control Their Psychology
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Curriculum For This Course
How This Course Came to Be
2 Lectures 07:43

Understanding my personal journey & experiences when it comes to building new habits will unlock a couple of biases in your brain to allow you to better grasp the impact of the topics taught in this habits course. In whatever skill you want to build, habits always stand central. Habits will make you fall or habits will make you rise. The choice is up to you.

Personal Journey & Experiences

There has never been more distraction available for us than ever before. We live in the information age but we also live in the distraction age. So many different things are pulling at our attention and it's up to us to decide how we respond to it. Do we live our life based on the agenda of other people or do we base our lives on our own agendas? This is purely decided by the habits we build and the triggers we choose to respond to.

The Distraction Age - Living Other People's Agendas
Essential Mindset Switches - Mindset Mastery
3 Lectures 10:10

Understanding this will give you the foundation to build every other skill on. Understanding that every single thoughts, every single action we take is built around the habits we have defined for ourselves. Whatever decision we make strengthens or weakens a habit. This is a fundamental principle to understand in human psychology and everything else should be built around it.

Mindset Shift - Everything is a Habit

This lesson could have been 4 hours long. The impact of habits are underestimated by so many people in today's society. Taking conscious control over your actions and thought processes will determine whether you will become successful or not. Every single thing comes down to the thought processes and habits we define for ourselves so the impact is tremendous.

Understanding The Impact of Habits

Charlie Munger is one of the most successful and smart human beings to have ever lived. In this lesson I go over one of his most influential quotes and how it applies to habit building. He was a master of human psychology and understood the psychological triggers every single one of us has in our brain. Now we take it a step further and look at how we can apply his teachings on habits to our own lives.

Billionaire Charlie Munger's View on Habits
Habit Changing Done Right - Habit Mastery
3 Lectures 12:41

Cue -> Routine -> Reward. This is the Habit Loop. If we have the ability to understand every part of this formula we are able to gain catch our subconscious actions and take control of them consciously by recognizing in what part of the habit loop we are currently in. Having the ability to catch your actions and understand in what part you're in is an essential skill in building new & powerful habits and destroying bad habits.

The Habit Loop - What it is & How it impacts you

This is one of the biggest mistakes people make when trying to build new habits. They try to go too fast too soon and don't give their brain the ability to adapt to their new habits, environments and thought processes. Understanding how your brain evolves and adapts is a crucial part of understanding how to build newer & better habits.

Micro Changes - How to Make Small Changes Have a Big Impact

Understand what triggers certain habits and neural pathways is the key to unlocking the potential of your habits. Understanding what events, situations, noises, words trigger certain reactions in your brain is critical. Once you understand this and how to consciously take control over how you react to these psychological triggers is insanely important if you want to be able to build habits of greatness.

Changing Your Triggers - Taking Conscious Control of Your Mind
Persistence & Life-Change - How To Keep Habits
2 Lectures 07:52

The Habit Loop, Pain and Pleasure & Micro Changes Are the 3 building blocks you need to understand in order to have a solid foundation to build your life on. Understanding every single one of these buildings blocks will give you a tremendous advantage in every endeavor you want to go on in your life. From competitive athlete to business owner. Understanding these 3 building blocks gives you the ability to understand the psychology of other human beings and most importantly how you can build new habits.

The Building Blocks - How To Make a Habit Stick

There is nothing more powerful than reward & pleasure when it comes to directing the human brain. The brain is made to survive not to thrive and the only way to do this is through emphasizing the pleasure and reward you will gain from doing a certain activity or building a certain habit.

The Power of Your Why - The Ultimate Driving Force in our Brains
Course Conclusion - Where to Go Next
2 Lectures 04:58

There is no change without a change in routine. If you fail to implement these new concepts and ideas I've shared with you in this course, you're building a habit of not taking action. A decision strengthens or creates a new habit. Not taking action on information and knowledge is a habit just as much as taking action is.

Execution As A Way of Life

In this lecture, I share how you can take your life to the next level by taking another course that teaches you how to survive & thrive in this information age. The Million Dollar Brain is built around the things I wish I knew when first starting out. From Psychology to Being Able to Read 1 Book a Day in 15mins to Memorization techniques, it covers every single important concept when it comes to taking in new information, absorbing it, implementing it & taking your life to the next level. https://themilliondollarbrain.com

The Next Level - Forming Habits That Create Impact
About the Instructor
Nick Kenens
4.3 Average rating
27 Reviews
1,444 Students
1 Course
Book Addict, Life Hacker & Top Performance Obsession

From being the weird kid in school who was reading books during the breaks to becoming a Software Engineer in 8 months to becoming an Entrepreneur, building businesses, launching his own events and working with clients.

The journey Nick has gone through as an individual has not been by pure determination and grit, it has come from learning & absorbing the knowledge of books and mentors that have lived their lives before him and were willing to share their insights/failures.

He's not a big believer in formal education but he is a huge believer in self-education. Almost 80% of millionaires are self-made, and we're guessing it's not by following the pre-decided path of formal education.

After first falling in love with learning, he was completely indulged in topics like meta-learning & metacognition, actually understanding how the brain interprets & stores new information was absolutely mind blowing to him.

Check out Million Dollar Academy to learn the skills you should've learned a long time ago!