R.E.A.C.H. to Design Your Life

Learn How to Create a Foolproof Blueprint for the Life You Want
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Published 9/2013 English

Course Description

You’ve read all the books, attended all the seminars, and maybe even hired a coach but success, your dream life, still eludes you.

The good news – it’s not entirely your fault.

More good news – R.E.A.C.H. to Design Your Life teaches you what so many personal development courses, books, and even coaches fail to teach that is integral to attaining the life you want.

Taught by award winning author and President of Reach! Life Design, Inc., Kathy Hammond, M.A. reveals these missing components so you can create the life intended for you.

Based on behavioral science, the course’s 22 lectures and 16 exercises, along with three quizzes, completed at your own pace, will have you create your own foolproof blueprint to the life you want and deserve. You will receive potent and relevant strategies to overcome obstacles, alter perceptions, and learn how to set a course that is uniquely yours. This course is for people who are sick and tired of settling for just good enough and want all that life has to give.

But, it doesn’t stop there because you have more power and ability to achieve even greater goals than even you thought possible. This is what separates R.E.A.C.H. to Design Your Life from other self-improvement and goal setting programs.

If you’re serious about changing your life to have it reflect what you know is possible, this course is for you. You will learn:

- The missing components in life design that are keeping you from the life you want and deserve

- How to abandon past perceptions that are holding you back

- How to set your desires into motion and keep moving

- The power of Stop-Start-Continue

- How to recognize and be brave enough to pursue your real purpose

- How to apply behavioral science to identify the behaviors you need to adopt to achieve the life you want

- The power of R.E.A.C.H. principles in life design

- How to determine if you have been aiming at the wrong goals and how to recognize the right goals

What are the requirements?

  • The desire to be who you are intended to be
  • Pen, paper, and printer (for printing course exercises used to create your blueprint)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create your own foolproof blueprint for the life intended for you
  • 16 exercises that, once completed, will be the blueprint for the life you want, along with 3 quizzes to check your learning

Who is the target audience?

  • Students who want to learn what it takes to design their life to achieve what they want

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Section 1: Introduction and How to Navigate This Course

Lecture 1: About Your Instructor and How to Navigate the Course

Here is where you will learn about me, Kathy Hammond, M.A., your instructor and how to navigate this course so you can achieve whatever it is you want to achieve.

This is about one of the most important things ever - your life. And I take this seriously as should you. Please feel free to post questions and you may also contact me directly at info@reachlifedesign.com. I am here to help you realize an even bigger life than you have, perhaps, imagined because you have it in you to do just that.

Section 2: Why R.E.A.C.H. is Fundamental to Your Growth

Lecture 2: What is R.E.A.C.H.?

This is where we begin to learn about the R.E.A.C.H. method for achieving your dreams. R.E.A.C.H., while an acronym to guide you in going after your goals, is actually a mindset. In this lecture, we explore how early conditioning may have taught us to limit ourselves and, as a result, carry certain beliefs into adulthood that stymie future growth.


Lecture 3: R: What Drives Us Toward or Away From Our Goals

This lecture begins the explanation of the R.E.A.C.H. acronym with the letter "R". The first step toward achieving what you are capable of, and that one missing vital component that so many books and seminars do not address or don’t spend nearly enough time talking about, is knowing what you truly want and what excites you about living when you think about it actually coming to fruition.


Lecture 4: E: Reframing Past and Current Perceptions

I bet you are a different person today than you were 20 years ago. If so, why are you hanging onto what someone said to you 10, 20, maybe even 30 or more years ago as the truth of who you are today? This lecture, and "E" in the R.E.A.C.H. method, explores how many cling to others' beliefs of who they are, even when those beliefs are no longer valid, yet use that as their basis for deciding their life path. In this lecture you will learn how to identify past, outdated, and erroneous perceptions and clarify the person you are today and your ability to achieve what you want in your life.


Lecture 5: A: How Movement Creates Momentum

This lecture continues the explanation of the R.E.A.C.H. acronym with the letter "A" and discusses the science behind why we have difficulty taking those first steps toward our goals. This is the perfect lecture for understanding how biology, not lack of drive or willpower, may be keeping you from pursuing your goals and how this one step in the R.E.A.C.H. method can kick start your dreams.


Lecture 6: Coaches' Credo on Defeating Obstacles

What are goals without a few barriers to their success? That's a rhetorical question, of course, but the reality is, you are likely to hit a few bumps on the road to success. In this lecture, we continue with the explanation of the acronym of R.E.A.C.H., and we are at "C", a discussion on developing a plan to defeat obstacles before they begin. You may be surprised to learn that a lot of obstacles begin with you but this lecture offers a little trick used by coaches with their clients to halt behaviors or activities that can threaten your goals.


Lecture 7: H: Your Driving Force to Achieve What You Want

The final letter in the R.E.A.C.H. acronym, "H", is what drives you, has you seeking something more or different to fulfill your dreams. In this lecture, we discuss J.K. Rowlings, Brad Pitt, Jay Z, Oskar Schindler, and Oprah as examples of "H", along with Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and why it is necessary to clearly identify goals that inspire you if you are ever going to be fulfilled.

The exercise in this lecture is a real eye-opening experience!

Section 3: The Amygdala and Your Success

Lecture 8: About the Amygdala

Who would have guessed such a small thing in our brain could steer us away from AND help us spot opportunities to realize our goals?

This little almond-shaped area of our brain is somewhat of an enigma and in this lecture you will learn why but, more importantly, you will learn how to better manage this part of your brain, and your emotions, to achieve what you want.


You may download the quiz sheet here or you may skip ahead to the online quiz and then return to the lecture.

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This quiz will test your basic understanding of the amygdala.


Lecture 9: How the Amygdala Hijacks Your Brain

After learning the amygdala's size in Lecture 8, it is difficult to conceive how such a little thing can divert you from your life goals; but it can and does. This lecture looks at the ways the amygdala can overtake over your brain and also discusses the role and importance of emotional intelligence.


Lecture 10: What Happens to Goals in an Amygdala Hijack

In Lecture 9, you learned about hijacks. In this lecture you will learn what happens to your goals if you allow the hijack but, more importantly, you will learn what you can do to prevent a hijack from happening. We will also explore why you pursue some goals but not others, if you are susceptible to amygdala hijacks, and what it takes to really pursue your goals without worrying about diversions.


Lecture 11: Bandura on Human Behavior and Motivation

Work by American psychologist, Albert Bandura, provides the foundation in this lecture for you to identify the behaviors you need to acquire/exhibit to produce the outcome (goal) you wish to achieve. This lecture also discusses Bandura's research in support of self-regulation shaping your behavior as opposed to environmental factors, e.g., your parents, circumstances, etc.


Lecture 12: How R.E.A.C.H. Thwarts Hijacking and Increases Motivation

Thus far, in this section, you learned about the amygdala, what happens when the amygdala hijacks your brain and goals, and Bandura's theory on your expectations for personal success. We now look at how the R.E.A.C.H. method, letter-by-letter, is applied to reaching your goals and discuss R.E.A.C.H.'s step-by-step process to help you persist in reaching your goals.

Section 4: Point B Goals

Lecture 13: About Point B Goals (and why you must know what they are)

Even when we're moving forward, going after our goals, we like to think we know what we want, we know where we are going, and that we know our purpose. If that is true, why, after reaching a particular goal, do we find ourselves still unfulfilled?

This lecture has you dig deeper than you may have previously to uncover your real goals, your real heart's desire, your purpose, your Point B goals. Point B goals are different from other goals and in this lecture you will learn how to distinguish Point B goals from other goals so you can stay on track to fulfilling your purpose.


Lecture 14: Clarifying Point B goals (if you are ever to get what you want)

So, you think you know what you want, right? This lecture may actually have you realize that what you say and think you want may just be a stepping stone to your real heart's desire, your Point B goals. We discuss how to distinguish between stepping stone and Point B goals and applying the R.E.A.C.H. method to achieve even more than you thought possible.

Section 5: R.E.A.C.H. in Life Design (where the rubber meets the road)

Lecture 15: R: Goal Commitment

In earlier lectures, we learned the acronym of R.E.A.C.H. to gain a better understanding of our goals and capabilities for reaching our goals. In this lecture, we begin applying the R.E.A.C.H. method to the goals you identified in earlier lectures to determine your level of commitment to those goals.

PLEASE NOTE: The worksheet in this lecture is for Lectures 15-19 so you only have to download once for these lectures. They will also be available for download in other lectures.


Lecture 16: E: Perception Control

We continue on with the R.E.A.C.H. method with the letter "E". As discussed in Lecture 4, you may have been saddled with past perceptions about yourself that are no longer true as you developed certain competencies and achieved different milestones throughout your life. In this lecture, we do a thorough examination of your current competencies to provide you with an accurate picture of who you are today and the skills and behaviors you have developed over many years. However, to achieve certain goals, you may have to develop additional competencies and skills. The exercise in this lecture provides you with a framework for identifying the competencies and skills needed of the person who would achieve the goal(s) you desire. When developing needed competencies and skills, your perception of you will, once again, change.

PLEASE NOTE: The worksheet for this exercise is part of the worksheet you started using in Lecture 15. If you already downloaded the worksheet in Lecture 15, you will not need to download from here.


Lecture 17: A: Planning

If you are ever going realize your dreams, you must act. Unfortunately, we are sometimes stopped in our tracks because we don't know where to begin, especially when our dreams involve reaching. This lecture guides you through the process of plotting out the steps needed to achieve your dreams and has you identify current resources necessary in reaching your goal that you may not even be aware you possess. Thirdly, this lecture will have you identify what more you need to do to move you forward. This is your blueprint, your map for reaching your purpose.

PLEASE NOTE: The worksheet for this exercise is part of the worksheet you started using in Lecture 15. If you already downloaded the worksheet in Lecture 15, you will not need to download from here.


Lecture 18: C: Persistence

What do Howard Carter, Walt Disney, and Thomas Edison have in common? Well, I think you already know the answer to that question: Persistence. You, no doubt, also already know how many times it took Edison to invent the light bulb and, intellectually, you likely understand the lesson in this example but this lecture reaches beyond the mere reiteration of persistence's message to have you look at obstacles as learning opportunities. This means you have nothing to fear when going after what you want as you will learn how to look at obstacles in a whole new way.

PLEASE NOTE: The worksheet for this exercise is part of the worksheet you started using in Lecture 15. If you already downloaded the worksheet in Lecture 15, you will not need to download from here.


Lecture 19: H: Expecting More

This is my favorite part, the part where dreams enlarge and is the basis for R.E.A.C.H. This lecture asks you to examine your dreams, your goals to determine if you are reaching enough or if you are allowing past perceptions to limit what you truly want to achieve. But if you think dreaming bigger dreams is scary, then you will really want to listen to this lecture to learn how you can put your dreams into overdrive and with very little extra effort.

PLEASE NOTE: The worksheet for this exercise is part of the worksheet you started using in Lecture 15. If you already downloaded the worksheet in Lecture 15, you will not need to download from here.

R.E.A.C.H. for Your Ideal Life
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Section 6: What R.E.A.C.H. Could Have and Has Done

Lecture 20: What R.E.A.C.H. Could Have and Has Done

AdQuick was one of the first businesses I owned. It was during the building, operating, and selling my baby (hence, adoption) that elements of the R.E.A.C.H. method were first formulated. I learned much from this wild and wacky experience and would like to share with you so you may glean some powerful lessons but without all the wild and wacky I experienced. :)


Lecture 21: Going West - Again and Course Summary

In wrapping up this course, this lecture illustrates the application of the R.E.A.C.H. method in achieving goals. This is also a summary of the entire course.

Section 7: Course Summary Quiz
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Quiz Description
Section 8: Additional Reading/Resource
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It is said that in Nē all your dreams can come true. However, for many people in Sam's world, Nē is nothing more than a myth or fantasy. Any talk of going to Nē is usually met with anger, fear, ridicule, or skepticism. But when people leave Sam's world without a trace, Sam secretly hopes they have gone to Nē as it would prove Nē is, in fact, real. And if Nē is real, then he too may have a chance to abandon his struggle-filled life and achieve the dreams he left buried in his childhood.

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Instructor Biography

Kathy Hammond, M.A., Author, President of Reach! Life Design, Inc.

Award winning author, speaker, and President of Reach! Life Design, Inc.

Hi, I'm Kathy Hammond and I want to help you design the life you want.

I have spent more than two decades as a business development executive and coach (although, I am loathe to use that term as it means I am on the sidelines when I am also in the game) and have been a featured speaker in South Africa and the US on personal and professional development as well as authoring numerous publications on goal setting, motivation, and workforce development. My first book, The Road to Nē, an allegory on goal setting and attainment, was published last year and is the recipient of three awards. I hold a M.A. in Organizational Management, studied Human Performance Improvement through the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), studied business coaching at the International Federation of Professional Coaches and Speakers (South Africa), and am a certified Corporate Speaker (International Association of Corporate Speakers).

Throughout all of this, I discovered people are able to be and accomplish much more than they thought they could and can acquire the mindset and skills necessary to achieve any goal. And I mean, any goal. My purpose is to give you the tools and confidence to achieve a life that is beyond your imagination through the R.E.A.C.H. method, a no-holds-barred approach to unleashing your power.

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