This course will help you overcome the bad habits that impede progress and opportunities in your life--habits you are probably not even aware of. You will learn how to replace them with habits of success. This self-paced course requires no textbook or instructor.
Why do some people succeed, and others simply tread water? Why do most of us struggle and not realize our goals and dreams? Why do we find our lives seemingly undermined as we pursue careers, family life, friendships, fitness goals, and other worthy aspirations? As Pogo said, We have met the enemy and he is us.
This is a course of study that will change your life.
Approximate study time: 12 hours
You will learn how to avoid the 11 Habits of Highly Defective People. Any one of these habits can undo all of your best efforts.
Here are some of the Eleven Habits we'll show you how to overcome:
Failing to plan
Failing to prioritize
Failing to focus
...plus half a dozen more.
Ten reasons to buy this course and know this material:
10. Most people are their own worst enemy--you want to stop fighting yourself.
9. Bad habits and bad choices create stress.
8. Having this knowledge allows you to focus what you really want to
do--and have the more resources to do it.
7. This course is a lot quicker than sitting through a semester of
6. This course focuses on what you really need to know, in a way you
5. Self-defeating habits cheat you out of the life you deserve. Good
habits enrich your life.
4. This knowledge helps you make the right decisions.
3. Doing things in the way that's right for you saves time and
2. By taking this course, you gain insight into specifics of being a
more effective person.
and the number one reason to buy this course and learn
1. You owe it to yourself to know this
information. Why limit yourself to a continuous cycle of screw-up and recovery,
when this knowledge can put you in charge?
This looks really interesting but I can't figure out what you are sending or how you are sending it.
These are downloadable files. In other words, you get download instructions as soon as the buying part is done and you get the files right away.
What is it that I'm going to get and how? Is it a file that I’ll download? Is it mailed?
As soon as your purchase is complete, you will receive download instructions both on screen and via e-mail. You download self-extracting zip file that contains the course material. Depending on the course, the individual files will be in the rich text format or in the e-book format. Most materials are in the easier-to-handle rich text format.
Are we talking about a lot of pages for me to read?
Here's something that pleasantly surprises most people about these.
If you look at a typical $99 professional book, most of it is filler. These courses don't have the filler. Ditto for $995 seminars covering the same information. Our courses get right to the meat, saving you the effort of wading through pages of nonsense. We don't mass up the high overhead of generating the filler, and we pass the savings on to our customers.
Do your courses on project management prepare me for the various certification routes of the Project Management Institute?
No. The material does not focus on exam preparation. It focuses on improving your real-world skills. However, what you learn will not impede certification.
Are you one of the approved (by PMI) course providers?
No. We are not affiliated with the Project Management Institute, although we may consider going that direction. Our goal is not to make you spend a lot
of money learning how to answer test questions. Our goal is to teach you how to do your job better.
How long does each of your courses take?
It depends on the student. These courses are essentially white papers with exercises to help you relate the information to what you are doing now. You can read the material in each course in under an hour. But, how long it takes to digest it and apply it is up to you.
Do I have to buy books in addition to your course material? Will those books have to be bought from you?
To both questions, no. You don't have to buy anything else. Each course stands on its own.
What if your course material is not clear? Are your course writers available for clarification? Since it is not possible to read all material at one shot, and collect all questions at the same time, will the course writers be available as needed or on a one time basis?
a. It will be clear.
c. Your success is important. If you have a question that is germane to the material, and not a probe for free consulting services, we will help you understand the material. We have kept the prices low, because not everyone can afford $995 for a two-day seminar that amounts to little more than a book promo. This is not a book promo.
What if I have other questions?
We'll answer to whatever extent is reasonable. It may be possible that you will ask questions that require developing a new course--some aspect of successful project management we didn't cover and that is not part of the normal project management training regimen. In that case, you would get the new course for free.
Do you have other courses?
Yes, and we are developing more. You can always write to us with specific needs, and we will adjust our product development accordingly. Also, it's a good idea to check Mindconnection on a regular basis, just to see what is new.
Who writes these courses?
That depends on the subject. For example, Dr. Jay Prince wrote the behavior courses based on his experience as a licensed therapist.
All of the courses are well-researched and devoid of pseudoscience. Most are written by a subject matter expert. All are reviewed by a professional editor for clarity and succinctness.
Do your courses qualify for employer reimbursement?
Possibly not, because they are not accredited. Then again, our cost is very low. So, you must ask yourself if that small amount is worth investing into the skills you need to keep yourself employed and employable.
The goal here is not to pile up paper credits. The goal is to get the information you would ordinarily get only from a lifetime of working in project management--if even then. We save you "classroom time" in the "school of hard knocks." You will recover your investment (and then some), simply because you will be that much better at what you do.
How much time can I reasonably expect to save, once I use the principles in your time management course?
That depends on how you presently approach your work. The typical student can expect to increase productivity by 50%. If you look at the way most people do their work, and then work your way through the course, you'll see why this is so. The author of that course works three full-time jobs and is Chair for one non-profit and acting Chair for another. Yet, he manages to excel in all of these roles while still maintaining outstanding health and enjoyment of life.
In classical martial arts training, the student learns you have two enemies: the one without, and the one within. The enemy you must first conquer is the enemy within. It is on this premise that we discuss the eleven habits of highly defective people.
While the title of this course smacks of humor, it reminds us that we are the sum of our habits. Good habits dont always make for a good lifenot
all things are within your control.
However, bad habits can make quite a mess out of what would otherwise be a good life. Bad habits turn good luck into bad, opportunities into calamities, and progress into spiraling decay.
This course isnt meant to give you an all-inclusive list. No list of such habits can ever be complete, because humans can always find a way to fail.
However, humans can also find ways to succeed, to create, to love. If you have the discipline and determination to overcome these particular habits, your mindset will be such that you wont engage in the self-defeating behaviors that shoot so many of us in the foot.
You will have conquered the enemy within. If what you are doing isn't working, you need to do something else! We'll show you what that something else is, and you will soon be
on your way to getting what you want out of your job, your relationships, and the various endeavors that make up your life.
This course made me really stop and think. I actually got more out of this course than I did out of the Covey 7 Habits book. I would have given this five stars, except the practice exercises are sometimes too hard and don't give as much guidance as it seems they should.
The missing pieces, 1.30.2010
Reviewer: Jenni Borgner (Redmond, WA)
All the self-help books tell you what to, but they don't look at what people actually do and try to get you from there to the right place. It's like a jigsaw puzzle with half the pieces missing. This course gave me those pieces. The concept is kinda quirky, but I get it. Look at what people do wrong, their bad habits, and see what to do instead. This way, you don't have to try to be perfect and then feel like a failure. You're always doing better than where you started.
Entertaining and useful, 11.11.2009
Reviewer: Mitch Galtrow (Oakland, CA)
Some of the material wasn't new to me, and I had only 6 of these habits. But it did make me think about some changes that would be good to make.
It's helping me already, 5.22.2009
Reviewer: Joseph Butler (Lincoln, NE)
This course helped me see a couple of bad habits of mine that have been holding me back all of my life. It helped me understand how to go about correcting those, and already my boss has completely changed his attitude toward me.
I think out of the 11 habits in this course, two were really bad on my part and five others are just areas needing improvement. Just nailing the one, however, has been a game-changer. This course has already paid for itself 10 times over.
Real insight. Amazing.