Welcome to the School for Good Living! We are glad you are here. In this course you will learn how to make the most of your time - from creating your profile, connecting with other participants, participating in the discussion forums, engaging the courses, and administrative things like changing your password or updating your payment information.
Course #2 is about EMOTIONS – in this course we’ll discuss what it means to live in “beautiful states” easily and often, with an understanding and mastery of your emotions. All human behavior is driven by the desire to seek pleasure or avoid pain. In this Course you will gain an appreciation of the tremendous power emotion pays in our lives. You’ll be exposed to way to use emotions intelligently and effectively to help you achieve your desired outcomes as easily and enjoyably as possible with the least amount of stress or willpower. A core tenet is acknowledging that you are completely responsible for your emotions and experience of life, and how to create - or at least move closer to - the emotions you prefer upon demand.
Course #8 is about RESPONSIBILITY – in this course we’ll discuss what it means to live as though you are completely responsible for your emotions, experience of life and the outcomes you produce. It requires a conscious choice and courage to take total responsibility for your emotions and experience of life, and for all of your life’s outcomes. When you find yourself complaining, believing you “have to” do something, or that you have no choice, it is likely that you have not taken responsibility for some aspect of your life. The only things you have complete control over are your thoughts, words, and actions. We’ll also review the mechanics of taking responsibility: making decisions or commitments and behaving congruently with them. Ultimately, you’ll experience responsibility as freedom.
Course #10 is about Action – in this course we’ll discuss what it means to live with a bias toward action, fully engaged in life. Your access to impacting life is conscious action. Acting in order to feel (or avoid feeling) certain emotions - when done unconsciously - is a form of slavery. You can live your life as a spectator or as a participant. Certain types of speaking can be powerful forms of action. We’ll review tools and techniques that will help you make better decisions and overcome procrastination. We'll review a daily practice to help you realize your most important outcomes and commitments. There is great insight in the statement: "Thought without action is a daydream - action without thought is a nightmare."
Course #11 is about ENERGY – in this course we’ll discuss what it means to live with habits and routines that optimize your energy, contribute to your well-being and lead to the realization of your desired outcomes. Your energy is your most precious resource, even more precious than time. We’ll explore ways to optimize your energy by being more efficient, effective, and expansive. You’ll gain an appreciation of the power of habits and routines, and identify unproductive and undesirable behaviors, understand their impact on your life, and create strategies to minimize them. We’ll reflect on the power of disciplined consistency in creating extraordinary results and what tools might be helpful in cultivating that discipline. One way to expand your energy capacity by living a healthier life.
Course #14 is about PERSPECTIVE – in this course we’ll discuss what it means to live with an awareness and appreciation of “the big picture” – the vastness of the universe, your tininess within it and the brevity of your life. Perspective is everything when you are experiencing the challenges of life. When you understand something in a new way, your experience of life changes. We have a different experience simply by changing our understanding of ourselves or of a given situation. The terms "success" and "failure" are labels or descriptions we put on ourselves or others, they are not facts. The only definition of success that really matters is yours. Money necessitates a unique set of empowering perspectives. Ralph Waldo Emerson stated, “Money often costs too much.”
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