The Legacee Academy

Be  All 
           You  Can  Be


"I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.” — Abraham Lincoln

Learn Self-Improvement Techniques

He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still. — Lao Tzu

At some point, we need to step out on a new path and take a hard look at ourselves, be proud of our strengths and pivot and focus on vulnerabilities. Self-mastery is about fixing weaknesses. This cannot be done by just reading textbooks or going to university classes to get a good grade. By technique, we mean it is something you can learn and practice to evolve into a skill.

The Untrained Mind Misfires

 "My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure." 
— Abraham Lincoln

The untrained mind is like a  powerful eight cylinder engine. Six cylinders are unused. And the two the are frequently misfire.  If that weren't bad enough. the driver typically has one foot on the gas, and one on the brake — at the same time. So it's hard to get anywhere. It's so bad that if you pointed out that someones acting defensively, they would get defensive; and wouldn't know what you are talking about. ​All of these problems have a root cause -- problems somewhere in the Ego or Unconscious.

Self-Improvement Principle 1: Develop The Immature Ego

"Be All The You Can Be" -- Advertising Slogan, U.S. Army

It's clear, the vast majority of people in life have forgotten these basic words, words said by Pythagoras, Plutarch, Socrates, and Thales. Also the words found at the entrance of the most famous of the ancient Greek temples:The Temple of Apollo at Delphi.Know thyself — the words found at the entrance of the most famous of the ancient Greek temples: The Temple of Apollo at Delphi. Also attributed to Pythagoras, Plutarch, Socrates, and Thales.

You can have a Ph.D. and still have an immature Ego. Symptoms include:

  • Lack of impulse control
  • Procrastination on the important things
  • Not doing what you should do
  • Uncontrolled negative emotions 
  • Flaring defense mechanisms, and
  • Delusions, so many delusions.

And of course, arrested development (no, not the TV show)

  • I remember a few years ago doing a training program for a three partners who grow their business from the original three to 133. When it started, one person did the accounting, one did the engineering and the other did the accounting. Twenty-five years later is was still this way. The President was still functioning as an engineer, the CFO was thinking like a bookkeeper and the Director of Manufacturing was still most at home running a CNC machine.

Image"When I was a young boy I saw something beautiful near the farms' tool shed. Asking my mom what it was, she said. "That's a spider web." How beautiful it was glistening in the sun. Then I saw something a fly; stuck, struggling, trapped -- it could not escape."   That fly reminded me of me. Years later I understood — my Ego was like that fly — tapped in web of false and limiting beliefs. -- M. Johannsen

Self-Improvement Principle 2: Purify The Unconscious

ImageYou can't change what you don't know you don't know. This painting is titled "Unconscious To Danger."

As Freud and Jung and many other psychologists have pointed out, each of us have to deal with unconscious motivation — forces we typically lack unawareness of. 

Sometimes these complexes run bad habits and function independently of conscious control. For example, many smokers find the decision to buy cigarettes made without really thinking about it. The same phenomenon applies to drinking, overeating and other habituated behaviors.Sometimes life installs bad "programs" in the unconscious. For example, a mother screams at a child in a moment of anger, “You will never amount to anything!” and installs insecurity.

What To Do

The good news? Repressed negative experiences can be found with insight if one uses: Dreams Interpretation. Different cultures have different integrations for a dreams. But one common theme in psychology is that dreams are messages from the unconscious.

Insight Meditation Meditation has many uses. One of them? To increase conscious access to the unconscious.

Most of the time, people connect with this individual to fix something going wrong in business. What begins as a business problem morphs into self-mastery issues. Questions? Drop us a line at:

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I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.” -- Vincent van Gogh

The mind is not as unified as one might think. There are boundaries between its different parts. It's like there are two shores separated by water. On one shore there is the Ego, on the other shore there is the Unconscious. And for most people, there is no bridge between the two. To bridge the two, you have to set-up linkages.

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“Greatness comes from doing many small things well. Individually, they are not very dramatic transactions. Together though, they add up.” — Edward S. Finkelstein

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Self-Paced Course (Level I Learning)

Range from $20 to $50 

Full Class (Level 1 Learning)

Range From $475 to $1950

Dual Track Coaching (Level 2 Learning)

Range From $995 to $1995

In self-paced courses, you completely access all materials at course start. 

You do assignments and exercises at your own pace within a 30-day window. Assignments and exercises are not graded.

The Full Class format assumes an instructor led class with students. You receive feedback on your work and interact with others. Each module is open for two-weeks — one week to read, one week to apply.

Dual Track Coaching is mentoring and coaching with you in mind. You are expected to read the articles, view the videos and recall what’s important. And you are expected to apply and practice what you learn. Plus you interact with your Master Instructor weekly for the 30-days the course is open. 

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Instructor Bio and Video

Murray Johannsen is founder and President of Legacee and The Legacee Academy where he heads-up the focus on high demand skill-sets not taught well (or at all) by most b-schools. These include the major competencies of: the skill of building skills, digital marketing, and transformational leadership. Murray also keeps one foot in the academia by serving as an adjunct professor at UCLA and other universities. Finally, he continues to research and publish on major developments in the future of work and 21st Century skills. He has a MBA from the University of Iowa and a M.A. in Psychology from Harvard University.

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The process is pretty easy. Similar to the buying any product by credit card for the first time. 

Full Classes (Level I Learning) open up one-week early. You can still register and enroll through the first week of the class. 

Short Courses (Level II Learning) start whenever you and your Master Instructor want to. 


Orientation eMails. After payment is accepted, you will receive a series of emails. 

Moodle Orientation. You an request an orientation to get you our learning management system Moodle if you have never taken any on-line learning.

Taking the Class

Self-paced are open for 30-days. We will do our best to answer questions you have via email and send weekly email reminders

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