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Master The Mastery Practices


These are the mental methods allowing you to more quickly reach skill masteryEach is worth learning separately. Together, reduce time wasted and money lost in the practice phase of the skill building process. 

It has long been known that mental practice will enhance the ability to perform physically (Bray 1948). Mental rehearsal has long been used in sports psychology. This is the case for motor skills and is likely to be true with pure mental skills such as listening. In combination, they offer a valuable set of options to enhance skills in general. 

What Are the Mastery Practices?

The practices are: 

  • Reflection, 
  • Visualization, 
  • Meditation, 
  • Self-Talk. 
  • Mindfulness


Upcoming Learning Programs

    • 09-May-2022
    • 19-Jun-2022
    • A 6-module Online Program. Available as a 6-week Full Class With Instructor (Concentration: The Transformational Leadership)
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    "If you stop being better, you stop being good."  Oliver Cromwell, The Lord Protector of England

     

     

    There is nothing worse then finding out you can't advance due to factors you control.

    Those with the moral authority to lead, have virtues followers identify with.  More importantly, they Take Action to practice and install these in day-to-day activities that make up work and life. After all, it’s a poor sort of ethical system if you can't use it to guide daily decisions and actions.  

     It’s about making yourself better

    By taking this class you will learn:

    • How to reveal your flaws and search for the elusive fatal flaw
    • A powerful way to evolve yourself by defining your virtues
    • About installing a virtue and minimizing your vice


    Module 1: The Search For The Fatal Flaw

     “A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most.”   George Bernard Shaw

    Hieronymus Bosch The Seven Deadly Sins

    Hieronymus Bosch- The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things

    Module Description

    If each of us that the potential to do good and bad, we should understand the nature of the bad in hopes that we can prevent this from occurring. In other words, assuming free will (a big assumption), you will choose what path you travel down. Just as important, is your ability to recognize pathologies in others. In this case, we are going to focus on traits and behaviors, the kind of thing you can observe in yourself and see in others.

    In this module, you will do what very few people do — document your flaws. For example, if you ask the average person what their top ten weaknesses are, they would look confused, the offended before going into denial that they have any flaws at all. Or perhaps they will give you a fake one—the kind of thing that you would do if you were in an interview.

    The search for the fatal flaw is a characteristics that will cause you no end of grief if you do not take care of it.

    "Power Corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely." — Lord Acton. Said in 1887, these words still ring true today. But you should also understand that, money corrupts just as much as power.

    Learning Objectives

    Level I: Knowledge and Understanding

    • Identify the definitions of the seven deadly sins.
    •  Understand how Allport defined the different category of personality traits.
    •  Discover the Big Five personality traits

    Level II: Skill Development

    • Capture your "bad" personality traits..
    • Document your top sins and explain why these are a problem.
    • Document insights into emotions/states of mind that are considered to be weaknesses.

    Key Concepts

    • The Seven Deadly Sins
    • Negative emotions
    • Harmful states of mind
    • Personality Traits
    • Cardinal
    • Central
    • Secondary
    • The Fatal Flaw


    Module 2: Evolve Your self — Define Your Virtues

    "Virtues are not just about ethics, morals and character, they are the habits of great men and woman. But before you can develop them, you have to define them." — M. Johannsen


    Image from the ceiling from the Sistine Chapel. Painting by Michelangelo

    “The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.” Elizabeth Taylor

    Module Description

    Most people, that vast majority I belief, never ask themselves what they should be, what they should become by the time they check out of life. Sure, everyone focus on money and having lots of it, but very few focus on this issues of the character. Do you want be kind? Or is this unimportant. How about creative? Or resilient? or Optimistic? It seems strange that we would spend more time on our taxes in a year than we would what kind of person we should be. In this section, you will put together a profile for your "Ideal Self."

    Learning Objectives

    Level I: Knowledge and Understanding

    • Understand the nature of the ideal self.
    • Know the nature of moral virtues as defined by the Catholic Church
    • Know that there are competitive traits helpful in sports
    • Identify traits commonly associated with great leadership

    Level II: Skill Development

    • Define a set of future roles you would like to play on the stage of life.
    • Evaluate what set of virtues will help you to play your next to rooms.

    “Virtues are too difficult,” I told him, shaking my head. “Look how old you are and you’ve hardly made a dent in them. I’ll admit, you seem to have zeal nailed, as well as faith and temperance. Self control? I’ve got my doubts based on your recent actions. I’m not seeing the kindness, love or generosity, either. That humility thing seems to be pretty far beyond your reach, too. Really, really far. I’m sorry to tell you this, but from what I can see, the sin of pride is a major component of your character. Dude, you’re old. You should have these things pretty well ticked off your shopping list by now. I’m seriously disappointed. Seriously.”

    Debra Dunbar, A Demon Bound

    Module 4: Define Your Plan For Virtue Development Take Action

    "We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” — Aristotle

    “Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.” — Marcus Aurelius (Roman emperor, 121-180 AD. 



    Image taken by: Murray Johannsen

    “Where we stand in times of controversy is a measure of our character,” said the Rev.  Jesse Jackson, an Apple shareholder who attended the meeting. “Some leaders only follow opinion polls. Others stand up for their principles, refuse to compromise, and mold opinion. We have such a leader of Apple, Tim Cook.” Benner, (2016) Apple Shareholders Show Their Support for Tim Cook, New York Times, Feb 25..

    Module Description

    Once you know your starting point and your destination, you still have to get from here to there. And this frankly, is the hard part. It's easy to come up with the map, it's hard to walk down the path. For what you are striving to do is reduce your bad behaviors, flaws and sins and substitute a better set of behaviors which we call the virtues.

    Unfortunately, this is not like taking a class, which you will only due once. You will have to practice many times. And you will find that sometimes you take a step forward, you will take a step back and it seems like you are standing in place. Don't worry about it. 

    Learning Objectives

    Level I: Knowledge and Understanding

    • Understand the nature of procrastination
    • Understand why few have strong self-control and will-power to resist temptations
    • Discover how Ben Franklin was able to develop his virtues

    Level II: Skills Development

    • Practice using the same technique as Ben Franklin Technique to develop your virtues.
    • Develop a combination of techniques to mentally practice developing one virtue that is not being used.

    Other Skills To Develop

    • Reflection
    • Insight
    • Self-Control

    “Don't make another's pain the source of your own happiness.” Mark Frost, The Paladin Prophecy

    MODULE 5: TAKE ACTION PRACTICE FOR 3 WEEKS



    This is just like taking a regular on-line class at a university. The focus in on expertise, knowing and understanding. 

    Sign-up and then wait for more information. If a particular class doesn’t have enough members to be run, you can ask for your money back or choose another type of delivery option on this page. Start with others in the class.

    If a particular class doesn’t have enough members to be run, you get your money back or choose another type of delivery option on this page. This class runs on a cycle of one-module a week; which includes exercises and  application assignments.

    Bonus MODULE: YOU’RE GOOD AND YOU’RE BAD: THE PARADOX OF YOUR MIND

    "Everybody has good and bad forces working with them, against them, and within them.” ― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

    “The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men's apples and head their cabbages.” — Cyrano De Bergerac

    “Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.”  George Washington


    Antonio Canova (1757–1822) Justice. Image by: Fondazione Cariplo

    Module Description

    The Ego, as the primary part of the mind that deals with realty, also has some characteristics that prevent it from achieving happiness. This session looks at a number of these limitations.

    Freud was the first Western psychologist to point out the Ego was wrapped in a cocoon of largely unconscious mechanisms that protect—the way a blanket protects a baby. However, in adults, these Ego defense mechanisms filter and distort realty in ways that prevent the Ego from dealing with anxiety and dangerous truths. And so the Ego stays immature--often entering a state of arrested development.

    Learning Objectives

    Level I: Knowledge and Understanding

    • Understand the major flaws associated with human nature.
    • Know the common model used in Western psychology for the nature of of your mind.


    Level II: Skills Development

    • Develop the insight to discover your flaws and search for the Fatal Flaw
    • Document your flaws as they exist.
    • Develop the insight to know what will make you virtuous
    • Develop the self-discipline to be able to develop a virtue.

    Key Concepts

    • Morality and Ethics
    • The Ego and The Unconscious
    • Jung" Shadow
    • Karma
    • Postive
    • Negative
    • Self-deception and Cognitive bias
    • Ego (Neurotic) Ego Defense Mechanisms


    • 09-May-2022
    • 06-Jun-2022
    • Take on Online Self-Paced Course (For Expertise) OR as Dual Track Coaching (For Skills)
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    Anything really worth doing, is going to be difficult. 

    And since most everyone will face difficulties at some point of life, it is important to understand how resiliency works and how mental toughness can be enhanced.

    Learning Objectives

    • What resilience is — what it isn't
    • What it takes to increase your mental toughness
    • Why all great success rests on a foundation of resilience
    • The nature of control in achieving success — both internal locus and external.
    • How not to respond to adversity—the trap of learned helplessness.
    • Take assessments, perform exercises and do application assignments


    • 23-May-2022
    • 19-Jun-2022
    • 4-Modules Available as a Full Class or for Dual Track Coaching
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    "Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think." -- British Statesman, Benjamin Disraeli

    Preview What You Will Learn

    Our thoughts are a major reason we fail to get desired results. Yet, few individuals know how to improve the functioning of their most important asset -- their self-talk. They never learned the long known techniques from psychology and Buddhism that improve thought and individual performance.

    Your mind is like a garden. But rather than growing beautiful flowers, the winds of thought instead carry the seeds of weeds. Rather than seeing something beautiful, you have a tangled mess. But you can clear the weeds by using self-talk. 

    This class focuses on how to better use your self-talk to cultivate thought patterns that motivate better results.

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    You will want to come up with your focus of application. One text used is Napolean Hills, "Think and Grow Rich." OR you you can read sections of Norman Vincent Peal's "The Power of Positive Thinking." These are timeless classics — they keep getting reprinted since first coming out last century. Find out the reasons why millions continue to read them. 

    All of our programs come with a money back guarantee.



    "The greatest performance gap is not between understanding and ignorance. It's between knowing and doing." — M. Johannsen

    Option 1: Video Self-Paced Learning 

    You will receive 7 videos — two a week — 62 minutes of video total.

    • Preview of the Course (11 minutes)
    • The Importance of Self-Talk (6 minutes)
    • Self-Awareness (6 minutes)
    • Form of New Beliefs (6 minutes)
    • Empowering Beliefs (15 minutes)
    • Limiting Beliefs (5 minutes)
    • Decreasing Limiting Beliefs (13 minutes)

    All for $39.95

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    • START ANY TIME on Self-Paced, Short-Courses and Customized Coaching programs.

    Option 2: The Dual Track Coaching

    Want the Personal Touch? Want an expert to answer your questions? Need a learning program customized to you? Strive for Mastery in 30-days. Meet at the start (to plan), once a week during delivery, and at the end (for lessons learned).

    COACHING programs can be offered on a subscription or installment basis.

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    Module 1: How To Benefit From the Proper Use of Self-Talk

    Image by: Pilsmo: Skism

    Cognition is a complex topic. Technically, there there is an entire area of psychology called cognitive psychology dealing with it. But rather than look at all elements of cognition, we will focus only on what can be done to improve thinking.

    It's unfortunate that the right and proper way to use self-talk is not commonly known.

    It's like having a powerful engine in a high performance vehicle and then not putting any gas in the tank. This section starts with some basic methods that help linking in general.

    Knowledge and Understanding

    • Understand the nature and importance of self-talk.
    • Identify the downside of negative thinking and the upside of positive thinking.
    • Discover how to better monitor your self-talk.

    Module 2: Reducing the Impact of Negative Self-Talk

    "Those who have emotional problems engage in negative self-talk about 50 percent of the time." -- R. M. Schwartz


    Evelyn De Morgan: Hope in the Prison of Despair


    Pull The Weeds In the Garden of Your Mind. Periodically, all of us must engage in “weed pulling” to diminish the impact of negative thoughts and thinking. 

    Knowledge and Understanding

    • Identify the major limiting beliefs that keep you from being more successful
    • Recognize the different types of negative self-talk
    • Know how you can diminish the impact of limiting beliefs

    Skill Building Practice

    • Practice four methods designed to decrease negative self-talk.

    Module 3: Making Powerful Thoughts More Powerful

    Painting by Alexandre Antigna (1817–1878) Le Feu (The Fire)

    Painting by: Alexandre Antigna (1817–1878): Le Feu (The Fire)

    Cultivate the Flowers. Besides cleaning out the weeds in your mental garden, it’s important to nurture the flowers.

    These are the empowering beliefs and thoughts that we need to have positive expectations of the future. And to do that, we must understand and practice positive self-talk.

    This includes learning how to think positively and constructing helpful affirmations.

    Knowledge and Understanding

    • Discover a set of affirmations own that you can employ.
    • Find out which makes for a good phrase and what makes for bad one.
    • Discover a set of positive beliefs that form your core based on critical incidents that happened in your life. 

    Skill Building Practice

    • Develop your own affirmations
    • Know how to mentally strengthen a given affirmation while practicing them.
    Module 4: Cognitive Restructuring: Advanced Techniques

    This section is for the advanced tools—the techniques that help you to understand when your thinking and logic is not where it should be.

    This errors are subtle, though.

    These errors reside in every day thinking, the kind of words we use in normal conversation and rarely delve deep into really understanding if they are true or not. 

    Knowledge and Understanding

    • Expectations: The Pygmalion and the Galatea Effect
    • The Mystery of Setting Good Intentions
    • The major cognitive bias many fail to detect
    • Ego Defense Mechanisms: Which ones are likely to trip you up
    • What cures depression can cure cognitive bias: Key takeaways from cognitive-behavioral therapy
    • 23-May-2022
    • 13-Jun-2022
    • 4-Module Full Class
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    “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” -- Leo Tolstoy

    Taking This Program Allows You to:

    • Counter burnout by activating natural relaxation responses lying inactive within the mind & body.
    • Develop a set of skills leading to a state of mind for deep relaxation that counters stress.
    • Choose between delivery by individualized coaching or to larger groups online.

    Choose a Time • Talk With One of Our Advisors • Act Now

    What Are Some Symptoms of Stress?


    Symptoms vary a great deal. Typically, the signs are subtle. One sees things such as:

    Decreasing vitality and energy

    Feeling a Lack of control

    Repetition of behaviors that don't work

    Creativity being blocked

    Reduced conscientiousness,

    Increasing levels of mistakes and more mistakes

    Growing feelings of anxiety and even panic

    Disillusionment and alienation from work

    Eventually, you see:

    Acting out

    Extreme social isolation and unwillingness to engage

    Inability to concentrate

    Complaints of endless fatigue.
    The Inability to do basic job functions resulting in termination


    Access Learning Methods That Work

    "The greatest performance gap is not between understanding and ignorance. It's between knowing and doing." — M. Johannsen

    Inside the class there are a number of audios and videos providing samples of how one should practice. And there are exercises to go through and assignments to complete. The class also contains discussion forums and methods to get feedback from the instructor and class participants. The focus is on building skills and driving to mastery.

    This programs includes:

    • 7  videos (Legacee, Ted & YouTube)
    • 28 carefully chosen articles
    • 2 Psychology Podcasts
    • 4 Discussions
    • 7 Audio Instruction Guides
    • 8 Tools for feedback & reflection
    • 1 Self-Assessment
    • 5 types of exercise
    • 5 practice assignments

      Module 1: Using the Breath To Relax

      Image Source; National Cancer Institute. Anatomy of the respiratory system, showing the trachea and both lungs, diaphram, and their lobes and airways.

      Description:

      For many, there is a vague understanding that when anxious, one breathes faster and shallower. At extreme levels of stress, some start breathing “like a dog” and will even hyperventilate. However, the reverse is also true, breathing slowly and deeply relaxes the mind and the body. However, few people understand how to use the breath to relax. This module will show you how to use the deep breath technique to quickly relax IN NORMAL WORK SITUATIONS.

      Learning Objectives:

      • Discover the relationship between the breath and feeling anxious or feeling relaxed.
      • Experiment with slow breathing to control and reduce stress.
      • Practice using the deep breath technique to reduce anxiety.

      Application Assignment

      • Practice using 3 different variations of the Deep Breath Technique to reduce the impact of stressors in our life.

      Module 2: Progressive Relaxation: Getting the Stress Out Of Your Muscles

      Source: Welcome Trust. Muscles Man’, Pseudo-Galen, Anathomia

      Description:

      A state of burnout has other impacts on the body. One of the more common affects is that stress induces voluntary muscle contraction. Muscles so affected spasm (contract) and will not release. If the spasm continues or strengthens, it results in discomfort or pain. This technique focuses on how to scan the body and then reduce the amount of stress held. Progressive relaxation does not require stretching. Also, while Jacobson's original technique requires one to first contract a certain muscle group before relaxing it, the technique that we use simply has the mind focus on an area and relax those muscles.


      Learning Objectives:


      • Know how to focus your attention on different muscle groups

        Application Assignments

        • Learn how to relax the different voluntary muscles in the body.

          Module 3: Using Meditation To Calm Down, Lighten Up and Relax

          An example of a meditation object. This Mandala was made available as a post on Google+ by the Dalai Lama

          Description

          Stress is associated with a physiological mechanism known as the “fight, flight or freeze” response. Meditation is associated with the exact opposite mechanism, the relaxation response. So while stress results in anxiety and worry, meditation generates peace and serenity.

          Meditation has been used for thousands of years in the East, but it is relatively new to the West. Since it is relatively new, most people don’t understand its benefits. This module explains the primary benefits and how to practice meditation.

          Learning Objectives

          • Understand the physical and psychological benefits associated with the regular practice of meditation.
          • Discover the positive aspect of meditation on the mind and body.
          • Learn the access steps necessary to enter a meditative state.

          Application Assignments

          • Practice accessing the meditative state.
          • While meditating, choose between several different types of meditation objects.
          • Explore how to better use this special state of mind.
          Module 4: How Stress Affects the Mind-Body

          Image by: Uoaei1 Das Kreuz am Blassenstein bei Scheibbs (Niederösterreich), darunter dichter Nebel im Erlauf- und Donautal.

          Description

          Many people with rotten stress management techniques end up needing professional help. In some cases, this cry for help comes for the ravages of acute stress; in other cases, the health professional is seeing the impact of chronic stress associated with burnout.

          Chronic stress is a contributing factor to conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), ulcers, and atherosclerosis (closing of the arteries, typically around the heart.) While acute stress generates anxiety, worry and is associated nasty emotions such as anger.

          The module helps you understand the distress associated with stress.

          Learning Objectives

          • Discover the impact of acute and chronic stress on the body.
          • Know how stress impacts the normal functioning of the mind.
          • Know the relationship between stress, illness and immune suppression.
          • Understand how increasing stress levels impact work performance.

          Application Assignment

          • Produce a personal profile documenting your intellectual, emotional, behavioral, contextual and physiological stress symptoms.
          • 23-May-2022
          • 19-Jun-2022
          • A 4-Module On-Line Program. Available as a four-week Full Class with Instructor (Level I: Learning Expertise) OR as a eight-week Dual Track Full Class (Level II: Skill Learning)
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          You face a choice. You can do what the system wants or you can define a vision for yourself.” Murray Johannsen

          The mind is a image processor, using over 10 types of imagery. Yet, the educational system fails us; for it doesn't let us know about the untapped resourses waiting to be accessed.

          The program focuses on learning how to use mental imagery to construct a vision of the future and develop skills. It includes numerous practical techniques that when practiced and mastered result release the untapped resources lying latent within us all.

          STRIKE A MATCH – IGNITE YOUR IMAGINATION


          You learn about:

          Using imagery for a change

          Discover the ten types of images used by your mind our options to deploy imagery to make things happen —

          Reduce confusion and doubt by knowing how to construct compelling, well-defined goal imagery

          Practice and perfect process imagery to learn new skills faster.

          Level 1 Learning: Choose The Path of Knowledge and Understanding

          For those who want to know, to understand, to satisfy your curiosity. Of an online class with fellow students and an instructor

          Level 2 Learning: Build Skills With Coaching on the Dual Track

          Practice makes perfect. You have more time to hone and sharpen your technique. Plus, you get face time every week to get feedback and suggestions.


          Module 1: The Power of Symbols, Myths and Archetypes


          “When an idea is important, it will find its way into imagery.” — Joseph Campbell

          Your mind is a image processor. Yet, we have never been given a map to explore these assets lying dormant, untapped and unused. To get traction, one first needs to understand the lay of the land.

          Symbols have both a surface meaning and a hidden meaning. Some symbols, such as the archetypes are timeless — appearing across cultures and time. Many are dormant. Yet some have motivational force—strongly influencing your behavior — either positively or negatively.

          You learn how to defining a set of symbols. For example, you will explore the meaning of symbols such as The Magic Kingdom, the Treasure Hunt, and the Heroes Journey, the classic structure inherent in great movies and literature you see in a Harry Potter series, the Arabian Nights, the Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. 

          • The Best Times to Use Imagery. Some times work better than others -- find out what they are.
          • Ten Types of Imagery you can use
          • Accessing Receptive Imagery. How to allow more unconscious content to surface.

          Module 2: How To Construct Compelling Goal Imagery

          If the unconscious doesn't know what you want, it can't help you get there.


          Its long known for years that visualization is a key factor in harnessing resources factors lying untapped with the mind.

          There is nothing wrong with the way classic goal setting is taught in the b-schools. It communicates on paper what the destination is. BUT it: lacks motivational force, and doesn't engage your unconscious in making it happen. 

          But like all tools, one has to know how to use it. For there are different types of goal imagery. Some is receptive--useful in both insight and creativity. Some is is programmed--a category helpful in skill development.

          • Constructing Proper Goal Images. If the unconscious doesn't know what you want, it can't help you get there. 

          Module 3: How to Practice and Perfect Process Imagery

          "Only perfect practice makes perfect." -- Murray Johannsen

          Image by: SD Dirk: High Jump Triton Invitational 2011

          Mental practice is as powerful as physical practice in building skills. Despite its importance, few understand how to use the mind to build skills. This directly results in a tremendous loss of corporate training dollars and a a huge indirect in terms of skills never developed and never perfected. Learn how to use mental imagery to more quickly develop skills and enhance the usefullness of training programs you attend.

          University researchers in this area have long known that high performers in sports use a combination of real and mental practice.  Both produce better results than either used alone. These high performers know what the rest of us don’t -- how to use guided image as a tool of mental practice. STILL, most of us don't know who to use imagery to improve application skills

          To really make it  you need to know about:

          • The Theater of the Mind. This is one powerful visualization method to see what comes next and to get it right.
          • Editing Your Movie. BeThere are a number of techniques 
          • Practicing Dissociated and Associated. Such a simple technique but one that really gets the job done.
          • Shifting From Director to Actor.

          Module 4: Techniques for Constructing Your Vision:


          Image by: Martin Basmajians

          In this session we will explore the nature of symbols in life, myth and the dream. They are actually related. Myths serves on one model for understanding what occurs with the unconscious. These themes are repeated across the generations and are often made into hugely commercially successful moves.


          One of the most import mythic themes is the Heroes Journey. And in almost all of these journeys, there appears an advisor who is wiser, who seems to know what to do when a situation is encountered that causes confusion. You might say that during meditation, you are like a hero, journeying into the the unconscious.


          Now comes the fun part — creating, changing and finessing your imagery on the Heroes Journey.




        You Have Options

        Meditation

        The importance of meditation as a Mastery Practice cannot be overestimated. It is one of the best tools we know to be able to change the internal "software" running in the mind. It is relatively easy to learn -- most induction practices take around 30 minutes -- but people spend an entire lifetime mastering how to use this special state of mind.

        Reflection

        It's been the observation of many, that people don't learn anything – well not very much — from experience. Those who master reflection won't make the same mistake twice, and you can even learn from other people's mistakes. It serves as a tool for insight on what to do or change.

        Self-Talk

        If you ask the average person if they talk to themselves, they would probably respond with, "Are you nuts?" But here's the thing. Your self-talk serves as the basis for your mental programming. Your positive or negative sets the stage for how you going to act in the future and in the present. Controlling thought serves as the foundation for all great success.

        Visualization

        The great entrepreneurs, inventors, and artists will tell you that all great works start first in one's imagination. It's one of the major practical tools needed to master skills. If you can't visualize what you want, it's unlikely that you will get it. Mental imagery is a mental muscle waiting to be exercised.

        Mindfulness

        Mindfulness as a developmental process has been around for at least 2500 years. It has long been an integral part of Buddhist practices, practices that are now appearing more often in the West (Jayaram, 2008). In fact, Western psychology has taken a great deal of interest in mindfulness as a therapeutic intervention to deal with problems such as stress (Kabat-Zinn, 2007).

        References

        Bray, C. W. (1948). Psychology and Military Proficiency. Princeton University Press: Princeton, NJ.

        Kabat-Zinn, John (2007). Mindfulness Stress Reduction And Healing. Google Tech Lecture, March 8.

        Jayaram V, (2008). Right Mindfulness, Hindu Web Site

        About Your Instructor

        He Plays These Roles on the Stage of Business: 

        • Founder and Business Owner
        • Professor (Live and Online)
        • Corporate Trainer (Live and Online)
        • ExecutiveCoach
        • Career Coach for Students



        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: skill mastery, 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 write 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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        Taking on orientation program is optional, but highly recommended. We run three orientations:

        1. Orient Yourself to Moodle. Never taken on online class? We got you covered.

        2. Enhance Expertise. For the full classes, we focus on improving reading comprehension, focusing attention, and how to reduce the forgetting curve.

        3. Upgrade Skills. Few know how to practice. Fewer still know the mental practices that accelerate skill development.

        Learning


        Engage in one or more of our four, six, twelve or sixteen- week courses. 

        Proof of learning does not involve grades (unless needed for employer reimbursement). As evidence of successful completion you receive a certificate (for expertise) and badges (for coaching). 

        Develop artifacts elated to the work you do in a course. This can be shared on sites like Linkedin as part of your profile.  

        Finally, reflect on experience to develop lessons learned. 

        Why Learn The Mastery Practices?

        It Works. Mental rehearsal has long be a used in sports psychology. 

        It's The Only Way To Build Mental Skills. This is the case for motor skills and is likely to be true with pure mental skills such as listening.  

        It Reduces Practice Time. Mastery Practices take you from novice to mastery in less time — they function like catalysts.

        It Compliments Physical Practice. The brain does not distinguish between mental and physical practice. 

        Separately, these are useful. Together, they're down right powerful.

        Who Can Benefit




        Athletes

        You can't be world class unless you know — really know — how to use the mind to practice. It's as simple, and as complex, as that. 

        Students

        Most university degrees are way too much theory and not enough practice. Learning skills are better done with coaching outside the classroom.


        Coaches

        General coaching skills are valuable. They can be even more valuable if one knows how to use the mastery practices.

        Managers

        You have to learn what the competition (other managers) don't know to stand out. 

        Hi Potentials

        The best companies identify their high potentials. And one-way to get on that list is to keep learning. It makes you adaptable and more promotable.

        Executives

        Sure, in an 80-hour work week there is not much time available. But that doesn't mean one should give up on learning something new.

        Strive For Excellence


        Mastery Level 1: Developing Expertise


        Mastery Level 2: Developing Skills


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