The problem is, we can't break a habit unless we know what motivates it. Sure, through sheer will power we can force ourselves to (exercise, meet our writing quota, insert good habit here) or tie our proverbial hands behind our backs to keep us from (procrastinating, telling ourselves we suck, insert bad habit here).
But will power only lasts so long without a deeper understanding. That's where a class like Margie Lawson's Defeating Self-Defeating Behaviors can make the difference.
Margie Lawson is a counseling psychologist, so she knows all the tricks our heads like to play with us to avoid achieving our goals. She's a ton of fun as an instructor, but she also accepts no excuses. If you're really ready to change their work style, if you're frustrated with your inability to get things done, then I can't recommend a better class.
It's all done online through e-mails (which you can receive in a digest format to avoid deluging your inbox), so you don't need to "show up" at a certain time. You can fit it around your work schedule.
Here's a sample of topics covered in just one month:
- Address the three fears that paralyze writers
- Analyze your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats
- Eradicate Faulty Thinking
- Redirect resistance
- Boost the impact of your Right Brain/Left Brain
- Manage your moods
- Duct-tape your Inner Critic
- Consider the Stages of Change. Where are you? Why do you get stuck?
- Stimulate creativity
- Protect your priorities
- Dig Deep--Think Bigger. Your books. Your writing career. Your joy.
You can register now at Writer University. At $25, it's a bargain that could change your life.
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