Personal Coaching

10 Popular Ways We Hijack Our Happiness

by Scott Jeffrey

Here’s a crazy question: What if everything we ultimately needed to experience joy was in us right now?

And what if all we needed to do was get out of our own way?

Here are ten common ways most of us suppress joy and limit our potential in the present moment:

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Why You Should Stop Trying to Be Productive

by Scott Jeffrey

Why do you want to be more productive?

This is a big question we often never ask. And how you answer it will determine how likely you are to make better use of your time.

If your answer is just to be able to “get more done,” you have a problem.

Let me explain…

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6 Formidable Obstacles to Personal Mastery and How to Transcend Them

by Scott Jeffrey

In Awakening the Mind, author Anna Wise defines “mastery” as:

“Being in the state you want to be in, when you want to be there, knowing what to do with that state, and being able to accomplish it.”

In a state of personal mastery, your mind is calm, quiet, and alert.

You are free of distraction, rumination, or any other disempowering tendencies of the mind.

In this state, the inner critic doesn’t attack your ideas before they’re formed or judge you or your performance. You access your higher potential naturally—without conscious effort.

Imagine what you can do in that state. That’s the power of personal mastery.

You have experienced this state before. But how often? For most of us, this state of personal mastery is rare. However, I see mastery as our natural state.

If that’s true, why does it often seem so challenging to access?

There are six primary culprits …

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10 Best Personal Development Books for High Achievers Who Want to Realize Meaningful Growth

by Scott Jeffrey

I hated reading in high school. I did everything I could to avoid it. In truth, the only book I recall reading in its entirety was The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway.

Something about that book captivated me. It didn’t have many pages. That was certainly a major factor in my completion of it.

But something in me shifted during college when I studied abroad in London.

I still remember roaming aimlessly through Charing Cross Road near the Leicester Square metro station. It was 1995, and bookstores, used and new, were still popular.

I can recall where I was when I read Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha, W. Somerset Maugham’s The Razor’s Edge, Paulo Coehlo’s The Alchemist, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, and Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

I’m certain I can’t fully appreciate how these books shaped my mind, but I do know that upon returning from Europe I was a different person.

Before, I loathed reading. Now, I spent most of my available time in the University of Michigan libraries and local Borders bookstore (their flagship headquarters).

Each book turned new lights on in my now inquisitive mind. Each new section of the bookstore I explored opened up a new dimension to reality for me.

I couldn’t get enough books. Self-help, fiction, Eastern thought, psychology, philosophy, popular science, mysticism … it was all thrilling.

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The Ultimate Guide to Achieving Epic Peak Performance in Business and Anything Else

by Scott Jeffrey

Overview: This in-depth guide to peak performance explains the science of performance and provides proven methods for accessing your higher potential in business and any other activity.

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There’s an indescribable joy in optimal performance, at performing at one’s best.

The ultimate rewards of peak performance are found in breaking through to a higher level of development in oneself.

These breakthroughs bring a sense of freedom. Internal resistance falls away, and often, our sense of self with it. Absorbed in the task at hand, we access more of our innate potential.

We can pursue peak performance in whatever field interests us: sports, business, music, arts, negotiation, selling, mathematics, philosophy, writing, just to name a few.

But consistent peak performance eludes most of us. Peaking is the exception, not the rule.

In this guide, we will explore the science of peak performance to discover ways to access this state with greater consistency.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Cultivating Self-Awareness: A Foundational Skill for Emotional Intelligence

by Scott Jeffrey

This guide provides over a dozen self awareness activities and exercises to increase emotional intelligence and strengthen your self-leadership abilities.

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In Ancient Greece, at the front courtyard at Delphi, the former shrine to the oracle Pythia, there was an inscription:

γνῶθι σεαυτόν

It translates to “know thyself,” a famous aphorism often attributed to Socrates or Plato.

What does it mean to know oneself?

At first glance, we might discount this phrase as rhetoric. Sure, I know myself, you might lament. I know who I am. On closer examination, however, we can’t be so certain.

Do we know why we behave the way we do? What drives our decisions? How do we really feel about ourselves and the people in our lives? How do we really feel about ourselves and the people in our lives?

As Ralph Ellison said, “When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.”

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Unleash a Storehouse of Vital Energy With This Single Lifestyle Tweak (Only for the Brave and the Curious)

by Scott Jeffrey

“I can’t stop eating,” says comedian Jim Gaffigan.

“I haven’t been hungry in like 12 years.

“Did you ever see medication that says ‘Don’t take on an empty stomach’?

“Never a concern of mine.”

Gaffigan isn’t alone. Overeating is a cultural phenomenon.

And I’m not just talking about the obesity epidemic in America.

I’m a relatively skinny person. I’ve always eaten moderately. And I’m conscious about the type and quality of the food I consume.

Yet like Gaffigan, I haven’t been hungry in over a decade. And up until recently, I never knew what it was like to actually feel my stomach empty.

And feeling my stomach has led to the realization that I habitually overeat.

The cost of this unconscious behavior is great. The rewards in physical and mental energy that come as a result of changing this behavior are even greater.

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How to Craft a Personal Development Plan That Inspires Lasting Results

by Scott Jeffrey

Overview: This guide provides a comprehensive 7-step process to create a customized personal development plan to help you actualize more of your true potential.

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I leaped into the personal development world with a copy of Tony Robbins’ Personal Power program. You know, the one from those late night infomercials?

I was 18, and this audio program made a measurable difference in my outlook and behavior.

From that moment onward, I was hooked by personal development. I jumped into whatever interested me.

I hopped from seminar to seminar, from book to book. Investing every possible moment I had, I covered a lot of ground in my first five years.

Reflecting almost 25 years on my personal growth journey, I now see I was missing several vital ingredients essential for long-term, healthy development.

In this guide, I will share with you lessons learned and provide a roadmap for crafting a simple yet powerful Personal Development Plan.

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