Personal Coaching

How to Change Any Behavior: A Definitive Guide

by Scott Jeffrey

Imagine your life without impulse control issues:

  • You get everything done when you decide.
  • The word “procrastination” doesn’t exist.
  • You stay focused on tasks without getting distracted.
  • Temptations and addictions to food, TV, media, alcohol, sugar, shopping, and other drugs disappear.

It’s fair to say that humans would evolve and develop in ways beyond our imagination.

But why does it seem so difficult to change behaviors, create good habits, and stop bad ones?

I know of one executive behavioral coach who Fortune 500 CEOs pay over $100k to change their behavior.

Can you imagine? They only focus on only ONE behavior—and their work together takes over a year!

Crazy, right?

So what’s going on here?

This definitive guide reveals the findings on the science of impulse control and outlines specific strategies you can use to change your behaviors for the better.

Let’s dive in…

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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 Work (and Anything Else)

by Scott Jeffrey

You know that indescribable feeling in peak performance, at performing at your best?

The volume on the world turns down.

Internal resistance falls away, and with it, your sense of self.

Fully absorbed in the task at hand, you access more of your innate potential.

We can pursue peak performance in whatever field interests us:

Sports, business, music, arts, negotiation, selling, mathematics, philosophy, writing, to name a few.

But consistent peak performance often eludes 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.


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.


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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Core Values List: Over 200 Personal Values to Discover What’s Most Important to You

by Scott Jeffrey

What’s most important to you? Your core values determine how you answer this question. Our core values highlight what we stand for. Core values guide our behaviors, decisions, and action.

When you know what you value, you can live in accord with those values. This leads to greater fulfillment. When you don’t know your values, you violate them every day. This creates internal tension. And this tension triggers destructive habits and regressive behavior.

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A Complete Guide to Changing Your Fixed Mindset into a Growth Mindset

by Scott Jeffrey

OVERVIEW: This comprehensive guide explores the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset, offering actionable strategies to cultivate a growth mindset critical for long-term success.


Do you often try new things and push yourself into uncharted territory in your development?

Or do you tend to stick with what you know?

Your answer to these questions reveals your mindset.

Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck was curious why some people in life thrive while others flounder.

She studied the underpinnings of success and achievement for over four decades.

Her major contribution is the distinction between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset.

Let’s explore what these mindsets really mean, why they are important, how to determine which one you have, and how to change our mindsets.

(And if you’re already familiar with mindsets, read on. Dweck has updated her work with a distinction you’ll want to know.)

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