Why this course?

A success system will help you move towards success and fulfillment more quickly and with more satisfaction.

This is the programme that will add value to all the other courses you take. Goals have their uses in the right context, however if you want to increase your chance of success and fulfilment on an ongoing basis you need a success system. This course will help you design one.

What are the principles behind the course?

To succeed on an ongoing basis we need to: be clear about where we want to go; use our time, energy and attention effectively, and; have a measurement system that helps us know where we are, and continually gives us ideas of how to move forward.

Much of what we've been taught doesn't work very well in today's environment. What works is to be clear about what we want to achieve in the key areas of our lives, to use our time, energy and attention effectively on a daily basis, and finally, have a feedback system that tracks our effort, our key KPI's and encourages accurate feedback and ideas for the future, from those people that are important to us.

Who is it for?

Anyone with a touch of ambition, courage, discipline and openness.

We've found that delegates with these characteristics always receive value from what we do. The programme is designed for all ages.

What's the format?

25+ videos, transcripts, questions, space to answer each question, group discussion for each question, and overall forum.

It's a very powerful learning format. Those that want to get the most value from the course, will answer all the questions - even if their answers aren't fully formed yet - interact and support and learn from other delegates.

How much time do I need to invest?

Learn at your own pace. We recommend 1-2 hours a day 5 days a week over a month, however some complete the whole course in 6 hours, some in 3 months, some in 6 months.

We all have different approaches to learning. It's possible to watch and read the videos and transcripts and complete the 39 exercises and post your answers in 6 hours. However we recommend taking 1-2 hours a day, 5 days a week over 4 weeks - this gives you a chance to fully reflect on your answers and post them the following day, this leads to a more powerful learning experience. For those that want to fully engage with the material and other participants, the course will be live for at least 6 months.

What's important?

Answer the questions, post your answer on the discussion boards and learn from and support other delegates.

Answering the questions and posting your ideas on the discussion boards will kick start your thinking, which will continue long after the programme has finished. As a result, you will be more aligned, and be using your time and energy more effectively to produce the results that are important to you.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1 - Programme Overview

    • Chapter 1 - Programme Overview

    • 1.1 Welcome. How to use our training platform.

    • Exercise 1.1 Type your name in the box and add a short introductory message.

    • 1.2 Introductions.

    • Exercise 1.2 Say a bit about yourself. What will make this course genuinely useful to you?

    • 1.3 Course Structure.

    • Exercise 1.3 Share one or two things you're already doing that will help you be successful.

    • 1.4 How to get the most value from the course.

    • Exercise 1.4 What are you going to commit to do to get value from this course?

  • 2

    Chapter 2 - Concepts and principles

    • Chapter 2 - Overview

    • 2.1 Your hero or heroine's journey.

    • Exercise 2.1 What is/are your metaphor(s) for life? Do they empower or dis-empower you?

    • 2.2 What we experience vs the story we tell ourselves about it.

    • Exercise 2.2 At this stage, what stories do you tell yourself that help you? That hinder you?

    • 2.3 What stops you from succeeding?

    • Exercise 2.3 What stops / stopped you from succeeding?

    • 2.4 What's under our control? What isn't?

    • Exercise 2.4 What do you think is under your control?

    • 2.5 When to speak? When to listen?

    • Exercise 2.5 When do you think it’s particularly important a) to speak? b)to listen?

    • 2.6 Luck. Can we increase how lucky we are?

    • Exercise 2.6 What can you do to increase how lucky you are?

    • 2.7 Emotional states and beliefs. What's useful?

    • Exercise 2.7 What are some useful emotional states you can access easily? What are are some useful beliefs that you already hold?

    • 2.8 Building resilience. Bouncing back stronger.

    • Exercise 2.8 What are you already doing to build and strengthen your resilience?

    • 2.9 What might be worth developing?

    • Exercise 2.9 What development areas might be worth investment?

  • 3

    Chapter 3 - Success Systems vs Goals

    • Chapter 3 - Overview

    • 3.1 Systems vs goals

    • Exercise 3.1 Share your experience and thoughts with setting goals.

  • 4

    Chapter 4 - Building Your Success System

    • Chapter 4 - Overview

    • 4.1 What’s your direction and purpose?

    • Exercise 4.1: Where are you headed? Come up with 3-6 areas. What’s the purpose of the top 2?

    • 4.2 Success Machine - (How you chose to use your time, energy and attention?)

    • Exercise 4.2: What do you already do to use your time, energy and attention fully?

    • 4.3 Success Machine - Vision and simple milestones

    • Exercise 4.3: What’s your vision? What will you see, hear, and feel when you've reached your top 2 directions?

    • 4.4 Success Machine - Focus areas and development areas.

    • Exercise 4.4: What are your key focus areas for each of your directions/visions?

    • 4.5 Success Machine - Decision making and setting priorities.

    • Exercise 4.5: What’s your approach to decision making? What are your 3 key priorities for the year, quarter, month, week and today?

    • 4.6 Success Machine - Effective time zones, use of time boxing.

    • Exercise 4.6: What time of the day are best for you to do a) difficult tasks b) creative tasks c) routine tasks d) regenerative activities? What are the key tasks you’re going to timebox?

    • 4.7 Success Machine - Establishing daily routines and habits.

    • Exercise 4.7: What useful daily routines do you now have? How might you build on these?

    • 4.8 Success Machine - Balancing stress and flow.

    • Exercise 4.8: What are you already doing that helps you enjoy a flow state? What might you do more of?

    • 4.9 Measurement - Introduction and awareness.

    • 4.9: What do you already do to measure your progress? What do you already do to seek ideas of how you can improve?

    • 4.10 Measurement - Daily and Period Questions.

    • 4.10: What question or questions might you ask in the morning? What questions might you ask in the evening?

    • 4.11 Measurement - KPIs and Milestones.

    • Exercise 4.11: What are the most important milestones and KPIs to achieve what’s important in your life?

    • 4.12 Measurement - Stakeholder feedback and feedforward.

    • Exercise 4.12: Who can you ask for feedback and feedforward? What are the areas that you will ask for ideas to improve?

  • 5

    Chapter 5 - Putting it together, reading and what's next

    • Chapter 5 - Overview

    • 5.1 Summary and implementation

    • Exercise 5:1 To build your success system, what will you do?

    • 5.2 Recommended reading

    • Exercise 5.2. Comment on these books or suggest your own.

    • 5.3 What’s next?

    • 5.4 Feedback and feedforward to help us improve the programme

Places are limited - so don't delay

There will be only 35 participants on this course each time it runs. This is the optimum number to allow plenty of discussion without being overwhelmed. Once the course is full, you can join the waiting list for the next one. We plan to run this course 4 times a year.