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Stop Making Excuses

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Class Introduction

Gary John Bishop

Stop Making Excuses

Gary John Bishop

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Lesson Info

1. Class Introduction

Lesson Info

Class Introduction

My name is Gary John Bishop. I'm a personal development expert and an author. I want to start today by telling you just a little bit about myself, and then I'm going to tell you what you're going to get out of participating in this course. If you'll notice, I've got a little bit of an accent. I'm originally from Scotland, but I've lived in the United States for twenty-something years. My field of expertise is in personal development. That is, What does it take to have a human being break through their already existing self constraints? And in this course, I'm going to lay out for you the ways in which you can cause real breakthroughs for yourself, and your self expression, and your effectiveness, and your ability to produce outstanding results in your life. But first off, let me tell you about the structure of this course. So, there's ten sessions. And in each of the sessions, I'm going to be giving you a little nugget of information that I want you to think about. I want you to really...

give some real thinking to. You see, that's not something we typically do. When I say, real thinking, as human beings, what we mostly do is compare what information is being given to something we already know. And that really is the trick of participating in this particular program, is you got to keep setting that apart, and you gotta keep listening to what I'm saying for what it is. So, if you're someone who has struggled with certain areas of your life, so if you've struggled with your finances, or if you've struggled with relationships, or if you've struggled with your body, and your health, and your wellbeing. If you've struggled with yourself, like self-confidence, or doubting yourself in those critical moments of life, when you really wanna step out there and make new things happen. Whatever your thing is, I promise you, you will find real value in this program. Now I also wanna tell you what this course is not. This course isn't about psychology. It's not about neuroscience. It's not about the behavioral sciences. In fact, our approach in this course is very much based on a philosophical point of view. In particular, ontology, and a little bit of existentialism in there, just to keep you on your toes. Now this last part is really about you, and the way that you participate in the course. You see, from my perspective, whenever I teach people something new, what's really important for the person who's observing, is to notice the way that you're interacting with it. So were there parts of it where you're being dismissive? Are there parts of it where you're being confused? Here's what you'll notice, those states for you, aren't new. Now I'm gonna make you a promise. If you stick with each of the lessons, if you follow it all the way through to the end, and I know for some of you that's a big deal, following something through to the end. Raise your hand if you're one of the world's great starters of things, but not so much a great finisher. Okay, put your hand down. Especially if you're in a coffee shop. People are watching you right now. So the point I'm making here is, that if you stay all the way through to the end with us, you will discover something new about yourself. You'll see something that you hadn't seen before. The seeing of which will open up new pathways for you to act and produce new results in your life. I'll see you in the next session.

Class Description

Are you tired of running into the same problems over and over again? People tend to find themselves in the same predicaments over and over, making the same excuses about why they’re not seeing positive changes in their lives. Gary John Bishop gives you the tools and advice you need to break this cycle and become a truly better version of yourself.

"Wake up to the miracle you are," he directs. "Here's what you've forgotten: You're a fu*king miracle of being."

It isn't other people that are standing in your way, it isn't even your circumstances that are blocking your ability to thrive, it's yourself. And only you have the ability to overcome these obstacles.

Gary’s tough-love approach is, BS-free, honest, no-nonsense, and will help you move past self-imposed limitations.

In this class, you will learn why:

  • You do what you do and why it doesn’t work
  • You constantly feel like you are stuck in a cycle
  • The same issues keep coming up and why you keep using the same excuses
  • You can’t stop yourself from ruining your life
  • You always sabotage yourself

Students in this class are challenged to level-up their lives with measurable and tangible actions.

By the end of this workshop, students will feel in more control of their conclusions, they’ll identify them and be able to adjust accordingly. It’s time to open up the ideas that you only dream about and start talking about making them reality.

With Gary’s strategic guidance, you’ll sort out the things that keep you from advancing in life and blaze a new trail to happiness and fulfillment. 

Gary John Bishop is the author of Unfu*k Yourself, Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life

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Merrily Bjerkestrand

Gary, thank you for sharing your insights and building our understanding by "connecting the dots" of life and living as human beings. Your message and words are powerful and thought-provoking. More importantly, life-changing for those who wish to get out of their box, over their barriers, and live an authentic and genuinely free life beyond the velvet rope. These lessons were paced well and I appreciated the flow of connected thoughts and reasoning. Your message and points are both simple and complex at the same time. They create knowledge and understanding but are only useful if applied and put into action. Just like most of philosophy! You did a great job of identifying steps needed for personal change without reducing the need for individual action. Your bonus message of keeping one's promises to oneself sealed the deal. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

a Creativelive Student

I loved this talk! Much to ponder about our conclusions driving our lives. Our choices. How we can end up on autopilot. And how we start out with so much possibility and by bringing in awareness to our patterns we can begin to open up to operating from possibility instead narrow minded repetition. The multi universe perspective! Love that! I would love a longer more in depth class with Gary. Would be great! Thank you!

Glenys Morgan

I love that Gary is straight to the point and didn't delve into who screwed us up before we reached mid-20's - each of us has a distinct personality and challenges to deal with in our present life. The shortest course on behaviour change but I got so much out of each short segment, read the transcript as well and spent time in self-analysis. Life is one long lesson and often difficult to work through. Staying stuck in a rut is far more difficult. Thanks Gary, excellent class. And thanks to Creative Live for all the amazing classes that expand my gray matter!