Have you been promised success if you follow a few quick and dirty "rules" or "secrets" of success? Are you tired of irrelevant analogies that do nothing for you but make you feel inadequate? Have you had enough of highly metaphysical concepts and not enough practical solutions? Have you had your fill of grossly exaggerated claims that try to trick you into thinking success is easy? Are you all "affirmationed" out? You are not alone.
Think of success as a game of chance in which you have control over the odds. As you begin to master concepts in personal achievement, you are increasing your odds of achieving success.
is a full year course in success, designed to be a practical guide to achieving your definition of success. Each day/lesson of this course will, through practical application, increase your odds of achieving success. It has been said that one line of wisdom can change your life more than volumes of books. Imagine what hundreds of pages of wisdom can do.
. Education: the lessons are full of educational information. Inspiration: every fifth lesson is a "success biography" on someone well-known who is an inspiration to others. These success biographies are full of inspiration to help keep your flame for success burning on high. Action: each of the lessons has one or more assignments associated with it that are reviewed personally by Bo Bennett, with feedback provided. Taking action and getting results are what this course is all about.
Bo Bennett knows about success.
By the age of 29 he had developed, built up and sold an innovative technology company during the peak of the tech boom and sold it for $20,000,000—and got to keep most of it! He now gives back information and inspiration that can lead others to live a successful life in his online course based on his book, Year To Success
Bo represents a new generation of self-made millionaires, using creativity and initiative to exploit the latest developments in the fast-growing technology and service sectors. Many of the ideas in this course come from his independent pursuit of success and were later validated by the end results and echoed by other leaders and entrepreneurs.
"There are no secret formulas or insider rules to be acquired," says Bo. "In fact, many of the principles are not new, but rather, they are time-tested, proven and self-evident. This is perhaps the most comprehensive book, filled with simply stated values of how to become successful." In fact, where most people trumpet quick paths to boundless wealth, Bo purposely slows it down and creates a year-long program and systematic approach that has roots in the teachings of the masters of success: Dale Carnegie, Napoleon Hill, Zig Ziglar, Denis Waitley, and Anthony Robbins.
"This catalog of time-honored methods presents a primer of core values and success principles for the next generation to utilize and put into place," says Bo. “It’s not something you can master in just one seminar; it takes daily practice for an entire year to absorb all of the vital principles one needs to utilize for success.”
In this course, Bo addresses the following:
What do many people fail to do that could make the difference between living a life of proven success vs. one only of promise and what could be?
In an increasingly global, digital, freelance society, do the success strategies change with the times -- or are they as important and relevant as ever before?
What are the lessons learned from successful people like Oprah, Trump, Gates, Seinfeld and Schwarzenegger?
Is our society too money-centric to be successful?
Why you should believe you can be successful -- and what you'll need to do to become successful.
He shares literally thousands of principles, including: view failure as being temporary; never, ever lie; face your weaknesses; be a mentor; take initiative; never be a one-upper; and shows us how to find opportunities. He also emphasizes the need for time mastery, self-discipline, having a strong vocabulary, mastering grammar basics, learning speed-reading; and implores us to take up martial arts -- "it gives you confidence, discipline, fitness, security and goals."Year To Success
draws on the wisdom and inspiring words of model success stories, sharing the insight of dozens of political leaders, CEOs, entrepreneurs, inventors, and modern-day celebrities. Members of this diverse group include: Thomas Edison, Mary Kay Ash, Ben Franklin, J.K. Rowling, Albert Einstein, Michael Bloomberg, Helen Keller and Jackie Chan. Many references to pop culture and movies are made, providing easily identifiable examples, drawing on movies such as The Godfather, Crocodile Dundee, What About Bob, The Shining, and Naked Gun.
Bo shares some valuable insights into what success is -- or isn't. He says:
"The pursuit of quick riches only leads to cons, scams and shady sales jobs. Anyone promising instant fortune with little or no effort really means that they will become instantly rich off people who send them money."
"Nobody can tell you exactly how to become successful. Lasting success must be achieved through passion, and only you know what you are passionate about."
"Many people who sell 'how to get rich' ideas only became rich themselves by selling their own books, tapes and seminars on how to get rich! These are authors that usually hide their professional background from their readers."Year To Success
also tells us how to: handle mistakes; recognize a dead end, make strong first impressions; sacrifice; make decisions; make the best of a bad situation. Readers are also encouraged to create a "dream collage," which is a collection of photos, magazine clips or other images that define our ideas of success and read like a photo album of the life we'd like to live. It serves as an inspiring visual reminder.Year To Success
also highlights Bo's foundation for success: education plus inspiration plus action equals success
Bo warns us that one of the biggest mistakes people make in the pursuit of success is "giving up on single ideas, beliefs, skills and concepts because they see little or no change from them. They change to a successful behavior, notice no change, and then revert back to old behavior. This is like taking a step up your ladder, not being able to see the top any better, then stepping back down. With this pattern, you can easily see why so many never reach success."
Bo reminds us to be people of action: "Taking action is what this book is all about. It is doing the action steps that bring you closer to success." Or as Walt Disney said, "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." Bo knows of no other way.
Instructor-Evaluated Course OptionInstructor Evaluation.
With the instructor-evaluated course, many lessons have one or more assignments that ask for a submission from the student. The submission is usually in the form of a short answer, but can be virtually any action that can be evaluated by the instructor. These assignments are then evaluated by Bo, and personalized feedback is given to each student if warranted. This kind of instructor-student interaction facilitates learning and leverages the expertise of the instructor(s). The student has the option to skip any assignment, or do the assignment in their success journal and keep it private.One-On-One Instructor Time.
In addition to personalized evaluations, Bo makes himself available to students for one-on-one consultation. Each lesson has an "assignment" where the student can ask Bo any question or advice.
Self-Evaluated Course OptionSelf Evaluation.
In the self-evaluated course option, the assignments do not require any submission from the students. Students are free to do them on their own, but they are not evaluated by the instructor(s). This option focuses more on peer interaction with the discussion section at the end of each lesson. Students are encouraged to ask questions and answer other students.
Certificate of Completion
Upon successful completion of this course, all students will receive a certificate of completion that can be printed and shared with potential employers. See a sample certificate of completion
Letter of Achievement
Upon successful completion of this course, students enrolled in the instructor-evaluated course will receive a more personalized letter of achievement which will be generated dynamically via a custom URL. This URL can be added to any resume. See a sample letter of achievement
There are no prerequisites for this course.
There are no required resources for this course.
There are no option resources for this course.
This course begins with an introduction lesson, then the other lessons presented are in no particular order. You are free to skip around to the lessons that interest you most at the time and complete the lessons in any order.
This course is graded on a pass/redo scale. When lessons are reviewed, the student will either get a "pass" or a "redo". Students can redo assignments as many times as they like. All of the lessons are evaluated by both manual review of lesson-specific assignments and automatic grading of quizzes.
This course contains instructor-reviewed assignments, self-evaluated assignments, and multiple choice quizzes. There are no due dates or time limits on any of the assignments or quizzes.
As a self-paced course, there are no time expectations. However, student support is limited to 6 months from the start of the course date. Students are expected to communicate with instructors and other students in a professional and respectful manner.
This Syllabus May Be Updated
The contents of this syllabus may change from time to time. All students will be notified by e-mail of any significant changes.
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