Change Your Life Free Online Course Orientation

Orientation

Course Design

Overall

This course is designed to be completed in 10 lessons over about 14 weeks.

Weekly

Estimated weekly time commitment is 2-3 hours. This includes time to:

  • read the lessons,
  • do the thinking and planning,
  • take new actions in your daily life,
  • observe the results, and
  • update plans accordingly.

Monthly

At the end of each 3-week phase, I’ve allowed a week off from new content, to enable you to focus on skills and technique development.

This will support you, the student, to practice, solidify, and master skills and habits, so you can reach your intended goals.

Daily

Course lessons are broken into 10-ish minute segments.

You can do the reading (or watch the videos, when available) in several 10-15 minute sessions, or you can do them all at one time each week.

Resources

You will need a calendar, a place to write, and a place to store your writing.

  • If you are electronically inclined, especially if you are cell-phone and computer savvy, I urge you to create and use a free Google Drive account, which includes an online writing application called “docs”. This will make it easy to create, store, edit, and reference your documents later. Your Google drive account also includes a free calendar application, where you can schedule reminders for your work in this course.
  • If you prefer pen (or pencil) and paper, a simple 79 cent spiral notebook will work well, too.

Whatever approach you use, make it a part of your life. Have it with you at all times. Use it to:

  • capture notes and ideas that come up when you’re least expecting it, and
  • review your intentions, goals, and plans in slow moments or down times. (As you will learn, repetition, review, and rehearsal are important elements for learning, retention, lasting change, and development.)

Practice: Gather Resources

Choose the approach you’ll use to capture your ideas and store them. Will you use Electronic or Paper?

Electronic

  • Sign up for your free Google Drive account, or go acquaint yourself with the one you already have (if you already have a Gmail account, you have access to these free tools via the 9-box “Google Apps” icon in the upper right of your account screen, just to the left of your photo).
    Google Apps icon is the 9 boxes in the top right of the screen

Caption: Google Apps icon is the 9 boxes in the top right of the Google account screen

Paper

  • Go to the desk, the closet, or the store and get that notebook. Choose the pen or pencil you’ll use. Choose how you’ll keep them together at all times, and take a moment to physically connect them. Think about how you’ll make sure they’re with you at all times, and how you’ll get to them when you need them.

Which ever you choose, create in your mind an intention to use it regularly.

Practice: Course Scheduling

Take a few minutes, and think about which days of the week and what times during those days you can clear about 5 of these 10-15 minute timeframes, uninterrupted, each week.

After scheduling your times to read or watch lessons, you’ll also want to schedule 2 one-hour blocks, or 1 two-hour block of time where you can think, dream, write, plan, and practice.

Note: the ideal time for these activities is one immediately following an existing activity you already have built reliably in your routine. Examples of good times are: immediately after brushing your teeth, making coffee, getting out of the shower, getting dressed, making your bed, or getting off work. These are ideal times to thoughtfully grab your notebook or computer, do some reading, then schedule or complete the associated assignment.

Practice

  1. Once you’ve identified the best time(s) for you each week, reserve them in your calendar.
    • About an hour for reviewing the lessons and examples, each week.
    • About 2 hours for performing the practices, each week.
  2. Create reminders: write those times and reminders on notes, then place the notes on your bathroom mirror, refrigerator, sink, desk, laptop, computer monitor, lunch bag, car dashboard, or any other place you routinely spend time, as encouraging reminders.

Be creative, inspiring, powerful, and goal-oriented in your notation. Maybe note these times as “I am powerfully getting what I want” or “My lifestyle is getting better every day” or “I have confidence, respect, and connection”, instead of “study” or “read” or “homework”.Inspiring calendar entry with

Relax: Be intentional

With the anticipated weeks off after every 3 lessons, you will complete the course in about 14 weeks.

  • Stay engaged and in action.
  • Don’t allow yourself to get stressed out or negative about this experience. If you do, you may find success elusive.
  • Don’t allow yourself to “check out”, lose interest, or stop participating.
  • Keep a healthy, interested, enthusiastic point of view about what you’re here to do.
  • The only way to fail is to quit!

Take It On!

Get Support

Reach out if you need support!

I am here to help you get what you want, and I am here to be successful. I am successful only if you are successful.

Ask questions. There is no dumb question, except the one that goes unasked. If you’re thinking it, someone else is thinking it too. Be the person who gets help for everyone!

Contact me or support:

  • support@dylancornelius.com
  • Text me at 512-627-8148

Let’s work together to get you what you want!

To support your success, you will also build a support network in your journey through the course. More about that soon!

Paid Participants: Take advantage of every session of coaching and support.

Practice: Participation and Support

Call in weekly to group coaching conversations.

  • Ask questions. There is no dumb question, except the one that goes unasked. If you’re thinking it, someone else is thinking it too. Be the person who gets help for everyone!
  • Learn from the questions of others. Think about what’s behind their question, and how it can apply to you.
  • Be encouraged and inspired by others’ progress. Use group sessions as an opportunity to support others, to practice supporting yourself, and to take advantage of the support that is available to you.

Paid participants will have 12 months of access to group coaching, so they can review, repeat, and rehearse the learning, skills, techniques, and implementation of plans they create in the course.

Please use these resources!

Review and Reinforce

Answer these questions in your mind, or in writing, for greatest benefit (download a printable form here):

  1. What did you learn in this Orientation that you did not know before?
  2. What did you learn in this Orientation that surprised you, or that you were not expecting?

Results

You now have:

  1. new knowledge and insight about how to be successful in reaching your goal.
  2. calendar and/or other reminders to review the lessons and perform the practices of this course (if you don’t, get this set up now).
  3. notebook and pen, Google Drive, or other resource(s) to capture your work in the course (if you don’t, get this set up now).

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