Whats the single best self development course out there?

by Lurk
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I cant believe I am going to say this, but, I think I am changing my position on self help gurus and LOA.

I've been reading the works of many self help books for years, but, could never grasp the terminology and concepts fully without feeling it was a bit too religious masked.

I dont know what has come over me, (and maybe I will deviate back upon further reflection), but, for now I have somewhat changed my position due to "You Were Born Rich Learning System". It was recommended to me via a marketing program years ago, and, I never gotten around to taking a look at it until now.

The way the YWBR program is, I get to see visually the points on VIDEO in live demonstration on a chalk board, and, this helps my visual understanding tremendously. It also does a comparison of religion and science so you can take your pick on how to use the knowledge from your view, (though the promoters are clearly slanting to christian concepts).

I've now come to understand what the LOA community is trying to convey, (though the terminology that is used still is hokey, and, corny).

The program isnt the best I have come across, but, it is the most structured I have seen. Then again, maybe the student is ready?

Anyway, with that said, what is the best self help program that you know of, (New or Old) and why?



Note: Please dont say bible or some other religious doctrine. I am looking for Self Help material responses.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dain Supero
    Read Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz.

    Take action each day toward your goals and learn from each failure.

    I think self help programs are a waste of money and time. You're paying to learn a watered down version of what someone else learned either through trial and error, hard work, or lots of failure and feedback. Doing this yourself and going through the trial and error and hard work and failure and learning will ALWAYS be better than hearing it from some guru.

    To each his own, though. Most people are just too lazy to put in the work and the self-help gurus know this. That's why the self-help industry exists.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lurk
    read those, good books, but, really this is about learning style then anything else.

    If I wanted to learn to play a sport, which is better a book or a video? Depends on the person. Nothing will beat experience of course.

    I am just looking to hear what others have to say about programs and what is the tools the person is using to teach. Maybe, I will hear of something that would be worth taking a look at I dont know. Just keeping an open mind.
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    • Profile picture of the author Odahh
      Originally Posted by Lurk View Post

      read those, good books, but, really this is about learning style then anything else.

      If I wanted to learn to play a sport, which is better a book or a video? Depends on the person. Nothing will beat experience of course.

      I am just looking to hear what others have to say about programs and what is the tools the person is using to teach. Maybe, I will hear of something that would be worth taking a look at I dont know. Just keeping an open mind.
      if you want to play a sport .. figure out why .. and at what level would you most enjoy .

      there is a lot of fun you can have at armature but competitive ..

      i like cooking but would never be a professional chef ..do not have that desire .

      adding in ..there are blogs and you tubes and websites for almost everything ..people can do ..who have access to the internet and computers .

      so if you want to learn it ..the basics of instructions are not hard to get today .
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    if there was a one best ..the self help industry would collapse ..it almost did when the big companies stopped hiring motivational speakers .

    then the loa was marketed ..and every tom dick and harry decided to be an entrepreneur ..so the shif was to small business people .

    i gave up on the self help books ten years ago because most are 95 percent the same stuff .

    if you watch the Jim rhon stuff on you tube you will get some of the best stuff .

    the best course it the one that gets you to ..do something to develop yourself not just ead the next book and the next thing to do ..that you will get to doing some time .

    learning to cook different things watching you tube videos ..has been a good bit of self development for me..looking up the different health benefits of different foods .

    chang will happen.. will you make progress or lose ground .

    set goals ..and if your procrastinating..set better goal.. until the goal you have pull you out of your bed before the alarm goes off .

    find the system that has the most manageable path of progress ..you have been on the path you are on for probably a few decades or more ..even the military needs 2 months to turn you into a soldier ..then many more months to train you with skills you need to have ..and that is with 18-25 year olds .with it takeing most of your waking hours .

    you can find 700 ways to bake bread ..if you never make bread from scratch ..or make your own pizza dough .. or mash your own potatos ..the best wheat grinder .. bread mixer ..oven.. and bread baking pan. on the market won't help ..

    the 5000$ premium golf clubs with all the wearable golfing gear will never help you if you never go to a course .

    do something you are willing to do badly then get better at it
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  • Profile picture of the author damiensuccess
    The single best personal development course out there is your own personal development course.
    One that is in the making, and making for only one. You!

    Are you looking to improve your patients? Attitude? Ambition? Motivation?
    When you make that definite decision to personally develop your body and mind, the course has already begun. The chapters are for you to research and discover for yourself.

    No one book or website will know how to personally develop you the same way that you can do so for yourself.
    There are 1000's of self help books, and 10'000's of articles that have ideas and opinions that can improve our everyday lives. If any one of these were considered the best then wouldn't everybody simply read only that one?

    Having one book or "Course" as a holy grail for your learning will only limit yourself.
    That is my opinion anyway!
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    • Profile picture of the author Gavin Stephenson
      Originally Posted by damiensuccess View Post

      The single best personal development course out there is your own personal development course.
      One that is in the making, and making for only one. You!
      You got in there before me..

      I have found my own practices and things I just make up work best for me!

      The stuff other people teach work but I have found for instance when I record my own affirmation audio it works a lot better.

      I read a book or follow a course... I always put my own spin on it lol

      But again the answers are all within...

      We need to spend more time tapping into infinite intelligence!
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  • Profile picture of the author Meta Morph
    My favorite is and will always be Jim Rohn's "The Power of Ambition". It is such a comprehensive course and the reason why I think it was so effective for me is because he reinforces the idea throughout the entire course that it is fully and completely up to you and you alone. He is so good at convincing you that it is in your own best interest and benefit to develop discipline and it will be reinforced by seeing a pattern of pleasure. Once I started following his principles and began seeing that pattern of pleasure in my life I was and still am hooked and now I'm addicted I will never go back to the old lazy me. By far my favorite, him and Les Brown will get me fired up on any given day.
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  • Profile picture of the author C G
    Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill & The Strangest Secret - Earl Nightingale is all you need.

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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Stewart
    I could recommend many books, but it looks like others in this thread have the same thoughts that I do!

    The best personal development course I've ever used is Personal Power 2, by Tony Robbins. LOTS of great stuff, and he prods you to TAKE ACTION every day. If you follow along and take action, each day's action items will build up like a snowball effect to give you great momentum.

    I credit Awaken The Giant Within and Personal Power 2 for helping me create a great life!
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Originally Posted by Lurk View Post

    Anyway, with that said, what is the best self help program that you know of, (New or Old) and why?
    Anything that has to do with Tony Robbins, go with that.

    For me, he is the best of the best.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ty Benjamin
      Originally Posted by Jason Stewart View Post

      I could recommend many books, but it looks like others in this thread have the same thoughts that I do!

      The best personal development course I've ever used is Personal Power 2, by Tony Robbins. LOTS of great stuff, and he prods you to TAKE ACTION every day. If you follow along and take action, each day's action items will build up like a snowball effect to give you great momentum.

      I credit Awaken The Giant Within and Personal Power 2 for helping me create a great life!
      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      Anything that has to do with Tony Robbins, go with that.

      For me, he is the best of the best.
      ^^^ Both of these.

      No one has inspired me like Tony Robbins has. If for nothing else, use him as a model for the way you communicate with your audience. Even when you KNOW he's marketing to you, he does it in such a way that you still don't mind it.

      But more than that...

      His material is actionable, practical, and effective. Just grasping a solid understanding of using our pain and pleasure points as a catalyst for change was worth the "price of admission".

      But it doesn't stop there. It just gets better.

      I highly recommend you at least check out Awaken The Giant Within (or Unlimited Power). Then, if you think he's your "cup of tea", Personal Power 2 or Ultimate Edge.


      P.S. While what the majority on here said is true to a degree (personal development is best learned by trial and error, you are the best self development program, etc.), I'm a firm believer that finding coaches to help direct the path you take will ultimately save you a ton of time (and heartache) on reaching your life's goals... but only if you take what they have to teach seriously and consciously apply it daily. At least... it's working for me.

      Good luck, Lurk!
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    • Profile picture of the author Laubster
      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      Anything that has to do with Tony Robbins, go with that.

      For me, he is the best of the best.
      I strongly disagree with all these posts saying just to focus on yourself or read this book or that book. I read Think and Grow Rich, it was great, but not life changing.

      Tony Robbin's Personal Power program (second edition) has dramatically altered my thinking and understanding of human behavior. Literally kept me from sinking back into clinical depression, and I'm taking more action and getting more results than ever before.

      I'm not saying Tony Robbins is the only option, Brian Tracy is another great, but understand you can't do this on your own. If you could you would have fixed your situation already and wouldn't be starting this thread.

      Tony Robbins programs may be expensive, but worth every single penny and more IMO.
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      • Profile picture of the author Lurk
        Originally Posted by Laubster View Post

        I strongly disagree with all these posts saying just to focus on yourself or read this book or that book. I read Think and Grow Rich, it was great, but not life changing.

        Tony Robbin's Personal Power program (second edition) has dramatically altered my thinking and understanding of human behavior. Literally kept me from sinking back into clinical depression, and I'm taking more action and getting more results than ever before.

        I'm not saying Tony Robbins is the only option, Brian Tracy is another great, but understand you can't do this on your own. If you could you would have fixed your situation already and wouldn't be starting this thread.

        Tony Robbins programs may be expensive, but worth every single penny and more IMO.
        Well said... alot of people just recommend stuff because it is popular.

        Look at the thread. People arent even reading what I said, they just jumping in to show their sig or to be a residential expert. I simply asked for live demonstration video and what people like, (for leisure, and, to survey the market). I'm not sure what you are getting at about doing it on own. If you got development tools you are on your own. Unless you at the feet of a guru.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lurk
    I guess what I was asking was what was best for YOU in personal development. I read all the books recommended. That isnt the problem. I was looking for more of what I just discovered which is VIDEO live demonstration courses. Just to compare.

    Sorry if I confused you thinking I am new to this.
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  • Profile picture of the author MartyLabrado
    Have you read RESOLVED by Orrin Woodward?

    In my experience, I've felt that the vast majority of self-help literature of the last 50 years or so is very superficial.

    In that book, Orrin talks about three young Colonial Americans resolved to build lives of virtue by studying and applying daily resolutions. They are Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and Jonathan Edwards.


    You want real personal development material? Read the in depth analysis of how George Washing resolved to build Character; how Benjamin Franklin resolved to develop Wisdom; and how Jonathan Edwards focused on serving others with humility.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lurk
    I havent read RESOLVED. maybe some day I can get around to it.

    Do I want to read self help materiel? NO, reread #12
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Think and Grow Rich, just read that book, and do what it says...also, a tougher to follow book at first, but OH SO prospering when you get it, and use its principles, but The Science of Getting Rich has had a profound impact on my life. Neither is a program, but if you want self development, these 2 books deliver the message. All the best!
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