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.
Gary John Bishop began his life journey in Glasgow, Scotland. The grit and wit of his early life have contributed to his tough-love, in-your-face approach to coaching. Coupled with world-class training and development, Gary has created a potent brew of effectiveness and the ability to reach through the crust of people's lives and root out the deeper issues that consume them and tie them to their hurdles. <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34);">Gary John Bishop is the author of <a href="http://www.garyjohnbishop.com/author/">Unfu*k Yourself, Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life</a>. </span>
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!
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!