Jump Start Your Thinking
A Free 1-Hour Teleclass
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Thinking is your means of figuring out what to do. A little targeted thinking can propel you into action when you're feeling stuck. But as Sir Joshua Reynolds observed 200+ years ago, "there is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking." How do you get started on the thinking?
In this class, I teach easy ways to jump start your thinking. I show you how a few minutes of targeted thinking may bring fantastic results, and always makes the rest of the task easier.
You will learn:
- The #1 thinking tactic that helps you zero in on top issues immediately
- How to use small blocks of time for hard thinking tasks
- The best way to plant thinking seeds now to get insights later
- How expert advice you already know can jump start your thinking on your most important project
This is an interactive teleclass consisting of lecture, exercises, and discussion. You will have an opportunity to do some targeted thinking on your own project, so have paper and pencil ready.
By using the tactics from this teleclass, you will be able to:
- Start big projects moving forward with minimum effort
- Stop wasting time dithering over how to get started
- Focus your attention to quickly "pick your own brain" whenever you need to
"I had been worrying about getting prepared for a
2-hour internet radio interview later in the evening. I was able to stop
worrying and get prepared in one hour after attending your Jump Start Your
"This is very good stuff. I gained useful insights
during each of the timed exercises. In just a few minutes, I was able to
clarify my thinking about two major issues in my life! And that handout of
questions is a gold mine."
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Are there written materials to supplement this
A: Yes. When you sign up, you will be sent a link to a one-page handout which you can refer to while you listen. Plus, during the class I will tell you where to find a list of questions to help jump start your thinking.
Q: Can I download a recording of a previous class instead
of waiting to listen live?
A: Yes. Instructions for requesting a download of a past class will come in the email you get when you sign up for the live class.
Q: Will this free teleclass be held again in the
A: Yes. I offer it about every other month.
Q: Do I need a land-line telephone, or can I call in with a cell
phone or VOIP or internet phone?
A: You can call in with any phone. Landlines are best. Cell phones often have noisy connections. Skype and VOIP often lose the connection. But the bridge can handle them all--you'll just need to call back if your call drops out.
Note: to "raise your hand" to ask questions during class, you need to be able to press * 2 on a touch tone keypad.
Q: Can I call in for free with Skype?
A: Yes. There is a Skype "handle" that you will be sent with the dial-in information, so you can Skype directly to the bridge, with no charge. Please note: you will need to use the touch tone keypad to enter the conference ID and to "raise your hand."
Q: How will you keep the sound quality high if people can call in with noisy cellphones?
The bridge has a control panel with which I can mute everyone, and individually unmute people when they "raise their hands" by pressing * 2. This makes the sound quality very good, since only I and one or two participants are unmuted at any time.
Q: I don't want to pay for a long distance call or a call to the USA. What can I do?
The easiest way to dial in free is with Skype. A Skype "handle" to call will be sent with the dial-in instructions.
Alternately, you can check the list of local dial-in numbers sent with the instructions. There may be a local number for you. The list includes numbers for major metropolitan areas in the U.S. and some numbers outside the U.S., including Canada and the UK.
Or, you can ask to download a recording of a previous call (see above).
Other questions? Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What project of yours needs jump starting?
Bring it to class and learn how Thinking Tactics can help you get more answers, faster, and with less hair-pulling.
"After taking the 'Jump Start' course, I found
myself using the techniques within 24 hours, to good effect!"
"I found the Thinking on Paper technique to be quite useful. I
was able to reach some clarity about my goal after just the short 5-minute
exercise during the class. That was surprising to me! I think the technique
will be helpful to me in the future."
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Note: You will also be added to my monthly free email
Other products of interest:
- The 14-page "Thinking on Paper" pamphlet and CD mentioned in the handout and teleclass is available for sale here. (The CD is designed to be a good sequel to the "Jump Start" class.)
- This teleclass is a preview for the Tap Your Own Brilliance recordings. Information on that is here.
- This teleclass is a preview for the live Thinking Tactics workshops. Information on upcoming workshops is here.