Thursday, January 15, 2015

On the Spotlight: Going From Undisciplined to Self-Mastery: Five Simple Steps to Get You There, by Harris Kern

Genre: Non-Fiction
Author: Harris Kern
Publisher: Koehler Books 

Going from Undisciplined to Self-Mastery is not a clone of all the other self-help books in the marketplace today. It is the proof not the hype. This book, based on hundreds of successful case studies featuring people from all walks of life, facilitated by the author's life coaching and organization performance mentoring business to give them the discipline they needed to overcome the issues the author dubbed as The Dirty Dozen:
  • Severe procrastination
  • Failed goals
  • No motivation
  • No sense of urgency
  • Disorganized
  • Lack of structure
  • Not focused
  • Not managing sleep optimally
  • Poor performance
  • Poor time management
  • Lack of energy
  • Inconsistency
The author's business focuses on helping people and organizations achieve self-mastery.
A key component for a successful life is acquiring discipline. The author believes that self-mastery is the defining element in your life. With it. you can achieve almost anything; without it you will struggle to exist.
To reach a level of self-mastery you first need to develop your self-discipline, by learning how to overcome The Dirty Dozen. The Five Steps you'll need to take are:
·       Institute Structure
·       Prioritize Your Life
·       Manage Time
·       Hold Yourself Accountable
·       Seek Perfection

The author not only mentors his clients using these principles but he has actually been practicing what he preaches for more than four decades.
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Harris Kern is one of the world’s leading organization mentors www.disciplinetheorganization.com and personal mentors www.disciplinementor.com. He is a frequent speaker at business, leadership and management conferences. His passion is to help people excel in their professional and personal life by helping them develop their self-discipline skills to combat the top issues: severe procrastination, poor time management, ineffective goal management, lack of focus, no sense of urgency and unmotivated. He also helps individuals improve their EQ skills (communication, relationship management, inter-personal, etc.) and leadership skills. He pioneered the Discipline Mentoring Program and Professional/Personal Growth Program (P²GP). Mr. Kern is also the author of over 40 books.
Listen to a radio interview with Harris Kern on Conversations Live