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Welcome to the Becoming Unstoppable
Success Principles Course
Learn the success and leadership habits
that will help you reach your goals faster.
How to Get the Most out of Reading The Shortcut and this Course
Highlight the takeaways you find in The Shortcut.
Pick the three takeaways that speak to you most.
Use the keywords by the lessons below to watch the videos, that match your top 3 takeaways.
Read the articles and answer the questions to help drive the point home.
How to Use this Course as a Group Discussion Tool
Want to share these principles with your children, athletes, your team at work, or your bookclub?
Use the Instructors Guide and the Topic Index to get the most of this course.
1 – You Were Made for Greatness
Something important I learned from reading the biographies of some of the world’s most successful people.
2 – The Power of What You Say
How successful people use self-talk to condition their minds for success.
3 – It All Starts with Belief
Why believing something is possible is the beginning of all achievement, and how to get yourself to believe more.
4 – How to Fuel Your Desire to Win
Why your desire will determine if you will realize your goals and how to fuel your desire.
How to Fuel Your Desire to Win
5 – Use Your Strengths
Something important I learned from reading Socrates’ biography. How knowing your strengths and weaknesses will help you succeed more.
6 – Find Your Dream and Purpose
Something important I learned from studying the life of Benjamin Franklin. It’s something Curly in City Slickers talks about.
Start Your Day Like a Champion
7 – The Power of a Team
Why people who work through teams accomplish more than lone wolves and how to create a Hollywood style team.
8 – Acting in Spite of Your Fear
Why there is power and magic in acting with boldness and how to become more bold in the pursuit of your goals.
9 – Fortune Favors the Brave
Something important I learned from restudying the life of Aristotle. Something that will help you improve any area of your life.
10 – Get Started and Don’t Quit
Two types of courage you need to develop to reach your goals.
11 – How to Get Yourself to Take Action
Techniques successful people use to get themselves to take consistent action in the pursuit of their goals and dreams.
How to Get Yourself to Take Action
12 – No Guts No Glory
Why fears disappear when you face them. Why most of the time fears are smoke screens.
13 – Take a Chance
How to become more of a risk taker, more action oriented, a person who gets things done.
14 – Successful People Set Goals
Why setting goals, creating a plan and working your plan are so important to your success.
How to Set Goals Like a Champion
15 – Dream Struggle Victory
Something successful people in every field have in common – they had a dream, they struggled as they tried to figure out how to achieve it, and if they didn’t quit, they experienced a victory.
16 – The First Step in Your Journey
Knowing where you are and where you want to be so you can create an effective plan for reaching your goals and dreams.
The First Step in Your Journey
17 – Focus, You Won’t Succeed Without It
How you can use something as simple as a picture of you goal to help you stay focused on taking the daily steps to reach it.
18 – Feedback, The Breakfast of Champions
How doing something as simple as asking for feedback from your coach, your mentor, your employer, or your teacher can save you years of hard work on the road to realizing your goals.
Feedback, the Breakfast of Champions
19 – Measuring Your Progress
How setting benchmarks and precisely measuring your progress will help you reach your goals faster.
20 – Game Plans for Success
Wanting to win is not enough. You have to prepare to win. Winners do whatever it takes to get to the next level.
How to Hit Your Goals in Half the Time
21 – Birds of a Feather
You become like the people you associate with so it behooves you to spend lots of time with people who are already doing what you would like to do.
22 – The Power of a Coach
A coach or mentor can accelerate the journey to your goals and dreams. I never would have made it to the Olympics without a coach.
23 – Leadership and Chick-fil-A
Leadership really does come from the top and how a good leader can create a culture of success.
24 – How to Become a Better Leader
Two things you can do to become a better leader – show your passion for your cause and become transparent and trustworthy.
25 – What Do You Stand For?
Knowing what your deepest and most important values are will make decision making easier and will help make you a better leader.
26 – Developing Your Vision to Succeed
How to become more future-focused like the most successful people in history.
Developing Your Vision to Succeed
27 – Walking Your Talk
How to become more action oriented. How to get things done. How to execute so you can reach your goals faster.
28 – The Power to Choose
No matter what your circumstances are, you have the power to choose how you respond. It’s not what happens to you. It’s how you handle it.
29 – You’re Only Six Inches Away
You can improve your results drastically by mastering the mental side of success.
30 – Ruben’s Rules for Success
Six key things I learned that will help you improve your results in business and in life.
31 – The Champion’s Creed
This is an affirmation I used to help me become mentally strong when facing challenges. It helped me make it to four Olympic games. It will help you reach your dreams as well.
32 – From Wishful Thinking to Commitment
How to get to the point where you draw a line in the sand and make a quality decision to pursue your goals and dreams.
From Wishful Thinking to Commitment
33 – Decide to Get the Last Laugh
Something important I learned about success from the Jamaican bobsledders.
34 – Commit to Excellence
Committing to excellence and deciding to become an expert in your field will reap huge rewards.
35 – The Power of Being Flexible
Successful people learn to be flexible – they learn to always be ready and willing to use different approaches to reach their goals.
36 – Dreaming Big
Something important I learned from my Mom about dreaming big and always going for the gold.
37 – The Price of Success
Something important I learned from reading the biographies of Rudy Ruettiger and General Westmoreland.
38 – Eliminating Your Obstacles
How to eliminate the obstacles and bottlenecks that are keeping you from reaching your goals.
39 – Bouncing Back Quickly to Win
Why it is crucial to bounce back quickly when you get knocked down. Why you need to be just like a boxer who only has 10 seconds to get up or else he loses the fight.
40 – Finding a Higher Purpose
Why you need to find a higher purpose that will make you perform at a higher level at work and in life.
41 – How to Eliminate Your Self Limiting Beliefs
A simple thing you can do to get yourself to really believe more in yourself so you’ll start going after bigger goals and dreams.
Eliminate Your Self Limiting Beliefs
42 – What’s Holding You Back?
How you can speed up the journey to your goals by identifying the bottlenecks that are slowing you down and tackling them one by one with a specific plan.
43 – How to Turn Defeat into Victory
It’s all in how you look at it.
44 – Taking Responsibility
Taking responsibility for your results makes you stronger and gives you strength to win more.
45 – You’re Closer to Success thank You Think
What you feed your mind changes you and helps you grow into the type of person who can accomplish great things.
46 – How to Become Self Motivated
Focusing on your “why” will help you accomplish your goals.
47 – Probabilities and Possibilities
Successful people focus on possibilities while unsuccessful people focus on probabilities.
48 – A Technique Every Champion Uses
How to use visualization to help you reach your goals faster.
A Technique Every Champion Uses
49 – How to Benefit from Others’ Success
Something important I learned about success when I first went to Lake Placid to learn how to luge.
50 – Taking Advantage of Change
Although nobody likes change, you need to take advantage of change because change offers a blank slate and a chance to beat your competition.
51 – Take Advantage of Opportunities
You need to listen to your intuition and gut feelings when an opportunity presents itself.
Take Advantage of Opportunities
52 – How to Run Your Brain Like a Champion
A couple of simple things you can do to condition your mind to help you succeed more.
53 – Whatever It Takes
The only level of commitment that will insure that you reach your goals and dreams.
54 – Your Choices will Impact Generations
The people you associate with will impact the lives of your your children and grandchildren.
Your Choices will Impact Generations
55 – Making a Difference in Other’s Lives
The real meaning of character.
56 – Success is Like Learning to Ride a Bike
Something important I learned about success while teaching my daughter to ride a bike.
57 – One Step at a Time
Something important I learned about success from climbing a mountain.
62 – If I Could Do It You Can Do It
How I used the principles that helped me get to the Olympics to build a successful speaking business and about how you can use the same principles to reach your goals and dreams.