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Nothing ever turns out right – and you’re not sure what you’re doing wrong. Learn to change the way you perceive mistakes and watch your world flip into a positive channel of success.

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Reading Material:


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Lesson 1


Finite and Infinite Games (Paperback) by James Carse

Lesson 2

Wiley Online Library article by Osgood & Muraven: “Does counting to ten increase or decrease aggression? The role of state self-control (ego-depletion) and consequences”

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan Peterson

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Just Listen by Mark Goulston

Lesson 3

The Net and the Butterfly: The Art and Practice of Breakthrough Thinking by Olivia Fox Cabane and Judah Pollack

Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel

The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday

Lesson 4

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) by Don Miguel Ruiz

Lesson 5

No recommended reading material for this lesson.

Lesson 6

No recommended reading material for this lesson.

Lesson 7

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown

Lesson 8

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple: 10 Strategies for Managing Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Panic, and Worry by Seth J. Gillihan, Ph.D

Lesson 9

Same recommended reading material as Lesson 8, above.

Lesson 10

Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition: When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

Lesson 11

Wikipedia: "amor fati"

Wikipedia: "Eternal Return"

Conscious Business: How to Build Value through Values by Fred Kofman Ph.D

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin