When I look back over the last decade, there is one common theme: I have a huge tendency to overestimate what I can do in the short-term, and underestimate what I can achieve in the long-term. (see my last 2 annual reviews, Highlights in Weeks)
As I was in the midst of untangling planning fallacies, maintaining a clinical practice and being a “fit-enough” father, after nearly 10 years fiddling, researching, and 2-3 years of intensity writing, we were finally able to release our book, Better Results in May 2020. (APA).
Co-writing with 2 of my heroes Mark Hubble and Scott Miller was a real learning process. We had collaborated on previous occasions, but writing this book with them helped me to appreciate the craft of making something complicated feel easy. We really wanted to make this clear and concise for the reader. If you’ve read the book, we intentionally aimed to make the book less academic, more casual and easy to read. Big credit goes to Mark and Scott for bringing this to bear.
To learn more about about the making of the Better Results book, watch Webinar #1 below to get a “the behind the scenes” perspective from Scott Miller and I. And then watch Webinars #2 and #3 as we provide key grafs to help you in your effort to become a better therapist.
Why a Deliberate Practice Web-Based Workshop
In the preface of Better Results, we said,
“(read the book) as though you are learning to play a much-loved musical instrument rather than listening to a favorite song. In other words, don’t read the book from start to finish in one sitting…Doing otherwise, we have found, is likely to trigger the single greatest risk associated with deliberate practice; namely, quitting.”
Anyone who has read a good book or attended an uplifting workshop knows that in spite being highly inspired, implementing and sustaining your efforts is a real ongoing challenge.
This is why we’ve created the Deliberate Practice Web-Based Workshop. It’s not just a bunch of content transposed from a live-workshop to a virtual space. While Scott and I have been running the annual the intensive DP workshops for a handful of years, this web-based workshop been designed from the ground up.
More, it is not just “content” focused. The DP web-based workshop is both “CONTENT + COMMUNITY.” That is, Scott and I, along with a small group participating in the course, will walk together through a specially designed “DP drip” every week for about 2.5 months. The affordance of the asynchronous platform promotes better learning at your own pace, while diving deep into each topic as you reflect, question and consolidate your learnings.
(Note: We will also connect via the discussion forum and a live consult midway through the course)
Watch our introduction to the DP web-based workshop below.
Closing Date: 30 Oct, 2020, FRI
(Note: Intentional limited seats so as to make the learning more personalised for you).
Start Date: 2 Nov, 2020. MON (“DP Drips” on Mondays & Fridays)
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Now, of course if you are a self-starter, reading Better Results alone might be enough to get you going. No need to join the course. Spend you money on something else. Better still, save it.
One thing is for certain: Achieving better results does not happen by accident. It has to be intentional.
We want to help you channel your intentions, to figure out where you are before where you need to go, to figure out your “what” to work on before getting caught up with all kinds of “how’s,” and develop a personalised deliberate practice system for deep learning.
After all, our real work is often before the work.