Think more critically by seeing where you don't | taught by Josef Shapiro

Course description

Are you living an intentional life? What are the reasons behind the things you do every day?

Every day it gets harder to navigate and be successful in our complex world. So how do you cope? Do you accept “less than” for your life? Do you simply go through the motions, putting on a smile and pretending to be happy and engaged when in reality you’re suffering?

There is only one way to change—you have to learn to recognize when your mind is tricking you, and think your way to the truth. Living in reality allows you to relate to all your perceived pain and suffering in a different way—a way that leads to a more fulfilled, happy, effective life.

Thinking in a CLEAR way gives you greater control over your life, helps you overcome adversity, and frees you to achieve your goals. And the best part is, ANYONE can learn, practice and get better at CLEAR thinking! If you’re willing to do the work, you can literally start improving your life today.

Stop floating through life, and start living intentionally, with thoughtfulness, purpose, and clarity!


An eleven-week group coaching seminar

The thing that distinguishes humans from other animals is our ability to think, reason, and imagine abstract concepts. Problem is, most of us are never taught how to do ANY of those things! I’m talking about serious, productive thinking that actually changes you.

Critical: Objectively evaluating an issue in order to form a judgement
Logical: Drawing conclusions that are supported or justified by evidence
Evidence-based: Supported by facts and data from relevant and reliable sources
Analytical: Breaking a whole into its parts to examine their nature, function and relationships.
Reality-based: Recognizing and accounting for bias and untrue beliefs

CLEAR Thinking is reflective and independent thinking. It teaches you to use your ability to reason. It makes you an active learner rather than a passive recipient of information.

Everything You Do

There is nothing you do that isn’t affected by your thinking. Your thinking tells you what to believe or reject, what is important or unimportant, what is true or false, what career you should pursue, what to spend your money on, who to marry, how to parent. Everything you know, believe, want, fear, and hope for, your thinking tells you.

It follows, then, that the patterns of your thinking have implications for how you go about doing, literally, everything you do.

So wouldn’t you want to ensure you are thinking to your best ability in any set of circumstances?

When you learn and practice CLEAR thinking, you can better control the thinking that is controlling you.

If that’s something you desire, then you need this seminar!

This course will show you how to wake up to reality and begin to understand your mind. With the core skills of CLEAR Thinking, you will learn to:

  • Recognize when the mind is deceiving you
  • Capture your untrue thoughts and refute them
  • Uncover the utter nonsense you have unknowingly absorbed and believed for years
  • Analyze your own thought processes so you can identify your weaknesses and overcome them
  • Learn the bad habits everyone falls into—and how to get out of them
  • Get past the egoistic and sociocultural biases that can impede progress
  • Think more effectively when faced with workplace challenges
  • Overcome the unique obstacles to effective thinking in businesses and organizations
  • Direct your thinking towards your most important goals and purposes
  • Assess matters of fact, matters of opinion, and matters of judgment
  • Apply critical thinking to life’s key decisions
Josef Shapiro
Josef Shapiro

Josef's Clear and Open approach shows top leaders and changemakers how to look continuously inward for the answers, and more importantly, how to apply what they’ve learned to improve every aspect of their lives and their business. Josef’s methodology includes deep coaching, radical introspection, meditation, and other tools that allow you to create meaningful change—from the inside out.

Course Curriculum

1. Introduction
4.11.19 Session 1: Introduction: How to Engage
Video: Navigating Resistance
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2. The Erosion of Critical Thinking
4.18.19 Session 2: How You've Been Conditioned to Think Unclearly
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3. Allowing Clear Thinking to Change You
4.25.19 Session 3: Allowing Clear Thinking to Change You
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4. How Everything Is True
5.2.19 Session 4: How Everything Is True
Logical Fallacy Exercises
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5. Intro to Excusology
5.9.19 Session 5: Intro to Excusology
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6: Excuses and Unconscious Motives
5.23.19 Session 6: Excuses and Unconscious Motives
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7. The Responsibility of Embracing Embarrassment
5.30.19 Session 7: The Responsibility of Embracing Embarrassment
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8. Facing the Fear of the Unknown
6.6.19 Session 8: Facing the Fear of the Unknown
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9. Using Clear Thinking to Lead Change
6.13.19 Session 9: Using Clear Thinking to Lead Change
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10. You Are Not Your Mind
6.20.19 Session 10: You Are Not Your Mind
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11. Consciousness and Conditioning as Key Factors in Clear Thinking
Session 11 6.27.19: Consciousness and Conditioning as Key Factors in Clear Thinking
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12. Epilogue
Session 12: 7.11.19 The Importance of Real Curiosity
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