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Discipline: Take Control of Your Life

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  • ISBN-13: 9781452099859
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 3/9/2011
  • Pages: 172
  • Product dimensions: 0.56 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2011

    The Cure For Excusitis

    I was really looking forward to this new book from Harris having read and benefited greatly from his other discipline books. Let me tell you that Discipline: Take Control of Your Life was well worth the wait. Each of his other books contained a wealth of knowledge on how to take control of your personal and professional life using self discipline. This book is another gem, filled with lots of new information, techniques and tips on goal setting, leadership, exercise, proper eating habits and much, much more, all accomplished through the discipline of your mind and body. If your looking to achieve more success in your life whether personal or professional, this book will guide you to that destination.

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  • Posted September 26, 2009

    A very good read.

    Should be useful for many people to organize their lives.

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  • Posted April 20, 2009

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    A great inspiration!

    This book was a great wake up call for me. Reading about how Harris took control at such a young age made me even more hungry and made me determined. I know that goals are not impossible and that anything can truly be done. But the question is, do you really want it ? Because nothing good really comes easy. You have to work for it and success does not come cheap. But if Harris can do it, why can't I do it.

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  • Posted April 20, 2009

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    The mind is a terrible thing to waste

    After reading this book. Certain things kept getting thrown into my head. For example, time management. I've realized myself now when I am getting lazy and doing nothing, I will realize this quickly and nip it out. Its not ok to waste anymore time. This book gives me good insight also on how to organize my daily tasks in life to be more productive. By me having my days written out and planned, theres no time to bs, I just follow my instructions and things get completed much faster now then they did when I would try to follow through with my plans all cluttered in my head.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2008

    Your Roadmap To Gain Meaning In Life

    "Discipline: Six Steps To Unleashing Your Hidden Potential" is an extraordinary example of what a person can accomplish for himself, and inspire others to accomplish, in a set amount of time. What you realize further into the book is that once you have acquired discipline, and the accomplishments that accompany it, that set amount of time, in which you persevere and improve, becomes a lifetime - a lifetime lived to the fullest - where every minute you're moving ahead rather than simply maintaining. Harris is an extreme example of one kind of discipline - a person who set out to conquer the corporate latter and accomplish career related goals year after year. The epiphany comes when he reveals that only after achieving so many of these "smaller" goals, did the greater goal or accomplishment comes into view - that being the ability to assist those around him in making their own lives better- this helping-hand, being the key to increasing the quality of life on this planet (more-so than any other "quick-fix" or spur-of-the-moment resolution). "Discipline: Six Steps To Unleashing Your Hidden Potential" will help you find a purpose and meaning for your life that outlasts even your most ambitious momentary goals - that being becoming disciplined and therefore a leader and mentor, armed with the knowledge and respect to make ACTUAL change in the world. Harris makes it clear that it starts and ends with discipline - the only true ingredient for consistent - lasting success. Beware and be excited! This book doesn't provide a quick-fix, rather a realistic look at how you can actually change, and become the person you truly want to be, rather than simply day-dreaming about it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2008

    The Real-Scoop On Discipline and Gaining Control Over Your Life!

    The follow-up to "Discipline: Six Steps To Unleashing Your Hidden Potential," "Discipline: Training Your Mind To Manage Your Life" focuses on the little things that help you instill the discipline necessary to achieve the greater goals in your life, and moreover, to make change possible. There are reviews of this book belittling it for focusing on things so seemingly trivial as the minutes that can be saved in the morning, on the way to work, or in the doctor's office. I'll admit - at first - I too thought it was a bit extreme, however, the point will be missed by those who don't actually want to TRAIN the mind to manage your life. This is because this book doesn't sugarcoat the path to discipline. Training requires a strict regimen i.e. a boot camp period. When it comes to discipline, you really do need to start breaking your day into sections and really take notice of the exact amount of time you spend on specific activities. Only by paying attention to the details will you start to train your mind to actually save time and be more efficient. With time discipline and your routine will become second nature, and you won't have to record every minute of the day. <BR/><BR/>Those who dismiss this book as trivial for focusing on the foundation of what it takes to actually achieve discipline will probably never achieve discipline in their lives. This is most likely why most of the negative reviewers point out at least one other discipline book they've read - because simply stated - they would rather read a plethora of books on the IDEA of change (something which most books make sound much simpler than it actually is) rather than taking the time and effort to focus on the incremental steps necessary to establishing a new routine. Basically if you are looking for something to get you momentarily pumped-up for MOMENTARY results, this is not the book for you. This book is the meat and potatoes of the meal - hence the many quotes throughout it - the idea behind obtaining discipline and control over your life being - just do it! This book makes it clear that that's the only way to become disciplined, stop thinking and start doing. Everything you need to know about the road to gaining control over your life is in "Training Your Mind To Manage Your Life."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2008

    Hero next door

    Harris Kern is an amazing writer, but an even amazing person. he gave me a copy out of the generosity of his heart simply cause he wanted me to succeed. the book really steps into the center of discipline and teaches you how to unleash your true self. Harris talks about his mentor who was his neighbor I believe that Harris is my mentor, my neighbor, my HERO. thanks Harris.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2007

    Discipline is just plain old hard work

    Overall I think this is a good book. I was hoping for more of a step-by-step approach to acquiring discipline. However, what I ended up gaining was more valuable. I have been a goal oriented person for many many years, but have a low success rate because I lacked the discipline to carry them out. This book helped me realize that you have to train yourself to stay motivated. This is partly accomplished through positive self-talk and positive mind games. A book giving me a 'formula' for how to automatically be disciplined is what I hoped for, but instead I got a book that taught me that discipline is just plain hard work, which is what I needed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2007

    DISCIPLINE - What a great feeling !!

    I was lent this book by a close friend...WOW !!! I re-read the first 30 pages 3 times because, although maybe extreme to some, this guy was down right inspiring!! Every time I read it I felt absolutely fantastic - as if I knew what the answer to all my problems was - I was lacking discipline !! I'm sure that some people might find it a little strange at first (the fact that he only sleeps 4 hours a day or that he'll go to the gym in extreme pain from injury) as a matter of fact even I thought it was a little too extreme...but as I read on realized that discipline brought with it other qualities that are so rare in many people that I felt compelled to apply the lessons learnt. Qualities such as honesty, integrity, responsibility, reliability...etc..along with discipline are everything that you'll need to achieve and conquer the dreams and challenges in your life. These are the type of qualities that make an ideal human being and are all by-products of becoming disciplined. Discplined to be be the person you want to be and acheive the goals you want in life - this is what I believe Harris Kern is sharing with us throughout the book with his insiring stories about himself and others. The content is simple!! If you're seeking to become a better person in addition to achieving what you want then look no further. I've just ordered his other two books on discipline and can't wait.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2006

    For your children, for you too!

    Something most of us could improve on is our own discipline, I know I stumble too often. Parenting puts it in your face daily, and you know you want your children to acquire discipline and other positive characteristics. But they learn by watching you, make no mistake. This book has some excellent guidance, and should cause you to look internally too. Hopefully we can all mentor AND model discipline with our own actions. Pick this book up, you will not be sorry. If you are a new parent, or about to be, you need to read this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2006

    Children and mentoring

    I found this book to really get to the point of the matter. We have to spend time with our children if we what them to succeed in the new global environment. Friedman in his book the Flat World states that in China, Bill Gates is Britney Spears, but in the United States Britney Spears is Britney Spears, and that is our problem. Our children are a reflection of us and the world around them. If we place emphasis on learning and development of ones self, the chances are pretty good that they will succeed. Kern¿s is right on the money with this book. Mentor your children and the rewards will be their future successes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2006

    Gr8 Book For Inspiration

    If you are looking to get inspired. If you are ready to take the next step. If you want to know how discipline can change and positively impact your life, like it did for Harris Kern (the author) then read this book. If you are looking for some miracle cure for your laziness¿.then this book is not for you. You have to not only read this book but take action!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2006

    Intelligently written for parents

    Mentoring Children for Success defines what every parent should be aspiring to do once they decide to bear and rear kids. It is a life lesson-eternal.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2006

    Help Children Succeed

    ¿ We as parents, make the decision to bring children into this world. However, we don¿t always do a fantastic job, let alone a good job teaching our kids the value of life-for the sake of their future. These authors who are also parents themselves remind us that simple mentoring/disciplining techniques can improve a child¿s life dramatically. Allowing a child to fend for himself is irresponsible on out part.¿

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2004

    Just Do It !!!

    Harris has given us the tools to succeed; in whatever course we take. Self-discipline is hard but it beats having someone else do it for us. In this book, Harris uses his own experiences as well as others to show us the way and the benefits of self-motivation, setting goals. Being disciplined may mean different things to different people. This book simplifies how anybody can improve his or her life by improving how they schedule their time and daily routine. Set goals and just do whatever it takes to achieve them. He also lists his favorite sayings, I have one that I think he would like, ¿Lead, Follow or get the ____ out of the way¿. Harris is the leader on this subject & I am happy to follow.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2003

    Harris Kern Adds a Key Element for Success in Today's Fast Paced World !

    Where Stephen Covey left off in his '7 Habits of Highly Effective People' book in terms of the what, why, how and want (desire), Harris Kern adds a critical component of 'discipline' to ensure successful results. Harris' book 'Discipline: Training the Mind to Manage Your Life' adds the discipline dimension with a roadmap for success that can be applied to all facets of our lives. If you are looking for some keys to achieve more balance, productivity, success and quality in your life, then Harris' book will provide a terrific insight on where to look and what to do.'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2003

    Discipline = Productivity

    Having read Mr. Kern's previous book I was eager to see what other useful methods I could learn to improve my life. For example, I was amazed to learn how much time is wasted in one's life. One may or may not be able to adhere completely to the daily time schedule outlined in the book, but it gives you an idea of how one can improve on time management and become more productive. As they say: 'Time is Gold', and having the discipline to manage time properly can only lead to success.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2003


    This book reads like a distillation of several years' worth of Redbook articles dealing with self-improvement. Sections like 'You Have the Power' and 'Learn from Others' offer nothing more than a blurb full of pop-culture cliches and overworked quotes. If you're in the throes of adolescent coping, check this one out. If not, look for something written for an adult audience.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2003

    I read and then re-read...

    Discipline, is one of the very few books that I have read and then go back and re read and use as a reference. PRIME is a great systematic approach to introspectively analyze your personal current state, develop execution level activities geared to accomplishing a more productive future state and guidelines of how to get to that future state. The personal anecdotes add a dose of reality and the highlighted quotes add an inspirational boost. A very thought provoking book that can lead to life changing actions.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2003

    Interesting Perspective

    This book provides an interesting perspective on how undisciplined most of our lives are.

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