Don’t Follow the Crowd, Learn to Think for Yourself

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Until you learn to change your mind, you will never change your life.

Right now, in this very moment, there are beliefs swirling around your mind that you picked up in some unknown time and place—beliefs that undergird your identity, how you see the world.

You have beliefs about relationships, money, time, religion, the universe, and whether or not it’s okay to put pineapple on pizza (it’s not okay).

You have beliefs about yourself—probably way more than you realize and probably way more fucked up than you can imagine.

You have beliefs about others—most of which are probably wrong.

You have beliefs about the world, which are definitely wrong.

Do You Know What You’re Doing? Are You Sure?

Even if you can clearly explain your beliefs, you almost never know where these beliefs came from.

Maybe you soaked up some beliefs when you were younger. It’s what your parents believed or your teachers believed, so you—without thinking—decided that it would be what you believed.

Maybe you had a really great experience (or a terrible experience) that shaped your beliefs around rich people or poor people or smart people or dumb people or whatever.

Maybe your beliefs about climate change or taxes or a person falsely accused of murder who’s still in prison are all based on documentaries you saw one time. And even though you believe these things, you don’t really know if they are true.

The reality is that the world is a messy place. Life is an endless string of contradictions.

Nobody is right about everything. Therefore, that implies that we all must be wrong about something.

What you learned when you were younger could very well be wrong. The intense experiences that shaped your worldview could have been the exception rather than the rule.

And it doesn’t matter where you get your news or consume your entertainment—the media have always had an “agenda” that they’ve pushed.

So no matter how rock solid and true you think your beliefs are, chances are, you’re probably wrong about some of them.

The Secret to Being “Less Wrong”

The point in all this isn’t to always be right. That’s impossible.

The point is to develop the ability to question your own beliefs. Because it’s by questioning your beliefs that you’re able to improve them.

You can consider new beliefs, try them on like a new pair of leather pants, see how they feel, and then choose whether or not to adopt them.

You can have opinions that are smarter, more nuanced, with more depth and complexity.

Or, here’s a novel idea: you can choose to not have an opinion at all.

Most people just kind of believe what they believe and that’s it. They don’t know where these beliefs came from. They don’t think about them. They don’t really even have good reasons for believing what they do.

But the great thinkers and innovators of the world all have one thing in common: they know how and when to change their minds.

Whether you’re trying to change the world, your life, or just your current situation, you can’t do it without changing your mind first.

Challenge Yourself to Be a Better Thinker

This is what my course Challenging Beliefs is all about.

In it, you’re learn:

  • 3 hacks to correct errors in your thinking

    And how to try on new ideas that make you less wrong.

  • The single most important question you can ask yourself

    To update your beliefs and go from being wrong to “less wrong.”

  • The three red bullshit flags

    And how sniff out your own.

  • A ruthless method of self-inquiry used by the world’s greatest thinkers

    This will either solidify your beliefs with rock solid evidence or make you drop them entirely for better beliefs. Either way, you win.

  • How to stop the mental masturbation of “positive thinking”

    And what to aim for instead.

  • 2 ways of thinking differently

    These will separate you from the herd of lazy-minded people.

  • How to entertain new and interesting ideas by holding beliefs more loosely

    Rather than clinging on to them no matter what.

The course includes four video lessons. You also get actionable exercises for each lesson and a really pretty digital workbook that you can print off. I mean, it’s really, really pretty.

We’re going to be digging up some of your deepest held beliefs and questioning everything we find. You will laugh at yourself. You might cry at what you actually believe. But you will come out of it a better person.

What People Are Saying

Praise for the Challenging Beliefs Course

Challenging Beliefs was an interesting and thoughtful course. It really helped me look at a burden of a false belief that I was carrying. Mark’s style is always light, fun, and informative. I’m glad I renewed my subscription. This course was worth the price.

Robert

Great course. I realized there are some beliefs I hold that just don’t make sense to me anymore and I wanted to get to the bottom of them. This course definitely helped with that. I feel like I’ve managed to clear a roadblock that was stupid and senseless, providing no benefits and just getting in the way of what I want. I’m ready to get over myself now and get on with pursuing my goals. Thanks, Mark. :)

Claire

After the course I am more comfortable with feeling stupid. The more I learn, read, listen to podcasts etc. the more I feel I can’t say anything with conviction as the seemingly easiest topics appear more and more complex. I know it’s a good thing to stay curious, at the same time certainty brings safety. So if I can rarely have this with knowledge, it’s nice to hear that that’s OK.

Mehly

As an anxious person myself, I always used to balance things out and do a lot of research, but I never got a compass on what to do with all the data. If you are like me, you’re gonna get a lot out of this course. And if you’re not, you’ll probably benefit the most from it.

By challenging your own beliefs, you will inevitably become less clingy, and therefore less anxious about being wrong, and with the uncertainty that comes with the changes in yourself and the outside world. You will understand at its core the cliché ‘The only constant is change.’

James

And That’s Not All

If you sign up for the Challenging Beliefs Course, you’ll get access to all of my premium content.

With a single subscription, here’s what you you get

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    From within your profile or by sending me an email. If you cancel, you will have access for the rest of your paid-for period.

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    If you’re not happy, you can ask for your money back for up to 2 months, no questions asked.

  • Your payment is safe and secure

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  • Awesome customer support

    If you need anything, me and my staff will be happy to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What if I made a mistake or suddenly decide I hate you and want my money back?

You can ask for your money back up to 60 days after the transaction. I’ll send it over, no questions asked, along with the salt of my tears. Please note that refunds are not given by default, but only on request.

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Yes, you will be billed each month (if you choose the monthly subscription) or each year (if you choose the yearly subscription). You can cancel at any time, and if you cancel you retain full access to all content for the entire paid-for period.

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You can cancel any time. There is a link in your member profile. Or you can email me and I’ll get it done.

After you cancel, you have access to everything until the end of your paid-for period.

Will you be doing any special events or meet-ups for premium subscribers in the future?

Yes! I have done special meet-ups for premium subscribers in the past and will continue to do it in the future. Periodically, I travel for speaking engagements, readings, or media appearances. When in various major cities, I shoot emails to subscribers in that area and have a little meet-up.