Good Habits

Good Habits

Good Habits – Good Life

Forming good habits is something everyone always talks about. How if you just stick to something long enough it’ll become second nature to you and help you truly get where you want to go. People speak of the framework of what a good habit is and how you can achieve it but they never really get into the nuts and bolts about how good habits are truly formed. People know that they should do good things. They should go to bed earlier, stop drinking so much (or stop drinking altogether) stop smoking, work on projects in their off time, all sorts of different supposedly good things people should do that they never truly get around to doing for one reason or another. The good habit sounds like a great idea in theory but in practice, it never gets around to being implemented. What is it that holds people back from changing habits that are destructive and improving their lives with good habits that will help them prosper in life?

Do the Right Thing

People know on some level that they should do the right thing. They should go out and take a walk or jog around the block a few times. They should take up an art class or get more involved in their local community, but finding time for these things is hard and passivity is so easy to fall back into. What is it that allows a person to quit smoking after years of being a smoker? What gets a couch potato off the sofa and onto the treadmill? How do you keep these habits going strong and not reverting back to the way you were before? It’s one thing to do something for a short period of time, but to be able to truly commit to a healthy lifestyle choice, to truly enjoy personal transformation, takes lots of work and more than that it takes understanding exactly how these sorts of habits are formed in the first place.

Good Habits
Good Habits

Habit Forming

The biggest problem people have is that they don’t truly understand how a habit forms and what it is that makes a person commit to an activity. Forming good habits is not some fluke event that you just happen to luck into. It’s an event that is brought forward by some level of determination, will power, and desire to change yourself for the better. It’s done by understanding exactly what it is that kept you doing the things you were doing previously and working to correct those behaviors. It’s learning about how the mind works and understanding that even with the best of intentions if you don’t have a solid foundation to change what you’re doing you’re going to end up failing in the long run.

External forces can help you along, a doctor can warn you about your lifestyle not being a healthy one and that you have to make changes or else face health problems that could be debilitating or even worse. A loved one can put their foot down and demand you make changes in your life to better yourself or they’ll cut you out of their lives. While these sorts of pressures can cause change its internal motivation that is the most powerful source of change a person can have. Doing things to improve your life because you want to do them is the most likely path to success possible.

Transformation

Learning exactly why you’re stuck in your bad habits and how to get out of that rut and build good habits is what TOPUCU is all about. When it comes to your bad habits and poor lifestyle choices the truth is The Only Person You Cheat Is You. You might feel like you’re letting other people down by not doing the best you can, but the truth is the person being hurt most by it is you yourself. You owe it to yourself to follow the TOPUCU process of learning how to create and sustain good habits and move in a positive direction. This is learning about how your mind works and what makes it so that a good habit can be kept and bad habits can be removed from your life.

Step one begins you on the journey of understanding what habits are and how they form. You’ll be taught about triggers that cause responses that become your routines and how your brain rewards you for following the routine. Learning this process is the beginning of understanding how to take control of situations and begin improving your life. Once you have completed step one you’ll have a solid foundation to build upon. Step 2 will go further into the motivational factors I talked about before and help you better understand how both external and internal motivations can help you meet your goals. Self-motivation is the key to achieving everything you’ve been seeking when it comes to better life habits and a better lifestyle.

Create Good Habits
Create Good Habits

Step 3 talks about the pain that comes both from having to break your bad habits and the toughness of dealing with a new lifestyle and sticking to your good habits. It also focuses on the truth that the pain you suffer from not breaking your bad habits might not seem like a big deal but in reality, it’s so much worse for you then the minor pain you have from changing your life for the better. The only person you cheat is you is not just a slogan, it’s the truth about what bad habits and a shoddy lifestyle do to a person.

Seven E’s

The Seven E’s are step 4 on the path and will better help you understand the thoughts that enter your mind and how they impact what you do in your life. Habits are a completely mental issue and being in control of your thoughts and your mind will allow you to make the right decisions. Instead of falling back on old bad habits you’ll find the mental clarity and toughness to push through and stick to your good habits. Every step of the path will better show you exactly what it is your dealing with when struggling with bad habits.

Understanding the importance of visualization and being able to do it properly is step 5 in the journey. It’s the best way to focus your mind and understand exactly what you’re seeking to achieve. Be it losing weight, quitting drinking, saving more money, or anything else, being able to see it as reality makes it so much easier for you to make it a reality. You can achieve whatever you set your mind to and learning these skills will make it so much easier.

Making Good Habits
Making Good Habits

Better Life

The final two steps will allow you to understand truly how precious your time is and make it so that you can make the most of your time at all times. Once you understand how to budget your time and handle your tasks without procrastination things will become so much easier for you. The final step will be to burn the bridge between your old life and your new life. Living your new better life with the good habits you’ve trained yourself to have will be so rewarding you’ll wish you had started it sooner. If you truly want a better life TOPUCU will help you achieve it.

What is Self-Management?

Self Management

What is Self-Management? We all like to think we’re capable of handling the tasks put in front of us. We all want to think we can save some money, eat better, hit the gym, and get our work done without waiting till the last moment. We like to think we can set aside time to do things we want to do and handle the projects that have been put in front of us. It’s offensive when a boss, parent or spouse is there micromanaging our every move and nitpicking all our decisions. Self-management seems like an easy enough concept to understand, but in truth, it’s not the most straightforward question to answer, what is self-management? How does one become good at it and what are the skills required to understand how self-management works truly.


Self-management is the ability to do what you say you’ll do. It’s the power to control your life and to hold yourself accountable to a standard you’ve set. It’s not making excuses for why you didn’t ask for overtime when you want extra money for a trip. It’s abstaining from partying when you know you have poor behavior when you’re drunk. It’s having self-awareness and the will to stand with your judgment. It’s that moment when you’re by yourself and accountable to nobody else, and you have the option of doing the right thing or the easy thing, and you choose the right thing. How to get yourself into that mindset and to have that willpower is the challenge. You have to be strong enough and disciplined enough to do these things.

Understanding Self-Management

Self Management
What is Self-Management?


It’s going to bed when you’re tired. It’s not hitting Burger King when you’re stressed out. It’s not going back to smoking after you’ve quit for a week because it’s only one cigarette and that doesn’t count as smoking. Having the ability to set out a plan and then achieve it is the pinnacle of self-management, and it’s something so very few people can honestly do. Bad habits exist for a reason. Being in a rut is something that’s so very hard to escape from because you’re pre-conditioned to keep repeating those same behaviors over and over again. Your brain recognizes bad habits, and on some level, it enjoys them even if you know they are bad. You go back to what you know even when you know you shouldn’t do it because you promise yourself it’s the last time you’ll ever do it. You’ll make a clean break tomorrow. Tomorrow’s always the best day to make changes in your life. That’s not the best answer to “What is Self-Management?”


Because it always feels like there will be a tomorrow. You’ll still have a chance to make the right decision some other day. Today’s too hard. The kids aren’t listening to you, the spouse was sick and couldn’t help around the house, and you’ve earned a drink or two to blow off a little steam after you get the kids to bed. When you finally get a good night’s sleep and have a clear head and an easy day is the day you’ll stop drinking. It all sounds so easy. That’s why the drinks keep flowing. The perfect day that allows you to make the right choice never comes, so you make the natural choice. You hate yourself for doing it, but you feel powerless to change and fix the problem. You’ve looked everywhere for help and advice on the issue, but nothing seems to help. You feel like you’re trapped, and you’ll never get free of your bad habits that are ruining the quality of your life.

Getting Started


Personal Transformation and understanding how to break these cycles of bad habits and to finally change your life permanently in a positive way can is possible. TOPUCU stands for The Only Person You Cheat is You, and it is a mantra you should take to heart. You are cheating yourself out of a better life by going back to your old habits. You could have so many good things happening for yourself if you committed to them. Of course, learning how to commit to those good things truly is the challenge and TOPUCU is here to finally show you the path to the better life you can have.

What is Self-Management
What is Self-Management


With the TOPUCU course, you’ll go through the seven steps that will allow you to see how to overcome your previous bad habits and build and maintain good habits that will improve your life and make things better for yourself. From the very first step, you’ll begin to understand precisely why it is that you’re stuck in your bad habits and start unlocking the secrets that will start the process of freeing yourself from them. You’ll understand the concepts of the trigger, the routine, and the reward. You’ll come to grips with how your bad habits are a reaction to events in your life and how to build better, more positive responses and maintain them.

Moving Forward


Then you’ll learn about how important internal motivation is, and while it’s nice to get external motivation from friends, family and support groups, it’s still you that has to find the will to motivate yourself to be able to achieve lasting improvement. You’re looking for a better life and a better future, and you can achieve that if you’re finding the right ways to inspire yourself to push forward and meet the challenges you’ve put in front of yourself.
As you move through the rest of the lessons, you’ll learn all sorts of valuable knowledge. About how the pain of staying where you are is permanent and while it’s subtle, it never goes away. The pain of changing habits from bad to good can be challenging to deal with but it is transitory, and once you’ve managed to make your way through that period, the reward on the other side of it is very much worth it. You’ll learn about how to manage your time effectively and make yourself accountable for your tasks. No longer will procrastination sneak into your life and make things harder than they should be. You’ll be the one ahead of the game and have free time to spend with others because you were focused and determined to handle your tasks without wasting time.


You can do better. You can be an expert at self-management. It might seem impossible but it’s not, success can be achieved, and TOPUCU is here to help you make it happen. Do not let your potential go to waste. Do not cheat yourself and live a life that isn’t as great as it should be. Challenge yourself to excellence and follow the TOPUCU path and you’ll be able to obtain it.

Building Habits

Building Habits

Building Habits

How do you start building habits? It can start slowly without you even noticing the habit is building. Bad habits form in insidious ways. It’s often something you don’t even notice is a bad habit. You just happen to hit the bar after work to blow off a little steam and hang out with a few friends and you all stop going to the gym. Staying up late and not getting enough sleep so instead of truly applying yourself at work you coast through your shifts just so you can get to the bar as quickly as possible. You order a burger with fries instead of a chicken wrap because everyone else is getting a burger so why not you?

Building Habits
Building Habits

You slowly gain weight, lose energy and focus, and might even start slouching towards alcoholism without even noticing what’s happening to you. You convince yourself it’s only something that’s temporary, that you’ll get back to the gym in a week or two, you’ll eat better soon enough, and you will sleep in on the weekend and finally catch up on your sleep so you’re not constantly tired all the time. Yet all these things keep being planned for tomorrow, for a mythical day that never arrives because doing the things you’re doing right now makes you happy and working to change those things will be hard and you have no idea if you’ll ever be successful at them. You’re in a rut and while you might complain about it now and again, the truth is that you’re pretty content in that rut.

Changing Habits

Yet you know you need to change, you understand your current situation is unhealthy and that you can do better. You want to lose some weight, you want to put in more work at the office so you can finally get that promotion and pay raise you’ve been seeking. Your doctor is on you about all the drinking you’re doing and you know improving your health will have a big impact on your life. It’s just that finding your way towards good habits is so hard and you’ve struggled with these problems for so long it seems impossible to overcome them. Changing habits appears overwhelming. Sure you quit drinking for a couple weeks every so often, but you always end up back at the bar sooner or later. How will you ever finally overcome your bad habits and start building habits that are healthy?

The Only Person You Cheat

Building Habits
Building Habits

The truth is something you already knew. That you are cheating yourself, you’re denying yourself the better life you could have if you would just put in the time and effort to improve your life – building habits that can make a difference. I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know. You do need skills and knowledge to be able to make these things happen and they can be done. It is the TOPUCU mantra that the only person you cheat is you. You’re only hurting yourself when you continue to stick to your bad habits and fail to correct behaviors that you know aren’t productive. You need to figure out the better way to live your life and with TOPUCU’s help, you’ll be able to do just that.

You know you have a bad habit but understanding why you continue to go back to that bad habit even when you know you shouldn’t is something you have to understand and address. Understand exactly what it is that makes you do what you’re doing. Are you rewarding yourself in some way? Is going to the bar your reward for making it through another day at work? Is it a reaction to stress or some other emotional trigger? Are you performing the bad habit because it’s a response to something in your life, is it a coping mechanism of some kind? These are the hard questions you need to ask yourself and discover the truth of what is going on inside your mind and how you can change what you are doing to improve your life. To make a real breakthrough and escape your bad habits and start building habits that will be good for the rest of your life.

How to Build Habits

Building Habits
Building Habits

TOPUCU will work to guide you to that better life by taking you on the seven-step path of breaking your bad habits and establishing good habits in your life. Each of these steps will allow you to understand exactly what is going on inside your mind and allow you to come to grips with the decisions you have been making and how you can change those decisions from self-destructive negative decisions to better more positive decisions that will build upon themselves. Unlike the starts and stops you’ve had in the past with failed diets, failed creative projects, or other tasks you got motivated for a little while on before going back to your old ways this is a system that leads to sustainable results. Instead of feeling like you’re building on a foundation of sand that’ll just be washed away by the next tide you’ll be building a solid and strong foundation that will be able to withstand all the temptations and troubles life throws at you. Building habits that will last.

Steps to Building Habits

Building Habits
Building Habits

You begin in step 1 and start to understand the basic ideas of what habits are. You’ll look at triggers, routines and rewards and see how your mind works and why you’re doing what you’re doing. This vital info is what begins your process towards building habits to improve your life. In step 2 you’ll begin to truly understand how motivation works and what you need to do find the motivation you need to push forwards towards your good habits and away from the rut you’ve been stuck in. In step 3 you’ll learn about pain in the sense that while you are struggling to follow your good habits that struggle pales in comparison to being stuck in the life you’re currently living.

Step 4 will teach you about the “Seven E’s” they’re how your mind operates and the ways to remove the bad habits from the wiring in your brain and to rewire your thoughts and ideas towards better habits and a positive lifestyle. Step 5 will teach you about visualization and how to truly see and aspire to your better life. You’ve been looking for this life for so long and now you can finally understand how looking towards it will help you achieve it. In step 6 you’ll learn about the importance of time and how you only have a very finite number of hours every week and you need to use those hours in the best way possible to improve your life. Finally, step 7 will teach you how to burn the bridge from your past life and your bad habits and turn towards your better life that you’re seeking. With TOPUCU you can begin building habits and the better life you’ve always wanted.

 

 

Reducing Recidivism | Getting on the Right Path

Recidivism

Reducing Recidivism | Getting on the Right Path

Reducing recidivism is a challenge for our society and for individuals.  People who are trying to break bad habits and find ways to stay in a healthy and positive mindset often find that the long-term struggle is a daunting one.  A week or two of avoiding eating bad foods leads to a cheat day that ends up being the end of a diet. Avoiding drinking for a month leads to you finally getting drunk because you’re out with friends and you don’t want to seem like you’re not fun and not one of the guys. Habits are part of who we are and breaking free of your habits is hard work. When a person has committed a crime or many crimes in their life finding a way to get free of that lifestyle is a real challenge. Recidivism is a serious problem that plagues people that start towards a bad path. Finding ways to break bad habits is one of the major keys when it comes to reducing recidivism and getting people to rebuild their lives.

Reducing Recidivism not Just by Punishment

reducing recidivism
Reducing Recidivism

When we think of the justice system there is a tendency to think only of the punishment of the guilty party. There is a mentality to lock somebody up and throw away the key when it comes to dealing with people who commit crimes. While punishment must be a part of any legal system the guilty party must be allowed to try to rebuild their life after paying the debt they owe to society. Reducing recidivism in finding ways to rehabilitate criminals and getting them to become productive members of society is good for everyone. Having people that can set an example for others who have made mistakes in their lives is a great way to get more people to believe that they too can make the positive changes needed to leave a life of criminality behind them and walk the path of the honest and law-abiding citizen. Reducing recidivism is not only good for the individual but a benefit to our society.

Change Habits: Reduce Recidivism

Finding ways to break bad habits and instilling good habits is what TOPUCU is all about. Things like weight loss, addiction, wasteful spending, and other bad habits are all issues we seek to address and fix but when it comes to the bad habit of criminal activity, it can literally be a matter of your freedom or even your life. While people might think that the penalty of jail and loss of freedom might be a powerful enough motivator to get somebody to not break the law, the truth is that criminality, like any other habit, is a struggle that must be overcome.  Efforts at reducing recidivism must be approached with the mindset of changing that criminal bad habit.

Positive Results

The results of teaching the TOPUCU system to criminals has been extremely positive.  Nearly two-thirds of those who have learned the methods TOPUCU teachings have reduced the amount of their criminal thinking and seventy percent have gained self-confidence from the fact that they believe they can improve their lives by following the TOPUCU system. Nine out of ten say they understood the program and how to apply its teachings to their lives. Positive steps to reducing recidivism.  Helping anyone end a bad habit is a good thing, turning around the lives of criminals is one of the best things possible.

Secrets to Changing Habits

Changing Habits

Changing Habits

Are you looking for a solution to changing habits? Why do you have bad habits? Why are bad habits so hard to break? What are the tools to learn good habits and how can you get yourself into a proper mindset to create good habits that you’ll keep doing every day? Why do you elect to eat bad food every day instead of going for a long walk every day? What’s holding you back from taking that walk? These are the questions you need answers and with TOPUCU you’ll find the answers you’ve been searching for and finally begin the process of learning and maintaining good habits – and changing habits that are counterproductive.

How to Change Habits

You’ll understand exactly how a habit is formed and what’s needed for changing a habit. Habits have three steps to them, trigger, routine, reward. People focus on the second part of this process, the routine that they do. They think the habit they engage comes naturally and is just something they do. It’s not, there is an underlying reason for why they are doing it and they need to understand that first and foremost if changing habits is ever going to take hold. Once the trigger is understood and acknowledged then the routine can be broken down and rebuilt as a good habit that will lead to a good reward. A critical step in changing habits. Instead of eating food after work because that’s just what you do after work you’ll understand why you’re doing that. Is it the stress from your shift that makes you order the food? Is it hunger because you’re not bringing food to work beforehand? The reason for why you’re making that bad decision will be understood and once you understand that, being able to make the good decision will become so much easier. You’ll be on your way to changing habits that you want to control.

Changing Habits Takes Effort

Changing Habits
Changing Habits

Changing habits takes time and effort. It’s a lot of work to correct a bad habit. The habit has become so ingrained in your life, be it smoking, drugs, drinking, gambling, or whatever else it is that has a grip on your life and won’t let go. You need to break the habit that is ruining your life. You need to learn to find the motivation that comes from fixing a bad habit and understanding the pain you feel while changing habits is only temporary, while the pain of continuing your habit never goes away and only gets worse with time.

Changing Habits with TOPUCU

The seven-step program TOPUCU gives you will get you on the right track to finally understand the way to train your mind to engage in good habits. Undertaking the course and applying the knowledge gained from it will get you to understand exactly why you have been making the decisions that led you to your bad habits. Good habits and bad habits all come from the same process and fully understanding how to liberate yourself from that cycle and start making the good decisions that will lead to good habits that will improve your life and finally get you to where you’ve always wanted to be. Be it breaking an addiction, losing weight, controlling your temper, or some other issue you’ve struggled with your whole life there is a solution. You’re just a step away from changing habits. Let TOPUCU show you the way.

Personal Transformation | Re-inventing Yourself

personal transformation

Re-inventing Yourself

What is a personal transformation? It’s the task of changing who you are and becoming the person you want to be. There are so many things people want to do in their lives. To lose weight, to break free from an addiction, to learn a skill or trade, to start making more money. People have goals and desires and it’s frustrating when you’re watching your scale not move, or you’re back smoking a pack a day, or you’re going nowhere in your career. You’ve been motivated to change these things in your life yet something is holding you back. There is something that’s not just working for you when you try to make that big change. You’ve read all the books on how to do what you’re trying to do but every time you do it you come up short. There has to be a reason why you’re failing and you need to know what it is.

Personal transformation

Make New Habits

Enter TOPUCU. TOPUCU is a company that is all about personal transformation. We can teach you how to think, how to understand the habits and routines that you have and why you’re going what you’re doing. We can show you the reasons why you do what you do and how to begin the process of changing your routine and getting you out of the cycle of bad decisions that keep you stifled and unable to get where you’re trying to go. We can show you that the first thing you need to achieve is a better mental mindset that is capable of change and personal transformation.

Emotionally, people want to change their lives and they take steps to do so, but without having a clear mind and an understanding of how they can go about making that change it becomes extremely difficult to do what they are trying to do.

 

Personal Transformation

TOPUCU’s seven-step program will help you understand exactly what it takes to make the positive changes in your life that you’ve been seeking to make. We explain to you step by step how to reshape your life and get yourself on track. You will learn the life skills and gain the mental tools needed to finally remove the negative things from your life that have been holding you back and replace them with new habits and routines that will finally unleash the potential inside you. This is the path that gets you to where you want to be.

Become a Finisher

Once you have finished the seven-step program you’ll take a final finisher course that will help you look at each part of your life. Work, family, health, education. Everything you have going on in your life needs to be reviewed and you need to work out exactly what it is you to achieve in each of these areas. You’ll write a personal mission statement defining your goals and what you seek to achieve in the future. This is your promise to yourself of a better life in the future and with TOPUCU’s help, you’ll be able to achieve it.