Remember - READ EVERY WORD. DO NOT SKIM.
5 Stages Of Learning ...
1. First stage,
as Master International Sales Trainer Tom
Hopkins calls it, is the
This is the stage of not knowing what one does not know and not
caring going with the flow. They just DO reaping the results - both good and
bad - of their actions.
With all due respect, this is the stage the vast majority of most people are at.
The masses of society, governments and industry at all levels of
them and in all industries
and professions. For the most part - almost everyone today. Just going with
This is not meant in a derogatory way. Nor
disrespectfully. Just reality.
Not knowing what they don't know going with the flow as they
have previously been taught by those who didn't know what they
didn't know that have been taught by those who didn't know what
they were never taught.
Hence, just about everybody throughout the world in all
cultures is in this stage of "Unconscious Incompetence".
Again, no disrespect intended. Just reality. Not
knowing what they don't know. Usually at no fault of their
2. The second stage is Conscious Incompetence.
This is the stage where
the mind is opened to realize how incompetent society and as a
by-product they individually really are
and begin to consider if something changed, how could their
situation, their life change in the process?
That change is almost always hoping for the better, even if they
still don't know what that "hope" is. What that vision is.
could include almost any mass demonstration anywhere in the
world in this stage.
attitude may include the masses or the individuals individually
not being happy with the way things are going for whatever
may not know what that is but they know something is wrong with
society and/or the direction society is going or the way things
are going individually for themselves.
are beginning to think they individually need to do something.
If not for society that seems bent on "their" own way as a
society as a whole, then for
are beginning to be humble enough to think change is necessary.
But not ANY change for the sake of change. But a
structured change with a pre-determined outcome, even if they
still don't know what that outcome will be.
is an excellent stage to be in.
stage is receptive to the likes of AGS
Life Academy in what it offers.
Academies in one. A finishing Academy for lower grades. A preparatory
Academy to even higher greatness after the Academy. And a
transition Academy to transition from one lifestyle to another.
make that incredible greatness blatantly obvious when it is
Actually, this 2nd stage makes for an ideal student - humble and receptive
to learn. But not knowing what needs to be learned or how.
needs and wants some guidance to go forward.
... with that hand-holding, they want to be in charge and in control of everything.
They don't want to be at the mercy of others that "claim" change
but have ulterior motives in mind. Who is the "change is
receptive and humble have learned perhaps the hard way to want to have
control of everything. They don't want to be forced
anything. They want to be 100% in control. To accept
what they want to accept. For their reasons.
This is where AGS Life Academy comes into being
to help them help themselves.
potential student they become part of the Self-Help
need here in this stage is to learn the basic questions to ask to determine
the underlying ways to change and then making the decision they
want to change and decide not only the direction they want to
go, but also the method in how to get there.
This stage of "Conscious Incompetence" is important. It is
a transition stage. Once one decides to change from what they have been but perhaps
before they really know where they want to go to consider their
They are ripe for being taught the fundamentals of learning.
them the crystal clear foundation. So they can build on so they can
dissect for themselves as they proceed where do they want to go.
First in their research
to learn what's right and wrong for them and
then how to incorporate what's best for them into their own being
for their own reasons.
The seeds of the "new YOU" or the obvious for them in the
individual stage of their development to be their Champion or my
The best of the best.
3. The third stage is Conscious Competence. This is
the stage where a dramatic attempt to make changes in their own lives with a
pre-determined approach for certain results has been made.
Therefore, the projected outcome will be their
Rolls Royce type
unique being or vision they will have created for themselves by themselves.
With guidance from AGS Life Academy
hand-holding them in the process AND being 100% IN CONTROL
Yes, here at this Academy, they are hand carried to do that
research using specific textbooks and other material and then to
MAKE THEIR OWN decisions each step along the way while in the
5th Module in how
they will put it all
together for their "new YOU" creation.
Again, they want to be in control of how that vision for
themselves is created and carried out.
That is an organized obvious missing dimension to thinking approach to
This is the
AGS Life Academy approach in
It is being designed for all
ages, all nationalities, all
cultures anywhere in the world.
4. The fourth stage is Unconscious Competence. Where
one has researched the various options learning what needs to be
learned, made the decisions in how to tailor their "new YOU" to
themselves and began to work on implementing it all to
Then this stage is practicing it. Fine tuning it as it is
being practiced going forward.
The end result is so the rough
edges are smoothed over becoming the
Mahal of smoothness and elegance of inlaid jewels as if that
was the way it all just happened in perfection.
This stage may take a short time span or it may take years to
develop. It is
totally up to the individual and their commitment, drive and their motivation.
Or the lack of any of those traits.
The way AGS Life Academy is
established, practice as you learn Module by Module with
pre-determined objectives for each, this 4th "Unconscious
Competence" stage time is
reduced substantially so when one graduates after Module 6, they will already
have been practicing their "ideal" vision of themselves each
simple step by simple step easily along the way.
Whether these steps are done in less than or the full 26 weeks
(6 months) as it was designed or 52 weeks (1 year), it doesn't
really matter. What matters is that each step has been
done sequentially in order as thoroughly as the individual
student can complete them.
Obviously, the system is designed for a profound 26 weeks
"Hope, Leadership and Success" program. And shockingly can
be FREE to the student.
Imagine what this type program could cost by the greedy and
5. The fifth stage per Tom Hopkins he calls the Champion stage. This stage is the
well-known fact of life of actually BEING that Rolls Royce (best
of the best) of
one's industry. One's profession. One's group or in
whatever - THE best of THE best.
is THE objective of each student. Whatever it is that they
visualized themselves as. What their determination of
"success" is for THEM.
is the stage of "having arrived" - whatever that means to the
individual. The Champion.
the 5 Ws
Questions to open the thought patterns to think even more.
We at AGS Life Academy want
you to develop that THINKING process and profoundly. Never
accept at face value. Dig deep and analyze everything.
... & The Process Of Osmosis Difference
These 5 stages of learning above are different than the
Process of Osmosis in that
the 5 stages looks at life differently.
The 5 stages are actively attempting to re-create themselves with
a pre-determined approach to aggressively create the "ideal"
person for themselves whereas the Process Of Osmosis is a
subjective look at being caught up in something without
realizing what has happened until after the fact.
I.e. a movement of the times.
As a reminder to what is taught elsewhere in the Academy, the
Process of Osmosis is the simple realization of what has
First time you hear something, you reject it outright.
The second time you hear something, the thought becomes
The third time, is alright. I can see that.
The fourth time is right on.
The fifth time is definitely, this is right without question.
The sixth time you are now ready to fight to protect it.
So the 5 stages is an active
aggressive shock and awe systematic approach to writing your own
history in advance while the Process Of Osmosis is writing your
history after the fact only. That writing after the fact
is repetition (whether reading, writing, listening or
practicing) at least 6 times.
And, if done within 30 days
every day, the student sets a habit as explained in
Orientation - Part 1.
Remember, it will take another 60 days to cement that habit
deeper into the self.
Consequently, doesn't it make
sense rather than always reacting after the fact to certain
events that affect YOU, many times negatively, to be pro-active
and determine what events will affect YOU in advance with
preconceived outcomes, usually always super positive, already
determined to YOUR advantage?
YOU are in charge of YOUR
destiny. You'll live your life in any case.
In other words, why settle for
2nd best? For mediocrity?
Why not go for the best of the
best which YOU can achieve?
Yes, maybe with a little
effort. But, with easy, simple and structured effort?
Therefore, this Module of Obviousness begins to break down that
Process Of Osmosis that has happened to an individual and with
research here at the Academy, go back to the basics to learn the
basics so an individual can discern for themselves when it is
more appropriate what they want to do and who they want to
And then go after that "ideal" person THEY have willingly with
forethought created in their own mind. The "new YOU".
This is one of the purposes of
Therefore, using that 39 page
first Academy textbook booklet -
Obvious Adams: The Story of a Successful Businessman by Robert
R. Updegraff, look at your life currently and determine some
- Which of the 5 stages of
Tom Hopkins mentioned above are YOU in
- Can you look back in your
life and see
how you could have used the Process Of Osmosis to have
changed your life to the next level or see how you can now?
- What makes YOU realize YOU
want a change in YOUR life?
- Initially, what is it that
YOU want going forward?
- What are YOU willing to
give up or sacrifice for that whatever IF
(not saying you will have to, just how bad do you want
whatever you want?) you had to?
In addition to you, when you
consider other people
- personally known to you closely or indirectly known as an
acquaintance to you or of others totally not
known to you personally but know of - what can you obviously observe from
them? What can you obviously learn from them?
Here, we do not consider them in a judgmental way,
but in obvious lessons you can learn from them - i.e. their actions vs.
their words and the results of what they do. Observe their "obviousness" vis-à-vis
you and what you
are learning here at AGS Life Academy.
- Can you see some things
you can learn quickly?
- What are the obvious good
aspects YOU like?
- What are the obvious not
good aspects YOU don't like?
- What could you envision
incorporating in yourself?
- What could you observe you
do NOT want, rejecting for yourself?
- What would you have to do
to either incorporate or remove from you to be a better you?
As a wise father taught his
are two ways to learn something. By observation in
watching other people and by what you do yourself.
ways, it may be much better to observe and learn from others
than by yourself. The trial by error method.
"The result of observing
others first rather than personally doing first, will be fewer scars
you'll have. Much less pain and
suffering in learning and the need to unlearn before learning to
correct the bad or the all-around general trial by error ways of living
life going with the flow, especially of the masses."
That father was the President's
father. A very astute man full of uncommon wisdom.
That's what this Module
teaches. Use observation as well as your own experiences
to look for the obvious. In everything.
Learn from others before tailoring what YOU like to yourself.
You're 100% in control.
Step by step.
Challenge To YOU...
Here is an outstanding article
you may be interested in while thinking about the obviousness of
things. By the way, expect to find these nuggets
throughout the Academy.
Money Without Working; Automate Your Business" by Matt Barre
Conclusion Of This Module
Before you go to the next Module -
Module 1 (Attitudes
of ambition, motivation & drive & how to use them
consider quickly refreshing yourself with:
When you do, consider each of the
7 Areas Of Life
though the only Student Level available here at the Academy
right now that FREE is the
Audit level, consider the
other levels to learn how to reap the most from the Academy.
The Audit Program means
simply, to read the material through without any required attendance, homework or other
assignments without any follow up by the Academy.
We do suggest to do the assignments
of the FULL Diploma Program FOR YOURSELF to glean even
more out of the Academy than the bare minimum.
Therefore, we do suggest now
upgrading to either the Certificate
for the credits for the other assignments FOR YOURSELF.
These include for the Diploma Program and higher levels:
- what YOU got out of this Module
examination - relate the Module to YOU
- keeping track to look back later and be WOWed
- instill it even further in you while learning to be a
- staying informed is important to be forward thinking
appreciation - enjoy the finer things in life
with the family and
One Final Suggestion, Please
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AGS Life Academy as to what
YOU thought about this Module and/or any comments you'd like
about YOUR experience with the Academy so far.
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