Harris Kern is recognized as the foremost authority on providing practical guidance for solving management issues and challenges. He has devoted over 30 years helping professionals build competitive organizations. His client list reads like a who’s who of American and International Business. His client list includes Standard and Poor’s, GE, The Weather Channel, NEWS Corporation, Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminal (HACTL), among hundreds of other Fortune500 and Global 2000 companies. He pioneered theDiscipline Mentoring Program andProfessional/Personal Growth Program (P²GP)and is the author of over 40 books, including his latest, Going From Undisciplined to Self-Mastery.
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Welcome to BloggerNews, Harris. Please tell us about your book.
Going from Undisciplined to Self-Mastery is the roadmap you’ll need to take you from being an unproductive human being to becoming the master of your own fate. It will guide you through the time-proven Five steps needed to help transform your life into what you really want it to be. These steps will help you develop the self-discipline you’ll need in order to live the rest of your life with true purpose. The five steps are based on hundreds of life coaching and organization performance mentoring case studies facilitated by the author. Once you master all five of these steps, you will be able to combat the top issues affecting many people in the world today—I refer to them as The Dirty Dozen:
- Severe procrastination
- Failed goals
- No motivation
- No sense of urgency
- Lack of structure
- Not focused
- Not managing sleep optimally
- Poor performance
- Poor time management
- Lack of energy
What was your goal when writing this book?
Provide the actual formula for success (to combat the issues above) from real case studies… the proof not the hype from hundreds of life-coaching engagements and dozens of organization performance mentoring engagements from Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies.
Who is your target audience?
Anyone who needs to be more productive – from teenagers to the elderly.
What will readers learn after reading your book?
They will learn how to:
- institute structure into your life,
- prioritize your life,
- manage time effectively,
- hold yourself accountable,
- always seek perfection,
Are you a disciplined writer?
I am disciplined in every facet of life.
Do you have an agent?
Yes – I have an awesome agent. Her name is Leticia Gomez.
If yes, how was your experience searching for one?
It’s a lengthy and drawn out process. Most of them never get back to you.
Would you like to tell readers about your current or future projects?
New book due out in April 2015: On Being a Workaholic: Using Balance and Discipline to Live a Better and More Efficient Life.
As an author, what is your greatest reward?
Writing a book that can help turn people’s life’s around. To help them be more productive, healthier and enjoy their relationships to the fullest.
Anything else you’d like to say about yourself or your work?
It’s just that the difference between me and other self help experts is that I have walked the talk for 4 decades:
- Exercises every day of the year
- Traveled to every continent and hundreds of cities all over the world (some several times)
- Established several successful businesses
- Purchased a new car (not used) at the age of 16 and paid cash for it
- Purchased first home at the age of 19 in the San Francisco Bay Area
- Trained his mind and body to sleep 4 hours a night
- Was a vice president in my early thirties at a large multi-billion dollar corporation
- Wear many hats
- Co-owner of my own imprint (www.cafeconlechebooks.com)
- Fulltime life coach
- Fulltime organization mentor
- IT business consultant
- Fulltime writer
I attribute this to training my mind at a young age to live life with a sense of urgency.