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Thinking Directions

Sharpen your "Thinking Tactics"
during this one-day workshop
near Washington DC

Saturday, May 7, 2011
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Register by April 24 to save $50 and guarantee your place.

After April 24, please call to check availability.
There will be at most three places available after April 24.

Are you a manager, business owner, or other professional with too much on your agenda? You may have gotten some help from courses on time-management and delegation. But these tools are not always powerful enough when you are the person in the hot seat to tackle the most complex tasks and make sure they get done in a reasonable time.

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The problem is, how do you "get your mind around" the issues quickly and effectively? Before you can break up a task into little steps to do or delegate, you first have to understand it in your own mind. That's when obstacles—thinking obstacles like overload, uncertainty, and poorly formed goals—can shut you down and make you feel stuck. And when you feel  stuck in your thinking, your project is stuck, too.

In my class on Thinking Tactics, you learn how to get unstuck in your thinking, so you can figure out how to get unstuck in action.

Everybody comes to the Thinking Tactics Workshop with different topics to think about, but you will leave with a single system that helps you concentrate better, avoid bogging down, and get more mileage out of your thinking time.


"Thank you for your wonderful workshop. I can immediately apply the material you presented to all facets of my life. In fact, everyone I spoke to during the breaks felt as if you tailored the workshop for them. Considering the varieties of professions and personalities that were represented, it is clear that Thinking Tactics can benefit anyone who wants to think."
—Alec Bass, Information Security Specialist

In this workshop, you will learn a system of "Thinking Tactics." It is a jam-packed day, covering all the tools you need to concentrate on demand and make a complex task fit inside your brain.

A detailed printable brochure which includes a formal course description and topical outline is available here. 

During the day, you get a chance to practice using these tactics both in class exercises and individual exercises using your own personal thinking tasks. For an idea of what you can use the tactics to help you with, read the recommended advance preparation for a recent course.


"This workshop helped me deal with a problem that had been plaguing me for some time. Once I learned about the floundering scenarios, I had a major breakthrough that has already saved me over $500! And the methods of surveying and spiraling were well worth the cost of the entire workshop."
—Francesco Moriconi, Owner, Fitness Analysis and Comprehensive Training

To help you apply Thinking Tactics afterwards, you will be given a complimentary two-month membership in The Thinking Lab. In The Thinking Lab, you get weekly thinking tips, available only to program members. You can listen to mastery classes covering topics that just don't fit into a one-day program. And you can do individual exercises on topics of your choice, and get feedback and help from me.

I (Jean Moroney) developed this course by working with individuals and groups, and targeting the top thinking problems they faced when they sat down to think at their desks. Whether the problem is overload, uncertainty, or floundering, we've all experienced it. What most people don't know is that a few basic tools can conquer these problems every time.

In this class you learn what is the mental equivalent of the hammer, saw, drill, and screwdriver—and how to make sure you use the right tool for the job.


"I was impressed with how much the membership in the Thinking Lab added value to the workshop. The thinking tips and teleclasses were very helpful for reviewing the tactics we learned in the class and applying them to real life problems. This package is a great a value, well worth the money."
  —Gulsun Akanayigit, Financial Analyst, New York, NY


Enrollment is capped at 30 people to ensure everyone has a chance to ask questions and join the discussion.

Thinking Tactics always attracts an interesting group of ambitious professionals. You'll get a chance to chat with the other participants during the continental breakfast or the light lunch (both of which are complimentary) and during two short breaks during the day.

When & Where

The Washington DC workshop will take place all day at a hotel near Washington Reagan airport:

Saturday, May 7, 2011
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Holiday Inn National Airport
2650 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 2

The hotel has a courtesy shuttle to Washington Reagan Airport and the local metro.

What can you expect to learn?

In the morning session, Leveraging the Power of Your Mind, you will learn:

In the afternoon session, Managing the Time to Think, you will learn:

This is an interactive workshop. During the day we will work through exercises and processes in the 70-page workbook using a combination of lecture, discussion, group exercises, and individual exercises.

 When you leave, you will take away a laminated summary sheet with essentialized reminders of how and when to use the tactics. Plus, at the back of the workbook is a convenient 8-page summary of the course for quick review.

How much is it?
Regular Tuition for the all-day event is $375.

Commit and Pay by April 24 and get $50 off
Pay only $325
Use the coupon code: APR24

Early payments of $325 are fully refundable prior to the April 24 deadline. After that time, payments are not refundable, but you are welcome to send a replacement.


Do you need help getting your employer to reimburse you for the cost of your tuition?

Just let me know—I can help with the paperwork.

I can provide you a formal invoice to receive reimbursement from your employer.

Or, if your company prefers to pay the cost directly, I can accept a purchase order and invoice the company.

To sign up, please fill out the form here. You can either pay by credit card on that site, or put in the "Paybycheck" coupon to register and then send the check separately. Make sure the check is postmarked by the payment deadline.

Payments of $325 are fully refundable up to April 24. After that time, payments are not refundable, but you are welcome to send someone else to take your place.

When I get your payment, I'll send you a registration packet plus a copy of my pamphlet "Thinking on Paper," as a welcome to the class.

Let's sum up what each person gets from an investment of $375:


A No-Risk Sample

Jump Start Your Thinking is a free 1-hour sample class I offer every other month. About 30-40 minutes of that teaser covers "Thinking on Paper", which overlaps with this class. Sign up on the Jump Start page.

I guarantee, if you like the Jump Start class, you will find Thinking Tactics even more valuable. It builds on what can only be mentioned in passing in Jump Start.

"I had used 'thinking on paper' before, but now I have additional methods to use with it, and I can do it routinely. The additional tactics are tremendously helpful in regaining focus after frequent interruptions.  Great stuff."
—Bart Blacha, Software Engineer,
Austin, Texasstrong

Want to know more? A detailed printable brochure is available here. It includes much additional information: 

 Or, email me, Jean Moroney, at with your questions.

Sign up now and learn how to get more results for your thinking effort.

Advance discount: $50 off if you pay by April 24. Pay only $325.
(Coupon Code APR24)
Last-minute registrations: $375

Still unsure? Here's my money-back guarantee: If you have not already discovered one way your thinking can be significantly more productive by the time of the first break (10:45), you can walk out then with a 100% refund. So what are you waiting for?

Sign up for the class here



"The clarity of the workshop is terrific. It comes from what I call the "oh, yeah!" quality—the ability you have to describe real minds really working, not just to deliver a theoretical lecture that I have to struggle to tie to my own concretes. I was thinking of dozens of ways to use this information even before I got home from the workshop! And I've been using it ever since."
  —Susan Bowden, Montessori Teacher

Many More Testimonials

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