Complaint Free Living
with Will Bowen
A SIMPLE PLAN... A LIFE-CHANGING RESULT... A HAPPIER LIFE
- What exactly is a complaint?
- Why is complaining destructive?
- How can I get others around me to stop complaining?
- How can we affect social change if we don't complain?
- Why is it so hard to stop complaining?
- What happens once I no longer complain?
You may have pondered these questions yourself. Since the Complaint Free program began, Will Bowen has received hundreds of calls, letters and emails asking these and other important questions. In the en*theos Academy for Optimal Living course on Complaint Free Living, Will provides practical answers and shares inspiring and touching stories from people just like you who have transformed their lives by becoming Complaint Free.
Over 10 million people in 106 countries have taken the Complaint Free challenge and their lives are a testament to the positive effects of this simple idea. Find out how forming the simple habit of not complaining can transform your health, relationships, career and life.
In this course, Will presents a powerful practice to transform your life. Big words? Yes, but this is a plan that has already proven itself with millions of people around the world. Will Bowen developed the life-changing A Complaint Free World plan based on the simple idea that good things will happen for you in abundance if you can just leave your grumbling behind. He passed out purple bracelets and issued a challenge. "If you catch yourself complaining, take the bracelet and move it to the other wrist."
Less than a year later, more than six million people had taken up the challenge, trying to go twenty-one consecutive days without complaining, criticizing, or gossiping, and in so doing, forming a new, positive habit. By changing your words, you can change your thoughts and then begin to create your life by design. People have shared stories with Will of chronic pain relieved, relationships healed, careers improved, and becoming an overall happier person. Less pain, improved health, satisfying relationships, a better job, being more serene and joyous—sound good? It’s not only possible, it’s probable. Consciously striving to reformat your mental hard drive is not easy, but you can start now by using the steps Bowen presents here.
You will learn what constitutes a complaint, why we complain, what benefits we think we receive from complaining, how complaining is destructive to our lives, and how we can get others around us to stop complaining. You will learn the steps to eradicating this poisonous form of expression from your life. If you stay with it, you will find that not only will you not complain, but others around you will cease to do so as well. In a short period of time, you can have the life you’ve always dreamed of having.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone committed to transforming their lives--improving their relationships and career while becoming a happier person.
What You'll Learn
Week 1. An Introduction.
- What Is a Complaint and Why Is It So Destructive?
- Why is it so hard to stop complaining and What happens once I no longer complain?
Week 2. Unconscious Incompetence.
- I Complain Therefore I Am
- Complaining and Health
Week 3. Conscious Incompetence.
- Complaining and Relationships
- Waking Up
Week 4. Conscious Competence.
- Silence and The Language of Complaint
- Critics and Supporters
Week 5. Unconscious Competence.
- 21-Day Champions
Dates & Tuition
Date & Time: This course is available now for immediate download!
(If cash is tight, we offer a "Pick Your Price" model where you can choose to pay $125/$100/$50. And, if cash is *super* tight, you can apply for a scholarship!)
What You’ll Get Out of the Course
In this course, you will learn what constitutes a complaint, why we complain, what benefits we think we receive from complaining, how complaining is destructive to our lives, and how we can get others around us to stop complaining. You will learn the steps to eradicating this poisonous form of expression from your life. If you stay with it, you will find that not only will you not complain, but others around you will cease to do so as well. In a short period of time, you can have the life you’ve always dreamed of having.
Textbook for the Course
About Will Bowen
In July 2006 Will Bowen offered a simple idea for people to monitor their success at eradicating complaining from their lives. His idea exploded around the world and nearly 6 million purple Complaint Free bracelets have been sent to people in more than 106 countries.
Bowen has been featured on Oprah, NBC's The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, The ABC Evening News, Fox News Channel and in hundreds of TV and radio interviews around the world. Stories about him and the movement he created have been written about in over 200 newspapers, "People" magazine, "O" magazine, "Self" magazine and Chicken Soup for the Soul.
His first book, "A Complaint Free World," published in October, 2007 by Doubleday, is an international bestseller . The book has been published in more 14 foreign countries to date and is an audio book, read by Bowen, published by Random House Audio. His second book, "Complaint Free Relationships" was published December 2009 by Doubleday.
Praise for Will Bowen
“This was the best Learning Conference yet! Will Bowen is now one of my favorite speakers that we have had since I have been with Horizon.”
— Mary McColl, Horizon Bank
“Feedback was extremely positive. On a 6 point scale they rated you a 5.6 with 75% giving you a "6." Great job!”
— Phil Cabot, Volvo Motor Corporation
“I heard very positive things about you and your presentation and so many people approached me to commend us for bring- ing you to the conference - if nothing else my friend, you were great PR for me! Congratulations Will - and from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much! Your commitment and passion obviously resonates in your work.”
— Shreyshree Raja, Human Resources Professionals of Canada
“Like most of the other folks who took up the Complaint Free Challenge, I quickly discovered exactly how many of the words I spoke in daily interactions were complaints. For the first time, I really heard myself when I vented about work, whined about my aches and pains, bemoaned political and world issues, and complained about the weather. What a shock to realize how many of my words held negative energy – and I considered myself such a positive person!”
— Marty Pointer, Kansas City, MO
“The best change occurred for me at home. One night my wife and I were kissing in the kitchen, and she asked me, “Have you noticed we have been kissing more than usual?”
We discovered that I used to come home and complain about work, which would put us both in a bad mood. This was not conducive to a loving relationship. My new approach of coming home and not complaining found us in a good mood and enjoying being together.”
— Shawn O’Connell, Albuquerque, NM
“Like thousands, I have already begun changing my focus. The remarkable thing about this is how much happier I feel! Not to mention how much happier those around me must be (like my husband!). I have wanted to work on my complaining for a long time and the campaign has been the impetus for my changing behavior.”
—Jeanne Reilly, Rockville, Maryland
Will Bowen is the Founder of A Complaint Free World and an international best selling author who has been featured on Oprah and The Today Show and inspired millions of people from around the world. Learn more about Will »