Dr. Levinson was born and raised in New York City. He earned a bachelors degree in psychology from Queens College of the City University of New York and a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Rochester. After completing his training, he moved to Minnesota to direct an innovative rural mental health program that flourished under his leadership for thirty-five years.
Levinson has spent most of his career helping people follow through on their good intentions. In the early 1980's, he discovered a design flaw in the human mind that's largely responsible for poor follow through. Levinson used his discovery to create the MotivAider - a remarkably simple tool that dramatically improves follow through by automatically keeping its user's mind focused on making virtually any desired change in behavior. Levinson co-founded Behavioral Dynamics, Inc. in 1987 to develop, perfect, manufacture and market the MotivAider. In 2008, he left the healthcare industry to devote his fulltime attention to supporting MotivAider users worldwide.
Levinson teamed up with peak performance consultant, Peter Greider, to write Following Through: A Revolutionary New Model For Finishing Whatever You Start. This critically-acclaimed book is based on Levinson's groundbreaking discovery about the paradoxical way the mind treats good intentions.
The MotivAider is an ingeniously simple electronic device that enables people of all ages to quickly, easily and privately change their own habits. It works by automatically keeping the user's mind focused on making virtually any desired change in behavior. Designed from scratch to radically improve the mind's ability to consistently transform knowledge and good intentions into tangible life-improving action, the MotivAider attacks the root cause of most self-improvement failures.
I believe that the self-improvement industry does people a great disservice by cultivating and reinforcing wishful thinking. The industry largely ignores an inconvenient truth that makes much of what they sell virtually useless to consumers. The industry - frankly, with the unwitting cooperation of consumers - ignores the overwhelming evidence that even the most hightly motivated people who load up on expert advice and head optimistically for success often get lousy results. We fail not because the advice we get is bad. We fail because we don't follow through! We fail to consistently transform the knowledge and good intentions we have into the tangible day-in, day-out actions that lasting improvements require.
I discovered, however, that Poor follow through isn't really our fault. It's primarily the result of a design glitch in the normal human mind! It's a species problem - not an individual problem. Fortunately, it's a problem that individuals can work around if they're willing to face the truth - even if the self-improvement industry won't.
Visit http://followingthrough.org to learn more about Dr. Levinson's insights into why so much of the time, effort, money and hope we invest in self-improvment goes to waste and what we can do to start following through instead of fizzling out.
Visit http://habitchange.com to learn about the MotivAider, an ingeniously simple electronic device that Dr. Levinson invented to correct for the mind's design flaw. The MotivAider enables people of all ages to automatically stay focused on making virtually any desired change in behavior until the job is done.