A No Excuse Life: How to Own Your Choices and Unlock Your Potential

Chris Norton - Keynote & Virtual Speaker | Author | Founder , chrisnorton.org

Introducing “A No Excuse Life: How to Own Your Choices and Unlock Your Potential,” a game-changing guide to conquering adversity, led by keynote speaker, author, and advocate Chris Norton. Get ready to be inspired to overcome obstacles and reach your full potential. 

Throughout life’s adversities, remember: resilience can be one’s greatest ally. Challenges are not roadblocks, but stepping stones to personal growth. With unwavering determination and perseverance, triumph can be sought out. 

Chris Norton’s remarkable journey epitomizes resilience. His trajectory towards success began with a life-altering spinal cord injury during a college football game. Refusing to accept his fate, he committed to defying the odds, aiming to walk again—first at his college graduation, then at his wedding—inspiring countless with his unwavering determination.

Within this meticulously crafted course, each module offers a trove of valuable insights and practical tools to overcome life’s challenges. Chris reinforces these philosophies with his personal journey, providing tangible proof that these can work for you too.  

Are you finally all out of excuses?


With special thanks to Barbara S. Giordano for her invaluable contribution to the development of this course.



This course equips you with practical tools and insights to conquer life’s challenges, regardless of size. Discover a universal methodology to overcome any roadblock, empowering you to navigate life’s obstacles with confidence and resilience.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Confront Adversity: Get to the root of the excuses 
  • Own Your Choices: Come to terms with personal responsibility 
  • Reframe Your Thoughts: Shift focus from the negative to the positive 
  • Be Proactive: Ascertain what can be accomplished today
  • Get Clear on Your Values & Beliefs: Figure out what is truly important
  • Maintain Momentum: Delve into strategies for maintaining consistency
  • Prioritize Your Tasks: Understand the significance of urgency 
  • Unlock Motivation: Learn how to honor your intrinsic guide
  • Self-Acceptance: Foster inner peace, confidence, and resilience
  • Discover Your Purpose: Find meaning in it all 

This course is brimming with actionable insights, authentic anecdotes, and interactive quizzes to solidify your understanding. Upon completion, you’ll emerge equipped with the tools and self-assurance needed to reach your highest potential.


Course Curriculum

Chapter 1

The Only Way Out is Through

  • Lesson 1: Confront Adversity

  • Lesson 2: You Can't Compare Pain

  • Lesson 3: Why Do We Make Excuses?

  • Lesson 4: Confront Adversity Workbook


3 lessons, 3 Videos + 1 PDF Downloadable Worksheet + Quiz

Chapter 2

Hope for Tomorrow

  • Lesson 1: Thinking Your Way to Hope

  • Lesson 2: Yes And...

  • Lesson 3: Stinking Thinking

  • Lesson 4: Healthy Coping Strategies Workbook


3 lessons, 3 Videos + 1 PDF Downloadable Worksheet + Quiz

Chapter 3

Choose To Do Something About It

  • Lesson 1: Believing in the Power of Choice

  • Lesson 2: Act on Your Disappointment

  • Lesson 3: Start Now

  • Lesson 4: Ask, What Can I Do Today?

  • Lesson 5: Seek Wisdom From Others

  • Lesson 6: Getting Clear on Values & Beliefs Workbook


5 lessons, 5 Videos + 1 PDF Downloadable Worksheet + Quiz

Chapter 4

Maintaining Momentum

  • Lesson 1: How Do We Maintain Momentum?

  • Lesson 2: Envy To Admiration

  • Lesson 3: Stay Present

  • Lesson 4: Setting Yourself Up For Success

  • Lesson 5: Make a Plan, Work the Plan Workbook


4 lessons, 4 Videos + 1 PDF Downloadable Worksheet + Quiz

Chapter 5

The Grunt Work

  • Lesson 1: Priority, Not Time Management

  • Lesson 2: Urgency

  • Lesson 3: Outsmart Yourself

  • Lesson 4: Priority Tracker Workbook


3 lessons, 3 Videos + 1 PDF Downloadable Worksheet + Quiz

Chapter 6

Motivation Reload

  • Lesson 1: Who is Counting on me?

  • Lesson 2: Honor Your Intrinsic Drive

  • Lesson 3: Ask For a Push

  • Lesson 4: Discovering Your Purpose Workbook


3 lessons, 3 Videos + 1 PDF Downloadable Worksheet + Quiz

Chapter 7

For the Love of Fate

  • Lesson 1: Amor Fati

  • Lesson 2: Discovering Joy Where You Are

  • Lesson 3: Find Your Gratitude

  • Lesson 4: Journey to Self-Acceptance Workbook


3 lessons, 3 Videos + 1 PDF Downloadable Worksheet + Quiz

Chapter 8


  • A No Excuse Life Releases You From Your Limitations

  • Final Assessment

  • Course Survey


3 lessons, 1 Video + 0 PDF Downloadable Worksheets + 1 Quiz

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