2-Day Workshop: Do Breakthrough. The Life Changing Magic Of Sorting Your Sh*t Out (Ghent, NY – June 13-14th)


Breakthrough. The Life Changing Magic Of Sorting Your Sh*t Out (Ghent, NY – June 13-14th, 2019)

David Hieatt returns to the farm for an entirely new workshop experience.


Do Breakthrough will take place this June in the inspiring setting here at Little Ghent Farm. The two-day workshop will be led by David Hieatt, co-founder of the DO Lectures held each year in Wales, UK and jeans maker Hiut Denim.

David and his wife Clare started the Do Lectures because they were curious to find out why some people reach their potential, and others do not. 

They have listened to ten years of Do Lectures (most of which you can view free online here) involving hundreds of speakers, and applied what they have learnt to their own lives and businesses. The lectures showed them that there were techniques, methodologies, and ways of thinking that can make a genuine difference. And yes, help others make that breakthrough.

The workshop was beta tested in 2017. David and Clare have focused on the experience being useful, practical and deliver results for attendees.

Of course, it will take time to know that for sure. But the emails and support they received were compelling and have been since.

“Thank you so much for all your hard work and for everyone there for making us feel so welcome and valued. I can honestly say that the Breakthrough days have changed my life. I returned to my world having shed long held emotional luggage and, just as important, carrying a trunk load of practical and achievable tips on what to do next.”

Join David and the farm team on June 13th and 14th for two magical, inspiring and potentially life-changing days.

Who Is This For?

You could be running your own business and understand for it to grow, you will have to grow first.
You could have a great career but have a yearning to do something else.
You could have raised some wonderful children and be thinking what is next.
You could be repeating the same mistakes and just need some tools to help you.
You just want to learn how to get better at being you.
You have said ‘one day’ too many times.

You want to say goodbye to your old self. 

What Will You Learn?

1, Why changing a little will change a lot.
2, What drives you? What is stopping you?
3, How to use the subconscious and imagination to make change happen.
4, How to overcome limiting beliefs.
5, Why we need to change the person, not the behaviour.
6, How to hack your sleep.
7, Why a contract with yourself is so powerful.
8, How to see things as you want them to be, not as they are.
9, Why you should always start with the end in mind.
10, Where is your attention? Where does it need to be?
11, What are the six human needs?
12, How to deal with a choice of should and must.
13, How to master the battle between pain and pleasure.
14, Why prototyping the future you matters.
15, How to control your emotional states.
16, Why telling yourself a better story matters.
17, How to raise your standards.
18, How to prime yourself.
19, Why progress equals happiness.
20, Why there are seven signs of wealth.
21, Why cryptocurrency is a big part of your future.
22, How to hack your mortgage.
23, How to see the magic of today.

Why Attend?

When we start sorting our sh*t out, something happens. We feel we have taken control of our lives. And, it feels good. It’s empowering. And it feels like at long last the words have stopped, and the action has begun. And then each day, things just get better.

You may have tried to make a change before, but for whatever reason, it just didn’t stick. But, Breakthrough only happens when the desire is strong, and the techniques used to understand the human brain and how best to hack it. Old habits require new thinking.

The Do Lectures has spent the last ten years listening to some of the most incredible speakers on the planet. They have shared their secrets and provided clues on how to Breakthrough when you feel stuck, or if you are on the cusp of making an important change.

This will be an incredible two days. Things will never be the same again.

You Are Not Late For Anything.

Did you ever, you know, say the words?: “It’s too late for me.”

Even for just the teeniest-weeniest briefest of moments?

Did you ever want to run to the top of the nearest mountain and scream:


Haven’t you? Honest? Really?

Did you ever see your friends do well and a little part of you thought: Oh boy, secretly I wish that was me?

Did you ever feel time flying by while progress seemed to be slowing down?

Did you ever think how the heck am I only here?

Did you ever think, well, you may have to get a Plan B?

But what if you have been telling yourself the wrong story?

Oh boy, if you only knew.

What if you are not stuck?

And what if you are not late for anything?

What if your best ideas, happiest times, best moments actually lay ahead of you.

What if you could learn how to get out of your own way? Just imagine what you could do.

What if you could Breakthrough?

This seminar has been ten years in the making. It does not rely on inspiration or motivation alone, but rather it pulls in pioneering thinking from leading human behaviour studies around the world. And, provides you with simple ways to apply them to your daily life.  

Our desire to Breakthrough has always been strong, but the techniques we’ve used to make it happen have been weak. And so, mostly, we fail. But what if we learnt better methodologies, and applied them? Then we would start to see the results that we crave.

For Example.
Every January many people make New Year’s Resolutions. And by the first week of February between 70-80% on average will have given up on them.

It turns out willpower isn’t the best tool to break a habit. And yet each January we use the very same technique that didn’t work the previous year. And yes, we all know how that ends, right?

Willpower Is Sugar.
It gives you a short burst of determination, but then it runs out of steam. Habits are hard to break because they have become a part of daily lives over a long period. Habits need a better technique than willpower alone can provide.

Design, Hack, Build, Maintain The Life You Most Want.
But what if you could learn a set of techniques, practices and methodologies that could deliver the Breakthrough you most want in all parts of your life?

What if you could design, hack, build and maintain the life you most want? 

This two-day seminar is all about getting our act together. Because when we do that, everything gets better. There is magic when we decide and act.

The Thinking.

Three Pillars of Mastery.
To master ourselves there are three strengths that we need to gain. Unless we master them, we will not become the best version of ourselves. We will find Breakthrough hard to achieve. 

Think of them as three legs on a stool.
Each one is required to be of equal length and strength. And therefore, of equal importance. So, when we sit down on it, it is balanced. This allows us to concentrate on doing our best work we have ever done.

They allow us to concentrate on the problem in front of us, not underneath us.

1, Emotional fitness.

2, Physical fitness.

3, Financial fitness.

Emotional fitness.
Lots of people go to a gym to make their body stronger. But what if each day you learnt how to make yourself emotionally stronger? What if you joined a gym for the mind.

Physical fitness.
If you want to be strong in mind, you need to be strong in body. How do you make your default to find time so that you make your body stronger, more flexible, leaner each day?

Financial Fitness.
There will be those who are asking why is financial fitness one of the legs. It’s the thing we least want to talk about, and the thing we most worry about. That’s why.

Our relationship with money isn’t always healthy. If we are paid a lot, we tend to spend to that new level. We often think we need to work crazy hard to make money, and yet if we look at when we made the most money, it was a small moment of inspiration.

If we are going to argue with our loved ones, there is more chance it will be about money than any other single thing. Money is the biggest cause of stress for people.

Selling time can and does indeed help you earn a high income. But you are selling time. Your most limited resource. And time doesn’t scale. Isn’t that a truth?

So, what do you have to do to become a master of your money?

1, Spend less than you earn.

2, Save a set amount each month.

3, Understand the magic of small actions.

4, How to choose a great financial advisor.

5, Diversify.

6, Create assets.

7, Have a 6-month money safety-net.

8, Be an investor, not a consumer.

9, Start now.

10, Make your money make money.

Crisis Makes for a Great Editor.
The technical term for this moment is this: S.O.S.O.

Sort Our Sh*t Out.
We are more likely to want to change if we have to. If we have no choice. A turning point in our lives is helpful because it forces us to make a change. Humans don’t like change. They will do anything to avoid it. Having these moments in our lives is important, even if at the time they were the worst of times. It turns out the worst of times help us find the best of times.

The Destination Needs To Be Known.
Most people know when they go to a train station, where they want to go to. Almost 100%. But most people can’t say the same of their career, their business or even their life. And because we have no clear goal, we end up in a place we didn’t want to be in. And then say to ourselves with surprise: “This isn’t where I want to be.”

To Change Your Life, You Must First Change Your Habits.
We are the sum-total of our habits. So how do we take control of what we repeatedly do? Because what we repeatedly do shapes our days, our bodies and our minds. But breaking a habit is harder than just carrying on with it. Habits are created over time, and we don’t even know they are habits until we try and opt out of them. Opting out is hard. Why does it take on average 66 days to break a habit? Some take shorter. Some take longer. But a deep understanding is needed to break a habit. Willpower won’t do it.

“We Make Our Habits. Then Our Habits Make Us.”
The mistake most people make is trying to change a behaviour and not the person you need to become to make the new habit stick. Imagination is the superpower to changing new habits. Why? Because 95% of habits are sub-consciously driven (right brain). Basically, we don’t even think about them. We just auto-pilot them. To change them, we try and use the left brain. The odds are not stacked in its favour. We need to imagine the person we need to be before we can make the change happen.

What Makes You Cross?
This is one of the best and simplest ways to break a habit. Jerry Seinfeld’s productivity secret is better known as ‘Don’t break the chain’. Spend some amount of time doing the desired activity every day, when you do, cross off that day on a calendar.  This creates a chain of X’s showing your progress. The more X’s there are, the more motivated you are to keep going. This effect is called loss aversion. Basically, we haven’t come this far to only come this far. The progress is visible. And it’s addictive, in a good way.


June 13th-14th, 2019.


The workshop will take place at Little Ghent Farm, Ghent. NY 12075. Less than three hours from NYC and Boston.



Maximum twenty places available



Two day workshop. Delicious farm breakfasts and lunches. Farm supper with David Hieatt on June 13th. Fireside chat and beverages ~ weather permitting.

Accommodation not included. A list of local options can be provided upon request.

Your Coach.

David Hieatt
Co-founder of The Do Lectures. Co-founder of Hiut Denim Co. Before that Co-founder of Howies.

Finally left a salary in 2001 and hasn’t looked back since.

Cancellation Policy

What happens if the workshop is cancelled ?
In the unlikely event of the cancellation of a course we will fully refund you. We cannot be held liable for any third-party costs, such as travel bookings or accommodation.

What happens if I need to cancel a workshop booking?
Up to and including thirty days before the workshop we will refund you. Within thirty days of the workshop we are unfortunately unable to refund bookings however we will try to accommodate someone else in your place. The workshop fee will only be refunded if we are able to fill your space on the course.