Mount Olympus

Life has changed in the 21st century. Technology is changing everything from how we dress, to how we drive, to how we dream. But It Doesn’t Change How We Feel. And no matter how life changing our technology becomes or how big our dreams are—how we feel about ourselves influences everything else. 

Your self-image dictates the quality of your marriage, how your kids feel about you, how you interpret events at work and how big your paycheck is. How you see yourself—your self-image—dictates your health and happiness. Self-image is the number one thing that determines success or failure in relationships, business, and all other human interaction. Sadly, most people have never come to grips with or learned to navigate concepts such as vulnerability, shame, rage, guilt, self-love, joy, and gratitude. These feeling and concepts transcend religion and philosophy. They are in every human heart; there is no escaping them. And the peace and success that most people ineffectively seek can only be found by embracing the birth place of all feelings—self-image.

What are your most cherished dreams? What would you be willing to do to achieve them? How long will you continue to suffer loss, pain, heartache, and low self-esteem? The Mount Olympus Project is a program that breaks through those barriers and delivers your dreams!

Want to be truly happy? I mean at a level you can’t imagine. Ready to a live a life of resolved guilt and shame and self-doubt? Ready to earn what you are worth? Eager to wake up every morning full of life, excitement, and joy? IT ALL STARTS WITH YOU!

This program combines the wisdom of Asian, Roman, and Christian philosophy with hard work, “Feet to the Fire” mentoring, and secrets to success that have been used and endorsed by thousands of successful and happy people.

Dr. Shanon Brooks mentors this extensive 3-month course and he will guide you through radical personal change from how you see yourself now to a person of happiness, success, abundance, and peace. This course helps you develop the tools, attitude, will power, and strength to accomplish anything you desire – and that means anything.

Cost:  $1,000/person

Venue: Conference call and personal mentoring


  • Daily 45 min. Classes (all 3 months)
  • Customized Personal Mentoring
  • “Feet to the Fire” Personal Accountability
  • Massive Personal Break-Throughs
  • Quality Readings and Discussion
  • Liberal Arts Education

This is a stand-alone program and not part of any Monticello College Degree program. No credits or degree are presented on completion. 

To Enroll: Call: (435) 590-1661 or email:




Program Overview

The Mount Olympus Project is grounded in philosophical thought from both Confucius and Cicero. 500 years before Jesus Christ, the Chinese philosopher Confucius declared: 

The ancients who wished to illustrate the highest virtue throughout the empire first ordered well their own states. Wishing to order well their own states, they first regulated their own families. Wishing to regulate their families, they first cultivated their own selves. Wishing to cultivate their own selves, they rectified their hearts. Wishing to rectify their hearts, they first sought to be sincere in their thoughts. Wishing to be sincere in their thoughts, they first extended to the utmost their knowledge. Such extension of knowledge lay in the investigation of things.

Things being investigated, knowledge became complete. Their knowledge being complete, their thoughts were sincere. Their thoughts being sincere, their hearts were rectified. Their hearts being rectified, their own selves were cultivated. Their own selves being cultivated, their families were regulated. Their families being regulated, their states were rightly governed. Their states being rightly governed, the whole empire was made tranquil and happy. [The Story of Civilization-Our Oriental Heritage, Durant pp. 668] 

100 years before the Christian era, the pagan Marcus Tullius Cicero, Console of Rome explained his personal belief:

The animal which we call man, endowed with foresight and quick intelligence, complex, keen, possessing memory, full of reason and prudence, has been given a certain distinguished status by the Supreme God who created him; for he is the only one among so many kinds and varieties of living beings who has a share in reason and thought, while all the rest are deprived of it. But what is more divine, I will not say in man only, but in all heaven and earth than reason? And reason when it is full grown and perfected, is rightly called wisdom.

Therefore, since there is nothing better than reason, and since it exists in both man and God, the first common possession of man and God is reason. But those who have reason in common must also have right reason in common. And since right reason is Law, we must believe that men have Law also in common with the gods. Further, those who share Law must also share Justice; and those who share these must be regarded as members of the same commonwealth. [Great Political Thinkers, Ebenstein pp. 152]

These concepts merged with the best from 19th and 20th century Western abundance thinkers comprise a super charged formula for success, happiness, and personal fulfillment. 

*Mount Olympus is the mythical home of the gods for both the Greeks and the Romans.






Part One: REASON

  • TJED - How to think not what to think
  • Create a vision of learning
  • Intro to liberal arts education

Part Two: WISDOM

  • Build a self image of happiness (emotional, mental, physical, financial, and spiritual)
  • Develop a personal culture of learning
  • Develop a vision of happiness and abundance 

Part Three: LAW (Right Reason)

  • Study natural law
  • Apply your new self image of happiness
  • Apply your new culture of learning

Part Four: JUSTICE

  • Consciously apply natural law
  • Develop a personal culture of abundance


  • Live your personal culture of abundance 

Summary of Confucius’s Well-Ordered Life 

  1. Investigation of Things (liberal Arts Education)
  2. Growth of Knowledge
  3. Sincere Thoughts
  4. Rectified Heart
  5. Personal Cultivation
  6. Well Regulated Self/Family (tranquility and happiness)