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Excellent Scholarship Resources!

1. Adventures in Education: Use this quick search engine to learn about 15,000 scholarships available to a wide variety of students and college needs. 2. Broke Scholar: You don’t need to be broke to find scholarships at this search engine, home to over 850,000 scholarship award listings. Fill out a profile that provides information about you and your goals, and you can define your search to fit your specific needs. 3. Careers and Colleges: You can register for free to search through over seven billion dollars in college scholarships and […]

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Where can I find Scholarships?

High School Guidance Counselors – Counselor should be able to provide you with information regarding many scholarships. In addition to national scholarships, be sure to ask about local scholarship opportunities that may have a much smaller applicant pool. College or University – Research the college’s website/catalog and financial aid office for information regarding scholarships they offer. A school may award these automatically when you are admitted or you may have to apply separately. Make sure you also contact them to ensure you are award of scholarships that may not be […]

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What are Scholarships?

Scholarships are a form of financial aid awarded to qualified students on the basis of academic performance (e.g., grades, test scores, course curriculum), competition, particular skill, financial need, or a combination of unique circumstances. Some scholarships may require the applicant to submit an essay, a video or other items allowing them to use their creativity. These awards can come in the form of cash or a tuition reduction waiver. Usually, no repayment is required if academic obligations are met. Scholarships are FREE MONEY. Make sure you don’t pay to research […]

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Mentoring Adds Value!

Defining what we value begins by recognizing who we value. As a former educator I always tried to lead with passion. I wanted to establish my sincerity as I helped shape my existence and the existence of my former students. I wanted to make sure my passion and commitment caused those around me to revel in it and inspire them to tap into their own passion. Passion is a choice! I tried to lead with passion, honesty and commitment, so others would not only follow, but follow the students I […]

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Gratitude Quotes! What Are You Thankful For?

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?” ~William A. Ward The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving. ~H.U. Westermayer Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone. ~G.B. Stern If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice. ~Meister Eckhart There is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed. If it is unexpressed, it is plain, old-fashioned […]

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The Laws of Charisma: How to Captivate, Inspire, and Influence for Maximum Success

Kurt Mortensen, the author of “The Laws of Charisma” lists a number of things people do to drive others away from them. He writes, “These mistakes are silent charisma killers. People are more comfortable lying to you and never dealing with you again instead of saying something that will alert you to the fact that you lack any form of charisma, These are seven of the most common charisma killers adapted from Mortensen’s list 1.Talking Too Much. How can you influence others if you are always talking? 2.Showing How Much You Know. You can […]

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The Prepared Mind of a Leader : Eight Skills Leaders Use to Innovate, Make Decisions, and Solve Problems

Bill Welter and Jean Egmon Description and ReviewsFrom The Publisher: In today’s complex business climate, people—no matter what their role in the organization—need to make informed decisions and learn how to think flexibly. A leader’s most important asset is the ability to anticipate changes in the environment and adapt to them quickly. The Prepared Mind of a Leader presents an original and effective way to think more flexibly about innovation, strategy, change, and problem solving. Throughout the book, the authors include triggers for exploring how these ideas apply to an […]

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The Value of Commitment!

Commitment requires that you give priority to a lot of things other than yourself. It doesn’t require that you lose yourself entirely, only that you temper your more selfish and petty urges and challenge yourself to rise above them. Commitment has the power to help you grow and be a better person. Sometimes an opportunity is handed to you and you lose out when you focus on yourself and not on the commitment. What are you committed to? Dr Simon

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“The Leader Who Had No Title: A Modern Fable on Real Success in Business and in Life”

Robin Sharma’s book starts by reminding the reader that regardless of how overwhelmed or burnt out you may feel; you should always striving to do your best! The context of the story and the experiences of its cast of characters will remind you of valuable principles you should apply to your daily life. These are just a few examples of the principles the book explores: “Take care of people and the money will take care of itself.” “Victims recite problems. Leaders present solutions.” “Your words can show people possibilities they […]

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What is your Story?

Moving forward requires us to look inside and establish our identities and what role we want to take part in society. We follow leaders we trust and the greater our trust is in them the farther we are willing to follow. A powerful way to generate trust is to share stories that reflect who we are – where we’ve been, what we believe, how we came to be whom we are and what has always been our passion, our goal. What is your story? OELiinkedIn

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