Archive for the ‘Strive’ Category

Regarding the Attitude!

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, gift, or skill. It will make or break a company…a church…a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past…we […]

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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 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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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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To have Succeeded……

Everyone has a different concept of success. Being able to start and complete any task intended means you have succeeded. Success becomes diluted when we fail to recognize the value of what we already have in our lives that’s important and can already be defined as successful. After reading plenty of quotes on success, my personal concept on the topic is best described by the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation […]

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Step Aside……

“Being a leader is about knowing how to step aside and let your team take the lead and encouraging the team along the way. As leaders, we must always remember that we could not lead if there wasn’t a team to believe in our vision or dream. So, as a leader you must always remember to recognize the effort of others.” RV

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Willing to learn…..

“Being a leader entails being willing to learn. You cannot think you know it all, because that is when you see that you know nothing at all. Remember to always listen and you will be heard. It is important to respect everyone, the person you “think” doesn’t deserve it, will be the one to impress you the most.” DJ

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