Words of Wisdom from Charles Sykes from "Dumbing Down our Kids"

The things that your education failed to teach you that you absolutely needed to know.

Rule 1: Life is not fair - get used to it!

Rule 2 : The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

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Models of Mentoring for Success

Unlike some things in life, we can choose our outlook. Sometimes we just need a reminder that happiness can often simply be a result of choosing attitudes;

I woke up early today, excited over all I get to do before the clock strikes midnight. I have responsibilities to fulfill today. My job is to choose what kind of day I am going to have.

Wow! What an awesome time! I'm very excited about applying the strategies I learned, personally and professionally.

1) My favorite piece came from Rudolph Giuliani. Always anticipate the unanticipated. Wow, how true is that?! Knowing that you'll always be ready for anything that comes your way. I have not got those words out of my mind since, and have already put this into action professionally and personally.

The following struck home for me:

1) No matter the circumstances, remain positive and stay encouraging to yourself and to others. Nothing goes un-noticed, so remain grounded and others will follow your model. Be a good role model, you never know who is looking at you as their mentor.

2) Zig Ziglar was inspiring when it came to yourself as a human. Remain honest with your character, your goals, and your passions; the rest will slide into place and your leadership role will rise to higher levels.

Phil Towne made what I believe was the most important point of the seminar.

There are two steps to success. The first is gaining knowledge. The second is putting it into action.

Gaining knowledge may change us a small amount. But It is acting on the knowledge that requires that we change and grow. This is why many people can take the first step of acquiring knowledge but are unsuccessful because they are unable to make the required changes to put it into action.