THE WAY SUCCESS WORKS

by Dave on August 12, 2015

A GREAT NEW BOOK

If you are interested in learning the principles to be successful in life, I encourage you to check the book The Way Success Works by Joan Posivy.

After reading The Way Success Works you’ll begin to take your dreams very seriously. If you walk the path laid out in this insightful and inspiring book, you can’t help but succeed!”

Read about the stories of young people that find the word “impossible” not part of their vocabularly
I heartily recommend that you click on this link and hear what Jack Canfield and Bob Procter are saying about this amazing book – www.thewaysuccessworks.com

AN ALTERNATIVE TO NEKNOMINATION

by Dave on March 3, 2014

Have you heard about or been exposed to NekNomination – the online craze in which youth post videos of themselves pounding back alcohol and “nominating” other individuals to follow suit; sometimes including a challenge to do crazy stunt? This sometimes can lead to serious consequences. 

Well there is a positive alternative starting here in Saanich, B.C.

 

Last week in our local paper the Times Colonist, Jack Knox, my favourite columnist wrote an article featuring the efforts of a secondary school teacher, Nick van Iersel who had an idea: SpecNominations. Instead of drinking, staff and students at Spectrum Secondary School would do good works and nominate others to do the same. How cool is that? 

Here are a couple of examples from Mr. Knox’s article of what the students are doing. After being nominated by Mr. Van Iersel, four students bought a mess of burgers and pizza which they handed out to homeless people downtown. One of those students stood up  at a grad assembly and challenged the whole Grade 12 class – two of the students asked homeless  people what they needed and spent approximately $180.00 of their own money (both have part-time jobs) and purchased rain jackets, shoes, a sweater, a sleeping bag and food.

 youth helping others

This has taken off at Spectrum School and my hope is that with the coverage in Mr Knox’s column (which was featured on the front page of the paper – kudos to the Times Colonist for that) in our community as well.

So I am “NOMINATING” each of you who read this blog to carry out a random act of kindness this week and to “nominate” all your contacts to do the same.  Let’s make someone’s day.

 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

“It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life …..

We can never help another without helping ourselves.”

          Ralph Waldo Emerson

THE PRESSURE TO CHEAT

February 21, 2014

The following is a paper written by Michael Josephson of the  Josephson Institute that speaks to this issue. It is worth the read: What’s causing the growing hole in our moral ozone? Why are cheating and lying so common in schools, on the sports field, and in business and politics? Apparently it’s a thing called […]

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A VALENTINE’S IDEA WITH A TWIST

February 11, 2014

If you are interested in a fun low cost valentine’s celebration consider dining at home with a twist. Arrange an evening with other couples and have the guys prepare the meal. That is what we are doing this year. With three couples it is easy to divide up the work; host person can be responsible […]

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TEACHING YOUTH LEADERSHIP SKILLS – IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY

February 9, 2014

The youth of today will be our leaders of tomorrow and I believe that every youth has the potential to develop leadership skills.  This definition of leadership supports this key point: Leadership is making Difference: 1.     In your own life as you discover who you are – what are your values/beliefs, strengths/weaknesses; what is your […]

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SECRETS OF A 94 YEAR OLD ATHLETE

January 31, 2014

The Victoria Times Colonist recently published an article on Olga Kotelko a 94 year old Canadian athlete, who holds 26 world records and has earned hundreds of medals – an amazing feat since this retired school teacher didn’t take up track & field until she was 77. The article was based on book, What Makes […]

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15 GOLDEN RULES FOR LIVING

January 24, 2014

As I was re-reading “A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul” the other day for inspiration, I came across these 15 Golden Rules for Living by an unknown author. While they are very simple, they make a great deal of sense.  1.      If you open it, close it. 2.      If you turn it […]

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TIME MANAGEMENT TIPS

January 21, 2014

I am often asked to share how I find ways to manage my time given a very busy work schedule. Following are a few things that work well for me. I encourage others to send their time saving tips to me – I will create a follow-up blog sharing this information. 1 on 1 Impromptu […]

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22 THINGS HAPPY PEOPLE DO DIFFERENTLY

January 16, 2014

A good friend of mine sent me this wise information and I thought it was too good to keep to myself.  It was originally sent out by Life’d  Enjoy: There are two types of people in the world: those who choose to be happy, and those who choose to be unhappy. Contrary to popular belief, […]

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HOW WELL DO YOU DELEGATE?

January 9, 2014

Delegation is a very effective leadership tool if handled correctly. It is even more important in dealing with Generation Y employees (Millennials), who tend to change jobs on a regular basis, because they become bored with menial tasks and the lack of advancement opportunities. As leaders we are often reluctant to delegate for a variety […]

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