Keys to Success in School and Life


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Keys to Success in School and Life

  1. 1. Keys to Success In School and Life
  2. 2. I am not an expert… I am not here to tell you what to do or how to live your life.… I can only offer you the very best information available – and then let you decide what you want to learn and apply for yourself.
  3. 3. Research <ul><li>195,000+ Pages / 17 years </li></ul><ul><li>Success </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Brain Science </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Religion </li></ul><ul><li>600,000+ attendees </li></ul>
  4. 4. E.T.R. <ul><li>Gulliver Preparatory </li></ul><ul><li>Admitted UF 1987 </li></ul><ul><li>President of my college </li></ul><ul><li>Dean’s assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Business owner </li></ul><ul><li>#1 in S.E. in my major </li></ul><ul><li># 3 in U.S.A. in my major </li></ul><ul><li>Top 100 of Who’s Who </li></ul><ul><li>1989 - Dream job </li></ul><ul><li>At age 26 / CEO </li></ul><ul><li>ESPN fishing show co-host </li></ul><ul><li>1994 started consulting firm </li></ul><ul><li>Fortune 500 / Global </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft, IBM, GE, Merrill Lynch, AT&T… </li></ul><ul><li>Projects of 100 Million + </li></ul><ul><li>China, Japan, HK, Germany, France, NZ.. </li></ul><ul><li>Read at last 120 Books / 50+ CD </li></ul><ul><li>Own two companies </li></ul><ul><li>Author of two books </li></ul><ul><li>Recently named one of the 100 most influential leadership thinkers in the world </li></ul><ul><li>2+ months of vacation each year </li></ul>If I can do this, anybody can!!
  5. 5. What you do today, determines who you will be tomorrow The reasonably prudent person understands:
  6. 6. Important Note: By whatever definition of success you decided on.
  7. 7. Personal Success When you live a life where your self-concept and core values are in harmony with your lifestyle and behaviors .
  8. 8. Here is what you did not know about me: 1.6 GPA
  9. 9. Information Family – Friends – School – Church – Society – Advertising – Work Assumptions Attitudes Rules Beliefs Mental Maps Actions Behaviors / Focus / Attention Reactions Other People Friends Society
  10. 10. The most important slide of the entire presentation… You become what you focus on… and similar to the people you spend time with.
  11. 11. The Keys to Success in School and Life
  12. 12. PLAN repare for the journey aunch into action djust as you go etwork with those who know
  13. 13. The Three Step Secret to Success 1. Decide exactly what it is you want to achieve. 2. Determine what it will take to achieve it. (5w’s & H) 3. Focus every bit of energy and effort on achieving it.
  14. 14. The Keys to School Success: <ul><li>Ask for help </li></ul><ul><li>Get involved </li></ul><ul><li>The answers… </li></ul><ul><li>Your teachers </li></ul><ul><li>It is a game </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to learn </li></ul><ul><li>5 to 7 careers </li></ul><ul><li>Set yourself up for success </li></ul><ul><li>Begin with the end in mind… </li></ul>
  15. 15. A Great Question to ask… <ul><li>Is what I am about to do going to move me in the direction of my vision for my life, or take me away from it ? </li></ul>
  16. 16. D= IO Op NO NO NO NO NO NO NO YES!!!! Decisions = Intended Outcome / Number of Options NO NO NO
  17. 17. Dr. K <ul><li>People do what seems </li></ul><ul><li>easy and convenient… </li></ul><ul><li>not what is best for them. </li></ul>The Reasonably Prudent person always chooses what is best… for all involved… not just themselves. This is called: LEADERSHIP
  18. 19. You are NOT a leader just because you are a senior.
  19. 20. <ul><li>Honesty </li></ul><ul><li>Respect </li></ul><ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Trustworthy </li></ul><ul><li>Competent </li></ul><ul><li>Committed </li></ul><ul><li>Role Model </li></ul>
  20. 21. Anne Mulcahy CEO of Xerox and the 5 th most powerful woman in the world <ul><li>Build a network of great relationships with people who want to see you succeed. </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t have all of the answers, so ask for help and advice from the smartest people you can find. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to be a learner. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a clear plan for your future and keep it fresh and in front of you. </li></ul>
  21. 22. “ The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” Michelangelo