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2014 Iowa Chapter Delta Chi Retreat – IMU January 25


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My presentation slides used for the January 25, 2014 Delta Chi Fraternity Retreat for the active chapter brothers. My topic was academic success and life balance. Other presentation were on personal finances and rush success by Dan Cuprill and Steve Goldstein. ITB

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2014 Iowa Chapter Delta Chi Retreat – IMU January 25

  1. 1. 0 hey jack, all work and no play? or how to succeed academically without really trying ... too hard
  2. 2. 0 is life a crap shoot? ...there are 3 ways to make 7 3rd time is a charm 3 branches of government 3 strikes and you’re out luck (good and bad) in 3’s #7 memory magic number 7 days in a week 7 deadly sins james bond is 007
  3. 3. 0 random thoughts on if I knew... balance inspiration brains perspiration habits speed
  4. 4. 0 work life balance?
  5. 5. 0 you can’t have everything... where would you put it? Steven Wright
  6. 6. 0 off balance on purpose Dan Thurmon
  7. 7. 0 you can have it all… Classroom Studies Social / Fraternal College Life …just not at the same time Family & Friends
  8. 8. 0 it doesn’t get any easier School Work Friends …you just get used to it (PR)
  9. 9. 0 so gear up family business community
  10. 10. 0 get inspired
  11. 11. 0 learn from the best, invent the rest "Good artists copy, great artists steal.” “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” Apple "has always been shameless about stealing great ideas.”
  12. 12. 0 too soon old, too late smart “ if the map doesn’t agree with the ground, then the map is wrong” - Gordon Livinston
  13. 13. 0 leadership is a choice "We had a leadership factory where the choice could be made"
  14. 14. 0 it’s not a management theory …it’s biology
  15. 15. 0 leading from the gut “gut instinct is ‘pattern recognition’ based on past experience” -Jack Welch
  16. 16. 0 don’t blink… go ahead blink “you have to ask yourself, 'On what basis am I making a judgment?' ... If you have no experience, then your instincts aren't any good.” - Malcom Gladwell
  17. 17. 0 intellectually speaking “The only real valuable thing is intuition. The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery.” - A. Einstein
  18. 18. 0 physical world
  19. 19. 0 human behavior
  20. 20. 0 education & brains
  21. 21. 0 it’s not rocket surgery
  22. 22. 0 just in time learning
  23. 23. 0 Wanted: Question Asking Skills “First and foremost I look for someone who asks good questions… I want people that can engage in good discussion. Who can look me in the eye and have a give and take.” - Clay Parker, CEO “It’s not how much you retain but how much they can explore. It’s how you ask the next question. I can look up anything but I can’t take it to the next level w/o pushing and exploring“ – Christy Pedra, CEO
  24. 24. 0 who cares? . “first and foremost, I look for someone who asks good questions… the ability to ask the right questions is the single most important skill.” - Clay Parker, CEO
  25. 25. 0 brains and rules
  26. 26. 0 evolutionary senses #3 • every brain is wired differently #11 • male and female brains are different #2 • the human brain evolved, too #9 • stimulate more of the senses #4 • we don't pay attention to boring things #10 • vision trumps all other senses
  27. 27. 0 power up memories #1 • exercise boosts brain power #12 • we are powerful and natural explorers #8 • stressed brains don't learn the same way #7 • sleep well. think well. #5 • repeat to remember #6 • remember to repeat
  28. 28. 0 winners sweat
  29. 29. 0 winning the game “success has little to do with being a genius workaholic, and everything to do with playing the game”
  30. 30. 0 don’t do all of your reading drop a class every semester seek out phenomenal achievers make friends your #1 priority
  31. 31. 0 things you need to do to • • you have to do the hard things. You have to make the call you’re afraid to make. • You have to get up earlier than you want to get up. • You have to give more than you get in return right away. • You have to care more about others than they care about you. • You have to fight when you are already injured, bloody, and sore. • You have to feel unsure and insecure when . .
  32. 32. 0 just do it “we do what you have to do in order to do what we want to do.”
  33. 33. 0 habitual rituals
  34. 34. 0 10,000 hour practice
  35. 35. 0 schedule is not a dirty word produced prepared make a schedule proven practiced make it a habit planned patterned
  36. 36. 0 free up time & energy “...any behaviour that can be reduced to a routine is one less behaviour that we must spend time and energy consciously thinking about and deciding upon. Habits therefore free up time and energy for other matters.”
  37. 37. 0 changing your ways a. b. c. set habits can be very difficult to change. once formed in the brain, they become encoded in the structures therein can never truly be eradicated – only replaced with a stronger habit
  38. 38. 0 In 21 days i. first, there is a cue, a trigger that tells your brain to go into automatic mode and which habit to use. ii. then there is the routine, which can be physical, mental or emotional. iii. finally, there is a reward, which helps your brain figure out if this particular loop is worth remembering for the future
  39. 39. 0 faster and faster and faster
  40. 40. 0 second half of the chessboard
  41. 41. this is a very short period of your life... 0 but you will remember this time forever
  42. 42. 0 7 steps watch listen try fail learn teach repeat
  43. 43. 0 3 to remember