Posts Tagged "success"
I always try to evaluate technology from a paradigm that encourages whole-person development (body, mind, heart, and spirit). For myself, if a proposed piece of technology doesn’t serve or enhance one of these dimensions, it’s not aligned with my personal life philosophy and therefore will not be adopted by me. That being considered, some of the ideas within this post reflect my personal philosophies on successful living. You may hold different opinions and suggestions, which I encourage you to post in the comments section.
I recently read a book that suggested to invoke the primacy-recency effect for personal development by making a list of things I’d like to see happen in my life, and then read those aloud upon rising and shortly before falling asleep.
The author held two beliefs behind this suggestion:Read More
John Wooden, former UCLA basketball coach, passed away on June 4th of 2010. Next to my family and a high school coach, John Wooden has had the most impact on my personal beliefs regarding success. John Wooden’s He is well-known for his “Pyramid of Success,” which is often referenced by coaches and public speakers. He was a six-time recipient of the “NCAA Coach of the Year” award as well as several NCAA basketball championships. John Wooden has greatly contributed towards success literature, which may be found on Amazon.com.
What is This?
To help contribute towards John Wooden’s legacy, I’ve created a Google Docs Presentation titled “Wooden’s Pyramid of Success: Twitter Hashtag & Phrases References.” However, it is incomplete – it’s intended to be an entirely community-driven creation of Twitter hashtag references and phrases that add to the bank of principles of successful living found in John Wooden’s “Pyramid of Success.” Please contribute!Read More
I just finished reading Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk, and his final thoughts really hit home with me. Short and simple, yet powerful and effective. Just thought I’d share:
“If there’s any message I want you to take away, it’s that true success – financial, personal, and professional – lies above all in loving your family, working hard, and living your passion. In authenticity, hustle, and patience. In caring fiercely about the big and the small stuff. In valuing legacy over currency. Social media is an important tool for now, but maybe it won’t always be. These concepts, however, are forever, no matter what the next business platform or social phenomenon turns out to be.” – Gary Vanerchuk, Crush It!
Gary’s book can purchased from Amazon.com.
Thanks to Stefano Valle @ FreeDigitalPhotos.net for this post’s featured image.Read More
I’m speaking to a group of student teachers tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday, 10-20) at Texas Tech University and I’d like your help in coming up with things to discuss.
Think back to your first year of teaching, or think about the new teachers you’re seeing enter the profession today. What would you suggest incoming teachers do that would positively influence their success?
The link below will take you to a Google Docs document. Feel free to add anything you feel is of significance. I’ll print off this document after proofreading and editing it as appropriate, so it may also be a good opportunity to get your twitter id out there. I am excited to have the opportunity to show new teachers the power of Twitter through collaboration and the development of a PLN!
Link to Google Docs DocumentRead More