Archive for January 25th, 2009

  • Stepping into the Future

    As time passes you will find yourself stepping into that future and one day amazingly wondering how you did it.Ines A.

  • Get to Work

    Get to work. Only Invest time, energy, and resources in activities that bring you closer to your goals. Everything else should be discarded. Ines A.

  • Dream it

    Dream it. Know exactly what you want in your future and the time frame you want to have that future by. Be specific and clear about it. See yourself there already. Be as vivid as you can possible be about your dream. Describe the goals associated with that future in detail, for when you dream it and believe it, you immediately subconciously as well as conciously start to create that future in your life.  Ines A.

  • Reduce Partying

    In an economy like the current one, my suggestion would be to seek as much education in as many relevant fields that interest you as possible. Especially for the technology focused individuals, it will become increasingly difficult to find jobs in your career path unless you're exceptionally gifted. The likelihood of companies snapping up experienced, out of work people before looking at the "average" graduate for the same job is higher now than ever. Put off that party, that dance, that "hangout" at the beach and learn something

  • Draw a Line

    I suggest they (teens) draw a line down the middle of a blank sheet of paper. On one side list all the things they love to do. On the other side list the things they are really good at doing. Then, look for matches. Somewhat related to this is finding out what makes them "tick". In my experience, most people don’t know what makes them tick. They know what doesn’t, but can’t articulate what does. Don J.

  • Have Your Work Fit Your Life

    As a recent college grad and recovering teenager...the best question is "how do you want work to fit into your life?" ..... Help teens focus on what they enjoy,  how they want their life to look, and that any dream is possible.  Reality doesn't until after college encouraging them to follow their dreams is the best advice I've ever recieved.Abra

  • Have a Plan for Improvement

    Always take personality responsibility and have a plan for improvement when things go wrong, nothing is outside of your job description if it needs doing,  make your education the best experience possible even if it means putting it off for a while until you can appreicate it.Tracy

  • Avoid Common Mistakes

    Listen to your parents. They've already been there and done that. Nothing that teenagers go through is really new. They can help you avoid those common mistakes and to turn out better than they did.Krystal

  • Follow Your Gut

    As a mother of a 16 year old girl, I tell her again and again to be herself. Don't let others define you - define yourself and follow your gut. Krintine

  • Take the High Road

    A bit of advice I give everybody, including my kids and young professionals that I've mentored and are just starting out - always take the high road, not the easy road.  In the long-run you will find that that will never let you down - personally or professionally.Kristine