Archive for January, 2009

  • Be Open to Ideas

    In my own life I was always so focused on what I wanted to do that I ignored some great advice given to me by my parents, teachers and maybe even friends. The downside to having tunnel vision and being somewhat closed minded is that it has taken me a lot longer to figure out what I want to do with my life. The positive side to following my own path is that I have a lot of great work experiences from which to draw from and I can share my experiences with others.

  • Learn Your Business

    Learn the business you work for. Whether McDonald's or delivering pizza's understand the business. This is free internship material.  ..how does the company order product.....what happens before holidays (sometimes 5 months before)... what if a customer complains how do I handle it or do I handle it .... many teens and adults go to work, do their job only, and learn

  • Be Authentic

    Be authentic....Forever explore and expand your world....your intuition....your capacity for compassion.... Breathe deeply and release your frustrations and anger....Direct your energy well and shine your light..... Be diligent--never allow for mistakes when it comes to pregnancy.... Lisa

  • Living Through a Difficult Situation

    "If you can live through that (a difficult situation) you can live through anything.  You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.  You are able to say to yourself, "I'lived through this horrot.  I can take the next thing that comes along."Eleanor

  • Time Management

    I would like to add that children must be taught to value TIME - their own and of others....to make the most of every moment in the best possible way.... Indira C.

  • Your Friends

    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.Stephanie

  • Value Your Integrity

    Embrace education - Make learning part of your lifestyle... not a goal.Embrace other cultures - The world is getting smaller every day. Serve in some way. - There's great gratification in helping others. Value your integrety - It can't be taken away from you.Elissa

  • Stash the Memories

    Take the time to soak in the experience, be it a major event or even just hanging out with friends. Stash the memories away!Heather

  • Footprints

    Everything in life has repercussions; be proud of the footprints you leave behind.Nicole

  • Love Who You Are

    I have an 11 year old daughter, who is a Cadette in GS.  If I could only give one piece of advice, it is "love yourself...love who YOU are and be the best YOU".  Teenagers struggle so much with finding themselves and being accepted by their peers. If we teach them self love...it'll all work itself out. If I could add a second piece of advice, it would be the Golden Rule...treat others as you want to be treated. That rule is priceless!Sara

  • Calm Down

    Don't jump to conclusions.  All it does is create unnecessary (and often imaginary!) problems.  Calm down, give the benefit of the doubt instead, and nine times out of ten you'll be pleasantly surprised.Alexandra

  • Respect

    Respect - for yourself, for others, for the world around you.  Rabbi Hillel, a great Jewish teacher, once said, “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when?” If you don't respect yourself, why should others respect you?  If you don't respect others, what kind of person are you?  Start loving yourself right now, in a non-selfish, perfectly appropriate way, acknowledging your own self-worth.  Do all

  • Kids Need Reminding

    It's very simple..... kids need reminding.  They know what the right thing is and what the wrong thing is.  I try to get them to make good, healthy, safe and positive decisions for themselves. Janice

  • Life is Not Fair

    My teenage son will tell you the most important thing I taught him is LIFES NOT FAIR.Michael

  • Parents

    We try as parents.  But nobody has a degree in it.   Hope it all works out okay and know how important the messages are.

  • Change Your World

    "Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi I clipped this quote for them (teenagers) to hopefully share that there isn't always going to be someone to 'fix it.'  Sometimes, you have to fix it yourself.

  • Enjoy What You Can

    Enjoy what you can and remember that every action can have an unequal and completely opposite reaction.Eric

  • Trust and Truth

    My advice is always this phrase: "Where there is truth, there is trust." Probably no more important whole life message a teenager can learn.Tim

  • Be Confident

    Be confident in the things you say and do because they are valuable. But don't forget to listen and learn with your eyes and ears. 

  • No Limitations

    Don’t ever let anyone tell you what your limitations are, you never know until you try.Never stop dreaming.Carole

  • Change

    God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can,  and the wisdom to know the difference. AmenSerenity Prayer supplied by Chris

  • "Don't sweat the small stuff" with the obvious meaning of letting go of what you can, while focusing on what you must.  Sometimes difficult to sort out, but good advice thru all stages of life.Mike L. from a group

  • Part Time Job

    Don't bother dating... get a part-time job....save your money....tithe....pray for your future mate...ask a lot of questions....spend time with those older/wiser than you.Chuck

  • Delay Gratification

    Learn to delay gratification.  If you must have everything now, you'll end up with nothing at all.Realize that failure is an opportunity for growth. It is not a definition of who you are. Every successful person has failed many, many times but they learned from it and continued to pursue their goal with a lesson learned. Laurie

  • Core Values

    Know your core values.Kana

  • Two Life Principles

    Two important life principles: 1- Tenacity - believe that what I believe is right and act on that2- Fallibility - admit I'm human and could be wrongDan G. from one of his college

  • Open Mind, Open Heart

    Keep an open mind, and an open heart.  Put yourself in somebody else's shoes.  Ask more questions and ponder the answers.  Respect authority but learn to think for yourself.  Take responsibility for your own actions.Linda Collison, author of

  • Job Skills

    In your current job build skills you will use in your next job.Tim

  • Staying Positive

    It's not the events in your life that define you, it's the way you deal with them.  We're on this planet for a minute.  Enjoy it.Scott Armstrong, Olympic Gold Medal Ice

  • Learning

    Learning has nothing to do with being smart, just diciplined.Sheila R. from her