Coach John Wooten’s Motivational Talk

Welcome to Goal Setting Book – Goal Setting Presentation

Winner of three national parenting book awards.    

We  have helped over 4,750,000 students with these important life skills issues:

With this goal setting for teens program students learn:

      •   The five YES! You Can Count on Me words that will change their lives.
      •   How they can help their teachers, and by extension, themselves
      •   The four key questions they need to ask when setting a goal.
      •   The six Bummer Words that can hold them back from reaching their full potential.
      •   Five ways they can check their progress toward reaching their goals.
      •   Five ways to stay positive and focused.
      •   The importance of helping others.
      •   How they can manage their time more effectively.
      •   Six ways to identify and overcome potential roadblocks.
      •   How they can increase their self-esteem.
      •   How they can take ownership of their educational responsibilities.     

 We offer:

2  Ebooks      1) Goal Setting             2)  Great Advice – No Lectures        

5 PowerPoint    Goal Setting Presentations

Below is an interview with the author that will give you a sense of the material

covered in both the ebooks and the PowerPoint presentations.


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Why is Goal Setting so Important?

Goal setting is not easy; if it were, everyone would be doing it. It is much more than writing a daily checklist of necessary chores to be accomplished.  Goal setting allows us to see the bigger picture and setting into motion a plan to fulfill your dreams.

Goal setting provides purpose and direction. Goals help us set priorities and stay motivated. Setting and achieving goals gives us a sense of ownership and pride. They help us recognize our strengths, and areas that need further development.

Enthusiasm, a positive self image, focus and effective time management are all by-products of a successful goal setting habit.  Having goals helps us make better choices in friends, schools, careers, relationships, etc.

Goal setting will help YOU define your path to your future success. Goal setting teaches you to develop a plan with a series of actions steps and a timetable for the completion of your goal. As you complete each action step you will be getting closer to making your dreams a reality.

With the Goal Setting for Students book and PowerPoint goal setting presentations  students and young adults will learn:

  • Five YES! Count on Me words that will change their lives
  • The four key questions they need to ask when setting a goal.
  • The six Bummer Words that can hold them back from reaching their full potential.
  • Five ways they can check their progress toward reaching their goals.
  • Five ways to stay positive and focused.
  • The importance of helping others.
  • How they can manage their time more effectively.
  • Six ways to identify and overcome potential roadblocks.
  • How they can increase their self-esteem.
  • How they can take ownership of their educational responsibilities.  

On this website you will find information about:

1.    Goal Setting for Students, an award winning book

2.    Five PowerPoint goal setting presentations

3.    Great advice book — Today’s young people what and need advice from adults — – but they want don’t want the lectures that often accompanies it. This ebook fits their needs.

4.    Three videos:

5. GREAT ADVICE – No Lecture blog

6.    About Us

7.    Notes to My Grandchildren (below)

8.    Contact Information

9.    Media Center



FREE information to help students and young adults

These Teaching Moment ideas can be download and distribute free.  We only ask that you include the website address

10 Roadblocks to Your Success

10 Steps to Better Grades

10 Thinks Anger Steals from You

10 Life Lessons on a Unicycle

10 Rules About Money 


 Below are some things that I’ve shared with my grand kids.  Please use them if they can help you.

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10 Rules About Money

How we view money has a profound impact on all facets of our life. It determines where we live, the type of job we have, how we look at the world, and, unfortunately, how we feel about ourselves. Money has the power to do great things, but it can also destroy the mightiest empires.

Each of us has to determine what our relationship with money will be.

You have to learn how to earn it, save it, spend it and invest it. These can be hard lessons, but you can use a few simple rules to make your life a lot less stressful.

Control your spending or it will control you
Work smart for your money
With savings and investments, have your money work as hard as you do.
Minimize or eliminate high-interest debt (i.e., credit cards, rent to own, payday loans, buy now/pay later loans, etc.).
Surround yourself with people who know how to use money wisely.
To earn more—learn more, do more and think more.
Put at least 5% from every paycheck into a savings account.
Don’t let money determine your self-image.
If your company has automatic deposit for your paycheck, use it.
Remember: It’s not how much you make. It’s how much you keep.
With these rules you will be able to live the type of life you want—whatever that means to you.


This is a note I wrote to my 14 year old granddaughter

after we went camping at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

You should be very proud of what you have accomplished. You handled a very difficult task and you did it without complaining. Importantly, you reached within yourself to find some additional strength to get through the tough parts. And, I believe, you found the journey was worth taking the risks. Congratulations on a job well done!

While you are thinking about your adventure I would like to draw your attention to something you may have overlooked. You may not have realized it, but you entered a whole new world when you reached the top of the South Rim.

Many, many people live in a world of I can’t or I won’t or I could never do that. Unfortunately, there are a great number of people who live in this world. Instead of doing something to change their surroundings, they make excuses, complain and blame others.

The new world you were exposed to in the Grand Canyon has relatively few people in it. They say I can and I will. People in this world, know that at times things will get hard, but like those two 80 yr old women we met coming out of the Canyon, they keep moving their feet toward their goal even when the going get tough. And, they do it with a no excuses – no blame attitude.

You walked a mile into the earth and when you hiked out I could almost see you grow up. I’m glad I was there to see the growth. I’m very proud of you. Congratulations again…..Love Poppie


10 Life Lessons on a Unicycle

Ever try to ride a unicycle? Many people call it “terror on a stick” and I agree. But it is also a great teacher of some valuable life lessons.

I chose a unicycle to teach my grandchildren some valuable lessons.

At sixty years old many of my friends thought I was out of my mind. In truth, I thought they might be right, particularly after my first fall. Older people do not heal as quickly as they did when they were twenty, and I’m certainly no exception.

But it was important to teach my grandchildren that they can do anything they want to if they are determined and willing to put in the extra effort. Riding a unicycle is not easy at any age, but at sixty it was a real eye-opener.

What I learn about life on a unicycle:

1. Some of life’s lessons are painful, but keep trying.

2. Determination helps you overcome your fears.

3. You won’t go very far without balance in your life.

4. Breathe naturally, even when you are afraid.

5. Practice, practice, practice.

6. Don’t be concerned about what others are saying.

7. On a unicycle you will stand out in a crowd.

8. You’re as old as you think you are.

9. If you believe you can – – go for it.

10. You can do anything you make your mind up to do.

I’m not professing that everyone should start riding a unicycle.  I am suggesting that it is important to get out of your comfort zone and try something new.  Some of life’s most important lessons do not come easy.



We offer:

  —  1/2 day on site workshops

  —  Internet webinars

Please email the author, John Bishop for schedule and details.



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On this site you will find:

              1)   An award winning ebook, Goal Setting for Students, that teaches students how to use these 

                     life skills in the classroom and in life. 

              2)   Five PowerPoint goal setting presentations based on the Goal Setting for Students ebook  

              3)   An advice ebook, Great Advice – No Lectures, especially developed for young people (14 -25), 

                     Life is an ever-changing journey.  Our goal for the book was to make life’s journey

                     a little easier, a little less fearful, and a lot more interesting.                     

                    We asked over 100,000 people  – WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU EVER RECEIVED?  

                   This ebook has hundreds of 2 – 3 sentence responses to this question.   In addition, we included

                    other fun, easy to read and implement ideas.              

              4)   Several FREE teaching moment life skills ideas  

We hope this site will help you!! If you find this site helpful, please share it with your friends.  Thank you.





Below are some famous quotes and advice tips from the
Great Advice – No Lectures; Advice from the Front Lines of Life (for 10 – 25 year old)










Coach John Wooten’s Motivational Talk Coach Wooten was on won 10 NCAA championships – 9 in a row….He was a great coach and motivator of young men…. You may enjoy here his speech to 300 of the top entrepreneures in the US.  He says it better than I do

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In or Out

“A simple way to take a measure of a country is to look at how many want in ….and how many want out.” Tony Blair (Could the same be said about a company?)

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Hearing Yourself Talk

Your never really learn much hearing yourself talk. George Clooney

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Your Move

We must become the changes we want to see.  Lauren C.

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Don’t Like Something

If you don’t like something, change it.  If you can’t change it, change your attitude about it.    Lauren C.

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