Work Ethic Chapter 3 Plan for Tomorrow Questions

The questions are from each chapter of my book called Work Ethic. They are designed to create thought so that you will be able to focus on the desires you see yourself accomplishing in your lifetime. Answer the questions as best as you can and then get to work accomplishing the construction of your personal desires.

The Prepared Lifestyle

1. Where are you spending a bulk of your free time?

2. Outside of school, how much time do you spend on the things that will help you achieve your goals vs. things that waste time?

3. How much time per week can you dedicate to doing the things that will lead to the results you want?

4. Can you partner with someone, or have a person check on your progress, as you remove time-wasters from your life?

5. What results do you expect to see when you remove time-wasters and use time more productively?

Pierce Brunson http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00I10A3XK , M.Ed., is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, and spends his time working as a mentor and speaker while developing businesses that help improve the high school experience for students and teachers. He has over a decade of experience teaching in the public school system as a high school Social Studies teacher, majoring in World History and Sociology. Pierce believes everyone can do more to help improve the education system in their local communities, which is part of the backbone of any society. Pierce’s advice is simple: stop complaining and do something to help improve the situation. Good people have to stop being afraid to fight for what they believe in. Get in the game, help others, share culture and move the world toward equality and justice. Connect with Pierce at http://www.piercebrunson.com, http://www.fireflyeventphotography.com, and http://www.piercebrunsonphotography.com.

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Work Ethic Chapter 2 Plan to Win

From here on out, preparation will be a major key to your success or failure. The second component is execution, but in order for the execution to be successful, there must be a plan. Making the best plan you can make, then getting it done will do more for your success goals and self-esteem than 1,000 hours of positive self-help book reading. The plan you create is, essentially, a road map to where you desire to go. You don’t have to know every step of the way, but you must know there will be steps– plenty of them. You must plan as much as possible so you have an understanding of the task at hand. The right planning may help you see you may not really want to pursue a particular goal after all.

Plan to win by knowing your real desires and what you want to accomplish. One of the things that puzzled me early in my teaching career were students that didn’t hard, even when their parents were taking away privileges and staying on their case about making better grades. I have been in those kids’ shoes as a high school student. My parents stayed on my back about getting the best grades I could so I could go and “be something”– whatever that meant.   I sat through many parent conferences where the parents promised the kids would do better work, then the teachers would ask the kid about doing better work and the kid would promise to do better work – without coercion. For many years, I found myself in teacher conferences making the same promises of grandeur that kids have made for decades. I made them just to get the pain of my parents and teachers to stop, even if it meant I would mess up a week later.

It still puzzles me to this day why I did it, and why other students do it. Why do we say stuff we don’t mean, and never say what we really mean? I remember those conferences. They would cause me to pick it up a little bit, but in reality, the C grade was cool with me. After years of sitting in conferences, knowing the kid was lying and he wasn’t going to improve, I started to ask better questions of the students in inquisition. While I was in high school, all I cared about was playing baseball (successfully) and being social. Out of all my teachers, only my art teacher found a way to connect my baseball playing to classwork. During my senior year, Mr. Johnson approached me with an opportunity to strengthen my hands so I could be a better baseball player. It was throwing 25 pounds of clay on the wheel and forming it into pots, bowls, or vases. All he had to do was make the connection and I was all in. I believe he knew my real desires (baseball success) and how to connect it to what his class had to offer. I believe he realized that in order for me to focus, he had to connect to me somehow. As a high school student, you have to know what you really want to accomplish. I realize not every student will have a teacher help them connect what they really want to do with class work, so sometimes you have to do that for yourself. How does what you really want to do connect to your math or science classes? The moment you can start to do challenging work for yourself is when you start to head down your own path. You have to take the time to find out what your real desires are, or you will be unmotivated to do the crap work that comes along with being successful.

Pierce Brunson http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00I10A3XK , M.Ed., is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, and spends his time working as a mentor and speaker while developing businesses that help improve the high school experience for students and teachers. He has over a decade of experience teaching in the public school system as a high school Social Studies teacher, majoring in World History and Sociology. Pierce believes everyone can do more to help improve the education system in their local communities, which is part of the backbone of any society. Pierce’s advice is simple: stop complaining and do something to help improve the situation. Good people have to stop being afraid to fight for what they believe in. Get in the game, help others, share culture and move the world toward equality and justice. Connect with Pierce at http://www.piercebrunson.com, http://www.fireflyeventphotography.com, and http://www.piercebrunsonphotography.com.

My Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/truthisnear17/videos

Work Ethic: Decide Now Chapter 1 Questions

The questions are from each chapter of my book called Work Ethic. They are designed to create thought so that you will be able to focus on the desires you see yourself accomplishing in your lifetime. Answer the questions as best as you can and then get to work accomplishing the construction of your personal desires.

The Decision Lifestyle

1. Name three things you think define a successful lifestyle.

2. What does a successful lifestyle look like to you?

3. What three things can you decide on, today, that would help you move closer to building your successful lifestyle?

4. What three things are you doing on a daily basis that will help you to achieve a successful lifestyle?

Pierce Brunson http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00I10A3XK , M.Ed., is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, and spends his time working as a mentor and speaker while developing businesses that help improve the high school experience for students and teachers. He has over a decade of experience teaching in the public school system as a high school Social Studies teacher, majoring in World History and Sociology. Pierce believes everyone can do more to help improve the education system in their local communities, which is part of the backbone of any society. Pierce’s advice is simple: stop complaining and do something to help improve the situation. Good people have to stop being afraid to fight for what they believe in. Get in the game, help others, share culture and move the world toward equality and justice. Connect with Pierce at http://www.piercebrunson.com, http://www.fireflyeventphotography.com, and http://www.piercebrunsonphotography.com.

My Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/truthisnear17/videos

Work Ethic: Chapter 1 Decide Now

Decide Now

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. In fact, every day when you wake up will be the first day of the rest of your life. Every day you have the opportunity to make better decisions than you did the day before. You also have the opportunity to make incredibly worse decisions than you did the day before. Decisions should be based on the direction you believe your life should go. This road isn’t going to be filled with perfect times. Once I realized my desired direction, I quickly learned that the road that will lead you to success will be almost entirely imperfect.

There was this crazy time in my life where I thought I would find passion. I didn’t know, however, that passion isn’t something you can find; passion is something you have. You can have it for anything. Have you ever talked with someone who had a strange job, yet you knew they were perfect for it? They shared their passion for the thing they were doing every day. Well, that could be you, but you have to decide. Yes, I enjoy helping high school students and talking with them to work toward the better future they desire, but if no one wanted my services, or if everyone hated my books, I would have to make a decision whether or not I was going to continue to put my passionate energy into something with no return. Ever wonder why people get tired of their job? I don’t believe they hate the job; they just dislike the things they do every day. When it became job time, they didn’t ask themselves any hard questions like, “In three years, am I going to still love it here, or hate it?” These are the things you have to ask yourself if you are going to make the best decisions for you. Sometimes we hate our jobs after a few years because the challenge to learn something new isn’t there, and we think the world owes us discovery. If you get a job, you are agreeing to do what they need you to do in exchange for an agreed upon return. That return is cash and some benefits you may feel are worth your time. This cash helps you purchase the things you desire to have in your life. The more cash you have, the more you can purchase. That is why the term “high paying” job is used so often when talking to high school students. That buzz word seems to make everything about jobs better because of the money, but they aren’t true. Everyone has a price, but that price must be one you can live with. For me, the price of my positive life outlook wasn’t worth staying in the classroom. I knew if I could figure out a way, I could help more students, and that is what my heart really desired.

The best thing you can do is learn what you want out of a situation. Trust me on this. You have to know that if you want to be the boss, the last thing that will happen is your boss giving up their job for you. The system doesn’t work like that, so don’t stay in a job that won’t let you be the boss, even if you have the skills to do so. Find another job that will give you the things you desire.

Pierce Brunson http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00I10A3XK, M.Ed., is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, and spends his time working as a mentor and speaker while developing businesses that help improve the high school experience for students and teachers. He has over a decade of experience teaching in the public school system as a high school Social Studies teacher, majoring in World History and Sociology. Pierce believes everyone can do more to help improve the education system in their local communities, which is part of the backbone of any society. Pierce’s advice is simple: stop complaining and do something to help improve the situation. Good people have to stop being afraid to fight for what they believe in. Get in the game, help others, share culture and move the world toward equality and justice. Connect with Pierce at http://www.piercebrunson.com, http://www.fireflyeventphotography.com, and http://www.piercebrunsonphotography.com.

My Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/truthisnear17/videos

 

Work Ethic: The Goals

The Goals

As with all of my books, my main goal is to inspire those that work in the high schools, in the US, and beyond, to make those institutions of learning great. Not everyone can do what the high school teacher can do to inspire greatness in the minds of America’s youth. But those that do give it their all every day. This supports what your teachers are encouraging our youth to do so you will have a great life by your design. Work Ethic also inspires students to see success as a lifestyle commitment, rather than a goal. The lives of successful people are different than those that aren’t successful, or are in the beginning stages of change toward success. Keep working and making the changes needed to create your idea of a successful life.

Pierce Brunson http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00I10A3XK, M.Ed., is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, and spends his time working as a mentor and speaker while developing businesses that help improve the high school experience for students and teachers. He has over a decade of experience teaching in the public school system as a high school Social Studies teacher, majoring in World History and Sociology. Pierce believes everyone can do more to help improve the education system in their local communities, which is part of the backbone of any society. Pierce’s advice is simple: stop complaining and do something to help improve the situation. Good people have to stop being afraid to fight for what they believe in. Get in the game, help others, share culture and move the world toward equality and justice. Connect with Pierce at http://www.piercebrunson.com, http://www.fireflyeventphotography.com, and http://www.piercebrunsonphotography.com.

My Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/truthisnear17/videos

 

My New Book: Work Ethic

Work Ethic: The Right Actions to Create a Successful Lifestyle
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It isn’t what you say, it’s what you do that will create the life you want. The high school years are a great time for students to build valuable and rewarding action characteristics to increase self-esteem and deliver results. While enjoying these years, students should be developing the right mindset to achieve the success they desire in the future. In order for success to happen, for students to have that lifestyle they often speak of wanting, they must become adults with a solid, results-based work ethic. Wasting these four years can’t be a part of the plan. By using their time in high school to build the right actions for a successful lifestyle, students can ensure themselves a bright future, no matter the obstacles they will encounter. Work Ethic is for the high school student expecting to live life successfully, and is willing to do the right growth actions to shape a lifestyle of fulfillment, fun, and results.

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Pierce Brunson, M.Ed., is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, and spends his time working as a mentor and speaker while developing businesses that help improve the high school experience for students and teachers. He has over a decade of experience teaching in the public school system as a high school Social Studies teacher, majoring in World History and Sociology. Pierce believes everyone can do more to help improve the education system in their local communities, which is part of the backbone of any society. Pierce’s advice is simple: stop complaining and do something to help improve the situation. Good people have to stop being afraid to fight for what they believe in. Get in the game, help others, share culture and move the world toward equality and justice. Connect with Pierce at http://www.piercebrunson.com, http://www.fireflyeventphotography.com, and http://www.piercebrunsonphotography.com.

My Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/truthisnear17/videos

Asking Boosts Success

Chapter 11: Ask (The Right People)

Many times we think we are alone in our struggles, however, we are not. It took me until age 40 to meet another person that had to deal with businesses and had the same passion I did for creating companies that solve problems. I don’t want you to take that long so you have to do one simple action; ask!

Here is a list of what to ask if you are stuck:

  1. How did you do it?
  2. What steps did you take?
  3. What books did you read?
  4. What mentors did you use?
  5. What dreams did you share?
  6. What failures did you overcome?
  7. Do you know anyone who…?

These questions are just a starter set. Add some specifics to your questions as needed. Don’t just ask anyone, but ask the right people.  No need to ask your teacher about being a doctor; if they don’t know one personally, that could be a waste of time. Find a high school mentorship program where you can talk with people and businesses that have a similar interest. The key is to ASK!

Asking holds you accountable. Why would asking the people who have come before you in a career or venture be great people to talk with so that you are accountable? One reason is that knowing people in a certain field is a way for you to develop the right skills to be successful in that field. Asking the right people about their struggle, success, and roadmap to their desired outcomes will help you see all of the methods and strategies needed to achieve something similar.  One thing that I have been able to do is sit down with a person and ask them about their multimillion dollar business. There is nothing more intimidating than sitting down with a person that has achieved so much monetary success when you are just starting out. I was able to listen to the things that I was told about how they attained their success, and how I could apply some of their ideas to my business.

As the meeting went on, I hung onto every word that was suggested.  As the meeting ended, all I could think about was implementing the strategies that were suggested. This is where the accountability comes in. If you are looking to become a better basketball player and you have the chance to sit down with the greatest player on earth today in a one on one meeting, and they gave you a few tips to help your game, what would you do? This is the accountability opportunity calling. If that player said MAKE 200 jumpers a day what would you be doing the next day if you wanted to reach where they were? If your answer is anything less than making 200 jumpers a day, then success may not be for you. The moment you think that a successful person’s way may not be for you, and you haven’t developed your own success yet, then you are just plain stupid. You bet I went home and told my team how we would work to add some of these elements to our business processes.

This is a part of a chapter from my book Learning Curve: How to Prepare For Success When You Don’t Know Where Your Life Is Going by Pierce Brunson. Every Monday and Thursday for the next 12 weeks I will share parts of the book starting today 3/17/2014.  The next shares will come from my new book Rock The Crowd (Wednesday/ Friday Schedule starting 4/21/2014), a book that helps teachers give the best performances of their life as they teach their students.

Learning Curve: How To Prepare for Success When You Don’t Know Where Your Life Is Going is dedicated to helping the high school student that desires success in life but doesn’t know exactly what they want to do or how to do it.  During this confusing and stressful time most students just pick a college major or get a job and just hope things work out. Well, that strategy is terrible!  The best strategy includes learning and adding the characteristics in this book to one’s personality so that as the right opportunities come along the student can take hold of them.  Learning Curve is the jumpstart information that helps teens prevent a lifetime of wishing, “if only someone would have told me”, once valuable opportunities have gone away.

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