Work Ethic: The Blog Schedule

The blog schedule for reading parts of my new book on Tuesday and Thursday.  Each week will feature a part of the chapter on Tuesday while sharing the follow up questions on Thursday.  The start will be tomorrow, June 17, 2014.

Work Ethic: The Right Actions to Create a Successful Lifestyle
Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00I10A3XK

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.

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Being Aware of the Journey

After my writing session tonight I felt like I had a few words left in the tank so I wanted to blog. I believe the hardest thing about leaving the classroom for this writing and photography lifestyle is that I never realized how much I could control in my life. In one year, since I realize that I really wasn’t going back to the classroom I have expanded my business, acquired a job teaching photography at the local college and published two books…all while working to keep the lights on and the phone activated.

The few things I learned are:

  1. Times moves slow when you are looking at the clock but moves fast when you look at a calendar.
  2. When moving into a new lifestyle you have to be fully committed and all in or your new venture is just a hobby.
  3. Not everyone will follow your dream, including the ones that say they love you the most.
  4. The entrepreneurial lifestyle can be lonely, very lonely at the beginning.
  5. One person and their talent can open up a new world of possibilities.
  6. Lifestyle goals are important.
  7. Exercise is a lifestyle.
  8. Eating right is a lifestyle.
  9. I’m not 20 anymore and I can’t go all night, I need rest.
  10. I am very dedicated to making my ventures successful.

That is all for the night.

-PB

12 Albums That I Love, Beginning to End

My brother posed this question the other day on Facebook.

The Album Challenge:  Name 12 albums that you can listen to from beginning to end?

My brother’s musical tastes are all over the place but mine are pretty steady.  I hear many things that I enjoy but these albums are ones I would play in the car if I had to go on a long ride. My 12 went like this.

Prince: Love Symbol
LL Cool: J Bigger and Deffer
Gerald Albright: Smooth
Ice Cube: Death Certificate
Tupac: Strictly for my NIGGAZ
Michael Jackson: Off The Wall
Prince: 7
K-Ci & JoJo: Love Always
Big Boi: Sir Lucious Left Foot the Son of Chico Dusty
Beastie Boys: Paul’s Boutique
Lauryn Hill: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Dr. Dre: The Cronic

Do you have a top 12 to share?

My Short Visit With an Old, Destructive Friend

ill take it from hereToday I visited an old friend from my past.  I decided to visit this person because of all the frustrations that have built up over the last four years where I took on the responsibilities for another person and it burned me.  I should have known that taking on another’s responsibly is never a good thing.  It doesn’t help me or the other person.  It doesn’t help me because I am doing things that don’t help me grow in the ways I need and it doesn’t help the other person because I am taking away their growth experience.

The person I visited I haven’t allowed to an influence in my life in about 7 years.  They were a destructive, but fun part of my life that I had to leave behind to move toward the things I really wanted.  That person is my alter ego.  My alter ego is a dick and just does things to be a dick.  I know they are always there for me when I need someone to be a dick but I don’t allow them in my life, well not until last night.  I have avoided them but in the last few weeks the frustrations have just been too much and “alter ego” has decided to help me teach someone a lesson.

Don’t get me wrong, I like my alter ego.  They help me do other things but I don’t visit them enough to allow them to take over my attitude.  I learned a long time ago that they were destructive and had a mean streak.  Since our last life attitude visit, I have been happier in my life and know my real desires.

I love being a father, husband, writer, entrepreneur, photographer and all around cool person.  Well when old Alter shows up I don’t have the concentration needed to be successful.

I like people in my life that empower me and I have to continue to connect to those people, even if it means giving up those people or alter egos that I like.

I have such a good relationship with Alter that it now asks if I am sure that I want to visit him.  Funny even the most hateful side of me know I am more productive without him in my life.

This morning I learned something more about myself.  I am happy.  I like where I am going but I do need people that can push me and help me improve.  Though I have never had a real life mentor I have been able to get a ton of positive information from books, videos, audio and internet sources.

I also learned that I have to focus on my thing and help others along but not do it for them.  That takes too much energy.

I know what is right for me and even though I had a nice visit again with Alter a few hours ago we both know that our life will be better if we part ways before someone gets hurt.  That someone will be me because the wrong attitude will only help me to miss the opportunities I desire.

My advice to myself.

  1. You found a way! Let others do the same.
  2. Help, but don’t parent adults.
  3. Remember your desires in life.  Don’t let someone get in the way.
  4. Also know that I can be a burden to others. Continue to work on self.

Bye!