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#24 MINDSET: Fixed & Growth Mindset

Why we quit easily and lack motivation. Perhaps you’re “naturally academically gifted” or perhaps like me you have to work hard at school to achieve good results and even then “good results” may not be that great. Many students believe the reason they don’t get good...

#23 The importance of setting goals.

Every year students are encouraged to set goals for the year. But we don’t always explain why setting goals is important. Research has shown that people who set goals (and use them effectively) not only perform better, but suffer from less stress and anxiety and are...

#22 MINDSET: Identity Beliefs

Why the stories you tell yourself, about yourself can change your life! Stories we tell ourselves? Yes, if you pay attention you’ll notice that every human being runs mental stories about the world, other people, the weather, the list goes on and on. This “self- talk”...

#21 Evaluating Areas to Improve

Over the Christmas break it is easy to put all thoughts of school out of your mind and just enjoy the holidays. This is not a bad thing, it is important to have a good break and clear your mind. However when you start back at school again you will probably have...

#20 MINDSET: The Winners Way™

9 Strategies to help you achieve your personal best What’s your definition of a winner? People or teams that consistently achieve their personal best because they are always looking to improve – that’s my definition of a “winner”. Unfortunately there is a myth that...