How To Survive?

On the journey of life, we all look for avenues and pathways that will enable us to survive and succeed. Many people have given advice. But, one person stands out, as his ideas have survived for over 150 years. Here are some of the important things he said: It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. In…

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27 July, 2013
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Springbrook Students and Amazing Colonists

Recently, I was invited with some colleagues to visit Springbrook School, Queensland , Australia and introduce some people from our amazing people series. We chose Governor Phillip and the first Europeans to establish a fixed colonial settlement in New South Wales, Australia. It was an exciting morning, when the students had an opportunity to see a video that recreated the voyage of the First Fleet. It was a specially designed…

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29 June, 2013
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Are You Appreciated?

The people who are most appreciated are not the richest or the most famous, or the most successful. They are people who enhanced the lives of others. They were kind. They were loving. They fulfilled ┬átheir responsibilities. When they could, they gave to charitable causes. If they could not give money, they gave time. They were loyal friends and committed members of communities. They were people you could count on….

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29 June, 2013
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Amazing Performances

Is superior performance due to a natural gift linked to intelligence or practice? For example, was Mozart given a music gene and Shakespeare a writing gene that made them excellent at their craft? Given my interest in the lives and achievements of amazing people, I was interested to read the research by Anders Ericsson. Do high performers have superior powers of speed, memory and intelligence . Psychologists used psychometric tests…

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1 June, 2013
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Psychology and Amazing People

In the main, teachers gain their jobs because they qualify in subjects such as science, maths, history, or other topics in the curriculum. Each day, teachers then spend most of their time managing the behaviour of students and dealing with psychology issues, such as motivation, attention, perception, learning difficulties and so on. Few teachers are given guidance on the psychological issues. So, here is a short guide to what Amazing…

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28 May, 2013
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What Can You Achieve?

Mozart heard his father play the violin. As soon as he could hold the instrument, his father gave him lessons. No doubt, young Wolfgang said to himself, ‘I can do that, if I try.’ At the age of six, he gave his first public concert. Before long, he was touring the concert halls of Europe. Florence Nightingale did it in nursing. Charles Dickens and Mark Twain did it in literature….

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19 May, 2013
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