2014 is coming to a close. A new year and new school semester is just around the corner. I love this time of year because it gives teens the opportunity to reflect on what worked well and what didn’t work well.
Here are 13 common habits that teens routinely do that make success harder for themselves. Fortunately, for every “not useful” habit, there’s a useful one to replace it. Let’s ditch the “not useful” ones and work on the habits that will make success easier and less stressful in 2015! Continue reading
I just got back from an amazing camping trip in Joshua Tree, CA. It was nice to get away from the hectic lifestyle of the city. I must admit that the first half day of not having any cellphone coverage was tough, but the more I got used to it, the more I liked it. The weekend left me feeling relaxed. The serene natural views of the desert gave me time to reflect on the type of person that I want to be. As a result, I came back from my mini-vacation feeling recharged, motivated, and excited to get back to work.
I recently came across the fascinating article below from Los Angeles Teen Therapist Sandra Dupont, MFT discussing something called “Nature Deficiency Disorder” in teens. Could increased exposure to nature help our teens be happier and healthier, which could lead to increased motivation and productivity?
Success is a journey, not a destination. Success is a lot more about the process than the end result. Success is about identifying specific goals and making small, daily action steps toward what you want that eventually become useful habits. Having coached scores of teens, here are 5 phrases that I’ve heard countless times at the beginning of the coaching relationship that dissipate as teenagers start transforming into the confident, motivated, and successful student that they want want to become. Continue reading
Got a perfectionist teen who wants to do well, but continually gets in his/her own way?
Many teens have good intentions and want to succeed, but may be too focused on the end product being perfect. They become overwhelmed and may suffer from “Perfection Paralysis,” which is the procrastination that occurs as a result of focusing too much on the end result and not enough on the actual process of getting started. Continue reading
Who’s ever argued with their teen about school or homework? If you’re like most parents, you probably have, and it probably sucks…for both you AND your teen.
Here are two simple tips for teens to implement NOW to improve the situation. Continue reading
Whether they want to admit it or not, all teens want to have academic and personal success. However, oftentimes they may get overwhelmed or feel so much pressure that they don’t put in their full effort and say they don’t care.
The first step is for your teen to really take the time to identify what he or she wants MOST in his or her life. They rarely take the time to think of the bigger picture. However, it’s a fact that the more effort they put in their work now, the more opportunities it will be give them to have the awesome life that they want. Continue reading
GET MOTIVATED! ACADEMIC LIFE COACHING GROUP FOR TEENS
This interactive, fun, safe & collaborative group will explore ways to make academic and personal success easier & less stressful. Certified Academic Life Coach, Hayden Lee will lead this 2-week group. Continue reading
FREE Parent Workshop Oct. 5th: Keeping Your Teens Motivated
DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, AN ADDITIONAL WORKSHOP HAS BEEN ADDED. THE 11:15AM WORKSHOP IS FULL, BUT THERE ARE SLOTS FOR 2:15PM.
With mid-semester progress reports coming out, this is the perfect time for parents to learn some empowering tips and tools to help their teens maintain or improve motivation & confidence in school.
Join certified Academic Life Coach, Hayden Lee as he leads this fun, interactive, and educational workshop that will cover:
If you or your teen wants to MAINTAIN academic success or IMPROVE it this semester, then check out this video!
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Recipe for Academic Success Workshop
A mid-semester workshop for teenagers
Does your teen know the 3 steps in the Recipe for Academic Success?
Why wait until something goes wrong to take action?
Could your teen use a boost of motivation, energy, and confidence to end the semester strong?
October is the perfect time for students to re-visit their academic goals. It’s a great opportunity for teens to reflect on whether or not their thoughts, habits, and actions are useful or not useful toward achieving what they want. Continue reading