A Time of Excitement

The day is finally arriving for the launch of my book which many who have pre-ordered copies have found to be a book for our current time and for the youths and budding entrepreneurs that plan to take their places in the world of business.

This book is a success blueprint.It shows how the power of the mind can change bad situations into wonderful outcomes. The power to change and become what you are destined to be is explored and shown in a way that is understood by ordinary people. To read this book and do the things contained in it is to discover a path to wealth creation and freedom.

I will join with success greats as Les Brown, Bob Proctor, and Raymond Aaron. The event is dubbed: Mastery of Greatness. The information for the event is as follows:

Friday, April 13 – Sunday, Apr 15, 2018

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DATE AND TIME
Fri, Apr 13, 2018, 8:30 AM –

Sun, Apr 15, 2018, 6:00 PM EDT

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LOCATION
Four Points by Sheraton Hotel Toronto Airport

6257 Airport Road

Mississauga, ON L4V 1E4

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Comments about this book suggest that this book should be in the hands of middle and high school students. It is my goal to have as many teenagers and young adults read this success blue print.

So, get your copy and get one for anther person who would surely benefit from the information contained in it.

I look forward to seeming you there.

Book signing with be held at various times throughout the three day event.

Until then,

Albert.

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Just Another Day?

Today is Sunday. It is calmer than yesterday but activities go on as well they should. What difference is made by naming a 24 hour period from another. In the universe everything goes on as naturally as ordered by the divine creator. The sun sits in its place and the planets, those that we know and those that we do not know continue to go around the sun in the fashion and order or disorder that nature prescribes. Here on earth, more precisely, in North America, we grapple with what is described as senseless carnage to often occurring in our schools, cutting short and wasting the potentials of many children.

Then there is the siren song of “our thoughts and prayers are with the grieving families” a sentiment that has begun to ring very hollow; very empty — like the barrel that general Kelly talked about.

The sad default of mental illness to describe planned and determined destruction of innocent lives in places that are deemed to be safe. We begin to realize that no place is safe and no number of armed individuals have so far hindered the carnage that marks the places where children of different ages and cultures and hues meet to prepare themselves for a chaotic world.

It’s puzzling that weapons of mass destruction are easily obtained in places that boast of safety; places that are thought to be the best and most humane. Yet, no other place on earth has had this kind of destruction.

When will we awake to the senselessness of those with the authority to bring about change but who continually refuse to do so. Instead, they set the state for more of the same– more of the same (here’s the word again) carnage. These men and women who are in seats of authority who permit this destruction will reap what they so callously sow. But, there is time to make a change. Will they make that change or will they go back to the proverbial hat to pull out the rabbit of “our thoughts and prayers are with the victims”. What would they say, if they were the victims? I wonder, what would they say?

 

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Folks! We Know What to do.

Would you agree with me that it is futile looking around for something which you are holding in your hand? What we do to help one another and especially our children is not hidden from us. We already know what to do. It’s just a matter of putting the things into action and watch the change happen in the lives of our children.

It is not that we do not have time or “the time” as some often say. Each day is twenty-four hours — no more, no less and all of us operate within that frame. What is obvious is that we choose how time is utilized. Given that we must rest and recuperate, our waking hours must be used to bring about the desired results that we need.  We must decide how our time used on the various things that need to be done. It is better to get three things done well than to attempt to do a dozen things inadequately. So, here’s what we can do. Insist on  the “must dos” and devote the time that is needed to them. Do that without fail. For example, a must do is to spend time teaching your child or children the foundational things they need to make life work for them. Teach them to be prompt, focused, purposeful, habitual, and deliberate, to name a few. Notice that I said “teach” not “tell”. It is important that we understand the difference.

You will also agree with me that there are many times that we tell things to others and it does not make any difference what ever. That being the case, stop telling. It may be more effective to show rather than tell. There are very good reasons why we have eyes, so let’s get our kids looking at what we do. Mind you, I am not saying that we must never tell our children to do things, but we must be mindful of the effect of what we do. Also, children are very good at picking up what they see more than what they hear. Do you wonder why you’ve heard others, not you, making this famous observation about children — ” are you deaf”? Don’t laugh! We are just as guilty of ignoring what we hear. It’s true, that, “seeing is believing”. I’ll take that a little further and say that “seeing is convincing”. Unless is person is visually impaired, it’s hard to argue against what was shown.

Let’s use the wisdom we have acquired over time, the wisdom of the aged and live it out in the sight of our children. Do it in the morning, at noon, and in the evening. Do it daily, without fail and watch you children soar. While you are at it, sprinkle what you do with love. Love is a good season. It enhances so much.

Folks, we know what to do, so let’s do it.

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Time to Think of Renewal

 

Since time is always of the essence, it is never too early to do first things first. As we near the end of 2017, we can begin to set our sight on the times ahead. The end of one year and the beginning of another as simply parts of our continued journey here on this earth. Since our beginning, we have not stopped and begun again. If anything, we change directions, continue on some courses, stopped to refresh and reboot, or increase our pace. We really do not end and begin again. This is so, because our life is a journey which will end at some point for good.

While we travel our journey, we can or we must consider our purpose. Why are we here? Where should we be? What is our service and to whom is our service? What do we have to give and by what mechanisms should we give it? These are some of the many questions we must ask to define and clarify our purpose. A focused purpose will provide a greater result than one that is ill-defined and sparse.

It has become clear, especially in recent time that economies around the globe are changing. What used to be a definite path for many families are no longer the norm. Industries that once required little knowledge have changed to those that demand specific skills and expertise. For example, coal for heating home is surely going the way of dinosaurs.  Cheaper and cleaner energy forms have pushed coal fuel to the back of the energy line. The promise of Donald Trump that he will put coal miners back to work is really untrue. So, with the emergence of wind, nuclear, and solar energy sources among others, to be employed in the energy sector required specific skills in science and technology. That is a far cry from digging for coal and the like.

New forms of entrepreneurship are springing up everywhere as a result of the demands of new economies. Many of the old brick and mortar stores are being replaced by tiny businesses, operating from homes or small spaces with the use of computer technology. Wealth creation can be achieved at a desk with a desktop or laptop computer and a few more gadgets. Payment systems are also changing, making the movement of funds easier and cheaper. It is with that in mind that I encourage many budding entrepreneurs and young people dreaming of finding their niche in life or want to make it BIG in E-Commerce to consider the following:

 

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Why is Finland at the Top in Education?

The news was stunning in the West, in 2001, when it was discovered that Finland was ranked at the top after a standardized test was done to see how well students in developed countries were performing. With all of the available resources at hand to support student learning, Western students were preforming well below expectations and more so, below students in countries far less equipped and resourced. The question was: Why were students in Finland doing so well?

A close look at Finland’s approach to education reveals several reasons for success. Foremost among the reasons is that Finland teaches have high status, receive much professional support, and receive wages comparable to highly paid professionals.

In Finland, teachers teach about half the time Western teachers do; about four hours a day. Another two hours are given to professional development. Teachers are able to reflect on their instructional skills almost immediately, thereby allowing them to make corrections, sharpen approaches, or develop new tactics. The time allotted each day for evaluation and analysis of practice, result in a much improved confidence in the material taught in general and the calming environment in which teaching is done.

Parents, administrators, and students alike treat teachers with a similar respect they accord a medical practitioner or other highly regarded professional. In some instances, it could be said that Finns have a greater trust in their public school teachers than they do in other governmental institutions.

It must be noted that becoming a teacher in Finland is no small endeavour. Teachers are required to have a master’s degree and undergo a vigorous teacher training program that lasts for five years. Teachers in the secondary panel are expected to have a master’s degree in the subject area in which they intend to teach. In addition, teachers are expected to complete their master’s degree with a well-researched dissertation.

Another note-worthy point about Finland’s educational approach is that it does not have national standardized test and teachers and schools are not rewarded or punished based on student performance. No school in Finland is blamed for poor performance of students, neither are schools rewarded for high performance. Teachers are solely responsible for setting and evaluating student expectations. The government has no say in this area.

This next point is key to student success in Finland and should be clearly noted. Students in the early grades in Finland have a lot of time devoted to recess. In the West, we talk about the fact that students learn through play, but there is no follow through with that stated view. In fact, our schools tend to ensure that students have less time to play. The moment a child arrives at school in the West, the pressure is on to conform to the strict restraints that the system has in place. To do otherwise is not acceptable. So, for many students, school can be a restrictive environment,(allow me to be candid) much like a prison
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This Is Not How We Do It Here!

Those were the words of a person who was being paid to educate children. I want you to add a harsh tone to those words and increase the decibels; you have a good idea of the incident the student was experiencing. The student was male, had come from a so-called “rough” school to the school where I was a Grade 5 teacher, and he was known to be living in a community of recent immigrants with tropical backgrounds. To some this child was not like the other children.

The entire assembly was silenced; not from the boy’s voice or from the off-key singing. The assembly was shocked by the loud rebuke of the boy; how dare he spoil the National Anthem with his off-key singing! Without a preamble, a taking him aside and courteously inquire into his singing, or anything that a good teacher would do, this teacher humiliated the 11 year old boy who sang off-key in her country. As this student was under my tutorial care, I was informed of the incident and in my style, I decided to allow some time to pass before I spoke to the student who was understandably upset, angry, and in tears.

When this boy was transferred to my school, I was the most likely person, I was told, and that could help this child. Apart from the fact that I have had much success with children of every personality we’ve had, the boy did not look very different from the way I looked and there was very little doubt that any other teacher wanted to have him. I was happy to have him, because I knew what to do and how to deal with so-called difficult children.

I have never forgotten the scene; the anger that was present was palpable. It was a difficult and trying time for everyone and to some degree, there was anticipation for what I would do. Whether I could handle the situation in a winsome manner or not was in the balances. There was no greater task than to bring this situation to a win for the boy, the teacher, the principal, and indeed for the entire school. This was a fairly new school. People got along very well. We came from many schools to this school having worked together before. The camaraderie among the staff was the envy of other schools within the board. We did a lot of extra-curricular activities and students were very proud to be part of our school. But, this was a critical moment and one that could be very telling for everyone concerned.

Have you ever been in a similar situation? If you do, you have an idea of what I was going through at the time. You see, the boy was looking at me for what he wanted to occur. The teacher was looking at me to see what I would say and do and whether I would create a worse situation in the relationship that she had with the boy. The teaching staff did not know what was going to happen; they knew that I was someone who stood for the downtrodden, yes, the mistreated and the downcast. When some children had difficulty sticking to the school rules, I decided that I would sit with them for lunch. To that, a good teacher friend of mine remarked, “that will be some kind of punishment for those children”. The notion was that the children should be punished because they did not behave as expected during the lunch period. I was intended to show that the children could indeed behave. I knew how to invoke good behaviour from the “worst” children. I found the answer was in being kind, respectful, and authentic. Being real with the children and clear in expectations.

To be continued…
That’s all for now. Until next time.

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To be continued…
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It Feels Like Everybody is Against Me

Have you ever been at a point in your life where you felt that nothing was going right simply because everyone was against you? As irrational as that may seem, the way the feeling is explained by some who felt that way is that it seems that while others around them got a break or two for doing wrong things, they never seem to qualify for a break. One boy said< "that really hurts; it hurts a lot".

The thing is that, unless one has the capacity to empathize with that feeling, there could very easily be the thought that boys who act out because they feel that everyone is against them, are just weaklings who are incapable of coping with the contours of life. They do not have what it takes to survive and that is their problem. Have you ever dismissed someone's behaviour even though you did not know what caused it? I think a lot of us do just that. How often do we take the time to ask the appropriate questions that could better inform our thinking and hence our responses?

I believe that we can all agree that there are people who do not know why they never get breaks. Getting a break is for most people a bid deal. Imagine you were speeding, got stopped by the police who proceeded to walk back to the police vehicle with the seeming intention to write up a ticket. As he returned, you heard, "I'm giving you a break this time, but be careful to drive at the speed limit". Wouldn't your fast beating heart slow down and you breathe a sigh of relief? You can share a positive story with your family and friends, and you would think nicely of the officer. You see, unlike many things, getting a break is a bid deal and when there are those who never seem to have that kind of experience, it can be very frustrating and feel like, "everybody is against them".

I've come across scores of boys who tell me that they don't understand why they always seem to be on the wrong side of authorities, be they parents or teachers, and worse yet, the police. As a school principal, I relished the opportunity to give a child who seemed to be constantly "in trouble" a break. Very often such children took the act of forgiveness as a launching point to exhibit better behaviour. It brings me to the other point of this discussion, the act of forgiveness. To forgive is to take the sting out of any unpleasant experience. Forgiveness benefits both the person receiving forgiveness and the person giving it. Both persons receive a measure of wellness. And to forgive is not letting someone get away with wrong. What is does really is giving the offender a path to wholeness.

What I am saying is that we must invest in forgiveness more than we do condemning. Let's give our boys hope that things will get better. Give them a break here and there. After all, they are in construction and if you realize a construction site, it's really very messy during the building stage. But, when the building is finished, when everything is cleaned up, what a marvelous sight!

There is marvel within our boys. The construction state is often messy, but, let's understand the process and work with them. Stand where they stand. Sit where they sit. Listen to them and hear them out. They have marvelous designs within them. Now it's left for us to lead out those wonderful designs. Let's do it for them and for us.

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