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You are now in our Motivation section. In this section you will find amazing, inspiring and motivational words from some of the top youth motivators from around the globe. We hope their articles and words help you to find that spark of motivation from within that helps you on your journey to fulfill your dreams. If you are a Youth Motivator and have an article that you think will fit here or if you have recently read or heard from a great Youth Motivator please let us know by getting in touch through the contact page.
10 Good Ways To Make a Great First Impression by Scott Greenberg
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Our first meeting with someone sets the tone for our entire relationship. It also determines if there will be a relationship at all. It's critical that the first impression we make be a good one. And since you never know when you're going to meet someone important, you're well advised to take the following advice.
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7 Reasons To Never Give Up by Alton Jamison
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My life has been full of challenges and obstacles. However, I realized that life is not about the smartest person or the strongest person, or even the richest person. Rather, life is about having the tenacity and the persistence to Never Give Up.
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A Lesson on Failure from Alfred H. Duncan, Sr.
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As I contemplated various things to teach my son, I thought about how grateful I am for the myriad of lessons my father taught me. I wouldn't be half the man I am had it not been for him. But there is one lesson, for which I am extremely appreciative, that stands apart from the others.
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A Lesson on Leadership from Jackie Robinson by Al Duncan
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How would it feel to be a leader that has affected the lives millions and millions to come? What do you say to yourself when you know you've taken a swing at history, caught a ball for the future, and rounded the bases for the ages?
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A Poverty of Ambition by Al Duncan
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Even after hearing the phrase 'dream big' 3,297,391 times (or more) over the course of their life, most people still don't get it.
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A State of Mind Called Time Pt. I by Al Duncan
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Whether it’s quality time, playtime, game time, family time, me-time, real time, study time, daytime, nighttime, wrong time, or the right time, one thing is for sure- sometimes it seems as if life is all about time, doesn’t it?
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A Teens Guide to Finding a Job that You Enjoy by Heidi Monsour, National Youth Motivator
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The vast majority of people I speak to tell me they can't stand their jobs. Every day I meet young people who are embarrassed to tell me where they work. I meet high school students who change jobs as often as they change clothes, college students who are frustrated with making minimum wage...
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A Wonderfully Unpredictable Future! by Monique Howat
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Do you feel like your stuck in a rutt? Feel like you've got nothing left to look forward to? Then you nee to read this brilliant article by Monique Howat and see how you can change your future.
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Black to Basics
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What goes through the mind of the African American male? What are the obstacles that are faced by a young Black male on a day to day basis?
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Building Self-Confidence in Five Steps by Al Duncan
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When people talk about work, school, life, and other people they are usually talking about what's wrong. When someone has a strange look on his face what do people usually ask? What's wrong? And when something important is about to happen what do people think about? Everything that could go wrong.
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Characteristics of Gifted Children by the National Association for Gifted Children
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Very often parents are the first to recognise that their child is bright for his or her age. There are many checklists of gifted characteristics. In general they contain several common elements
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Constant Elevation: 7 Questions to Keep You on Point by Al Duncan
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Mr. Duncan, how do you stay on point? How do you make sure that if you’re on the road to success nobody can pull you off?
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Cut Loose your Sandbags by Scott Greenberg
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If you're weighted down by fear, cut it loose. If you're weighted down by anger, cut it loose. If you're weighted down by hatred, cut it loose.
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DARE to be a Man.. by Brett Murray
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So you think you’re a man eh!!! Think you’re something real special. You reckon the chics think you’re ‘ALL THAT!’
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Drinking and Driving by Kerry Girling
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Have you ever drunk and drove? Have you ever been in the car with someone who has been drinking? Then you need to read this article by Kerry Girling on the all to very real consequences of these actions.
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Emotions and Your Health: Anger by Al Duncan
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When I was growing up, in my mind, getting angry always seemed to lead to one of two results. Either people thought that you were the cool, super-hero, tough guy (or woman) type that wasn't to be played with or they thought you were the overly sensitive, mindless buffoon moonlighting as a bully type.
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Health and Fitness by Kerry Girling
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Think you know what being Fit and Healthy is all about? Or are you having problems living a fit and a healthy lifestyle? Whatever you problem may be relating to Health and Fitness you need to read this article.
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How To Get Something For Nothing by Al Duncan
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So many people want the juice but they don't want to grow the tree, pick the fruit, peel the orange, juice it, and bottle it up.
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How to take control of your emotions instead of letting your emotions take control of you by Al Duncan
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Right off the bat I'll say that I've come to the realization that it's better (and less frustrating) to MANAGE your emotions than it is to try to control them. To manage is to handle or direct with a degree of skill. That's one of the core competencies of Emotional Intelligence- your ability to manage your emotions and the emotions of others.
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I Can't Write by Elaine Hook
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Do you find writing hard? Do you have problems getting your idea out of your head and on to paper? Then you need to read this article.
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It's In There Somewhere by Al Duncan
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Most people act like guidance, advice, and education are all about stuffing something into someone else's head. This isn't the case. The word educate originally comes from the Latin word educare which means to draw out. Think about that.
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Just Turn The Doorknob by Al Duncan
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Many moons ago, do you remember people asking you "What do you want to be when you grow up?"
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Life Issues: Teenage Affirmations by Miss Building Blocks
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Many teens today do not understand the power of affirmations, and even less actually use them. I never did, until I became older and able to understand that these are important in anyone’s life. The simple act of telling yourself that ‘I am wonderful’ works wonders.
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Making Choices: Bullying in schools by Kerry Girling
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Have you ever been bullied? Have you ever bullied someone else? If the answers to any of these questions ar yes then you need to read this article by Kerry Girling.
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Man on Mission by Kerry Girling
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Read about Kerry's personal mission through life with the obstacles and crossroads he has faced on the way.
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Master the Lesson by Al Duncan
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Do you find that you struggle with the same things over and over again? If so, you haven't mastered the lesson in the struggle.
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Mixed Blessings by Elaine Hook
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This ones for the parents. Do you have a child who is acting out? Do you have a gifted child in your family and don't how to handle them? Then you need to read this article.
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Movement by Nikki Bridger
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Do you know what you want to do with your life? Do you know how to get closer to achieving it? Are you making any effort to make it happn? Then you need to read this brilliant article by Nikki Bridger
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My Life, The Video Game by Kimberly Carnevale
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Many of my audiences have heard me compare life to a video game. I use the metaphor of one of the popular video games where the poor, little character continues to get pummeled by rocks, tree limbs, and everything imaginable and continues cheerily on his quest to get to the next level.
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Nine Reasons to Embrace Failure by Scott Greenberg
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I've always heard that "public speaking" is the number one most common fear. When I conducted a formal survey of student leaders, however, this was not the case. Overwhelmingly my respondents chose 'failure.'
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Pain vs. Pleasure by Nikki Bridger
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Is the thought of Pain keping you away from exepreincing Pleasure? Do you worry more about pain than get excited by pleasure? Then you need to read this article.
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Perfectionism: Being a good loser from the National Association for Gifted Children
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For many children it can be a hard lesson to learn- how to lose. It applies also for gifted children, as their perceptions of their abilities sometimes can cause them to feel a failure for not always achieving and succeeding.
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Pursuit of Happiness: Get Happy by Miss Building Blocks
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I would like to begin by briefing you all on Webster's definition of happy, and how you can obtain ultimate happiness!
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Seize the Opportunity by Al Duncan
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One of the biggest mistakes people make is spending too much time looking for the big opportunity or the perfect timing to do something. The over-used axiom 'Patience is a virtue' is irrefutable. But it is equally true that 'he who hesitates is lost'. Seize the opportunity.
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Self Confidence by Kerry Girling
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Do you have problems with your Self Confidence? Do you feel under pressure to fit in and to be wearing the latest fashions? Then you need to read this article.
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The Lollipop Lesson by Kimberly Carnevale
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It's been a difficult year to say the least. My daughter, service dogs and I lost our home due to abuse right about this time last year. We've depended upon the kindness of others to provide temporary shelter; and are truly grateful.
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Time for Action by Al Duncan
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The thing to be mindful of is that, for most people, after the setting, writing, reflecting, and especially the reaching or achieving, the mind has a tendency to relax. This is the time to take action.
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Understanding IQ, EQ and SQ from the National Association for Gifted Children
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IQ does not predict happiness but emotional intelligence (EQ) and spiritual intelligence (SQ) do, but they are both extremely hard to measure. All three quotients or intelligences are interlinked so if children are to achieve well there needs to be a balance between the three.
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What comes first, action or motivation? by Al Duncan
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Because this is your typical chicken or the egg type of question there are different schools of thought. For me no matter how you look at it the answer is action.
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When Death Leave No Explanation by Alton Jamison
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Every one of us has suffered loss in our lives. We all know what it feels like to receive a phone call or an unexpected visit that consists of bad news and “buckets” of tears. Death can sometimes feel like an unwanted house guest. Death can sometimes be the final relief when someone is struggling with an incurable illness.
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Who made you do it? by Al Duncan
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No one really has control over your state of mind except for you. I'm not saying that people, places, and things don't influence you. Research clearly shows that frequently we are not consciously in control of our initial thoughts or feelings.
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With Friends Like These? by Al Duncan
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Emotions are arguably the most powerful force governing our behavior. Emotions are the guardians of your well-being. They are your friends and their primary objective is to ensure survival.
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Words of the Wise: Self-development by Al Duncan
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Self-development is the cultivation of your potential. Consistent self-development is the path to noteworthy achievement and fulfillment in the personal and professional aspects of your life.
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You Better Think, Think, Think! by Al Duncan
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Most problems and challenges could be solved and overcome much more efficiently IF you would only focus more on the solution.
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Your Thoughts Actually Create Your Life! by Q The Question
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Do you even realize that you can actually speak your life into existence. People don’t realize the power of the mind and how easily your thoughts attracts the things you get in your life. Whether good or bad as far as where you stand in your life currently I’m here to see that you as an individual have attracted all of it.
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