It’s Thanksgiving and I’m running around asking people if they remember the “Five Fat Turkeys” song. Nobody remembers. They’re just looking at me like I’m crazy. Lol.
Do you remember the song?
Five fat turkeys are we.[break]We spent all night in a tree.[break]When the butcher came ’round,[break]We couldn’t be found[break]And that’s why we’re here, you see!
In the face of great adversity, when life is trying to butcher you, if you can hold out and be as resourceful as five turkeys climbing a tree then you will definitely be alright. You’ll be singing, “That’s why I’m here, you see!”
Are you as resourceful as a turkey?
- Topics: Character DevelopmentDuncan Nuggets®Grit, Perseverance, DiligencePersonal DevelopmentProfessionalTeenVideosYoung Adult
A few years ago, I caught a glimpse of a talk show and I couldn’t believe my eyes. I started talking to myself. (Don’t act like you’ve never talked to yourself.)
Did I just see what I think I saw?!
Yeah, I did. I saw a two-legged dog walking upright like a human!
Now, I don’t know how you would’ve reacted, but it tripped me out. I was flabbergasted. The dog, named Faith, was born with two-back legs, but only one, severely deformed front leg. Because of atrophy, that leg was eventually removed.
- Topics: ArticlesCharacter DevelopmentGrit, Perseverance, DiligencePersonal DevelopmentProfessionalTeenYoung Adult
Duncan Nugget® #319:
When you build people up, you build yourself up.
SUMMARY: In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month (October), Al talks about why you can’t bully your way to success.
Do you spend your time tearing people down
or building people up?
- Topics: Character DevelopmentConflict ManagementPersonal DevelopmentTeenVideosYoung AdultYouth Empowerment
It’s a crazy, competitive world. So, in order to succeed, people are always looking for a competitive advantage. Developing a strong personal brand is a part of that process. Unfortunately, many people think that personal branding is only about working on things like their resume, social media, online reputation, and appearance.
Think about that.
All of those things are external, but personal branding is also internal. It has lot to do with what’s going on inside of you. Only focusing on the external is like a baker only focusing on the icing.
What about the cake?
What about what’s inside?
What about your character?
Get your SELF together first and everything else will begin to fall in place because personal branding starts on the inside.
What’s in your life tends to be a projection of what’s in you.
What does your personal brand look like
on the inside?
- Topics: Character DevelopmentDuncan Nuggets®Personal BrandingPersonal DevelopmentProfessionalSelf-Awareness & PurposeTeenVideosYoung Adult
Which tastes better, Pepsi or Coke?
In a study done at Baylor College of Medicine, most people said they preferred Coke. But the researchers also monitored people’s brains while they tasted Coke and Pepsi.
When people knew what brand they were drinking, their brains lit up more for Coke than for Pepsi. But, the researchers changed things up. They told people they were drinking Coke even when they were drinking Pepsi and guess what? People’s brains lit up more for Pepsi.
Think about that. It wasn’t just the taste. It was an effect of their expectations.
If you are convinced ahead of time that something is going to be bad or good, many times it will be. Not because of the experience, it’s because of the amazing effects of your expectations.
How are your expectations
influencing what happens in your life?
- Topics: Character DevelopmentDuncan Nuggets®Personal DevelopmentProfessionalSelf-Awareness & PurposeTeenVideosYoung Adult
If you are going to start, make it a good start.
I know… “Duh!” Who doesn’t know that, right? But yet and still many people fail to set themselves up properly. The following questions are ideal for helping students, educators, parents, and other professionals working with young people get off to a great start at the beginning of the school or program year.
You and the group you are working with should answer these questions in writing. They will make for a great group discussion.
1. Why am I here? Why am I going to school, work, or participating in this program?
If your answer is “Because my mom made me,” or “I have to,” I have one word for you: lame.
Your why is your single point of focus. It’s different then a goal, it’s the reason you remain motivated and determined to meet your goals. It’s what drives you to do what you do. The stronger your why, the higher your level of determination and motivation. So, you gotta have a strong answer to this question. It should be your reason, not someone else’s.
- Topics: ActivitiesArticlesCharacter DevelopmentGoals & ProductivityPersonal DevelopmentProfessionalTeenYoung Adult
Purpose called. But…
She was sent straight to voice mail.
She didn’t leave a message.
But Purpose is persistent so…
she will call again.
Will YOU answer the call?
- Topics: Character DevelopmentDuncan Nuggets®Personal DevelopmentPostersProfessionalSelf-Awareness & PurposeTeenYoung Adult
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