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Compliments of Earthwatcher via Flickr

As for me, I lost everything: my wife, my book, my job, everything that I thought was important. But I finally knew where I wanted to go. [The Wonder Boys].

In class I discuss the plight of low self-esteems, and their tendency to be talked into professions that don’t mirror their strengths. This turn of events becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy when they perform poorly, and their shaky self-image erodes further. If they channeled all their abilities into their passion I think you would see a dramatic spike in their self-confidence. Turn the page…

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Compliments of shapeshift via Flickr

People will wipe their feet on you if you let them. Today, overthrow the doormat. If others think they’ll be soiled in the process, they will be less likely to stir the pot. Not only will speaking garner respect -“Bullies are shocked that someone dare confront them, and they really admire and respect those aggressive enough to do so” (Namie, 2011, p. 106) – it will make you feel like a million dollars. Turn the page…

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