Key words: Feedback, answers to reader's questions, information, assistance, Ron Kurtus, School for Champions. Copyright © Restrictions
by Ron Kurtus
Each day readers send in questions and feedback concerning the various lessons in the School for Champions website. A total of 111 letters have been answered.
|Help me discover something in life||General||Nigeria|
|Become a success in life||General||Namibia|
|Story of Abraham Lincoln||General||UK|
|Link thought with purpose||General||Nigeria|
|Reaching for a goal that seems impossible||General||Nigeria|
|Where can I buy Five Questions for Champions?||General||USA|
|Champion in life||General||Indonesia|
|Wants lifestyle with sports and academic life||General||India|
|Want to be number 1 in my business||Success Secrets||India|
|Correct Make-a-Wish wording||Make a Wish||USA|
|I am not consistent with anything||General||USA|
|How do I get started as a speaker?||General||Zambia|
|Want to achieve but I am shy and timid||Success Secrets||Nigeria|
|I want to become a champion||General||Nigeria|
|How can I overcome shyness?||General||Uganda|
Help me discover something in life
July 24, 2016
Pls help with lesson that will help me discover something in life
Paul - Nigeria (27165)
See Become a Success in Life for ideas on discovering your goals in life.
I hope that help you find your meaning. I am sure you will be successful.
Become a success in life
February 19, 2016
How to be come successful in live.
Kumpoma - Namibia (26792)
It is good to follow the five rules of a Champion:
- Take care of your health
- Seek knowledge and gain skills
- Do excellent work
- Be valuable to others
- Have utmost character
They will help you become a success in life. Best wishes on achieving your goals.
Story of Abraham Lincoln
October 19, 2015
Please, I wish to ask for your kind permission to use the story of Abraham Lincoln as found on your website in my book. I am writing on overcoming Life's challenges. I found his story very inspiring and encouraging.
Paul - UK (26452)
Yes, you have permission to use the story of Abraham Lincoln provided you cite ours website as a reference.
Best wishes for success with your book.
Link thought with purpose
September 15, 2015
Until thought is linked with purpose, there are no intelligent accomplishments.
Alex - Nigeria (26381)
That is a valid concept and saying.
Reaching for a goal that seems impossible
August 26, 2015
how do one reach for a goal that seems impossible?
Abiola - Nigeria (26334)
When you set a goal to get or achieve something difficult, it is important to consider what is required to achieve that goal. You can then break the goal into smaller goals that you can achieve on the way to the greater goal.
For example, if you wanted to get an important job, you would have look at the requirements for such a position. You may need a certain education or recommendations. You would also need persistence in your application.
As you go along achieving the smaller goals, you can congratulate yourself in getting closer to your main objective.
Best wishes on achieving your goals.
Where can I buy Five Questions for Champions?
June 7, 2015
I was trying to buy the 5 questions for champions book. However I could not find it anywhere online in the iBooks store or Barnes and nobles or Amazon. So where can I buy the book?
Girish - USA (26070)
Five Questions for Champions is a lesson or article in our website. It has not let been expanded into a book. Perhaps that would be a good idea.
In the meanwhile, read the article and try to gain some insight on your own self-improvement.
Best wishes for success in what you do.
Champion in life
December 10, 2014
Gmn caranya u mengikuti be a champion life untuk anak2?
dan anak usia brp anak bisa mengikuti nya
imelda - Indonesia (25632)
Having a good attitude and looking towards the best helps you become a champion in life.
I am sorry, but I do not understand your language.
Wants lifestyle with sports and academic life
November 13, 2014
I want to have a lifestyle where I want to balance sports and academic life.
arunachalam - India (25531)
Certainly, while you are going to school, you can be involved in sports as well as your academic life. In fact, it is a good combination, as long as the sports does not overshadow the studies.
After leaving school, you can still balance sports and work. If you are a teacher, the work can be academic activities. Many people get involved in sports and physical activities after work. Of course, it is also possible to become a coach, where you combine the two.
Best wishes for having a great lifestyle.
Want to be number 1 in my business
July 19, 2014
I want to be no1in my business of retail chemist shop
Kuldeep - India (25127)
It is good that you want to be number 1 in your business. You can see some useful tips at Steps to Improve or Grow Your Business.
Also see Satisfy Your Customers to Increase Business and Reduce Losses.
Best wishes for success in your business.
Correct Make-a-Wish wording
May 19, 2014
Just a comment on the content that you have on your site.
"One solution to this problem is to look at the Make-a-Wish Foundation. This is an organization that tries to satisfy the last big wish of terminally ill children."
Terminally-ill is NO LONGER correct verbiage. "We grant the wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy"
Just thought you might want to have that corrected on your site.
- USA (24973)
Thanks for your feedback. I corrected the wording in Make a Wish for the Rest of Your Life.
I am not consistent with anything
May 15, 2014
I am not consistent with anything in my life:
--being on time
Need immediate change.
Joe - USA (24962)
It is good that you are aware of areas that need improvement in your life. Many people just go along making the same old mistakes. You have a good list of things to work on.
Being reliable means that you are good for your word and do what is promised. When you are unreliable, you are putting the other person on the spot. If you can't do something, don't promise. If something comes up, be considerate and let the other person know.
Realize that the person who is habitually late is being inconsiderate and saying that his time is more important. However, many people just always seem to be late for everything. My cousin and her husband were like that, so they set their clocks 20 minutes fast so that they would be on time. It seemed silly, but it worked for them.
The best type of exercise is the type that is fun. Get involved in playing some games or doing exercising of some sort with a friend or in a group. It isn't such a drudgery then.
Try to eat healthy foods at dinner time and avoid sugary, salty, and fatty snacks.
Make a list of the things you want to improve on:
-- Be reliable and on time, so people can count on you
-- Do enjoyable exercises several times a week, and eat healthy foods.
The fact that you want to improve is a first major step. Best wishes in succeeding in your goals. I'm sure you have it in you.
How do I get started as a speaker?
February 15, 2014
How do I get started as a speaker minus resources eg books what can I do?
chelete - Zambia (24520)
First, you need to have a subject to speak about. It should be something of interest to others. See Succeed in Speech Writing for ideas.
Try to write a speech that takes 5 minutes to read. That is a good start.
Also see Succeed in Public Speaking for more information.
Try to attend speeches in your area to see how others do it. Also, seek opportunities to give your speech to small groups at work, around your community, and such.
I hope this helps you start on becoming a speaker. Best wishes.
Want to achieve but I am shy and timid
February 4, 2014
Good day Sir/Ma. I want to achieve my goals, but my problem is that am too shy. I can't withstand the crowd.. I dont have confidence on myself, and i didn't finish school... Please advice me both on how i can eradicate timidity. Bright is the name.
bright - Nigeria (24490)
You may be shy about approaching and talking to strangers, but I am sure you are not shy when talking to your family and friends. You can have the same confidence in talking to strangers by being yourself.
Do not try to impress others who may affect your goals. Instead, observe them to know something to talk about. Then ask the other person a question about his or her interests. Even something simple as, "What do you think of this weather?" can start a conversation. Then talk about the other person's interests.
It is good to be prepared to tell about yourself, if asked. You can tell what you do or enjoy.
To gain confidence, think of all the things you have achieved. And when you do something, give yourself praise. Say to yourself, "Goo job, Bright." This will help increase your confidence.
Finally, note that the best sales people are not those who talk a lot. Instead, the best ones are those who listen to the customer and ask questions. Some may say they are timid, but they do the best job.
I hope these ideas help you become the champion you are destined to become.
PS: Make an effort to study to complete your education.
I want to become a champion
January 29, 2014
I want to become champion
Alexander - Nigeria (24470)
You are off to a good start by having such a goal. Define areas in which you want to excel, make plans, and seek to achieve your goals.
Do not be afraid to ask others for help in achieving your goals. And also be will to help others in their efforts. That will make you a champion to them.
The journey to become a champion is what is important. Keep pushing forward.
Best wishes. I know you will be a success.
How can I overcome shyness?
January 23, 2014
How can overcome shyness in life because its making my life failur
RAYHAN - Uganda (24459)
Being shy can make you very uncomfortable when among strangers. But consider that you are not shy when you are with your family and friends. So, it is possible to act the same way with others.
Think of the things you enjoy doing, what you are interested in, and what you are good at. That is what is important about you. Also, when you achieve things, congratulate yourself on it, because that increases your confidence.
Some people are very talkative, while others are quieter. They say that the better sales person is not the one who talks a lot. Instead it is the quiet person who listens to the customer.
Try to observe people and listen to what they have to say. People like those who listen. Even if you are somewhat shy, you can ask questions that will soon allow you to reduce your shyness.
Overcoming shyness takes some effort, so you have to work at it.
A failure is a person who has given up. If you keep trying to improve, you will soon be able to deal with others, not be shy, and become a champion and success in life. I know that you have it in you to succeed.
I hope these idea help. Best wishes in a successful life.
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