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WEEK 8, Lesson 2: Learning from our Jobs

Though Steve Jobs has passed away, his legacy will be with us forever. Steve was undoubtedly a very successful entrepreneur. Here are 3 life lessons about success that we can learn from him: 1. Learn how to anticipate the future Steve Jobs once quoted Wayne Gretzky, saying: “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”    Steve Jobs has been a living proof of this quote all of his life. Apple has reaped the benefits from Steve’s ability to anticipate future trends. They domi…

WEEK 8, Lesson 1: How can we stay happy?

How do you stay happy all the time? Is it possible and is there any proof that these ways can work? In this post we want to show you 3 ways that are scientifically proven. If this does not convince you, then we do not know what will 1. Exercise more Lots of studies on this one. Exercising releases the good mood endorphins so that you are always in a better mood after a workout or simply a walk to the supermarket. I have never met a person in a bad mood after a workout! But where is the scientifi…

WEEK 7, Lesson 2: Decision Making

   Making decisions is a skill that teens will need to learn to do well because the decisions they are making in this life stage can be life-altering. Whether or not to get a job, start smoking, use drugs, go to college, start dating or have sex are decisions that teenagers are making everyday. Mix in the decisions of whether or not to study for an upcoming test, which leads to good grades, which leads to college choices and you will begin to see the scope of why your teen needs to learn to make…

WEEK 7, Lesson 1: More than meets the eye

One of the hardest things a person can do is truly forgive someone who has wronged him or her. As Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Everyone makes mistakes, including the people in our lives we love the most. When they make mistakes, we’re usually inclined to forgive them. Why do we do this? We know no one is perfect. We know the person in question is thoughtful, caring and possesses some other attributes that make us care for him…

WEEK 6, Lesson 2: Childhood Dreams

We all had childhood dreams. Many of us likely wanted to be astronauts, painters, actors, chefs, musicians, firefighters, police, archaeologists (Indiana Jones), teachers, lawyers, doctors or perhaps even the president. A recent study in the academic journal Social Forces has revealed that only 6 percent of adults ended up in the careers they dreamt about as kids. The study didn’t reveal why that is so this makes it an open question.  Why don’t the vast majority of people end up in the careers t…

WEEK 6, Lesson 1: Science behind friendships

If life is war, then our friends are our best allies. They’re the ones we call up when there’s a battle ahead and we’re going to need some help. They’re the ones who come in when we’re weak and close to defeat. They’re the ones who have been there, supporting us, throughout numerous losses and gains. Like allying nations, we’re friends because we trust each other. We need each other, for resources and support. We depend on each other; our strength and health are vital to each other’s wellbeing. …

WEEK 5, Lesson 3: Your life check-list

YMEMJ wants you to know that your life is your own design. Sure, outside forces do a lot to shape the person you become, as do the resources available to you, but at the end of the day, it’s the way you live your life that decides the life you have. The things you did and the things you didn’t do are what have gotten you to where you are now. If we wish to create the life we want, we have to do our best to be critical of what makes up our life. Because if you don’t critique the life you’ve alrea…

WEEK 5, Lesson 2: Love yourself

 Today YMEMJ wants to discuss one of the hardest things to learn, and it is how to love yourself. It’s not easy  Spending each day picking away at the imperfections we see in ourselves is tiring and depressing. It changes our attitudes, our moods and our relationships, so why do we allow these imperfections to define us and rule our lives? Loving yourself comes from having healthy self-esteem and self-confidence. And, just like with everything else in this world, these things come with practic…

WEEK 5, Lesson 1: Be grateful

What advice would you give to the kid who has nothing? Are you that kid? Well lets break down what "nothing" is. When you say that you "come from nothing", your saying "I come from nothing!". But do you know what nothing is? "Nothing" is a void, "nothing" is deep space, with no stars. It isn't possible for you to exist in "nothing".  Some people are always complaining about how tough they have it and how they don't have anything. But you have the same things that Bill Gates has. How? Well, just …

WEEK 4, Lesson 3: Financially Stable

“Financial stability” is one of the important key necessities in order to make your “life after college” experience grow into something worthwhile. There are so many reasons why being financially stable in the real world can help you not only in the long run, but also in the present day.  Helps you to be more disciplined When dealing with your finances, not only are you teaching yourself how to save money you’re also disciplining yourself. You’re equipping yourself to be more responsible with ha…