January 20, 2018

Balance College Stress – Natural Energy Booster #3 – Back off the sugar!

You know you eat them. They're a staple in any college diet: cold cereals, ketchup, hot dogs, chocolate, pop, cakes, cookies, donuts and other foods loaded with sugar, high fructose corn syrup or aspartame.  If you've ever attempted to remove sugar from your diet for even a short period of time and gotten a headache... chances are you're a sugarholic. Some additional symptoms include  'the shakes,' depression, inability to focus or study, even overall crabbiness and arguments with your … [Read more...]

No One Will Ever Pay To Download Music: TECHNOLOGY

TECHNOLOGY Get a computer and a cell phone. Get e-mail and check it, use it, manage it. Become friendly with the Internet and what it has to offer. Google yourself. Embrace and learn new technologies. Sometimes simple is better. It's never too late to embrace technology with this success advice from my book, "Rock to the Top: What I Learned About Success from the World's Greatest Rock Stars." Listen to the chapter on TECHNOLOGY from the audio version of the book below. TWEET  it … [Read more...]

Drive-by community service projects… and nobody gets hurt!

Drive-by service opportunities are not quite what they sound like and provide immediate benefit to your campus' local community. They are projects that are ready-made for students, faculty and staff to jump right into, take only a few minutes, and provide solid impact. They are accomplished by partnering with local or national community service groups such as Habitat for Humanity, the United Way, Special Olympics, Food for the Poor, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, to name a few. Though I've … [Read more...]

I Love Rock and Roll: PASSION

PASSION... Plus hard work equals success. PASSION... Is contagious to others. PASSION... Overcomes barriers and obstacles. PASSION... Gives you the energy to keep going. PASSION... Blocks out the words "no" and "you can't." PASSION... Leads you down the right path. These points are excerpted from my book, "Rock to the Top: What I Learned About Success from the World's Greatest Rock Stars." Listen to the chapter on PASSION from the audio version of the book below. You can also TWEET … [Read more...]

We Can’t All Be Keith Richards: HEALTH

HEALTH Eat right. Keep family and friends close. Exercise regularly. Take care of yourself first. Avoid the things you know are bad for you. Play and have fun. Start taking care of your health now with this success advice from my book, "Rock to the Top: What I Learned About Success from the World's Greatest Rock Stars." Listen to the chapter on HEALTH from the audio version of the book below. TWEET  it to your friends and download the MP3 to listen to later. You can listen to … [Read more...]

3 life-changing student leadership practices no one’s doing

In 20+ years of working with student leaders, advisors and organizations I've compiled a number of 'best of the best' lists. I have top 3, 5, 7, or 10 lists on everything from skyrocketing student involvement, to holding great meetings and everything else that involves student leadership. It all comes from seeing first-hand what works and what doesn't. Most schools have what I'll call "Student Leader Basic Training" in place. They teach their student leaders who to fill out forms, conduct … [Read more...]

Keep The Makeup On: BRANDING

BRANDING A name says it all. A one sentence description. Identify your audience. Locate and reach out to your customers. Give 'em something. Protect that brand. Sharpen your personal brand with this success advice from my book, "Rock to the Top: What I Learned About Success from the World's Greatest Rock Stars." Listen to the chapter on BRANDING from the audio version of the book below. TWEET  it to your friends and download the MP3 to listen to later. You can listen to this … [Read more...]

The Interview: KNOWLEDGE

KNOWLEDGE Know a little about everything. Be aware of your body language. Be prepared. Talk directly to your audience. Pay attention and listen. Improve your knowledge with this success advice from my book, "Rock to the Top: What I Learned About Success from the World's Greatest Rock Stars." Listen to the chapter on KNOWLEDGE from the audio version of the book below. TWEET  it to your friends and download the MP3 to listen to later. You can listen to this FREE audio here … [Read more...]

Thank You, Thank You Very Much: APPRECIATION

APPRECIATION Reward a job well done. Give back to the community. Cultivate random acts of kindness. Write a thank you note. I appreciate you reading this success advice from my book, "Rock to the Top: What I Learned About Success from the World's Greatest Rock Stars." Listen to the chapter on APPRECIATION from the audio version of the book below. TWEET  it to your friends and download the MP3 to listen to later. You can listen to this FREE audio here (11:14)... [audio: … [Read more...]

Plan Your Tour: ORGANIZATION

Organization saves you time. Organization keeps you on time. Organization puts you ahead of others. Organization makes you more money. Organization keeps up with the money you have. Organization reduces stress. Organization helps you manage the unexpected. This is more success advice from my book, "Rock to the Top: What I Learned About Success from the World's Greatest Rock Stars." Listen to the chapter on ORGANIZATION from the audio version of the book below. TWEET  it to your … [Read more...]