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Prepare Yourself to be a Mentor

“Mentoring 101”
Author: John C. Maxwell

One of the most important purpose in my life is to teach, to show others the path I have walked and share my first hand experiences. For those of you interested in showing others the way to go  I recommend this book by John Maxwell, where I have gotten a lot of notes for the times where I have to prepare a workshop or train new people joining my company.

If your goal is to learn how to teach, this is the right book for you. It offers clear and practical concepts.

It is practical and easy to read and is divided into three parts: preparing to be a mentor, committing to be mentor,  taking people to the next level.

I also love that  it gives you good advice about how you should act to be a great mentor and shows you the characteristics that your students should hold.

“Mentoring 101 “. is reading a book on leadership and a good manual on mentoring. It is not very comprehensive, but convenient and above all very useful.

Adriana Gallardo

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Study Success to Become Successful

“Money, Master The Game”
Author: Tony Robbins

I’m sure you have heard or learned that if you want to succeed in any area of your life it’s good to learn from people who are already successful in that area. It’s wise to study successful people, observe how they think, to experience their attitudes, and rub shoulders with them. That’s what this book does! It’s takes the experience and insights from the most successful people in the world in the financial area and shares their wisdom.

I believe that these things cannot be taught, but must be caught. Therefore, in addition to learning, you must spend time with the people who have in their lives the fruit, which you want in your life. A great way to spend time with them is through books! You are learning from them and you will become like them. There is a principle that I fully believe and live by that says, “every seed reproduces after its own kind.” These successful people share their keys, their “seeds” and as I plant them into my lifestyle they will produce the same fruit!

This is a powerful book because it take a topic that most are ignorant about or afraid of and put it a way that is understandable and doable. I really enjoyed that book and continue to go back to it as I teach and train my clients to RISE up into their full financial potential.

Richard Martinez

Transformational Expert

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KIDS HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT

As parents we want to raise our children the best we can right? But what does this “best” look like? For me this is what it looks like!

Here are 8 things that I think are so important for the health and development of our kids:

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1. A loving Covenant relationship with Parents
“Covenant” meaning everything you do and say you do and say with your children in mind. The things you do or don’t do affect and mold them therefore make a covenant that you will always love them with purpose and intention.

Parents who love their children with intention will be more effective in their parenting. Utilize every love language when loving your children. The languages being, “Touch, Acts of service, Words of affirmation, Quality time and Gifts (Gary Chapman- Five Love languages).

2. Water
Water is so important! A good way to know how much water should be consumed is by cutting their weight in half and put it into ounces. Example is a child weighs 30 pounds he/she should be getting at least 15 ounces a day. More if they are active which most kids should be.

3. Healthy Foods
Eating healthy foods is important especially at an early age because this is setting the tone for the rest of their lives. Get your kids to be comfortable around healthy foods. Get them involved in the preparation of the food with you. Yes, this might make you take a little longer but you are instilling important life lessons for you kids. It’s a great investment! Teach and train them which food It’s good for them and why. Make it fun for them!

The parents must example a healthy lifestyle too. You will train them intentionally or unintentionally, because they are always watching you. Whether you are purposely teaching them or not, they are learning from their examples, YOU.

4. Movement
If they are babies still and crawling, that crawling movement is important for their learning development. It causes the brain to work fully, using both hemispheres of the brain getting them to communicate together. I know we are tempted to just hold them or put them in their chairs all the time but please don’t do that! Put them on the floor and if they freak out get down on the floor with them & they will get use to it don’t worry.

Exercise helps bring oxygen to the brain. It does a lot for the brain even chemically. Do not allow your children to just sit in front of the T.V. or computer get them to move.

5. Sunlight
God created the sun and we are to be in it. We need it vitamin D. Sunshine produces better sleep, better bones, and better mood and is great for the body. Teach them to listen to their bodies. Teach them to get out of the sun when they feel their skin starting to burn. Teach them how important sunshine is for our lives.

6. Sleep
Sleep is so important for their growth. Rest creates better brain function and positive behavior. If your children resist going to bed you can make it a “time of connection”. Make it family time so it’s not like a punishment. I have noticed that once we settle in and relax my kids will actually share so much at that time of night when they are about to go to sleep, utilize it. If going to bed meant a time of connection with you they will be more excited to go to bed!

7. Joy/Hope/Passion
They need to know how to play! Most of the time it’s pretty natural of course but empower them in their playtime. They could have fun doing anything.

They love to do whatever we their parents are doing. Many times we communicate to them that some things are fun and others are “a drag”, “chore” or even a “punishment”. This is because we present them that way. Invite them to do things with us and teach them how to have fun doing it. This will set them up for success.

We can’t be too busy to do this; it’s a priority for us as their parents. Our job is to give them skills that will set them up to be independent, able to do things on their own without you telling them. That way by the time they are 18 years old the responsibility of life is nothing new to them rather something they have been intentionally trained to be able to handle and succeed in.

When we don’t give them these skills they get into 4th or 5th grade and begin to get projects and papers for homework, we get so surprised if they have trouble being organized, remembering things they need to do, finishing their projects & papers. We punish them and give them a nice speech about how they need to shape up. But the training all starts at home. The school education is to be a supplement not the primary source. It’s the parent’s jobs to teach and train their children.

8.-Fresh air

Many stay inside in the air conditioned air or heating & don’t get fresh air. They get recycled, dead, stale air. We all need fresh air. Open a window and/or take a walk outside. Open window by bed when you’re sleeping. Fresh air is good for us.

Conclusion

These are the 8 things that I think are important when it comes to the health and development of our children. Try them out with intention for a month and watch what it produces in the life of your child.

Richard Martinez

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