The 4 Habits You Need to Be Successful

The 4 Habits You Need to Be Successful.

In addition to the four habits that Matt Mayberry mentions in his post, I would also add reading to your list!


This recipe for success can be completed in any order!

Just completing one task per day towards your most important goal will make all the difference!




The Science of Character


Great video in support of Character Day!

This video is based on the science behind the VIA Character Survey.

Kudos to Tiffany Shlain and the Moxie Film Institute for showing how FUN character education can be, and the difference it can make!


VIA Character Survey

When working with students or clients, it is essential to have a set of tools that provide or encourage a feedback flow.

Tools like the VIA Character Survey open communication channels so that we can start a conversation about what really matters most to the person seeking information or assistance. These assessment tools can also serve as a starting point when interviewing and getting to know a new client. Once the conversation is flowing, we can begin to identify issues important to our clients so together we can form a collaborative plan to move them forward.

One of the best (free!) tools I’ve come across is the VIA Character Survey. (see link)

The VIA Character Survey is a fun and revealing way to get to know yourself and others. The survey was developed by a team of psychologists including Dr. Martin Seligman, the “father of Positive Psychology” and author of Authentic Happines and Flourish. The survey has been taken by over 2.6 million people in over 190 countries!

Learners and clients can take the survey to self-evaluate character strengths such as curiosity, gratitude, humor and zest. The survey results help individuals understand the character traits that reflect their “true” selves.

My top five character traits are: Gratitude, Spirituality, Hope, Love, and Curiosity

What are your top character traits? Take the VIA Survey and come back and share your results!

Steps to success


Steps to success

Which step have you reached today?

I wish I could give credit to the person that created this wonderful illustration of how to succeed one step at a time.

Success begins with knowing which step you are on so you can move beyond any fear or resistance to taking your next step.

If you can be honest about what step you are on, it can help you identify the story you are telling yourself about why you think you can’t take that next step.

Once you identify that information, you can change the story by challenging your thinking or adjusting your attitude about the situation.

How do you do that?

By making a different choice!

It can be as simple as telling yourself YES I CAN! or YES I WILL!

Changing your thinking from negative to positive usually helps you make better choices and take the right action.

Skills for SUCCESS: Love what you do!

Can you honestly say you spend most of your time doing things you LOVE to do?

I do!

I work as a Learner Support Specialist for Argosy University. My “job” is helping our students succeed. Outside of the workplace, I’m always inspiring friends and family to be the best they can be by living a full life. This is what happens when you discover and tap into your true purpose.

In the days, weeks, and months to come, I will be sharing many of the skills and strategies that have been most effective in helping my students, friends, and family members for reaching their potential.

I hope you will join this journey and learn to tap into your own potential. Pop back often to see what information, resources, skills, and strategies intrigue you. Or, leave a comment if you have a question or suggestion!

Bon voyage!