And, if you want to change your world…

…learn why and how words matter!
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Things You Need to Know About Words

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The “Original” Mike Smith is a certified professional speaker, leadership and sales trainer, author, and consultant with over 30 years of experience in the Education market.  His messages apply to people in all walks of life. In his speaking career, Mike has addressed over four million people, sharing his sense of humor and passion about life, the value and techniques for positive self-talk, and an understanding of  personal responsibility.


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My friend, I believe words and phrases matter, especially in SELF-TALK. Here's the thought:

If only we could "SHOULD HAVE," we could make a better place.
We could solve our many problems by UNMAKING our mistakes.

We could make mistakes, "should have" them back and fix them right away
And then go on and makes some more, and think we'll never pay.

But, alas, my thoughtful friend, the truth of things be told,
"should have" has a price we pay that costs more than pure gold.

For "should have" makes us feel so bad and hurts our self-respect,
while "NEXT TIME" shows us what to learn and what we can expect.

So STOP your saying "Should Have!" Yes, begin it here, today.
Replace it with a NEXT TIME I'LL" and learn from what you say.

Hope you like it.
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I posted this on my personal page a minute ago. Thought it worth sharing here. Thank you.
Good Day! Lots to think about in these challenging times. You know I look for wisdom in the thoughts and quotes of others with the idea in mind that if it is good enough to have lasted this long, it might be good enough to share. Here is what came running to me today. From FDR: "Repetition does not transform a lie into the truth." Make it a great day!
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This Pandemic is a mutually difficult experience. I realize that Attitudes focus around what I think I "CAN'T" do. You know I am about the power of words and "CAN'T" was one of my first challenges for improvement. I needed to read it again so here it is for my friends:
Because “Can’t” never did anything

“I can’t” is not a phrase for me.
It’s not the goal that I will see
For I DETERMINE what will be.

If I by accident forget
And say “I can’t,” then it’s a bet
That I will quickly add a YET!

Yes, there are risks. I know that’s true
My “want to LEARN” will see me through
I’ll add that “YET!” That’s what I’ll do.

And if I somehow do NOT succeed
I’ll LEARN the lessons that I need
To build a better life. INDEED!

Taking the next step has always helped me move forward. Sometimes successfully and sometimes by learning what won't work. Either way, we will be moving along and that is what we need to be doing now. Good-by "CAN'T! Hello, I'll figure it out."
Make it a Fantastic Day!

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The Alliance for Student Activities

As anyone who knows Mike will tell you, he has been an advocate of raising awarness about the value of student engagement in school-sponsored activities and experiences—sports, clubs, music, the arts, college & career prep, service, organizations, leadership development, events, and more.

To that end, he helped found the Alliance for Student Activities in the early 2000s, a nonprofit organization that, since then, has mirrored his passion through printed materials, videos, and live presentations by providing compelling information about the importance of student activities in increasing standardized test scores, lowering the dropout rate, and improving social and emotional outcomes. 


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