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1 Presented by Lyn Page and John Franklin Skill for Success

2 John Franklin ADVICE IS VERY CONFUSING! Dozens of lists 100s of Books 1000s of tips and suggestions Endless advice Frequently inconsistent No theory and very little evidence

3 SUCCESS INVOLVES ACHIEVING VALUED GOALS Moving from where we are to where we want to be Nothing happens until we are motivated to change and believe it is possible

4 WHAT PREVENTS SUCCESS? No goals (= no striving) Inappropriate goals Not knowing how to achieve goals Not believing goals are achievable

5 WHY NOT ACHIEVABLE? Too distant – Persist over time Too difficult – Beyond ability

6 PEOPLE UNDERESTIMATE THEIR ABILITY Success requires us to perform at a certain level Mistake current performance for ability Current performance only reflects current learning – Not ability!

7 INTELLIGENCE ABILITY TALLENT PERSONALITY PERFORMANCE Are not fixed – They can be developed!

8 THE GREATEST OBSTACLE TO SUCCESS IS THE BELIEF THAT WE CANNOT CHANGE SIGNIFICANTLY SELF LIMITING ASSUMPTION!

9 WE ARE LIMITED BY OUR ATTITUDES WHICH INHIBIT OUR LEARNING and ACTIONS

10 OUR ABILITY ALWAYS EXCEEDS OUR PERFORMANCE We will never know the limits of our ability Our assumptions limit us Never confuse current performance with ultimate ability!

11 WE CAN ACHIEVE AMAZING THINGS BY LEARNING TO DEVELOP THE NECESSARY SKILLS OUR ABILITY IS LIKE A MUSCLE: THE MORE WE USE IT THE MORE IT GROWS!

12 WHAT IS SUCCESS? WHAT IS SUCCESS IN TAFE? Study / Job / Work / Career / Money Personal happiness, confidence, contentment Good relations with others

13 ALL SUCCESS INVOLVES LEARNING TO DEVELOP SKILLS Learning is the foundation which underpins all skill development (You can learn your way to success!) We can learn to do virtually anything but only if we believe we can! Skills form a hierarchy – Some things are more important than others!

14 HIERARCHY OF DEVELOPMENTAL SKILLS / COMPETENCIESLIFE & WORK RELATIONS WITH OTHERS SELF DEVELOPMENT ADAPTIVE LEARNING

15 EACH SKILL BUILDS ON THOSE BELOW

16 ADAPTIVE LEARNING IS THE FOUNDATION SKILL AND INVOLVES 1.Positive Attitudes (#1) 2.Motivation and problem solving (Learning to find solutions) 3.Mind Management (Learning to change thoughts, feelings and actions)

17 POSITIVE ATTITUDES ARE CRITICAL AND INVOLVE A GROWTH - not a fixed MINDSET (The mind is like a muscle & grows with use) Personal Responsibility Optimism Interdependence => Ethics

18 DEVELOPING POSITIVE ATTITUDES IS THE ESSENTIAL FIRST STEP 1.Instilling a GROWTH MINDSET 2.Accepting Personal RESPONSIBILITY 3.Developing OPTIMISM 4.Recognising our INTERDEPENDENCE

19 MOTIVATION AND PROBLEM SOLVING INVOLVES Desire Being Proactive Constructive Problem Solving Persistence and Resilience

20 MIND MANAGEMENT (Learning how to change thoughts, actions & emotions) Thoughts, Actions & Emotions interact Cognitions are king Power of Attention and Focus Power of Goals Social Support and Influence

21 LEARN TO UNDERSTAND AND MANAGE Our self Our relations with others How to live and work successfully

22 LEARNING TO UNDERSTAND AND DEVELOP OUR SELF Self Compassion Self Acceptance Self Awareness and Understanding Self Esteem Self Management / Control

23 LEARNING TO DEVELOP GOOD RELATIONS WITH OTHERS Compassion => Empathy, Acceptance and understanding Belief in others potential Awareness and Understanding Respect Trust

24 LEARNING TO LIVE AND WORK SUCCESSFULLY  Organised  Big picture view  Time management  Specific study and job skills

25 FOCUS ON DEVELOPING THE FOUNDATION SKILLS FIRST! 1.Learn POSITIVE ATTITUDES 2.Learn MOTIVATION & PROBLEM SOLVING 3.Learn MIND MANAGEMENT skills 4.Self, Relationships & study/work skills later

26 SUCCESS: WHERE DO WE START? 1.Instil a GROWTH MINDSET 2.Develop OPTIMISM 3.Promote personal RESPONSIBILITY 4.Other ADAPTIVE LEARNING Skills + Integrate with TAFE’s Life Based Learning Program

27 ELECTIONS MAY BE ALL ABOUT THE ECONOMY … but CHANGE IS ALL ABOUT LEARNING! Learning the skills required for success

28 APPLICATIONS OF SUCCESS SKILLS “The Secret” of Success (Psychology of Success): Pre-enrolment session Workbook Workshop Success School Coaching and Counselling Change Readiness and Change Readiness Training Positive Psychology and Coaching Advanced Integrated Coaching

29 Dr. John Franklin may be contacted at:

30 Next Session: 7 th November 2007 Sydney Institute Financial Management Presented by Amanda Gilligan & Bruce Rider


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