In episode 120 of How To Matter, it’s time for another trip on The Success Train. Is this a new route? Are you in for a new experience? The bad news is that success is always down the same road. The good news is that success is always down the same road. All aboard. The Success train is pulling out of the station. It’ll be great if you’re not late.
In episode 119 of How To Matter, I look at the keys to being a successful writer. Paul, Tom, and James each provide a perspective with tips about strategies writers can use to get beyond simply staring at the keyboard. We learn that the same strategies are key anytime success matters. Those same strategies apply to writing the great novel as well as to helping your neighbor, making a difference with people who make a difference to you.
In episode 118 of How To Matter, I focus on the risk we all face of being boring. Whatever our point, our message may not survive the telling. Please listen if you want to avoid being one of the talkers who made a perfect point but no one stuck around long enough to listen or benefit from the wisdom.
In this belated episode of How To Matter, I admit to being abandoned by my muse but am happy to let you know that there are signs of her return. The question is whether the experience has made me a better person, a better podcaster, someone who is happy for the unhappy experience. It’s that silver lining thing. Does the darkest cloud always have a silver lining? Why don’t you listen to the episode and come to your own conclusion.
In episode 116 of How To Matter, I conclude the series on helping children with school and learning problems. In this final section, focus is on children who have simply quit caring about school, learning, and too often quit caring about what happens to them. The final step is to skip school, quit going to school and concluding their school days by dropping out. It is a sad ending to a very young journey.
In episode 115 of How To Matter, I continue the series on helping children with school and learning problems. This is the next to the last section of the series. I am thinking about making a single recording that includes all 11 sections of the series, including the last episode. If you are interested in this free recording, please let me know. If there is enough interest, I will produce the recording and make it available on How To Matter. To express your interest, just drop me an e-mail at feedback@HowToMatter.net.
In this episode, focus is on 3 signs of school and learning difficulty. They include children who need constant supervision while doing their school work, children who disrupt the classroom and the activities of other children, and youngsters who feel like the adults at school have it in for him or her. The episode includes tips and suggestions for helping children with these issues.
In episode 114 of How To Matter, I continue the series on helping children with school and learning problems. In this section, I focus on children who have unusual trouble dealing with criticism, children who always have excuses for their performance difficulties, and children who usually blame others or external circumstances for their problems. Working with these children is both difficult and frequently tedious. In the podcast, I offer some tips and suggestions for helping these young people.
In episode 113 of How To Matter, I continue the series on helping children with school and learning problems. Focus is on children who get bad grades and those youngsters who have trouble asking for help or refuse the help that is offered. These two signs are intimately connected. Children who get good grades do not need help or more likely have figured out how to get the help they need and where to get it. Children who get bad grades likely are not getting the help they need; and if they don’t know how to get it or refuse offered help, their situation will only get worse. The podcast offers a few suggestions for helping those children.
In episode 112 of How To Matter, I continue the series on helping children with school and learning problems. In this episode, we focus on three signs of school and learning problems. For these signs, although they may suggest learning problems, they usually do not. Rather, they are simply part of normal child development. The signs are forgetting to do home work and other chores at home, having trouble understanding and following directions and instructions, and problems with time management. Each of these signs may be serious indications of learning problems but usually are not. The message is that children tend to follow the examples set for them by parents and others in the home. The first step is to be sure the example being set is positive. Children can hardly be expected to do better than the adults whose example they are following.
In episode 111 of How To Matter, I continue the series on helping children with school and learning problems. I also introduce James, the newest How To Matter podcasting associate. For the series, I focus on children for whom trying harder does not lead to improvement or better performance. I also discuss the situation where a child does fine in some areas and subjects but poorly in one or more other areas or courses. I additionally share my experience with a school success program for abused and neglected children. They too can learn.