Fill Your Life with Experiences!

Fill Your Life with Experiences!

Young People! It’s your favorite Blogger, Mr. E! The Motivator!

I challenge you to fill your school years with experiences! What are experiences? Simply, experiences are the things that you do outside of school. Team sports, clubs, trips, vacations, etc. You should fill your life with these things because they will help direct your choices. Allow me to explain. There are life skills that are learned by having life experiences. For example, being on a sports team teaches you teamwork, how to work hard, how to execute, and how to manage stressful situations. Going on trips will teach you how to manage money, plan, and appreciate your family. There are a multitude of things that can be learned from your life experiences! What experiences are you involved in? Sports? Clubs? Activities?

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The Challenge!

The Challenge

-“The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled.”-

Let’s talk about having the ultimate motivation, having the ultimate confidence that will create the ultimate you. I know you think you’re young and you may not be able to achieve much and you may think that it’s uncool to follow your passions because you’re afraid of what others may think of you. Well today I challenge you to be great.

Never be afraid to stand out don’t allow fear to be the reason why you dim your light because you never know who you are helping. What is stopping you from being the ultimate you?

Success has no age limit or time on it you bear a talent in you that someone near by will need from you. Motivate yourself everyday even on days that you feel as if you can’t go any more that is when you have to push the hardest. I had a hard time growing up with having the confidence and self motivation to be who I was called to be, I wanted to fit in and be like others and pushing of the talents that I was given to the side because I was too afraid that if I showed who I really was no one would really like me. And looking back I wonder how many people did I let starve because I chose to hide what they needed. Fear kept me from growth of becoming the motivational speaker I am today and the life coach I will be in the next year.

No matter what your talent is use it, Use your talent like it’s the last day you have to show the world who you are and you only have one shot at showing them never rule out what your gift is, Never think that your talent is too small. I like to look at the world as if it’s my canvas and I have the opportunity to paint my own creation to go into the museum for all to see. When you get up in the morning I want you to look yourself in the mirror and tell yourself what your afraid of when it comes to using your gifts and once you tell yourself I want you to think of the worse thing that could happen then I want you to go and make your dream happen. Fear is nothing more than a thought of not being successful at what you do. Fear is nothing more than thoughts! Once you realize that you will realize that there is NOTHING that can stand in your way. If your dreams don’t scare you than they are not big enough set goals everyday no matter how small that goal will be and achieve it. I am here to tell you that you are great and never apologize for it! Someone out here is waiting for you to unleash what’s inside of you and the time to use it is now.

 

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Jodi Partridge

Founder Tru2Self Inc Atlanta Non Profit dedicated to empowering the youth. Get Involved www.tru2self.org

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The Teacher Doesn’t Matter?

 

by Mr. E! The Motivator!

What if I told you that your teacher doesn’t matter. What if I told you that it is ALL UP TO YOU to pass a class? How would you do it? What steps would you take to pass that class?

I believe that you would do a few of the following things:

1. Eliminate Excuses – You’ll stop saying what you can’t do and start figuring out how YOU CAN do it

2. You will work, read, and study like never before so that no one can tell you what you DON’T know.

3. You will dare anyone to challenge your knowledge on the subject so that you can prove your worth to those that doubt you.

4. You will learn about the subject in diverse ways so that you can understand all angles of thought about the subject

5. You will, lastly, realize that you can do these things right now and be greater than you’ve ever been before….

So how about it?

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The Effects of Accentuating the Positive!

It is amazing how negative connotations both reign and damage our culture DAILY! A quick glance into popular culture and you are enamored with phrases like, “You’re not on my level.” “I hate it when…” “This is, You are, or That is stupid!” Day in and day out on television, radio, on the Internet and in print, in politics, education, technology, and finance we find ourselves watching, receiving and, more importantly, longing to be in a position to tell folks what THEY can’t do. What seems to not be taken into consideration, at any level, are the effects that these negative connotations seem to have on our children. In presentations, I often refer to Charles Horton Cooley’s social psychological concept called “The Looking Glass Self.” The Looking Glass Self has three main components:

  1. We imagine how we must appear to others.
  2. We imagine and react to what we feel their judgments of that appearance must be.
  3. We develop our self through the judgment of others.

For our children, especially, their “Looking Glass” has eliminated component 1 of the theory as our children’s imaginations have been replaced with destructive images, languages, and the thought processes to match. Component 2 is also eliminated because our children are seeing their “role models” win awards, appear in interviews, and earn adoring followers. How could any young person not long for this? As a consequence, however, we see the negative purported actions of these “role models” practiced in our school buildings. Where the attention that they are seeking leads them to a pipeline (as in school-to-prison) of negative consequences (Detention, Silent lunches, In School Suspension, Out Of School Suspension, etc.). This is causing a much larger negative connotation that says “Our kids can’t get right!”

 

Is this the truth?

 

No?

 

Well how do we know that it’s NOT the truth?

 

*Crickets

 

Here is where our true influence as parents, leaders of our homes, matriarchs & patriarchs of our families come into play. Accentuating the positive of our lives and of what’s good in society will definitely turn the page of influence in our children, in my opinion. Smiling faces, proper grammar, and being more cleanly dressed, if seen on an on going basis, can definitely have a positive impact on our children.

Imagine if this line of impact was delivered on television, in print, on the radio, and on the Internet… When positive goes in, positive comes out. However, this is a familial crisis! As parents we MUST provide Balance! Sure, we can allow our kids to consume popular culture, but when we do we should also provide an equal yet counter narrative that enlightens and sparks the intuitive nature of our children. For every Drake & Rick Ross add Quincy Jones & Miles Davis. For every movie filled with violence, add movies filled with hope. Take your children to museums and operas as much as you take them to football games & concerts. Expose your children to your cultural history in the cities where you live. By simply having this exposure, our children’s lives will be more well rounded and they will respect the opportunities later in their lives; believe me!

 

Accentuating the positive can only turn out good because it is of good intention. However, we hold ourselves back due to our own fears and insecurities. It is us who must overcome the choices that we’ve made for ourselves and give our children the chance to be who THEY choose to be. As adults, we have made our choices. We are living them out as we are improving ourselves, but our children are still yet vulnerable to our influences as they are the influences that are given to them.

 

Parents, your greatness and your influence in your role in the family are the most important in a child’s life. We are doing the best that we can and I want you to know that I’m proud of you because you lead with your heart, intelligence, wisdom, and bank account (insert laugh) as a connected influence. As we continue in this walk to improve the overall life of young people. Never forget, ladies & gentlemen, to create balance by Accentuating The Positive as it will create a more positive life for you and your child. Remember to tie your bowties people! Be Empowered!

 

Mr. E! The Motivator!

Jason D. Etheridge, M. Ed.

www.mrethemotivator.com

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The Bullying Spectrum

Here is a new Mr. E! Comic!

This topic today is Bullying! Where do you fall in the bullying spectrum? Read the comic, find out and discover who has the capacity to end it all! Enjoy!

Please remember to print, post, and share with those educators that you feel can benefit from its use.

Mr. E! The Motivator!
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Nuggets of Wisdom – Summer Video Series by Mr. E! The Motivator!

This summer, Mr. E! The Motivator! is bringing a series of motivational blurbs for Students (YouTube) & Parents (Vimeo) to engage in the conversation of REAL education reform from those that have to deal with it daily. He along with other speakers and influential people will be dedicating time through this medium to empower change in each person that views them. The First episodes are now available through the following links! Please feel free to enjoy them and share your thoughts!

Students – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Uqg7QvxprA&feature=channel&list=UL

Parents – https://vimeo.com/43465406

Mr. E! The Motivator! Electronic Press Kit

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About Mr. E! The Motivator!

Jason D. Etheridge, M.Ed.

Mr. E! The Motivator! is a youth educational/motivational speaker that brings excitement to your classrooms as you prepare for standardized tests, empower children to appreciate diversity, and create ways to deal with bullies through his innovative songs, live performances and events. Teachers, principals, counselors, media specialists, paraprofessionals, students, and parents around the nation have grown to love and eagerly await the new versions of his educational software, his live performances and speeches at schools, workshops, and conferences.

Mr. E! The Motivator is originally from East Atlanta, Georgia where he is a product of the DeKalb County School System as a graduate of Ronald E. McNair High School. Mr. E! holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Alabama A&M University where he attended on a band scholarship, served as drum major for the marching band, and is a member of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity.  He also has a Master’s degree from Cambridge College in School Counseling.

 

Community Service

Assistant Band Director (McNair High & Tri-Cities High), Soccer Coach (Fayette County), Past-PTA President (E. J. Swint), Clayton Archway Partnership (Parental Involvement)

 

Visited Schools as Mr. E! The Motivator!

Stewart Middle School (Douglas), Lavonia Elementary (Franklin), Franklin County Middle School (Franklin), Peachtree Elementary (Gwinnett), Simonton Elementary (Gwinnett), Norcross Elementary (Gwinnett), Lilburn Elementary (Gwinnett), Ferguson Elementary (Gwinnett), Rebecca Minor Elementary (Gwinnett), Redan Middle (DeKalb), Peachcrest Elementary (DeKalb), E. J. Swint Elementary (Clayton), Pointe South Middle (Clayton), North Clayton Middle (Clayton), Riverdale Middle (Clayton), Woodland Elementary (Henry), Holsenbeck Elementary (Barrow), Kennedy Elementary (Barrow), Palmetto Elementary (Fulton), Peyton Forest Elementary (Atlanta), B. C. Haynie Elementary (Clayton), Shadow Rock Elementary (DeKalb), River’s Edge Elementary (Clayton), Pleasant Grove Elementary (Henry), Imagine Academy of Columbus (Columbus, OH), Stripling Elementary (Gwinnett), McNair Discovery Learning Academy (DeKalb), Coronado Middle School (Kansas City, KS), Wellborn Elementary (Kansas City, KS), Stony Point Elementary (Kansas City, KS), West Middle (Kansas City, KS), Banneker Elementary (Kansas City, KS), Schlagle High (Kansas City, KS), Northwest Middle (Kansas City, KS)

 

If you are looking for a “phenominal” performance that is “second to none,” you will ant to consider Mr. E! The Motivator! He bring Excitement, Energy, Engagement and Education that motivates students, teachers, and parents Equally!

 

Watch Mr. E! The Motivator! in Action!

Here are highlights of a Mr. E! The Motivator! Pep Rally – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5VpA7thHH8&list=UUNS9wdIWkAsPzJofZgmeiSA&index=4&feature=plcp

Here is an example of Mr. E! Speaking to Parents – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arqE6LtjGcI&list=UUNS9wdIWkAsPzJofZgmeiSA&index=5&feature=plcp

Here are testimonials from principals and school representatives about Mr. E! The Motivator’s Performance – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siwgG8Uo92U&list=UUNS9wdIWkAsPzJofZgmeiSA&index=1&feature=plcp

 

Listen to Mr. E! The Motivator’s! Music

Exceeding & I Know It!

http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F39699281&show_artwork=true

Study Hard!

http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F18352626&show_artwork=true

Teach Me How to Study

http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F12407724&show_artwork=true

Contact Mr. E! The Motivator!

If you are interested in booking Mr. E! The Motivator! for your school, church, PTA/PTO meeting, youth group, or conference, you can contact him at mrethemotivator@gmail.com or by completing a booking form using the following link: http://www.mrethemotivator.com/#!contact

For more of the Mr. E! The Motivator experience please visit http://www.mrethemotivator.com or any of the following links:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mr-E-The-Motivator/142218282509414

Twitter – http://twitter.com/#!/MrEtheMotivator

YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/user/MrEtheMotivator?feature=mhee

Soundcloud – http://soundcloud.com/mrethemotivator

WordPress – https://mrethemotivator.wordpress.com/

BlogTalk Radio – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/profile3.aspx?userurl=mrethemotivator

 

Mr. E! The Motivator! Outreach Statistics

http://www.mrethemotivator.com – 23,691 visits (US)

Facebook Fanpage – 559 Likes

Twitter – 293 Followers

YouTube – 139 Subscribers, 129,144 Video Views

Soundcloud – 6,453 Listens

BlogTalk Radio – 2,585 Listens

Mr. E! The Motivator! on tour

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During the month of April, Mr. E! The Motivator! will be traveling to 20 locations around the country to provide his brand of motivation for students. Principals from schools that he visits resound with similar sentiments, “Seeing him live is phenomenal!” As the testing season approaches, schools from around the state of Georgia are clamoring to schedule his performances for their children. These performances, as one parent notes, “…are like nothing I’ve ever seen before.”

Fortunately for the rest of us, Mr. E! The Motivator! can be found around the internet with a strong social following also. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Vimeo, SoundCloud, and other sites.

Mr. E! turns popular music into songs that encourage positive thinking, motivation for learning, and fun in the classroom that you don’t often find in some classrooms. The live shows only expand on that with dancing teachers, a concert atmosphere, and students rapping & dancing with Mr. E! makes the visit a memorable & an unforgettable experience.

Contact Mr. E! The Motivator! through his home page http://www.mrethemotivator.com to schedule a visit of your own. You’ll be glad you did.