Mr. E! The Motivator! posts a new motivational video for kids on YouTube!

Student Engagement Specialist, Mr. E! The Motivator! continues the push to inspire students across the nation with another YouTube video! Please enjoy and share with others!

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In this episode I talk briefly about getting started with your exercise routine, a quick, easy, and daily exercise routine that I do and I teach you how to get started with Meditating and it’s importance! I hope you enjoy it! tune in tomorrow for The Lift Off featuring Bob Mackey! http://ift.tt/1BxnfEA http://ift.tt/1BxnfEC http://ift.tt/16UWStW mrethemotivator@gmail.com

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Mr. E! The Motivator! posts a new motivational video for kids on YouTube!

Student Engagement Specialist, Mr. E! The Motivator! continues the push to inspire students across the nation with another YouTube video! Please enjoy and share with others!

Live from the Edu Dome with JJ Ep 1 In this episode of Live From the Edu-Dome JJ and I discuss his Christmas, New Year’s Goals, My Vision Board, Video Games and your brain, and share some Motivation with you!

You can catch Live from the Edu-Dome Tuesday’s with Mr. E! & Fridays with JJ! on Spreaker.com.

Also catch The Lift Off! with Bob Mackey each Wednesday!

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To be early…

As a band member, a phrase was instilled in us very early on that spoke to how we should approach time management. The phrase: “To be early, is to be on time. To be on time is to be late. To be late is to be absent!” It is a phrase that has stuck with me for years and that I practice even today I wake up no later than 5:30am; even on the weekends. I exercise, write on my blog, check emails and more. When I go to an interview or to work, I get there early so that I can get certain things done before anyone else gets in. 

Here’s the thing: when you wake up early, you’re making a decision to be more productive than anyone else, before anyone else. We all have the same amount of hours in each day. Use them! Also, there’s no feeling like having things done completely and still having a large chunk of day left to do more things or get ahead on more things. Being early greatly increases your productivity and being productive is a key to success! 

What early habits do you have? Share them with me on Twitter – @MrEtheMotivator 

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Habit Forming Experiences

Experiences are the processes of doing and seeing things and of having things happen to you. This includes the skills and knowledge that you get by doing those things.
Here is how your life experiences will direct your choices:
Let’s use the example of being on a basketball team as your experience. To be on a basketball team, you must commit to doing several things. Daily practice, keeping decent grades, executing during games, being timely to games & practices, and more. If you want to remain on the basketball team, you must choose and dedicate yourself to each of these things. The more you do them, the more automatic they become. An automatic choice is called a Habit. Once a habit is formed and you continue the habit, this will then become who you are. You won’t be merely a basketball player. You will be an dedicated, hardworking, and on time person (with a nice jump shot).
Imagine your life filled with habit forming experiences and how complete your life will be once you do. My people, I say and I say again. Fill Your Life With Experiences!
Engage your classroom and find out how to bring Mr. E! to your school at http://www.mrethemotivator.com

Working on a Team

Teamwork is essential to success.  Let me say that again so that you can hear me.  (Clears groat) TEAMWORK IS ESSENTIAL TO SUCCESS!!

No one has done anything by themselves. You will hear folks claim that they are “Self-Made.” but they neglect to thank their parents, friends, collaborators, sponsors, folks that donated their time & money, the people that gave them the platform to do what they do, or the people that these so called “self-made” people have to report to to ensure that they can continue to do what the do.

With that said, we all need to know how to work in a team. In every team, there are roles. Each person must be willing to give up a little of themselves for the good of the team.
Remember, being a good team member is a valuable asset to learn. Join in on team projects and learn how to work with people and through people as much as you can. You’ll definitely see the benefits!
Mr. E! The Motivator now has a podcast on Spreaker.com – Check it out Mondays with Mr. E! & Fridays with JJ! at 8pm.

Top 5 ways to Take Notes (in real life)!

Taking notes is important, but can be irritating. It’s hard to know where to start and hard to know exactly what to write. We often fall into a trap when your teacher is teaching because it feels like you’ll be able to remember every word that he/she speaks. Not realizing that we forget what’s been said minutes after we leave the environment. The toughest part is wrapping your head around what exactly to take notes on. What’s important? How I can write it quicker? Here are some tips on how to take notes from a guy (me) that had to learn the hard way. It may take a little time to get into a system that fits YOU, but don’t give up on it. Taking Notes will be valuable to you for years to come.
1. Take Notes Seriously. I had to tell myself, “I’m going to take notes today. Good Notes!” I’m going to write it all down.
Now of course I couldn’t write everything down so I ended up doing this.
2. Active Listening – I made it a point to move as close to the teacher as I could, so that I could remove any interruptions from what I was determined to do. I paid attention to the teachers every (important) word. I asked him/her to make things clear, to slow down, or to repeat things that I’d gotten behind on. This is the most important part of note taking.
Then I would
3. Write the most important things. Names of people, Dates, keywords & definitions, etc. I wrote it all down word for word. Teachers will give you leading phrases like, “This will be on the test.” or “This is very important.” That stuff, I wrote verbatim.
Next was this
4. Don’t worry about neatness. Listen, I have a scribbly type of hand-writing as it is, but in my notes I include the following: arrows, boxes, circles, scratch outs, X’s, smiley faces, stars, and more. It was a magnificent piece of art once I got done. LOL
Finally I had to
5. Make sure I could remember the notes later. This took a while to learn. There is nothing worse than taking notes that make sense in class, but once you get home and look at them again, you can’t remember a thing that you’ve written. As I got better at Taking Notes To Remember, the artwork concept developed.
Let this be your start to taking notes that you can remember and get in the practice of taking them often. With more online learning coming, your note taking will become more and more valuable! IN online learning, you can use your notes on tests and quizzes. Especially notes that are written down! Get those notes! You can’t cram everything into your head!
Tell me about your Note Taking experiences on Facebook! Go to Facebook and search – Mr. E! The Motivator!
You can also find the article in The Motivator! Magazine! – http://flip.it/rQcQN

Get Motivated In School!

I was never the most intelligent person in school, but I always a “good enough” student. I was not a trouble maker and I always did my work pretty well. School would get bland very quickly for me, but there were two things that I could always reach out to to keep me motivated.

1. Music – Whether it was a song on the radio, or a song that I was playing in the band, I would always make up new lyrics and make it funny to me. For example, if the song was “Let’s get it started!” I would change the words to “Somebody farted!” LOL! Helped that bland time become more enjoyable indeed!
2. Invisible Competitor – I always made it a point to find a person in each of my classes to compete with. Not the most intelligent person there, but a person who had a grade close to mine or a friend of mine. They never knew it, but I would use them as a measuring stick to beat in homework, tests, quizzes, and so forth. I would ask them what they made on tests and such and compare. I tell you, it really kept me on my toes.
How do you stay motivated in school? Let me know on Instagram – @MrEtheMotivator

The 20’s

To workout a lot takes a lot of dedication and a light load of work. I have a simple routine that I use that keeps me pretty consistent. I call it The 20s. Here is how it works. When I wake up each morning, before I take my shower or anything I do these simple exercises:

20 Push Ups
20 Leg Lifts
20 Run-Unders / Mountain Climbers
20 Dips
20 Squats
1:20 second Half Plank
Trust me, it burns! It only take about 5 minutes to do and when I’m done, I’m done for the day. Stretch it out over a 5 day week and you’ve completed 100 of each and 6 minutes of planking. Sounds good right? You can add to the 20s by including more exercises like burpees, running in place, russian twists or other calisthenics. What’s your exercise routine? Let me know on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter or by visiting http://www.mrethemotivator.com! Remember to follow The Motivator! Magazine for articles on Healthy Living and more!

How Being in the Band Changed My Life!

How being in the band changed my life!

When I was in school I was a Band Head. I still am to this day! I love everything about bands because they played a major role in my development. Here are two things that being in the band taught me.
Practice hard and long so that you can freestyle when it’s time to perform- Practicing music is a dreary process, but when you know it YOU KNOW IT! From there, playing music becomes fun. You play music and march, dance, sing the parts of other instruments and so forth. As a presenter for students, I now practice like crazy so that when I get in front of an audience, I’m free to mix up the message change the format or do other things in my show. Practicing will also help you know your content so well that a test/quiz will only be an after thought.
Show out – As a member of the great Alabama A&M University Maroon & White Band, half time performances were everything to the football games. As a drum major of the band program, I took on even more responsibility of entertainment. I knew that whenever I touched the field, whenever I marched, that I had to not only be good, but LOOK GOOD! I had to look so good that folks would be impressed at how good I looked. Doing this helped the other band members put forth more effort also they saw me marching hard as a leader, then they would also march hard. Once the crowd saw all of us working hard, they too noticed and gave us more cheers. When the football team heard those cheers, they played harder to keep them going.
When it’s time for you to perform in school, don’t just do the minimum, SHOW OUT! Make sure that you are completing homework and studying each night. It will have a ripple effect that will shine on others. Give it a shot!
Mr. E! The Motivator

Do You Really LOVE It?

What’s good my People!!

Keene Walker is a premiere speaker in the US and he often speaks about schooling vs. education. In this he notes that true education does not come by simply being in attendance at school. It doesn’t even come by completing your work and graduating.

A TRUE education comes from having a desire and a love for something that you will do anything in your power to learn everything that there is to know about it. Your desire is flame that is sparked by love. I need you to love your craft! Love your craft so much that you know everything about it! Do you want to play basketball? Don’t just play with friends, but play with friends, enemies, strangers, and your family. Compete with everyone that you can and show them how much you LOVE basketball!

What are the things that you love? I mean, REALLY love?

let me know on Instagram! Find me – @MrEtheMotivator