Life Skills 101, because life can be tough…
Genesis – The Awareness Company is a national personal and professional development company based out of Spanish Fort, Alabama. The owners and principle trainers, Elizabeth McGonagle and Gregory A. Banks, are alumni of the Baldwin County School System and, combined, have 25 years of experience in the fields of human resources, management, and entrepreneurialism. They brought a positive message of hope to the students of Foley High School on Wednesday, May 9, 2012.
Mr. Greg said he went into speaking because he wanted to give back the things he has learned in life that he didn’t know in school. He stressed you don’t have to be the smartest person in school, you just have to be the best person you can be.
Ms. Elizabeth stressed “If you put out crap, you get crap back. ”
If you give out any or all of these things, what you will get back will be negative. She said we are who we are. We are what we think we are. “You are who you tell yourself you are. If you don’t like where you are now in life, you have to decide to be something else. Pretend to be a nice person – you will become one. Not a good student? Pretend to be one. Act like it and watch what happens.
How do you get what you want in life? How will you get that car, that house, that wife or husband, that career? The things you want…how do you get them?
When you wake up in the morning, think about something you are grateful for. How will that make you feel? You should feel positive. Focusing yourself on negative things in life makes you feel negative.
Want to make better grades? Learn more in class? Make a subtle shift – make eye contact with your teachers. Teachers will interact with you more.
Ms. Elizabeth stressed that “the pursuit of happiness” is junk. You create your happiness. You create happiness by the choices you make.
Mr. Greg pointed out that you make an impression on people who don’t know you. You are important.
Ms. Elizabeth and Mr. Greg are both “glass half full kinda people.” How do you see life? Is your glass half empty or half full?
Your life starts and ends with you.
Decisions you make now will affect you for years to come.
Your choices affect both your life and other people’s lives.
Your decisions are critical.
If you want it, and you can see it, you can achieve it.
A Big thanks to Ms. Elizabeth McGonagle and Mr. Greg Banks for giving up their day to speak to over 450 students in both Leadership classes, PAWS, and other academic classes as well.
We really appreciate your time and positive energy, and we send out best wishes for the success of your company.
Genesis – The Awareness Company consults with companies and corporations to help them fulfill their full potential and maximize their most important asset – the talent that they employ.
Genesis specializes in cultivating a culture of shared vision between owners, managers, and staff. Genesis also works with individuals through personal development seminars.
You can contact Elizabeth or Greg at www.GenesisAwareness.com or call (251) 510-0104.