A Positive Attitude Never Starts Too Early!
by Phil Schembra on November 22, 2014 As a student, it is important to have a positive mental attitude, positive self-image and motivation (AIM) which will help you to have the inner drive to provide you with a winning mindset in the classroom, in extra-curricular activities or in life. Excerpts taken from The Total Student, Philip Schembra, Author.


Achieving Excellence Is A State Of Mind
by Phil Schembra on November 17, 2014

Excellence in one area of activity rubs off on other areas because wanting to do it right becomes a state of mind. You will be surprised at how quickly it will transfer for example, from letter writing to physical exercise, because of the satisfaction and benefits derived from feeling good about whatever you are doing.

For most people, it is natural to want to make a good impression on others. First impressions are frequently the result of your appearance, your handshake, the sound of your voice or your words. Resolve to do these things right the first time so you will not have to make a “first impression” twice.

Excerpts taken from The Total Person 2015, Philip Schembra, Author


Improving Your Positive Attitude And Self-Image Will Lead To Success
by Phil Schembra on November 07, 2014

Self-confidence and motivation that are based on proven accomplishments are sources of positive mental attitude and self-image. Be motivated to do something of your own choosing extremely well. This is a sure way to build a more positive attitude and image.

If you are motivated to take the necessary steps, to first do one thing and then another exceptionally well, you are on the road to building a positive attitude and image that will improve your chances of success in all your endeavors.

Excerpts:The Total Person 2015; Philip Schembra, Author


Plan Ahead...Don't Procrastinate!
by Phil Schembra on November 03, 2014

If you have a problem with procrastination, good planning of the use of your time is an effective antidote. More importantly, it can give you a feeling of accomplishment because you have a visual record of the various things you have done.

Smell the flowers. Be sure to allow time to enjoy the miracles of nature and the world around you, as well as the artistry and talent of other human beings. Good planning should make it possible to increase the time you can spend appreciating things that please the senses.

Excerpts taken from The Total Person 2015: Philip Schembra, Author