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Children need to know that they are worthy with Aurora Bushner and Chaya Weiner – Thrive Global

Posted: September 29, 2019 at 5:41 pm

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Children need to know that they are worthy. If parents, the ones who made them, do not spend time with them, it shows the child they arent worthy, and it will simply make the children take that feeling of unworthiness out into their life. It is simply the most damaging action a parent cando.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Aurora Bushner. Aurora is the Executive Vice President for Incentive Technology Group accountable for strategic leadership of the companys delivery and operations. She successfully established the delivery frameworks and practices for agile software development at scale for this unique, pure play digital consulting firm. With a focus on detail, accountability, quality, and transparency, she manages a workforce of over 400 people with an annual run rate of $100M delivering IT systems modernization and business transformation for government and commercial clients, all while balancing a blended family of 8 (her partner Toga, 19-year-old Mikayla, 13-year-old Ariana, 11-year-old Torrie, 8-year-old Aiden, 3-year-old Adam, and 1-year-old Alex). She holds a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice, Legal Studies from Marshall University where she was awarded the Criminal Justice Student of the Year and the Wallace E. Knight Writing Award. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, coaching rugby, and watching her children grow into themselves.

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us your childhood backstory?

I was born in Yuma, Arizona and spent my childhood as an Army Brat. I moved every 13 years and had the great pleasure of living in Germany (I was there when the Berlin Wall came down!) and nine different states. Growing up with a military dad, it wasnt unusual for him to be deployed for significant amounts of time. In fact, we spent an entire year without him when he was deployed to the first Gulf War. Whenever he came home from a long stint away, we had our rituals that helped pull us together. I still remember being small and running to greet my dad at the door when he returned from work and fighting with my siblings to see who could unlace his military boots!

Whether my dad was home or deployed, my mom stayed home with us and created an environment where she was always present. As a family we camped, took long road trips driving for days, saw the world together, and experienced the magic of Christmas, Easter, and the tooth fairy. These traditions have been passed down to my children, and in these moments, I am fully present and create magic for them just as my mom and dad did for me.

Our house was the one that everyone gravitated towards, and although my parents were laid back and understanding, they were also strict. I think I spent most of 9th grade grounded and being called Cinderella by friends because of the huge amount of daily chores I had to do! One particular punishment I had was to write sentences like I will not talk back to my parents 1,000 times and could not go outside until I was finished. For more elaborate punishments that my parents would dish out, I would enlist my friends to divvy up my punishment. It was a great way to reflect and at the same time rally my peers to help me in my punishment! However, my parents got smart to my games and started assigning me 5 page book reports on books that werent even required in school. Of course, at the time, I didnt like the punishments, but the constructive discipline I received created a structure for me to perform and made me a self-starter who will do what it takes to get the job done. It also taught me problem-solving and how to do something right the first time. Believe me, my dad even checked the back of the sinks faucet to see if I had cleaned it. If not, I had to do it all again!

I was a shy child but very driven. Moving around all the time could have caused negative developmental issues, but for me, it actually helped me to hone resilience, embrace the fact that everyone has a choice on how they choose to view the world, and to lead a life of faith and gratitude. In 11th grade, I moved from Germany to Virginia leaving a junior class of 36 to join a junior class that numbered in the thousands. This really taught me to embrace change! Looking back, my childhood was pivotal in my development as a great parent and executive. I learned to multitask, solve problems creatively, appreciate teamwork (thanks to playing volleyball, soccer, track and field, and rugby!) and create a space that allows me to be fully present in both my work and my family today.

Growing up in a family whose values enabled us to each be an individual, chart our own path but have the comfort of knowing that no matter what I did, my family would be there for me, gave me the safety net required to take risks, fail, and find new opportunities for greatness.

Can you share the story about what brought you to this specific point in your career?

A lot of amazing mentors and colleagues brought me to this point in my career. For my entire life, I have been fortunate to be surrounded by very smart people from diverse backgrounds. Each person I have encountered has taught me something about myself, about the world, and about others. I started my career at IntelliDyne where I spent 13 years in various roles reinventing what I did every 1218 months and was lucky enough to be given the ropes to learn, to fail, to succeed and to lead. Doug Hardin, the first Program Manager I ever met, gave me the book Something to Smile About, by Zig Ziglar. Business was something I knew little about growing up in a military family, and the compilation of stories in Ziglars book provided a breadth of experiences and anecdotes for living a life of greatness. Scott Peterson, was my manager for several years and supported my drive and ambitious spirit in my early twenties by embracing my leadership style, and he supported me when my team sometimes found my young zest challenging. Moreover, he let me drive my career from a front desk administrator to a Senior Program Manager over several accounts because of my demonstration of competence while inspiring me to be my best. In 2013 I joined ITG. Working under the mentorship of Michelle Samad, I saw my career and our company flourish. Michelle is the epitome of a strong, humble, grateful, tenacious, inspirational leader, who operates with a personal touch, and is wicked smart, which enables our team to deliver against our corporate and family commitments.

I could not have made it to this point in my career without the support of my family and friends. My partner Toga, a pillar in my life and one of the biggest champions of my career, took care of the kids for the last eight years so that I could focus on my career. He raised our three sons from the time they were newborns once I returned to work. He ensured that the kids got to each practice, were picked up from school, and had dinner on the table. I also supported him in his role as a Rugby Coach for the Womens Premier League, the Capital Select, the Washington Irish, the Stars, and now support him as he supports the Major League Rugby team Old Glory. We would balance our schedule and external demands together. When Toga recently went back to work and my parents retired to Arizona, my sister stepped in to share the love and support and now helps shuttle the kids to their activities and is the nanny to our 1-year-old. She, too, is a gift which supports my professional success. In earlier years, my parents and our friends were also quick to step in to watch the kids when we both had work trips or needed our coveted once a year trip to Las Vegas to watch the International Rugby 7s tournament. I recently returned from a 10-day work trip. It really does take a village.

Can you tell us a bit more about what your day to day schedule looks like?

Although my schedule varies, I try to be consistent in some aspects. For example, every Saturday morning, I wake-up before the rest of my family and plan my schedule for the following week. And every night, I review my schedule and priorities for the following day. During the weekdays, my mornings usually start at 6 am (sometimes earlier though if I have some work to accomplish), and before heading to work, I take our 3-year-old and 13-year-old to school. Thankfully, there are some some days that I go into work a little later, so I also take our 8-year-old to school at 9 am. After drop-offs and as I head to work, Im usually on phone calls (safely, of course!) with my program managers trying to get caught up before I even step foot into the office. And if Im not on the phone with them, then I take a few relaxing minutes to listen to the radio or call my parents or siblings to catch up. Once I get to work, my days are always different; I may travel to a client site, conduct team meetings, give presentations, write proposals, work on deliverables, or just do a little of everything.

Work ends at various times also. Networking, team events, client meetings, and mentoring others all takes place and needs to be juggled with kids activities. Some days I might get home at 5 pm and can support daycare pick-ups, sports activities, dinner, bath time, Zumba with the kids, bedtime and work after they go to bed. Other days, I might get home at 10 pm. When work demands more and there is less time with the family during the week, the weekends are used to make up that time. And when work demands less, I can focus more on my family. What really makes my schedule work effectively is flexibility and a sense of humor. Sometimes things may seem hectic and rushed, so having a sense of humor is an absolute must!

Lets jump to the core of our discussion. This is probably intuitive to many, but it would be beneficial to spell it out. Based on your experience or research, can you flesh out why not spending time with your children can be detrimental to their development?

Spending time with ones child/children is critical for their development because it helps create stability and consistency in behaviors and attributes. Parents teach children how to interact with their world, how to be polite and have manners, how to share and have empathy, and how to be kind and resolve conflict. With the support and guidance from their parents, children establish their identity as a person, learn independence and self-care, and they discover their talents, their strengths, and their weaknesses. They learn values and social cues. They learn how to pretend, how to play, how to have conversations and how to build relationships. They learn structure through chores and how to contribute to the family and in turn to the community and society at large. When you dont make time, you dont know your childs skill level and ability, thus you wont know where to stretch them or how to push them to grow.

By not making time for ones children, it can be detrimental in advocating within areas where they may require extra support. They may seek attention through bad behavior; they may lack structure, becauselets face itif left alone they may play video games 24 hours a day! Without a parent or positive adult figure, children may have a tougher time becoming the person they are meant to be and applying their unique talents and skills to the world. In addition, it doesnt provide the opportunity to create a bond and that safe secure relationship with someone that children know will always be there. Im sure there are plenty of children who succeed in spite of absent parents, but I believe that children with a strong support systembe it parents, family members, friends, or communityhave a better chance at success beginning at a very young age.

On the flip side, can you give a few reasons or examples about why it is so important to make time to spend with your children?

This may be the shortest answer youve ever received but its quite simple. Children need to know that they are worthy. If parents, the ones who made them, do not spend time with them, it shows the child they arent worthy, and it will simply make the children take that feeling of unworthiness out into their life. It is simply the most damaging action a parent can do.

Children are constantly learning from their environments, from the people they interact with, and from their peers and families. Its important to spend time with your children for the sake of their development. Creating a strong bond with your child ensures your child has trusting relationships with adults and their peers. It creates a loving and caring relationship that withstands both the good in life and the bad. It creates stability, consistency, and enables you, as a parent, to teach your child values. Spending time with your children makes them feel valued, and it also ensures that they have an advocate. Its hard growing up and its even harder when a child faces developmental challenges, peer challenges, or identity challenges. Being present with children and ensuring consistency across all aspects of their life are keys to creating self-starters with an aptitude for success.

According to this study cited in the Washington Post, the quality of time spent with children is more important than the quantity of time. Can you give a 35 stories or examples from your own life about what you do to spend quality time with your children?

I totally agree that quality of time is more important than quantity of time. My dad travelled a lot, and I came to understand that it was never about the quantity of time I got to spend with him; it was all about the quality of time he spent with me. When my dad was gone, my mom always made his absence feel less sad by giving us special moments, such as letting us sleep in her room, which was never allowed when he was home. Both my parents taught me the importance of quality time, which I now ensure to pass onto my children.

We all live in a world with many deadlines and incessant demands for our time and attention. That inevitably makes us feel rushed and we may feel that we cant spare the time to be fully present with our children. Can you share with our readers 5 strategies about how we can create more space in our lives in order to give our children more quality attention?

How do you define a good parent? Can you give an example or story?

There are so many types of parents and approaches that work. Each child is unique even within the same family. I have six children and none of them are the same. A good parent creates a relationship with their child. They establish clear expectations and boundaries but also give room for a child to make their own choices and face their own consequences whether positive or negative. A good parent doesnt always have to entertain their child, but they do enable the child to find things to do that they enjoy. I think letting a kid be bored every now and again is good for their creativity because it assists in creating their self-drive and self-reflection. A good parent also creates an environment for them to succeed, to feel safe and loved, and to know that no matter what they face in life, their family will always have their back.

Using teachable moments and supporting a growth mindset is important. One day, we had a thunderstorm raging, and I came home from work to learn that Aiden and his bike were missing. To our horror, Toga found them down by the creek boogie boarding. Aiden didnt understand why this was dangerous, so we took the time to look at YouTube videos on flash floods with him and even had my friends talk to him about experiences that they had and the consequences that occur with that type of dangerous actions. A good parent doesnt just tell the child what they did wrong; instead, they tell the child why it was wrong to do.

A good parent figures out how to be flexible and find time for themselves while also making time for their family. My oldest daughter grew up with me during the the last two years I was in college, and my friends would read their biochemistry books to her while I attended classes. My job for the Center of Business and Economic Research allowed me to bring her while I stuffed envelopes for surveys. I had my first child at 20 and refused to accept that I would not graduate in four years while being a single parent, working 20 hours a week, returning to rugby six weeks after she was born, and developing a child who thought rugby was a womens sport. She had no idea boys even played rugby until she was eight.

Knowing my children through spending quality time with them and understanding fully development milestones enabled me to identify that my son had a speech delay and obtain the proper care for him. He is now blossoming, and although he has more work to do, had I not been present and identified signs to discuss with the pediatrician and advocate for his care, he would not have the immense vocabulary he has today.

A good parent creates structure and habits through consistency. They teach perseverance, grit, and hard work. Chores enable a child to feel accomplished but also feel part of a team. We all contribute to a family and as being a busy executive, its important for me to know my kids have learned how to do basic life taskswhat needs to be done and when. I also believe that I should help the kids with chores. On the weekend we can often be found scrubbing the walls, learning to clean a bathroom, vacuuming, and making it a race to see how we can get done with quality work but with fun! It supports the family unit. They learn that this is our house and we all have to take care of it.

Accepting each childs learning style and figuring out what motivates them is important to obtaining the best from them and enabling them to be whatever they want to be in this life. Without being present, a parent wont know their childs interests. Aiden did not like to read. He loved math and science, and we taught him his times tables in 1st grade and he excelled. At the beginning of 2nd grade, he was at a kindergarten reading level, so every day we made him read for 20 minutes, then 30 minutes, and we now set the time for an hour (maybe without him knowing). We learned that Aiden loves zombies, fantasy, and mysteries, so that what we encourage him to read because it holds his interest. Hes now super excited about reading Harry Potter, Nancy Drew, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Through advocating at school and supporting him at home, he is reading at his current grade level and is slowly overcoming his challenges with words.

To summarize, being a good parent is supporting your children, but dont over-parent and protect them so much that they cannot survive without you. Parents need to build self-efficacy in their children. Parenting is leadership, and Sheryl Sandberg defines leadership well: Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.

How do you inspire your child to dream big? Can you give an example or story?

Mikayla, my oldest, has had a vast array of ambitions beginning at a very young age. She loves animals, science, cooking and baking. At 5-years-old, she told me she wanted to be an owner. After talking to her more about what that meant to her, she explained that she wanted to own a business. Pretty big dreams for a 5-year-old! In high school, she wanted to be a veterinarian and even took a class to be a veterinarian technician. Unfortunately, Mikayla has asthma and eczema, and a career caring for animals was not going to be in her future. So her attention went to a different subjectanatomy and science. Shes always challenged herself to do more even when I was concerned she took on too much. She has the drive to explore, imagine and dream! Going into college she thought about being an athletic trainer. I talked to her about the education required and challenged her to think bigger, especially with her interest in science and anatomy, so shes now looking at completing classes that give her the option to attend medical school or even focus on becoming a forensic psychologist. I believe supporting your child, leading through example, and helping them understand the characteristics it takes to be successful in life are essential in having your child dream big.

Embracing your childs strengths is important for their self-worth and also to help guide them to be whatever they want in life. Ariana loves sports, is a talented dancer, and enjoys helping people. She recently volunteered to teach children with disabilities to ride a bike and dance. It gave her such a sense of accomplishment that the child she was helping learned to ride a bike and to share her love of dancing. When she turns 14, she has been asked to help in the Acrobatics level I dance class. I will have to maneuver my schedule to support this, but its imperative to her development and showing her that she can have a career in the arts.

How do you, a person who masterfully straddles the worlds of career and family, define success?

Success is doing what I love every day: being able to spend time with my children that creates emotional responses that they will remember throughout their life. Success is creating an environment where my children have a growth mindset, learn the characteristics of hard work, grit, determination, perseverance, kindness, and believe in themselves. Being successful at work means being an authentic leader: building teams, delivering solutions that modernize the way work happens, knowing what needs to be done and who is the best person or team to perform the task. At home and work, its understanding priorities, limitations, accepting myself for who I am and what I can accomplish, and being resilient. In addition, success is demonstrating through my dedication at work and home that if I want something, I can achieve it. Success is also being able to co-parent with my step-daughters mother, especially in creating moments that as a blended family we are still family no matter the miles between us. It is supporting my daughters in their relationship with their extended family. Furthermore, success is exhibiting the values we find in Faa Samoa and applying it across all aspects of our lives. Weve been able to mix the culture and values I grew up with in America under the leadership of a military father and a loving mother with the living culture of Samoa, which is where Toga grew up. The values taught through Faa Samoa of Love, Respect, Generosity, Spirituality, Service, and Reciprocity, to name a few, are easily embraced and mirror the values of my childhood. Samoans are known as the Happy People, and laughter and jokes are ever present in our household, which is what I strive to have in my family. The traditional lifestyle revolves around family, so no matter how busy I may be in my career, my family is integral to that success. Success becomes not only what one is able to accomplish but is heavily rooted on how well the team performs. I have more emphasis on the team/community than on myself, and this starts at home.

What are your favorite books, podcasts, or resources that inspire you to be a better parent? Can you explain why you like them?

Legacy by James Kerr is a brilliant book on building great teams and applying key leadership principles based on the worlds most successful sports team, the New Zealand All Blacks. Its practical lessons can be applied to ones homelife. Lessons include never being too big to do the smallest task, always doing what needs to be done without being asked, and constantly striving for improvement even when you are at your best. All these lessons are core aspects in my parenting style.

The Whole Brain Child by Dr. Dan Siegelwhich helps provide perspective on how a childs brain works and how to work with them in their development stage. This is very important raising six children who, for the most part, are always in a different stage.

How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie is a great book on building relationships and learning how to motivate people both at work and in the home.

Defining Moments: When Managers Must Choose between Right and Right by Joseph L. Badaracco, Jr. is an interesting book as it digs deeper than some other business books, and I find it relates to leadership as much as it does parenting.

TED Talks. I know podcasts are in but I continually go back to TED Talks, which include short talks on everything a parent would want to know and from different perspectives. Sometimes reminding us that, yes, children need direction but just to back off a little bit and let the child breathe, and to sit and do nothing instead of rushing from one activity to another. Sometimes TED Talks gives a glimpse into ideas and topics that are brand new to me and I can dig deeper if I want. The talks are my standby when I feel frazzled and just need to concentrate on something light.

Can you please give us your favorite Life Lesson Quote? Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life?

Life gets pretty hard and being an executive, a partner, and a working mother of six means I need inspiration to draw from to reframe my mindset and stay positive. Sometimes things really hit the fan and life has to be taken in strides. I have several quotes that I have drawn on throughout my life. They help me reframe and focus on gratitude. Here they are in no particular order:

I embrace every day as an opportunity to be better than I was the day before. Some days I succeed and some days I fail. But, I always know that I will have more opportunities than not to figure it all out!

You are a person of great influence. If you could inspire a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger.

As I stated with my quotes, I would encourage others to realize that each morning you can be better than you were yesterday. Each day is an opportunity to do something great. If you were a smoker yesterday, you dont have to be today. If you were supposed to work out or walk yesterday and didnt, you can do it today. If you made a bad choice yesterday, you dont have to do so today. Everything is brand new if you see it that way. Make an intentional focus every day on at least one thing you really want to conquer, and youll soon see that this focus becomes habit, and that habit will move you forward until pretty soon youre accomplishing the goals you have set out to reach.

Thank you so much for these insights! This was so inspiring!

About the author:

Chaya Weiner is the Director of branding and photography at Authority Magazines Thought Leader Incubator. TLI is a thought leadership program that helps leaders establish a brand as a trusted authority in their field. Please click HERE to learn more about Thought Leader Incubator.

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HEISER: Susquehannock, Kennard-Dale have major football opportunities on Friday night – York Dispatch

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York Suburban High senior Savion Harrison is a force on both sides of the football for the Trojans. ROB ROSE, @robrosesports

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Susquehannock head football coach Steve Wiles.(Photo: The York Dispatch)

Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.

Zig Ziglar, motivational speaker.

The Susquehannock and Kennard-Dale football teams can only hope that ol Ziggyknew what he was talking about.

Both the Warriors and Rams have major opportunities onFriday night.

Theres little doubt that Susquehannock head coach Steve Wiles and Kennard-Dale head coach Chris Grube will do their absolute best to make sure their teams are properly prepared.

The success part of Ziglars equation, however, will be a little more difficult to achieve.

Kennard-Dale head football coach Chris Grube.(Photo: Pavoncello Media Productions, The York Dispatch)

Thats because Susquehannock and K-Dwill each hit the road to take on the two teams generally regarded as the favorites for the York-Adams Division II football championship.

Susquehannock (3-1) travels to Gettysburg (3-1), while K-D (3-1) visits York Suburban (4-0).

Returning to southern York County with upset victories will be daunting tasks. If Susquehannock and K-D can achieve those challenging feats, however, both teams will stamp themselves as legitimateD-II title contenders and will solidify their chances of making the District 3 Class 4-A playoffs. Theyll also likely set off some major celebrations down near the Maryland border.

In the latest District 3 4-A power ratings, Suburban is No. 4, Gettysburg is No. 8, K-D is No. 10 and Susquehannock is No. 13. Only 10 teams will make the 4-A district playoffs, so every game is critical, especially for Gettysburg, K-D and Susquehannock.

Susquehannock, Gettysburg and Suburban opened D-II play last week with easy victories. K-D, meanwhile, will makeits 2019 D-II debut on Friday. That means none of the four teams has yet tasted defeat in D-II play.

So, put mildly, there will be a lot on the line on Friday night.

Here are a few things to look for in each of the showdowns:

Gettysburg head football coach Matt Heiser.(Photo: Pavoncello Media Productions, The York Dispatch)

Susquehannock at Gettysburg: The York County Warriors could very easily have entered this game at 4-0. Only a third-week 17-14 stumble against a 1-3 York Catholic team has blemished Susquehannocks record.

Susquehannock, however, rebounded nicely with a 35-13 beating of Dover last week. That gave both Warrior teams three double-digit wins on the season. Gettysburgs only loss came to traditional District 3 power Bishop McDevitt, 28-9.

Gettysburg is the defending D-II champion and ran roughshod over division foes a season ago, winning each of its D-II games by at least 20 points. That included a 40-3 triumph at Susquehannock.

The gap between Gettysburg and the rest of the division, however, appears to have narrowed this season. The Adams County team doesnt appear to be quite as explosive this season. Thats to be expected with the loss of Ammon Robinson, the 2018 D-II Offensive Player of the Year, who graduated after setting a school record with 1,534 yards rushing.

Still, Gettysburg is not without offensive weapons, most notably Charles Warren, who is averaging more than 10 yards per carry and nearly 19 yards per reception. He has more than 500 yards from scrimmage.

Susquehannock will counter with an offense featuring bruising 6-foot, 200-pound fullback Daniel Clapp, who has rushed for nearly 500 yards and is averaging more than 8 yards per carry.

It would not be surprising, however, if this turned into a defensive struggle. Susquehannock is No. 1 in the league in scoring defense at 9.3 points per game, while Gettysburg is No. 4 at 14.3 ppg.

Gettysburg is led by 6-3, 235-pound linebacker Austin Heiser, the reigning Y-A D-II Defensive Player of the Year and the son of Gettysburg head coach Matt Heiser. Senior linebacker Luke Ohmann powers Susquehannocks stout defense.

York Suburban head football coach Andy Loucks.(Photo: Pavoncello Media Productions, The York Dispatch)

Kennard-Dale at York Suburban: This game could be a more wide-open affair.

Andy Loucks' Suburban crew is No. 2 in the league in scoring at 39.5 ppg, while K-D is No. 3 at 39.0 ppg.

Both teams feature standout running backs. K-Ds Wyatt McCleary is No. 2 in the league in rushing with 720 yards and is averaging 10 yards per carry. Suburbans Savion Harrison is No. 3 in league rushing with 678 yards and is averaging 9.8 yards per tote.

The star backs will offer different styles. McCleary is a 6-foot, 205-pound fullback, while Harrison is a 5-9, 170-pound speedster.

Suburbans unbeaten start has been made even more impressive because the Trojans have been dealing with injuries andillnesses to standout linemen Garth Barclay (a Syracuse recruit) and Nasier Spellman. Both, however, played last week in a 42-7 win over Eastern York. That could be bad news for K-D. The 6-7 Barclay tips the scales at about 255 pounds, while Spellman is listed at 6-4, 280. The two forma formidable duo.

The two teams have played a pair of thrillers in recent years. In 2018, the Trojans won, 31-25, while K-D triumphed in 2017,13-12.

The Rams, however, are searching for their first D-II win since 2017. K-D won four games overall in 2018but went 0-6 in D-II action. K-D would like nothing better than to end its seven-game D-II losing streak with a win against an unbeaten Suburban side that is outscoring its foes by more than 26 points per game.

Formula for success: By 10 p.m. Friday night, we should know how Susquehannock and Kennard-Dale fared in their challenges.

Did they take advantage of their opportunities? Were they completely prepared? Did they meet with success?

Mr.Ziglar has provided them with the winning formula. The rest is up to the Warriors and the Rams.

Steve Heiser is sports editor of The York Dispatch. He can be reached at

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Your financial goals: Dream or reality? – The Borneo Post

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If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. Albert Einsteen

When I search for the meaning of a goal, the simple definition I get is desired results a person envision, plans and commits to achieve.

Whenever I ask my clients on what their financial goals are, the common answer I receive is; to buy a bigger house, to buy a new car, to go on a world tour, to build their childrens education fund, for their retirement fund and the list goes on.

I immediately ask them; if you cant achieve any of your goals which you have listed down, will your life will be less happy? They start looking at me and ponder on what Im trying to say!

Some even start thinking if I am here to help them achieve these goals or if I am merely wasting their time.

Financial goals are what we want to achieve in life, and theyre much more meaningful than just what we need to accomplish to survive. Unlike daily routines or short-term wants, financial goals drive our behaviours over the long run.

Financial goals should help us determine what we want to experience in terms of ourlife value. Financial goals should give us a sense of direction and make us accountable as we strive for happiness and well-being.

Have you thought about your financial goals can bring value to your life besides the monetary benefits? Well, here are some of the values it brings to you;

High aspiration and motivation

The action of setting financial goals and the attention we put into developing them leads our interest to thewhy, how,andwhatare our aspirations. As such, when we realise our aspiration, it immediately gives us something to focus on and creates a positive impact to our motivation level.

On the contrary, when we set our financial goals without any aspirations, then these goals remain merely a dream without developing into a reality.

Setting financial goals just for the sake of doing it wont drive the actions that lead us to success.

Let me give you a real-life example; you have two goals where the first one is to climb Mount Everest and the second is to buy a brand-new car.

Both these goals will financially cost you almost the same amount of money.

There is nothing wrong in both goals, but in my personal opinion, in the long run, the first goal contains the inner sense of achievement and happiness that you may not derive from getting a brand-new car as we can still substitute the brand-new car with something of a lower cost.

Clarity and focus

Clarityis knowing exactly what you want to achieve. Financial goals develop clarity and answers some important questions on what our goals are, by when you want to achieve them and how much you would need to invest in them.

Knowing the answers for these questions give absolute clarity and enables you to decide on what you need to do next.

Staying focused is a critical attribute that allows us to begin a financial goal without procrastination, consistent in giving attention and putting effort until we achieve it.

Staying focused helps us concentrate in the midst of distractions and setbacks towards sustaining the effort and energy needed to reach our goals.

Once you have clarity and focus you will be able to work towards your goals no matter what may come your way. Lets compare a GPS system in your car; a GPS system in your car will show your current location and the destination you want to reach.

The GPS gets you from where you are to where you want to be. Clarity is where you want to go. Staying focused is doing what you need to do to get the car to its destination; following the speed limit, wearing your seat belt, etc.

Every choice you make behind the wheel will either get you closer to your destination, or further away.

To further ascertain, the GPS is the guide, which will shorten your travelling time and ensures you dont get lost, end up driving aimlessly whilst wasting fuel at the same time.

Take control of your life

When we dont set financial goals, we will spend our whole life running up and down and not achieving anything. If we dont understand who we are and what we want, our surrounding environment will influence us to be the way it wants us to be.

Many people today are moving in a robotic life. Even though they work hard, they dont feel like they are getting what they want.

Thats because they dont have a direction of where they want to go and what they want to achieve.

When you start to set financial goals and think about what you want,you break out of the auto-pilot mode and start living a life ofyour consciouscreation.

Instead of letting others tell you what to do, you proactively take chargeand think about whatyouwant for yourself.

With each passing year, we become a year older and wiser, time passes as the clock is always ticking.

As precious as time, financial goals with specific measures and timelines should develop meaningful and memorable life experiences, besides creating monetary value.

Financial goals need to reflect your strengths and weaknesses. Financial goals need to help you achieve your highest potential. According to Zig Ziglar, What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

Gunaseelan Kannan, a licensed financial advisor by Bank Negara Malaysia and a licensed financial planner by Securities Commission, is currently pursuing his PhD research on financial planning and financial technology. He also lectures on accounting, finance and business fields. He is the Malaysian Financial Planner of the Year 2018 and 2019 Award winner (1st Runner Up), from Financial Planning Association of Malaysia. He can be contacted at [emailprotected]

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Zig Ziglar, one of the worlds most famous salesmen, who inspired millions with his message of positivity and personal achievement. He was known around the world as a performance trainer for major corporations, motivational speaker, and author of best-selling books such as See You at the Top and Secrets of Closing the Sale. May his quotes inspire you to be the best that you can be and live the life of your dreams.

The greatest source of happiness is the ability to be grateful at all times. Zig Ziglar

Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude.Zig Ziglar

You will get all you want in lifeif you help enough other people get what they want.Zig Ziglar

You dont have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.Zig Ziglar

If you are not willing to learn no one can help you. If you are determined to learn no one can stop you. Zig Ziglar

People often say that motivation doesnt last. Well, neither does bathing, thats why we recommend it daily.Zig Ziglar

Success comes when opportunity meets preparation.Zig Ziglar

Never blame anyone in your life. Good people give you happiness. Bad people give you experience. Worst people give you a lesson. And the best people give you memories.Zig Ziglar

Moving from survival to stability, from stability to success, from success to significance.Zig Ziglar

Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give them yours. Zig Ziglar

You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.Zig Ziglar

You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to positive, life-changing content, and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people.Zig Ziglar

Make today worth remembering.Zig Ziglar

Stop selling. Start helping.Zig Ziglar

You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.Zig Ziglar

Fear has two meaning; Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.Zig Ziglar

If you learn from defeat, you havent really lost.Zig Ziglar

If you aim at nothing, you will hit every time.Zig Ziglar

The worlds most deadly disease is hardening of the attitudes.Zig Ziglar

Success is dependent upon the glands sweat glands.Zig Ziglar

Good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who are patient and the best things come to those who dont give up.Zig Ziglar

If you can dream it, then you can achieve it.Zig Ziglar

Remember that failure is an event, not a person.Zig Ziglar

Isnt it amazing how much stuff we get done the day before vacation?Zig Ziglar

A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.Zig Ziglar

The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.Zig Ziglar

Outstanding people have one thing in common: an an absolute sense of mission.Zig Ziglar

True joy comes when you inspire, encourage, and guide someone else on a path that benefits him or her.Zig Ziglar

Dont count the things you do, do the things that count.Zig Ziglar

When you do more than youre paid for. Eventually, youll be paid for more than you do.Zig Ziglar

When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you.Zig Ziglar

How you see the future is much more important than what happened in your past.Zig Ziglar

The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little.Zig Ziglar

Where you start is not as important as where you finish.Zig Ziglar

Money isnt the most important thing in life, but its reasonably close to oxygen on the gotta have it scale.Zig Ziglar

Hope is the power that gives a person the confidence to step out and try.Zig Ziglar

We cannot start over, but we can begin now and make a new ending.Zig Ziglar

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.Zig Ziglar

Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.Zig Ziglar

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.Zig Ziglar

Motivation is the fuel necessary to keep the human engine running.Zig Ziglar

Repetition is the mother of learning, the father of action, which makes it the architect of accomplishment.Zig Ziglar

Put all excuses aside and remember this: You are capable.Zig Ziglar

You can start where you are with what youve got and go to wherever it is you want to go.Zig Ziglar

If you dont see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner.Zig Ziglar

A goal properly set is halfway reached.Zig Ziglar

Dont let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of going after yours.Zig Ziglar

The greatest cause of a poor image is the absence of unconditional love.Zig Ziglar

There is little you can learn from doing nothing.Zig Ziglar

Try to look at your weakness and convert it into your strength.Zig Ziglar

The great majority of people are wandering generalities rather than meaningful specifics. The fact is that you cant hit a target that you cant see. If you dont know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. You have to have goals.Zig Ziglar

You already have every characteristic necessary for success if you recognize, claim, develop and use them.Zig Ziglar

You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.Zig Ziglar

When you encourage others, you in the process are encouraged because youre making a commitment and difference in that persons life. Encouragement really does make a difference.Zig Ziglar

Dont let mistakes and disappointments of the past control and direct your future.Zig Ziglar

Take time to be kind and to say thank you.Zig Ziglar

You are the only person on earyh who can use your ability.Zig Ziglar

When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.Zig Ziglar

Getting up and moving forward is a choice.Zig Ziglar

Lack of direction not lack of time is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.Zig Ziglar

Happiness is the ability to move forward knowing the future will be better than the past.Zig Ziglar

Look back in forgiveness, forward in hope, down in compassion, and up with gratitude.Zig Ziglar

There are not traffic jams on the extra mile.Zig Ziglar

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"Zig Ziglar epitomizes determination, perseverance, excellence, and a loving Christian spirit more than anyone I know! The world would be a better place if more of us were just like him."--Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D., The Cooper Clinic, Dallas, Texas

Zig Ziglar, the motivational speaker who has galvanized audiences around the world and written more than a dozen perennially popular books, brings that same unbounded energy and clarity of vision to this candid, inspiring account of his own life and the forces that shaped it.

Every year, Zig Ziglar travels all over the world delivering a resounding message of hope and commitment in forums ranging from high-powered business conferences and church leadership assemblies to youth conventions and educational gatherings. In Zig, Ziglar chronicles another kind of journey: his own transformation from a struggling, not terribly successful salesman to the sales champion of several different companies, and finally to his current position as one of the world's best-known and most highly regarded motivational speakers and trainers. As he describes his experiences, he brings to life the essence of his teachings: You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.

At the heart of Ziglar's story are the people who taught him the importance of balancing a commitment to hard work with compassion for others. His first teacher was his mother, who raised him alone after the early death of his father, and introduced him to the principles and values he has honored for the rest of his life. Her lessons were reinforced by many othersfrom the men and women who became his business mentors to the friends and spiritual leaders who comforted and supported him when things got tough. Paying tribute to each of them, Ziglar zeroes in on the philosophy and traits that have enabled him to achieve success in business and in his personal life: discipline, hard work, common sense, integrity, commitment, and an infectious sense of humor.

Ziglar's speaking engagements and seminars along with a wide array of audio and video materials, books, and training manuals, have helped to trigger positive changes in small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, U.S. government agencies, nonprofit associations, religious organizations, schools, and prisons. At once engaging and enlightening, Zig provides a riveting portrait of the man who has achieved so much by embracing the simple but profound goal of helping others.

Zig Ziglar is absolutely one of the most amazing people God ever created! He has been the Billy Graham of encouragement and motivation for untold numbers of people around the world. His autobiography is just that- a book that will encourage you and motivate you to be all that your Heavenly Creator wants you to be. Read it and you will surely find yourself at the top!--James Merritt, president of the Southern Baptist Convention

Zig Ziglar is the author of twenty books on personal growth, leadership, sales, faith, family, and success, including See You at the Top, Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World, Over the Top, Success for Dummies, and Confessions of a Grieving Christian. He has received the National Speakers Association Master of Influence Award and the Toastmaster International Golden Gavel Award, as well as the coveted Cavett Award for his contribution to the speaking profession. He lives in Texas with his wife, Jean.

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Hilary Hinton Ziglar was an American salesman, motivational speaker, and author. He was better known as Zip Ziglar. According to the latest estimates, his net worth stands at $15 million. He was born on the 6th of November, 1926 in Coffee Country, Alabama.

Ziglars fame and wealth came from his work as an author, salesman and as the Vice President and Training Director of Automotive Performance Company. He worked as a motivational speaker of Christian Values and also wrote several books that dealt with a lot of issues. Ziglar is an avid author. He has written many books, such as; "Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World", "See You at the Top", "The Autobiography of Zig Ziglar", "Confessions of a Grieving Christian", "Born to Win: Find Your Success Code", "Top Performance: How to Develop Excellence in Yourself and Others", and many others.

He served in the US Navy during World War II between 1943 and 1945. He was in the V-12 Navy College Training Program and attended the University of South Carolina.

Ziglar has worked in several companies as a salesman. Eventually in 1968, he became the training director and vice president for the Automotive Performance Company. This is when he had an accident. However, he continued to travel and give motivational seminars despite falling down the stairs that lead to short term memory problems.

He met Jean, his wife when he was just 17 years of age. That was in 1944. They got married in 1946 and stayed married untilZiglars death. He died on 28th November 2012 due to pneumonia at the age of eighty-six, in a hospital in Dallas.

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Zig Ziglar was an American author and motivational speaker, widely recognized as one of the pioneers of the industry. Because of his unique delivery style of motivational and powerful speeches, as well as his unparalleled insight on human nature and what triggers individuals, he became one of the most renowned figures in the science of human potential.

Ziglar has inspired and influenced millions to work hard, be positive and goal-oriented. In the 1950s, as a salesman, he began giving sales-training talks and about 20 years later he launched his own business in order to offer training in sales and personal development.

Zig Ziglar traveled all over the world to help others see and use their potential to the fullest. Its hard not to pay attention to such a charming personality whos there to encourage and give you hope. And his own story is nothing short of inspiring.

For his talent and genius, Ziglar is recognized and honored as one of the greatest motivational speakers of our times. Here are 25 Zig Ziglar quotes to boost your willpower and make you push your limits.

Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.

Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.

You dont have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

People often say that motivation doesnt last. Well, neither does bathing thats why we recommend it daily.

When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.

Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.

The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now.

If you go out looking for friends, youre going to find they are very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, youll find them everywhere.

Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that theyre on the same side.

You were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.

A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.

If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.

You never know when a moment and afew sincere words can have an impact on a life.

Some people find fault like there is a reward for it.

Attitude, not aptitude, determines altitude.

The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little.

Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.

The more you are grateful for what you have the more you will have to be grateful for.

Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully.

Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission.

Some of us learn from other peoples mistakes and the rest of us have to be other people.

FEAR has two meanings: Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.

Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there.

Go as far as you can see and you will see further.

When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you.

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Zig Ziglar was a motivational speaker, sales trainer, best selling author and faithful follower of Jesus Christ. Zig, real name, Hilary Hinton Ziglar, came from extremely humble beginnings, raised during the Great Depression in rural Mississippi by his widowed mother along side 10 siblings (his father and 11th sibling younger sister died within two days of each other in 1931). He started his career in sales but at the urging of a mentor, he turned his charismatic speaking as well as inspirational and witty story telling abilities into a full time motivational public speaking and corporate sales training career. In 1975, he organized his thoughts, speeches and stories into his first book, See You At the Top, which went on to sell more than 2 million copies and is still in print today. And, for nearly 40 years, Zig Ziglar remained at the top of the motivational speaking, book and corporate sales training world. Zig went to be with the Lord on November 28, 2012.

Zig was a devout Southern Baptist and throughout his career, he weaved Biblical truth into his speeches, books and trainings, indirectly sharing the Gospel to millions. Even though his audiences varied greatly, from corporate behemoths like GE and AT&T to small business luncheon crowds, and the topics he spoke and wrote about ranged from personal success to closing the sale, he was able to infuse Christianity in a professional and unobtrusive way. Rather than keep his faith quiet, Zig was able to share it with the world and reach an audience where the Gospel was not as prevalent; business, personal development and sales training.

For far too many successful entrepreneurs and business leaders, while their careers blossom, their personal lives suffer. Routed in Christ, Zig Ziglars personal life was as fruitful as his business life. He was happily married to his wife Jean, since age 18, and they had 4 children, Suzan, Tom, Julie and Cindy. Tom and Julie now carry on the Ziglar success training torch. His daughter Suzan tragically passed in 1995, prompting Zig to write the book, Confessions of a Grieving Christian.

Zig Ziglar is perhaps best known for his quotes. Some were iconic pieces of success wisdom, such as, You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want. and Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes. Others infused his wonderful sense of humor, such as, This book is filled with adult language; honest, trust, character, integrity, and, People often say motivation doesnt last. Neither does bathing thats why we recommend it daily. Here are some other great quotes by Zig Ziglar:

Remember that failure is an event, not a person. There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic. If you go looking for a friend, youre going to find theyre scarce. If you go out to be a friend, youll find them everywhere. A goal properly set is halfway reached. Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. If you learn from defeat, you havent really lost. Money wont make you happy but everybody wants to find out for themselves. If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.

Zig Ziglar was a true rags to riches Horatio Alger success story. He was an extraordinary communicator and a mighty man of God. He made an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of countless business and sales professionals and thankfully, the timeless wisdom he shared is being carried on by his family into the next generation. To learn more about his wonderful life, read ans savor the book, The Autobiography of Zig Ziglar.

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If you want to achieve your goals, help others achieve theirs. Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar, who died Wednesday onNov. 28, 2012,did just that, reportedly traveling more than five million miles in his career and touching a quarter of a billion lives. Fortunately for us, he left behind a lot of sound advice.

"You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want," Ziglar famously said. Put his maxim into practice: Next time you're in a meeting, focus on discerning the other person's needs rather than your own. More:12 Powerfully Inspiring Quotes From Zig Ziglar

Form personal connections with customers.Customers often buy from the businesses and sales professionals whom they like on a personal level. Do a little research before meeting with your next client and look for common ground, advises sales pro Grant Cardone. More: How to Stop Offering Free Advice and Make the Sale

Find partners to grow your business.Keep your eyes open for other businesses in your space and how you can complement each other. Education-tech startup InstaEDU has made collaborating with partners part of its growth strategy. More: How InstaEDU Is Tapping the Online Education Market

Don't let your annoyance with angry customers show.When customers complain on social media, respond quickly and work toward a resolution rather than giving them a piece of your mind. Even negative feedback can be a brand-building opportunity. More: What to Do When Customers Get Mean on Social Media

Set long-term goals to overcome adversity.Adversity such as serious illness can threaten to knock your entrepreneurial dreams off course. To stay on track, set inspiring long-term goals while focusing on the short-term goals of recovery. More: How Young Entrepreneurs Stare Down Personal Crisis

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Hilary Hinton Zig Ziglar commonly known as Zig Ziglar. Born in Coffee county, Alabama is one of the most widely acclaimed motivational speaker. he was born on 6 November in 1926. He was an American Author, salesman and a highly famous motivational speaker. He was born in Alabama to John Silas Ziglar and Lila Wescott Ziglar. He had eleven siblings and he was the tenth of all twelve kids. When he was five years old his dad took up a job in Mississippi and they all moved there. His father passed away a year later because of heart stroke and two days after his fathers death his younger sister also passed away.

During World War 2 he served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1945. He went to the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He later in life started working as a salesman in a series of companies. He was appointed as the Vice president and training director of Automotive performance company in 1968 and moved to Dallas, Texas. Despite the tragic fall down the stairs that left him with short term memory loss, he continued traveling around the world to be part of various seminars as a motivational speaker. He married Jean in 1944 in Jackson, Mississippi. When they got married he was just 17 and she was 16 years old. They had four kids.

He passed away at the ripe age of 86 on November 28, 2012 succumbing to Pneumonia in Plano, Texas. He led a complete and fulfilling life that inspired so many people. Below are some of Zig ziglar most famous quotes.

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