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Leading the Leeward Way~ September 14, 2015

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Part of being successful in College is building the correct habits. In the following article you’ll find snippets of 7 Daily Habits of Highly Successful People.

You can view the article in its entirety at GoWeLoveIt

7 Daily Habits Of Highly Successful People

1. Wake Up Early

In a poll of twenty top CEO’s, over 90 percent of them responded that they wake up before 6am. The reason? You’re more productive in the morning. There are fewer distractions at that time (nobody is on Facebook or Twitter) and you can get a lot of work done, before the day starts.

2. Making Time to Read

The one unifying thing that ties the entire world’s successful people together? They all read. Reading is the most important way to help develop yourself, change your habits and improve your knowledge. And, although your twenty minutes before bed might seem like a lot, you’re only scratching the surface of successful people’s reading habits. Whilst I’m not recommending you need to go to those levels, why not try reading for an hour a day instead?

3. Make Time for Exercise

Exercising is of paramount importance to successful people, to help them remain clear headed and focused on their goals.

3. Focus On Productivity

Where do they get the time to do all of this? They maximize their time and effort. There is a distinct difference between being busy and working. Answering e-mails for five hours a day, unless it’s the sole purpose of your job, isn’t essential. Successful people are in the habit of focusing their time and effort on what needs to be done for the maximum results. Cherry-pick where you focus your effort, and spend 80 percent of your time on the 20 percent of work that matters.

5. Push Your Comfort Zone

Baz Luhrmann once said, “Do something every day that scares you”. Successful people are in the habit of pushing their comfort zone, just a tiny bit, each and every day. They put their foot in the realm of somewhere they’ve never been before, despite the fear, and allow themselves to grow. If you push yourself 1 percent more each and every day, you’ll be 365 percent better off a year from now. Find the limiting beliefs and fears that hold you back. Then do the smallest thing you can possibly do to improve yourself, each and every day.

6. Expand Your Network

Networking is paramount to the success of anybody. Without a solid, engaged network around you – you’re not going to get far. Successful people recognize this, and get into the habit of expanding their network each and every day. They research who they can help, and who they can connect with to help themselves grow. You don’t need to make a new connection every day. But at least add to the list of people you should be connecting with, and find new ways to connect.

7. Ask Questions

Curiosity is an essential part of the pathway to success. And successful people ask more questions than they answer. They want to understand each facet of their business as clearly as possible. They want feedback about what’s happening – How to improve, how to change and how to adapt. And the only way you can fully do this is to ask questions. If you’re not always looking to ask questions and grow yourself, now is the best time to start.

Applying the Habits

Changing habits is a hard process. So, don’t try implementing all these habits in the same day. Choose the habits that really speak to you. The ones you’re missing out on, and apply those first. Implement them in a time frame that you can manage and adhere to. And don’t move onto the next one until you’ve completely mastered it.

(Source GoWeLoveIt)

Upcoming Events

Job Prep Services Fall 2015 Open House

When: Monday, Sept 14th and Tuesday, Sept 15th
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location: AD-222
Job Prep Services (JPS) is open to students, staff and faculty! Visit the JPS office during its Open House to meet the friendly staff and learn about the career resources available to you for free. This is a FREE event with refreshments, snacks and fun!
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PBL Enactus 2015 @Leeward CC

FALL FAIR 2015 (formally the Holiday Fair)

Looking for Student Vendors - FREE
Wed. October 7, 2015, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Learning Commons Concourse

The Phi Beta Lambda/Enactus business club is looking for student entrepreneurs to participate in our annual Fall Fair at Leeward CC! (Formally known as the Holiday Fair). If you have your own business or sell things on the side for extra cash, this is a great opportunity! It's completely FREE for student vendors! The goal of the Fall Fair is to promote student entrepreneurship! At our last fair we had over 45 vendors including the Surf Sample Sale, and much more!

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2015 Fall Job Fair

When: Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Library Learning Commons
This event, hosted by the Job Prep Services Office at Leeward Community College, provides Leeward CC students access to employment opportunities from local businesses.

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Hello Business Technology Students!

Hello Business Technology Students! My name is Sheri Watanabe and I am your Business Technology as well as the acting Management Peer Mentor. I have an AA degree and an AS degree in Business Technology. Currently I am pursuing a Bachelors degree in Public Administration.
I am here to support and assist you through your academic journey here at Leeward Community College. You may find me at the "One Stop" in BE-228 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (subject to availability). For your reference, there is a Peer Mentor schedule posted on the back bulletin board in BE-228.