Leading the Leeward Way~ September 21, 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)

Scholarship Opportunity: The Hawaii Association of Public Accountants-Oahu Chapter

The Oahu Chapter of the Hawaii Association of Public Accountants (HAPA) is offering a scholarship to students attending community colleges and to undergraduate students. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage students to pursue careers in the field of public accounting. HAPA is a professional organization of accountants in public practice providing accounting and financial statement services for individuals and small businesses. HAPA is the Hawaii chapter of the National Society of Accountants.


A $750 scholarship is available for students in two year colleges on Oahu. An award ceremony will be held at the annual HAPA Student Night event, scheduled for the evening of October 30, 2015.


Applicants must:

  • be residents of the State of Hawaii
  • be currently enrolled
  • have a grade point average of at least 3.0
  • have completed at least 3 accounting classes.

Part-time students will be considered if they provide a written statement on the circumstances preventing them from being full-time students.


The applicant should submit:

  • a completed scholarship application form
  • an official transcript of college record
  • a resume
  • a one page essay on the following topic: A memorable learning experience from your recent academic or professional career.

Applications should be mailed to the HAPA Scholarship Committee at the address listed below, and be postmarked no later than October 20, 2015. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

HAPA Scholarship Committee

c/o PO Box 12142

Honolulu, Hawaii 96828-1142

Follow the links below for more information:

Upcoming Events

Accounting Group Study Session

Date: Wednesday, September 30th

Time: 1:30-2:30 PM

Location: BE228

Hey there ACC 124, 125, and 201 students! Have questions on any of these:

  • Debits and credits
  • Adjusting entries
  • Closing entries
  • Financial statements

Join us for this open group study session with your fellow peers and peer mentors, Tina and Jennie!

PBL Enactus 2015 @Leeward CC

FALL FAIR 2015 (formally 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!

If you would like to participate, register at

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Daven Kim at

(Source: Student Life)

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.

(Courtesy of Job Prep Services)

Hello Accounting Students

Aloha Accounting Students!

Welcome to new students if this is your 1st semester! And welcome back to everyone else to the Fall Semester 2015!

My name is Tina Bahr, and I have been attending Leeward for 2 ½ years. I am one of your Accounting Peer Mentors. I plan to graduate in Spring 2016, with an AS in Accounting. I have experience working in the accounting field, with an accounting diploma. I realized that most jobs in the accounting field now require at least an associate’s or higher. I want to let you know that I am here if you would like advice on what class to take, or anything else in general.

Please stop by one-stop, if you need to quiet place to study, or use a computer.

Hello from Another Accounting Peer Mentor!

Hello Accounting Students!

My name is Jennie Ann Christman and I am also your Accounting Peer Mentor! This is my fourth year as a Peer Mentor. I graduated with my AS in Accounting in May 2013 and am currently pursuing my bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance. If you need assistance with your classes or need advice, please visit me in One Stop at BE-228. I am in One Stop every Wednesday, from 1:30-4:30 PM. I look forward to another exciting semester with you.