Personal Training and Workshop Overview:

Positive Character Traits


Powerful Ideas, Resources & Tools

Learn the relationship between character traits and emotional intelligence (EQ), and why character traits and success habits have such a large impact on school and life success.  See how character traits can be developed in a systematic way throughout the year.  Find out how easy it is to make character-building a habit, and how meaningful family and school traditions can develop positive character traits while increasing quality of life. Participants will learn to use the power of character-boosting posters, vocabulary, affirmations, quotations, poems, stories, metaphors, everyday activities, and games to develop the following 52 key character traits:

   

1. Adaptability

2. Alertness

3. Appreciation

4. Aspiration

5. Caring

6. Cheerfulness

7. Communication Skills

8. Competitiveness

9. Confidence

10. Contentment

11. Curiosity

12. Decisiveness

13. Enthusiasm

14. Excellence

15. Fairness

16. Family

17. Forgiveness

18. Fortitude

19. Friendworthy

20. Honesty

21. Humility

22. Imagination

23. Initiative

24. Leadership

25. Loving

26. Loyalty

27. Management

28. Obedience

29. Orderliness

30. Peacemaker

31. Perseverance

32. Positive Attitude

33. Preparation

34. Prudence

35. Punctuality

36. Relaxation

37. Resilience

38. Responsibility

39. Self-Awareness

40. Self-Control

41. Self-Esteem

42. Self-Reliance

43. Sexual Identification &Appreciation

44. Social Skills

45. Spirituality

46. Teamwork

47. Temperance

48. Thriftiness

49. Time Awareness & Use

50. Values

51. Wisdom

52. Work

   

To demonstrate how important each of these character traits are, write down any five numbers from 1 to 52. Now, imagine you were so successful that you were able to teach your children 90% of the character traits listed above. Of course, that means five of them were either not taught or at least not learned and practiced. Here is what one young mother came up with: 11- 25 -31- 7 -49. Consider the problems her child would face in life if he (11)had no curiosity, (25) could not give or receive love, (31) could not persevere or stick with anything, (7) was a very poor communicator, and (49) had no awareness of time or effective use of it.

Try any other five. You will find that all of the character traits are important to our quality of life and success.

The Success Equation

IQ (25%) + Achievement Motivation & Time Management (25%) + Character Traits (25%) + Learning Strategies & Encouragement (25%) = SUCCESS in School, Work, and Life

Basic Ideas:

q       Families have the best opportunity to boost character traits and promote positive success habits.

q       Character traits, and effective ways to develop them, apply equally to children and adults.

q       Parents can effectively teach their children anything they (1) become aware is important, (2) understand,  (3) can model in their own lives and (4) communicate to their children.

q       Developing character traits gives parents and children more in common to talk about and share.  Today, the average parent spends only twelve and a half minutes a day communicating with his or her child.  Families can increase the quality of their interactions by participating together in learning about and developing character traits important to happiness and success.

q       Extended families, friends, and volunteers can participate and make important contributions.

q       The easiest and most powerful way to develop character traits is to make the process regular and part of everyday life.

q       The processes involved in developing character traits also increase quality of life.  Life is composed not so much of material things, but of meanings, awareness, and relationships.  The world we live in can be made ever more beautiful and meaningful by the regular infusion of positive character traits.

q       It is important to our country.  You have but to pick up any newspaper or magazine, or watch television, to be reminded how important.

Particularly Important Parent Actions

q       Model What You Want Your Children to Do

q       Know What You Need to Teach.  Understand Clearly Each Important Character Trait

q       Make it a Habit to Purposely Develop Each Character Trait

q       Identify and Correct or Support any Weak Areas (thought viruses).

q       Set up a Teaching/Learning Wall or Bulletin Board

q       Schedule Weekly Family Activity Times

A. THE SUCCESS EQUATION & EMOTIONAL & SUCCESSFUL INTELLIGENCE

IQ (25%) + Achievement Motivation (25%) + Character Traits (25%) + Learning Strategies/Encouragement (25%) = SUCCESS

B. IMPORTANCE OF PARADIGMS AND YOUR BELIEF WINDOW

YOU WILL SEE IT WHEN YOU BELIEVE IT

 CREATING WORLDS TO LIVE IN

C.     MAGICAL NUMBER 7, SENSORY REGISTER, AND SHORT & LONG TERM MEMORIES

THE IMPORTANCE OF RE-MEMBERING

WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT EXPANDS

ROLE-MODELS, GOALS, EXPECTATIONS, & IDENTIFICATION, IMITATION, & PLAY

D. POWER OF STORIES TO TEACH ABOUT LIFE

Fairy tales, fables, legends, myths, folklore, parables, anecdotes, and history.

E. USE OF SYMBOLS, TRADITIONS, AND HABITS

Memory containers, meaning reinforcers, action foundations, and automaticity boost character development.

F.      MORAL STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT & THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS

1.  Consequences (Eye for an Eye)

2. Laws and Rules (Pharisees)

3. Principles Emphasizing the Valuing of Life (Beatitudes)

G.    THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (GREAT IDEAS)

1. Know and worship the God Who Cares About You

2. Break Free of Unfulfilling Paths and Habits

3. Keep Your Promises

4. Experience Regular Periods of Spiritual Renewal and Physical Rest

5. Honor Family Relationships

6. Value Human Life, Recognize It is Fragile, and Do No Injury to Anyone’s Spirit

7. Families Should Be Based on a Husband and Wife Who Are Truly Committed to Each Other and to Their Children

8. Live with Integrity.  Do Not Try to Achieve Your Goals at the Expense and Detriment of Other People

9. Do Not Hurt Others with Words

10. Be Content With What You Have, Work Toward What You Want, and Do Not Waste What You Have by Longingly Yearning for What is Out of REACH

H. THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT & THE GROWTH EQUATION
(care + conflict = growth)

Matthew 22:35-40 … Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

I.  FIRST PRINCIPLES OF THE CHRISTIAN GOSPEL & CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

F-A-I-T-H: FREE AGENCY – AWARENESS – IDENTITIFY WHO WE ARE – TIME PROJECTION - HOPE

REPENTANCE: RE-AIM

BAPTISM: COMMITMENT & RENEWAL

GIFT OF THE HOLY GHOST: RECEIVE INSPIRATION (STILL SMALL VOICE)

J.  THREE-DIMENSIONAL LIVING

Self – Others – God (Ideals)

K.  THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU

You Create the World in Which You Live