Lessons for September

White, Yellow, and Orange Belts have been talking about Focus. Focus is paying attention to ONE thing at a time. We like to talk about it at this time of year because Focus is extremely important for every student’s favorite thing in the entire world…school! Focus is essential when learning new things and when mastering

Sam’s Corner #24

  Winter is Coming At least that’s what my daddy says. I heard a lot of people get sick during the winter. But dogs know a secret that a lot of people don’t! Most people don’t get sick because they spend time out in the cold. In the winter many people get sick because they

Lessons for the Month of November by Jeff Stanford

Below are the lessons that will be covered in class. Use these descriptions as a guide for reminding your child to practice at home what they’re working on at the academy. If your family is not involved at the Black Belt Academy, and you want your child to learn lessons like Respect, Honesty, and Integrity,

Interview

Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Officer asks a young engineer fresh out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “And what starting salary are you looking for?” The engineer replies, “In the region of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package.” The interviewer inquires, “Well, what would you say to

Lessons for February – Mr. Stanford

Goal Setting is a great things to learn at a young age. This month kids will talking about Goal Setting and Motivation. White, Yellow, and Orange belts will continue talking about Goals and setting S.M.A.R.T. (Specific. Motivating. Achievable. Relevant. Trackable.) goals. Purple belts and above will be talking specifically about one aspect of goal setting:

Don’t Give Up Your Resolutions Yet!

Resolutions come easy in December, but by now, most resolutions have been forgotten, are a mess, or have been given up on entirely. No, I’m not here to make you feel bad about it! I’m here to share some of the things I personally do to try to keep myself on track (sometimes I do

Stop Making Excuses

Just recently a great number of people set goals, New Year’s resolutions, for 2016. Unfortunately, statistically speaking, by the time you read this most will have already given up on them. Sure I understand that things get in the way, and sometimes we set a “goal” that isn’t really a priority. At times things that

Dream, and then GET TO WORK!

So everyone has just finished celebrating the holidays and the new year. And just like every new year, many will look at their lives and set new goals, dreams new dreams, and decide what they want to try to make different or better in coming year. Socrates said “The unexamined life is not worth living.”