Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Well the class ended with ice cream and some special final thoughts from Dr. Feinberg. I have gained so much out of this class that I cannot even thank him enough. What a wonderful person that is full of life and only wants pass on to us what he has learned from his experiences. Well I figured that being an all around great person to everyone around you can lead to great things and if you love to make others happy then why not become a leader. Life is full of opportunities and the fact of the matter is that you have to make a difference now while you are in college. We are getting ready to face the real world, so why not embrace everything around you and go all out because you are honestly living the dream of what some people wish they could do or even wished they would have done when they were younger. Stop and realize that the world is yours for the taking, so what are you waiting for, don’t think about it just do it. Take a risk and try to make something of your future because if you sit and wait to long then the world is going to just pass you by. Be very fortunate for what you have and go out and make something of yourself in order to someday make a difference in the life of those who are less fortunate then you. Treat others as you would like to be treated. Love and care for everyone around you because you may never know when you may touch someone’s life forever.

Well the class ended with ice cream and some special final thoughts from Dr. Feinberg. I have gained so much out of this class that I cannot even thank him enough. What a wonderful person that is full of life and only wants pass on to us what he has learned from his experiences. Well I figured that being an all around great person to everyone around you can lead to great things and if you love to make others happy then why not become a leader. Life is full of opportunities and the fact of the matter is that you have to make a difference now while you are in college. We are getting ready to face the real world, so why not embrace everything around you and go all out because you are honestly living the dream of what some people wish they could do or even wished they would have done when they were younger. Stop and realize that the world is yours for the taking, so what are you waiting for, don’t think about it just do it. Take a risk and try to make something of your future because if you sit and wait to long then the world is going to just pass you by. Be very fortunate for what you have and go out and make something of yourself in order to someday make a difference in the life of those who are less fortunate then you. Treat others as you would like to be treated. Love and care for everyone around you because you may never know when you may touch someone’s life forever.

Well the class ended with ice cream and some special final thoughts from Dr. Feinberg. I have gained so much out of this class that I cannot even thank him enough. What a wonderful person that is full of life and only wants pass on to us what he has learned from his experiences. Well I figured that being an all around great person to everyone around you can lead to great things and if you love to make others happy then why not become a leader. Life is full of opportunities and the fact of the matter is that you have to make a difference now while you are in college. We are getting ready to face the real world, so why not embrace everything around you and go all out because you are honestly living the dream of what some people wish they could do or even wished they would have done when they were younger. Stop and realize that the world is yours for the taking, so what are you waiting for, don’t think about it just do it. Take a risk and try to make something of your future because if you sit and wait to long then the world is going to just pass you by. Be very fortunate for what you have and go out and make something of yourself in order to someday make a difference in the life of those who are less fortunate then you. Treat others as you would like to be treated. Love and care for everyone around you because you may never know when you may touch someone’s life forever.

Monday, April 10, 2006

In class tonight I saw and understood that men and women have their own views on what they think of one another, but in all reality the real topic is equality. I believe that everyone should be considered equal to anyone else, but in the world we live in today there is honestly no such thing as equality. I am a Hispanic American that deals with certain racial issues, but I have learned to move beyond that and try to do everything in my power to make something of my life. A main issue that is taking place right now is the immigration with the Mexican population, but let me discuss how I am treated by my own Mexican heritage. I am not considered Latino due to the fact I was not born in Latin America and I am not considered Mexican due to the fact I was not born in Mexico. The fact is that I was born here in the United States of America, so I am known as a Hispanic American. I really do not care because I am proud to be an American and even though racial issues will always be around I have learned to deal with it and this has made me a stronger person in general. Even though I may be treated differently at times that has not changed my view of other people due to the fact that I have respect for everyone and I have learned that when you give respect 9 times out of ten the other person will respect you in return. If you read this blog Dr. Feinberg I recommend you watch the movie “Crash,” which portrays the lives of certain individuals that deal with everyday racial issues. Sex (male vs. female), pain, and discrimination I have faced it all and the experience has made me a better person who thinks positive thoughts all the time. I will live life to the fullest and achieve my goals in life. I have my mind set and I know nothing will stop me from taking every opportunity life throws my way.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Leaders have a vision and are always looking outside of the box, but leaders have to maintain a constant watch on what is taking place on the inside of the box as well. Being able to understand and give your followers positive achievable goals is the only way to build up their self-esteem. Help your followers become better people in general in order to always challenge them and keep them involved in your system of running things. The main thing to always remember is to reward your followers as much as possible because then they get a sense of acknowledgment and feel established as individuals. People always need someone to support them throughout their everyday life. You may not realize this, but sometimes the things you do or say to someone may not mean much to you. But in reality could mean the world to the other person. Stop for a second and think if you told someone they are a wonderful person, you could have just altered their life because that person could have been thinking of committing suicide just before they heard what you had to tell them. You never really know how or when you will change someone’s life, so always be kind and courteous to those around you.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

The main focal points that I saw this week were Listening, Communication, and Motivation. The first thing to remember is that you have 2 ears and one month which means that listening is twice as important. The fact of the matter is that we never listen anymore because we are always thinking about something else or what we are going to say after the person gets done speaking. In the technological world of today communication is a very important issue because without out communication where would we be today. Imagine a world without the wonderful cell phone? Wow for most people in the world that would be chaos, but back to reality where we all just need to LISTEN to every detail first take the time to evaluate the pros/cons and then provide the best feedback. I have heard the theory of there always being 2 sides to a story, but now Dr. Feinberg has informed me that there are 3 sides to every story, so the best logical thing to always remember is to make sure you get all the sides to the story. Motivation can be the key to failure or success in a company due to the fact that is no one is motivated to do anything then nothing will be done, but if everyone is motivated to accomplish practical goals then those goals will be obtained in due time. The followers are not the only people who need to be motivated, but in reality the leaders need some sort of motivation themselves. The way I see things is that leaders should motivate their followers by provided positive incentives and the followers should motivate their leaders by going above and beyond their leaders expectations. The main thing I learned this week is by using my listening and communicating skill I will be able to gain a understanding of what my people want and need in turn will reveal what actually makes them tick in order to find ways to keep them motivated at all times.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

The main concept that comes to my mind when I think about team work is unity. In any group or team activity there has to be a sense of chemistry and balance throughout the whole organization. In high school I was a captain in football, basketball, and track. No matter what the circumstance in every organization there has to be a leader who understands and listens to his fellow employees. The reason I know this is due to the fact that as a captain my teammates would come to me with their personal beliefs and problems instead of going to the head coach. The reason this was happening is because I had developed a solid bond with each team member and gained their respect in return they looked at me as an equal. A team is only as good as the individuals that are a part of that team and the team is only as strong as the leader makes them become. In order for a team to function correctly and properly the leader must listen and care about each individual and let them know that if they give up that they are not only giving up on themselves or the leader, but also on the entry team. Each person has a job in a team and if that one person does not do their job then the whole team suffers and that is why a team has got to have some sort of chemistry in order to succeed and accomplish all of their goals together as one unity.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Time is something that we all wish we had more of, but the fact of the matter is that there are only 24 hours in a day. Time is very vital to each individual and if you want more time then do something about the situation. Sleep less and accomplish more throughout your normal day period. Try to multi-task in order to accomplish more in a certain time frame. Time management is something you as an individual must change on your own in order to achieve more out of life. Learn to live life to the fullest and enjoy each and everyday as if it were your last. I have once heard that you have all the time in the world, but I only believe that to be true if and only if you have accomplished everything in life you were meant to accomplish. I tend to set goals for myself within an hour time frame and when I do not achieve those goals within the hour then I have to work twice as hard the next hour in order to catch up with my set time schedule. Time is of the essence, so make the most of it while you can because once its gone its gone forever.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

After watching the movie on Norma Ray I believe that I have gained a positive out look on life and understand to never second guess myself when I feel something is right. I have discovered that it’s not all about rights and wrongs, but about knowing what is right and going for it with 100% of your effort in order to achieve that goal. Many people set goals in their life, but never really achieve those goal due to the fact the lose track of the certain goal or just give up. I believe that when it comes to setting goals they have to be realistic goals and capable of being accomplished in due time whether they be short-term or long-term goals. By setting realistic goals throughout your life there is no doubt in my mind that you will be a successful individual in whatever you do in life.