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Character Building

Character Building 
 
Self Esteem- ˈˌself əˈstēm/ noun: confidence in one's own worth or abilities; self-respect.
Self-esteem is your overall opinion of yourself — how you feel about your abilities and limitations. When you have healthy self-esteem, you feel good about yourself and see yourself as deserving the respect of others. When you have low self-esteem, you put little value on your opinions and ideas. Low self- esteem can have devastating consequences. It can: create anxiety, stress, loneliness, and increased likelihood of depression. cause problems with friendships and romantic relationships.
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Niko Everett would like to introduce you to someone she thinks you should know-YOU! As the founder of Girls for Change, Niko has helped many young teens transform their communities and themselves by holding up a powerful mirror. In this engaging talk, Niko will demonstrate how anyone- from boys and girls to grown men and women can get a glimpse into their own transformational looking glass too. Inspirational and empowering. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOrzmFUJtrs
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Self Image- (self ˈimij) noun- the idea one has of one's abilities, appearance, and personality.
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Have you ever wondered why some people achieve their goals consistently, while others fail consistently? Dan Lok wondered this same thing and began a relentless search to find the answer. What he discovered was an invisible force that stops people from achieving their goals. He also discovered a simple way of overcoming this roadblock and enabling people to achieve their goals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5dyGh3oMVQ
 
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Anger Issues-
Anger is an emotion encompassing irritability, resentment, frustration and agitation. Anger is usually a response to underlying feelings like hurt, fear, sense of unfairness or disrespect. These feelings trigger sympathetic nervous system arousal, the “fight or flight response”.   
 
Emotional Symptoms of Anger-Related Problems- Constant irritability, rage and anxiety are possible emotional symptoms. If you feel overwhelmed, have trouble organizing or managing your thoughts or fantasize about hurting yourself or others, you could be experiencing an angerdisorder or another issue.
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While anger can feel powerful in our bodies, many of us use angry behavior to avoid dealing with things that make us uncomfortable. Compassion gives us a way to be strong that helps us courageously face the things that scare us—about the world, and about ourselves—and help make them better. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG4Z185MBJE
Dan Moshavi explores the upsides of an  often  misunderstood emotion: Anger.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LSkT2uxQmM
Sharmin Ali is angry! In this talk, she shares her journey and explains what anger has done to her. She has been able to use anger for the good and convert every hurdle into a stepping stone to become a leading entrepreneur today! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZdMQa8FW_E
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Did you know that excessive anger can lead to everything from the common cold to heart attacks? On today's WellCast, we're going to teach you how to healthily process your anger in just three simple steps! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsVq5R_F6RA
 
Motivation/ Lack of Motivation- mōdəˈvāSH(ə)n/ noun:  the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way. The general desire or willingness of someone to do something.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sxpKhIbr0E  (The psychology of self-motivation)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na8m4GPqA30 (Douglas talks about the research on top students learning habits).
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Time Management- noun : the ability to use one's time effectively or productively, especially at work. “Time management” is the process of organizing and planning how to divide your time between specific activities. Good time management enables you to work smarter – not harder – so that you get more done in less time, even when time is tight and pressures are high. Failing to manage your time damages your effectiveness and causes stress.
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Acton Academy Guatemala a very "chill" environment but there is a lot of work that students have to do, and Jose Andres has had a lot of stress throughout his life. He struggles with procrastination and he has has challenges taking responsibility and using his time the right way. Last year Jose Andres decided to change this and he is sharing with you what he has done to remove a lot of stress and procrastination from his life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_2rrqh-n60
Impact of time management on students life Talk by Ahmed Farg "ACU student" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7FQGGBMuuU
 
Peer Pressure- noun: influence from members of one's peer group
 
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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Can peer pressure work to enhance academic and socio-emotional skills? Leyla Bravo-Willey asks this question at TEDxTeachersCollege 2014. She shares how the implementation of "Trust Circles" in Harlem middle schools has allowed for the constructive use of peer pressure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye1FyI88aA4
Leading the post tea break lineup was the stand up comic Amit Tandon. With his fun filled anecdotes and impeccable timing, Amit smoothly conveyed how peer pressure was a slow form of suicide. The hall was rollicking throughout the entirety of his talk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6gF_bAcPn8
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