Did you hear about “Work ready communities”? They are an important element in the effort to build a truly national system for work readiness. I need to say, I am totally impressed by their work. At the core of this aspiration sit ACT National Career Readiness Certificates (NCRCs) that focus on certifying three essential skills – applied math, reading for information, and locating information.
Local organizations support people who want to go back to school and get these 3 essentials skills in order to get better chances for a job or college. Sometimes a good online GED prep course is all that people need in order to improve their education skills and this is a great news for all of us.The one obstacle is to change a perception of potential students.
Let me tell you a story.
Have I ever told you the story of how I use to be a people pleaser? Yes, I did? Okay great, so we can skip that part of the story. But in case you have no clue what a people pleaser is here is my personal definition. A People Pleaser: A person who is willing to sacrifice their own happiness for others’ enjoyment.
Not so pleasant huh? By the way, it didn’t leave much room for my own happiness and enjoyment. In fact, much of the time my happiness depended on another person. The only time it didn’t was if there wasn’t another person in the room. I never ever thought I would be one of those people. But I was, when I really took a hard look at it.
I was more consumed with making sure everyone was having a good time. I focused my energy on keeping the peace in the room, while I was semi-miserable. I was so focused on what everyone else was doing, thinking, behaving that I totally forgot what was going on with me. Knowing how to properly prepare (and for free) for your ACT or SAT exam is the key to avoiding stress and acing every single one of your exams.
By doing this I was less worried by how others conducted their lives, and how it would affect my well being. Why? Because I was taking care of myself and my needs. I began creating my own security, and happiness. That is the last key part of being independent, I believe. There is no greater feeling of happiness than when you can emotional love yourself in the face of anything.