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Its Important to Think Like a Child…….. at least sometimes

21 Jul

It makes sense, they see everything as possible and will try anything once. They have that uncluttered magical thinking which gives them no holds barred confidence.

This week we should all try it, sprinkle a lil magic and sparkle into our thinking, embrace the confidence and make a difference to our lives. At least we won’t get time on the naughty step…. but then again!  =D

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Confidence – The Priceless Powerful Commodity

11 Jul

Confidence - The Priceless Powerful Commodity

The sun is shining bright in London and its not about to stop. Lift up your head, put your shades and your smile on and enjoy.

It’s happiness that costs nothing which makes it fabulous .

Get your share y’all’s, there is an endless supply so get lots. 😀 xx

The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Dream Life..

10 Jul

As my students come to me, many of them have little belief in what exactly their strengths are. They often lack confidence and don’t know what they can achieve or how to use it in life. Without these key ingredients , it is quite hard to focus on the end game. The end game, in the Ebony Gold Education view and also the Codey Learns view is not only success in qualifications but also in confidence, self esteem and emotional intelligence. These all lead to the life that you want, it puts you more in charge of the process, journey and outcome. Today I am giving you part 1 of the method delivered to students. I hope you get involved, it’s quite an interesting exercise.

The Secrets Behind gaining Killer Confidence.

1. Write down 10 positive things you love about yourself.
This is so important as we are living in a world in which we are encouraged not to look at ourselves in this way. There is nothing wrong with knowing what you do well though. This will not make you less humble. I have included:
1.I am tall and elegant.
2. I have nice eyes that sparkle.
3. I have 2 beautiful children.
4. I am kind with a big heart.
5. I love to teach

I could go on and on….. They are small things but I feel great about them. Lets see what you have.

2. Now write down 10 positive things about your environment. Do you live in a great street?,have you got fabulous neighbours?….

3. Write down 5 reasons you feel secure everyday. An example might be that you speak to your mom daily.

4. Can you really laugh at yourself when you do something silly? Personally, I love to laugh and many times a day! My daughter shakes her head at me so many times. It’s liberating and you won’t so much mind others joining in.

5. Think about at least one way everyday in which you can show kindness to another. This is humbling but beneficial and will really add to your day and someone else’s too. Chances are they will pass on the favour too.

This is the first step on that ladder and you may find it difficult to start. I do promise you though, that once you start in earnest, you will begin to realise what a fabulously unique person you are and what you have to contribute.

Next time we will start to have a look at part 2. Confidence is key folks, love yourself first and love for others and from others will follow. A little change can mean a lot!Change-your-look-at-life

Speak soon. Stay safe, keep smiling and enjoy the sun. 😀 xx

What The Real Housewives of Atlanta can teach you about Confidence and Dreams

3 Jul

My goodness, we all have dreams but somehow life today has a tendency towards making most people believe that they will not happen , that this is all there is. Not me! I live my life in a way which is full of confidence and belief in myself. Part of this is because I don’t focus on the bad bits that have passed, but on the great things and fabulosity of today. That is so necessary for a peaceful and happy mind. There is also the fact that a peaceful mind is needed in order to solve any of life’s hiccups that may come. I instill this ethos in my children and my students and the results are there to see already so far we have 95% A to C in exams.

i would say that my beliefs in dreams, faith and confidence are a big part of my belief in those Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA) for me, they are compelling viewing. Before you say it, yes they argue and sometimes it seems unnecessary but such strong, determined women who are actually up and out there achieving. Kandi is so fantastic with her drive but remains grounded and wanting to help others rising through the ranks, that is me all over. My students, my colleagues and anyone with the ambition will get that hand to dream big with Codey Learns. It has to be said too, Ne Ne Leakes from stripper to Hollywood, I salute you! Phaedra Parks is too funny but has the heart of a lioness. I love, love, love Kim, she is funny and has the kind of faith and belief that I have. Her happiness and love for her family is fantastic its me right through.

There is no doubt that these women are embracing life as we all should and life is embracing them back. We can all have that kind of embrace by being able to recognise what an amazing world this is. All things are possible with faith and belief.

I grew up on Oprah and I remain a fan, now I’m a fan of the housewives. I was told this week by my very good friend of 31 years Ms Janis Barnett that i inspired her, that she is ready to go out there and find her happy, her own thing! I’m so proud of her! This world will give to those whose minds are at peace and are ready to go get it! Confidence and Faith are key.

So my message is this the RHOA show everyday what confidence and self belief can lead to. Always try to see the bright side and keep spreading that sparkle wherever you go. Then sit back from it a little and watch the magic start, believe me you will move in for more. And what’s more, I want my students of all ages to feel this belief as soon as possible, that’s why Codey Learns will continue to offer this. Your children can get their books on http://www.amazon.com,www.amazon.co.uk,www.barnesandnoble.com. The teaching begins on http://www.ebonygold-education.co.uk. For a personalised program towards confidence (both educational and personal) email me directly today jacquigold@codeylearns.co.uk

Follow the blog and take that important step towards sparkle for you and yours.

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Celebrating my Students 2013

31 May

Celebrating my Students 2013

We had a lovely GCSE Revision Day today. Students from different schools came together and worked towards that common goal. It was a joy to behold! I wish them well for the exams and beyond. This is the beauty of teaching, happy, confident student faces.

The Seasonal Change

13 May

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It’s been a week of happiness and breakthroughs. I don’t know if it is because it is getting warmer and sunnier but it is so great when the smiles on faces around me get more frequent and lasting. Last week I spoke of the student who lacked confidence on such a level that I caught tears in her eyes. How great it was this week after a few more days working with her when she literally bounced into the classroom last Thursday with a smile which I swear hit both ears! The enthusiasm was like, wow! Suddenly, she has realised that she can have it too, happiness , contentment and all the things she wants. She seems to have discovered her inner confidence and is ready to use it. Now that’s what I’m talking about!

It is a state of mind that I wish for so many people. It is difficult sometimes to see all of the wonderful things happening around us, I know this as much as anyone else. Sometimes it takes others to point it out to us but I discovered much to my joy that there is no shame in seeing It for myself. We as a society, as a world community, don’t celebrate our positives quite enough.

 

Can you even imagine what a wonderful sight it would be if people recognised that everyone has something to give, something that is needed and wanted. The happiness it would bring to the world would be a thing to behold. This is why I will always be a big fan of John Lennon, he had vision, as did Martin Luther King and so many inspirational others. We actually don’t need to fight over anything. There is plenty for everyone and it comes in so many different flavours too. My students are seeing this now and I couldn’t be more pleased.

I wish you a week of all the flavours of happy you would want. Taste it, it’s lovely! See you next week 😀

Changing Faces

6 May

Over the last few days my mind has been quite squarely on how as a society, we do not spend the time to actually look at each other as we interact. Okay yes, it’s great that technology speeds everything up and more can be done through a computer or smart phone but I honestly believe that so much is being missed because of this. It became even clearer in an English lesson I was teaching, these kids have their exams approaching rapidly and are quite stressed. I asked a young lady to read out her answer to a question and she refused. Now I always have confidence in my students so I took her book and started to read it out. She was so upset and stood up and shouted ‘I said no! ‘ . This was new to me because we don’t have those reactions in my classroom as a norm. I asked her to step outside.

This request was not to tell her off but in that moment, when she shouted, I caught a look in her eyes and she was scared. When I took her outside of the room, I spoke to her of the need for her to have confidence in herself. It’s so important, if she has no confidence then she would struggle to get her answers down. She said she knows but was afraid of everyone laughing at her, I gave her a hug and reassured her that that would not happen because she showed courage in writing an answer. There were people in the room who had not even done that. By the end of that few minutes, it became more apparent that somehow, somewhere the emotional needs of this child had been ignored. She came back though, I even got a smile before the end of the lesson.

Perhaps there is a message in education because Anti Bullying Campaigns and policies only seem to scratch the surface of the problem. To a large extent, reporting has gotten in the way of actually getting to know students personalities, looking in their faces, helping them recognise their strengths and being proud of what they can do. That little bit of extra confidence and positivity can work wonders in their outcomes. In reality too, this will be one more adult ultimately walking tall, confident, smiling, spreading love and spreading the message to future generations that they can do anything if they do it with love and confidence.

I think that this will be my opening message in the upcoming GCSE Revision Day. Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen. Feel happy and enjoy the ride because you have it within you to achieve anything, one of the central themes of Codey Learns (www.codey-learns.co.uk). I love what we do so much. I really feel like there is nothing better than those faces on results day.

But when I think about that student this week and the tears in her eyes, I know that I will always work towards drying those tears wherever they appear. Happiness will lead to success and everyone deserves this. Everyone has a battle that we may not know about, a smile will take them one step towards winning.

See you next week 😀image

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