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Chapter 2 Life Skills. “A continued atmosphere of hectic passion is very trying if you haven’t got any of your own.” – Dorothy L. Sayers. Objectives. List the principles that contribute to personal success. Explain the concept of self-management. Create a mission statement.

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Chapter 2 Life Skills

“A continued atmosphere of hectic passion is very trying if you haven’t got any of your own.”– Dorothy L. Sayers


List the principles that contribute to personal success.

Explain the concept of self-management.

Create a mission statement.

Explain how to set short-term and long-term goals.

Discuss the most effective ways to manage time

Describe good student habits.

Define ethics.

List the characteristics of a healthy, positive attitude.

Objectives (continued)

Being caring and helpful

Making good friends

Feeling good about yourself

Having a sense of humor

Being cooperative

Being responsible

Life Skills for a Satisfying Career

Life Skills for a Satisfying Career (continued)

Being consistent in work

Being adaptable

Sticking to goals

Being organized

Having common sense

Build self-esteem.

Visualize success.

Build on your strengths.

Be kind to yourself.

Define success for yourself.

Practice new behaviors.

Keep personal life separate from work.

Be energized.

Respect others.

Stay productive.

Guidelines for Success

Attend all classes.

Arrive for class early.

Have all materials ready.

Listen attentively.

Highlight important points.

Take notes.

Be attentive during summary.

Ask for clarification.

Never stop learning.

Take Ownership

Defined: An incentive, inducement, or motive to act.

Internal motivation is most effective.

Motivation and Self-Management

Eliminate self-criticism.

Look inward for motivation.

Change your vocabulary.

Don’t go it alone.

Your Creative Capability

Design a mission statement that establishes the values you live by and sets up future goals.

Set goals.

Managing Your Career

Short-term goals: One year or less

Long-term goals: Increments of five years or more

Effective Goal Setting

Are specific skills needed?

Is the needed information readily available?

Do I need a coach or mentor?

What is the best approach for accomplishment?

Am I open to new ideas for my plan?

Effective Goal Setting (continued)

Time Management Tips

  • Prioritize.

  • Personalize your system.

  • Don’t take on too much.

  • Learn problem solving.

  • Plan downtime.

  • Carry an organizer.

  • Make schedules.

Identify productive times.

Reward yourself.

Plan exercise.

Schedule free time daily.

Use To Do Lists.

Make time management a habit.

Time Management Tips (continued)


Find well-supplied, comfy, quiet spot; remain alert.


Estimate time needed; study when feeling motivated and energetic


Study one chapter section at a time; make notes of key words and phrases; test yourself

Study Skills

Ethics are the principles of good character, proper conduct, and moral judgment expressed through personality, human relations skills, and professional image.


Provide skilled, competent services.

Be honest, courteous, sincere.

Never breach client confidentiality.

Be fair.

Give correct information.

Five Professional Behaviors





Professional Ethics


Tone of voice

Emotional stability


Values and goals


Communication skills

Personality Development and Attitude

Improve attitude with work.

See good in difficult situations.

Associate with positive people.

The Whole Person

What principles contribute to personal and professional success?

How do you create a mission statement? Give an example.

How do you go about setting long- and short-term goals?

Summary and Review

What are some effective ways to manage time?

How do you describe good study habits?

What is the definition of ethics?

What are the characteristics of a healthy, positive attitude?

Summary and Review (continued)


You have completed one unit of study toward course completion.

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