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Business 1 Lesson 85

Over the course of several weeks, I have been reading the book How to Win Friends and Influence People by: Dale Carnegie. Throughout the book, Carnegie gives tips on how to manipulate people into doing what you want, and how to get along with people. Today, I am going to write about my plan to implement one of the tips laid out in this this book.

The chapter that I think would be the best to follow, would be How to Plant Seeds for Ideas. This is important because it gets people to do what you want them to do without them realizing that it wasn’t actually their own idea. That way they do things for themselves that have the added benefit of helping you. Planting a seed is a very important and useful skill. This is because it allows you to “trick” people into doing something for you, while they think they are doing it solely for themselves. This also allows you to manipulate people who have ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) to do what you want them to. (That could be a very useful skill!)

Being able to plant a seed doesn’t only get people to do what you want, as it can also be used to get people to see the benefits of another action. For example: if a person were to try and fish with a spear instead of a fishing pole, you would try to explain why they should use a fishing pole instead. If you utilize the technique of seed planting, you could get that person to see why a fishing pole is better. Then, that person would make their own decision as to whether they use the fishing pole.

As you can see, seed planting can be very useful. My plan is to practice using this technique and learn everything that I can about how to do it. If I can learn how it is done then, with practice, I can get people to see from my point of view and get them to do what I want. Seeing this technique in-action would also be helpful, so I plan to find someone who has mastered it, so I can study them in person!

In conclusion, I think that seed planting is a very useful skill that can be applied in a variety of situations. I think that some people are going to be better at this skill than others however, over time, I think that anyone could develop the skills to successful seed planting. My plan to become successful is to learn from others and try to see what works for me and what doesn’t. Then, I will use the skill in one situation and see if I can do the same thing in another situation, or if it is not a “one size fits all” technique.

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Business 1 Lesson 70: Spreeder

When I attended public school, I met many kids who showed no interest in picking up a book. They were not interested, because they could not quickly read and comprehend what they were reading. In fact, some of them may have been on the verge of not knowing how to read. What if this could change? What if there was a program that would allow kids to increase the amount of words per minute they could read and comprehend? Well, there is such a program it is called Spreeder. My business teacher, Dr. North, highly recommends this program because, if used for only 10 minutes every day, it could increase your reading speed exponentially. Dr. North has asked what it would take to get me to use Spreeder for 10 minutes per day.

Quite simply, it would require Dr. North to give me a list of benefits.

Obviously the first benefit would be faster reading. Being able to read fast is important when it comes to school. Schools typically require you to read a set number of pages or words every quarter, or 9 weeks. So, if you were able to read that amount in less time than required, that would leave you with more time to do with as you’d like.

Another benefit would be improved comprehension. This is obviously extremely important because what is the point of being able to read fast, if you don’t understand what you just read? Comprehension is extremely important whether you are the Usain Bolt of reading or the slowest turtle. If you don’t understand what you just read, it doesn’t matter if you are fast or slow. That is why, if you use Spreeder, you will be able to increase your reading speed and still understand everything you read.

One other benefit is that you could finish your personal books faster. This is a benefit, because it allows you to move on to other books that you have wanted to read for quite some time. It also allows you to read a school book and a personal book and understand both. My favorite part of being able to read personal books faster, is that I can read as many books as I want because I can finish them quickly.

Another benefit is the fact that your vocabulary would increase because of Spreeder. Now, this isn’t a direct benefit of using Spreeder. However, Spreeder teaches you how to read faster and, with that, you can read many more books. Since you can read so many books, your vocabulary would increase exponentially. When I was little, I would read so much that my vocabulary was not typical for a student my age.

In conclusion, it would take Dr. North giving me a list of benefits (like what I have given above) to get me to use Spreeder for 10 minutes every day. As I shown above, Spreeder has a lot of benefits. There should be no reason for me NOT to use Spreeder. That means that I should start using Spreeder to increase my vocabulary, free time, reading speed, and comprehension, etc., otherwise I am just being flat out lazy.

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Over the Past Few Weeks

Hey guys, I wanted to give a quick check-up for what’s going on in my life right now! All-in-all I haven’t been up to much since To Kill a Mockingbird. However, I did realize that you guys might want to know about something special that my sister and i have been doing! So, without further ado, let’s get into this!!

Over the past two weeks my sister and I have been working tech(backstage) for the musical: High School Musical, out in Baker County. My sister has been working the spotlight for the same show. Well, I was under the impression that I was just going to be doing tech backstage. Unfortunately, one of the basketball players dislocated her knee. So, I was put in to replace her at the last minute. (I’m not complaining one bit, in fact I am really having fun, I just feel really bad for her.) Anyway, I am now playing TWO roles. Instead of just tech… I play the Wildcat Mascot, and Benny La Shootier (La shootie-air) and running tech in the back. I am in tech/actor Heaven! I love this so much, I never thought I would get the chance to do two things that I love about plays at the same time!

Another awesome thing, that I found out about yesterday, is that I have been nominated for Best Actor in a Play! My sister has also been nominated for Best Actress in a Play! We now have our names out there! This could lead to giant possibilities! This could lead to major opportunities! This… Could… Lead… To… A career in acting!! This could be a step in the right direction for me! This could lead to movies or even Television shows! (I don’t really know if this will really do that) Anyway, click here to vote for us! (Caleb and Caitlyn Fennell).

In conclusion, I have had a lot of stuff going on in my life. Hopefully this stuff has the potential to either put myself on the map or Baker County. If you enjoyed this short summary of the past couple of weeks, leave a like! Hit that subscribe button for more from Homeschooled Hero! Also, be sure to vote for Caleb and Caitlyn Fennell!

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9th Grade Business 1: Lesson 30

In this essay, for Business 1, I will be explaining why, I will have lost money at age 70 because of television. Now, I don’t usually watch excessive amounts of television, however I do watch some. The typical amount of TV, that I watch, is about an hour and a half a day. I do have a few exceptions such as when I am sick, or on the weekends. Let’s get into this essay, before I forget and go watch some TV.

[Did you guys think that was funny? Please leave a like if you did.]

Earlier this week, I was given the assignment to find out how much TV I watch in a week. Well, I discovered how much I watched this week, but I was sick and could barely do anything on Monday, and so that kind of threw off my calculations. However, it was still this week and so I must put it into my calculations. Plus, people will have those kinds of days in their lives, so that is why I am fine with putting this into my essay. The only draw-back is on the weekend, seeing as though that hasn’t happened yet, I will only get a calculation for the work week. Maybe, over the weekend, I will do this again just to see how much money I lose over the typical weekend…

Here is the amount of TV over a week: 10.5 hours a week.

Here is the amount of TV per month: 42 hours.

Here is the amount of money per month: $840.

So, over a period of about 56 years. (I choose 56 years, because in 56 years I will be 70.) I will earn about 26,572,566.47 if I reinvest 100% of what I earn. This is awesome! I never thought that having a business, and investing the time that I spend in front of a television into my business, I would become super rich. It seems to me that if I had thought of this earlier, I would have started a business and I would have been earning a whole lot more money than I am now.

[Even though I just got my first “job.” I put that in quotes, because it is an acting job… for a couple of days of work.]

If I think about this really hard, I start to think about how I would have to do this. First, I would have to start a business by 15, and then start earning $20 an hour by the age of 20. Then, I must have an interest rate of 10% to get this much money in 56 years. Well, unless I start that business now, it will really be 55 years. Basically, I have less time to earn this much money. However, a year wouldn’t be too detrimental to the plan, because I will still be earning a lot of money each year.

In conclusion, I think that starting a business at 15 is a great idea. I think that if you can do it, do it. Also, if you can’t do it, figure out why and then change that so that you can do it. This assignment has shown me that a business is very important for people who want to earn a lot of money, and don’t have a skill that pays a lot of money. Or it is important for people who DO have those skills, but can’t get a job. This shows that you can skip the burger joint, and go straight to Silicon Valley.

[Or wherever else has a lot of money…]

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9th Grade English: Lesson 25

In this essay, for English, I am going to be writing about major turning points in my life. This is a big deal, because these are the kind of stories that will go into a good autobiography. This is a difficult topic for me, because I can only think of a couple major turning points. Anyway, let’s get into it and see how this turns out.

The first major turning point in my life would have to be when I went to LaVilla School of the Arts. This was a big deal for me, because it told me that I am good enough to go to a school specific for arts. (Arts= Dancing, Acting, Singing, etc.). I felt very good because I went for Acting, and many of the actors were really good. Anyway, LaVilla was a good place for me to start to develop my acting ability. I say this because, I got into my first play there. Also, it was my first lead role. That made me pretty confident that I was at least kind of good. From then on, I was sure that I would do my best whether I got the part or not.

The second major turning point in my life, was the switch to Homeschooling. My dad had said that he was considering it when I was in 6th grade, but he didn’t switch us until my 8th grade year. It was really in 7th grade that my dad decided that it was time to switch to Homeschooling. At the time, I thought that homeschooling was going to suck. However, now that I am in my second year of homeschool, I realize that it was one of the best decisions ever made. Being homeschooled gives me more freedom, two of the things that it enables me to do are plays and guitar lessons. These are important to me, because they both allow me to bump up my skill so that I am good enough to earn money for my talent and skill. That will become money in my pocket and bank account to fund my calling.

The third major turning point in my life thus far, was my part in To Kill a Mockingbird at Theatre Jacksonville. Theatre Jacksonville is a community theatre where you can start your career, or end it. This is a great place for me to get into the world, and start my journey to my calling. It is important, because it allows me to start my career and get to know some people. If you live in Florida and can get to the San Marco area, please come see us! Click here to pick the night and your seats!

Another major turning point, was my first job. I got this job while doing To Kill Mockingbird. The job is basically to help train doctors on how to communicate with adolescents suffering from Depression. It is so vitally important that we get this right, because if doctors can’t communicate effectively with the teens, the teen could die. This is something that all of us are working hard to stop from happening. Also, a lot of the kids are probably doing it because it pays $15 an hour.

In conclusion, I have a lot of turning points in my life. However, these are the major ones that could be a really big thing for me in the future. For example, To Kill a Mockingbird could lead to bigger shows and those shows could go into movies and TV shows… However, I digress. The point is, these are important for me and could give somebody insight to my life before I got famous (If I do manage to become famous.) Please like and subscribe for more from Homeschooled Hero! Come check out To Kill a Mockingbird at Theatre Jacksonville in San Marco!

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9th Grade Business 1: Lesson 25

In this essay, for Business 1, I will talk about what I am willing to settle for one year for now, at age 18, and at age 25. This is a topic that I had to think about all week, because it is rather difficult to think so many years in the future. However, I believe that I have found the perfect response. So, let’s get into this essay.

Let’s start with one year from now. One year from now, I am expecting myself to be in the 10th grade with at least a 3.7 GPA. I also want to be in at least 2 more plays or musicals. I want to accomplish these, because the grades will help for me to get into a good college, and the plays or musicals will help me when I want to audition for another role. This seems strange to want to be in one play to get into another however, once I show what I can do, I will be able to get better jobs, plus some that will pay me. This could be a good place start, so I can start funding my calling.

Now, by the age of 18, I expect to be a good guitar player. I put this as an expectation and the only thing that I will settle for because, it will also fund my calling. This is an expectation because, I will be able to play at restaurants for about $50 an hour.  Now, I keep mentioning my calling but, I don’t know what that is. I know what I want it to be, but I don’t know what it really is. So, by age 18 I also want to know what my calling is.

By age 25, I MUST know what my calling is, and I also want to have sufficient funding for the calling. If I don’t have one of these goals, I want to have a job as either an actor, guitar player, or both. This way, I can be earning money to fund the calling. So, there really is no explanation for me not knowing my calling. That means that, knowing my calling is a must by the age of 25. If I don’t know what it is, I need to spend the next year finding out what it is, and work my butt off trying to make up for lost time.

The strategy of going the extra mile will help me to accomplish these goals, because I will be working twice or even three times as hard trying to get the goals accomplished. Also, I would finish them faster than someone who insists upon completing the goals when the right conditions come around. That is why going the extra mile works, it creates the conditions and it gets the goals done right away. Plus, if you complete the goals early, it gives you a lot of time to create another list of goals.

In conclusion, I want to establish my calling as early as possible. That way I already know what the cost will be to say that my job is my calling. Plus, I will be able to establish what job I will need to fund the calling sufficiently. For example, if I want to own a billion -dollar company, I will need to find a job way better than flipping burgers at McDonald’s. Thank you for reading this essay. If you enjoyed the essay, please like and subscribe for more from Homeschooled Hero.

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