This is 2020

Welcome to 2020. Are you ready to crush your goals for the next decade? Here are some tools to help you achieve them.

  1. Write it down. By writing down your goals, you’re 42 percent more likely to achieve them. According to Forbes, there are two main reasons why writing down your goals works: external storage and encoding. External storage simply means that we’re taking a thought and putting it on a physical location, like a piece of paper. Plain and simple, we make things more of a priority when we’re reminded of them every single day.Encoding helps by sending messages to our brain and helping to decide what gets put in our long-term memory and what gets tossed away. When you write things down, your ability to encode them improves.
  2. Make your goals SMARTThe way a goal is written can make a big difference in whether or not you are successful. SMART is an acronym to remember when you are setting goals. Ideally speaking, each goal should be: Specific, Measurable, Action orientated, Realistic, & Timely. For example, “exercise more” would be too general. To make it more specific, try something like the goal in the box to the right.Here are some examples and tips to walk you through each step per myTotalRewards.
  3. Make A Vision BoardVisualization is one of the most powerful mind exercises you can do. According to the popular book The Secret, “The law of attraction is forming your entire life experience and it is doing that through your thoughts. When you are visualizing, you are emitting a powerful frequency out into the Universe. “So, what’s the big secret to creating a vision board that works? It’s simple: Your vision board should focus on how you want to feel, not just on things that you want.

There is only one major rule to creating a vision board that works, and it’s that there aren’t any rules. You aren’t going to mess it up, you can create your vision board on your own terms. Here are the answers to the most common questions people ask:

Q: What should I put on my vision board?

A: Anything that inspires and motivates you. The purpose of your vision board is to bring everything on it to life. First, think about what your goals are in the following areas: relationships, career and finances, home, travel, personal growth (including spirituality, social life, education) and health.

Join the Best Decade Ever with Mel Robbins for free.  Using Mel’s live videos, blog posts and “Dream Book” of assignments to complete side-by-side during the month of January, will teach you how to think and dream bigger, get through the inevitable roadblocks, and learn the small habits that you can use every day to get back on track over the course of the next decade. She has spent the past decade coaching, teaching, and motivating millions of people around the world. Her practical, no-nonsense advice and life strategies provide tangible results and skills that help people push through the everyday challenges we all face in life, work, and love.

She is one of the most booked speakers in the world and an international best-selling author whose work has been translated into 32 languages. In 2017, Mel broke self-publishing records with her international best-seller The 5 Second Rule. It was named the #1 audiobook in the world and the fifth most read book of the year on Amazon. When Mel launched her science backed productivity planner, The 5 Second Journal, the first print run sold out worldwide within minutes. Her social media platforms inspire more than 60 million people every month and her TEDx Talk is one of the most popular of all time, with more than 18 million views.

 

Trauma Awareness Training, January 30th

Alive & Well Communities presents: Trauma Awareness Training

This program is free of charge and open to all faculty, staff, & students. Registration is required via myLearn to reserve your seat.

  • This free training provides a framework for everyone interested in understanding the impact and prevalence of trauma, and how it affects well-being.
  • The program meets one of the training requirements required for becoming an Alive and Well Ambassador.
  • This activity will be eligible for UM wellness points.
  • The next opportunity will be April 2, 2020

To register, visit myLearn ‘UMSL Instructor Led Training’ or click here.

For more information or questions, please contact Julie Bertram PhD, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing.

Announcing the Spring 2020 NextStep Application – Now Open!

Next Step is accepting department applications for Spring 2020 now through November 17th.

Next Step is an on-campus paid internship that bridges the college to career transition through practical workshops focused on resume-building experience, career preparation and self-discovery.

 

“Applying to this internship has been one of my best decisions. It has given me the experience and the flexibility to work while I study.”

– Keila Gonzalez

Next step focuses on developing the students’ core competencies, including: Critical thinking/problem solving, teamwork/collaboration, leadership, career management, oral/written communications, digital technology, professionalism/work ethic, and global/intercultural fluency.

*Students had until November 10th to submit their application for the Spring semester.

Please visit our webpage or for more information please contact Megan Hemann at jakelm@umsl.edu.

UMSL Engagement Week | Month of Giving

The University of MissouriSt. Louis has a strong and enduring commitment to civic engagement and service to the community. In fact, our campus is recognized as a Community Engaged University by the Carnegie Foundation.

Our Community Collaborations website provides information on a wide variety of activities and opportunities for students, staff, faculty and the community to learn more about community engagement at UMSL and find ways to be involved. For more information, or to share ideas, please contact 314-516-5267.

“The Engaged University” Presentation / UM Chancellors Panel

Wednesday, October 23 at 10AM to 11:45AM, MSC – Century Room A

Dr. Robert Jones, chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will present “The Engaged University,” followed by a panel discussion, “The Role of Engagement in Today’s Public Universities.” Panelist include UMSL Interim-Chancellor Kristin Sobolik with the chancellors of the UM System’s three other universities. This event is sponsored by Missouri 100. The program takes place in Columbia, but will be simulcast for the UMSL audience at https://muextensionway.missouri.edu/engagement-week-livestreams/.

All events for the week can be found on the Community Collaborations website.

 

Keep Calm & Read On

Your Brain at Work

Nothing says summer like sun, sand, and a good book. The following is available in myLearn from the Experience Visionaries Summer Reading List.

Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction,
Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long
By: David Rock
Recommended by Karalyn Smith, Chief People Officer at Sephora

Smith is a big believer in David Rock’s work and explains that he “has made the neuroscience of leadership really attainable.” In this book, Rock assures us that despite the endless meetings, Slack messages, and other distractions of the modern workplace, it’s possible to perform your best amid the chaos. Peek into your work-brain and learn how to increase your focus, think creatively, give better feedback, and so much more with this read.

About the Author

David Rock is a consultant and leadership coach who advises corporations around the world. The author of Coaching with the Brain in Mind, Quiet Leadership, and Personal Best, he is the CEO of Results Coaching Systems, a leading global consulting and coaching organization. He is on the advisory board of the international business school CIMBA and the cofounder of the NeuroLeadership Institute and Summit. He lives in Sydney, Australia, and New York City.

 

Award-winning CEO to Speak at Focus on the Future (6/4/2019)

We’re excited to announce a unique opportunity to learn from an award-winning CEO and the global expert in The Language of Leadership, Krister Ungerböck, at our Staff Enrichment Day on June 4th, 2019. We are only two weeks away, so be sure to register via myLearn for 25 wellness points.

Please take a moment to view a preview of the inspiring message that Krister will be sharing with us.

Prior to retiring at age 42, Krister led one of the largest family-owned software companies in the world. As a coach to CEOs and their highest potential leaders, Krister helps great leaders craft the words they use in high-stakes conversations, the million-dollar conversations that can make their year or their career, as well as the countless thousand-dollar conversations those leaders have every day.

Krister is passionate about sharing the leadership and communication secrets that his team used to win 5 consecutive Top Workplace awards and achieve remarkable employee engagement levels of 99.3%.

Krister’s upcoming book, The Language of Leadership: Words to Transform How We Lead, Live and Love will be published next year.

You can follow Krister on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Register for Focus on the Future: June 4, 2019

Registration for the 2019 Focus on the Future: Staff Enrichment is now open!
Register for Focus on the Future (004)
Check out our great sessions below, and click on the above link for instructions on howto register today.
* Wellness Points can be earned for each event, up to 100 points total (points can take up to 1 month to be entered at the System level).

Schedule:

Session:  Happiness – Health Session
Time: 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Speakers:  Mandy Schick, UM System Wellness
Description:  Tips and tricks to becoming a happier healthier person
Wellness Points:  25 (attendance tracked)
Location: RWC Studio 4

Session:  Language of Leadership
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Speakers:  Krister Ungerbock, CEO and global leadership expert
Description:  A presentation on relationships and leadership
Wellness Points:  25 (attendance tracked)
Location: JC Penney Auditorium

Session:  Up Your Social Media Game
Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Speakers:  Judith Kaplan and Jessica Rogen, UMSL Marketing & Communications
Description:  Learn how to optimize your social media strategy
Wellness Points:  25 (attendance tracked)
Location: MSC Century Room A

Session:  Building a Budget
Time: 1:30 am – 2:30 pm
Speakers:  Craig Fischer, Fidelity Investments
Description:  Identify best practices to create and maintain your budget
Wellness Points:  25 (attendance tracked)
Location: MSC Century Room C

Session:  UMSL Hidden Gems Campus Tour
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Speakers:  Welcome Center Tour Guides
Description:  Join an exciting scavenger hunt guided across campus
Wellness Points:  25 (attendance tracked)
Location: Meet in front of the Welcome Center in the MSC

***And don’t forget the FOOD TRUCKS AND RESOURCE FAIR
Enjoy food from trucks like Bombay Food Junkies, Sweet Divine and The Southern
Time: 12 pm – 1:30 pm
Location:  Lot C

Save the Date: Focus on the Future


Save the Date:  June 4th, 2019

This staff enrichment conference is all about YOU!
Attend sessions focused on  professional and personal development.

Look for an email from UMSL Staff Association at the end of April 2019, for more information and to register for sessions!

myLearn Event – Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life

Tuesday May 14, 2019 @ 11:00 AM CDT

Drawing on decades of research, teaching, and practice in many organizations around the world – as detailed in his best-selling book “Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life” – Stewart Friedman persuasively shows us how we don’t have to make trade-offs between life’s most important domains, and certainly not as often as we think. Join this myLearn event to find out how Friedman provides a proven blueprint for becoming a more successful leader in all four domains of life: work, home, community and self (mind, body and spirit).  Be a part of this enriching live myLearn event.

myLearn Spotlight: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

Date: Tuesday Apr 16 10:00:00 CDT 2019 Central Daylight Time

We all know that timing is everything. Trouble is, we don’t know much about timing itself. In this provocative and entertaining live event presentation, offered through myLearn, multiple New York Times bestselling author Daniel Pink will show that timing is a really a science – one we can use to make smarter decisions, enhance our productivity, and boost the performance of our organizations.