Elements of Jay Etzel’s Ultimate Success Program for High School and College Students

Elements of Life Coaching

  1. Live by purpose, design, and a sense of destiny
  2. Live the abundant life
    • Appreciate the gift of life
    • Understand that life is a gift
    • Know what life is and where it comes from
    • Know who you are
    • Dare to live now
    • There are two ways to live: living fully or holding back
  3. Establish core values around the gift of life
  4. Keep your life clean, simple, powerful, and inspired
  5. Keep your life powerful and inspired
  6. Develop a theme of excellence and abundance for your life
  7. Develop a balanced, holistic lifestyle that centers on mental, physical, spiritual, social, and emotional fitness
  8. Build an inspirational firewall (consistent engagement in powerful activity)
  9. Renew your mind and spirit every day
  10. Lock into the abundance of each new day
  11. Understand the need for constant inspiration
    • 25 reasons why you need inspiration
  12. Pursue the best first
  13. Maintain a clear emotional pathway to health and happiness
  14. Structure your life around a few simple, life producing core activities
  15. Maintain a clear physical pathway to health (develop a complete plan for physical health)
  16. Enjoy the power of new beginnings
  17. Utilize the 12 keys to spiritual success (faith, transcendence, redemption, etc.)
  18. Develop a positive approach to life (enthusiasm, optimism, and expectation)
  19. Develop a strong character and become a quality person (keys to having a strong character)
  20. Build great friendships
  21. Study the principles of health and life
  22. Earn your free time
  23. Use your free time creatively and productively
  24. Balance your academic and extra-curricular schedule according to true fruitful activity
  25. Never trade time for success
  26. Be a quality person
  27. Focus on what is essential
  28. Practice the 21 keys to mental fitness
  29. Live each phase of each day well
  30. Read proverbs and become wise
  31. Enjoy natural pleasures
  32. Develop a book of dreams
  33. Understand the counterforce of human nature
  34. Understand and win the battle of spiritual warfare that every person encounters
  35. Overcome your personal weaknesses and character defects
    • Inner dynamics of personal weakness
  36. Learn and use the attributes of greatness
  37. Understand that universal truths exist
  38. Burst into each new day
  39. Learn the 8 keys to remain in dynamic flow
  40. How to deal with significant problems
  41. Have regular empowerment times
  42. Engage in positive change (experience a paradigm shift)
  43. Develop a positive, enjoyable, and effective home life
  44. Overcome temptation
    • The process of temptation
    • What temptation is
    • Effects of temptation
  45. Learn the 7 keys to overcoming negativity of any kind
  46. Stay progressive
  47. Limit the use of social media, electronics, and cell phones for the purpose of better interaction
  48. Be impelled by positive rewards
  49. Be aware and overcome the shifts in positive energy (inspiration, enthusiasm, motivation, optimism, joy, and faith)
  50. Learn to live with heart and soul
  51. Improve the quality of your life
  52. Put to use the power of positive action
  53. Be selective and life affirming about your entertainment and media consumption
  54. Pursue the best- put the light first in your life

Success Principles & Skills

  1. Maintain strong motivation and enthusiasm
  2. Develop and strengthen the personal characteristics of overall success
  3. Remain highly structured and establish complete personal organization
  4. Utilize your free time for recreation and great aspirations
  5. Beat procrastination
  6. Overcoming temptation that is work or school related
  7. Overcome laziness
  8. Strengthen and improve your mind
  9. Challenge yourself
  10. Overcome obstacles, setbacks, and delays
  11. Understand the unity of truth
  12. Follow project achievement protocol (how to do anything smarter and more efficiently)
  13. How to achieve a goal
  14. Goal setting and goal achievement
  15. Avoid common distractions and timewasters of young people
  16. Keys to overcoming disruptions, interruptions, and hindrances of work and progress
  17. Overcome significant problems (should they come your way)
  18. Understand the concept of creating clear pathways to success
  19. Expertly use an agenda
  20. Read quality books for pleasure and for growth
  21. Learn to communicate effectively
  22. Expertly manage time (include scheduling and planning)
  23. Learn the power of prioritization
  24. Be strong and flowing in transition
  25. Maintain a strong work setup plan
  26. Prepare for excellence
  27. Become self-taught in the school of life

Educational Success

  1. How to have a great school year
  2. Understand the purpose of education
  3. Know the value of education
  4. Establish complete school work organization
  5. Invest yourself in your education
  6. Recognize the 25 benefits of a good education
  7. Take control of your education and learning
  8. Expertly manage your work responsibilities
  9. Know and understand the core curriculum for each class
  10. Thoroughly follow and know the order and flow of the class material and curriculum (know exactly where you are at all times in each class)
  11. Anticipate the material to be presented before each class
  12. Know what to expect from your teacher/professor (identifying patterns, systems, assignments, test schedules, etc.)
  13.  Develop good communication with your teacher/professor
  14. Get ahead of the learning and work curve
  15. Have a good class, every class
  16. Develop a Saturday morning study plan
  17. Execute a consistent plan and schedule for studying and homework
  18. Take effective notes
  19. Expertly read and utilize your textbook
  20. Utilize the internet for supplemental learning and knowledge
  21. Keep a personalized terms and definitions notebook
  22. Use project achievement protocol for papers and projects
  23. Avail yourself to qualified extra help and study groups
  24. Be comfortable in your surroundings
  25. Be creative in your school work
  26. Enjoy the process of learning and every hour of your class time, study time, and homework time
  27. Make your learning interesting, vivid, emotional, and challenging
  28. Personal characteristics of great learners
  29. Understand how learning is accomplished
    • Understand the learning process
    • Develop an orderly pattern of learning
    • 7 core concepts of education and learning
    • Learn and practice systemic learning
    • Make your learning interesting, vivid, and challenging
  30. Understand the 3 aspects of getting good grades
  31. Interactive learning and active listening
  32. The benefits of doing well academically
  33. Execute a consistent, well planned out schedule for homework
  34. Set yourself up to have great work and study sessions
  35. How to enjoy every hour of school work (study time and homework time)
  36. Follow project protocol for papers and projects
  37. Have the correct vision for college (High School)
    • Identifying into the college that is right for you
    • Seven attributes and keys to getting into the right college (what will make you an attractive candidate for the college of your choice)
    • Seven goals of a liberal arts education
  38. Selective use of outside instruction (tutors, afterschool help, study groups, student tutors, study partners)
  39. Dealing with problematic teachers
  40. How to be a great student in the eyes of a good teacher
  41. Relating well to your teacher or professor
  42. How to break down each individual subject (understand the nuances of English, math, social studies, science)
  43. Taking personal time off of school (non-sickness related)
  44. Dealing with difficult subjects
  45. How to have effective class time and learn from your teacher
  46. Quickness in getting to your work
  47. Work ahead of the learning curve
  48. Be aggressive with your school work
  49. Taking effective breaks
  50. Getting your work done before dinner
  51. Have a positive attitude and approach towards your school work
  52. Use a daily planner
  53. Education Skills

  54. Master core information first
  55. Keep a personalized definition and terms notebook
  56. Take concise notes from a textbook (optional)
  57. Proper use of a review book
  58. Read and utilize the textbook to its full potential (how to read a textbook)
  59. Avail yourself to teachers, extra help hours, and review sessions
  60. Learn how to prepare for a test and employ proficient test takings skills
  61. Take purposeful, efficient notes
  62. Overcome difficulties in learning
  63. How to highlight a textbook properly
  64. Comprehending lectures
  65. Develop a habit of mental studying
  66. Tips for specific study periods
  67. Tips for busy students (athletes, performing artists, workers, etc.)
  68. Dealing with substitute teachers
  69. Employ proficient test taking skills
  70. Expertly manage your education and work responsibilities

Health & Education

  1. Optimal nutrition for learning
  2. Remaining sickness free
  3. Missing a day of school because of illness
  4. How to handle being under-slept
  5. How to still be effective while not feeling well during school