Session 13- Justin Lister

On my 100th birthday I’d want highlighted:

  • Adventurer
  • World Traveler
  • Optimist
  • Mentor/Leader
  • Empathetic
  • Reliable
  • Successful career
  • Philanthropist
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Session 12- Justin Lister

The word that I would use is optimism. Through out life there are so many things that could drag someone down and being an optimistic individual you can find good in the smallest of things. Having this trait could very well give someone the boost of confidence to get them through a tough situation. Growing up there are many pessimistic influences such as the church, friends, family, and the media. All these influences have a major impact in peoples lives and having a bit of optimism can help get you get through the toughest of situations. The way you react to a situation determines whether or not it has a positive or negative impact on you. With a bit of optimism, many different opportunities may arise.

Session 11- Justin Lister

The presentation that stuck with me the most was the baking one. It was certainly a unique perspective and definitely left me thinking differently and left looking at things from a different outlook. It is easier to view some characteristics as “ingredients” that may need some work and added to make things better. It made a subject very understandable and not making it as complex as it could come across. Giving myself a different look on things and realizing some of the ingredients I lacked makes it so much easier to work on the ones I did not have. Everything tied in together quite well during this presentation and it all made more so much more sense.

Session 9- Justin Lister

Looking back on my LPI assessment and the results I received actually shocked me quite a bit. My results turned out a lot better than I expected.

One of the highest scores I received was “enabling others to act” and being “up beat and positive” which was nice to see; but, it was also great seeing things that I scored the lowest in so I know what I need to work on. One things I need to start working on is being able to learn from experiences that may not go my way. Overall, reading the results was a fresh boost into knowing what I need to really work on with my self. Something else that surprised me was that some things I do quite well were actually marked lower than I thought it would be.

It was an insightful assignment and I am happy being able to see the results that I received and now know what to work on now.

Session 7

Over the past summer I was a part of an organization that let allowed me to take on a role of a team leader. I was ecstatic that I had the opportunity to have a new experience under my belt and the ability to test some of the skills I’ve developed over the years. Being a new in this position someone higher up than me decided that I had everything in control and knew what to do in any circumstance. It was not a great experience at all. This individual expected that I knew all the policy’s of the company and what to do when a problem would arise.

I prior knowledge and a basic idea of what needed to be done, but I was essentially thrown into a new position expecting to know everything. After an hour of countless trials and errors, I had to finally confront someone else equal to me who ended up helping out more than my boss had.

It was definitely a learning experience to be had and I’ll definitely remember it for quite some time. Other than a couple incidents that night I pulled through and managed to be somewhat successful and kept that position. That summer was a hallowing experience and I built a lot of character.

Session 6

During my sophomore year of high school, I was in marching band and we were going to a state competition. Everyone was beyond hyped and was very excited to know we will be having a great experience and as a plus be out of school for a week! It was awesome; but, there was also drama going on between my section and the band director. It was over where our Tuba room was located and the section leader at the time was not handling business accordingly and was willing to give things up for the sake of not getting herself in trouble. So, a couple friends and I didn’t want our tuba room taken away so we made a list of everything we would change and had the mindset that we and the director would get what we wanted. We came in with a win/win attitude.

It ended up working out in both of our parties favor. Going into the meeting with that attitude and the willingness to change what needed to be changed definitely made things a lot easier for all of us. Because it went so well, we got what we wanted and the band director did as well. He appreciated what we did so much the next year my group of friends and I all got section leader the next year and helped the band in many more ways.

Session 4

Having an extra hour added to my day would definitely be something I’d quite enjoy. I would take advantage of the extra time given to me and read a lot more. There are so many books that I would love to read and fully immerse my self in but due to a tight schedule with classes and home work and having a social life that is not really something I really allocate time for. There are so many self-improving books that I’d like to delve into and I’d definitely use that hour to start reading some of them. One of the main books I have been trying to read on the side is called “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho. I’ve been sitting half way through the book now for about a month now and just need to finish it.

Reading has been a hobby I’d love to try to actually implement more into my daily routine and may actually try to start doing that now.