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Event Needs: Adults community to come and network with the youth who attend
Youth ages10 through 17
ADULT INFO: Please put September 12, 2015 on your calendar. We need positive inspirational people to come out and network with the youth in attendance. The youth will have scripted questions to ask the adults in attendance.
2015 Toledo Synergy Teen Summit
The 2015 Toledo Synergy Teen Summit II aka The National Teen Summit II is a community event dedicated to providing exciting practical tools for tomorrow’s leaders to utilize today. This years teen summit is based on the extremely successful best-selling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. This book has sold over 25 million copies worldwide, and has been influential in providing practical principle that can be deployed by anyone willing to put them to use. The objective in using the book as the centerpiece of the event, is to provide a tool for reference, and an inspiration that has the ability to start and cultivate the path to success.
The 2015 Toledo Synergy Teen Summit has put together an arsenal of talent deemed with the responsibility of motivating, education, and highlighting the key points of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Through presentation and activities, the presenters will bring the seven habits to life. The seven habits can be summed up as follows:
THE Private VICTORY – Inside First
Habit 1 BE PROACTIVE
I am the force.
Take responsibility for your life.
Being proactive is more than taking initiative. It is accepting responsibility for our own behavior (past,
present, and future) and making choices based on principles and values rather than on moods or
circumstances. Proactive people are agents of change and choose not to be victims, to be reactive, or to
blame others. They take an Inside-Outside Approach to creating changes.
Habit 2 BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND
Control your own destiny or Someone Else Will
Define your mission and goals in life.
All things are created twice – first mentally, second physically. Individuals, families, teams, and
organizations shape their own future by creating a mental vision and purpose for any project. They don’t
just live day to day without a clear purpose in mind. They mentally identify and commit themselves to the
principles, values, relationships, and purposes that matter most to them.
Habit 3 PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST
Will and Won’t Power
Prioritize, and do the most important things first.
Putting first things first is the second or physical creation. It is organizing and executing around mental
creation (your purpose, vision, values, and most important priorities.) The main thing is to keep the main
thing the main thing.
THE Public VICTORY – Outside Second
Habit 4 THINK WIN-WIN
The Stuff That Life Is Made Of
Have an everyone-can-win attitude.
Thinking win-win is a frame of mind and heart that seeks mutual benefit and is based on mutual respect in
all interactions. It’s not about thinking selfishly (win-lose) or like a martyr (lose-win). In our work and
family life, members think interdependently — in terms of “we,” not “me.” Thinking win-win encourages
conflict resolution and helps individuals seek mutually beneficial solutions. It’s sharing information,
power, recognition, and rewards.
Habit 5 SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND, THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD
You Have Two Ears and one Mouth
Listen to people sincerely
When we listen with the intent to understand others, rather than with the intent to reply, we begin true
communication and relationship building. Seeking to understand takes kindness; seeking to be understood
takes courage. Effectiveness lies in balancing the two.
Habit 6 SYNERGIZE
The “High” Way
Work together to achieve more
Synergy is about producing a third alternative – not my way, not your way, but a third way that is better
than either of us would have come up with individually. Synergistic teams and families thrive on
individual strengths. They go for creative cooperation.
Habit 7 SHARPEN THE SAW
It’s “Me Time”
Renew yourself regularly
Sharpening the saw is about constantly renewing ourselves in the four basic areas of life: physical,
social/emotional, mental, and spiritual. It’s the habit that increases our capacity to live all the other habits of effectiveness