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What Happens When We Face Fear?

What Happens When We Face Fear?

“To do or not to do?” Our minds tell us no, that we might mess up, that we might disappoint, and that it is just too risky - we are fearful. The prospect of failure in the face of uncertainty gives us a reason to hold back, and so we let our fears consume us as we...

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The Only Failure in Life

The Only Failure in Life

Undoubtedly, failing is not a very pleasurable experience. More often than not, it leaves us feeling uncomfortable and discouraged, and is oftentimes the force that holds us back when presented with an opportunity that entails trying something new and unfamiliar....

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The 4 Levels of Learning

The 4 Levels of Learning

Before we learn something new, we often do not realise how much we do not know and are yet to learn. At times, when we begin to learn, we discover the gravity of what we do not know and get overwhelmed by its difficulty, which may leave us feeling disheartened....

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Control Your Emotions So Your Emotions Don’t Control You

Control Your Emotions So Your Emotions Don’t Control You

Let’s face it: there are lots of sources of negative emotions, especially at present - global crises, hate crimes, and the endless stream of seemingly harmless social media content that, without our own knowledge, takes a toll on the way we feel.  Our emotions are...

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Living Room Learning… A Huge Success

Living Room Learning… A Huge Success

Well… what a crazy rollercoaster the last few months have been for everyone. I can certainly say for us, as a business who rely on being able to have over 100 people in a room together, we have certainly seen our share of highs and lows since March.  When our first...

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How To Raise Entrepreneurial Teens

How To Raise Entrepreneurial Teens

We are entering a world in which the foundations of businesses are no longer built from bricks, mortar and hard work. But rather out of the box thinking combined with a heavy online influence. Teenagers are raised by the internet just as much as the schooling system....

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The Importance of Setting SMART goals

The Importance of Setting SMART goals

At Empower U, we teach participants the process and benefits of setting SMART goals. Setting goals is a recipe for fulfilling many ambitions you want to undertake in your lifetime. S.M.A.R.T Goals - How do you do it?SMART goals is an acronym, providing you with a well...

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Top 5 Books for Teenagers to Read on Financial Education

Top 5 Books for Teenagers to Read on Financial Education

For many young people, gaining the knowledge to take action to build a financially free future for themselves can sometimes seem overwhelming or like they aren’t ready for it. But the fact is that he sooner teenagers and young adults can start building that knowledge,...

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Top 3 Ways To Help Teenagers Manage Their Emotions

Top 3 Ways To Help Teenagers Manage Their Emotions

For every single one of us, learning to manage our emotions is vital to almost everything we do, whether it’s school, work, relationships, sports, or anything else we choose to devote our time to. So how do we learn to manage and deal with our emotions and thoughts?...

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Top 5 Tips for Parents to Teach Teenagers Resilience

Top 5 Tips for Parents to Teach Teenagers Resilience

In today’s day and age, we see so many parents who struggle to get their teenagers to commit to things they’re required to do… be it school work, household chores, or even doing things that are outside their comfort zones, such as being in big groups, or talking...

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Launching into 2019 with the 5-Day Camp

Launching into 2019 with the 5-Day Camp

Well it’s now been a week since we finished our January 2019 5-Day Camp. This is the most advanced event we run and is only open to graduates of the Empower U weekend program. This was the 19th Camp in Tomorrow’s Youth’s History, and was one of the most challenging...

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Should Smartphones Be Banned In Schools?

Should Smartphones Be Banned In Schools?

One of the biggest struggles we face today is the inability to stay present. With rapid advancements in technology, people are finding it increasingly hard to stay focused, are constantly distracted and our attention spans are shorter than ever. Smartphones have often...

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Mind Matters

Mind Matters

Since our inception in October 2001, our aim as an organisation has always been to fill in the gaps in young people’s education to equip them with the best tools and strategies for success which are not always focused on in schools. Almost two decades later, I am...

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A Parent’s Thoughts…

A Parent’s Thoughts…

Oftentimes, parents struggle to get their teenagers along to Empower U, and in some cases, simply won’t send their children because they refuse to go because they might have a negative perception of the program, or have weekend sport etc. Here’s the thing... most...

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Social Media, Technology and Frogs

Social Media, Technology and Frogs

In the 1980’s Steve Jobs said that he wanted the computer (and subsequently the phone) to be an extension of the person. Fast forward to 2018, and it’s clear that Job’s vision has come to fruition. It has been 10 years since the first iPhone was released in 2008, and...

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How Anxiety Has Slowly Crept Up On Us

How Anxiety Has Slowly Crept Up On Us

A few weeks ago, I did a interview on the Mike Goldman show about Empower U and the changes I’ve seen in teenagers over my years of running the program. While many of the issues that young people face have remained the same in the last 17 years, there has been one...

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Teaching Creativity

Teaching Creativity

After finishing another incredible Empower U program, I have been reflecting on one of the topics we cover over the course of the weekend, which is one of the keys to having strong conversation skills, forming relationships, problem solving and innovative ideas. This...

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Beliefs Vs. Facts

Beliefs Vs. Facts

Our beliefs govern everything we do, every choice we make, and every thought we have. Many of us have some great beliefs about ourselves, and this drives us to positive thoughts and actions. However, the truth is, many of us have quite a few negative beliefs about...

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The Greatest Gift You Can Give Yourself

The Greatest Gift You Can Give Yourself

After running an incredible Empower U Program in Canberra recently, I decided to film a short video on one of the biggest things we speak about over the course of the program. The number of teenagers I see coming through the program in the last few years who have...

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