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Letter From the President: 

Dear Society Member,

Greek philosopher Theophrastus once wrote, “Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.”

In an effort to ensure that you are spending this precious commodity wisely, I want to share a few time management tips I’ve found worked well:

· Use a planner or app to record how you spend your time: Before you can properly manage your time, it’s important to see exactly where it’s being spent. Record your thoughts, conversations and activities for one week. Doing so will help bring to light how productive you are and how you are allocating your time. You'll quickly realize how much time is actually being spent producing results and how much is wasted on unproductive thoughts, conversations and actions.

· Plan for interruptions or distractions: Even the most successful leaders get distracted or interrupted eventually, so why not be proactive about it? Schedule time for interruptions, taking breaks or relaxation during the day.

· The first 30: Use the first 30 minutes of each day to plan out your schedule.

· Choose your end goal: Before you tackle anything on your list, whether it be a phone call, school assignment or gym workout, take five minutes to decide and visualize what result you want to achieve. This will aid you in understanding what success looks like before you even start. Then repeat this after each activity, by taking a few minutes to determine whether your desired outcome was achieved.

· Use your attention wisely: Exercise control by not feeling the need to answer text messages and emails simply because they appear. Disconnect any instant messaging apps when it’s time to get work done. Doing this will allow you to remain focused and steadfast on completing the task at hand.

This month, I encourage you to use your time wisely. Plan out your day and be intentional with the items in which you choose to fill your schedule. If performed correctly, you will find free time in your schedule to relax and enjoy valuable time with your friends and family.

Best wishes,

Charles Knippen
The National Society of Leadership and Success

Continue reading below in the Monthly Motivation section for 11 Time Management Tips That Work.
Success Corner: 

San Juan College Community Service Project

On Friday, October 17th, the Society chapter at San Juan College participated in “Stand Down,” a service event to support homeless veterans in the community. Held in a gymnasium on campus, veterans were able to receive hot meals, flu shots, showers, dental exams, haircuts as well as shelter for the night. In preparation for the event, Society members worked with their local community to collect donations, which they then used to create kits for the veterans containing essentials such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, and soap.

Monthly Motivation: 

“Managing your time without setting priorities is like shooting randomly and calling whatever you hit the target.”
― Peter Turla

“Being successful doesn't make you manage your time well. Managing your time well makes you successful!”
― Randy Pausch

11 Time Management Tips That Work
By Susan Ward

Do you feel the need to be more organized and/or more productive? Do you spend your day in a frenzy of activity and then wonder why you haven't accomplished much?

Time management skills are especially important for small business people, who often find themselves performing many different jobs during the course of a single day. These time management tips will help you increase your productivity and stay cool and collected...
Click here to continue reading.

Our members are leading and inspiring individuals on their campuses and in their communities across the country every day, and we want to help tell those stories! Articles and other content for upcoming newsletters can be submitted anytime to Please include photos from your event, and let us know what you were doing, who participated and how it impacted your members and community. So many chapters are making a difference every day. Keep up the good work!

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In the wake of the massive devastation caused by recent fires in California, it is currently estimated that 540 students, faculty, and staff at Santa Rosa Junior College have lost their homes. With the growing anticipated need for support, the college created the SRJC Fire Relief Fund and is turning to the community to help students, faculty, and staff begin to rebuild their lives. Click here to find out more about the SRJC Fire Relief Fund.

For more information and other ways to help support Northern California fire victims, click here.

Speaker Broadcasts: Fall 2017 Speaker Broadcast Season Finale

Don’t miss our fourth and final Live Broadcast of the Fall semester this coming Wednesday, November 8th, with New York Times and The Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author Simon Sinek!

Check with your local chapter for viewing details.

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