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Letter from the PresidentAnnouncementsSuccess CornerSociety Spotlight Monthly Motivation

Letter From the President: 

Dear Society Member,

As we count down the final days of the fall semester, we see 2018 in the not too distant future. But before we can ring in the new year, we need to muster up the motivation to finish this year strongly!

This month, I would like to share with you my hand-picked motivational quotes and media in an effort to help you rally for fall final exams...

“Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.”
― Oprah Winfrey

“Eliminate CAN'T from your vocabulary and start telling yourself the truth. What is it you CHOSE to do? Then take a stand for the choice you've made. Own it!”
― Jan Marie Mueller

“The goal is not to win the battle, but to outlast the competition.”
― Simon Sinek

“Almost everything you do will seem insignificant, but it is important that you do it.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“You can be a victim, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t strive to be victorious.”
― Trevor Noah
“Starting strong is good. Finishing strong is EPIC.”
― Robin Sharma

I wish you the best of luck on your exams, as well as much deserved rest and enjoyment afterward.

Best wishes,

Charles Knippen
The National Society of Leadership and Success

Continue reading below in the Monthly Motivation section for 4 Ways to Finish the Semester Strong.
Success Corner: 

Simon Sinek’s WHY Discovery Course

For all of the people who want to learn their WHY, who want their companies to start with WHY, who want to help others find their WHY … for all of the people who want to help build a world in which the vast majority of people wake up inspired to go to work, feel safe when they’re there, and return home fulfilled by the work they do … I say welcome. The more of us who raise our hands and say, “Count me in,” the greater the chance we will build the world we imagine. You in? — Simon Sinek

Simon and his team want to make finding your WHY as accessible to students as possible. To make that happen, they are offering NSLS members 50% off* their online WHY Discovery Course. Enter access code NSLS50 at checkout and start your pathway to purpose.

*Offer is exclusive to NSLS members. Access code cannot be combined with other discounts or Fund A Friend program.
Monthly Motivation: 

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.”
― Winston Churchill

“The only thing in your control is effort. That's all and that's everything.”
― Mark Cuban

“Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.”
― Andrew Carnegie

4 Ways to Finish the Semester Strong
By Joel Minden, Ph.D.

Some practical ways for students to manage stress and get things done.

Overwhelmed by a stressful semester and too much work? Wondering how you’re going to make it through the last few weeks before finals? Here are four ways to finish the semester strong:

1) Give yourself a good reason. I’m not going to suggest to you that it’s time to get pumped up about all the work you have ahead of you. Let’s be real. But if you’re an expert at telling yourself why you shouldn’t do your work, maybe now’s a good time to change the script. Start by paying attention to what goes through your mind when you consider doing schoolwork. Some examples:
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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!

Society Spotlight: 

Chapter Events
and Highlights

Lane Community College: Meal fit for a Titan

On Friday, Nov. 17, the Lane Community College chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success provided nearly 250 students with breakfast, lunch and dinner. The event was held on the Lane Community College main campus as part of hunger and homelessness week. In addition to providing food, NSLS members prepared several additional rooms for students to hang out in including a game room, a clothing donation room and a movie and popcorn room. “A lot of NSLS students are worried about homelessness and we have homeless students in our ranks,” said Chapter President Miacarla Mungo. Chapter Social Media Director Clint Corsi agrees. “The NSLS wanted to provide a broad relief for the ways students struggle while they try and achieve some level of academic success,” he said.

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Speaker Broadcasts: Spring 2018 Lineup Announced

Click here to learn more about our Spring 2018 Speakers.

Society Shop: Celebrate Graduation with Society Cords & Stoles

With the end of the semester quickly approaching, many of our graduating seniors are preparing for their next developmental phase, whether it is in pursuit of an advanced degree or a professional career.

Many campuses recognize distinguishing achievements, such as induction into the Society, by allowing graduates to wear honor cords and stoles during the commencement ceremony. If your campus supports this practice, and you have completed all the steps to induction, we invite you to celebrate your accomplishment by visiting the Society Shop to order your Society graduation regalia. Don't forget to share pictures of you wearing your Society cords and stoles with us via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by using #theNSLS!

Please note: The Society honor cords, stole and charm are reserved for our inducted members only. We experience heavy order volume at the end of each semester, so we encourage you to place this order as soon as you are eligible.

Member Benefits


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