Author MK Mueller, who wrote the Best Self Help Book of 2009, as voted by Readerâ€™s Favorite Awards, visited Anselmo-Merna High School Jan. 25.
Photo by Deb Hostick
Written by Mike Davis, Superintendent,
MK Mueller gave an inspirational USembly to the students in grades 7 through 12 at Anselmo-Merna High School Jan. 25, 2011. US stands for Unlimited Solutions.
She covered the first three high ways out of her 8-to- Great curriculum and kept the students involved throughout the our and a half presentation.
International trainer, life coach and author MK Mueller spent 10 years as a high school teacher and loved her job, but there came a time when she had to face her own issues. Although MKâ€™s high school and collegiate careers included numerous honors, she found herself in a domestic violence shelter at the age of 34.
Her newfound insights, combined with her passion for education, led to the creation of her 8-to-Great life skills program for adults and curriculum for students.Â
Today she takes her message to CEOâ€™s for Fortune 500 companies, recovery centers, high schools, and college campuses and has trained more than 900 certified trainers of her 8-to-Great curriculum.
MK is the author of â€śTaking Care of Me: The Habits of Happinessâ€ť as well as her new book, "8 to Great: The Powerful Process for Positive Changeâ€ť, which won â€śBest Self Help Book of 2009â€ť by Readerâ€™s Favorite Awards.
High Way #1 is Get the Picture, and she gave examples of how â€śa belief is a thought you keep thinking until you feel it.â€ť MK also says that â€śDreams are B.I.G.: Bold, Innovative and Grand. With Dreams we ignore the where-when-who-how and only focus on what and why!â€ť She teaches that â€śif you can conceive it and then truly believe it, you will achieve it.â€ť
High Way #2 is Risk. She gave the students several examples of Risks that would be running to their dreams and several examples of Risks that would be running from their dreams. Risks running to a dream could be asking a teacher for help, trying out for the school play, getting a part-time job, or applying for a scholarship. Risks running from a dream could be not turning in a homework assignment, getting in trouble with a teacher, picking on another student, or doing something illegal.
High Way #3 is Full Responsibility. MK says that â€śthe opposite of full responsibility is when we live in BC which stands for Blaming and Complaining. Instead, we can move to AD, which stands for Acting and Dreaming.â€ť She teaches that we can either be part of the solution or part of the problem and it is our choice.
Tyler Wilson commented on the USembly; â€śMary Kay was very inspirational and taught life lessons in only 1.5 hours.â€ť
MK asked Don Cantrell to be in attendance at her USembly in order to interview him about his success. Don commented on MK Mueller, â€śThis seminar was one of the more interesting things that I have participated in. The students really came alive. They wanted to participate in the process that Mary Kay was teaching. I am really excited as well. I plan to attend one of the two day training sessions because these are skills that I need to learn. This program will make a difference in the lives of every person that goes through it.â€ť
If you would like to know more about Mary Muellerâ€™s â€ś8 to Great: The Powerful Process for Positive Changeâ€ť, you can give Mike Davis, Superintendent Anselmo-Merna Public School, a call on his cell phone 402-480-0404.