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Student Success, Academic Success & Your GPA

The greatest misnomer is to think students’ GPA is indicative of their intelligence. Nothing is farther from the truth.

Some of the smartest people I know scored poorly on tests, not because these students weren’t smart, but because they were lazy and refused to study. Hence their grades were also low in keeping with their laziness and lack of focus.

Your GPA points to your focus and ability to stay on target, on point with your academic curriculum. Many intelligent people enjoy the challenge of an SAT, ACT or college entrance exam. These same intelligent students however often find school terribly boring and monotonous. This explains their high standardized test scores and low GPA.

You don’t always have to study to score high on a standardized test if you somewhat listen daily and attend class. Yet to earn a high GPA you have to turn in daily classwork, do your homework, and study for exams. These demands are rigorous and require ongoing focus, something many intelligent people don’t have.

Therefore your GPA reveals your level of focus, consistency, and intensity academically.

Paul F. Davis – worldwide speaker & life-changing author of 18 books including “Academic Success Secrets – Mental Strategies for Better Grades” and “New Teacher Success & Survival Secrets”

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Student Success Stories – Academic Success Secrets

If you have a compelling and telling story that you would like to share in Paul’s soon to be released book “Academic Success Secrets” kindly put it in an MS Word document and email it to Paul at RevivingNations@yahoo.com

In your email mention the document by name and agree to give Paul permission to edit and print it in his upcoming book. If Paul decides to use your submission, he will contact you beforehand to congratulate you and work with you on editing it before print.

Sincere thanks for taking the time to share your student success story and improve academic success throughout the world for every student.

www.PaulFDavis.com – worldwide speaker & author of 17 life-changing books

RevivingNations@yahoo.com

ps. Paul is usually traveling and writing. If he delays in replying to you this is why, or perhaps your email got directed to his spam inbox. Therefore after a week you might want to resend it if you have not heard back from him.

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What Do Google and Saddam Have in Common? What Can Google Learn from National Geographic?

Dr. Trita Parsi (President of National Iranian American Council) and Babak Talebi wrote on article on May 14, 2008 titled What Do Google and Saddam Have in Common? originally published in The Huffington Post worthy of our time and attention.

It seems Google has a funny way of doing business — one that involves muddying politics in the Middle East. In recent months, the organization has taken the unprecedented step to rename internationally recognized bodies of water. Google Earth has begun using the controversial term “Arabian Gulf” to the body of water traditionally and internationally identified as the “Persian Gulf.”

Much is in a name as a name reveals an intended purpose and ideological persuasion.

In the Middle East, nothing is just a name. The Hebrews name their children intentionally using names that carry meaning and invoke their desirable destiny for each child.  With more than 180,000 US troops in this unstable region, being oblivious to the politics of geographical renaming is dangerous.

Historically, the accuracy of the term Persian Gulf is undisputed. Several legal documents from the United Nations as well as the United States Board of Geographic Names confirm the legitimacy of the term, as do millennia of classical history. For example, the ancient Greeks called the Persian Gulf, “Sinus Persicus,” the Romans called it “Mare Persicum,” and the Arabs called it, “Bahr al-Farsia.”

The political campaign to change the name Persian Gulf to the “Arabian Gulf” began approximately 50 years ago, as part of a pan-Arab strategy aimed at diminishing the status of non-Arab influences in the Middle East, including that of Iran and Israel.

It is a term whose very purpose has been to create divisions in an already divided region. Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser used it to rally the Arab masses against Israel and Iran. A decade later, Saddam Hussein used it to mobilize the Arabs in the war against Iran. Today, the term is frequently used by radicals and militants in the Middle East — again, with the aim to create divisions and fuel conflict.

Google now has the dubious distinction of joining Nasser and Saddam Hussein in this political campaign.

In February 2008, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) sent a letter to Google’s CEO, Dr. Eric E. Schmidt, to explain the political background of the term and request that Google refrain from entering into the politics of geographical renaming and let the Persian Gulf remain the Persian Gulf.

More than three months later, Google has yet to formally respond to NIAC’s letter. In fact, the closest response NIAC has received is an ambiguous April 8 blog post on Google’s Public Policy Blog: “As the publishers of a geographic reference tool, we believe that Google should not choose sides in international geopolitical disputes. For this reason, we’ve chosen to implement a uniform policy of “Primary Local Usage.”
But what exactly is “Primary Local Usage”? And what is Google’ threshold of measurement?

Google defines its current policy of primary local usage as a combination of three separate markers (primacy, commonality, and locality) that they believe help Google avoid choosing “sides in international geopolitical disputes.”

According to a post on their public policy blog, the primacy marker means that out of each possible name only the most common name(s) for each body of water will be used. As for the commonality or the frequency of its use, a name must be widespread and not subject to arbitrary government renaming. Their final qualifier is the input of the neighboring nations that have a “stake” in the body of water; meaning that the deciding factor will be that neighboring nations all have input in potential names.

Although Google claims that this method allows for an “optimal combination of neutrality, objectivity, and legitimacy,” this unusual and uncharacteristically amorphous standard counteracts any “sensitivity” Google had hoped to convey.

In fact, it makes Google the very political tool it claims it seeks to avoid becoming.

In defense of its methods, Google has said that its safeguards will prevent a ruler from naming “the Pacific Ocean after her mother,” by requiring any potential name be commonly accepted by the general populace. Contrary to Google’s purported intentions, however, this policy actually opens the door for politically motivated geographical renaming.

By bypassing traditional academic sources, Google has turned itself into an enabler of those who would use name disputes to fuel conflict.

Had Google Earth existed in 1980 when Saddam Hussein first attempted to use the label “Arabian Gulf” as a way to rally support for invading Iran, it would have embraced the Iraqi dictator’s policy. By Google’s standards, Hussein’s arbitrary renaming would be (and is) a justifiable manipulation of geographical naming for political and divisive goals.

In fall 2004, the National Geographic Society (NGS) made a similar misstep by using the term Arabian Gulf for the Persian Gulf; but after a campaign led by the National Iranian American Council, the NGS recognized the folly of getting involved in the politics of geographical renaming and corrected their mistake in their 8th Edition maps.

Google could learn a thing or two from the NGS’s sensibility.

http://www.niacouncil.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1116&Itemid=2

International speaker and author of United States of Arrogance Paul F Davis interviewed Dr. Trita Parsi at the National Iranian American Council headquarters in 2008 discussing for an-hour-and-a-half foreign policy in the Middle East and most importantly between the U.S. and Iran. That video can be obtained by writing RevivingNations@yahoo.com (or) gmail.com

http://www.PaulFDavis.com

Paul F. Davis is a world-changing leadership & diversity speaker who has touched over 50 countries & 6 continents building bridges cross-culturally and empowering people throughout the earth to live their dreams!

Paul is the author of 14 books. Paul has appeared on numerous internationally broadcast radio shows from Oprah & Friends to Fox News Radio to talk about conflict resolution, peacemaking, foreign policy, and diplomacy. Playboy Radio host Tiffany Granath calls Paul an “awesome” relational coach and recommends his books on love, dating, and sexuality.

Academically outstanding Davis was trained in transformative mediation & conflict resolution (Hofstra Law School); strategic negotiations (Harvard Business School & U. of Washington); advanced interrogation (Reid & Associates founders of the polygraph); and NLP & Life Coaching (NLP & Coaching Institute of California).

Paul humorously and elegantly transforms individuals and organizations.

Paul’s organization Dream-Maker Inc. builds dreams, transcends limitations, & reconciles nations.

Paul worked at Ground Zero in NYC during 9/11; helped rebuild a home at the tsunami epicenter; comforted victims of genocide in Rwanda; spoke to leaders in East Timor during the war; inspired students & monks in Myanmar; promoted peace & reconciliation in Pakistan; and has been so deep into the bush of rural Africa where villagers had never before seen a white man.

Paul empowers people to love passionately and live fearlessly.

http://www.PaulFDavis.com

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Church Communications Director, Overseas Missions, Campus Pastor – Available for Employment

Please kindly consider me for the following positions in order of my preference, after which below I shall state my credentials and experience.
1. Communications Coordinator
2. Love Works: Director of Overseas Missions
3. Care Ministry: Pastoral Assistant
4. Campus Pastor

1. Communications Coordinator

As your Communications Coordinator I can write compelling print and web material, do press releases, and market your church & ministries with savvy skill in a relevant way to have a phenomenal impact.  I can also transcribe your sermons and put them in book form for sale & distribution.

My most recent book is a 200 page Christian response to Oprah & Eckhart Tolle‘s “New Earth” – http://paulfdavis.com/booksvideos.htm

I am a skilled writer of nearly 800 articles which have been printed in many nationally recognized publications and also circulate throughout the web.  Among the 14 books I have written and published thus far, 2 have been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

My press releases have received national and international attention.
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/11/prweb565991.htm

http://www.prweb.com/releases/Virginia_Tech/tragedy_shooting/prweb519738.htm

The fact I as an author by reason of my own publicity efforts have been able singlehandedly to be interviewed three times on Oprah & Friends, Fox News Radio, and Playboy Radio attests to my ability to gain free publicity with the media.

2. Love Works: Director of Operations
As a worldwide minister I have served overseas in some of the most impoverished and war-torn regions throughout the earth.

I worked at Ground Zero in NYC during the first week of 9/11; helped rebuild a home at the tsunami epicenter; comforted victims of genocide in Rwanda; spoke to leaders in East Timor during the war; inspired students & monks in Myanmar; promoted peace & reconciliation in Pakistan; and have been so deep into the bush of rural Africa where villagers had never before seen a white man.

I have touched over 50 countries, more than 50 islands, and 6 continents thus far with my young life at the age of 38.

Because I was born in Orlando, I have a heart for my own city locally and have served in prison ministry both at 33rd Street Jail off 1-4 and the Corrections Facility on Kaley for inmates preparing to return to the real world. I have a good relationship with Chaplain Ken Odom of Good News Prison Ministries.

I have also done local outreach in the inner city of Orlando and door-to-door evangelism bringing many souls to Christ.

Although I am not a skilled construction worker, I did grow up under my father who is a contractor and worked me quite hard throughout my childhood in this regard. I’m not afraid to get dirty, but admittedly possess stronger gifts in organizing overseas trips, leading missions teams, casting vision, developing young ministers, and speaking.

As a humanitarian and activist I am deeply passionate about human rights and have produced documentary films on the sex slave trade in Indonesia and the world’s largest Muslim populace.

3. Care Ministry: Pastoral Assistant

By reason of passing through several trials and valleys in my own life, I personally understand the importance of Pastoral Care to strengthen the body of Christ and make mature disciples of newborn babes in the faith.  I firmly believe we as ministers often cannot heal what we ourselves do not feel. Therefore allow me below to state my personal history to give you some insight into my heart and passion.

My mother was a drug addict and alcoholic, I struggled getting along with my step-mother during my youth, and was raised by my maternal grandparents. My grandfather a retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel taught me discipline and the importance of serving God and country. My father nurtured me and instilled in me a strong work ethic, while imparting to me athleticism and a love for baseball. Both my father and grandfather have a wonderful sense of humor which enabled me to be resilient through all my many life’s struggles. Hence I was voted “the funniest” in my high-school class.

Upon coming to Christ while attending UCF at the age of 20, I was instantly turned on and zealous for God after being led to the Lord by a Marine whom I jogged with in the mornings. Yet years later after many years serving on the mission field abroad, struggles did continue as after 5 years of marriage, my ex-wife had an affair with a Muslim and broke my heart.

Out of my personal pain and mess, I wrote Breakthrough For a Broken Heart and Adultery 101, which mended me within and allowed me to process my personal pain. The process of restoration has been life-changing as God has birthed in me a new tenderness, sensitivity, and greater depth of self-awareness.

Miraculously, like Job of old, God has given me double for my trouble and added a lovely wife from Canada to my life (see Job 42:10). Grace, mercy, tenderness, patience, and long-suffering; all of these have been vital characteristics afforded me by the blessed Holy Spirit as I have grown in my manhood along my journey in Christ.

As I continue to grow in His Lordship and patiently afford my brothers and sisters the same opportunity, I find that unconditional love and acceptance melts every hard heart and opens the door of grace for the Holy Spirit to do His work upon people.

That being said I feel I am well equipped to comfort, exhort, and equip the body of Christ as a Pastoral Care Assistant.

4. Campus Pastor

I don’t know much about “Flip Kids”, but my experience with serving in nursery ministry during Bible College and leading children’s church has taught me a lot. Since the future of the church and nation is in our youth, attending to them wholeheartedly and earnestly is vital to ensure our ongoing success and relevance in the community. Truly there can be no success without a successor.  Therefore it would be an honor to serve and be “faithful with little” ones to whom the Lord has entrusted us.

I served at Youth Pastor and English Pastor at Bread of Life Chinese Church (Oviedo, FL) for 3 years, during which time I also led a small campus ministry called Rgeneration at UCF.

My professional resume is attached for your review, along with my website below.  Please note my resume does not cite my ministry experience or credentials, as when I formed it I did so merely seeking professional employment. As for references they can be sent and attached upon request.

Thank you for taking the time to read this far and learn a bit about me, while prayerfully considering my qualifications and credentials alongside of your employment opportunities.

Wishing all the blessings of heaven and earth.

Paul F Davis
www.PaulFDavis.com
(407) 284-1705
(407) 967-7553

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