How to pass exams – Part 17 – Join in the opportunity to serve and see your job prospects rise!
Over the summer and in the holidays what are you going to do which isn’t all about you, but is about serving others too?
Simon Glass is a former pupil of Allerton High School in Leeds and up and coming film-maker, but how did he get into it?
“I went on loads of work experience trips during the summer, I didn‘t get paid but I got to work on some short films and through that I met a famous Oscar winning film director called Anthony Minghella and I went to work for his company.”
Simon went to serve for free but it also helped him to get the next step on the ladder.
He gave his time away and look how that helped him too!
I don’t fully understand it, but it seems to work.
[ Based on years of research you can read more about Lee’s work at http://leejackson.org/education/howtoenjoyandsucceedatschoolandcollege – How to pass exams ]
This is me on a clean-up day – three or four times a year youth groups from around Leeds hire a few skips and go to the toughest parts of our city, we clean up a few streets and serve the area, it’s great messy fun.
We don’t get anything for it, there’s no newspaper coverage, we just change a street for the day.
No-one talks to us at first but gradually people come out of their houses and talk to us, we put sofas in skips and pick up all sorts of unmentionable rubbish!
Because I believe that serving people makes us better humans, and that helps us to be the best we can be.
Who can you serve this week, in and out of school?
More to come…
This an excerpt from Top UK motivational School Speaker Lee Jackson’s book “How To Enjoy And Succeed At School And College” Available in paperback and on Kindle (for only £1.99 during pre-exam time) here now.