10 Commandments of Working Hard And Working Smart In Court Reporting School
I'm putting the final touches on my 2nd speech to the court reporting students at Cerritos Community College.
You can read my first visit to Cerritos Court Reporting here.
The jist of what I'm speaking about is that there is a very simple way to become a court reporter. It's not easy but it is simple! I specifically drive home the points that there is no easy way. But through hard work and working smart, the path is simple. It's so easy to get bogged down in life and let progress falter. I think the reason it's important to finish court reporting school is… so that court reporting school doesn't finish you.
But how do you know if you're working hard and smart or not? How do you measure that in practical, real terms? I've created my 10 Commandments of Working Hard & Working Smart in Court Reporting School.
Commandment No. 1 - Thou shalt attend school everyday.
Commandment No. 2 - Thou shalt type every test.
Commandment No. 3 - Thou shalt read your notes.
Commandment No. 4 - Thou shalt analyze your errors and fix them.
Commandment No. 5 - Thou shalt review one lesson of theory daily.
Commandment No. 6 - Thou shalt practice at home even on weekends.
Commandment No. 7 - Thou shalt be accountable to another person to keep you on track.
Commandment No. 8 - Thou shalt mentor someone in a lower speed.
Commandment No. 9 - Thou shalt remove any and all unnecessary distractions from your life.
Commandment No. 10 - Thou shalt keep a positive attitude and avoid any and all negativity.
If you are not doing any one of these 10 Commandments - I'll just be honest - you're in trouble.
Tuesday, May 06, 2008