Preparar para el Progreso (Prepare for Progress)!
Ready, Set, Go!
(7 more P's: Proper Prior Planning Prevents Pretty Poor Performance!)
It's time to get started at building a better life and achieving success. Empower yourself. See the Take Charge page for more thoughts on getting started! Moving forward, important steps to get something done, to achieve something, and to make some progress, include:
PRIORITIZE: What things are important to you? What things are not so important to you right now? What are your ongoing responsibilities? What are you thinking about doing? What is your vision for your future?
SET GOALS: What do I want to accomplish? What do I want to get done? What should I strive for? What do I want to achieve? Why do I need to do this--for myself, God, my family, my community, my country, for all of these?
PLAN: How can I achieve this goal? How can I get there? What do I need to do? What are the steps to my success? How can I balance this along with my other responsibilities? Where can I get help? What skills, training, education, & experience do I need? How long will it take? What is my next goal after I achieve this one?
ATTITUDE: Stay positive. Have a "can do" attitude. You can do this. List the reasons why you can do this, not the reasons why you can't do this. Be enthusiastic & excited!
FOCUS, FOCUS, FOCUS: Stay focused on your goals. Keep your goals on your agenda. Stay organized. Try not to waste time. Follow through on your plan. If you leave your path, you can turn around and get right back on your path. Get back at it. Never give up. Keep your eyes on the prize. It's all up to you!
How can I help other Latinos?
It's time to become a VOLUNTEER!
"I have a decent job, career, or business. I also provide a supportive and positive family life. What else can I do?"
You can get involved in the community. You can be a VOLUNTEER!
The Latino community needs people of action, good role models, and good leaders to help bring more of us to the next level!
"I'm already too busy." Maybe not. The old saying of "if you want to get something done, ask a busy person" applies here.
Organizations like Scouting's Impacto Latino program need more good volunteer leaders. They even will train you. You can either work with youth or work with other adult volunteers. Plus, you'll be networking and building relationships with other Latino and non-Latino volunteers, gaining useful skills and experience, and learning more about how to plan, organize, and lead.
Many other organizations in the community provide similar volunteer opportunities. You can help out in a lot of places at many different levels and with varying time commitments: possibly schools, church, hospitals, great organizations like the Red Cross, Junior Achievement, YMCA & YWCA, etc.
If you'd like to suggest other volunteer opportunities, contact us!
Thank you for volunteering and becoming a leader in the Latino community. Gracias!
Latinos looking for a bright future; want better jobs!
I better start looking!
Where have all the good jobs gone?
There are some out there. Keep looking, and think ahead.
Maybe you have a job now that doesn't pay the best, but you're getting some good experience. You might be able to get a promotion if you keep doing well there, and start to climb the corporate ladder. You may be able to use your current job as a stepping stone, too, that will lead you to a better position somewhere else with more responsibility.
Or, maybe you can use all of your knowledge, skills, and experience to become an entrepreneur by building a new business, and eventually even hiring some folks in good-paying jobs that you created!
Whatever you decide, just continue to make progress!
And, there's nothing wrong with setting your sights high, doing some dreaming and brainstorming, and planning to go for it!
Visit our Resources pages for links to some useful jobs related websites.
Dream of Home Ownership near Top of List!
For Latinos and others, the dream of home ownership is right up there with having a great family life, a good job, and planning for your children's future!
This might be the time for you to take a look at what it would take for you to buy a house. Home mortgage rates are low and it's a buyer's market right now in real estate.
You can do a lot of web surfing and research on the topic of home ownership, find out how it works & what it takes, and go from there. Our Resources page has a couple useful links on this topic!
Viejos y Viejas:
How do kids get prepared?
Scouting... Prepare for Life!
Besides having a supportive and positive home and family life and working hard at school, youth should participate in Scouting. Latino Alliance knows of no better way than Scouting to help prepare youth to be productive and successful adults!
Kids have a lot of fun while experiencing a ton of great things that help prepare them for life. See our Resources page for more on Scouting. It's extremely worthwhile. Vale la pena!
PS: Scouting is a constructive and positive alternative to too much TV and video games, plus it does not glorify poor behavior like sometimes seen in the media & heard in music!
R U on the road to success?
See our Resource pages!
Ideas, opportunities, & help on education & training, careers, and much more.
See our Resources pages!
"FOCUS, FOCUS, FOCUS: Stay focused on your goals."
"Stay positive. Have a can-do attitude."