The NSLS News
Letter from the President
Dear NSLS Member,
Happy New Year!
On behalf of the National Office, I hope you had a relaxing holiday season with family and friends. This is a great time of year to not only pause and reflect on what you’ve accomplished in the past 12 months, but also to rejuvenate your mind and start 2019 with renewed vigor.
Many of you have likely already created New Year’s resolutions for yourselves. But as leaders, it’s also important to ask your team members (co-workers, classmates, family, or friends) what their resolutions are for 2019...and then help them stick to it!
Research indicates that around 80% of resolutions fail within two months, often because the goal is too large, or the results don’t come immediately. To combat this, whether for your own goals or while supporting your team members, it’s key to break your resolution down into smaller, attainable benchmarks. If your resolution is to be healthier or change careers, what can you do in January to put yourself on the right path?
It may be helpful for you to use the S.M.A.R.T. goal-setting method from your Success Networking Team (SNT) meetings. Remember to make your resolutions Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. The SNT group format is a great way to ensure your team members are being held accountable for their goals, and for them to do the same for you.
Here’s to a successful start to 2019!
The National Society of Leadership and Success
Continue Reading below in the Monthly Motivation section for more on getting your new year off on the right foot with proper goals.
Fall 2018 Scholarship Winners Announced!
Congratulations to the 54 NSLS members who received scholarships and awards in the Fall 2018 scholarship season! Check out the full list of winners here.
And a big thank you to all the members who took the time to apply--if you weren’t selected this time, the next application window is just more than a month away.
The Spring 2019 season will open on February 11, and the application deadline is 11:59 p.m. EST on April 5. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save More with NSLS Perks and Discounts
The National Society of Leadership and Success partners with specially selected organizations who offer NSLS members tools to help them on their path to success. Partners offer significant discounts only available to NSLS members as well as connections and resources to help members in their future careers, including access to internships and job opportunities. In addition, some of these partners provide financial support to the NSLS each time members take advantage of these discounted offers.
Inducted member earns prestigious NEPA award
Photo Credit: Rhode Island College
Audrianna Vito, an inducted member and NELA recipient from the Rhode Island College chapter, recently earned the Honorary Undergraduate Scholar Award from the New England Psychological Association. Vito was one of only five students throughout New England to earn the honor.
Award winners are distinguished for meeting high standards in academic performance, research, service work on campus and in the community, and for their serious interest in the field of psychology.
Click here for more on Audrianna.
Chapter at APSU inducts more than 300 members
Photo Credit: ClarksvilleNow.com
Congratulations to the new chapter at Austin Peay State University, which inducted more than 300 members in its first semester.
“Our high participation shows that our students are seeking out leadership opportunities,” Chapter Advisor Kelly Carpenter told ClarksvilleNow.com. “They are interested in developing themselves both leadership-wise and [are] success-oriented. They are coming to Austin Peay very driven. They are willing to do the extra work this requires.”
Read the full story here.
BMCC chapter inducts 200+ new members
Photo Credit: BMCC
The chapter at Borough of Manhattan Community College held its inaugural induction ceremony last month, with more than 200 members inducted.
"BMCC students have once again distinguished themselves by their academic achievements and leadership qualities, this time earning membership in the largest leadership honor society in the nation," said BMCC Vice President for Student Affairs Marva Craig. "I acknowledge our students for taking all the steps necessary to become the trailblazers on whose broad shoulders their student peers will stand. The ceremony gave their friends and families an opportunity to see them on the path to a bright future."
Click here to read more.
Why goal setting shouldn't just happen on New Year's Eve
By Lisa Evans
The countdown to the new year is on. It’s that time when we reflect upon the previous year and set big goals for the year ahead. Maybe you’ve already written down your goals, said them out loud to family and friends, or made a vision board.
While many of us start January 1 with great goals and plans for the year, around mid-February (or earlier), life gets in the way and all those amazing goals start to drift further and further away.
Click here to read more.
Our members are leading and inspiring individuals on their campuses and in their communities across the country every day, and we want to help tell those stories! Articles and other content for upcoming newsletters can be submitted anytime to email@example.com. Please include photos from your event, and let us know what you were doing, who participated, and how it impacted your members and community. So many chapters are making a difference every day. Keep up the good work!