How It Works

Skill Building Made Simple

ThinkBuildLive Success is comprised of three books that can be used individually or together as a progressive program. The material is rich enough to be taught as a stand-alone class, and flexible enough to be integrated into existing courses and offerings. With its uniquely motivational message and easy-to-follow, engaging format, the program walks students through steps that get them ready to meet life’s challenges—whether an upcoming exam, an unexpected personal set-back, or a daunting job interview.

Book One: Building a Foundation

Book One: Building a Foundation provides students with a strong base of concepts and skills on which to build. First, it helps them recognize that they innately have the qualities it takes to succeed. Then it provides educational, practical and personal resources, suggestions for organization, time-management and budgeting, and tools to assess and better utilize their particular talents, skills and learning styles. These tools, combined with tips for staying healthy, managing stress and envisioning a brighter future, all help to build a solid foundation for life.

Book Two: Becoming Self-Empowered

Book Two: Becoming Self-Empowered helps students recognize and take responsibility for the power of choice they have in all aspects of their lives. The book takes readers through a process of self-discovery and skill development, helping them to identify thought patterns, styles of communication, and modes of behavior influencing their lives, and to pinpoint their strengths and weaknesses. This awareness leads to constructive choices and positive changes—supported by techniques for self-motivation, assertive communication, and establishing goals that are both ambitious and achievable.

Book Three: Joining the Workforce

Book Three: Joining the Workforce helps students find the job that’s right for them. Techniques for conducting a targeted and organized job search are included, as well as tips for writing resumes and cover letters that highlight strengths and skills relevant to the job. Students practice effectively communicating their experience and talents in an interview, fielding tough questions, and coming across as a consummate professional. Also covered in depth are ways of maximizing their workplace potential and achieving continuing success on the job.

The TBLS Student Survival Guide is an invaluable resource for students, offering a comprehensive list of national organizations that provide information and assistance.  This supplement addresses issues that can be daily challenges for students, such as child care, transportation, housing, health care, social services and more. Ideas for inexpensive recreational activities are included here, too. A customized survival guide for your area can be created upon request.