Teens Motivating Teens: The Return

It’s been a while guys. Half a year? A whole year? Time comes and goes too fast.

I’ll get right to the point. The reason why I took an extended hiatus was because I didn’t feel motivated. I needed time to rest and remember why I love helping others and motivating people.

A question that I asked myself was:

How could I pass on motivation to you guys without being motivated first?

The six months gave me a lot of time to rest, focus on myself and reflect on my true values. I’m coming out clean and I’m going to start taking a much more real approach.

The truth is, nobody can be completely 100% motivated or 100% happy all the time. True motivation comes from getting the most out of your current mental and physical state- that is my new definition of true motivation.

During my break, I tried opening up to blog about my “down” or low parts of my life but it didn’t feel right. I thought to myself

My readers are expecting me to be always motivated and to brighten up their day. I owe it to them to give the very best and most motivated version of me.

I have come to realize that it is not possible. Starting from now, I will write blog posts not only about my happiest times, but also about my low moments.

I will not pretend to be some “guru” like other YouTubers or bloggers.

Teens  Motivating Teens is meant to give a deep insight on motivation for teenagers. A big part of being a teenager is the mood swings, depression, feeling down.

Starting from now, this is the real me.

My mood for the day? I’m feeling content with my life nothing extremely special.

Jordan (Aka) Just A Kid with Big Dreams

I am happy to give you my sincere advice on any problems you may have. Please do not hesitate to look at the tab on the top right to submit. 

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Teens motivating teens: Rainy days build character

The past week for me has been terribly difficult. The end of January marks the start of rugby season and end of basketball season. Unfortunately, this means I’m playing two sports at the same time. My schedule consists of going to school and leaving for home at 8pm. Most days it feels like work. It feels like a 12 hour workday. Last Friday I felt like taking a pause on my rugby team. Its extremely mentally and physically tiring to exert your full physical capacity for 5 hours a day.

When you’re uncomfortable, that’s when you grow as a person.

Character is build when you’re uncomfortable. In life there will be days where you won’t want to keep moving forward. It was pouring rain and very windy.

My motivation was seeing each one of my teammates diligently put on their warmest practice jerseys and thickest socks. While many of us will never become professional sports players. We understand that these tough experiences will helps us grow as a team and as individuals. Tough times teach us to be determined, tenacious, it give us a sense of accountability and responsibility.

It’s really hard to learn when you’re comfortable. Reach outside your comfort zone and you’ll improve in ways you’ve never imagined.

Thanks so much for reading! I know I haven’t been posting very frequently lately, but that’ll change when basketball season’s over for me! I owe a lot of people advice as well. I’ll get to that haha.

If you want my advice or have any comments, suggestions or feedback go to the tab above at “Questions? Comments? Feedback?”. I read everything you guys send me!

Happy weekend 🙂motivational-quotes-64

Weekly teen motivation: Work Hard in Silence

So I know I’ve been talking a lot about following your dreams and doing what you love to do. Many people have emailed me saying that their parents will never approve or their friends will find them crazy. Today when my mom picked me up from school she seemed to be in bad mood, here’s how it went.

“Jordan what do you want to learn in university”

“Uh, not sure yet. Something to do with business I think”

“I think you should do science. You’ll be happier that way.”

We then proceeded to have an argument. I definitely never wanted to do science. Although I always got good grades in science class, I had never enjoyed science at all. I worked at the class to make sure my parents were happy with me.

None of my family members support my firm decision to get into business. Often, I feel lonely. It feels like nobody understands me. Sometimes even my friends call me crazy when I tell them of my amazing plans or dreams for the future. I’ll be honest, sometimes I feel like giving in.

On your path to success, you will be lonely. There will be times when you’re up until 2AM thinking of the next step and continuously working hard while everyone else is asleep. You might wake up at 5 AM everyday to continue working. You’ll be alone, nobody will ever really understand you.

Work hard in silence. Let the success make the noise.

Keep working hard, don’t let other people sway your dreams. The only person that truly knows how passionate you are at your craft is yourself. Prove it to yourself everyday that you are passionate. You will succeed.

If you’re like me and have huge dreams I’ll leave you with a quote:

I have chosen to be a wolf. How about you?

Thanks so much for reading :). If you guys have any questionsfor me or feedback feel free to email me @jordanhelpsteens@gmail.com I try to respond to all your emails :). Or go to the tab above “Questions?, Comments?, Feedback?”.

Teen advice column: DE’s relationship issues

Hey Jordan, really like the blog. My boyfriend broke up with me three weeks ago and I’m super sad about it. It was really sudden and we had been dating for a year and a half prior. Can you help me get over him because I’ve been having random breakdowns thinking about him ever since and I have confidence issues now. Thanks so much, DE

Hey DE.

I can definetly relate to your situation right now. You feel really down on yourself, think about all the things you should’ve done, etc. The key for the first few weeks is to just get away and distract yourself. 

The time that you have now is YOU time. It’s time to work on yourself, maybe you’ve wanted to try something new, explore a new place. You don’t need someone with you to do all those things. You have so much more time now to improve yourself instead of focusing on another person. Be happy with who you are.

If you ever feel alone, just hang out with your other friends. What I did was just hung out with a lot of my friends that were girls. It was my way to get my mind off of things, maybe you realize you didn’t really enjoy their company but just the company of somebody to be with you all the time.

If you miss him do not try to contact him or try and remind yourself of him. If you haven’t already done so, get rid of all things that would remind you of him. Including pictures, gifts, texts and phone numbers. You will feel really sad at the moment but eventually you’ll forget about him.

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It’s your turn now. Be happy! Be free! Explore your limits!

Make YOURSELF a happier person!

Thanks so much for reading. If you guys want to contact me, you guys can email me at jordanhelpsteens@gmail.com or go to the tab above ” Questions,Comments,Feedback”. You can ask me for advice or encourage me a little 🙂

Have a happy wednesday

Weekly teen motivation: Be remembered for giving back

A week ago my school’s gym office’s were flooded. I had the responsibility of throwing the old trophy’s out.

And then I realized:

I could have my name on every trophy in my school. I’d still be forgotten after five years.

I have been athlete of the year two years in a row. Nobody will remember me when I’m graduated though. I can only leave my legacy behind by giving back.

A good example of this is my current basketball coach, when he was attending highschool he won all the athletic awards and received a full paid scholarship to the most prestigious school in our Canada. Whenever he comes back to our school though, nobody knows who he is.

The only people that remember him though, are the people that he has given back to. 

He comes back every Friday to organize the library, coaches not only my basketball team but my rugby team. He also helps tutor kids during the weekend.

Nobody remembers the way he scored the game winning three pointer for the win. The color of tie that he wore to the award ceremony or even his valedictorian speech.

The people that remember him are the ones he has given back to. The players he’s coached, teachers he’s helped and students he’s tutored. They remember how great of a guy he was not because of his awards but because of how he has improved the lives of everyone around him. He gave back to the community that made him a great person.

Be remembered because of the way you genuinely have given back. Don’t hold back on the journey to greatness to give back to everyone who’s made you who you are. Make personal goals to help others, inspire everyone and raise the bar for your community.

If you have any questions for me or want advice please email me at jordanhelpsteens@gmail.com or the tab above “Questions?, Comments?, Feedback”.

Are there people in your life that inspire you by giving back? Tell me your story or even email me a picture of the person. You might be featured on the next blog post!

Teens motivating teens life update: Follow your OWN dreams

Hey teens!

I came up with the idea of this article today in science class.

You see, I’ve never been bad at school. Quite the opposite to be honest. When I was younger, my family taught me that grades were the keys to success.

For some people, school will be the key to your happiness and success. Not for mine though.

I’ve said this many times before but if you don’t love what you’re doing in school, make sure to work on something you love after school. My passion lies in the business world. Growing up in a very conservative and academic focused family can be very hard for me.

It’s what I want to do though those are MY dreams.

I know my parents want me to become a doctor, it’s always been their perfect plan for me. I cannot imagine myself spending time in a hospital though. I can’t.

I’m not telling you guys to drop everything you don’t enjoy and go for your passion. School work is only the basics to what you want to achieve in the future.

I still go to school from 8-3 everyday, finish up my homework.

What I do after though is what makes me want to wake up every morning. I get on my blog, share a story and then I immerse myself into my passion.

Find what you’re passionate about! If you haven’t found it you aren’t exploring enough.

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Thanks so much for reading! If you guys have any questions please email me at : jordanhelpsteen@gmail.com or go to the tab above “Questions, Comments, Feedback”

Share with me what YOUR passion is! Maybe even send me some pictures 😀 I’d love to know !