Dr. Lisa Boesky discusses this with Donny Deutsch on CNBC

1) Decide if You Need to Reinvent Yourself. WHO Gave You the Label?

Was it the “popular” kids who called you a nerd? The rich kids who called you a “loser?” A

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doctor who diagnosed you with ADHD after a five minute interview? If they had no clue who you really were, why put so much stock in their opinion?

If your label has some validity and you WANT to re-invent yourself……

2) Write Down 4 Positive Aspects of Someone with Your Label

–If you have Dyslexia, reading and writing may be a struggle—but you are likely creative, think out of the box, and are great at oral presentations.

–If you have ADHD, you may be hyper and distractible—which means you have a lot of energy, can multi-task, and likely think much faster than most.

–If you were the “poor kid from the wrong side of the tracks”—you are probably resourceful, self-reliant, not paralyzed by setbacks, and confident in your ability to survive anything.

What better traits for CEOs, Inventors, and anyone who wants to succeed?

3) List How the Positive Aspects of Your Label Can Help You Reach Your Dream

If you were labeled a “nerd,” think about how your intelligence, ability to prioritize, good study skills, research abilities, and not wasting time/energy on partying can help you develop that product you’ve got in your head or take your business to the next level.

4) Take 3 Actions Putting Your Positive Traits In Motion

Make a prototype. Research similar products. Call some distributors. Get a patent.

Actions are critical to convince everyone you are MORE than your label. And to convince yourself!

5) Evaluate How Your “Re-Invention” is Working for You

You may have gotten a “real job”—but you are bored out of your mind.

You may have the money and success you wanted, but now there is no time for your family.

You may be seen as hip and cool, but your old friends no longer want to hang out with you.

The goal is to take your strengths and channel them into an area you are passionate about to increase your happiness, productivity and success. Not just get a new label.

Note: A study of CEOs found 30% had Dyslexia. Great leaders like Charles Schwab, Richard Branson, and Ted Turner were diagnosed with Dyslexia. The CEO of JetBlue, James Carville, Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps have ADHD. They did not let labels hold them back—and neither should you!

FRIDAY, July 11 (HealthDay News) — The teen birth rate is up for the first time in 15 years, and homicides among teens are up for the first time in 12 years, a new government report finds.

Pregnant Teens

Pregnant Teens

Dr. Lisa Boesky, clinical psychologist and national speaker recently appeared on CBS’ The Early Show to discuss this phenomenon brought to the mainstream media because of the pregnancy pact among teens in Massachusetts

On the plus side, there has been a drop in childhood deaths from injuries, and fewer eighth graders are smoking, according to the report, put out by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics.

The proportion of Asian and Hispanic children in the population has increased, which reflects the growing diversity among individuals of all ages across the country.

A particularly disturbing trend was the increase in Homicides committed by teenagers– up for the first time since the early 1990’s.

Other risky behaviors, such as alcohol and drug use did not increase or decrease. Read More..

Dr. Lisa Boesky, Guest Expert on Fox News this morning discussing the biggest hit online today! Katy Perry – “I Kissed a Girl” Video the hottest songs on iTunes!  Dr Lisa discusses this on Fox News

Today’s girls are upping the ante in vying for attention from their male counterparts. Being pretty, smart, or having a good personality doesn’t get a boy’s eye when the girls next to you are kissing each other!

This song isn’t talking about being a lesbian, she’s got a boyfriend and is just “experimenting.” Katy sings about liking the taste of “cherry Chapstick” and “hoping her boyfriend doesn’t mind.”

Dr. Lisa discussed this new trend in teenage girls kissing each other and the change Katy Perry made from being a Christian singer to a new pop princess with controversial lyrics.

Dr. Lisa who was interviewed today on CNN Headline News about a new Nintendo Wii video game titled “Beer Pong” in which players toss ping pong balls into cups that are filled with beer.

The Entertainment Software Rating Board rated the game “T” for for TEENS, which outraged Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal. Beer Pong appears to be one in a series of video versions of Frat Party Games.

Due to public complaints, the game developers said they changed the name of the video game to “Pong Toss” and removed all references to alcohol.

Dr. Lisa appeared on the show and the Attorney General of Connecticut joined the conversation by phone—both were questioned about the effects playing this type of video game will have on young teens.

Dr. Lisa explained that “Although playing Beer Pong is not likely to cause a teen to start binge-drinking, it does portray alcohol in a fun and game-like atmosphere, which is dangerous to young people today.”

She talked about the Video Game Ratings Board and the subtle things they may be missing when they approve video games for teens: alcohol, scantily clad women, subtle violence, etc.

Dr. Lisa went beyond discussing this specific video game to the epidemic of “binge drinking” among teens and college-aged students and the danger of any activities that associate binge-drinking with fun.

Dr. Lisa also discussed data showing many underage drinkers obtain alcohol from an adult—sometimes even their parents! College students are at even higher risk, with little to no parental supervision……

Today in the Chicago Tribune a story about another college student who dies of an alcohol overdose, he was 19.

And another just this year in Boston University . He was 18 years old, the alcohol was provided by his fraternity brothers, who were subsequently charged with supplying alcohol to a minor- themselves included. All of the students, fraternity brothers and friends were 18 and 19 years old and now one dead.

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