Updated: Feb 22, 2022
Our purpose is to cultivate R.O.C.K.S.T.A.R. educators and students by breaking through overwhelm, burnout, anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts with our R.O.C.K.S.T.A.R. method of experiential Social Emotional Learning (SEL).
O = OWNERSHIP
Table of Contents:
Pillars of The R.O.C.K.S.T.A.R. Path to Social Emotional Learning
*It is important to understand that the success of each building block fully depends on the cultivation of the other pillars.
WHAT OUR DEFINITION OF OWNERSHIP IS:
Ownership is acknowledging, accepting, and taking control of all of you - strengths, weaknesses, behaviors, actions, fears, traumas, emotions, and past.
WHY OWNERSHIP IS SO IMPORTANT:
Ownership puts you in charge of your life. Only when you jump in the driver's seat can you take control of the direction of your existence. Not only does it bring healing, but it also builds self-confidence and creates great leaders. In turn, it fosters collaboration, trust, healthy relationships, and conflict resolution.
In addition, successful people embrace exactly which attributes contribute to their success, which ones still need to be developed, and which ones they need to avoid.
Let’s dive deeper:
Character Strengths and Weaknesses
Owning your strengths will instantly boost your confidence. Walking boldly in those strengths will quickly lead to growth, strong relationships, and success.
Owning your weaknesses is equally important for your confidence and growth. Trying to hide your flaws leads to insecurity, fear, and causes others not to like or trust you.
Actions, Behaviors, and Consequences
Acknowledging that all actions have consequences, you are able to see the role your behaviors play in any situation.
Understanding that you own the results of your behavior will change your paradigm regarding how you act and how you react to any situation.
Fear, Trauma, Pain, and Emotions
Acknowledging and accepting life’s events allows a quicker resolve in your healing.
Understanding that pain is pain and that suffering is a choice, you can choose how to respond to the trauma.
Owning the pain takes the power away from the source of that pain, which creates confidence, purpose, and impact.
WHERE OWNERSHIP FITS INTO YOUR PERSONAL BRAND:
Your personal brand is YOU! It is everything that makes you who you are and how others experience you.
Here's the thing, most people never experience the real YOU because it's buried behind insecurities, fears, traumas, anxiety, overwhelm, and lack of self-awareness and self-development. With strong self-awareness, you will be able to cultivate and define your own brand and control how others see and respond to you.
You can only powerfully control your personal brand by acknowledging and owning everything about yourself- the good, the bad, and the ugly.
No blaming, no finger-pointing, no avoiding responsibility, but also no denying all the amazing things about yourself. It takes a great deal of vulnerability and strength to be honest with yourself and to show it all to the world. The reward is that it creates trust and draws people to you. You will be able to control your own destiny.
After 20 years of creating celebrity personal brands using social and emotional intelligence as the foundation, Jonathan George joined forces with Shylla Webb to create one of the most innovative deliveries of SEL. Jonathan has built the brands for some of the biggest young names in Hollywood who have over 150 million online followers. Shylla is a 23-year education veteran and SEL creative.
The techniques of personal branding and the R.O.C.K.S.T.A.R method of Social Emotional learning together forge a unique and ground-breaking formula that is a game-changer in the effectiveness of social and emotional learning in education.
HOW TO DEVELOP OWNERSHIP:
Taking ownership is not a basic human trait. To take control of your life, either as an educator or a student, it is essential that you develop self-awareness, vulnerability, and responsibility.
Without training and guidance, our natural responses range from confusion, anger, insecurity, and fear to the inability to relate to our own state of mind and the unwillingness to accept responsibility for our own actions. That stumps self-betterment and prevents us from evolving into our personal best.
Here are our four building blocks to help you own all of you:
Discover your character strengths and how they help you to maneuver powerfully through issues
Identify your weaknesses and fully embrace them while using your strengths to overcome them
Understand what causes you to behave or react in a certain way and what changes need to be made
Name your fears, traumas, pains, and emotions so that you can begin to tame them
Identify the problem
Identify your part in the problem
Identify how your choices and actions affect you
Identify how your choices and actions affect others
Identify what control did/do you have
Admit and embrace all of you- the good, the bad, the ugly
Realize that you are perfectly imperfect
Know that accepting doesn’t mean that you stay the same
Choose to own rather than be owned by our past circumstances
Designate someone you trust to keep you on track
*A professional should work with trauma patients to help them work through their circumstances. However, these tools are very beneficial to help with common, day-to-day issues.
TOOLS TO IMPLEMENT OWNERSHIP:
We believe taking ownership of your actions is the key to a happy and healthy culture on campus for educators and students. We also know that making the learning process fun and experiential creates better results. That is why, in our Rock My Campus Professional Development Rockshops and Student Rockshops, we approach ownership in a fun and interactive way.
We dive deep into:
Emotional Response Systems
Critical Problem Solving
Reticular Activating System - RAS
Stress Response Cycle
Phases of Mindset
We have created a Problem-Solving (Taking Ownership) Worksheet that is super powerful!
LET’S ROCK YOUR CAMPUS!
Our mission is to inspire, empower, and equip educators with the Social Emotional Learning tools they need to not only help themselves but also confidently
lead students through the current mental health crisis.
We effectively achieve evidence-based and experiential SEL through our eight pillar R.O.C.K.S.T.A.R. method, which creates quick and powerful results.