Success StoriesEducator Testimonials- Using AchieveIT360's Programs
Victory High School, AZ (2014-present)
Student Testimonials with Home Study Programs
Home-Schooled: She focused her learning on self-development with the assistance of her father Ryan O’Neill and using material from all the greatest motivational and success coaches the world has to offer. Continuing to sculpture her mind into such focus and holding great visions of where she wishes to go in life, Tammy feels that she has already far surpassed what she could have achieved from a normal school life. She fully appreciates that education is important via school but feel it does not focus enough on the desires of the pupil and is not flexible enough to help everyone follow their dreams.
How We Helped-Tammy now feels that she has everything she needs at her fingertips, and that the responsibility for where she wishes to go in life is firmly in her hands. She is the sculptor that is creating the masterpiece, which is her life.
Students Who Upgraded Their Skills with AchieveIT360
Rachel Lambert is now following her dreams of becoming a Movie Director, Actress, Screenwriter, and Musician/Composer at NYU, however her interest in film making began when she was only 13 years old posting videos for YouTube with her website http://www.youtube.com/user/BrilliantArtsyGirl that now has over 1,088 people subscribed. In 2009, Rachel created the AchieveIt360.com promo video and theme song along with many of the videos we first launched our programs with.
How We’ve Helped Rachel
“Andrea Samadi has and will continue to change the world. For four years, she has had an extremely positive influence on my life. So many doors have been opened to me because of her. When I tell Andrea about my goals and ideas, she does everything in her power to help me bring them to life. Her encouragement and support has been absolutely invaluable. She has given me so many incredible opportunities to express my passion, gain experience and knowledge, and be a mentor for others. Andrea is not only a role model herself, but she helps others become role models as well, passing on lessons and inspiration to future generations. She is one of the most compassionate, dedicated, and motivational people I will ever know. I am so excited to see the countless dreams that will become reality because of her work.” -Rachel Lambert
From a very young age, Rachel has been interested in art, writing, and music. As time passed, that interest continued to grow. They have now become some of her greatest passions, and she is determined to bring her dreams to life.
VIDEO– See AchieveIT360 promo video that Rachel created for AchieveIT360 in 2012.
Along with being an artist, Samantha is a an an amateur writer, singer, and voice actress but most importantly, she is a high school student who is following the brain-based learning strategies found in The Secret for Teens Revealed and Level Up books to create a roadmap for her success.
Samantha has been drawing since 2011. It was in 2012 that she was given her ﬁrst Wacom Tablet and her digital drawing skills began to take off. In fact her skills were so good, her friends all believed that she would receive an “A” in career class for the assignment to draw sixteen different career occupations. Sadly, Samantha received an “F” on the assignment because she failed to draw all sixteen; instead she was only able to ﬁnish eight of the drawings due to her attention to detail. This is when Samantha’s mother recognized something the career teacher had missed; Samantha was meant to be an “artist”.
She now attends American High School which is a virtual online school based in Hollywood, Florida so she can focus more time on her speciﬁc talents and enjoys school and the freedom to learn on her own.
She has created Speed Paint Videos of her drawings to help others master their digital art skills and has given seminars at her local anime convention, Konsplosion for other teens looking to grow their talents and build roadmaps to their future.
You can ﬁnd Samantha’s artwork under her digital name @sunnysheacider. Samantha continues to be an inspiration to those around her and we look forward to seeing great things from our first professional AchieveIt360 artist.
Without any assistance from an agency or manager, Scott landed himself professional acting roles in both TV and film. Scott has opened up for major acts including Lord Jamar of Brand Nubian and is working now with his new manager on some very exciting developments. “It was so incredible to open up for Lord Jamar- Brand Nubian because they are true Hip Hop pioneers who really have been a major influence in this business,” says Isbell. Scott’s debut single, The One, which is available world-wide on iTunes and Amazon was released under Island Def Jam Digital Distribution.
Along with being a singer, Scotty also is an actor and has done work for both movies and television. One of Scott’s most notable roles as an actor is his work co-starring on the Emmy award winning children’s show, Aqua Kids. In this show, Scott has been able to directly interact and train with Beluga Whales, seals, sea lions, and more!
How we helped Scott-“Believe it or not, I was in the same position that you are in right now. I mean, I had a dream in mind and I knew I would do anything to accomplish it. I did not stop at anything, and I still push and push. That is, every day, I am just that much closer to living my dream. AchieveIt360 has helped me more than I can even imagine. Andrea (Samadi) has not only been an incredible support figure to me, but has also been there for me as a friend. AchieveIt360 has taught me to keep pushing even when things are not working out in my favor or I do not succeed right away. To tell you the truth, the most successful people today did not find success right away. My inspiration, R&B singer Ne-Yo (whom I had the honor of performing for) felt that at one point his singing career was going nowhere. He was a songwriter for other artists, and at one point he even considered giving up as a solo performer and just focus on songwriting. Something inside his head, however, told him to keep pushing. Today, Ne-Yo is one of the most successful R&B performers of all time. That voice inside his head is the same thing that has allowed me to driving towards my dream.”
Along with this, AchieveIt360 has been an incredible resource for me when it came to college recommendations, and today I am proud and honored to say that I have been studying at several of the top music and performing schools in the world. None of this would have been possible without the support from AchieveIt360. Remember: do not settle for anything except your dream. You can do it. Anything is possible if you put your mind to it. “
Students and Young Leaders Preparing to Impact the World with Their Skills
The Secret for Teens Revealed Book
After going through the “Secret for Teens Revealed” book, I was able to set all kinds of personal goals for myself such as academic goals, activities I want to complete, and even characteristics goals like improving my good attitude. This program is a necessity for everyone out there, and will make you a successful person if you really put your heart into it. It teaches you how to make goals, how to follow through with your goal, and put it into action. I have big academic and personal goals that I am following right now and I know that I have the ability to make them all happen. I am currently working on a big dream to get on the honour roll this year in school, and make it to Saint Mary’s University next year. I now realize that I can achieve my dreams, and only I can achieve them for me.
The Level Up Book
Level Up introduces the practice of mindfulness to academic learning, and there are few books that have brought this important strategy into the educational system. By showing the reader how to strengthen the neural circuits associated with empathy, compassion and moral decision-making, adolescents are given the power to reflect deeply before taking action. The author gives a simple but brilliant analysis of how to harness the power of different parts of the brain: the “genius” in our frontal lobes, the emotional circuitry in our middle brain, and our neural capacity to quickly build confidence and self-esteem. As the author says, if you have this mindset, your progress will grow by leaps and bounds.
If you are an educator, looking for a step by step program to introduce mindfulness to your students, with the most current neuroscience research, pick up this book today. I highly recommend it!”
What I enjoyed most about reading Level Up, was that it is written in a way that gives you the confidence to do the activities in the book. It is written to make you want to make the practical changes in our lives that will lead to great learning, and a life of making and achieving great goals. The examination of our mind, our negative and positive thinking habits was most enlightening. I highly recommend this book for all students, teachers and their parents, and anyone who is still on a journey of self-discovery.
Being an educator I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated this masterful book.
Andrea has set out an approach in 6 clear and easy to access phases, to help both, the struggling learner and to supercharge the high flier. It contains great ways to discover strengths, improve confidence and refine personal skills. I really liked the section where Andrea shows how self-motivation is connected to personal values, which becomes an individuals guidance system, their own personal GPS.
Great advice, great book.