Three reasons to choose Danny Pettry as your self-study CEU solution!

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Danny Pettry’s program requires reading interesting books!

Recently, a recreation therapist emailed to ask: What makes DannyPettry’s Rec Therapy CEUs program different from our competitor’s CEU program.

The answer is real simple:

Reading books is what makes (Danny Pettry’s Rec Therapy CEUs) more distinguished and prestigious from our new rookie online CEU competitor.

Our competitor argues, “Books are optional for [their] courses as the content needed to pass the course is delivered online via presentations” That doesn’t sound too smart to us. Ironically, they feature a book in their logo.

Yes – Danny Pettry’s Rec Therapy CEUs requires reading books.

And we’d like to validate that independent learners gain three (3) major outcomes from our (book reading) program compared to their (skip-the-book option) program.

 

Competitive advantage # 1: Depth and Profoundness

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Books improve your knowledge.

Wendy’s ads in 1984 questioned their competitor’s burgers by asking, “Where’s the beef?”

We’d like to ask: Where’s the book? Where’s the content? Where’s the deeper knowledge?

Example: I could write a lovely presentation on humanistic psychology, but that will never compare with the depth of the subject written by Carl Rogers in his book, On Personal Power. Even if created book summary review (on a slideshow presentation) on his book that was amazing, most people would want to “hear it from the horses’ mouth.” I can’t out-Rogers – Carl Rogers.

Something to think about: Tim Sander’s (Business leadership expert) argues:

“Reading is a source of potency. Become a walking encyclopedia of answers for anyone who has questions.”

Imagine the personal satisfaction and depth of knowledge you’ll gain from reading a book.  Feel the satisfaction.

 

Competitive advantage # 2: Definitely Prestigious

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Reading books is a prestigious activity.

Tom Hanks plays the role of Jimmy Dugan, in the 90’s movie, A League of Their Own. This movie is based on the true story of an all-female baseball team coached by professional ballplayer Jim Dugan during WWII. One of the most memorable lines from the movie is when Jim Dugan (played by Hanks) says this about baseball: “It’s supposed to hard. If it were easy, everyone would do it.”

Reading a book takes time and effort. It is harder, but it is worthwhile. It’s valuable.

A presentation on a book is just… too easy.

Example: I could write a book summary (and put in in a slideshow format) of Stephen King’s (2012) novel Blockade Billy, much like the summary of the book at wikipedia.  However, you’d get more fulfillment out of the 112 page novel compared to the one-page summary on wikipedia.

Something to think about: American author, Mark Twain said,

“The person who won’t read has no advantage over the person who can’t read.”

Imagine the pride you’ll feel from completing a book. You’ll be more interesting in conversation. Why yes… I did read that book!

 

Competitive advantage # 3: Achievement and Success

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Leaders are readers.

Researchers have identified that Chief Executive Offers (CEOs) of Fortune 500 Companies read an average of 50 to 60 books per year.  One key element of successful people is that they read a lot of books. Researches have found that wealthy people read more books.

Examples:

  • Oprah is wealthy. She selected her favorite books every month for her book club.
  • People asked Elon Musk, where did you learn to build rockets? His answer: “I read books.”
  • Bill Gates reads about 50 books per year.
  • Danny Pettry: I read about two books per week. Most of these books are about business, self-improvement, personal growth, success, and spirituality. But I also read fiction from time to time too.

Disclaimer: I can’t promise that you’ll get financially wealthier from taking my courses, but you’ll definitely develop wealthier knowledge.

Something to think about: Motivational speaker, Brian Tracy said,

Read an hour every day in your chosen field. This works out to be about one book per week, 50 books per year, and will guarantee your success.”

Imagine how you’ll use your newfound knowledge to achieve your dreams and passions.

Your Next Action Step…Sign-up Today!

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Go here now: www.DannyPettry.com

Read to succeed!

Registration is super easy! 

Register for a DannyPettry: Rec Therapy CEUs course today at this link:  

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Become a Distinguished Professional?

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It’s easy to love yourself, when you feel good enough, when you feel special enough, when you’re loved enough, when you have enough money, and you’re appreciated.

Debbie Ford

 

 

Do you want to be a distinguished professional? Do you want people to respect you and recreation therapy? Do you want to be a professional recreation therapist that is set apart from the average recreation therapist?

 

Have you ever heard recreation therapists complain that they are not acknowledged and recognized? I’ve seen these complaints in online group discussions. One recreation therapist said she is the “babysitter” for the patients. Another recreation therapist said she is “break-relief staff,” so the real professionals can take a break when she comes to provide her services. Another recreation therapist said that all he does it take patients to the cafeteria for lunch.

 

It isn’t your fault if you’re not recognized by “the others” for your efforts. Radical acceptance: you’re not able to change anyone else’s thoughts and opinions of you and the overall recreation therapy profession. You can’t make them love you or admire you or appreciate you.

 

However, there are techniques that can increase respect and recognition.

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I was once young and dumb before I became older and wiser. I truly thought I knew it all when I was a teenager and then again as a young adult with my undergraduate degree. I have a greater span of knowledge and life experiences compared to my teenage years. And now (as I’m approaching 40), I recognize that I still have so much more to learn and grow.

 

It is a little difficult for a new greenhorn to be distinguished because it takes time for a small acorn to grown into a giant oak tree. There is a funny sign at Stewart’s Original Hotdogs here in Huntington, West Virginia that says, “You’ll be amazed at our smart staff. We only hire teenagers while they still know it all.” Of course, there is fun humor in the sign. The truth is that there isn’t any human being who knows everything.

 

There are ways a recreation therapist (at any age) can start becoming distinguished.

  • Gain more knowledge and experience.
  • Provide services that bring about greater outcomes.
  • Have a wall full of credentials: licenses, certifications, and specializations.

 

Be patient. Enjoy the process (and the journey) of life and learning. You’ll eventually get to the destination you’re searching for if you’re determined and persistent.

Do you want to become a distinguished professional?

Solution: Consider taking advanced specialty courses.

Go here to register for the advanced certificate course in positive psychology that I’ve created for you:
Here is an overview of the course:
  • The course is worth ten clock hours of continuing education.
  • Session content is CE Pre-approved by NCTRC, so you know they count.
  • Requirements include:
    • Read an interesting text book
    • Write at least three comments about the book in our member’s group
    • Watch a one hour webinar on the topic
    • Pass a written test with a score of 80% or better. You’re guaranteed to pass or you can retake the quiz for free (as many times as you want or need).
  • Bonus # 1: I mail you the required book!
  • Bonus # 2: You’ll get access to network with other students in our exclusive facebook group.
  • Bonus # 3: Discount: The Standard Price for my Advanced Certification Courses is $647. These courses have a special discount ($200) off most of the time, so they’re only $447
Go here to register for the advanced certificate course in positive psychology that I’ve created for you:
 Guarantee # 1: Session content is CE Pre-approved by NCTR
 Guarantee # 2: 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed – You have a complete 365 (one full year) to claim a refund on this course if you’re not happy for any reason.
 Guarantee # 3: You’ll pass the course quiz or you can re-take it again as many times as you want or need.
Go here to register for the advanced certificate course in positive psychology that I’ve created for you:

 

Follow Your Dreams and Passions

canstockphoto21868200The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

 

 

 

Do you enjoy helping other people?

Are you still passionate about your profession, recreation therapy?

Do you dream of advancing your professional abilities and responsibilities?

Do you hope to do more with your limited time that you’re here on Earth?

 

Dreams and passions for success in your career (and life) are wonderful. However, they’re just wishes and dreams if you don’t take action. Maybe you’ve heard of the slogan, “First a Dream, then an Act, and then the Dream becomes a Fact.”

 

You might want to check this out about making dreams come true:

 

Writing down your goals increases the likelihood that you’ll achieve them. Real successful people write their goals. Do you have written goals?

  • Gail Matthews is a professor in psychology at Dominica University (California). His research shows that people who write down their goals are 42% more likely to achieve them.
  • Success guru, Jack Canfield, studied successful people over his lifetime and put together a book of his research, titled, The Success Principles. One of the core skills he discovered was that successful people have written goals. Canfield teaches students to create a list of 100 life goals.

 

Have you ever felt like an average Recreation Therapist? The good news is the majority of us are average (in the middle of the bell curve).  There are only a few outliers who are the rare, above-average recreation therapists. It isn’t your fault if you’re not a top achiever in the profession. I validate that you’re doing the best you can already with the knowledge and skills you already have. I’d argue that you’re probably a person who is already just a bit over the tip of average. And yet, do you have dreams and passions to do more than what you’ve accomplished already?

 

Some people feel humiliated by being mediocre or average. I can slightly relate. I graduated in the middle part of my high school class (about 148 out of 307 students). People like me are important because we made the people at the top part of the class possible. You can feel free to laugh at the comment.

 

On a real note: I wasn’t the smartest kid in our class. I couldn’t get fully admitted to college with my scores. My test scores were so low that I had to take a semester (12 credit hours) worth of remedial classes like English 099, English 100, Math 99, and Math 100 as prerequisites to prove I could handle college. Those 12 hours didn’t even count towards my undergraduate degree.

 

Do you want to know my secret? I had dreams and passions for becoming a Recreation Therapist with the Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) credential. I created a motivational “Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist” flyer that I kept on a small board in my college dorm by my computer. I imagined it as if it were already real. It was the fuel that kept me going. I completed my undergraduate degree in four years (despite getting a slow start) because I had dreams and passions with a specific pan. I took summer classes all four years too.

 

Give goal-writing a chance.

Write down some goals in your personal journal or notebook.

Post them as a screensaver on your computer.

Here is an example:

  • Sample Dream: Become an advanced practitioner.
    • Sample Goal: I will enroll in at least one advanced specialty certificate course and complete it before midnight on the last day of this month.

Do you want to continue to follow your dreams and passions?

Do you want to become the best recreation therapist you can be?

Solution: take an advanced specialty course.

 

About my NORTH Advanced Behavioral Health Certificate Courses

 

  • Each course is wroth ten clock hours of continuing education.
  • Session content is CE Pre-approved by NCTRC, so you know they count.
  • Requirements include:
    • Read an interesting text book
    • Write at least three comments about the book in our member’s group
    • Watch a one hour webinar on the topic
    • Pass a written test with a score of 80% or better. You’re guaranteed to pass or you can retake the quiz for free (as many times as you want or need).
  • As a bonus I mail you the required book!
  • You’ll get access to network with other students in our exclusive facebook group.
  • The Standard Price for my Advanced Certification Courses is $647.
  • These courses have a special discount ($200) off most of the time, so they’re only $447

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