Our beliefs define us. As Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.”
So, what do you believe? Who are you? We wrote this short book to help you discover your own answers to these questions.
We believe an ideal plan for your life exists. Like an unopened gift with your name on it, there is a version of your life that has always been present, just waiting for you to fully embrace it. This plan is not necessarily based on what others want for you, or even what your friends, coworkers or society might be telling you they think you need. Your plan comes from your true self, one that you pen with your own hand. We call this your Plan to Win.
Learn more at www.charterInstitute.org/PlanToWin
About the Author
Ray O’Laughlin is a champion for excellence. He loves helping people discover their gifts… and use them to make the world a better place. You can see Ray’s passion in action by watching his TED Talk on Personal Responsibility.
Prior to joining the National Charter Schools Institute, Ray spent 30 years with a global, leading-edge company — McDonald’s. There he specialized in developing people by assisting them in growing and advancing their teams to places they didn’t know were possible. Now he uses his expertise to help schools, management organizations, and boards transform their thinking, solidify their values, and establish processes and systems that win for students and the adults who serve them.
Ray lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with his wife Melissa and is a devoted father and grandfather. He continues to volunteer his time and talents and especially enjoys his work with the Kent County Juvenile Detention Center.