Article by Ela Naparan | Photos by Albert Reyes
Pines International Academy is committed to inspiring its students to strive in learning the English language by holding public presentation that gives every aspiring speaker a great English experience. One of the students, Enkhbaatar Naidan or James, who is also a Mongolian motivational speaker, presented the importance of having a positive mind.
“Who are you?” was the first question James asked to everybody in the room. Everyone went quiet. Mole, monkey, chicken, and cat: these were the animals he used to compare the characteristics of humans inhabiting all around the world and explain the ownership of the assets these people have when they match an animal. James briefly explained why these characteristics match with the humans. From people who just think about the present to those who look forward to future.
The enthusiastic speaker also gave an emphasis about having the proper attitude towards working and studying as this also affects one’s positivity. James is currently enrolled in the Academy so he made a point that learning English is a bit hard; however, this had not stopped him from pursuing the English skill that he wanted to have while inspiring his co-students at Pines Academy.
He showed a list of some pointers on what makes an employee happy and stay on their job longer and the audience made a guilty reaction when James mentioned about the payday. Even the students had made a reaction as some of them had also experienced doing part-time and full-time jobs in their respective countries. This, for him, is the most common reaction he gets whenever he discusses this topic to his audience. He emphasized that self-contentment is one the most important factors that can determine if a person is happy with his job or even when studying.
James made the students and teachers in attendance think that having the positive mindset is the key to being happy even when facing a problematic situation. He made use of his personal unfortunate experiences as an example to express his point that it’s not important to focus on “what’s already bad” but rather to focus on how lucky people are by just waking up and breathing.