Best Advice Ever from Staff Professional Development Summer Series

Submitted by Jodie Holava, holava.1@osu.edu

Staff members recently participated in the Best Advice Ever professional development session and shared some advice that they have received through the years. Many of these quotes were paired with great stories of family, co-workers, coaches and supervisors. 
   
   We hope you enjoy!!
   
   “Be like I-480 – never stop working on yourself”
   “Don’t work harder than the other person”
    Kelly Carmack
   
   “Follow your gut, Be good people, & Make good choices”
    Jodie Holava
   
   “If you’re going to blame the refs for you your loss, then you better credit them with your wins”
   “Moderation in all things”
    Kathy Yoder
   
   “Always make it a point to smile at people when you’re out and about”
    Cindy Shelly
   
   “Always leave it better than how you found it”
   “When you say you’re bored, what you’re really saying is that you’re boring”
    Rodd Welker
   
   “Don’t make a knee-jerk reaction.”
    Desiree Lutsch
   
   “Never let them see you sweat.”
    Penny Nemitz
   
 
   This collection of quotes were submitted by Kim Sayers for fun! 
   
   • Never trust a dog to watch your food – Patrick, 10
   
   • When your dad is mad and asks you, “Do I look stupid?” don’t answer him – Michael, 14
   
   • Never tell your mom her diet’s not working – Michael, 14
   
   • Stay away from prunes – Randy, 9
   
   • Never pee on an electric fence – Robert, 13
   
   • Don’t squat with your spurs on – Noronha, 13
   
   • Don’t pull dad’s finger when he tells you to – Emily, 10
   
   • When your mom is mad at your dad, don’t let her brush your hair – Taylia, 11
   
   • Never allow your three-year old brother in the same room as your school assignment – Traci, 14
   
   • Don’t sneeze in front of mom when you’re eating crackers – Mitchell, 12
   
   • Puppies still have bad breath even after eating a tic tac – Andrew, 9
   
   • Never hold a dust buster and a cat at the same time – Kyoyo, 9
   
   • You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk – Amir, 9
   
   • Don’t wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts – Kellie, 11
   
   • If you want a kitten, start out by asking for a horse – Naomi, 15
   
   • Felt markers are not good to use as lipstick – Lauren, 9
   
   • Don’t pick on your sister when she’s holding a baseball bat – Joel, 10
   
   • When you get a bad grade in school, show it to your mom when she’s on the phone – Alyesha, age unknown