Episode 89: Take Life Seriously with Noah Shaw

Personal Growth with Michael and Carolyn

At Loveworks, we believe that one of the ways that you can become one of the best versions of yourself is to focus on personal growth. We love curating things like books, music, organizations, blogs or resources that have encouraged your personal growth. 

Today, we are going to share a quick thought on how you can start to get ready for the New Year. 

A way to have your best year ever is to seek out one word or key thought to focus on for the year. Follow the following steps to locate that word:

  1. Look in – Think heart – What one word will help me to be my best?
  2. Look up – Believe there is one word meant for you. If you’re open to it, it will come
  3. Look out – Live out your one word

Top Nine for Instagram: Create your collage with your Top Nine Instagram moments of 2021 and share using #TopNine. Focus on your wins for the year instead of what could have gone better!

Noah Shaw: #45 Bixby High School Varsity Football

Noah is a junior at Bixby high school, where he is a multi-sport athlete and member of the Spartan state championship football team that is currently enjoying a 49 consecutive game winning streak. Noah maintains a 4.0 GPA and has earned a score of 31 on the ACT. Outside of school, Noah enjoys competing in triathlons and he has completed 5 half marathons. As well, Noah is a leader in the youth group at Anthem Church and has participated in missionary ventures to Mexico, Romania, Turkey, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. Noah also enjoys backpacking and trekking. He helped facilitate a multi-day trek through the desert of Big Bend National Park and he is currently training to summit Mount Kilimanjaro in March, 2022.


Do what you can to stay balanced, don’t ignore the part of your growth because it’s hard, give it the attention it needs to stay balanced. Keep track of things, like homework, plan it out so that you can manage it well. Every “A” you received can help you going forward, it could save you thousands in the future. You can choose to do something easier in the moment but choosing the harder route could make your life better in the long run.

Key Takeaways

  • Finding an accountability partner
  • Prioritizing grades and becoming the best version of yourself
  • Trade-offs with doing something you want to do now vs what you want most in the future

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