Skip Downing’s “Adopting a Creator Mindset” and Joseph Campbell’s “The Self as Hero”

Skip Downing’s “Adopting a Creator Mindset” and Joseph Campbell’s “The Self as Hero”


Skip Downing’s “Adopting a Creator Mindset” and Joseph Campbell’s “The Self as Hero” are two Chapters from longer books. Each one gives the reader concrete information, examples and even warnings about what we need to do in order to be successful or find our purpose in life. Downing’s essay talks about the two Mindsets–Victim and Creator–and he breaks the important things students need to know and work on throughout the Chapter. Campbell’s Chapter outlines the steps of the Hero’s Journey from classic literature and shows us how these steps are still the same ones we need to follow and deal with in our lives. In your paper, discuss both of the essays; you may focus on one more than the other. Create a strong topic; you can relate the essays to your life, your journey, the pitfalls you have faced and either overcome or struggled with. Or you can discuss other people whose lives mirror the information in the Chapters. Another option is to write your own guide for life based on what you have experienced and even the mistakes you have made, and give examples that are clear and specific to help today’s reader master what needs to be done to have a successful life. Please write sources into the body paragraph from the two essays and support the sources.


Begin the paragraph with a topic sentence, NOT a quote at this point. Quotes only exist to support the paragraph topic, not replace it.

Your first point

Quote to support the point and explain what you need to.

Repeat that if you have to – some points need more than one piece of support.

Your second point

Quote to support it and explain what you need to.

The concluding sentence which wraps everything up.


Topic Sentence

Point #1

Quote and Commentary

Point #2

Quote and Commentary

Concluding Sentence.



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Mindset for Success

The two chapters, Skip Downing’s “Adopting a Creator Mindset” and Joseph Campbell’s “The Self as Her,” provides the reader with substantial information and examples about the necessary things that people need to apply to achieve success or to find their life purpose. In his essay,Downing introduces two mindsets; Victim and Creator, and explains everything that students should focus on for positive outcomes in their studies and life.

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Performance Art. Details are below.

Performance Art. Details are below.

Performance art performances

You will perform five performance art performances during the semester.Each of these performances will happen in class.Each of these performances will have two required components: (1) your performance and (2) a write-up of your performance which needs to be submitted in class in hard form before you perform.Each performance art performance also needs to have a title and make a thoughtful point about communication and the class material at hand.

For each of the performance art performances, perform for the class a rehearsed, original, in-person performance that is 30-60 seconds in length.For expediency, these performances should not have external audio, video, or projector needs.This performance is to be an original creation by you.Don’t recite something someone else said or wrote.This piece should also involve you in a performative manner.Don’t give a standard speech or presentation.For each of these assignments, a lack of performance will not be considered a performance.

It is vital that we maintain our good sense for these performances.Do not violate campus regulations and policies or any laws.Do not harm property.Do not disrupt others outside of our class or classmates as they perform.Do not be hostile or menacing toward anyone.Do not put anyone in harm’s way.Be a good audience member.

For each of the five write-ups, submit in class in hard form before you perform a write-up detailing your performance.Specifically, each write-up should provide: (1) the title of your performance and why you chose that title, (2) a description of what you’re doing and how you prepared to do it, (3) an explanation for why what you’re doing in class should be considered performance art, and (4) an explanation of the thoughtful point that your performance is making about communication and/or theory.

Each write-up’s length is 500 words.An accurate word count must be placed at the top of the first page of your paper.Failure to have an accurate word count at the very top of the first page of your paper will result in a failing grade.Your paper needs to be typed and single-spaced.Your paper should use Times New Roman 12 pin font and standard margins.In MS Word, use either the Normal or the No Spacing style (upper right on Home tab) and then change your font to Times New Roman 12 pin/size (upper left on Home tab).Please do not space between paragraphs.Indent paragraphs.All you need at the top of your paper is your name and, as stated above, an accurate word count (found in the lower left in MS Word), and then you should begin your first paragraph.

Each write-up should be written in academic prose and, likewise, be polished and precise as well as adequately developed and supported.Paragraphs should begin with a bold claim or thesis statement (i.e., a declarative sentence that encapsulates what the paragraph is about) that is then supported by the rest of the paragraph.When a new bold claim is made, a new paragraph should begin.

Use the APA format to cite in-the-text-of-your-paper all outside source material, including the textbook and the supplemental readings.Include a proper works cited page.The works cited page should NOT be counted in the word count for your paper.Spell and grammar check (F7 in MS Word).

If you are unable to make it to class on the day of a performance art performance, you can have someone else drop off your write-up about your performance art by noon that same day in the Communication Department (Morgan 206) for partial credit.Your write-up will receive up to 15 of the 20 points for your first drop off and up to 10 of the 20 points for your second drop off.No points will be given to a third and subsequent drop off.

I do not accept course assignments via email.Late work is never accepted.Make-up work is never offered.

Like the performance art performance, the write-up is to be an original work by you.Do not recycle work or writing from another class.Avoid plagiarism as well.Such behavior constitutes academic dishonesty.Academic dishonesty will be treated very seriously.See the section Academic dishonesty for further clarification as well as for guidance in avoiding plagiarism.


The performance art performance (up to 10 points):

Not long enough/30+ seconds: deduct the performance art round #
Not performative/artistic: deduct the performance art round #
Not original/creative/yours: deduct the performance art round #
Not insightful re: class material at hand: deduct the performance art round #
Not well prepared: deduct 5 points
Not appropriate (see the syllabus): deduct 20 points (entire assignment = ZERO)
The 500-word write-up (up to 10 points):

No paragraphs/too few paragraphs: deduct the performance art round #
Lacks the performance’s title and/or an explanation of what you’re doing and/or how you prepared to do it: deduct the performance art round #
Lacks two or more detailed arguments for why what you are doing should be considered performance art: deduct the performance art round #
Lacks a detailed, insightful explanation of the point your performance is making about a portion of the class material at hand: deduct the performance art round #
Poorly written: deduct 5 points
Missing a word count: deduct 5 points
Contains 400-499 words: deduct 2 points
Contains 300-399 words: deduct 4 points
Contains 200-299 words: deduct 6 points
Contains 100-199 words: deduct 8 points
Contains 000-099 words: deduct 10 points
Not submitted in class before performance: deduct 10 points
Has an inaccurate word count: deduct 20 points (entire assignment = ZERO)
Easy and manageable performance, read carefuly.




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The symbolic convergence theory comes into play within a group setting where the aspect of fantasy shines. Through this, groups let go of tension through stories told through experiences like hearing and seeing. It deals with the overall human tendency to give meanings to symbols and signs as a method of ‘telepathic’ communication. According to (Gunn, 2003), the dramatizing messages foster cohesiveness through group communication.

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5-1 Discussion: Good Managers Do Not Always Make Good Decisions

5-1 Discussion: Good Managers Do Not Always Make Good Decisions

I need 2 paragraphs written on the following:

Read What Is the Difference Between Management and Leadership? Now, think about a past decision that you made that did not work out the way you intended. In your initial discussion post, address the following:

– Identify the decision-making model that you used at the time the decision was made, and explain why this was model was used.
– Looking back at the decision, describe which two decision-making challenges may have led to the faulty decision and describe how that contributed to the results of your decision. Be specific and include two decision-making challenges addressed in Chapter 10.

Attached is a PDF of Chapter 10. Please follow the prompt completely and cite all sources in APA.



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Leadership and management go hand in hand. Although the two are not similar they are interrelated significantly and complementary. Trying to separate them is likely to bring more problems than solutions.
Much has been written to delineate their differences. For example the manager’s big role is to come up with plans,

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ISSC341 Topic 1: The OSI Model DQ wk 3

ISSC341 Topic 1: The OSI Model DQ wk 3

You are encouraged to conduct research and use other sources to support your answers. Be sure to list your references at the end of your post. References must be in APA citation format. All posts must be a minimum of 250-300 words.

The Reference Model is a conceptual framework for understanding how computers communicate. The OSI model defines seven different layers of communication rules. Each layer of the OSI model has its own means of communication or protocol. The OSI model is used as a reference when explaining how data passed over the network moves through each layer. Each of the seven layers has specific responsibilities and logically interfaces to the layer above or below it. Each layer in the OSI model provides a different service needed for communication across an IP network and physical media. The top three layers often are called the “upper layers” since they deal primarily with application data. The lower layers deal primarily with getting packets to their destination. Many refer to these layers as infrastructure. For this discussion, compare and contrast two layers of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Reference Model, including the protocols that run on each layer.



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The OSI Model
The OSI model stands for open system interconnection, which is a standard of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It is a paradigm that generally used to discuss or to describe the process through which computers communicate over the network with each other.

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Answer question

Answer question

First, explain what is a needs assessment and what it is used for from an organizational standpoint? Next, if you had to conduct a needs assessment for a new job at a new plant, describe what method(s) / technique(s) you would use and why?



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A needs assessment is a framework that is used to determine the gaps that exist in an organization. These are gaps between the current situation that is prevailing and where the organization wants to be in the future.

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imagine that an international organization has hired a national agency

imagine that an international organization has hired a national agency


For this task, imagine that an international organization has hired a national agency to levy phishing, spear phishing, and whaling attacks on a local competitor. The purpose of the attacks is to gain unauthorized access to the local company’s business systems at a later date. In this scenario, the nature of the event is the malicious action by the international organization. The spam email that is received and accessed by employees of the local competitor results in users being tricked into providing their logon credentials. The hackers then use the credentials to gain access to the local competitor’s business systems and information. It is critical that the events of the attacks be detected quickly because the local competitor is planning a marketing action, and the international organization could use this hacked information to get to their product or service to the market sooner.

Write a paper that addresses the following:

Differentiate between phishing, spear phishing, and whaling attacks.

Delineate risk responses in terms of:

Risk Avoidance

Risk Acceptance

Risk Sharing/Transfer

Risk Mitigation

Determine risk mitigation through the application of industry best principles and practices and information security policies.

Determine risk mitigation through the application of well-known commercial tools such as PhishMe and PhishGuru.

Develop a plan for monitoring the infrastructure for security-related events.

Develop a plan for securing information assets.

Provide details on security awareness, training, and education.

Length: 5-7 pages, not including titles and reference pages.

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.



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Phishing is a social engineering attack that happens when external attackers use their impersonation skills to gain access to sensitive information from a targeted place or organization. They gain access by pretending to have a legitimate entity of the information, and they do this by waging a larger scope of attack in the hope that some people will take the bait and respond. A sphere phishing attack happens when an attacker targets specific employees

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Santa Fe Grill Marketing Proposal – Part E

Santa Fe Grill Marketing Proposal – Part E

Marketing Proposal – Santa Fe Grill: Each week students will be adding new components to the ongoing case study. A breakdown of the work due each week follows:

Part A:

Title Page

Table of Contents


Segmentation of customer including:

Perceptual Map

Common characteristics of customer and trend lines

Part B:

Research Methodology including

Descriptive variables

Design of hypothesis (HO and HA)

Part C:

Research Questions

Part D:

Data Analysis – present findings from statistical ANOVA

Present tables and graphs from SPSS

Develop company/corporate strategies based on the results of the ANOVA

Part E:

Compare and Contrast different statistical test (2 qualitative and 2 quantitative)

Present a discussion on why the ANOVA is best suited for this application


Conclusion with a faith integration component

Specific Details Regarding This Week’s Assignment:

1. Your paper must meet the writing standards set by APA (6th Ed.)
2. Include a completed Change Matrix* (placed immediately following the title page) regarding the changes you made to Wk. 4 Part D
3. Present a discussion where you compare and contrast different research methodologies (2 qualitative and 2 quantitative methods).
4. Present a discussion on why the ANOVA test is best suited for the Santa Fe Grill application
5. Present a discussion on the limitations of this project. Additional outside research may be needed to determine what type of information should be presented in the limitations section. hint: refer to student dissertations found in the CBU library.
6. Write a conclusion; be sure to add a faith integration discussion.

* Student’s must address each of the notes, comments, or other feedback from the instructor previous week’s Proposal before this week’s work will be graded.



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            Santa Fe Grill was founded by two roommates about a year and a half ago. The need for self-employment inspired the restaurant idea. The founders first came up with the plan based on what they had learned in an entrepreneurial class. The plan demographics had to be implemented in Dallas. However, the restaurant did not achieve an optimal outcome causing the owners to opt for marketing research. This research aims to survey to help the owners identify the liabilities in their plan.

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Discussion on Digital Forensics

Discussion on Digital Forensics

A digital forensics professional must know basic IT skills, understand computer architecture and networking, and have analytical and investigative skills, as well as strong attention to detail. Why do think all of these skills are necessary? Please explain.



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Digital Forensics
Digital forensics is a critical concept in information technology, particularly in a society where computer security issues plague the ability to engage in business with as much ease as people would hope for. In particular, digital forensics involves gathering and drawing deductive arguments from evidence available in the form of digital footprints (Richard &Roussey, 2006).

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describe the difference between euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.

describe the difference between euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.

Medical Ethics class,

It only needs to be about two paragraphs in length

at least one citation from the text book titled Medical Ethics Accounts of Ground-Breaking Cases (Philosophy and religion) 8th edition. Please let me know if you have access to this textbook.

In your own words, describe the difference between euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.
Select an argument for or against either euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide. How would you defend your argument?



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Arguably, both euthanasia and patient assisted suicide share a common definition as far as ending life to relieve pain or suffering is concerned. In either case, the end result is marked by the death of a patient who can be regarded as competent. For a patient to undergo a deliberate death, one must be proven competent, otherwise both euthanasia and patient assisted suicide

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check the instructions and the assignment 1. The assignment worths a lot.


Canvas-SDGs Africa:

Jeffrey Sachs. The Age of Sustainable Development. Chapter One (pdf)

John W. McArthur: “Own the Goals – What the Millennium Development Goals have Accomplished”, Foreign Affairs, March/April 2013

Nancy Birdsall, Dani Rodrik & Arvind Subramanian (2005). “How to Help Poor Countries.” Foreign Affairs 84(4): 136-152

TED talks:

Jacqueline Novogratz: Invest in Africa’s own solutions (video 2005):

A Quest to End Poverty – a video playlist (2013):


The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Since their inception in 2000, The Millennium Development Goals have revolutionized the global aid business, using specific targets to help mobilize and guide development efforts. They have encouraged world leaders to simultaneously tackle multiple dimensions of poverty and provided a standard for judging performance. The MDGs expired the end of 2015 and new goals, the SDGs, are in place now.

Please inform yourself about the MDGs and SDGs – there’s a lot of material on Canvas and elsewhere online. You can start here:


Success Story?

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development


54 countries – 55 states are recognized by either AU, UN or both

African Union



Written Blog Post #1 marked on blog as Post 1: due by midnight the day before the class meets

8/27 for the Tuesday class; 8/28 for the Wednesday class

a) Jacqueline Novogratz in her TED talks brings up the question on how to define poverty. What is her answer? What is her main message? Find at least one other TED talk on this subject and reflect on it.Do you agree or disagree with the message?

b) What is the vision, the goal of the SDGs? What is the effect of neo-liberalism (cutting government spending promoted by the World Bank and IMF)?

c) John McArthur in Own the Goals talks about “Players on the Bench”. Who are they and what does he criticize?

d) The article “How to Help Poor Countries” (2005) addresses the question of more aid money. Please elaborate. What are suggestions made by the authors? Do you agree?







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Weekly Blog Posts


Jacqueline Novogratz brings up the issue of poverty through her childhood encounters. She remembered how she was rewired with a sweatshirt in Africa that she had given out to a charitable organization some years back. Through her examples, she explains how poverty could be eradicated from the planet. She further explains that every person has a mandate and the ability to help deal with poverty in many ways.

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