The A Student’s Cheat Sheet: 10 Transformation Mindsets to Maximise Your Potential in Studies and Life
- About the Author
Do you know that every success begins with your mind and your thoughts…
This book is a cheat sheet for you to discover the power of your mind. It shares ten transformation mindsets that you, as a student, can embark on today to not only score well in your examinations in school but also tests in life. Whether you are already an A-student or struggling to find motivation in school, this book will give you another perspective towards school and how you can make the best out of your time in it, and when you “go out” into the working world.
Within the pages of this book, you will discover:
How your locus of control can lead you places—no matter your position in life
What the “lazy monster” actually is and how to create compelling motivation and habits that will help you achieve what you really want
How mistakes are potent “dead fishes” that can propel you towards success, and how to keep and collect them
Why choosing quality over quantity in friends can change your life
Easy and quick mind hacks to solve problems, innovate, and adapt to any challenge you face in school and life
What is the five-percent zone and how to leave mediocrity behind forever
And much more...
"It is no surprise to me that Deddy has created a spectacular book, and one that is incredibly telling of his compassion for the future generation. His humility has stayed with him, setting him apart from other thought leaders. It is a joy to witness his growth as a student, person, and now, a leader."
—Kelvin Tan, President of the Association of Training and Enrichment and Co-Founder of Speech Academy Asia and Integrated Education
"In life, there are certain things that happen, of which we are not in control. Yet, there is something that we can control—the way we perceive these things. In this book, Deddy has put together some very simple and yet practical measures that everyone can embrace, to bring about a transformational mindset. His insights, crafted with personal anecdotes, make for an absorbing read. His endeavours to share his life journey so candidly as to guide many, as a mentor would, is inspiring. A must-read for many young ones."
—Ho Soo Ping, PSC Teaching Scholar, Former JC HOD, Founder of Byron Tutorial Centre
"A brilliant book wrapped around life lessons that we all wished that we had known. It’s an easy mind jogger full of anecdotes that you can pick up anytime. Teacher Deddy is right… It starts with the mindset as a way of thinking (like the spectacles we wear) and thereafter sets us on a path to achieve greater goals."
—Aaron Wong, CEO, Paypal Pte Ltd (Singapore)
"This is an extremely easy and enjoyable read! Teacher Deddy has effectively distilled all the success advice out there into one key ingredient—your mindset. Mindset is everything. All forms of success, be it your academic or life, is a direct result of the way we think. The bite-sized principles are sticky and memorable. This is because Deddy uses rich metaphors to stimulate mental imageries. They also reference his real-life experiences, which makes it even more inspirational. The best part is, this is not a verbose textbook! It is succinct and direct. That’s why it’s called a Cheat Sheet. I unreservedly recommend this book to any student, parent, or educator who is serious about changing your life by first changing your mindset!"
—Glenn Lim, Transformational Psychologist & Youth Specialist, Former Youth Ambassador, Republic of Singapore, Former ASEAN Commonwealth Youth Ambassador
"Teacher Deddy has been a great source of inspiration multiple times in the past two years. He has given me and my friends consistent support whenever we needed help with our projects for a competition submission. He helped me unreservedly during preparations for the Direct School Admissions too. Indeed, I am extremely grateful for his generosity throughout the past two years, and I know that this book will be an amazing resource for many other kids like me to succeed in school."
—Lincoln Zhang, Deputy Head Prefect of Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School (2022), Student at Raffles Institution (2023)
Born in Indonesia, Deddy Setiadi moved to Singapore when he was in Primary Five. Deddy graduated summa cum laude (with highest distinction) in finance and economics from the Singapore Management University in 2015 with double degrees in Business Management (BBM) and Science (BSc). It was also where he was exposed to programming.
After graduation, Deddy began a career in General Electric in the Financial Management Program. But his passion for teaching and mentoring inspired him to greater heights. From the young age of 15, Deddy discovered the joy of teaching, finding true satisfaction in stimulating his students’ interests in particular subjects and developing their mindset. Reflecting on his own experiences, Deddy decided to pursue his passion through teaching programming to children and youth. He hopes to contribute towards building a Smart Nation by boosting digital literacy among the young. Deddy is the co-founder of Kodecoon Academy, a coding institution that dedicates professional expertise to applied programming.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 136
Year Published: 2022
Size: 220mm x 140mm