”Positive thinking brings positive results”

Naturally we are a school with all the clear frameworks and important core subjects. In addition to that, we have programme-specific subjects and a clear focus on helping to cultivate the best talents in the industry. In this we are to be masterly too. Above all however, we are a place, a time and opportunity every young person to become ”My Better Me”. For life.

Power

During the student’s first school year, which we call POWER, the work focuses on removing inner obstacles. This can for example be fears that stop us growing and progressing. We work for the students to feel comfortable about expressing and shaping their ideas, to know and be able to assess their worth and feel respect for themselves and others. The POWER year aims to develop and adapt the students’ inner abilities into an asset. We believe that every student has considerable – and sometimes untapped – inner potential. Help and support in development is adapted to the students’ needs and properties.

Skills

The second school year is called SKILLS. Throughout this year we focus on close cooperation with mentors and experts in different industries, who share their cutting-edge skills. Experts from different skills areas give lectures to and educate our students, either one-on-one or in groups. This is the year when the students will grow as instrumentalists, singers, producers, artists, chefs, entrepreneurs, ice hockey players or programmers. Most of the year is devoted to developing the students’ talent, knowledge and skills.

Attraction

In the third school year, called ATTRACTION, the students learn how to market themselves and their brands. Part of the school year is spent off-campus, in the business community, at one of our hand-picked companies/cooperation partners. The students then learn to present and pitch their visions and ideas to what may be their future employers. After the end of the third school year, the goal is for our students to have power and courage, and to be well equipped to step into adulthood. My Better Me gives each of our AxB students self-confidence, knowledge, strength, ambition and tools to express themselves and deal with the situations life brings.

AMBs 12 value grounds

Without its students, its teachers, and the invaluable interaction between them, the school is just a building with floors walls and a roof. The interaction is the fundamental cornerstone of our environment, our enjoyment and how much we achieve as a group. No one can do everything alone, nobody has the total knowledge, and nobody is less important than anybody else under the roof of AMB. Together we are strong, together we can turn the impossible into the possible, and together we can build a school which gives maximum rewards, not just for a few, but for everybody.

To always know that you have done your best gives inner peace. No matter how much criticism you meet through life you can always find peace in the knowledge that you have performed to the best of your ability. Besides this aspect, it is important to remember that your personal brand, one of your biggest assets, is built on a reserve of trust. This reserve begins to grow through your reliability, through your achievements and through the quality of what you create. Even though we live in a world of short-lived trends, there will always be a market for quality. Make it yours.

It is sometimes said that: “You can because you think you can”. To encounter the world around you, your colleagues and your work duties with a positive mind in turn releases energy that creates unexpected positive effects, even if from the beginning you found the situation or tasks difficult to handle. There is logic in the notion that negative people do not achieve positive results. Avoid being one of them, then in addition your work will become more rewarding and enjoyable, leading to even better results.

We all have a genetic heritage and a social heritage. They can both vary in character. Some people have an organisational ability, others are good at negotiating, some at expressing themselves in words, and someone else perhaps has musical talent. But nothing here in life is free. Of course, these talents must be activated and nurtured to bear fruit. A talent can be seen as an advantage, but success is achieved only when it is combined with training, structure and single-minded work to achieve the goal.

It is a question of making an effort and trying, to be able to improve your knowledge and skills. We must also dare to fail in order to succeed. Our drive is a precious resource. It is in all of us, but like everything else, it can be encouraged or discouraged. Fear of failure limits us and our opportunities. It can obstruct our drive and our self-belief. At AMB the student is to be stimulated to turn the thought of failure into a positive experience, to perform better and to avoid dwelling on failures.

There are no bad ideas. Even the ideas that do not seem to “hold water” can inspire somebody else to think up a new idea with perhaps greater potential. At AMB we encourage thinking outside the box – we always give it priority – and we are always keen to follow up what might come of it. All great ideas were once simple. Do not reject them – cultivate them.

Your good name is something to polish daily and to tend very carefully. It is both about your relations with other people and with other actors you cooperate with. Your personal brand is in fact your reserve of trust, the reserve that simplifies everything you do, in everything from meetings with new people to business relations. You can say that a strong personal brand is largely based on the general opinion about you – even when you yourself are not present.

Knowledge is power. Knowledge allows you to influence, and to realise yourself and your dreams. Learning must be fun and gaining knowledge is both motivational and inspirational. In certain parts of the world the chance of education is seen as a privilege, in other parts of the world it is seen as a necessary evil… If you thirst for knowledge, we at AMB will hand out the keys to doors which otherwise might remain locked.

Time is the only thing there is not enough of. All the time spent on things which give nothing in return is in a way wasted. So do not waste your time or other people’s time. Through good planning and an efficient approach to everyday life, it is easier to reach your goals. In other words, giving your time to something valuable brings opportunities for more creativity.

Everyone can dream, but few can turn their dreams into something concrete. It requires courage, knowledge, conviction and a lot of energy. Life is what passes by while you are doing other things. So seize the day and begin to work on your dream this very day. At AMB the student is given a relevant sounding board through actors close to and in the music industry and through a good general knowledge base.

To do something “for the common good” is often underrated in our society, where services and actions are often expected to lead to some kind of compensation. But to do something good without expecting compensation makes your own personal brand more attractive and more credible. In other words it creates good karma for whoever carries out the action, and makes relations with other people easier.

Our founders

Andreas Carlsson

A world-renowned songwriter and music producer and behind many of our times most iconic tunes. He’s been nominated for 5 Grammys and has sold over 150 million albums worldwide. He is a motivational speaker and the author of three books. Andreas was also the former Head Judge for the Swedish editions of American Idol and X Factor. He is the songwriter of the new Broadway Musical that opens in spring 2016.

“My professional life has always been divided between developing world-famous talents, and how to use motivation as a tool. Both within the corporate world but also for you as an individual, and how you can apply this to all aspects of life. I will always be amazed at how few of us that have access to our inner tools or made the connection on what they can do for you. I have always wanted to change that and with MY BETTER ME, I think we have a real shot.”

Magnus Lundin

A musician that, in one way or another, has worked with music all his life as a music teacher, headmaster, entrepreneur and developer. He is strongly committed to education and development of juveniles and to give them a strong foundation. He is a strong advocate of the importance of implementing humane and relatable core values throughout the whole school system and works hard with these questions.