I come from a school where everyone has it in them to be an entrepreneur. Though my journey to self-employment consisted of quitting my full-time job before even opening the bar, paying my personal bills out of the change jars I amassed through years of bartending.
As I lived in my in-laws basement for almost 3 years while our business grew, I can fully understand why someone wouldn’t want to jump in head first like that, especially if you have a career you enjoy, serious debt, or you just plain don’t want to be a basement dweller for any period of time. .
That’s where side projects come in. The good news is, as a blogger, unless you specifically blog …
Many people write about quitting the 9 to 5 and doing your own thing. There’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, it’s an admirable goal to have. That being said, you CAN excel at your current gig and explore your passion at the same time.
I’ve been with the same company now for 5 years. In the technology space, this is already good. I’ve been fortunate enough to move up the ranks and it’s been a rewarding journey. As I’ve writing before, I’m in corporate technology sales.
I cherish the work I’m privileged to do with my clients. The relationships I have in my industry are very fulfilling. I value them more than anything else I do in …
Choosing your future college may be one of the biggest decisions you’ve ever had to make. We know you may feel nervous or anxious about making the final decision especially if you attended adult education classes, going to college might seem like a very difficult decision.
Relax and enjoy the experience. You should feel excited about your options and the amazing four years that lie ahead.
Follow the tips below when thinking about each school. It may help to compare your acceptances side by side and rank each school or make a list of pros and cons for each.
Visit the schools you are considering. If you have already visited once, consider going back. Visiting the school with the
Out of every three business school graduates, at least one is seriously worried about their capability to pay back their student loans, and one in five declare they are “very or extremely” worried. These figures come from a recent study of MBA alumni by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).
Over the last years, the financial debt load of MBA graduates from the country’s leading programs has constantly been growing, and hikes in tuition fees have much higher than possible increases in starting MBA earnings. The recent Great Recession has hurt a lot of students as well, and many students started out with their professional education while having a lot less money in the bank to finance their academic studies. …
We all remember high school don’t we? The friends, the enemies, the social rules that changed every day. It was crazy for us. But just imagine how much more difficult it is for teenagers with Asperger’s Syndrome.
The strangest IEP (Individual Education Plan) meeting I ever conducted was with a 13 year old boy with Asperger’s Syndrome. For the sake of this post we will call him Fred.
Fred was in a meeting with me, his parents and five of his teachers. Fred was comfortable with the meeting as he had been involved in IEP meetings since he was 8. When I asked him what he thought his goals needed to be for the next semester he clearly articulated the …
It is the noblest of pursuits, the want and desire to become an educator and work with students who need their education most, for example in Covcell, the online platform that provides free GED video lesson. This way, you will have a chance to shape young minds and to inform and influence the future. It is a course of education that requires thought, concern, and discipline.
And while the pursuit of any degree requires discipline, the path of an online degree requires even that much more. For anyone who has finished an undergrad degree program, you know the ‘sticktoitiveness’ and fortitude that it requires to get up every day, make it to class, finish projects, complete assignments and finish …
TEDx has been hosted in Tacoma 6 times and it is called TEDxTacoma, an independently organized TED event:
April 22. 2016 Tacoma, WA
March 21, 2015 Tacoma, WA
February 28th 2014 Tacoma, WA
May 3rd, 2013 Tacoma, WA
April 17th, 2012 Tacoma, WA
Apr 23, 2010 Tacoma, WA
This presentation by James Veitch: “This is what happens when you reply to spam email” is one of the best I have seen so far.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the …
With a parallel career, you can have the proverbial cake (change career) and eat it as well (keep your job).
Begin your career change assessment by taking a career test and then looking at your current and previous jobs. Knowing your personality traits and having knowledge of certain skills new processes and practices, you must have picked up will help you to make a decision.
If you are in a senior executive position, other perks may include: company vehicle, club membership, stay in 5-star hotels, fly business class, magazine subscriptions, overseas travel, attend exhibitions, etc. We call all these your Assets and Skill set.
The first part of your career change assessment is to identify your Assets and Skill set.…
When you are trying to sleep and you cannot, it is an extremely frustrating experience. Most of us are okay with losing an occasional night’s sleep. However, if the problem continues it can really begin to interfere with your life.
Some insomnia side effects include an increased propensity to become ill and a decrease in your overall performance. If getting a good night’s sleep has become a challenge to you, here are some things that you might want to consider.
Chances are, your sleep environment is impacting how you sleep much more than you currently realize. While most people think to make sure that their mattress is as good as they can afford, they often fail to address other issues. …