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being a teacher is powerful

“It’s not how much money we make that ultimately makes us happy between nine and five. It’s whether or not our work fulfills us. Being a teacher is meaningful.” This is a quote by Malcolm Gladwell that really hit home. I love teaching. I love being able to make a difference in people’s lives. I started …

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19 Lessons I Learned As A Teacher

Isn’t it weird how things turn out? Little did I know that a summer job back in 1991 would change my life forever. To graduate from my high school I remember being told that I had to do 200 hours of community time. Now being in Bangkok at the time, and not speaking the language, …

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the college degree in the 21st century

Today’s post I want to get back to my roots… While I focus on things such as finance, success, leadership, marketing, copywriting and time management these days, most of my life has been spent teaching English. I remember being put in charge of a history class with another TA way back when and I just …

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WWTCD – What Would Tom Cruise Do?

Knowledge can come from the most unusual sources… However, most people tend to rely on what I call the “big 3” which are: family, school and friends. Some people, like myself, tend to think that’s just not enough. We have at our fingertips access to the best minds in the world: Steve Jobs, Tony Robbins, Steven …

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throw away your smart phone

“Throw away your smart phone,” is something I’m sure you’d never hear me say. But that’s precisely what some people need to do. If you’re checking FB during dinner, if you panic when you leave your phone at home, if you find yourself always looking down…then yes, maybe you’ve got a problem. The smart phone is …

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13 inspirational quotes that every parent should share with their children

Our son is growing up fast. It seems like just yesterday he was so snug in my arms, today he’s like a lead weight. He may be only five, but he can already eat more than my wife and he’s gaining on me. Sometimes I wonder where it all goes. Seeing him grow taller and …

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7 Secrets Entrepreneurs Know That Can Help You Relate To Kids Better

Kids and entrepreneurs have a lot in common. Sounds crazy right? They both look at the world differently. They see so many possibilities and seem to revel in the constant change. This is quite different from most people who seem to dislike change, especially big change. Me, I love it and am always looking for …

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mommy and the “no wine” rule (plus exceptions)

People never cease to amaze me… Sitting across from clients day in and day out, one gets a unique perspective on the human psyche. While it’s true that I did study psychology back in my college days, it wasn’t until I got into personal development that I truly began to understand just what makes us …

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high performance coach Adrian Shepherd’s 4 pillars of success

Author Michael Scott once wrote, “The day we stop learning is the day we die.” I couldn’t agree more. Whether you’re the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, the president of a Ivy League College, a successful entrepreneur, or even just a great mom, there’s always room for improvement. Perhaps it’s learning a new skill …

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passion is the x-factor in business and life

We’re all looking for that one thing… The one thing that will make everything alright. For some of us, that’s more money, for others it’s prestige. Some prefer the quiet life free from stress, others want power. In the end, it comes down to one thing – happiness. That’s what we are all seeking, that …

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