Jul
4

Is There Relation between introversion and creativity?

High school was a difficult experience. I initially had a large group of friends and would hang out after school with them at a nearby pizza place. I wanted to be social but never enjoyed the large social interactions. I felt that I should have, but didn’t. I wanted to be able to hang out with lots of people and join in on large conversations but couldn’t. It took me a while to learn that there was nothing wrong with me- I was just an introvert.

It pays off to learn about yourself and find out what works. When I took a personality test and then color test,  a lot of things became clear. There’s the unfortunate misconception out there that being an introvert means that one is anti-social, a recluse, and shy.

When I recently told a friend that …

Jun
16

Five Thoughts

five things i’ve been thinking a lot about:

ga-11) wanderlust :: it’s really beneficial to work/live in a different city if you suffer from wanderlust [definition: a very strong or irresistible impulse to travel] because you’re constantly surrounded by new people, new places, and new things to do. living in the city [toronto] for the summer allows me to reconnect with people i wouldn’t otherwise see often, try different restaurants, shop at different stores, and go different places. i can ride the subway wherever i want [although, i don’t, because i’ve become one of those pretentious people that one goes where i can walk to. i ain’t paying $3 to go 5 blocks!] and pretty much do whatever i want. haha. it’s fun! [i should write about all the places i’ve been so far…]…

Jun
9

The First Step in Entrepreneurship

Josh’s Experience

This was the first Coursera course I ever enrolled in, and I’m currently putting the finishing touches on my last assignment.  If you are looking for something inspiring and informative, I implore you check this class out.

Instructed by James V. Green and hosted by the University of Maryland, College Park, Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies was filmed directly in a classroom, giving this course a more casual feel, as you can see the interaction between the students and professor Green.

I will warn you in advance, the lectures are lengthy.  The quizzes are NOT multiple choice, but involve a degree of essay writing.  Still, after finishing each weeks’ assignments, I feel like I want to go out and light myself on fire because I’m burning up with so many new ideas about how to not only …

May
23

Revisiting Curiosity

226ASP3741044129” We educated far above the level of our performance . ” This says I have adapted those wise for me . In that spirit , I would like us to a very important concept for anyone in a leadership position . Curiosity can be defined as : the desire to learn or know about anything ; curiosity . Like children , great people have an innate desire to learn from their environment . Hunger is encouraging them to ask questions and to explore how all this new information affects their lives .

In Clarity : Focusing on What Matters , week 26 is all about how our character is formed by curiosity . Not only is it a trait , but curiosity is an emotion , and it is driven by emotion , you will be guided to explore …

May
19

Canada post had had 6 business days my letter

I’ve driven an automatic vehicle three times in my life, one of them was today. I sat in the drivers seat and took a few moments to look at the levers and remembering how they worked. When I was a farmer, in another life, I bought a one ton truck to take my lambs to market and bring home one ton bags of barley. The first time I drove it I spent at least ten minutes trying to get the key out of the ignition before realizing I had to put it in park. Today, after momentarily panicking when I couldn’t find the clutch, I managed to back it out of my employers driveway and drive off. I had to keep reminding myself there were no gears and it was OK to keep my foot on the accelerator although I …

Mar
25

My new life is about to begin And I have no clue what I can expect!!

wine_rackWow. Can I just exclaim how crazy things have been lately? But not in a bad way or anything. Things are just falling into place. And I like it. As you already know, I move o to my new studio apartment (that will have a renovated bathroom and new kitchen ceiling tiles — woot!). I have decided to go ahead and go with John to Traverse City as planned the first week of  September as well. Because I think it’s a last hurrah that we both need. Or something like that.

The subject of me moving has been a very sensitive subject for the two of us and we don’t talk about it much…But he’d have to be completely blind to not notice that I’ve been making preparations for said move. I bought a giant area rug for the main …

Mar
20

Decluttering your life includes your business…

19429-63Yet again, Christine Kane, hits home with her recent newsletter talking about steps to decluttering and the excuses we use to keep clutter in our lives.  This got me thinking how business owners often do the same thing with their business.

With Spring officially only a few weeks away I thought I’d provide some excuses business owners use to keep clutter in their business and what you need to do about it.

Excuse #1 – I can’t stand work with this client!

If you wake up in the morning dreading the client call, meeting or project with a particular client that is difficult to work with it’s time to reassess and deal with it.  If you truly can’t stand to work with them, if they repeat patterns that you’ve had discussions about, or their not listening to your advice that …

Feb
6

“Cry it Out,” is it harmful?

It’s effortless to locate tons of information regarding the dangers of, “cry it out”. Thoughts are that letting your child cry at night can cause a poor attachment, reduced responsiveness from the parent, effect emotional well being of the child & even diminish brain development. It’s frightening to see all the experts claiming that you are hurting your baby if you let them CIO.

But, how are they coming to their conclusions?

I found a few articles online that express the dangers of CIO. Here is one by Dr. Sears as well as one printed in Psychology Today. One might think these are reputable resources, especially with the long list of references at the end of the article. I took a closer look and found that the research they stand on include studies of babies with colic & excessive crying, …

Jul
1

Hunting. How to find a church that is right for me

Well, I’m on yet another mission to find a great church this coming up weekend. I tried out one for awhile and it was just…too big. I haven’t had the time (because of working most Sunday evenings) or chance to go to their group for people my age. It’s become very frustrating. Maybe I’ll find something smaller…there are a few churches that have mostly younger folks in the congregation. Goodness…I’m not really younger anymore. 26 in a little over a week. Scary.

Anywho…some time before that, I was trying the Catholic thing. Don’t even ask me why. I wasn’t raised Catholic; quite the opposite, really. My brother, though, converted at some point to Messianic Judaism and I guess I was just looking to get involved in something..Kind of similar? Ok,not the same, but I must admit that some of their

Jun
28

Why Online Qualifications Are Good

Unfortunately, people leave school every year without any A Level qualifications. They may then go on to do a number of different things with their lives before thinking of returning to education. Many distance learning A Level qualifications have an online element in that you can liaise with your individual tutor via email as well as using forums to discuss your course with others who are doing the same one. In the rest of this article we’ll look at some of the groups of people who decide to have a second go at achieving the A Level qualifications they want.

  • High achievers

It’s not just people who have already left school that choose to do online qualifications. Younger school pupils with an obvious talent in a particular subject may decide to fast-track their learning to gain their qualifications earlier …