My schedule received an overhaul after the first two weeks of starting an Executive MBA program. Going into this commitment, I blocked off two hours a day to study, six times a week, ideally after putting the kids to sleep. Then I quickly realized this is not nearly enough time for the volume of work…

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I’ve not been to school for seventeen years. Though I’ve never stopped learning, it feels different when learning is tested by deadlines, homework, quizzes, and graded exams. My intention is to come into graduate school as prepared as can be. But preparation is only as good as the evaluation we do right after we’ve implemented…

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Summertime is three glorious months of freedom. Every student looks forward to it. It’s a chance to sleep in, to go on a vacation with your family, to relax and slow down the pace. Perhaps your child enjoys summer reading or is enthusiastic to discover a new interest altogether. But the summer of 2020 looked…

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I remember being sick and tired of the same old tune. When you had just gotten paid, but your income quickly goes down the drain. Bills and banks take a big chunk of it like we’re merely working to keep up this losing end of the transaction. I want badly to change our family tree…

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Every parent has their own plight of dealing with disciplining their child. We get frustrated with a display of bad attitude. It doesn’t matter whether they’re a toddler or a teenager – it’s inevitable that we go through these rough patches. As our child grows up, we also grow alongside them in the testing of our character.

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5 Practical Tips on Coping with the New Norm We’ve all been disoriented by the sudden turn of events in how to cope or comply with the directives to get this global pandemic under control. It’s like a dreadful marathon show re-run that we just keep on watching. The world has abruptly changed, and it…

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Clarity & Courage Gained From Almost Dying A near-death experience changes you. It challenges your whole perspective. On September 22nd, 2019, I was blind-sighted by Sepsis, a deadly immune response to infection. I’ve never heard of it, and so I hadn’t recognized the symptoms when it struck me. As far as I know, what got…

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When Your Current Goals Are Reduced to Zero I’m the type of person that plans and writes things down. Every quarter, I draw and re-draw by hand my goals to internalize what my short-term and long-term goals look like. I allot time for brainstorming to set my annual goals, which feeds into my quarterly goals.…

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Pause to Conquer Bigger Goals In a world that demands fast, live slow. If you told me that a month ago, I would repel the idea. All I knew was how to keep at pace, if not how to keep ahead with an environment that keeps moving. I’ve only known to have a full calendar…

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Questions for Self-Reflection on When to Make a Change Moving to a new place has shifted my priorities. Like hitting the reset button, it allowed me to start from a clean slate. It felt freeing to walk into an open space of an empty apartment. We notice all the angles of our new abode, and…

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