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3 Rules for Adulting™

3 Rules for Adulting™: Go Like a PRO

You’ve finished all of the work you’re going to do today. You could be like Fred Flintstone shouting “Yabba-dabba-doo!” as you rush away from your task list. But wait, you’ve forgotten something important! Tomorrow. If you just leave your desk at the stopping point of your last task, you will be completely unprepared for the...
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Gap Year? Go For It!

You’re waiting to hear back from the college or university of your choice. Your mind is stuck playing the same track: College just is not for me, and the rejections I’ll get are proof. Here’s the truth: There are lots of things that you’ll never know if you are not accepted. To transition into any...
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Becoming Future-proof

The goal of education is to produce lifelong learners.  In an age of globalization, outsourcing and job creation and elimination, this is quite a task.  Moreover, changes we make to education today may take years to manifest in the world of adult workers.  To become future-proofed, educators must guide students to: synthesize information by learning...
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For Small Wins, Think Bigger Picture

If you’re like me, when faced with the ill-defined obstacle of “all of the stuff that needs to get done,” it’s very tempting to immediately launch into action. But any sports team knows better than to attack blindly; you need a savvy strategy to succeed. A champion squad would never enter the arena without a...
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Unleash Your Epic Self: Soft Skills in Your Hand

You’ve heard of soft skills. They are part of the hidden curriculum that includes interpersonal communication abilities like showing empathy, compassion, and conflict resolution skills, as well as demonstrating emotional self-awareness, self-regulation, perseverance, and creative, independent problem-solving. At school, work and life, we depend on soft skills. I’ve spent my career working with people who have tried and struggled to build self-regulation and...
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3 Rules for Adulting

The future is closer than you think. But you’re worried that your kid isn’t trying hard enough and may be dooming their chances at a top college acceptance. This is a very typical belief of parents whose kids are “smart” but don’t seem to be cranking out the school work in an efficient or optimally...
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Why Your Millennial is Perfect for Today’s Work

Before I was an entrepreneur, I imagined being discovered by a company who was looking to hire me. In my fantasy, work was full of fun, friendship, and flexibility. Maybe I was born too soon, since working like a millennial had not even been invented yet! More and more companies are creating millennial-centered company cultures,...
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How to Be Great at Relating, #2: Share Your Successes Graciously

What do you do when you really want to share a personal achievement with someone but there’s a conflict? It can greatly intensify our pleasure and satisfaction to celebrate a success with someone else. How can you enjoy that, without appearing arrogant or off-putting? In our first How to Be Great at Relating blogpost, Carlos...
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Be Your Best Bird: Larks & Owls

If you want to make the most of your productive energy each day, you need to know if you are a lark or an owl. Maybe you are a lark – They tend to wake early and their energy is decidedly highest in the morning. Owls on the other hand feel most alive and productive...
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