When I first embarked on reinventing myself, I didn’t have many stories, insights, and lessons from the journey to reinvention. I often felt alone or like the crazy one that lost his way. However, that doesn’t have to be the case for you. Reinvention is challenging enough on its own, we don’t need to feel alone or like we have lost our way. This blog will help you learn from my experiences and those I have had the opportunity to learn from. This is the blog I wish I would have been able to follow and read when I first embarked on the journey to reinvention.
#3 in my New Years Resolution to experience new things was a visit to Lafayette Square in St. Louis, MO. I attended an event with friends at an awesome coffee shop, Rue Lafayette, and was treated to a wonderful night of food, drinks, and excellent conversation.
#2 in my series of new experiences for 2012. My friend and I learned to cook three new crab dishes including: crab cakes, crab chowder, and crab legs. It was a fun learning experience that proved to be quite tasty! Pictures included.
A recap of my New Experience #1 as part of my New Years Resolution. My father and I visited the New York Public Library and as it turned out they are celebrating their centennial. A lot of great exhibits on display and overall a great place to visit in NYC.
A declaration of my 2012 New Years Resolution initiative to experience something new every week and document it. Whether I am learning something new, visiting a new place, or simply experiencing something I never have, I will document it and post it in 2012.
Imagine teaching math courses in the context of real-world problems? Imagine learning Geometry in the context of an architect. Maybe we can finally answer that age-old question asked by students – why do I need to learn math?
Mistakes are often penalized in our current educational system. For instance, you raise your hand with a wrong answer and it’s often followed by “wrong, anyone else?” Or you receive a grade on a test without ever exploring your mistakes in depth to learn what was done incorrectly and how it could have been approached […]
The answer to this question is really quite simple: Just Show Up. Well, there’s a little more to it than that. You need to be prepared and proactive. Creating luck is all about putting yourself in the right places, at the right times, and doing the right things. This means accepting that invitation to join […]
Last week I was called by a parent to help her daughter prepare for her fifth attempt at the ACT. The reason for this was that her college of choice required a two point increase on the ACT a week later. With only 6 days to help her I had to approach this very differently. […]
I just got home from watching an advanced screening of “The Way” (@theWaytheMovie) by Emilio Estevez, starring Martin Sheen. The movie, which opens this Friday, October 7, highlights the journey of Martin Sheen’s character through parts of Spain in his attempt to realize his son’s goal. His son, played by Emilio Estevez, died while beginning […]
A new service in development by a professor at Harvard attempts to redefine the way the classroom space is used. Let’s face it, information is cheap. I can find any information by searching for it on google or in a book. The classroom needs to do better than that and engage students in a higher […]
I think Maximus Decimus Meridius (Gladiator) puts it best when he says, “What we do in life, echoes an eternity.” However, if he were talking about personal and business brands, I think he would change it to: “What we do in personal branding echoes for eternity in our business brand.” Well, I suppose we will […]
A little over three years ago I left my corporate career in pursuit of a new path. At the time I wasn’t sure of the destination and even today I am not quite sure. Some might argue that is reason for concern and I would partially agree. At times, I get a little concerned. Perhaps […]