Finding The American Dream

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What is the American Dream? Why can’t we achieve it? Every day we wake up and 80% of the people in America dread going to work. We work our whole lives to position ourselves to do what it is that we want to do and yet 80% of us are still unsatisfied with working the hours we have too.

I went to college for 4 years and got a degree in political science. I was sure I wanted to be a lawyer. It would have probably been a great move right out of college but my experiment at professional football failed miserably and by the time I returned to school things had changed for me. Continue reading

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Expectations When Looking For The Perfect Job

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I am offering a few words for those of you who are seeking employment between the ages of 25 – 35 years of age. Please do not get offended and disregard if it doesn’t pertain to you because this is only meant to help or improve your chances of future employment. If you are in this age range and want to enter the professional business world, I want to share some thoughts. I’m over 40 so this makes me an expert! Actually far from that but I digress.

Some of you very well know I am an educator as well as an entrepreneur. I understand and value time. In order to make money, you have to balance time and put a price tag on your time so you never really want to waste it when you don’t have too. Continue reading

Getting To Know Your Students Will Improve Their Success and Yours

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One cannot help you if they don’t understand who you are…

Does that sound like a cliche or is that real? When I think about the problems that we have in the educational system I often wonder how we can ever help those that we don’t understand. I’ve often felt a little helpless when it comes to dealing with teaching people who don’t have a grasp of the English language. Not that they aren’t brilliant, but because I know a lot gets lost in translation.

I’ve done everything I can do within reason to help eliminate the barriers as much as possible. I used to have my ex girlfriend give me a word or phrase a day that would help me stay connected to the students I was trying to reach. I think that deep down inside they were happy that I was trying to understand them so they opened up to what I was offering. The results got better and I was thankful to have a resource to lean on to make things run smoothly with those kids.  Continue reading