Tag Archives: career

10 Terrible Pieces of Life Advice We’ve All Received or Probably Given Others

My Featured Blogger this week is life coach to millennials and mid-career executives, Bachir Bastien. Born in Haiti and now living in Taiwan, Bachir earned his master’s degree in Management Science from National Chiao Tung University. He conducts workshops tied … Continue reading

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That Time I Almost Joined the Circus

My Real Memoir As kids, we knew we could become anything. It was just a matter of deciding what. And that was usually determined by which Disney movie we’d most recently seen. After my buddy Jeff and I saw Walt … Continue reading

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A Confession on My 25th Year of Teaching

Originally posted on K E Garland:
Twenty-five years ago, I began my career in education as an English teacher. However, I didn’t enter the profession out of a profound sense of passion. Here’s what happened: I began undergrad as a…

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Everything You Never Needed to Know About Me

“Getting Ready to Go to the Prom” (my first lead role in a movie), shot by the illustrious Kathy’s Mom. In my early blogging days, when I still posted by telegraph, I regularly responded to Blogger Award invitations. I don’t … Continue reading

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Late Bloomer?

I’m no spring chicken (or maybe I am; after all, my first feature film as a writer-director was released in the spring 3 weeks ago), but I’m a pretty well-seasoned chicken—wait, that sounds like a cooking metaphor. Make that a … Continue reading

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Mixed Blessings

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Part One of Two The term “mixed blessings” is redundant. Why do I say that? Because all blessings—all real ones—are mixed. I only fully realized that this morning while contemplating the day I met the…

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Reaching for a Star?

“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Here’s a little late January guilt (you’re welcome): If you’re like me, you started … Continue reading

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Don’t Follow Your Dreams

Today is my birthday. Which, with the possible exception of New Year’s Day, is the day I’m most inclined to assess what I’ve done with my life. I’ve learned a few things in my (largish number) years on this planet. Perhaps … Continue reading

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 The place where people you don’t know endorse you  for skills you don’t have.

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To Grow…

We’re on this journey together.

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