Why Learn?

As markets improve and the year rushes to a close, we see more classes being scheduled around the country. Agents will decide which courses look the most interesting or benefit them (and their career) the most. Some are taken for the Continuing Education credit, some for designations and/or certifications and some, yes it’s true, are simply[…]

Better Than Sex?

The Campiagn for Learning in the U.K. recently compiled research on an age-old topic: learning. Basically, the article was focused on sharing some statistics in order to get people to see the UPside of learning. Some of the information they shared was:   95% of people think that learning about new things boosts your confidence. (National[…]

We Work Enough. Go Play!

The trail is calling, or is that your life? According to a recent survey, America’s mid section will do nothing but get larger in the next twenty years.  No, we’re not adding geography to the Midwest by adopting Canada. The geography being added is to our mid sections, our waistlines. A Duke University study tells[…]

Your Brain is Your Friend: Be Nice To It!

After a fresh reading of John Medina’s book, “Brain Rules,” I have pledged to treat my brain better. And while John has 12 rules for your brain (and mine), I will stick with just three. If we (yeah, me too) took these three things more seriously and incorporated a plan into our lives, we’d see[…]

Back to the Grass!

Let’s begin by making one thing clear here, grass in this headline means the green stuff on many sections of ground, not marijuana. That said …. well, never mind. In his book, Bowerman and the Men of Oregon, there are a few paragraphs where author Kenny Moore describes sitting on the stadium or track infield[…]

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DEATH by PowerPoint

I was chatting with a friend today about a class I teach called “Visual Chi: Creating and Delivering Outstanding Electronic Presentations.” He seemed to go somewhere else for a few seconds (maybe a bad memory popped up) and then said, “Oh, another PowerPoint class, huh?” “Geez, I hope not,”  I replied. It’s not that I[…]

Man vs. Computer: Round 4

I’m four weeks into training for the Savannah Marathon and working diligently on stylish abs. Needing a lift, it seemed to be a great time to issue a challenge to my Macbook. If you recall, I have challenged my computer to two previous contests: a five mile run and a max bench press lift-off. (read[…]

Teachers Make the Worst Students!

In the last month, I have had the pleasure of attending five different classes taught by as many instructors. Over my lifetime, I have understood several lessons that have served me well in specific times: salespeople make the worst buyers, doctors make the worst patients and teachers make the worst students. Let’s make something clear.[…]

Halftime Part 2: Back on Track!

So yesterday the topic was “How Are We Doing?” on our goals. If you, like me, took the opportunity to evaluate where you are in relation to your goals, then we both get kudos for our efforts. Today, let’s talk about what to do with those goals that are not exactly on target, and maybe[…]