5 Great Lessons Steve Jobs Has Taught Us

Today I think back to the time when I learned that the battle between Steve Jobs and his pancreatic cancer has come to an end. There was neither winner nor loser in this battle.

There was only loss…

A wife has lost a loving husband. The children have lost an inspiring father. The world has lost a great man whose life has touched, inspired and changed so many others. Or like a friend said:” The apple has lost its bite”.

He has contributed so much to the world, not only by changing the face of technology but also the spirit of entrepreneurship. Even though he has passed away, he is still the visionary he was born to be and left the world several great lessons to be passed on, to be learned and to be applied by each and every one of us.

On The Road to Self-Employment-Firing Your Boss

If you find yourself making up excuses for why “you need” your current job, or holding off on firing your boss, then you’re afraid of not being able to find anything else, finding something worse, or maybe when you do decide to embark on what makes you happy there is the possibility of failure so you’re taking the safer route.

But the truth of the matter is, can you really live with the fact that you might be passing up something that could lead you to happiness if you decide to stick to your job… due to fear? (#1)

#2/ You feel bored with your life

I’m sure repeating the same routine day in, day out, for years on end would take the mickey out of anyone. The predictability of it all leaves you feeling tired, unhappy, unfulfilled, and you’re probably asking yourself, “What is the point of all of this?” Take that as a cue to start rethinking about what you want out of life. Sometimes a simple process of getting a certificate will help you to move forward.

Sometimes, firing your boss and leaving your day job can be frightening because there are so many worries that go with it (damn bills…), but have you ever thought about the positives that come with that? …

The Path to Leadership Is Complicated

The Path to Leadership is complicated when you,  like me, need to begin with struggling to get your GED. I had no choice but dropping out of the High School, I was 16 years old back then, and it took me more than 3 years to earn a GED certificate.

I’m very proud of being a GED recipient but it wasn’t easy. I failed first, going back to school was a disaster and thankful for being able to follow online classes from Bestgedclasses.org for my GED prep. If I would live 20 years ago, would not be able to pursue my dream this way.

It took me 5 months to get ready for the GED exam, it was a character changing experience but I did it. Besides the GED diploma, I also got confidence and self-esteem as the byproducts.

My secret source of motivation was the website that pointed out often enough that many famous and successful now people are also GED graduates. Then I decided I want to be a leader, I want to be a nurse and a leader, now my task was to find my own path to leadership.

How to Avoid Procrastination

Yesterday, my awesomely cute 13-year-old cousin asked me a question that made me think hard ( and that rarely happens)

She asked:” When are you gonna write a new blog post? What is this about?” ( Ok, maybe that’s TWO questions).

Ahha,

There are actually people who wait for my blog posts. ( Well, at the moment, it seems like my 13-year-old cousin is the only one. But if you do like my blog posts, please HOLLA at me, just leave a comment TO SAY HI, that would mean so much to me).Anyways, back to the point. The fact that my cousin does read my posts (or at least I think she does, and she hates reading FYI) makes me feel guilty for all the procrastination I have committed.

Plus the fact that I have heaps of assignments to start doubles my guilt level.

But I just love it so much (the watching Youtube videos and Facebook stalking, that is)

Plus in my defense, I DO learn interesting things from it.

Proof of that is:

Q: What BEES make milk?

A: BOO-BEES …

Sometimes I Just Don’t Want To…

Just because you see me smiling, doesn’t mean I am always happy. Just because you hear me laughing, doesn’t mean my every moment is always filled with joy. I have moments, I have days, and I have weeks, where I just don’t want to do it.  Any of it.

I don’t want to get out of bed, I don’t want to drive the kids to school. I don’t want to work. I don’t want to clean the kitchen, or do the laundry. I don’t want to make sure there’s something for dinner, and that everyone does their homework.

I don’t want to get the mail, or pay the bills. I simply want to pull the covers back over my head and sleep while someone else handles it.  All of it.

Anthony “Tony” Maglica and 20 Other Young Founders of Big Companies

The other day, I came across a list of famous young rich with GED certificates and it made me wonder how old some of the world most famous brand’s founders were when they first started their multimillion dollar companies.

Naturally, I did a little research. And the results shocked me. I limited my search for people under 25 only, not expecting many to make the list.

Boy! Was I wrong! The figures are dated, of course (2011), and I think it shows how fast the world has changed. Take a look at some data:

Anthony “Tony” Maglica is the owner and founder of Mag Instrument Inc, the company that manufactures the Maglite flashlight which was designed by Maglica. The Maglite is a powerful and durable flashlight that has become standard issue gear used by police officers in the USA. He was born in New York, but because of the Great Depression, his family returned to the island of Zlarin. In 1950, when he was 20, he returned to the US (Ontario, California). With minimal English, he got a job as a machinist. During this time, he bought a metal lathe for $1000 which he paid of monthly. That business grew into his own machine shop which he incorporated in 1975.

Can Home Schooled Kids Get Into College?

As more and more families choose the option of homeschooling their children these days, there has been an ever-increasing acceptance of this choice. As such, the way in which parents homeschool their children has become much easier when complying with individual states’ requirements to teach children at home, thanks to a curriculum that has those requirements in mind. With that issue resolved, the one burning question remaining has become: can my homeschooled child get into college?

First, it needs to be emphasized that the environment in which homeschooled children are in is often a benefit to their mental well-being. The one on one attention children get within the homeschooled environment can be of a great benefit when it comes to helping the individual. Each child has a much better chance of understanding school subjects when they don’t have to ‘share’ their teacher with 20 or more other students.

What You Can Learn From Brent Beshore

I think I know why Facebook is so popular

People are stalkers
They like to know what others are up to

I am no exception. I like to know what the young and successful entrepreneurs are up to so I can learn from them and be one of them.
One of the main goals of creating this blog is to connect you with those entrepreneurs who have made it so that you can have a taste of what it is like to have the freedom to do whatever you like.

So I’m super excited to be receiving great feedback from one of my first interviews with a young game developer. From that point, I have learned that inspiration is great, but not enough. We all want to learn things in a more practical ways with hands-on tips.
Well, consider yourself lucky!

Binge drinkers may be trying to consume their ‘fair share’

Student health and behavior

One of the most popular approaches to curbing binge drinking on college campuses may not be effective for most students and could even backfire on some students, a new study suggests.

The survey of 14,000 students, conducted in 2012 at 119 colleges in 40 states, centers on how student perceptions about drinking levels affect student behavior.

About one college in nine has in recent years adopted a strategy, called the ”social norms approach,” that aims to correct misperceptions about alcohol use with education and publicity campaigns.

The premise is that students will adjust their drinking levels to whatever level of consumption they perceive the norm to be.

But the strategy is based on an assumption that most students overestimate drinking levels, Harvard researcher Henry Wechsler says. His study, published in the September Journal of American College Health, finds the assumption inaccurate: Nearly half (47%) of college students underestimated binge drinking levels at their schools, whereas 29% overestimated the level, 13% were accurate within 10%, and 12% said they did not know. Binge drinking is defined as five or more drinks in a row for men, four or more for women.

Schools urged to serve the facts about booze

The student experience is tapped to teach differences in social and binge drinking. Teens and college-age youths often are not versed in the convention of ”social drinking,” instead favoring a drinking style in which they consume lots of drinks quickly.

A 2013 Harvard School of Public Health survey of 119 U.S. colleges found that almost one-fourth of college students drink heavily and frequently. ”Binge drinking is on the rise,” says alcohol researcher Sandra Brown of the University of California, San Diego.

That’s what 23-year-old Brandon Busteed recalls about college life at Duke University in Durham, N.C. Busteed, who graduated last year, says students who drink often do so with the sole purpose of ”getting trashed.”