My ‘Good Old Days’ Syndrome

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. How much I loved school. How much I miss it. What I’d do differently if I were to do it again.

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  • Would I put more effort into my final year?
  • Would I plan my career?
  • Would I listen to my parents’ advice or my own?
  • Would I… would I… would I…?

I don’t regret anything. I try not to regret anything, with my life’s motto being “Never regret something that once made you smile” – and school certainly made me smile. Without a doubt. It was the happiest time of my life. Sure, it didn’t feel like it at the time.

I’d love to go back, even for just one day. I’d love to have that feeling of knowing my work was good. Getting good grades was my main aim in school and I did.

But now? In the big, grown up world? Recognition doesn’t come by all too often, which I realized very quickly when I stepped into the world of work.

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5 Helpful Study Tips for Online Studying

The typical online student differs greatly from your straight out of high school, 18-22-year-old traditional college students. You are most likely working full-time, managing a family, and/or in certain extenuating circumstances that prohibit you from attending a traditional college.

With this in mind, we decided to write an article that provides helpful study tips for students currently enrolled in (or will soon be starting) an online program.

  • Master Time Management

In your situation, effective time management can mean the difference between a successful college career and a stress-plagued, overworked nightmare.

Realize the nature of your undertaking – you are exerting yourself on all fronts (work, home, school, and other), and will be expected to do the best you can in each of them. Without the right time management and time allocation strategy, things can start heading south real fast.

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Keeping a job when school starts

I’ve given you some helpful hints for finding a job during the summer, but once the school year starts you may have to decide if you want to keep your job or not.

Many jobs and/or the hours you work are seasonal. Your job may only have needed someone to fill the 8AM-12PM shift, and now that you’re back in school, you’re not going to be much help.

But for many jobs, you can continue working even once school starts. The decision is whether or not you want to. Obviously, having a job will give you money, but with school starting, you’ll also have less free time. It’s an important balance.

Free time vs. Money

Making money is a great thing, and during the school year there are countless opportunities to spend money. It’s easier to enjoy high school when you have a good amount of cash. Unfortunately, to make a decent amount of money, you have to work a decent amount of hours.

Some people got addicted to money and drop out from high school, only later to realize that actually they some kind of diploma. I know people who followed an online program and got their GED although I would not recommend this path.

In the summer, it’s not so bad because you can work 8 hours and still have a good part of your day free. But school will already take up 7 hours of your day, 5 days a week, so working a few hours after school will mean your whole day is shot. When you figure that you still have to make time for schoolwork and other things that need to be done, you can say goodbye to a lot of your free time. Read More

Small improvements are the path to success

In work from home careers such as home internet businesses that involve a network or team, you will be the Leader for the people you attract into the business opportunity.

Looking at the Leadership principles contained in, How to Win Friends and Influence People it is emphasized we need to positively acknowledge this Leadership role. Why does he Dale Carnegie devote a whole section to Leadership?

The answer is simple, people are attracted to Leaders. The book is about how to win over people hence the more you behave like a Leader the more people will be attracted to your opportunity.

One of the things I have seen unsuccessful Leaders do is the, ‘leave alone zap’ way of Leading. This method involves ignoring people if they are doing things right day in and day out, but boy do they ‘zap’ you if you get it wrong once.

This is a bad way to earn extra money because your team begins to distrust you. I believe it’s the prevalence of poor Leadership in that past that has lead to so many people leaving home business opportunities in the past. Read More