Tag: learning

Food for Thought – Activation Energy

Recently Anna has been pushing herself super hard to help us meet some financial goals.  Long hours at home, long hours at work... and long hours putting up with me of course.  She pushes herself back and forth between kid activities, volunteering, working, managing a house, a relationship and finances... just watching her is exhausting. 

Scholar Skill – Playing Games with Your Money

I hate money.  I hate that I need Money.  I hate that I have to work for it… I hate managing it. On the other hand, I love games.  Not just any games though… the real “grindy”  treadmill games, that take days and months to progress through.  If only my budget was a game like

Guest Post: Divided Attention with Jessica Miller

I’ve come to the realization that if there is something importantyou really want to do then you must be able to drag yourself out of the world of divided-attention and instead focus, in a purposeful way, on gaining the necessary education to really be good at what you do.

Food for Thought: Teach, Coach, Mentor

When it comes to helping others develop skills I like to look at developing through a three tie process.  First you teach a skill, then you coach the student in its use, and finally your mentor the student in furthering their growth.

Food for Thought – Take the Smallest Step

I can get overwhelmed by my own perception of the size of a problem I am facing, or the challenges presented by the goals I am shooting for.  Staring down along, hard road can cause me to freeze up.  I start to second guess my chosen path, my plan of action, and even my motivation.

Scholar Skill – Emergency Preparedness

This is the second in a series of posts about Emergency Preparedness; these posts cover the Physical, Mental, and Emotional aspects of being ready to deal with an emergency or crisis.  Physical preparation for emergencies is important and often gets the lions share of attention when it comes to being ready for a crisis.  To be ready to thrive

Scholar Skill: Introduction to Critical Thinking

Above all else, to develop scholar skills we have to be capable of critical thinking.  This article is an introduction to the core concepts of critical thinking and will give you the initial tools you need to start expanding ability to think critically.