Timothy Ferriss and GED Prep -Getting out off your comfort zone

download (15)I mentioned that I was reading “The 4-Hour Work Week” by Timothy Ferriss. One suggestion he makes is to reset your system, to challenge your comfort zones in small ways all of the time. It’s very similar what we I learned from the My career tools’ online course that I am participating while preparing for my GED test.

By completing comfort challenges, you step outside the established “reality” and into your “unreality.” The idea is to subtly shift your mindset; the rules that are in place for everyone else do not necessarily apply to you.

The first challenge he issues to the reader is to make eye contact and not break it. Let the other person be the one to avert their gaze. Do this to strangers on the street, friends, whoever. It breeds a sense of confidence and authority.Continue reading →

Accredited Online MBA Programs Without GMAT

Listed here are online MBA no GMAT programs that are all nationally accredited. Online MBA programs are becoming more and more popular as business professionals now are able to attend a college that is not in their home state.

The advantages are obvious. You won’t have to quit your job, you won’t have to relocate and you can study for your MBA degree anywhere you like and whenever you like. Additionally, you won’t have to spend money on housing and travel.

Below you will find a list of the most affordable and nationally accredited online MBA programs that do not require the GMAT.

There are several reasons for the popularity of online MBA programs.
One is choice: students can choose from various components of a program to make it perfect for them.

The time factor: students are able to decide on programs that permit them to take one class each time for a specific period of time, or to take several classes during a longer period of time. You can find MBA programs that stick to a standard academic schedule and programs that do not.

There are programs that permit degree acceleration and programs that enable a slower pace. Students can decide on general programs or ones with concentrations.

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What is your lucky hat? What motivates you?

I was surrounded by my family and some of my closest friends, but there was no escaping the fact that it was a brisk morning.

I had studied all night to get ready for my GED math test, I was tired, cold, and all I could think about was finding a place to scavenge some extra layers of clothing.  So I headed to my secret compartment (aka behind the seat of my truck) to find anything to help me get warm.

As I tilted the seat forward, the hat was the first thing I saw, so I grabbed it and headed straight for the campfire.

“What’s that on your head?” one of my friends asked.

“Oh, this is lucky hat”, I said casually.

“What do you mean lucky hat?” she asked.

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Get Your TESOL Certificate

paragraph_7935_2_20150609151711Would you like to live and work abroad?
Are you a student, a recent university graduate or someone wanting a career change?

You can do it with the internationally recognized S.I.T. TESOL CERTIFICATE from the Spain TESOL Program, accredited by the School for International Training
Come to the Mediterranean city of Barcelona and…

  • participate in an accredited, intensive, 130 hour TESOL Certificate course.
  • encounter friendly, professional, experienced and supportive staff.
  • develop the skills to be a teacher that employers want to hire and students enjoy learning with.
  • benefit from hands-on guidance and assistance re: working and living abroad.
  • link up with a worldwide network of alumni, schools, summer language camps, volunteer agencies, etc.
  • observe how a successful language school operates.
  • take advantage of competitively priced tuition and housing.
  • receive assistance with housing arrangements as well as advice regarding travel.
  • enjoy a course located in the heart this historic, yet modern, city.
  • have access to computers, internet, etc.
  • earn an internationally recognized certificate.

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Look Beyond The Ten Hottest Careers

better-jobJob-seekers frequently look at the ten hottest career or the highest paying career lists as a guide to which are the hottest jobs around.

The more determined ones then work or study towards reaching one of these ‘hot jobs’.

When working on GED subject with my students, the idea of getting this kind of a well-paying job is a strong motivator.

In a parallel career you’re NOT looking for a better job or even a ‘hot job’. It’s because you realize that a job is only as stable as whether your boss likes you…or your boss’ survival in the company…or the survival of the company…or other factors beyond your control.

You’re looking for something that lasts long-term, something you can develop while you still have a job. You are not looking for short- to medium-term gratification.  In your quest for a parallel career, the ten hottest career or highest paying career lists are used only as indicators of what jobs (and hence skillsets and know-how) are in high demand in the marketplace.


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How to Evaluate Student Loan Relief Services

download-32Let’s take a look at a real world example

Mark, a 28-year-old family man from Baltimore was a real target for fraudulent debt relief businesses from the get-go.

The year was 2012, and his hours at work had been cut back. He had $40,000 worth of debt of every description.

He had two children and he was desperate for a way to not have to make thousands of dollars in monthly payments. These con artists do look for people like this. When they learn of one, the calls started coming in.

The rep who makes the marketing call and deals with the customers is usually a person with a confident, authoritative and cheerful manner. To someone who’s deep in financial trouble, just to hear a voice like that calling and telling them that there is help at hand, can sound completely convincing.

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Understanding the FSEOG Grant Program

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), like many other federal funded grants, is designed to cut off tuition and other school related expenses for students who are in need of financial help.

To qualify for the FSEOG program, students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application form. This is to determine the Expected Family Contribution, which is measured with the following factors: the family’s size, family’s income level and net assets.

The program grants the money to students who have the lowest EFC. Eligible students (with significant financial need) can use the grant money to nearly 4,000 colleges and universities.

The amount of FSEOG grants that are being awarded to eligible students are actually influenced by the educational institutions involved in this particular program.

The money is granted to students who are either currently enrolled or are approved for enrollment in their preferred educational institution. Likewise, it is essential to know that awardees of the Federal Pell Grant are being prioritized for the FSEOG program.Continue reading →

Prevention Magazine

download (14)Dear students who suffer from some overweight: the folks over at Prevention Magazine (and more weight loss product marketers) have apparently discovered the magic pill for fast, permanent, effective proven weight loss success.

AND! The best part? It’s free!!! No, really…..
Excuse the misleading sales pitch but hey – I had to get you to read this blog post! I’ve done the same thing too many diet plan marketers do!

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Scholarships in Oklahoma


Nowadays there are various scholarships available for different levels and categories of students. These scholarships are typically offered to all underprivileged students who aim to pursue higher education.

If you are a parent, you sure have wished to send your children into a private educational institution. Oftentimes, students of under-performing schools are influenced by drugs and gangs resulting to poor values and education.

The Children’s Scholarship Fund is an American privately-funded program that offers assistance for low-income families. The main goal of the program is to help less-fortunate kids receive high quality education through their enrollment into private schools.

The program was founded in 1998 by Theodore Forstmann and John Walton. And since it was established there are over 1.25 million of hopeful children who have already applied for scholarships.

The Children’s Scholarship Fund, however, does not provide full-financial scholarship assistance. This requires the parents to contribute to the children’s overall educational costs wherein parents would typically shoulder half of their child’s tuition.Continue reading →

Five Easy Ways Students Can Go Green

saving-energyBeing green means using  processes that are environmentally friendly. Some students ignore going green because they think that it may be an inconvenience.

In reality, there are several ways that you and your friends can go green, and that will not take much time out of your day at all.

  1. Turn Off Lights When They Are Not In Use

If you can turn off a light, then you can help to save the environment. The next time you are walking around your office, take note of how many empty offices and rooms have all of their lights on.

By turning those lights off, you are reducing your energy consumption, which saves the environment and saves you money. You might consider investing in motion detected lights that will help you to save money without doing any extra work.Continue reading →