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Three easy ways to take interesting online courses

When I was in college, I wanted to take a photography class as an elective.  Unfortunately, I was required to take “Fundamentals of Drawing” as a prerequisite.  I can’t draw to save my life, but I gave it a shot, assuming that the teacher would grade according to the “finance student who wants to take […]

Learning Challenge Update: How I did and what’s next.

Speed Reading Update The most recent skill I’ve been working to add to my “Lifestyle Résumé” is speed reading.  Last month I tested my reading and comprehension and then studied ways to improve both.  Over the last several weeks, I took what I learned and put it into practice as I worked through my reading […]

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30 day learning challenge: Speed reading edition

“The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.”  ~ Mark Twain I spend a good part of every day reading.  Some of that is for pleasure, some for education, some for work.  I read books, magazines, newspapers, blogs, social media, trade journals, research reports, financial statements […]

Discipline vs Motivation

Before talking about discipline and motivation, I want to give you a quick update on the most recent 30 Day Challenge.  As many of you know I do periodic learning challenges in life and then write about them here at the site.  So far I’ve learned all the countries of the world, gotten SCUBA certified […]

30 day learning challenge: Croissant edition

“Patience!”  That was the advice that a French pastry chef gave me when I asked him for pointers on making croissants.  I should back up.  What set of circumstances brought me to the point where I was getting cooking advice from the former personal chef to the king of Saudi Arabia?  As many of you […]