Improve Your IQ, Focus and Creativity

I had an interview for a job this morning that I think went fairly well. I have already received an invitation for a second interview and will be moving forward with that soon. However, that is not really the point of today. What I wanted to get at here was something that come up during the interview. The lady who was conducting the interview made a comment about the need for continuous education and that got me thinking about the steps that we take (or might not take) to continue to develop our brains as we age.

Learn Some New Skills

A person should never stop learning. Our education should be a lifelong adventure. Sure, I get it. You finish up 12 years of lower education and push yourself through 4 to 8 years of college. You’re ready to quit learning. You feel like you have more information packed into your head than you might ever possibly be able to use. At this point, you are ready to just sit back and attempt to put what you have already learned to use.  Continue reading “Learn Some New Skills”

Are we setting them up for failure?

I think that it is natural for a parent to want their children to be successful adults. For that matter, if I were to have a conversation with someone who did not want their children to grow up successfully, I would have some serious doubts about that person’s parenting skills. I would question whether or not that parent truly desires to know their child. I feel like it is pretty much a universal truth that all parents want the best for their children. However, wanting what is best and providing them what is best is not always the same thing. Continue reading “Are we setting them up for failure?”

Finish what you start

One of our goals in life should be to maximize the amount of free time that we have with our families. While being employed is extremely important and necessary for sustaining and adult life and family, it means very little if it is consuming your time and leaving you with little enjoyment. With that said, we should all be looking for more opportunities to do new things with those that we love. There will always be time to work but your kids will only be kids for a little while. Continue reading “Finish what you start”

You never stop learning.

Many people have this mindset that there is nothing left to learn after our formal education is over. All the training that we will ever need for life was crammed into the first 18 to 24 years of our lives. From that point on, it’s easy sailing. However, anyone who actually participates actively in life knows better than this. We are always learning and constantly needing to pick up new tools. This is not just a job thing. It is a life thing. Continue reading “You never stop learning.”

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