Reasons You Fail to Make the Grades you Desire

Are you the type of person who starts every semester with that little promise to yourself – “I’m going to make this my best semester ever!” Do you start the semester strong, get lazy during the middle then cram when it comes time for finals?

Maybe you’re the type of person who feels like they do everything right but just can’t seem to make the grades they desire.

If you can relate to any of the above questions then this article is for you. Most students start the semester strong because they have a fresh slate to work with.

Then, as the semester drags on, apathy kicks in and students lose sight of their goals. In this article, I want to address the 5 main reasons students fail to make the grades they desire. I hope these points help you see where you might be going wrong.


Funny Pickup Lines

If only getting a date could be this direct!

There are thousands of funny pick up lines. Thousands of them! How do you choose the best ones? I don’t know, but feel free to use any of the ones from this list below.

I know this hasn’t much to do with education or start-ups but the holiday season is here and maybe it’s time to go out a bit and relax after a tough semester at college or a tough time at your new start-up endeavor so here we go.You may also want to see this video with the “Most Embarrassing” pickup lines:

(Warning & Disclaimer: Use these pickup lines at your own risk. Results may vary and may include physical harm or put your life in jeopardy if used in the wrong place or in the wrong context with the wrong person. Always consult a professional pickup artist before attempting to use pickup lines!)

My Favorite Funny pickup lines:


Education, a Poor Man’s Best Weapon to Success

For a very poor man who cannot enjoy the luxury of life and who thirsts for something new, something different, the life that he doesn’t experience yet – education could be his best weapon to quench his hunger for a good life. Like many education experts say: ‘education liberates man,’ anybody who has acquired a college diploma has big chances of changing his life.

Although a good education does not guarantee a good life in the future, at least you have the edge to get to high paying jobs and opportunities if you are a holder of a college diploma. Why do I say all this? Because majority also of those who became millionaires did not even finish college – some are high school drop-outs while others are only in primary education.

But if you finish a four-year degree course at least you will not find it difficult to look for job opportunities. That is why many of the people around the world are employees because they all finish certain degree courses. In the corporate world, those who graduated from college have big chances of getting hired because they are what big companies are looking for.


Do Tech Millionaires Deserve Their Fortunes?

Merit is a very funny word,” says Eric Schmidt, ex-CEO of the software company Novell and Google. “I’m not sure I entirely understand what it means.” Formerly chief technical officer at Sun Microsystems, where he helped develop the Java programming language, the gawky, bespectacled Schmidt is widely regarded as one of the most thoughtful executives in the world of high-tech.

We are eating lunch at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Atlanta. “Who said that life is fair?” Schmidt says to me. “Who says that we get what we deserve? I didn’t set out to make money or to become rich. I did my job because I liked it, and the money showed up afterward. Suddenly I woke up and said: ‘Oh wow, I’m not middle-class anymore.’ But I can’t say I have a moral right to this wealth. In a sense, it’s a complete accident in my life. And if it went away that would be OK too.”


Why Don’t Teachers Use Technology?!

It’s time to vent, rant, and rave! I just don’t get it and maybe I never will. Why is it that so many teachers are opposed to using any sort of technology in relation to their teaching and running of the classroom? There are many examples of good education websites that promote self-learning yet teachers don’t always see the value of it.

I recently talked with Emily, a test developer for a website named Best GED Classes that has many online lessons and practice tests that students can use to get all set for the U.S. and Canadian High School Equivalency Test. She asked how to make teachers aware of this website. Because they have a lot of practice tests and lessons, this seems to be a perfect combination in combination with offline GED teaching. Yet she has problems with reaching out to teachers.

I am not surprised at all. This year our school managed to acquire laptops for all teachers. Each classroom has Internet access as well as at least for desktop computers for the students to use. I can say that we are up to date with technology in our school. The only problem, very little of it is being used. My question is “Why”? (more…)

Here Are Some Mindset Shifts To Help You Get Moving

Sometimes you just have to start. You can think, strategize, and plan what you are going to do, and how you are going to do it, not realizing how much time goes by. When you look in the mirror and realize you are blue in the face (eek!) and still haven’t done anything (yikes!), its time to just start.

The folks at Nike nailed it decades ago: “Just Do It.” So don’t worry about the “how” so much, just pick something and go. Trust that the task will evolve as you move through it. It will unfold as it should.

Here are 7 mindset shifts that can help you get going in the right direction:

  1. Problems are opportunities – Focus your challenges on opportunities to learn. I know it sounds cheesy, but it works! My little brother failed the GED Essay, then he found the BestGEDclasses website and learn not only how to write an essay, but also how to pass all 4 GED Test subjects.
  2. Creating value is most important – Find out what you do that your audience/customer/client values most, and do more of THAT. Be wary of trying to be everything for everyone.
  3. Expect the unexpected – When you fully accept the twists and turns of your journey, you will enjoy it more and find it easier to let go of frustration when things don’t go exactly as planned. Be aware of some nasty negative Social Media Marketing Tactics.  (more…)

And I planned the day so perfectly well…

What’s Your Why?

Oh, what a day I had planned. I was especially organized going into today, and that combined with the high level of energy I seemed to be blessed with this morning, I knew I would be checking a few biggies off my list. The kids were dropped off at school and as I took my first step back into the house, the phone was ringing. It was the school. “Uh, hi Mom?

I forgot my pencil-case at home, and I really need it because we have art, and I have specific markers in there I like to use.” Seriously?? Could he not share with a friend for today? Was it really necessary for me to drive a pencil-case all the way back to the school? I had so much planned, and this wasn’t a great start to my uber-productive day! As I searched every possible location that ‘said pencil case’ could have been left the night before, I became more frustrated and unimpressed.

After almost ten minutes, and still no pencil-case, I made one up with a few random markers and pencils, and headed back to the school. On the way, I had an ‘aha moment.’ I was thinking about how to approach my son for the few moments we would see each other for the pencil-case drop-off. I wanted to lecture him about responsibility, and keeping track of one’s belongings, but then I thought it would be a much more enjoyable way to start both our days if I delivered it with a smile and a hug.


How to transfer an offline brand to a powerful online brand

Political pundits point to the 1960 televised Nixon-Kennedy debates as one of the deciding factors in Nixon’s eventual loss. Why? Because Nixon, accustomed to radio, took his appearance for granted, appearing unshaven and haggard under the unforgiving TV lights.

Many traditional companies have been making the same kind of oversight in their attempts to bring their offline brands to the strange new online world. The Web-like TV before it was forcing new methods of brand building, customer loyalty acquisition, and trust earning, and it has been challenging and interesting to see how companies extended themselves online. Consider the following factors when thinking of electronic brand, loyalty, and trust.


Marketers Ruin Everything- Book Review

I said it. I never seems to fail though. The internet comes up with some cool thing that could change the world and help us all further humanity. Then the marketers find it and ruin it. It happened with Twitter, remember?

Twitter was cool and hip and a great way to connect with new people. Until marketers realized that that many virgin eyeballs could spell big bucks. Suddenly Twitter was overrun with spammers and rendered about as useless as a screen door on a submarine.

Normally I’d have titled this post “Spammers Ruin Everything,” but I realized today that it’s not just the bad apples that spoil the internet. Sometimes it’s just the regular apples.

Case and point is today’s post from John Chow in which he talks about Sweeva (think Adwords meets StumbleUpon). It was while reading his post that I realized how cool an idea Sweeva could be.

It was also around this time that I realized just how little time it would take before this neat service would be filled with useless shit. (UPDATE: Too late.)


Who Are Digital Nomads

Have you ever before asked yourself how some folks can manage to live a life full of beautiful travels? How can they handle to make sufficient money to live that kind of lives?

If so, you could be curious about discovering much more about the ‘electronic wanderer’ way of life. An electronic wanderer is a person who makes a living using the energy of the web and a computer.

That’s it. These two devices are the only functioning methods a person really needs in order to create earnings they could live of.

Exactly how do electronic wanderers make money?

The answer is in an array of various methods. A few of these nomads function as consultants performing numerous jobs like digital photography, creating things online, and blogging.

Others invest their time getting in touch with businesses and people who need somebody to instruct them well about the things that they have to do, the example will be The owners travel the world and teach other bloggers how to be a digital nomad.

An electronic wanderer could additionally generate money by making there very own products and then making use of the internet to offer them. Lastly, bloggers could also make money by selling advertising and marketing space to firms that would like to reach out to specific target audiences.