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Life Lessons Learned in a Week Long Class

May 17, 2012

My class last week was long, intense and for lack of better words  a complete overload of information. I found myself chugging down coffee and water to stay awake. Eight hours of straight lecture for a week is enough to send anybody batty but when I wasn’t struggling to keep my eyes open I really learned some invaluable information.

While most of the information applied to management practices, the majority of it could be applied to ones personal life and assist in the decision making process on the micro level. Thought I would share some of the facts that really resonated with me. I had to pay $2,737.42 non financial aid dollars for this info. I need you to apply this somehow in your life. I need to get the most out of my money.

Increasing your level of self awareness, also increases your awareness of others

Your skill level will only get your hired. The majority of the time your PERSONALITY is what gets you promoted….I can see that.

Communication is not one size fits all. For it to be effective you have to tailor your delivery to the receiver….Sorry :-(

Your personality drives your behaviors…..Yassss!!! Dry people = Boring….sounds about right.

If you don’t have a plan B you will always be a victim….Welp

People who have the most to lose resist change the most….but I know people who have nothing to lose and still won’t change.

…but who asked me. Carrying on.

If you can’t measure something it doesn’t exist

You begin again after failure

Creativity in our children goes from 90% in pre K to 10% by 4th grade…..Sad

In a society that pushes us to assimilate you have to practice creativity

In reality our brains can only focus on 1 thing at a time. When we are multitasking many of the things we are doing comes natural and doesn’t require brain power….I guess.

*school bell rings*

Before you run out, anything here strike you as weird, insightful, or encouraging?

14 Comments

  • Reply Antonette May 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Creativity in our children goes from 90% in pre K to 10% by 4th grade…..Sad
    OMG this is so sad! We have teach out children to be creative & most of all to be themselves!
    Parenting is hard work! But so worth every moment!

    Great Post mimi!

    Antonette

  • Reply Mrs. Delightful May 17, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    WOW! very insightful post. Thanks for sharing :)

    Mrs. Delightful
    http://www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com
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  • Reply attorney2be May 17, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    “People who have the most to lose resist change the most….but I know people who have nothing to lose and still won’t change.” Ha! so true

    Thanks for sharing. That was great post.
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  • Reply Stesha May 17, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    “Communication is not one size fits all. For it to be effective you have to tailor your delivery to the receiver.”

    This is something I’ve had to do as parent. Each of my children are different and I’ve learned to adjust my interactions accordingly.

    Hugs and Mocha,
    Stesha
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  • Reply Kim May 17, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Thanks for the information. I’ll gladly take something from it. I know how long and draining those classes can be. I went for a week in February and it was torture at times. Thank God for online education.
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  • Reply Cam - Bibs & Baubles May 17, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    The drop in children’s creativity is the most disturbing thing to me. That’s really sad. Make me want to work harder to make sure my kids have that freedom to create and not feel stifled.
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  • Reply Baby Shopaholic May 17, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Great stuff! Welcome back!

  • Reply Kita May 17, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    You begin after your failure……..I am still waiting on that beginning. I am not surprised at the kids losing creativity it’s sad but true it’s up to the parents to keep that going. Great lessons.

  • Reply Dre Davis May 17, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    ~Creativity in our children goes from 90% in pre K to 10% by 4th grade…..Sad
    ~In a society that pushes us to assimilate you have to practice creativity

    It is VERY sad that creativity in children decreases so much in those years! We as parents definitely have to find ways to keep the creativity flowing. Perhaps I need to kick my creativity into high gear to ensure that my children maintain theirs. But how then do we prepare them for a world that wants everyone to be the same?

  • Reply YUMMommy May 17, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Great points to think about. I disagree that if you can’t measure something isn’t exist. After all we can’t measure the love we have for our families and it exists! Also, when it comes to change I don’t think it really matters how much you have to lose. I agree with you about people who don’t have anything or much to lose not being willing or open to change. I know lots of people like that.

    And we really have to do something to get our children’s creativity back up. Sticking them in front of the television or a video game all day is like creative suicide.
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  • Reply KalleyC May 17, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    This was defiantly valuable information!

    “Communication is not one size fits all. For it to be effective you have to tailor your delivery to the receiver….Sorry” I’ve learned this while working with customers at my previous job. Can’t get any more honest than this.
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  • Reply Denise May 17, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    10% creativity in 4th grade is depressing! And speaks to me big time since i write mostly about creativity.

    The rest is all valuable info! Love that you took the time to share it, and I will share it with others, so you continue to get that moneys worth!
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  • Reply Tia May 22, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    All true! I’m facing a really big decision at the moment… Thanks so much for posting!
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  • Reply MrsTDJ May 22, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    “You begin again after failure” <—-Amen! I love the entire post, but this really resonated with me. Once you fail and the slate is clean, it's time to put on the big girl/boy boats and start again. Thanks for the thousand dollar nuggets of wisdom ma'am! =)

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