Being Good All the Time Would be Boring

Listening to James Altucher interview Paul Mercurio, Mercurio said, “Brian Regan said it best: It would be really boring if you killed all the time.” These are comedians. They stand in front of people (often drunk, rude people) and tell jokes for a living. I have no experience with this, but I feel like I […]

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5 Micro-skills I’ve Gained from Teaching

The great James Altucher, whose podcast I am subscribed to, talks a lot about micro-skills. When I Google for a good definition of micro-skill, I get a very specific definition that doesn’t ring true to how I hear him use it with Mr. Altucher’s guests. It’s a very specific definition having to do with counseling. […]

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How VIPKID was a Game Changer for Me

When I left my ‘secure’ teaching position (I had a permanent half-time contract), I had the goal to replace that income with something else while I worked on the next stage of my career transition. I wanted something either really local (I could walk to it) or online. Really local would probably have meant working […]

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First Day Jitters

I walked into class yesterday and found myself nervous. The class was a whole new group of students. They’d had a different teacher the previous period, Joan, a wonderful British woman I’ve come to enjoy working with. My reptilian brain went into competitive mode: they probably liked Joan so much that they’ll be dissatisfied with […]

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