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Friday, November 28, 2008

Leverage: One Cause of the Financial Crisis

Extract from EFL Bliss:
Teachers who like to deal with topical issues in class won't want to skip over the current meltdown. The problem is that so much of what has been happening in the world of finance is so arcane - impossible for us to understand, let alone explain in simple English to our students. However, there are some very important phenomena that can be grasped, described and discussed.continue reading

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Only Two Secrets to Motivating Yourself You’ll Ever Need

"I’ve written about motivation a bunch of times before here on Zen Habits, but the more I learn about it, the more I realize that motivation isn’t that complicated.
Sure, there are numerous tips that can help, numerous tactics and strategies I’ve used with success. But it really all boils down to two things.
And those two things are so deceptively simple that you might decide to stop reading after I name them: 1) make things enjoyable and 2) use positive public pressure. But read on for more on how to use those two things to motivate yourself for any goal..." continue reading this great article by Leo Babauta @ Zen Habits

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Ten Commandments of Life Branding: Violate Them at Your Own Risk

NB. Life is a brand that is for you, and its a brand only you can make. I found the an excellent article by Mike on branding. He integrates work, business and all the rest under the main theme, Life Branding. The best part of this is the 101 and categorization of ideas, that fit, and fit very well.

'10 Steps to Be the Brand You Want in Life,' Guest post by Mike King of Learn This; posted @ The Positivity Blog October 20th, 2008

  • Life Branding: 1. Know Your Own Brand; 2. Eliminate Any Ego Based Perception; 3. Hold True Your Background; 4. Live and Reinforce Your Morals; 5. Make Your Core Values Known; 6. Practice What You Preach; 7. Strengthen Your Unique Attributes; 8. Demonstrate Your Most Wanted Traits; 9. Write About and Share With Others; 10. Be Consistent With Your Brand

  • ... conitnue reading: 10 Steps to Be the Brand You Want in Life

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