I’m so excited for this opportunity to collaborate with 14 other bloggers on one theme: One Step Toward the Impossible. Each of us wrote about a time where the smallest gesture made a difference, and/or a goal that may have seemed impossible, but we had to take the first step. I chose to write on … More One Step Toward a College Degree Despite Odds
Here is Part 2 on 1o Ways to Fail College. Don’t fill out the study guide. The study guide is posted just for fun. If you fill it out, you may learn what will be on the test. Turn in crappy work. Your professor will love you for not using spellcheck or checking your grammar. … More Part 2: 10 Ways to Fail College
“Despite entering the labor force at a later age, workers with a bachelor’s degree on average earn well over $1 million more than high school graduates during their working lives, while those with an associate’s degree earn about $325,000 more” (Stinebrickner & Stinebrickner, 2014, p.4). As an individual who started with very little in life, … More 10 Ways to Fail College
I talked about grit in my last post. Reminder: Grit = passion + perseverance. I have a special place in my heart for motivating people to go to college. I was the first person to attend college from a family of five girls (I was the fourth in line). (Yes, 5 girls! No brothers.) College … More Grit: How to Get What You Want
I hope everyone had a great weekend! I had the wonderful opportunity of taking my son, Kobi, to the 7×7 Adidas Tournament in California. There were some phenomenal athletes there! Most of them have a dream of getting a college football scholarship and even playing for the NFL one day! A college scholarship and the … More Grit: Passion and Perseverance for Long-Term Goals
Life isn’t a race. It’s a marathon. Any goal takes time to achieve. But what happens when your life starts with a bad home environment. No family support (or minimal) or the home life is all about survival. Goals are secondary. Basic needs come first. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Motivation As we look at … More Strive for Excellence No Matter Where You Start in Life
My oldest son, Kobi, talked to me about the Texas police shootings first thing this morning. This made me reflect on the situation.
The odds are not in favor for Blacks, Hispanics, or minorities in general, but this doesn’t mean we have to keep adding to the statistics. Create your future. Overcome the odds. Violence against violence is not the answer. I beat many odds to get my PhD. It wasn’t easy, but I’m glad I took that road instead of many other roads that would have led me to become another statistic. … More Blacks and Minorities Can Overcome Statistics