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Full Cup Friday #3: Top Tips and Weekly (P)review

“You can’t pour from an empty cup.” Here are my top three tips of the week: Top Tips I want to get to know YOU! I’ve been writing this blog to clarify my thoughts - but also to serve you, my readers. Who are you? Where are you from? What brought you here? Comment below, … Continue reading Full Cup Friday #3: Top Tips and Weekly (P)review

Drill Those Skills: On the Quest for Work You Love according to Cal Newport – Part 1

Today on Think It Through Thursday, I present to you a brief summary of Cal Newport's 2012 release, "So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love." As I await the arrival of his latest release, "Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World," I … Continue reading Drill Those Skills: On the Quest for Work You Love according to Cal Newport – Part 1

Aware, Care, Share: Identify, Develop, and Unleash Potential

At work, as in life, I am seeking to apply the Hybrid Consonance concepts: Deep Work, Deliberate Practice, and Cultural Intelligence. In other words, how to choose a more focused study, work and personal life, given the cultural, economic, social, and environmental conditions of our workplaces, families, and communities. Part of a more focused life … Continue reading Aware, Care, Share: Identify, Develop, and Unleash Potential

Infinite Scrolling isn’t Infinite, and other Digital Decluttering Discoveries

Photo by bruce mars from Pexels Last Thursday I published a summary of an online conversation between Ryan Holiday and Cal Newport. In it, these two authors discussed Newport’s latest book, “Digital Minimalism.” If you haven’t read it yet, I’d encourage you to do so, as you’ll find out: why Newport still likes the Kindle.why he does not … Continue reading Infinite Scrolling isn’t Infinite, and other Digital Decluttering Discoveries

Breathe.

Move on Monday: How we move our bodies is crucial to moving into action and getting into the right mindset. As a musician, I know how crucial breathing is. This will be a short breathe breeze through an important topic. Breathe. In. Now, out. Again. In… …and… out. Once more. In… … then... … out. … Continue reading Breathe.

Full Cup Friday #2: Top Tips and Weekly (P)review

“You can’t pour from an empty cup.” Fill up here with your weekly dose of winning tips while you preview next week on Hybrid Consonance. Hybrid Consonance is the collection of practices, habits, mindsets, and more, that contribute to Holistic High Performance. As an educator, musician, and writer, I am here to serve you. “Rest and … Continue reading Full Cup Friday #2: Top Tips and Weekly (P)review

Ryan Holiday and Cal Newport Talk “Digital Minimalism”

This week, subscribers to Cal Newport’s email list were given an opportunity to listen and participate in a call between author Ryan Holiday and Newport, to discuss Newport’s latest book, “Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World." Photo by Tom Swinnen from Pexels Here are some interesting quotes from that conversation, and some key takeaways. … Continue reading Ryan Holiday and Cal Newport Talk “Digital Minimalism”

High Potential: Mindset, Motion, and Mentoring

Potential - noun: the presence of unrealized ability, skill, or knowledge that, if unleashed, would change events, situations, circumstances, people, lives, families, communities, national, epochs, and, indeed, the world. Related to potent - meaning powerful, strong, efficacious, able to effect change, able to affect strongly etc. Are you potent? Do you possess potential? Or have … Continue reading High Potential: Mindset, Motion, and Mentoring

Words Are Powerful – So Is Your Voice!

“Words are powerful… so is your voice.” These are the opening lyrics to a song I wrote with my students. We were inspired by comments made in the classroom. I had been troubled by the impact of certain comments. Teasing and light-hearted banter may be frequent in social settings - and in any context, let … Continue reading Words Are Powerful – So Is Your Voice!

I Want To Move It

What gets you motivated, and moving, and in the right mindset to start your day - and your week? Whether you are focused on boosting your productivity, developing effective learning, growing your cultural intelligence, or like me, combining these all in the process of lifting your voice and living your song - we can all benefit from making the right moves.

Full Cup Friday: Wins & Weekly Preview!

"You can’t pour from an empty cup." So, fill up here with my weekly dose of winning tips, and preview next week on Hybrid Consonance (this blog!). My aim is to share what I've learnt in the hope that can serve you in some way. If you want to get in touch, please comment, tweet, or … Continue reading Full Cup Friday: Wins & Weekly Preview!

Harnessing High Potential: Supporting the Emotional Needs of Learners

I'm speaking at the Just Learning Conference 2019 on the 16th of February. Here's the blurb of my talk. If you are interested, please fill in the following survey to help me create a useful discussion and content. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3BSPWDF "Are you frustrated by your students' untapped potential? Are you curious as to why some students demonstrate great promise … Continue reading Harnessing High Potential: Supporting the Emotional Needs of Learners

Effective Learning: Support, Motivation, Practice

Learning is the process through which our bodies and brains grow, change, and adapt to opportunities and challenges. Witness a baby learning to walk, a child learning to talk, an adolescent learning to drive, or an adult learning a new skill for work or pleasure. We all learn and will continue to learn as long … Continue reading Effective Learning: Support, Motivation, Practice