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Making mistakes

delanceyplace.com 9_22_11

In today's encore excerpt - making errors is normal, and making mistakes is a necessary part of learning. In Teach Like a Champion, Doug Lemov's brilliant distillation of forty-nine techniques for teachers to use to improve student performance, he writes that teachers should normalize error and avoid chastening students for getting things wrong. (Lemov's book has application far beyond the classroom):

Children and lying

delanceyplace.com 8_18_11

In today's encore excerpt - a controversial suggestion regarding children and lying:

A woman's brain changes with the birth of a child

delanceyplace.com 7_18_11

Personal Responsibility

"You must take personal responsibility.  You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.  You don't have charge of the constellations, but you do have charge of whether you read, develop new skills, and take new classes." -- Jim Rohn

"The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands." -- Robert M. Pirsig

Compelling business reasons to blog

Adapted from jeffbullas

Why is the business blog not given the marketing attention it deserves? In an age of shiny new toys such as social media marketing and Facebook it is often overlooked as being slightly dowdy and just a touch unattractive.

Reasons to Use Twitter Before Your Competitors

I am a recent convert to the phenomenon of using social media for promoting business, and I am starting a huge learning curve in this regard.

I thought I would like to post some of the more helpful material that I have been able to glean in my journey.

This is one which I have adapted from Jeff Bullas who is a social medium expert. You may access his website at jeffbullas.com


10 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Twitter Before Your Competitors Do

Positive vs. Negative

"If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough." -Oprah Winfrey

“Make a game of finding something positive in every situation. Ninety-five percent of your emotions are determined by how you interpret events to yourself.” -Brian Tracy

“Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world... Same world.” -Wayne Dyer


"The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good." -- Brian Tracy

"A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for." -- William Shedd

"Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations." -- George Bernard Shaw


"If the average person realized the power he wields over his life and destiny, he would live in a perpetual state of wonder and thanksgiving." -- Earl Nightingale

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." -- Mahatma Gandhi

"Power tires only those who do not have it." -- Giulio Andreotti

"Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of strength." -- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton




delanceyplace.com 7_23_10

In today's excerpt - practice. Rather than being the result of genetics or inherent genius, truly outstanding skill in any domain is rarely achieved with less than ten thousand hours of practice over ten years' time.

"For those on their way to greatness [in intellectual or physical endeavors], several themes regarding practice consistently come to light: