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    from pain and quit early we don t get nearly enough out of it We get disappointed and we don t make progress On the other hand when we embrace our pain follow it to its source and learn to lean into it we have the opportunity to grow in a way that could change everything With that said I m off to my daily 6am yoga class now Tuesday August 27th 2013 Business School 7 Comments to Embrace the pain Ron Clendenin August 28 2013 I enjoyed your thoughts on embracing pain Resisting the pain doesn t work anyway I ve observed that when I resist the mind gets involved and tends to intensify the pain But as you said if I lean into the pain and ride it out it seems to lessen and I grow This was true in both becoming a runner and in going through divorce Fridays From The Frontline Clear Admit Blog August 30 2013 12 Jeremy filled his blog with advice about how to be a stronger person who doesn t run from pain and how to make deeper connections with friends and even strangers He asked readers to think about Venita Brown August 31 2013 Great article Very very true JEREMYCWILSON COM 100 Straight Days of Yoga Change December 12 2013 Embracing the Pain See my blog post on this JEREMYCWILSON COM How I just completed 100 straight days of yoga December 12 2013 Embracing the Pain See my blog post on this Jeremy C Wilson December 13 2013 Ron Clendenin Thanks for commenting and sharing your perspective and experience Venita Brown Thanks so much for commenting How I Completed 100 Straight Days of Yoga December 27 2013 Embracing the Pain See my blog post on this Leave a comment Name required

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    one sized fits all education Being focused is how everything else works in the world today Think about the automobile industry The idea used to be you can only buy the same model of a car in black but now you can get any car you want in any color Education should be the same more options for more people depending on what they want need And we have the people and technology to do it Spend more time measuring experiences and less time measuring test scores In today s world experiences matter a lot more for employers How you solve problems how you work with other people and times when you bounced back from failure This might suggest no more multiple choice exams Multiple choice exams were created because using them was an easy to come up with a score and differentiate people in a mass market where all jobs were the same But with better technology more differentiation and more experience based projects education needs to start thinking about a change Find more way to embrace cooperation and to get rid of isolation Why do anything where we have people do it all alone It s not how the majority of jobs work Most of us work in teams a lot And the skill is critical to underprivileged communities where the skill isn t taught early enough and where first generation students are at a big disadvantage These are just a few thoughts I remember sharing with the group yesterday There were a lot more questions remarks which I ll try to share a bit had later in the week As a sidenote is anyone reading this from the event If so please do drop me a line I d love to stay in touch and help you out however I can Sunday November 10th 2013 Business School No Comments What is your worldview No question about it this is one of the most important questions you ll ever have to think about It s almost always relevant Whether you re applying to new jobs or submitting applications for school When you re looking for new customers or looking to convince a jury that your client is innocent When you re looking for funding for your idea or perhaps looking for that special someone The worldview of the person you re talking to matters more than anything else You not only have to understand who the person is but also where they are from and what they believe And for a second you have to forget what you believe and what you think they believe Beause it s more important to know what they actually believe The tricky thing is that worldview is not right or wrong it s just true Even when you don t agree Because it s usually formed by the experiences of the other person So instead of trying to change their mind you re probably better off thinking more about a story you

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  • more seamless and more exciting than on day one More than creating a habit it also helped to build in the ability to schedule things when you re busy to prioritize what you care about and find time even when you don t have time Studies are very clear that some of the most successful people in the planet world class CEOs entrepreneurs and politicians do that They get up at 5am and find time to do things like exercising before most of the world is awake The Process of Progress When I first decided to practice yoga daily I knew I d improve physically but the physical benefits were far more immense than I first thought The aha moments really kicked in right around the three weeks in when I started realizing I could do things that were totally new Getting better inch by inch Holidng poses longer Sliding into poses I never imagined And conquering the fear that comes from poses that look impossible It s like a coder who finally gets learns HTML then Java then coding platforms like JoomLa and then gets her new URL to go live Or the applicant who finally gets a few more questions correct and then a few more while studying for the GMAT and after scoring a 620 650 670 and 690 finally hits a 740 on the exam In the end you keep record of what you ve achieved and start to appreciate small but important amounts of success But more important than any physical progress was the mental benefits that came with the physical ones The fact that little things didn t seem to get to me as much That I had more mental energy and focus throughout the day That things were more clear and I was more decisive and calm Seeing the progression of these benefits has been extraordinary Persistence The process of being persistent has also been a really big benefit Like studying for the GMAT LSAT preparing for the bar exam or doing anything new but difficult These things all take persistence to get through The ability to push yourself to new levels constantly And just when you reach the goal you ve set you have to do it again on another topic But mixing in the physical element makes everything even more complex During the process many things happen you learn to become OK with where you are you keep record of your improvements and start making smaller incremental goals of what you want to achieve Meanwhile pretenses about how good you are go away You learn how to be OK with where you are even if it s not where you want to be Or even if it s not as good as you were yesterday You stop comparing yourself to other people around you And in the end you become far more aware of where you want to go and what it will take to get there than ever before These

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  • suddenly he goes from making 50 to 75 We see this exact same story happen every single year The kid in grade school playing hockey for his school team As we learned from Malcolm Gladwell in Outliers a few months change in birthdate can make all the difference Remember the children born on January 1 play in the same league as those born on December 31 in the same year Because children born earlier in the year are bigger and more mature than their younger competitors they are often identified as better athletes get extra coaching and a higher likelihood of being selected for elite hockey leagues All because of a few months And the yoga practitioner who has been working on a headstand But once they learn to engage their core and just push their elbows in one more inch one day all of a sudden they feel more stronger more grounded and can get into a pose easier than ever The ideas above are all different but all have one important thing in common That sometimes we aren t as far away from success as we think That change is often more closer than we imagine And if we take a step back think about it and embrace it we might just be one small step away from changing everything Saturday December 14th 2013 Business School No Comments Join the conversation AskJeremy Jeremy C Wilson is a JD MBA alumni using his site to share information on education the social enterprise revolution entrepreneurship and doing things differently Feel free to send along questions or comments as you read EducationMatters Share your education story Thank you Chicago for the nomination Apply to Join MLT Apply to Join NLC Learn about the JD MBA program Please Vote Recent Posts Please

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  • an entrepreneur earlier in your career understanding what it will lead to more opportunities 5 to 10 years later Or even taking two years out to go to business school even though it s costing you two years of salary in the short term Because in the end you ll be much better off The part that interests me here is that people from lower socio economic backgrounds are at a disadvantage during the test In part because their journey tends to have a higher percentage of delays of gratification or no gratification than their peers growing up This means kids who don t ever have as much in front of them may be less likely to pass up on something when they finally have it And kids who have been let down might have the idea that the person will come back and give them the second marshmallow Practically speaking maybe they ve never seen a time when taking less money made sense or when taking two years off to pay to go to school made sense because they ve always lived paycheck to paycheck Or because their lives have always been unstable or filled with failure they can t rely on future promises from other people This is why many of these folks opt out of higher loan payments for college and couldn t imagine turning down a job in corporate American to start a business From the study four ideas quickly come to mind More often than not it s best not to eat the marshmallow We have to figure out ways to help those who haven t had as many marshmallows as kids to still not eat it too quickly Sometimes it might be best to let people keep the marshmallow even if they don t

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  • other hand some people are more optimistic understanding the challenges that come with running any school and especially a pubic school in Chicago They realize that the class sizes and teacher salaries are the result of budget cuts balance sheet deficits and not enough talented people entering the education space They also understand the hard work that it takes to move the needle just a little and the difficulty the students face not just in the classroom but at home far before they ever step foot in the classroom We talked about this and more in our session last night with Adam As pre reading for the session I assgined the Fellows a popular trending article The Invisible Child has been trending lately I highly recommend reading this article This was a perfect pre read to get your mindset on some of the realities faced in urban districts I kicked off the session by doing some simple discussion of the article and student life in rural districts in the United States We talked about the harsh realities of homelessness and the struggles that some kids face before stepping foot in the classroom and we also brainstormed ideas to solve the problems Easier said than done of course And that s why programs like Revive the Dream exist To bring more people together to understand that Education Matters for students in urban districts and to help equip them solve these education issues Thanks to Adam for coming to speak to our Fellows We look forward to staying in touch Wednesday December 18th 2013 Diversity Education No Comments Join the conversation AskJeremy Jeremy C Wilson is a JD MBA alumni using his site to share information on education the social enterprise revolution entrepreneurship and doing things differently Feel free to send along

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  • But the good news is you can always get up and try again So the challenge is to go anywys To take emotional risks reach out to people who may say no and to try things that might not work but if it did work could change everything Because that s where the big reward is Another problem is that edges are different for everyone This means there s no rulebook or step by step guide you just have to do it Feel your way through Figure out the hard part of whatever is you re working on and do that first The last problem is that the edges change over time Like your favorite Chicago Bears sweater you used to wear all the time but that got stretched out and now is way too big Or ideas that seemed creative three years ago like crowdfunding and Instagram but now are more common than ever Like those examples your edge changes over time and gets redefined so you have to keep pushing Edges are scary and sometimes might feel impossible to find But that doesn t mean you shouldn t look for them Because in the end the edges are where real change happens So have you started looking yet What are you waiting for Thursday December 19th 2013 Business School Leadership No Comments Join the conversation AskJeremy Jeremy C Wilson is a JD MBA alumni using his site to share information on education the social enterprise revolution entrepreneurship and doing things differently Feel free to send along questions or comments as you read EducationMatters Share your education story Thank you Chicago for the nomination Apply to Join MLT Apply to Join NLC Learn about the JD MBA program Please Vote Recent Posts Please vote A month in at Winston

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  • How I just completed 100 straight days of yoga - JEREMYCWILSON.COM | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    finally hits a 740 on the exam In the end you keep record of what you ve achieved and start to appreciate small but important amounts of success But more important than any physical progress was the mental benefits that came with the physical ones The fact that little things didn t seem to get to me as much That I had more mental energy and focus throughout the day That things were more clear and I was more decisive and calm Seeing the progression of these benefits has been extraordinary Persistence The process of being persistent has also been a really big benefit Like studying for the GMAT LSAT preparing for the bar exam or doing anything new but difficult These things all take persistence to get through The ability to push yourself to new levels constantly And just when you reach the goal you ve set you have to do it again on another topic But mixing in the physical element makes everything even more complex During the process many things happen you learn to become OK with where you are you keep record of your improvements and start making smaller incremental goals of what you want to achieve Meanwhile pretenses about how good you are go away You learn how to be OK with where you are even if it s not where you want to be Or even if it s not as good as you were yesterday You stop comparing yourself to other people around you And in the end you become far more aware of where you want to go and what it will take to get there than ever before These feelings help you to continue persisting not just through a class but also throughout the month and for the entire 100 days Finding your edge See my blog post on this In yoga one of the most important parts of practice is finding your edge That means understanding just how far to go into a pose Because if you don t go far enough then you won t be challenged you won t get the full stretch and as a result you won t get the open heart mind or body that you want On the other hand if you go too far that increases not just the pain but also the possibility of injury And it s more likely than not that you won t make it through the full class Somewhere between these two points is the perfect balance your edge One of my favorite instructors Yasemin talked about this in two classes and I thought the idea was spot on Embracing the Pain See my blog post on this In yoga another important part of practice is the ability to embrace the pain In yoga you feel the pain in the class especially when you re new or challenge yourself to go further But by the end you feel more flexible and stronger and at the end of class

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