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    often get wrapped up in these endpoints We want to get deeper into poses do well on our presentations ace our interviews move on to the next project or get funding four our company And we tend to focus so much on the endpoints that we forget the importance of the process Of what we can learn from our experiences What we can take with us And how gracefully we can move between the endpoints Sure periods of transition always carry with them a fear of the unknown But they also provide opportunity To do something you ve never done before To find comfort trying something you ve never tried before To learn To find balance and composure To fail gracefully and refocus your compass and radar to get closer to the right path Every big innovation that s ever existed at some point hadn t been done before Almost every best seller came after 5 books that never made it big And almost every great yoga instructor spent time playing with awkward transitions But the people who found success failed often focused more on the process than the outcome and learned to have grace when transitioning So it would seem to me grace during difficult and awkward transitions is one very important step to success Just a thought Monday July 21st 2014 Leadership Yoga TAGS yoga No comments yet Leave a comment Name required Mail will not be published required Website Message Sign me up for the newsletter Join the conversation AskJeremy Jeremy C Wilson is a JD MBA alumni using his site to share information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

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    a fear of the unknown But they also provide opportunity To do something you ve never done before To find comfort trying something you ve never tried before To learn To find balance and composure To fail gracefully and refocus your compass and radar to get closer to the right path Every big innovation that s ever existed at some point hadn t been done before Almost every best seller came after 5 books that never made it big And almost every great yoga instructor spent time playing with awkward transitions But the people who found success failed often focused more on the process than the outcome and learned to have grace when transitioning So it would seem to me grace during difficult and awkward transitions is one very important step to success Just a thought Tags yoga Monday July 21st 2014 Leadership Yoga No Comments Inspirational video on never giving up This is a must see video I love stories like this ones that help us understand what we could we accomplish in our lives if we didn t give up More people need to see this But be warned it s a tear jerker I love this video because it s about the triumph of the human spirit About working toward your Wildly Important Goal even when others tell you that it s impossible Another reason I love this video is because it shows yoga can create change This is great inspiration as we head into our second 100 day yoga challenge starting on 2 1 Stay tuned for a blog being built for the challenge Thanks to my friend Kim Lampaglia for sending me this video this weekend They said I d never walk again Show d THEM Arthur Boorman was a disabled veteran of the Gulf

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    my really good friends Ruby asking if I wanted to try out her new yoga studio Core Power Yoga I had enjoyed doing yoga a few years before so I said Sure Work was busy that week so I didn t go that day or the next But after a few texts and reminders throughout the week I finally caved in and agreed to go to a class Sunday night We went to a C2 class which at the studio is a Power Yoga Vinyasa class Ironically it turns out that the class instructor became one of my favorites months later and her Sunday evening class is a staple in my routine today What a remarkable class I thought to myself after the class I felt more energized and excited about the class than any of my other workouts at the gym So I figured I d make good use of my free week and go every day to maximize the experience My friend Ruby came as well and eventually one class turned into one week which turned into a trial membership which turned into finishing the 30 Classes in 40 Days Challenge except I did it in 24 days which eventually turned into 100 days The first reaction people usually have is WOW and What kind of yoga Students athletes friends and yoga instructors alike have pretty much had the same reaction and found it pretty cool Except one of my instructors who immediately told me she did 108 and here I was hoping to impress her 100 days was not the initial goal In fact I did not start with a goal at all It was initially just making use of my free week and then hitting the 30 classes in 24 days so I could have a chance to win a free gift from the studio But the change I felt even in the first few weeks led to a lot more than that It s extraordinary to know what change can come from doing anything but especially yoga consistently the progress patience connection and persistence but the change that comes after one hundred days is profound Upon reflection here are a few of the lessons I learned from the experience Making Time At the onset my first thought was things are pretty busy hopefully I can fit a few classes in After all I am an M A lawyer at a large law firm in Chicago But after a week or two things changed I started planning my schedule around going to the studio I went at 6am on many days as well after 8pm on many days after getting to work before 7am In the beginning it was a little bit of a juggling act and I had to make lots of adjustments to make my schedule work But eventually it became a habit and was easier 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 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 feel like you can do anything In sports the same thing is true Through the pain that comes with training you get better And if you embrace it you ll get faster jump higher and perform better when the game starts In life pain helps you learn to endure failure learn how to make better choices and learn how to stand up and fight back the next time around In the end yoga like anything else takes work to do well But 100 days later the work becomes more fun and the benefits are outsized if you can embrace the pain along the way Change More than anything the last 100 days is about change Changing how you prioritize your activities Understanding that you can change your body and your mindset with persistence and focus Changing what you believe and understanding that what seems impossible at first doesn t have to be With that said I ve decided that I ll be doing it again in the next few weeks Maybe 108 days this time to match my instructor Anyone interested in joining Thursday December 12th 2013 Leadership Yoga 8 Comments New beginnings People all over the world crave new beginnings But ironically most people also do everything they can to avoid them The lawyer who slaves away at her job for an extra few years because she likes her salary and doesn t know what to do next The middle manager who is comfortable with the day to day routine which he thinks he can t find anywhere else Or the aspiring journalist who chooses to stay at a big company instead of working in the small town in Iowa for the chance to finally make it on air This is because new beginnings are hard and uncertain But new beginnings are also the best opportunity you have to change everything They give you a sense of hope and rebirth They remind you that more in the world is possible if we just look up And they remind you how good you are the moment you break out of your routine That s why we celebrate them on new years and new birthdays It s why we get excited to start over in school again or start a new job after school It s what makes entrepreneurs excited to wake up each and every day The ability to do something for the first time To chance to tackle the problem that everyone else said would not work Every day in yoga we approach our practice the same way with a beginner s mind We start every class in childs pose and we take our first breath and put our feet down on the mat for the first time You don t know how class will go And sometimes you feel sore tired and nervous you might not finish But every day you take the first breath concentrate and more often than not you not only make it through the hard part but you also make more progress than you ever imagined That s why so many people keep going back In short new beginnings sometimes give you the opportunity to change everything Wednesday September 11th 2013 Careers Entrepreneurship Leadership 1 Comment Meeting my readers I don t do it often as I want but I really enjoy meeting my readers I ve had the chance to meet many of them In Chicago Atlanta Phoenix New York and the Bay But also in countries like Kenya Today I had the chance to meet one of my favorite readers We ve been trying to meet up for a few weeks and it finally happened He just graduated college and had a lot of really great energy not to mention questions about the world He came prepared with a list of questions but we didn t get to most of them I think that meeting my readers remains one of the best ways to help hear more about the things students and professionals are thinking about and what their stories are What they think about work how they think about grad school and education and what impact they want to make in their lifetime It also helps me hear about the things they fear The fear of making sales calls fear of getting rejected and fear of failing at what they do And so I like to talk a lot about how to overcome that We come up with plans so they can see a path to figuring out how to make it more likely that they will succeed But here s the real secret The hard is part isn t defining the path or coming up with a plan that s the easy part Unfortunately it s the part most consultants and advisors focus on The hard part is doing the scary thing of taking a stand and sticking to the path And so that s where I like to focus And it made for a really fun conversation today If any of you are interested in chatting please let me know I d love to hear from you But before you write check out Education Matters Project Most people I talk to tend to want to support the cause by sharing their story about why education matters to them Saturday September 7th 2013 Careers Education Leadership No Comments Nothing is for everyone You know this but you ignore it every single time And you always find out the hard way If you re fundraising for Catholic Extension in Chicago you have to ask yourself why does it matter what the atheist next door thinks about your phone strategy If you re a marketing executive at Target why does it matter what loyal shoppers at Neiman Marcus think about your new products Or if you re applying to college from the poorest schools in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the world then why are you trying to please the admissions committees from colleges who don t care about your story We all know this but we always seem to forget that nothing is for everyone Think about it The vast majority of people in the world have never sat in a Starbucks and never used an Android Likewise the vast majority of people in many parts of Asia do not have indoor plumming The numbers show this very clearly Just because you have it doesn t mean everyone else does And the sooner we understand this the more time we can spend focusing on ways to have more impact in the world by pleasing the people who do care In the end you re more likely to succeed if you say this is what I stand for And this is what I believe If it s not for you then I ll find the other people who believe in my story In short ignore the skeptics And spend more with the people that believe Friday September 6th 2013 Careers Education Entrepreneurship Leadership No Comments How dare the critics How dare the critics criticize the work you created So much of success is about doing things that are out of your comfort zone About trying new projects being creative and taking on more responsibility than ever before But the problem is that fear of the response from critics keeps us from doing it The smartest MBAs become afraid that they didn t format the slides quite right The sharpest law firm associates afraid they have typos in a memo And the smartest kids in class nervous about getting a algebra problem wrong in front of everyone All enough to keep the from putting themselves on the line or speaking up when it matters All because the critic might say you are wrong you made a mistake It s the same concept society used to keep women in their place for decades The same one that is used to tell the underclass that they don t have a say The same one that makes you feel like you don t have the right to speak up at meetings Or tell your boss when they ve got something wrong So we hide instead of speaking up We add qualifiers to our answers and put extra words in our work to distract everyone from what we really want to say And over time it becomes second nature It s far easier to add another 50 words And another 50 words And a few more lines to distort our message Rather than just stand up and say the 5 words that we believe And in the end the critics have kept us from doing our best work The problem is that so much of success is about doing things that are out of your comfort zone and things that have never been done before We just have to find ignore the critics and move on Hard but worth getting better at Friday August 30th 2013 Leadership 1 Comment How to build trust This is a question some people spend a lot of time thinking about Yesterday a friend of mine said she finds trust from going out and having drinks with her friends I understand what she was saying but I also think it missed the point In today s age it s harder than ever to gain people s trust And having a drink or two isn t going to solve the trust problem As I ve seen it we don t trust people just because of a few fun nights out in the city or because of an assignment we finished together Instead we trust them because they showed up for us We trust people because who showed up when it wasn t convenient We trust people who helped us with an exam or project that we don t think we would have passed without their support We trust people who decided to tell us the truth even when they could have gotten away without saying anything We trust people who don t tell little white lies even when they could have easily gotten away with it And we trust people who kept helping out on a project at work even when everyone else already quit In today s age it s easier than ever to take the convenient route And it s harder than ever to find people you can really trust When you find them you should do everything you can to keep them Sunday August 25th 2013 Leadership 5 Comments Avoiding the small things that remind us of fear Every day we make a thousand tiny little decisions Decisions that we may not remember the next day but ones that we might regret if we did

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    for homebound seniors and undeserved individuals struggling with chronic critical or terminal illnesses Open Hand is one of the largest providers of home delivered medically appropriate meals and nutrition care centers For more information on the organization you can visit Open Hand at www projectopenhand org Thanks to MLT and Open Hand for all your good work And to all my readers it s always great to give a few hours of your week to give back in any way possible Saturday July 12th 2014 Business School No comments yet Leave a comment Name required Mail will not be published required Website Message Sign me up for the newsletter 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 Strawn 365 Days of Yoga What I learned And why I kept going Exactly one

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    limited During the Q A portion one question TFA threw out was W hat is wrong with education and what ideas do you have to fix it This is a pretty big question which makes it hard to narrow down to a few specifics But here are a few of the ideas I remember bringing up to the group Flip the classroom to do homework during the day and watch lectures at night This is the Sal Kahn model where at night you have access to world class lecturers online for free Anyone with an internet connection can find the courses they want and watch them And the next day e g during the day they can sit with a human being face to face and ask question and explore the edges of the topics with experts who can push them to learn more Make courses open book and open note In general there s not much need to memorize things anymore Even as a lawyer I never have to memorize anything Anything worth memorizing is also usually worth looking up Move towards more focused education instead of 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 can tell that resonates with them and or making sure you re telling the right people the story Both can be great options depending on the scenario at hand I stumbled across the funny cartoon photo below which got me thinkng about worldview It shows two people e g chess pieces in the exact same place thinking about the exact same thing and they have two very different views Thursday November 7th 2013 Business School No Comments Will you come back soon Want to know if a customer is satisfied Ask them this question Or just wait and see if they do The guy who stops by a new yoga studio to try out a new yoga class The girl who goes to a new concert venue in hopes to find another great performance Or the date who goes to a popular bar restaurant for their first drink on Thursday night Just because they stayed for two and a half hours doesn t mean they ll come back any time soon Maybe they didn t like the vibe Maybe the music was too loud and they couldn t hear the other person at the same table Maybe the place was not personable enough But your company never bothered to figure out the truth In today s world it s easier than ever to find drive by easy to disappoint people to come use your product or service That s the easy part You can always have a sale run an ad or have an open slot on OpenTable to get people to come in once or twice On the other hand it s a lot harder to delight people To make them want to come back again and again To find loyal customers The irony is that this is where ALL the value of many businesses comes from Especially in the service industry Interesting that one of the most popular bars restaurants in Chicago didn t even figure that out Just a thought Friday November 1st 2013 Business School No Comments Information Info panels Change Information I sat on a panel about networking on Tuesday hosted by a Law School Association I do these sorts of things pretty frequently and it got me thinking about the value of panels Panels are very common in the business and legal fields And in general I ve found that most of them aren t all that useful It all starts in grad school when panelists are invited come to campus to talk about their companies Students start off excited with prospects of having the jobs of the panelists one day but soon they learn that most of the panels are the same so people stop showing up unless they need a free lunch And the reason is quite simple On one hand the panels are useful for the person who doesn t know anything People share information about their jobs and their experiences And sometimes access to more information is critical On the other hand in today s world it s easier than ever to find information that s always the easy part Hearing about someone s factual experience is rarely unique On the other hand the hard part is engaging with the audience in a new way Telling them something they ve never heard before Inspiring them to do something they ve never considered Comelling people to consider a new opportunity they didn t want to consider when they first showed up One reason this is hard is because it has nothing to do with with memorizing case law reading financial statements or answering interview questions which is what panels almost always focus on and which is what most students learn in school Instead it s about actually trying to get people to see something in an entirely different way To shift their worldview To prepare them to understand what they want and what they believe If you want to organize a panel don t pick someone who will give information I can find online Pick someone who is inspiring Pick someone who can help the attendees see something differnently And pick someone who can help people change Otherwise the people won t come back Wednesday October 30th 2013 Business School No Comments The artist who can t draw A guy by the name of Roy Simmons once said this quote Most artists can t draw Seth Godin wrote about the same idea in Linchpin And I couldn t agree more The blogger who writes the prolific blog post that brings you back to her website day after day after day She is definitely an artist The musician who can write a song that makes you cry The lawyer who can change the hearts and minds of a jury of people who don t like him from the beginning think final scene in A Time to Kill No question about it these people are all artists in their own right An artist is someone that uses their intuition and creativity to do something that hasn t been done before Something that touches the hearts of people Something that might never work with the hope that it could changing everything if it does An artists doesn t simply draw pictures or paint on poster board The outsourcing company in China who manufactured the painting on your living room wall those people probably aren t artists Likewise the people who made the posters that are on the walls in your office at work those people probably aren t artists either On the other hand all the people who push the status quo everyday to do things that are creative to develop new website layouts tell more compelling stories design greener cities build new business models turnaround entire brands or start a movement with thousands of people from scratch these people are far more artistic than all the people making the artwork for your office And none of them do any drawing What about you What is your art Monday October 28th 2013 Business School No Comments The MLT MBA Prep application is open Friends colleagues and readers Just a quick note that the MLT MBA Prep Application is open I am an alumni of the program and I highly recommend it The Round 1 deadline is October 27 th and the Round 2 deadline is December 1 st There will not be a Round 3 this year So be sure to get your applications in on time MLT has already received 1 000 name referrals This basically means people who may have never applied without MLT being given the name So you should be sure to get on the list as well Let me know how I can help Deciding between round 1 and round 2 Then I ll reiterate something I ve said over and over to applicants I work with If you are considering applying in either Round 1 or Round 2 the general rule is to apply when your application is best Historically applicants apply heavily in both rounds but slightly more people tend to wait until round 2 My personal advice is that you should on apply when you can put your best foot forward but on the margin earlier is better Ready to apply Here is the link Questions about MLT Ask Me Anythng Friday October 18th 2013 Business School 2 Comments The bar has been raised Congrats to those who learned they passed the Illinois bar yesterday That s great news Now that you are lawyers things are going to get even harder for some of you I bet that s not what you bargained for I remember when I first mentioned law school to friends after graduating 8 years ago Friends and mentors told me how hard law school was and warned me that the bar was really hard It reminded me of a few TV shows I saw which made it look like a nightmare Then when I was deciding between JD MBA programs friends told me that the law school classes would be hard the competition was going to be harder than before given the recession and the pressure was intensified with more law grads and less jobs than ever I wasn t too nervous going in but when I got there I did find this to be pretty true But there s something new and even further out there going on in the last few years Not surprising but new The bar in the legal community has recently gotten higher much higher Both literally and figuratively The law students I speak to are feeling it When they take the LSATs they are feeling more pressure to score higher When they are in 1L classes they are buying more and more supplements When they talk to employers they are told they need higher GPAs than students used to When they have a job they are told to pass the bar which has gotten harder and harder In Illinois the exam just got harder this year The score needed to pass goes up in 2014 and then again in 2015 All while the exam is adding an additional topic The same is true in Michigan and other states Maybe there is a good rationale for all of this but the profession is putting lawyers through a nightmarish path where no matter what they achieve it s never enough Why is the bar so high today It s probably the result of a few things 1 the recessions which has led to fewer jobs this means that the industry has to create more hurdles 2 the rising number of lawyers out there in fact despite the recession some new schools have stilll opened up over the past two years and 3 tradition The legal tradition has always been about hurdles and competition Amplifiying that a bit doesn t change anything But the profession is doing well these days And a lot of people who make it through aren t perfect So give it your best shot and I m sure you ll nail it Questions or comments about any of it Ask Away Wednesday October 2nd 2013 Business School No Comments The pursuit of perfect So many people spend all day in search of perfect We ve been trained to ever since the first grade To get a 100 of our fractions quiz The get every answer right on our spelling test Make no mistakes so you can get an A in the class Years later nothing has changed Instead of fractions now people spend their days making better slides Rewriting their legal memos Drafting email after email And trying at all costs to avoid making mistakes in things that aren t even critical But often times you work is far better when you don t focus on being perfect Facebook has the motto done is better than perfect Because early stage companies have to get a lot of things done McKinsey talks a lot about the 80 20 rule How getting 80 right is more than enough And Seth Godin talks a lot about shipping products He says sometimes you have to ship when the project is good enough He says the definition of good enough is Good Enough Even the best artwork in the world isn t perfect Think about it Some of the best Art has defects Colors outside the lines Or has edges that are crooked That s what makes it unique Sometimes perfection is what you want You want a computer that doesn t freeze on you A car that looks beautiful And a job application that is mistake free On the other hand some of the most remarkable companies and people in the world do things that are not perfect Something worth considering Sunday September 29th 2013 Business School No Comments The quit card One of the toughest questions that comes up is when to use the quit card There are two things I like to think about when deciding whether or not to use a quit card First quitting is usually underrated Most of us have done it a lot We don t still take tennis lessons or still play the saxophone Or we stopped talking to the girl who didn t have enough time for us Along the way we quit and things may have worked out for the better Second often times we quit the wrong things at the wrong time We quit our daily gym routine right before it becomes a habit We quit running during the marathon But not at mile 2 but at mile 22 when we were almost done And we quit working hard in our jobs right before the promotion was about to come in So the question is how do we decipher between the two The problem is that the longer we wait the more expensive quitting is We ve already spent more time and money on our work We re already more emotionally invested And we already lost time where we could have done something else In the end maybe we should use our quit card more early and often And maybe we shouldn t start unless we know we can finish And unless we re willing to risk it all emotionally On the other hand perhaps we should also stick it out when it s worth the time And when staying put will give us an opportunity to change everything Just a thought Friday September 27th 2013 Business School No Comments The higher the stakes the higher the fear That s what makes some decisions so difficult Think about it When you go to lunch and have decide between two meals the decision is simple Because no one really cares if lunch is bad because you get the chance to try again

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    the education space After all strong leaders can often change everything for students especially those on the cusp Students who don t have enough resources at home Students who might be behind a grade or two And students who need someone to ignite the fire within them That said the incentives to enter the education space especially as a teacher aren t always great Not only is the pay lower than a majority of other fields but the prestige is also lower Furthermore the work can be hard and grueling and at times it feels like you can t have an impact if you re in a big school sytem On the other hand we can look to countries like Finland that have figured out the dilemma Countries who attract and retain the most promising people to enter into teaching programs Countries that not only pay them well but also provide them with a platform to make change One program that does that in the US is Teach for America They recruit the best and the brightest undergrads to teach in underserved schools but the program s main criticism is that the teachers rarely stay in the field and in the profession We addressed that and much more in our discussion with Josh Thanks to people like Josh who are working on these issues not just in Chicago but beyond Chicago as well And Josh TFA thanks again for supporting the RTD program Thursday May 1st 2014 Careers Education Revive the Dream 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

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  • a quick interview at a local restaurant in the River North neighborhoodfrom what I did in Chicago my community activities my job what types of singles I was most interested in and of course how I do yoga every single day They boiled my information down into a short profile and the mixed video with a few of the other singles 3 4 mins Last Friday we also had the annual fundraiser Previously the event has raised over 100K for patients at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and this event proved no different The Chicago History Museum was packed and we had special VIPs from NBC and Northwestern to honor Chicago M agazine s to Singles Like I always say there snothing better than being in great company while enjoying a glass of wine Although maybe just one thing doing that while raising money for a great cause on the first day of summer in Chicago See below for the online links Online profile http www chicagomag com Chicago Magazine July 2014 Chicago Singles Video bottom of the page http www chicagomag com Chicago Magazine July 2014 Chicago Singles Thank you Chicago for choosing me Thursday June 26th 2014 Networking Yoga 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 Strawn 365 Days of Yoga What I learned And why I kept going Exactly one year ago Seth Godin And working on a

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    what I did in Chicago my community activities my job what types of singles I was most interested in and of course how I do yoga every single day They boiled my information down into a short profile and the mixed video with a few of the other singles 3 4 mins Last Friday we also had the annual fundraiser Previously the event has raised over 100K for patients at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and this event proved no different The Chicago History Museum was packed and we had special VIPs from NBC and Northwestern to honor Chicago M agazine s to Singles Like I always say there snothing better than being in great company while enjoying a glass of wine Although maybe just one thing doing that while raising money for a great cause on the first day of summer in Chicago See below for the online links Online profile http www chicagomag com Chicago Magazine July 2014 Chicago Singles Video bottom of the page http www chicagomag com Chicago Magazine July 2014 Chicago Singles Thank you Chicago for choosing me Thursday June 26th 2014 Networking Yoga No comments yet Leave a comment Name required Mail will not be published required Website Message Sign me up for the newsletter 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 Strawn 365 Days of Yoga What I learned And why I kept going Exactly one

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