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No more excuses: Stop procrastinating and get to work with these tips.

One of the biggest problems you need to solve if you work for yourself is how to make yourself do work.

The best entrepreneurs have figured it out and just pound out the work they need to do.

But many others put off their dream careers, or stay in jobs they don’t like, because they’re afraid to figure this out. Being in a job, or staying in college, means that you have someone else imposing work and deadlines on you, and you’ll get fired (or dropped from school) if you don’t do the work. So you put off doing the work until you can’t anymore because of the fear of being fired.

What does this say about us? It’s saying that we can’t trust ourselves enough to figure out how to motivate ourselves. I know, because I was in this boat for many years. It wasn’t until I started to learn to solve this problem that I found the courage to work for myself.

It’s solvable. It’s not easy, but it’s doable. And you can do it just as much as I can—I’m no superman, trust me. I feel lazy, I procrastinate, I fear failure, just like anyone else. But I’ve learned a few things that work for me.

What works for you will be different, but here are some ideas I use that might help:

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Many students across the country went back to school this week, or are going back in the very near future.

While returning to the classroom is an exciting time, it can also be challenging for some— not because of homework, but because of bullying. The devastating effects of bullying can last into adulthood, but luckily there are resources to help you recognize when your child is being bullied, or is a bully himself.

For more information, see stopbullying.gov.

A core value here at Lesley University is social justice - from the university’s mission statement, to academic programs, to staff committees, to student activities, and throughout nearly every corner of the institution.

This may be an atypical post from this blog, but I wanted to share some links I’ve collected recently which cover what’s been collectively called the Ferguson Syllabus:

  • #FergusonSyllabus
    @DrMChatelain began tweeting texts for #FergusonSyllabus. Many others joined with recommendations of texts as well as questions to pose to students at all levels from K-professional/grad schools. List being updated daily list being updated.
  • How to Teach Kids About What’s Happening in Ferguson
    A crowdsourced syllabus about race, African American history, civil rights, and policing
  • The Ferguson Syllabus
    Sociological Research Puts Ferguson in Context

Also, these links may be helpful when discussing the issues in your classroom:


We see the same bodily language on any sort of public transportation. Learn more… and maybe pick up some tips on how to deal with the annoyances.


Yoga is the perfect morning workout routine! Now, here’s how to make sure you actually DO IT.


Data breaches at companies seem to be in the news frequently these days. Learn how to protect yourself.