Life Lessons Archives - Grace Conyers

Just Stop Your Wasting Your Time Already

If you are anything like me, you’ve signed up for countless free classes on a myriad of things over the years. There are emails that you routinely delete because you can’t even remember what the sender was originally from, but you’re sure that some day it might be useful. So, you ignore them thinking you’ll […]

Lessons on Diversity and Activism from George Takei

For the first time in years I went on a bona fide date. Travis and I got tickets to see George Takei speak on diversity at Butler University, so we dressed up on one of the coldest nights of February and headed out of the house to celebrate a late Valentine’s Day date. We knew […]

The beauty of MOOCs

Author’s note: While we are on the subjects of MOOCs and how they can help us grow, I wanted to dig out my post that originally appeared on AAAS MemberCentral. This is practically in it’s original form, with only a few minor updated information.  Massive open online courses, MOOCs, are creating quite a stir. Bill Gates thinks […]

Beyond the degree: What if there were no colleges?

In an earlier posts I discussed the ROI of education from both a personal perspective and a business perspective. What have you decided about your education? If you have kids, do you think they would place their ROI on the higher end of the spectrum or the lower end? If, like me, you don’t think […]

Return on Investment of a degree from a business perspective

In a previous piece, I began a discussion about the return on investment (ROI) of a university education. From a student standpoint, the answer to what makes a university education is personal, and the math to figure out if it is worth it isn’t clean. Now, I’d like to continue the discussion from the standpoint […]

Tales of Transition with Mallie Rydzik

Mallie Rydzik is a life coach, writer, and speaker that works with overeducated, yet underfilled Millennials to achieve a work-life balance and turn skillsets into a thriving online business. She speaks from the heart and experience in equal measures after in her 3rd year of her Ph.D. program she had a mental health breakdown, which […]

The ROI of a university education

While we’re on the topic of finishing a university degree or not, we should probably talk about the Return of Investment (ROI) of a university education. It’s a tough discussion with people on both sides of the fence. This isn’t even with adults of university age — it’s with kids that are prepping for their […]

Dealing with negative people

Most people at this time of year have made themselves promises. This year I will _______.  This year is the year for _________.  You have your best intentions in mind, and you’ve even go through all the advice and exercises that will help you succeed. It starts off well enough, but then, slowly, something niggles […]

Keeping your Resolution Challenge [Day 6]

Like it or not, we humans are fickle critters. We think of our rewards as being our motivation — and yes, that works for long-term motivation, but in the mean time, we’ve got a short attention span. Frankly, that’s just how we mere humans are hardwired to be a little more short-sighted and easily distracted […]

Keeping the Resolution Challenge [Day 5]

The good thing is, you’re nearly done. You nearly have everything in place for keeping your New Year’s Resolution rock solid and on the path to success. The bad news? Bad news always follows good news, doesn’t it? — Life happens. Obstacles pop up, your good intentions get thrown to the wayside, and you fall […]