Goals Archives - Grace Conyers

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 […]

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 […]

Keeping the Resolution Challenge [Day 4]

In Days 1 and 2 you set up your goal and priorities, in Day 3 you started to take a look at the bigger picture. Now, in Day 4, we are tackling the action. For every major goal in life, you must have a plan of action to make it happen. If you don’t have a […]

Keeping the Resolution Challenge [Day 3]

Welcome to day 3 of the Resolution Challenge! In Day 1 you set your priorities and motivation for your big goal this year, and in Day 2 you made it go from a mere wish to something that’s tangible and actionable. Today you are going to make a plan on how you are going to […]

Keeping the Resolution Challenge [Day 2]

It’s still the first real week back after the holidays, so you’re still wound up and ready to go. But, something’s giving in the background. I’ve seen it happening already here in Indianapolis while the numbers in the gym plummeted after our first big snow: It’s called life. Something happened, and people are already starting […]

Keeping the Resolution Challenge [Day 1]

As the holidays end and we recover from the festivities, we make ourselves promises. We make all sorts of promises from the most infamous of losing weight to somewhat common ones of enjoying life more to the very rare of doing something for others. And, if you are anything like most people, you make promises […]

Gaining financial freedom

A couple of weeks ago I started a seasonal job at a garden centre a few blocks from where I live at. Rosie’s Garden and Hugh’s Landscape is a “small”, family owned business in the south area of Carmel, Indiana. It sits on 12 acres of land, and they packed all 12 acres with retail […]

So, you’ve got a master’s degree, now what?

I defended my master’s thesis on Valentines Day, 2014. I passed with flying colours after an intensive 1 hour long “class-like” presentation that was totally not what I expected. During my defence I learnt a few things: When you bend the rules and research something new, everyone sits up and takes notice — and they […]

A late welcome

Since the end of last year and the beginning of this year, I’ve had a rough time. You see, I’m not a huge fan of family vacations, holidays, snow days, or anything else that can disrupt my patterns — and we just had all of them over the last month. So, I’m a month or […]