March 1Just a few hours ago, I hosted the March session for the Revive the Dream Program.  The RTD program fellows were lucky to spend the evening with Sarah Berghorst, Executive Director of OneGoal in Chicago.  The topic of the evening was college persistence, particularly in Chicago. ... More >>

 

Yoga, Gratitude and the Lottery

On March 9, 2014, in Business School, by Jeremy C Wilson

lottoOne of my heroes (and former colleague last summer) Seth Godin once told a story about the importance of being grateful. The story reminded me a lot of the Yama, Aparigraha, which is being grateful for what we have. The story went something like this. ... More >>

 

Practice everyday. Shun the non-believers

On February 22, 2014, in Yoga, by Jeremy C Wilson

skepticsSince starting the 100 Day Challenge, I’ve run into skeptical people, including just a few days ago which prompted this post.  People skeptical about the idea of 100 days. ... More >>

 

RTD 2Just yesterday, we hosted the fifth session for the Revive the Dream Fellows Program.  Our Fellows were lucky to spend the evening with Melinda Spooner (Executive Director of Achievement Network) and Melissa Zaikos (CEO of Intrinsic Charter Schools).  The topic of the evening was Technology and the Common Core. ... More >>

 

Yoga 100 Challenge: 1 Week Down

On February 10, 2014, in Yoga, by Jeremy C Wilson

group yogaA quick update on our Yoga 100 project. ... More >>

 

The power of once a day. Drip by drip.

On February 6, 2014, in Yoga, by Jeremy C Wilson

sweatOnce a day is easier said than done of course. There are over 360 days and more than 200 working days a year. No matter how you slice it, it’s a lot and it’s way more than the 21 days they say it take to create a habit. Basically in our 100 days of yoga, we’re creating a habit 5 times over. ... More >>

 

Generosity matters more than ever

On February 4, 2014, in Leadership, by Jeremy C Wilson

generousIronically, during times of change and moments turmoil most people usually do just the opposite.  Think about it. ... More >>

 

Secret office

On January 25, 2014, in Yoga, by Jeremy C Wilson

CR ViewI just got back from a trip to Costa Rica. The trip was extraordinary.  Not only because the country is beautiful and the weather was warm but also because I thought more about my secret office. ... More >>

 

100 Days of yoga blog is live and ready to share

On January 15, 2014, in Yoga, by Jeremy C Wilson

challenge-and-changeHow can we be more connected to ourselves and those around us? How can we find change not just in our bodies but also in our minds? ... More >>

 

What if I’m afraid I can’t do it?

On January 13, 2014, in Leadership, by Jeremy C Wilson

wantafraidThen you’d be in extraordinary company.  Many people I know have been afraid.  And most people who dare to do big things feel the same way. ... More >>

 

Inspirational video on never giving up

On January 6, 2014, in Yoga, by Jeremy C Wilson

ArthurThis 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. ... More >>

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#AskJeremy: Advice on Real Estate Programs and the GMAT

On January 4, 2014, in Education, by Jeremy C Wilson

JCW_Logo_blog_photoIn a recent question, a reader in New York asked me asked a question about real estate programs and the GMAT. ... More >>

 

The problem with the edge

On December 19, 2013, in Leadership, by Jeremy C Wilson

edgeI recently wrote  a post about the finding the edge.  How finding it is one of the most important things you can do.  That’s because it’s at the edges where you grow, and where change really happens. But the problem with the edge is that a lot of people never find it. ... More >>

 

AdamJust yesterday, we hosted the third session for the Revive the Dream Fellows Program.  Our Fellows were lucky to spend the evening with Adam Anderson.   During the session, the Fellows discussed Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the school closings in early 2013 and Adam’s role as Officer of Portfolio, Panning and Strategy. ... More >>

 

Are you eating the marshmallow?

On December 16, 2013, in Diversity, by Jeremy C Wilson

Marshmallow TestThere was a famous study done at Stanford University over 30 years ago.  In the study, children were left alone in a room with a marshmallow. They were told that if they didn’t eat it, they would be given another one in fifteen minutes.  What do you think you would have done if you were left in the room at age 5? ... More >>

 

Little changes ==> Big differences

On December 14, 2013, in Business School, by Jeremy C Wilson

make changeWe’ve all heard the theory before, but now more than every it is definitely true.  Sometimes small changes can make all the difference. ... More >>

 

How I just completed 100 straight days of yoga

On December 12, 2013, in Yoga, by Jeremy C Wilson

yogaJust two weeks ago, I completed 100 days straight of yoga. In addition to meeting a lot of great people at the studios and feeling better than ever physically, I also had the chance to see first-hand how much change can come from doing anything, but especially yoga, for 100 days in a row. ... More >>

 

Revive the Dream: Session 2 with Micki O’Neil

On November 21, 2013, in Revive the Dream, by Jeremy C Wilson

s2p3Earlier this week, we hosted the second Revive the Dream seminar.  Our Fellows were lucky to spend the evening with charter school founder and former Teaching Fellow, Micki O’Neil.   The issue we discussed, is whether kids in charter schools are better off than kids in traditional public schools. ... More >>

 

Fungal > Viral

On November 17, 2013, in Business School, by Jeremy C Wilson

ViralGoing viral is what everyone wants their work to do.  But sometimes fungal can be just as good as viral. ... More >>

 

TFAI dropped by the TFA Offices yesterday to talk to some of the Midwest recruits about leadership and Education Matters.  It’s always great meeting up and coming reformers, and supporting college students in figuring out what to do next and what type of impact they want to have on the world. ... More >>

 
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