I decided to blog some more. Maybe this will help keep apprised my friends and family while also functioning as a tool to help fellow students. And for the moment, to serve as a distraction from page 11 of the Financial Accounting textbook which I am diligently marking with red and yellow.
To provide a brief update, in November my employment was terminated with my employer and I decided to commit to this MBA while unemployed. In 12 days the black hole of the MBA will be yawning and I am already stepping forward into the gravitous pull.
That is not a word and I don't care. It should be a word.
The twins are growing and are healthy; I added a few photos on this site. My wife, Heidi, is amazing, doing well, and returns to work in April.
So I have my two textbooks and have logged into the online world of Wiley. I am starting to pack and make travel lists. My finances are in order and my residency is organized. I am reading daily and balancing the plates as they spin. The other reading material has not been announced, so I await that. And I explore the RRU moodle frequently.
Lastly, I recently spoke with my Executive Coach, my counsellor, my mentor and tomorrow my protege to assess the 360. No yellow or red flags! My running coach and the dietician are on hold for now, though I do miss them.
I will update frequently, and I am looking forward to this journey.
Excerpt from 'Mindset' Dweck, 2006
"We gave fifth graders intriguing puzzles... but when we made them harder, children with the fixed mindset showed a big plunge in enjoyment... Children with a growth mindset, on the other hand, couldn't tear themselves away from the hard problems."
Dieter Wentzel, CPHR