Posts Tagged "encouraging growth"

The Teachable Spirit Completes with Satisfaction

»Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

The Teachable Spirit Completes with Satisfaction

Collaborating with faith based organizations, faith based non-profits, and fellow believers, faith based Project Light of the World (PLOW) completed its mission in February 2016 by providing prepubescent training and feminine care products, attendance at the Being a Leader Course (BAL) in Nairobi, Kenya February 4-11, 2016 for the founder and director of Ingrid Education Centre (IEC) and Jean Bons, The Teachable Spirit, conducting a professional development workshop for the teachers of IEC, donating dresses and shorts from Little Dresses for Africa, toys from The Happy Factory, and the provision of rice and beans for the school’s food program. Words fail to describe the overwhelming joy expressed by the girls and teachers of IEC who received the feminine...

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The Teachable Spirit of Happy Goldilocks

»Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

The Teachable Spirit of Happy Goldilocks

Being happy in your spirit has to do with understanding what you need or what you lack before you can ever decide what makes you happy. The teachable spirit knows that experiencing hunger, tiredness, or discomfort is the prerequisite for determining what makes you happy. Consider Goldilocks for a moment. Finding the house in the forest occurred when she was hungry. Tasting the three bowls of porridge led to observing: one was too hot one was too cold one was just right Feeling tired led to seeking which chair would best accommodate her need. She thought that the first two chairs were too big and the third one was just right. Sitting in it; however, caused the chair to break, leading to more discomfort. Climbing the stairs in search of a better solution, she...

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Desire vs. Want with the Teachable Spirit

»Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

Desire vs. Want with the Teachable Spirit

What is the difference between desire and want? What word bridges the gap between desire and want? How can the definition help the teachable spirit? Recently, I have been reading a marvelous book entitled A Happy Pocket Full of Money written by David Cameron Gikandi, who happens to be from Kenya. Among other things, David Cameron Gikandi was a creative consultant on “The Secret,” a 2006 bestselling film documentary based on Rhonda Byrne’s book of the same title. He defines “want” as: to be without; lack to be destitute or needy a defect of character; a fault to be absent to be deficient or lacking to fail; not to be sufficient to fall or come short; to lack When you want something, he states, this is what the universe gives you–absence...

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The Teachable Spirit Returns to Kenya

»Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

The Teachable Spirit Returns to Kenya

I am Jean Bons, the Teachable Spirit, a Seasoned Professional Speaker, College Professor, Missionary Entrepreneur, and an Interpreter of God’s Word with experience speaking and/or teaching in corporate, small business, specialty groups, for-profit and non-profit settings.  I have been a formal educator for fifteen years and an informal educator for almost thirty years, having raised two children who are now pursuing careers of their own. Along with an MBA and an MPA, I blend my life long experience of raising children, business, education, and understanding of the scripture to create tailor made curriculum for personal application and growth. Visiting Ingrid Education Centre located in Nairobi, Kenya in October 2012 to deliver textbooks, in Jan/Feb of 2013 to...

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What’s Next for the Teachable Spirit?

»Posted by on Jun 26, 2015 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

What’s Next for the Teachable Spirit?

What’s next for the teachable spirit? What could I do to make my life even better than it already is? What do I enjoy that I would like to have more of every day of my life? While I knew the answers to those questions, it also involves the engagement, interaction, and agreement of other people. That’s right, living life alone is great; however, living life with other people, the right kind of people, is even better. While I enjoy my solitude, easy schedule, and living life as it comes, I have discovered that I like mixing it up by engaging with individuals that encourages the best out of both of us. I have learned that the key to success lies in: collaboration encouragement support structure creativity self-esteem Doing things by myself has always...

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