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Change with the Teachable Spirit

»Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

Change with the Teachable Spirit

The teachable spirit embraces change as a part of everyday life even though, as the sought after element to success, it can be quite illusive. How is change achieved? What keeps the teachable spirit motivated to nurture change? How can change be sustained? Having the distinct privilege of teaching Oral Commmunications at Everest College this spring term 2014, I was able to hear a variety of speeches from the students’ perspective. Learning for the teachable spirit occurs when wisdom is spoken regardless of the source. One particular student, Davin Montgomery, spoke on the subject of CHANGE. Appreciating the succinct description he gave, I immediately acknowledged that he had covered the basis of the subject in a manner that allowed assimilation. Stating that...

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Train Tracks: Encouraging Growth

»Posted by on Oct 5, 2013 in encouraging growth | 0 comments

Train Tracks: Encouraging Growth

Between Austria and Italy, there is a section of the Alps called the Semmering. It is an impossibly steep, very high part of the mountains. They built a train track over these Alps to connect Vienna and Venice. They built these tracks even before there was a train in existence that could make the trip. They built it because they knew some day, the train would come. –Martini, “Under the Tuscan Sun” Hearing this quote in a yoga class caught my attention. I did a little more research, and found that the Semmering Railway was the genius of engineer Carl Ritter von Ghega who started thinking about building this railway in 1842, before any train at that time could possibly traverse such a steep grade. Twelve years, 14 tunnels, 16 viaducts...

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