Here are my top 5 inspiring teachers I’ve had so far. Not all of them are school teachers but they are definitely people who left a big impact on my learning journey. Continue reading “My top 5 inspiring teachers”
Most summer holidays so far, I’ve tried to plan and re-plan and schedule the holidays as best as possible. This is so that the girls are not completely bored and also so they don’t forget what they have learnt so far. However, this summer holiday I’ve not planned anything at all. This summer holiday I’ve decided to just go with the flow and see what happens. Continue reading “Summer Holidays are coming….”
The Little Book of Talent – 52 Tips for Improving Skills by Daniel Coyle
This is a follow on from the last book, the Talent Code, my review for which can be found here. The 52 tips are split up into three sections as follows:
- Part one: Getting started
Stare, steal and Be Willing to Be Stupid
- Part two: Improving skills
Find the sweet spot, then reach
- Part three: Sustaining Progress
Embrace Repetition, Cultivate Grit, and Keep Big Goals Secret
- Appendix: The New Science of Talent Development
In the last book, he looked at talent from the point of view of a student and a coach. In this book he mainly focuses on honing your talent from the point of view of a student and what a student needs to do to become great. There are 52 tips, however, I have listed out the 17 most important steps that I found useful in a previous blog here.
You can also download this by following this link: Cultivating your talent in 17 steps.
This book too, I found very useful and as my children are at and starting school, this is something I want them to try and practice in all the areas of their studies. Some of the things that he mentions I can see in my older daughter happens almost instinctively without much input from me, especially with her reading and spelling new words. However, I also want it to happen in her maths and her dance and other after school activities apart from watching spongebob squarepants on loop.
My daughters are so excited about the wedding this weekend. The first thing they were looking forward to for almost two months was the mehndi night. Finally, they got their mehndi done on Tuesday night. My youngest daughter’s mehndi really is beautiful. She managed to keep her hand straight and refused to take it off, doing everything possible to keep it on in order to make it last longer. Continue reading “Mehndi Night!”
These are just my favourite accounting apps and in the link to their website, which can be found by clicking the title, has no affiliate links that I benefit from. There are obviously so many accounting apps out there that will help you sort out your finances and keep you on top of your paperwork and sometimes you just have to use trial and error to find the ones you are happy with. Continue reading “My Favourite Accounting Apps”
Last Thursday I attended the women in tax meeting at the RSM offices in Leicester. I wasn’t sure what to expect. Would it be formal? Would I have to talk about anything? I’m I intelligent enough to talk about anything tax related? It has been a while since I felt proficient in tax. The most I do now are personal tax returns. And I do generally leave it till the end of the year to really worry and think about them. Continue reading “Women in Tax – Leicester”
The Talent Code is a very interesting book for anyone learning and trying to become talented in their chosen activity. It is also good for people wanting to coach these people as it also looks at it from the coaches point of view. The book mainly goes through case studies of different coaches and talented individual from different talent ‘hotbeds’. These talent hotbeds are different places from around the world which all tend to have some similar ideas on how to practice your specific skill. Continue reading “The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle”