Connecting. It's changed.

In case, you haven't noticed, how we connect with each other has changed.  

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I have a dear friend that I have know since I was 4 and she was 5.  We lived across the street from each other.  As teenagers, her dad took a job in CA and she moved.  No cell phones.  No texting. We paid for long distance service.  No internet and email.  No facebook, instagram or twitter. It took work to stay connected.  But we did.  And 60 years later, we're still close friends.  No one has more history with me than she does.

Now, it's so much easier.  I've embraced all the new technologies as useful tools that help me do the things I want to do; like stay connected to dear friends who live thousands of miles away or even close friends who I don't see as often as I'd like.

You can stay connected with do-over.me by becoming a friend of our tribe.  Just sign up , at the bottom of the page and receive updates on what we're doing.  Many events are free and of interest to anyone who considers themselves a life-long learner.

You can also follow us on social media. We're on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and Pintrest..

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What are you willing to do?

The economist and author of Average is Over, Tyler Cowen, agrees: “The more information that’s out there, the greater the returns to just being willing to sit down and apply yourself. Information isn’t what’s scarce; it’s the willingness to do something with it.”

do-over.me is Your Community/Career Center.  Sometimes traditional.  Sometimes unconventional.  Always focused on action. We can teach you to better tolerate your failures; to learn to be less of a perfectionist.  We can support you to act; sometimes even outside your comfort zone.  We can teach you that success is possible.  

PIGs are FLYING!

We've been so busy teaching career lessons and co-piloting new job excursions that we didn't have time to update our graduates.  Every pink pig on the wall above the ribbons represents a do-over.me client that has achieved success - they got the job!

We've been so busy teaching career lessons and co-piloting new job excursions that we didn't have time to update our graduates.  Every pink pig on the wall above the ribbons represents a do-over.me client that has achieved success - they got the job!

do-over.me is a new kind of Career/Community Center.  Sometimes traditional.  Sometimes unconventional.  Always focused on action.  We work side-by-side with you to help you realize your dreams.  We believe that PIGs can fly.  Success is possible.  Find out more here.

 

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It Couldn't be Done

This poem exemplifies the attitude of do-over.me, its staff and clients.  

It Couldn’t Be Done
BY EDGAR ALBERT GUEST


Somebody said that it couldn’t be done
      But he with a chuckle replied
That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one
      Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried. 
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
      On his face. If he worried he hid it. 
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
      That couldn’t be done, and he did it! 

Somebody scoffed: “Oh, you’ll never do that; 
      At least no one ever has done it;” 
But he took off his coat and he took off his hat
      And the first thing we knew he’d begun it. 
With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin, 
      Without any doubting or quiddit, 
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
      That couldn’t be done, and he did it. 

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done, 
      There are thousands to prophesy failure, 
There are thousands to point out to you one by one, 
      The dangers that wait to assail you. 
But just buckle in with a bit of a grin, 
      Just take off your coat and go to it; 
Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing
      That “cannot be done,” and you’ll do it.
 

Word of the Day - July 17, 2017

ADULTING - An ironic way of describing "engagement in adult behaviors," like paying your taxes or "getting super pumped about home appliances"  

In other words, to a growing number of young Americans, acting like a grown-up is a kind of role-playing that can be thought of as a joke.

From The Vanishing American Adult by Ben Sasse. do-over.me's featured book in November, 2017.