Archive for September, 2010
so i’m looking into grad schools for MBA programs (and maybe getting ahead of myself – considering i have hardly started looking into taking the GMAT). it’s a scary thought, the studying, applying, deciding what to study, the expenses, potentially moving… so much to do and think about. where to start? studying for the GMAT or looking at schools? deciding what MBA focus to go with? on the last one, i think i’m between marketing, management or entrepreneurship (but do you really need an MBA for entrepreneurship?) – i guess i better start planning. below is what i’m thinking (any help/advice would be greatly appreciated):
Step 1: Ask around (MBA grads)
Step 2: Start studying for GMAT
Step 3: Take GMAT
Step 4: Figure out what MBA program will work best
Step 5: Find 3 to 5 schools to apply at (or more/less?)
Step 6: Apply at schools
Step 7: Find volunteering opportunities to help improve chances of getting scholarships
(I figure some of the above could probably happen simultaneously or happen in a different order? again… any suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated).
Non-MBA related sidenote: weekend was good, didn’t do all the things i wanted/expected but was pretty productive around the apartment, saw friends, went to the gym… so although it hasn’t been the most eventful, this weekend passes the productive test.
it’s become clear to me that i’m trying to do too many things at once (i know, stating the obvious again). it came to my attention specifically yesterday when i was talking to someone about how managers should develop their direct reports by providing them guidance on what they’re good at, where they’re weak, focusing on each in different ways as necessary, creating goals and setting up intermediate targets to show progress. since i’m essentially my own direct report in real life, this is what i hope to do. i’ll be setting up the google calendar on here in the next week and figuring out what the three things i want to focus on will be and posting about those and the ongoing progress (sounds boring, but i think the ambitious antic here is for me to learn how to manage my time and strengths better). any suggestions/help/resources would be greatly appreciated. i plan to officially start this for the month of october and re-evaluate monthly.
so this might not sound too ambitious, or well… difficult, but i’m going to go at least two weeks without drinking. let’s see how well this goes. i know, not that amusing, but it’s something.
also, i need some advice on how i can make myself look more 70s. Any advice would be appreciated. I’m thinking mustaching it. Anyone have any other suggestions? What about clothes? Ask your friends, I need help.
saved by the bell is so cheesy, it’s fantastic. it’s strange to think that a show like this probably had such a big impact on me as a kid and who i am today. probably not that hard to believe when you think of how corny it is.
updates: operation facetime is moving along nicely, pictures will be posted after i’m done so i won’t ruin the surprise for anyone. also will be doing some song recording this week to get posted sometime in the next week.
i can’t provide a lot of details at this time, but operation face time is under way and should be completed within a month.
bad executive summary: my face in your memories.
today should be a good day. busy really… below is a break down of the things i’m going to get done:
- Arsht Center volunteer orientation (forgot to RSVP, but I’ll show up and hope they take me in)
- Sew (Yoga helped me tear a hole in my pants)
- GMAT study (yep, getting that party started)
- Work Homework
- Lyrics for song (the one for the end of the month – we’ve got a silverware theme)
there’s a few more things on the list, but these are the shareable ones.
side note: Austin Powers is on, haven’t seen this cheesy movie in a while, it’s awesome! haha.
it’s funny to see republicans argue their deficit cutting policies and how bad democrats are without answering how we got into the situation. oh marsha, how fun it must be to leave out important points that don’t jive with your argument.
back to business, for the record, there was a failure yesterday’s five high-fives goal so we’re going to roll that over into today. started writing the song yesterday and we’ll see how that goes in the next couple weeks. today’s goal is going to be simple and boring… cleaning up the apartment!
i’m going to need to think of daily goals a little farther out. anyone got suggestions? comment them!