Celebrating Black History Month with these 10 pioneers.

February is Black History Month, so we’d like to applaud and celebrate some heroes of the Untied States civil rights movement. Initiated by Carter G. Woodsen in 1921 as only a week, this reverence for African American contribution and culture was placed in February because it marked the birthdays of both Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. It was later expanded to a full month in ...

Continue Reading →
Remembering-Zig-Zigler-Inspiration

Remembering Zig; 50 quotes by the late, great sales trainer Zig Zigler

We miss Zig. For those of you in the business of selling real estate, mortgages, or any other type of sales who were lucky enough to hear him speak or even meet him, you probably miss him, too. In fact, ‘Zig’ Zigler (his real name was Hilary Hinton Zigler) left a lasting legacy when he passed away of pneumonia at the age of 86 in 2012. His sales wisdom and motivation techniques not only inspired us to be better sales ...

Continue Reading →
mark-zuckerberg-giving-away-99-of-his-shares-in-facebook

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan celebrate the birth of their daughter by giving away 99% of his shares in Facebook.

How do most people celebrate the birth of their first child? Maybe they commemorate the arrival of a little bundle of joy by sending out cute notices in the mail, taking myriad baby photos, or even passing out the traditional cigars at work. But when Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, and his wife, Priscilla Chan, gave birth to a baby girl, Max Zuckerberg, he celebrated the occasion with what is possibly the most generous and selfless act in ...

Continue Reading →
facts-that-will-make-you-want-to-hug-a-teacher

25 Facts that will make you want to hug a teacher.

1.  There are currently more than 7.2 million teachers in the U.S., about 3.8 million teaching at elementary, middle, or high schools and the rest at kindergartens, post secondary and special education institutions of learning. Only about 12% of these teachers work at private schools.

2.  There are approximately 116,240 K–12 schools in the United States; 85,530 of which are public; 4,480 public charter; and 26,230 private.

3.  Pre-K-12 teachers make up the biggest occupational group in the United States according to ...

Continue Reading →