BY CARRIE MYERS SMITH
G e t S m a r t A b o u t H o m e S c h o o l P E Tr a i n i n g
Did you know that during the 2000 to 2001 school year, 1.5 to 1.9 million children in the United States were home-schooled by their parents and that this number is increasing by 7 to 15 percent each year (National Home Education Research Institute 2002)? Why should this matter to you? Because in more than half ...
CREATING YOUR OWN FUTURE
What is your outlook for the next 5 years?
By D o n n a K o z i k , M B A
With so many future needs and so much future opportunity, how do you apply all the possibilities? Be the coach of your own career. "Career coaching takes place at the heart and soul level," says Marla Goonan, a career coach and placement consultant at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD)....
Pack your bags. Exotic five-star resorts are calling all fitness professionals to the playful side of paradise. “Vacations” valued at $2,500 to $5,000 per week can be yours in exchange for your services as a fitness professional. That’s right.
If you’re like many taxpayers, you’re probably just starting to prepare your 2001 income taxes. Unfortunately, many people create unnecessary headaches for themselves by waiting until the last minute to do their taxes. While year-end tax planning can help you significantly reduce your tax liabilities, the secret to tax-saving success is year-round planning. The sweeping tax law changes passed under the 2001 Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act (EGTRRA) illustrate why you need to stay on top of your tax planning.
Don’t just ignore your nest egg, check on it regularly to make sure
it’s growing at a rate that equals your projected retirement needs. Get information for all of the following retirement concerns at www.quicken.com. Also, see the Profit Center column in the January 2002 issue of IDEA Personal Trainer for a more in-depth discussion of tax and
retirement planning options for personal trainers.
How to Design an Effective Membership Survey
Most people are familiar with surveys and have answered some type of questionnaire, whether it was about a product, a political issue or even customer service. Almost always, the purpose of a survey is to discover what people think, feel or plan on doing about a particular topic or issue. As an example, to better understand what is important to...
Arrgghh! Evaluation time again! I find the whole process of having my teaching performance evaluated so nerve-wracking and artificial. I worry beforehand about doing well; then I feel my evaluator cannot get a true picture of my long-term relationship with each class; and lastly, not much ever happens as a result of my evaluation. Any suggestions or subtle words of wisdom I can give to my director to make our time spent on evaluations more worthwhile? Do any instructors have successful experiences with performance evaluations they can share with me?
BY CHALENE JOHNSON
Become Your Club's
How to increase your professional stock by
organization's Most Valuable Employee!
ould you like to increase your earning potential? Have you wished your supervisor would recognize your efforts? Do you worry that your job may be eliminated? If you answered "yes" to even one of these questions, then it's time to increase your value as a...
Developing a Personal Philosophy
By Tracy Morgan
"Your personal philosophy provides a foundation for all other issues."
--Colonel Maureen K. Leboeuf, U.S. Army
The Random House Dictionary defines the term philosophy as "a rational investigation of the truths and principles of being, knowledge or conduct." Most of us associate the word with scholars, college requirements or attempts at decipherin...