About Paul Watson

Paul has authored dozens of articles on life and business, contributed to e-books, written software curriculum for adults, and coordinated multiple blood drives. He's also married to a woman who, admittedly, is smarter than him, and he has a young son who is not smarter than him (yet).

7 ways to help homeschoolers focus for extended periods of time

By |2021-11-18T10:19:03-05:00November 18th, 2021|Advice, Career Tips, Online learning, Preparing for college, Standardized tests, Tips for high school|

If you’re a homeschool high-school student, you know that technology is a blessing. But it’s also a curse.  For instance, does your phone go off frequently throughout the day with calls, texts, and other notifications? And are you bombarded by pop-up windows and video ads? All these distractions make it difficult to focus on [...]

4 blogs and 6 podcasts for homeschoolers interested in business

By |2021-11-04T11:16:36-04:00November 4th, 2021|Advice, Career Tips, General Interest, Online learning, Preparing for college, Tips for high school|

As a homeschool student, you don’t have to be majoring in business to know that it’s a subject worth exploring. Business touches on nearly every organization—from hospitals to colleges to government agencies. These organizations have payroll that needs processing, news that needs to be shared, and employees who need to feel valued. All of [...]

A novel failure: 4 career lessons I learned from my literary flop

By |2021-10-13T09:46:25-04:00October 13th, 2021|Advice, Career Tips, General Interest, Preparing for college, Tips for high school|

If you’re a homeschool student who is thinking about being an entrepreneur after school, failure is going to be part of life. And that’s not a bad thing. The upside to failure is that it can contain valuable lessons. Such was the case when, during grad school, I released a novel, only to have [...]

For homeschoolers: 6 tips for becoming comfortable with giving speeches

By |2021-09-27T10:45:58-04:00September 27th, 2021|Advice, Career Tips, General Interest, Preparing for college, Tips for high school|

Jerry Seinfeld famously said, “According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” Are you a homeschool student [...]

For homeschool high school students: 5 coffee alternatives to help you survive the morning

By |2021-09-16T10:39:58-04:00September 16th, 2021|Advice, Career Tips, General Interest, Tips for high school|

Waking up in the morning can be tough for high school students. Between keeping pace with schoolwork and preparing for college or other post-secondary pursuits, you’ve got a lot of reasons why you may not be getting enough sleep. According to the Sleep Foundation, most adults need seven to nine hours of sleep each [...]

For homeschool graduates: 7 ways you can be independent despite living with your parents

By |2021-09-03T08:42:54-04:00September 3rd, 2021|Advice, Career Tips, Online learning, Preparing for college, Tips for high school|

Many homeschool graduates end up living with their parents throughout the course of their college years. That’s not just a trend among homeschool families, either: According to 2020 research from the Pew Research Center, 52% of all 18- to 29-year olds still live with their parents. But we all know the main danger of [...]

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