July 31, 2019

Stop Thinking Like an Employee

Stop Thinking Like an Employee is a workshop The SOFEI Group provides to individuals seeking to become an entrepreneur. Since we started facilitating this workshop, we have learned there isn't a vast distinction between an employee and entrepreneur; except for their attitudes and their approach towards work. For example, if you're an employee whose work is based on the instruction of your employer, you're what Seth Godin states in his book, The Linchpin - a "cog in a machine."

A “cog in a machine” is a compliant person who shows on time to work, do what they’re told, but get paid less than what they're worth. The gap between their worth and pay creates a profit for the business owner. The Linchpin is a non-conformist to the cog system. They're a career activist! They know how to take control of their career and have a clear understanding of the value they bring to a work environment or project. And, here are a few suggestions to help you perform and think like a business owner:

  • Trade your gifts, time, and talents for money
  • Your boss, coworkers, and vendors are your customers
  • Do more than what’s expected, and make things happen
  • Be a problem-solver
  • Use diplomacy to get along with people who don’t look, think, or act like you
  • Work to make a difference
  • Operate with integrity and flexibility
  • Build or engage in a network
  • Be a Power Broker to help others achieve their goals
  • Stay focused on your goals; not your feelings
  • Be accountable, and
  • Build your brand from your work ethics.
Employees ask, "What do you want me to do?" Entrepreneurs ask, "What can I do for you?"

April 26, 2019

Technical Communication - an Emphasis in Project Management

There is a strong connection between project management and technical communication. The skills we refine as technical communication have a critical place in project management: communicating content, identifying audience needs, extracting knowledge from subject matter experts, and ensuring quality deliverables. Many technical communicators can step into a project manager role using these highly transferable, existing skills.

How can you work toward a broader role in your organization? What is project management? Why is project management important to the technical communicator? Using an interdisciplinary approach applicable across multiple programs of study, Technical Communication with an Emphasis in Project Management can enhance your understanding of project management and prepare you for a project management career using basic technical writing skills. Click here to learn more.

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April 25, 2019

Communicate with Confidence

Don`t know where to put that apostrophe? Bamboozled by "who" and "whom"?

It`s hard to communicate with confidence with uncertain rules about grammar. And there's an easy and fun way to learn the rules. Packed with fun explanations, examples, and memory devices, Communicate with Confidence is the course that can help you learn the crucial aspects of grammar.

Communicate with Confidence has four lessons that target the most common real-life misunderstandings and mistakes that can surface in the workplace or home.

If you're ready to reverse bad habits and ingrained mistakes to converse with confidence click here.

April 24, 2019

Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

Immerse yourself in the fields of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence! With over 40 hours of expert instruction, you’ll have a firm grasp of core machine learning concepts and be positioned to apply this technology to your career.

This course includes:
  • An Introduction to Deep Learning & Computer Vision
  • Recommendation Systems in Python
  • Machine Learning: Decision Trees & Random Forests
  • Twitter Sentiment Analysis in Python
  • Python Programming: From Beginner to Intermediate
  • Quant Trading Using Machine Learning
  • Factor Analysis
  • Linear & Logistic Regression

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have learned the following concepts & so much more!
  • Discover Core Machine Learning Concepts & Build an Artificial Neural Network.
  • Build a movie recommendation system in Python.
  • Learn Intuitive Machine Learning Techniques by Exploring a Classic Problem.
  • Use Python and the Twitter API to build your own sentiment analyzer.
  • Go from beginner to intermediate level Python user.
  • Apply Machine Learning techniques to Quant Trading.
  • Use Principal Components Analysis to Extract Factors.
  • Build Regression Models with Principal Components in Excel, R, Python.
  • Understand the risks involved in regression and avoid common pitfalls.
  • Use simple & multiple regressions to explain variance & predict an outcome.
  • Project Files & Supplemental Material included with each course.

This course may be completed earlier than indicated and students retain access for one year from the date of enrollment. Click here to get started.

April 4, 2019

Choose Yourself

Industrialized jobs have depleted in America, and if you want to stay afloat in today’s economy, you need skills that people want and what they’re willing to pay for. Essentially, your work will be based on your key strengths, accomplishments, self-marketing, connections and your performance. And that’s authentic connections, not pretentious ones to simply make a sale or to gain a client.

Social media is falsifying some efforts to connect. Some people think they’re gaining connections based on their followers. If followers aren’t being acknowledged or valued, there’s no connection. But information sharing to an audience that can relate to their content.

The realities of today’s workforce have changed. Job security no longer exists, and safe careers are simply a myth. To achieve a successful career, entrepreneurial (i.e., always exploring opportunities) skills are a must. You have to rely on your inner resources to be self-managing to plan and execute your own career. No one can do this for you; the only security you can depend on is your ability to market yourself through the ups and downs of this work climate.

Be a careerist! Learn how to navigate through the changing landscape of work, know what you have to sell, know how to live with uncertainty, and have optimism and belief in yourself.

April 2, 2019


  • Security can be obtained from God’s everlasting arms.
  • God is our best security system from past, present, and future sins.
  • God is our security from life’s storms because He is our refuge.
  • Security is dwelling and abiding in the presence of God.
  • Security is knowing that God is our rock, our fortress, and deliverer in the time of trouble.
  • Security is the confidence that God is always near, and He will never leave nor forsake us.
  • Security is the Sovereignty of God because He has all things under His divine power and control.
  • Security is in God’s omniscience because He knows all things.
  • Security is in God’s word because it will not return to Him void.
  • Eternal security is the belief and knowledge that salvation belongs to Jesus Christ.

March 31, 2019

Salt of the Earth

It’s amazing how salt adds flavor to food? It’s also amazing how salty foods can make you thirsty. And, water is a great beverage to quench a salty thirst.

Every born again believer is the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13) and they are responsible for adding flavor to the lives of people they encounter daily.

Are you a believer, what kind of flavor do you add to the lives of others? Is it wisdom, unconditional love, encouragement, salvation, peace, healing, faith or strength? Or, is it jealousy, envy, bitterness, complaints, or criticism? What flavor of salt do people you encounter thirst for the most? The flavor of the spirit or the flesh?

God has given every born again believer a gift or talent to add spiritual flavor to a flavorless world. In addition to adding flavor, salt is used to preserve and heal. The Blood of Jesus Christ has preserved every believer from: 1) the power of sin; 2) eternal damnation; and 3) the power of Satan. God would like His children to use their gifts to help preserve people from immorality by living and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

When spiritual flavor is added to the lives of others, they should thirst for more. What better way to quench their thirst than by giving them living water from a fountain that never runs dry.