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    quintusvw
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    I found out today that I did not get a scholarship for my Masters degree for 2015 because I am building my own company. They are concerned that I might not be able to perform the duties of a teaching assistant that comes with the scholarship.

    Anybody had this experience?

    #28389
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    alexx
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    That’s too bad about your scholarship. Can you appeal the decision at all?

    #28483

    I found out today that I did not get a scholarship for my Masters degree for 2015 because I am building my own company. They are concerned that I might not be able to perform the duties of a teaching assistant that comes with the scholarship.

    Anybody had this experience?

    @quintusvw: I’m sorry to hear that – how frustrating. As if someone trying to start their own company needs someone to make life more difficult for them! Is there any chance to appeal their decision?

    #28513
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    quintusvw
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    Thanks for the kind words…I guess I can appeal (although it might not make a difference since it was a board of members from two different faculties). I’ll just have to re-plan the year ahead.

    At least I am still approved to do my Masters degree, it will have to come out of my own pocket.

    #28565

    At least I am still approved to do my Masters degree, it will have to come out of my own pocket.

    @quintusvw: In the entrepreneurial world they sometimes talk about “the baby effect” – that when you’re trying to start a business and then you have a baby, suddenly you hustle harder and have greater success because you have the added pressure to succeed so you can earn a living to support your family. Maybe that’s a positive way to look at the extra financial pressure from this decision? :)

    (… then again, looking at your profile pic, maybe you’ve already got that going for you!)

    #28568
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    quintusvw
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    Excellent observation :).

    Yes, that is true. Having pressure sure adds to performing beter, but then comes the other problem: balance.

    I had to learn how to balance everything. I was close to a breakdown this year but now it is going beter.

    #28576

    Having pressure sure adds to performing beter, but then comes the other problem: balance.

    An ongoing struggle… I recently found some useful suggestions in this podcast:

    10 Tactics to Better Work-Life Balance (part one, part two)

    #28589
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    quintusvw
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    Thank you Christopher. I’ll be sure to take a look at those links.

    I’m sure it will be useful to manage my curent situation.

    #28596
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    alexx
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    @christopher-sutton I can’t wait to check out those podcasts! I’m sure there will be some helpful ideas in there I can use. I bookmarked them.

    #28600
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    alexx
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    Balance is so important & so hard sometimes. We focus on something that’s important to us or that needs to be done & inevitably other pieces of the pie get shortchanged.

    #28602
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    alexx
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    Someone once told me that the more things you have on your plate the more successful you are, because you only have a certain amount of time to he things done.

    I don’t know about that. I want to get things done the right way the first time ‘cuz I don’t have time for do overs! Ha ha

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