The surprising secret to successwithout burnout

Here are ten keys we’ve observed over our lifetime. Whether its homeschool, work, or life in general, these bear out to be helpful to almost everyone. Of course, if you are in a really bad way, go see a doctor, pastor, or counselor immediately.


1. Learn to do what you want, not what you should.

2. Make variety intentional.

3. Take time to do nothing.

4. Take time to recreate.

5. Compare your life to your aspirations.

6. Stop comparing your life to others.

7. Always have three or more best friends.

8. Move your body.

9. Eat a little more live food.

10. Get real about your emotions and feelings.

Hope this helps,Dr. FredP.S. If you are interested in homeschool or parenting, check out our free gifts at


Dr. Lybrand and his wife (Jody) of 40 years homeschooled their 5 children from birth to college, where they all excelled in academics and community (University of Texas & Abilene Christian). Dr. & Mrs. Lybrand have combined degrees of 2 BA's, 2 Masters, and 1 Doctorate), Fred and Jody have stuck with their faith and their obsession with practical learning. As a result, the overall theme of "Teaching Them to Learn How to Learn" invades everything they offer. Dr. Lybrand pastored for 25 years and currently coaches, consults, and trains leaders in businesses, churches, and non-profits. Among his client list are the U.S. Air Force, CRU, Be Broken, Continental Resources, State Farm Insurance, and Pioneer Natural Resources. Of course, one of his favorite interests is helping homeschoolers excel, and he does so with the 10 Courses of The Independent Homeschooer Curriculum & directly mentoring parents who belong to the tribe. Dr. Fred Ray Lybrand Jr.

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