New CI ?

OK, you made it through the certification exam.  It wasn’t really that difficult, was it?  Next came the background check and the approval of the Confidential Intermediary Board and then you received the congratulatory letter.  What’s next?  Do you feel completely lost?  Consider finding a mentor.
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Library As Paradise

Today’s Google Doodle features the birthdate of author Jorge Luis Borges who was  born in Buenos Aires in 1899.


“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” — Jorge Louis Borges

Top 10 Irritating Phrases

Researchers at Oxford University compiled a list of the top 10 irritating phrases.  They are:

1 – At the end of the day
2 – Fairly unique
3 – I personally
4 – At this moment in time
5 – With all due respect
6 – Absolutely
7 – It’s a nightmare
8 – Shouldn’t of
9 – 24/7
10 – It’s not rocket science

I personally, with all due respect, would add to that list.  It’s not rocket science to come up with other irritating phrases.  At the end of the day, these are some that annoy me.

  • went missing
  • let’s go ahead and take a look at
  • if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem
  • think outside the box

CI Training

I just finished participating in the training for Confidential Intermediaries at the Arizona Supreme Court. The certification and licensing division holds training each November for those who want to become CIs in Arizona. This year the class was larger than in the past couple of years. Seventeen trainees–all are eager to begin helping others. Some already do that in other capacities. One person is a hospice nurse, another a CASA volunteer, and one individual spent 20 years on an adoption search. Many are triad members themselves.

As usual, they fretted over the test for certification, but if past statistics are any indication, most of them will pass the test.

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