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One year ago I left my career as a school counselor in a school and started my own business: Listen to my story in this teleseminar with my friend and Career Coach, Kathy Brunner: Day Job to Dream Job
Feel like you have many ideas but no plan on how to turn them into viable income?
Stuck in a job you hate but don’t have any idea of what you could do instead?
Been thinking about starting your own business for some time but you’re stuck in the waiting trap. You know...
waiting for the right time,
the stars to align...
Read more here: http://lynnewatts.com/maximize-2/
Amy---GREAT POINT! I belong to the Business Association in my area and we just had a meeting with principals and superintendent about the power of networking. There are so many resources available if you connect. You go girl!!
I was on a podcast celebrating 2 education change makers in Rutherford County today on WGNS.
I am learning that getting out to meet new people and helping them opens all kinds of doors. If you want more than the classroom it is vital to reach beyond the classroom.
Just posted a new blog:Are you accidentally sabotaging your dream? http://www.48days.net/profiles/blogs/are-you-accidentally-sabotagin...
Looking to create an exit plan from your JOB? New program starting soon. Grab your seat here: http://lynnewatts.com/60days
Just joined the group and I'm not sure how I missed this one (I've been on 48days.net for years and lead a group: Called Woman). I "retired" 1 year ago from school counseling to run my own business of writing children's books and coaching/speaking. I'm loving it--it is hard but doable. Check out my latest blog:
Do You Need Your Own Job Independence Day?
I just published my first blog on 48 days. It's called "I can show you how to help your child become a confident, competent Mathematician." I would love to hear your thoughts on it. I am also using this as my first Ad copy.
Hi Whitney and Sandy. Thanks for your response. I am pretty much in the same position as you all with school taking up a ton of time and making it difficult to get a start up going. I am a teacher, who luckily does not have to grade many papers because I teach PE. I am also a head coach of two sports which is where my huge time commitment is outside of school hours.
Luckily, I am a night owl and I am able to use the time after my kids go to bed to work on my business which is extremely helpful. So far I am being pretty successful, but I am still not to the point in which I could leave teaching.
If there is anything I can do to help you two with your businesses please feel free to let me know. I sent you two a friend request so that we can talk more if you would like.
I am a teacher in Texas as well, Sandy. I keep reading about teacher burn-out and it is serious y'all. I hired a business coach this year but I'm like you where I don't want to live out a dream and get paid nothing. I can't just quit cold turkey when we are living on my income. We are putting most of my husband's check into retirement and household needs.
I find it hard as well to focus on anything but school and that's exactly what they want. This year I thought I would try and apply for a different position but thought about it and realized that I am making it harder on myself. It would be easier just to stay at my current job with a flexible principal and amazing team, but I do have a goal.
I have told myself (and my husband) that I am only staying 2 more years. Period. I have taught for 10 years in our district and really didn't plan on staying that long. But I did and I actually love getting back into teaching.
I am also reading a book called "Organizing You" and I am going to work on LEAVING WORK. This is so hard when you're a teacher because you feel like you are never caught up. NEVER. But again, I believe staying in the same position does help and I hope to get as much done during the school day as possible.
I plan on buying a daily planner and really mapping out my day to make sure I can do. I want to grade, call parents, everything while at school. My goal this year is to bring nothing home. NOTHING.
I also enjoy going to the gym after work. So my husband told me the other day that I need to leave at 4:00. He's right. Unless there's a meeting, I'm planning on leaving.
Maybe we call help to hold each other accountable in making sure that we are going to stick with our plan. I am starting a blog as well, teach coupon classes, and love helping people with their money. This will never come to fruition if I'm always at school.
Sorry this was so long:( ~ Whitney
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