How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
I am currently reading Dan's "No More Dreaded Mondays" and it truly, truly resonates with me. I decided to take a break to check out his website. So here I am!
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
I am a totally burnt-out high school teacher. I have been in the field of Education since the spring of 1990. There are some things I do enjoy about teaching but there are other components of teaching that I could absolutely do without.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
I am going to be a full-time writer and I'm also planning to develop and present workshops/seminars that encourage people, especially teens and young adults, to pursue work about which they are truly passionate. (I realize I must first do this myself!)
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
In my personal life, I would like to get physically fit and have more fulfillment and a lot more fun in my work life. I believe that I have allowed the fact that I really, really, really dislike my current job to negatively impact my relationship with myself and with my family. I am currently taking an online class called "Listen to Your Heart and Success Will Follow." On two of our recent HW assignments, we had to complete Needs and Values Assessments. These assessments were very enlightening and will prove to be invaluable as I pursue my vocation instead of just another occupation.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
I write well and I am also idealistic, perceptive, empathetic and honest; I like to motivate and inspire others and I get a charge when people answer their callings and use their gifts, no matter what they might be. (And these are the descriptions of people who fit my personality type from another of my favorite books called "Do What You Are"--I readily see possibilities that don't presently exist; I give thoughtful consideration to all potential career opportunities; I express myself well, especially after thinking things through ahead of time; and I demonstrate motivation and commitment to causes I believe in.)
If you have a product or service to promote (now or in the near future) this is your shot to state it! Say all you'd like:
My ex-husband and I self-published an inspirational novel called "First Love: What Would You Give Up To Keep Yours?" In the "near future," I want to develop and present workshops that inspire and motivate people, especially teens and young adults, to find work that fits their personalities, natural abilities, and giftings. Work that fills them with joy and peace. I would also like to develop a curriculum that reinforces the importance of matching your life's work to your personality, strengths, abilities, and God-given talents.
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Just noticed you joined 48Days.net -- WELCOME! It's a great site with tons of great people.
Sounds like you are interested in writing. If so, consider joining the Write It Forward group (link below). There are some great discussions going on that will likely be very profitable for you.
I also want to offer you a gift. You can download my FREE e-resource entitled Goal-Setting That Actually Works! by joining the REAL Success E-Zine community at www.liveitforward.com. It's a growing and dynamic community of people striving to live WAY BEYOND their average in the most important roles of their lives. I think you'll get a ton out of both the Goal-Setting product and the REAL Success E-Zine. And again, both are absolutely free.
Here is that group I mentioned, along with one other. They are two of the most popular groups on this site because of all the great conversation taking placeCheck them out:
Yolanda - Welcome to 48Days.net. I'm delighted that reading No More Mondays is helping you see some of those possibilities that don't currently exist. It sounds like you've got multiple creative projects ready to be released.
You’ll find this to be a warm, encouraging and innovative group. If you’re looking for additional ideas – just stick around. This group is full of great ideas and strategies to make them come to life.
Thanks for being part of the 48 Days family. We’re glad you joined us! Dan Miller – 48 Days
Yolanda, Just wanted to drop in and welcome you to this great community! As you’ll come to find, this is a place of inspiration, encouragement and tons of knowledge. I hope you find that and more as you pursue your endeavors.
One group I highly recommend is in The Winner’s Circle.
Click Below to Join: The Winner’s Circle
Come out check out the group "180 Transitions". Some great career and life transitional discussions that I’m sure you’ll enjoy!
Click Below to Join: 180 Transitions Group
And as part of my welcome to you, feel free to add your e-mail address to some more weekly inspiration by clicking below: Weekly Inspiration
Here’s to success and many blessings. I know you'll find lots of help and advice here, and if there’s ever anything I can do for you let me know.
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Hi Yolanda! You're in great company and amongst many who want to change their lives and the lives of others for the good. I welcome you on the "block" and as a nearby neighbor (I live in Pasadena) hope you find what it is you're looking for, in all your endeavors. God Bless!
Another group you'll want to stop by is the winner's circle. That's my group.
Good discussions and quite a bit of activity as many of the members share their thoughts and insights. We look forward to your participation.
If you're on the search for purpose and calling in your career, that's the place to be.