Sitting at work a couple of weeks ago in professional development we watched a video about the “Golden Circle” but the message about the golden circle was setting out to prove WHY you are GREAT at what you do and how you do what you do. In a nutshell the Golden Circle challenges the “Status Quo”. Why be mediocre when you can be great?
Ironically I had had the words status quo floating around in my mind for a few days so after watching the small clip on the TED video it served as confirmation for the things that I had been pondering. I have joined various Facebook groups, followed many others on twitter and Instagram, and I can for sure say that I am enjoying the process.
When I Inadvertently Took Some Time Off I had no idea which direction I wanted to go and still I only know that I want to write. I love teaching so I’m vexed between niche writing educationally and exploring doing a blog series on various topics such as family, marriage, divorce, relationships, career, and other hot topics that I come across in conversation. There are no rules to this blogging thing; you just have to get in where you fit in.
I am super excited about relaunching my blog and “write” now I am loving my new categories…but can a sister get a better laptop? I am about to switch over to Apple I guess because it just looks like that is what everybody uses…LOL *Have you seen the images*
So let me introduce you to WHY I’m great and YOU should follow me… and here is my disclaimer…I probably should get an email list and figure out this email marketing but I don’t get it so just follow my blog. And for one, my TRANSPARENCY is the biggest part of my WHY! But check these categories and I promise you’ll be smitten.
Live~Laugh~Love *Loving the Life You Live*
I turned 30 years old at the very end of 2011 and my motherly instincts told me that it was time to purchase my first home because my two loves, Lil Phil and Pressy, were growing up and I wanted them to have a backyard bigger than the one at my duplex at the time. The Live~Laugh~Love mantra was strong throughout department stores and was actually the theme of my housewarming party in June 2012 and it was at this age that I truly embraced my life. I am loving all of the experiences that have shaped my existence…nothing was an accident, it was necessary. As open as I am, I am sure that I will be able to show YOU how to love the life you live and be happy even when things feel like they are falling apart. For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. ~Ecclesiastes 3:1
Retrospective Life: Reflections, Lessons, and Blessings
You only grow as a person when you feel uncomfortable. Like the saying goes, “If you do what you have always done, you going to get what you have always gotten.” It’s insane to make the same repeated mistakes in life. Once is a mistake, the second time it’s a choice. Now you can’t predict how relationships will go—friends, family, significant others etcetera—but you can reflect on what you learn through your different experiences with people. You honestly can learn from other people because they show you with their actions how to treat them. It’s funny we (society) spend a lot of time trying to figure out other people, but if we pay attention, they show us ALL of the time who they are. It is okay to change your circle, because some people are a truly a blessing, but when the blood suckers drain you of your energy…push them out of your life and grow. Taking risks and doing something new creates layers in your life. You want to be able to look back on your life and say to yourself, “Damn I have accomplished a lot!” I can write a list of my accomplishments and smile from ear to ear…I’m soon to be 35 (December 28th) and my two marriages, divorce, birth of my sons, military experience, and teaching career has taught me a few things about LIFE. I have no qualms with sharing!
The play on words as “The Educated Butler” sums me up in three words because of my thirst for knowledge. I know a lot of stuff, and in my ninth year as a traditional classroom teacher I want to rise above public school teaching and transition into higher education and really make an impact. I faced many obstacles in school from being bullied, belittled by teachers, and proving society wrong that children from single parent homes can be successful. I defy stereotypes at every turn and look at every individual experience as a lesson that has strengthened my core. My first self-published literary baby, My Fourth Year in Middle School: The Truth About Teaching propels my desire to write, publish, blog, edit, research, and help others. Education is a necessity and I will show you WHY. Click on the title and I will introduce you to a whole new world…my educational journey as well as cover the trends and issues that affect my perception of education, teaching and learning.
This is dedicated to the writers who don’t want to coach but just have a good time blogging and being creative. Not to say I don’t want to turn a profit but not sticking to rules, outlines, and suggestions of others will allow me to be free. We all want to make money whether it’s being a profitable blog, creating content, tool kits, offering services, contributing to other sites, and of course for me WRITING BOOKS. I have played around with blog topic generators, read just about everybody under the sun, registered with multiple sites but the one thing I need to do is be more CONSISTENT, PLAN PROACTIVELY, and PRODUCE. Yes I created my first free product, What No One Tells You About Blogging mini-book, and I was afraid to release it but I said to myself, “Why in the hell not?” I’m continuing to learn, explore, and take risks. So in this corner I’ll water you, you’ll water me (feedback on what I post) and we’ll grow together.
Thanks to the Golden Circle I’m going to push pass the Status Quo and give the unabashed display of WHY I’m a great writer. My message is clear…it is rough around the edges, no holds barred (limited profanity…LOL), and true to who I am.
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