Perfection is achieved when you feel whole; not when there is nothing else to take away. Success nor failure are final. Your determination and progress is what counts. Define yourself and create the life you want to live.
The goal is to outdo me daily. So I challenge you to do the one thing that scares you and get on the path to design your life. You’re already qualified.
Okay so I thought that blogging and “vanity” self-publishing would be easy but boy was I wrong. I wrote a blog a long time ago titled “What No One Tells You About Blogging” but I left out an essential part to becoming a brand and standing out in a saturated market. Getting into the business behind books and digital products is possible, especially when you niche down. So I thought my niche was education and personal development. I had the bright idea that I wanted to help new teachers balance work and home life but I find at times that even that niche is too broad. But then I ask myself do I want to concentrated on working moms or just women in general, so it was at that moment I realized I needed to get to the bottom of my business and flush out what I want to do, who I want to reach, and what I want to create.
Creating and selling products online in my opinion is at an all time high and as an educator myself, with a passion for writing and being creative I decided an online business would be beneficial to me for three reasons: (1) I want to supplement my teacher salary because even though I love teaching, getting paid once a month gets tough at times. (2) I want to build a business that will create a legacy for me to leave behind to my sons and (3) Create residual and passive income to obtain financial stability. Reevaluating yourself and identifying your why is important because it helps me establish my vision and put my productivity of lack of productivity into perspective.
My Business, What Will It Be?
I derive to a point often of how can I get more followers on my business/blog/author social media? How can I convert followers into buyers? How do grow to a point of being a full-time entrepreneur and truly live out my dreams. To answer all of that, I realized that I needed a business plan so I revamped and simplified ideas, niched down and uncovered my purpose. Since writing my first book, growth has been a struggle and launching has not been as successful as I hoped, so I admit, I needed some help.
So exactly what do I needhelp with?
As anauthor with plenty of stories to tell about life inside of the classroom, Iknow I take a much lighter approach to teaching than I did in the first coupleof years into the profession.
~On one hand I want to help new or even burnedout educators/teachers who want to revive their passion for teaching.
~On the other hand, since I am asked so manyquestions on a regular basis I want to help people reach success by aligningtheir goals with their passions and create the life they want to live.
Eventually I know that getting started here will lead into other things, but now I just have to promote myself unapologetically.
Studying the Industry
The gurus and the experts have laid the plans and while my content is not to be compared it definitely gives me something to work harder at creating consistently. With the right systems in place I know that I’m tapping into my purpose and dreams. Finding balance for myself is essential to drive that is why when I think of my mission each day in the classroom and personal life I know I have the tools to help other people get through as well. I want to help mothers (working moms, teacher moms) find balance in their work and home life, gain clarity while in the work environment, and discover their self worth through personal development.
The promise and value must sold with any product and while I think I may be sitting on a gold mine, one thing I’ve definitely noticed is that when you identify a solid problem, a promise to deliver clarity and results must follow. Setting true and attainable goals, three to six months out keeps you focused because after all the goal is to grow. I’m sticking to personal development in a sense because let’s get real, everybody wants to improve something in their lives.
I know that I have great ideas and while I study the field, I am not sleeping on the free tips and jewels that are dropped from time to time. I’m pushing out content and feeling good about the “looks” I’m gaining. They say faith without works is dead. I’m just going to continue putting in this work.
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“Closer to Purpose Than You Think” (2019) is my 30 day self-paced success guide designed to help you recognize your self-worth, prioritize your goals, and speak life into your dreams. In this book I share ways to create clarity in your daily to day life that leads to productivity and celebration of self. You’ll learn how to command your life with authority and live as the person you were wonderfully made to be.
In 12 Ways to Survive (2019) new teachers can learn how to navigatethrough their experiences to find what works in their instructional setting,read and understand that they are not alone in their journey because evenveteran teachers have periods of adjustments as well, and trust the process andlearn that being a teacher is about the students and once they trust you thereal education begins.
My Fourth Year in Middle School: The Truth About Teaching (2016) is the author’s journey on transitioning careers and becoming an effective teacher to the students she serves. This book provides insight on how to cope as a new teacher adjusting to a new working environment. It richly recalls the obstacles faced teaching at-risk, African-American youth at a southern middle school for eight years. The author centers the book around her experiences and lessons learned as a classroom teacher while balancing life.
My success depends on my consistency. I want to be able to run a business, online and become my own boss. I want to create content that is enjoyed and embraced which will lead to other things in my career. Financial freedom and stability are at the top of the list because balancing my workload and house hold is a battle I’m determined to win. I wrote about what I have experienced and want working mothers and educators to know that it is possible to have a career and family. It’s in the stars from here. It’s above me now.
Taking a personal inventory of myself and my skills, I knew that I wanted to do more than ordinary things. Ever since childhood I have had words floating around in my head that I have forced out onto paper over the years. Recently I sat down and faced my business, my approach to book marketing and my journey into entrepreneurship and realized I needed help. Furthermore, I needed to help myself get better positioned and edpreneur.
I base a lot of my writing on education because I began teaching in 2008 when I was over halfway done with my Masters in Public Administration. I had a plan for how my career would go as I completed requirements for my new teacher portfolio for the TAPP program. When MGRESA changed the submission dates for program completion, I was already a month into my Educational Specialist program because I had no traditional training or pedagogy. I set goals early in my teaching career based on where I would be in 3 years, in 5 years, and even 10 years. I met my 5 year goals within 3 so I know the power of manifestation.
By the time I had completed my educational specialist degree in 2010, I was ahead of my 5 year plan. Towards the end of my 4th year of teaching I had the bright idea to pursue my doctorate and from there my idea to write my book was outlined. It was not until 2013 that I put my most memorable experiences onto a word document and I began sifting through the details. I have always been ambitious and in between a divorce in 2011, school transfer in 2013, getting remarried in 2014, and stalling on my dissertation proposal I managed to graduate in 2016 with another degree, Doctor of Education with an emphasis in Higher Education Leadership, while simultaneously self-publishing my book.
Being a mother is my single most important job in my life but offering ebooks online, becoming my own boss, creating helpful content for other moms, teachers and ambitious individuals infusing my passion for writing and helping people together. Through my education, mixed work experiences, skills and training I’m confident that’s reading my books will help with personal development of individuals who struggle with finding balance in their careers and personal lives.
I have journaled and set new goals for myself my whole life and made the necessary adjustments when needed. Being asked was getting my degrees hard, do I like teaching, if I weren’t teaching what would I be doing, and are you going to keep writing is the reason I keep creating.
There’s no one size fit all but I like to think that I have a way of naturally understanding people and not judging their individuality. I have something for everyone!
Are you feeling overwhelmed and need to realign your goals? Do you need help identifying your strengths to take control of your life and push pass your fears?
I am the coach for you and together we will do the work to help you recognize your self-worth, prioritize your goals, and speak life into your aspirations. It is important to LOVE yourself intensely, create opportunities for growth, and step into your purpose with authority.
Working with me will help you gain:
1. Clarity as you position yourself for greatness.
People often ask me how am I able to do so much and never get tired? It’s not that I don’t get tired, I just know that there are some things I simply just want to do in my life and I have to make things happen.
All of my life I kept journals, I wrote things down, and would often revisit those list to see if I have been able to check things off of my list. I have a list of accomplishments from military service to achieving advanced degrees. All of this would not be possible if I had not set down and continuously updated my goals.
I have felt overwhelmed and paralyzed by fear so I realigned my goals? I took time to identify my strengths to take control of my life and push pass my fears?
I want to coach others to do the same and together we will do the work to help you recognize your self-worth, prioritize your goals, and speak life into your aspirations. It is important to LOVE yourself intensely, create opportunities for growth, and step into your purpose with authority.
Working with me will help you gain:
1. Clarity as you position yourself for greatness.
2. Love for yourself through affirmations.
3. Purpose as you set attainable goals.
4. Understanding as you reflect on your life.
5. Sense of self as you CELEBRATE you!
“Closer to Purpose Than You Think” is my 30 day self-paced success guide that will be available August 1, 2019. I cannot wait for you to unlock your magic.