Tenure is endurance, perseverance, and experience. Some would argue it is nothing more than a job guarantee. For others, tenure like pistachio coconut ice-cream in a waffle cone on a 100 degree day, redefining your earning abilities. The elements of tenure change who you are. The elements of tenure can propel you into the business world in a way that you might not expect.
Endurance is an element of tenure. Educators face one more classroom full of children less interested in what is to be taught than the group from last year. (Bless whoever has them this year!) Can you hold on one more year? Educators have to compete with the newest fad, the most fabulous brand in apparel, and the newest most vivid action-packed video game. With these distractions what happens to Reading and Writing within the course of a day? Spelling, Math and Social Studies, could be more interesting, or could they? Maybe if they had a swanky brand-type logo?
Perseverance is another element of tenure. Regardless what comes at you, you smile and continue to apply the latest and greatest from the last seminar. Educators follow the best practices year after year. That is what makes you an expert right? Perseverance is ongoing service. It is required for those all day educator meetings and educator work days. What do they think educators do when the children ARE there? Perseverance is finding a new way to teach the same learning activity, again, only this group needs even more help than the last group did to stay on task and actually complete the necessary assignments. Then there is the required paperwork on each child. New forms and yet it still takes just as long.
Experience is the most valuable of all the elements. Educator experience makes a statement about loyalty and commitment to the field of education. Indisputable experience is recognized and acknowledged in the world of business. You may not think all those creative bulletin boards, multiples of graded papers, extra hours on the holiday program or the school play, scraped knees, and calls to parents you may not know very well, added to your skills set, but those skills are the exact skills you will be able to use as an online business owner. As an educator you can now put your endurance, perseverance and invaluable experience to work for you. These are the most preferred qualifications, special skills and requirements necessary to own your own online business. Make the money that will provide for the lifestyle you have dreamed about but yet become accustomed to.
Educators know how much better we as humans learn when we are interested. What are you interested in? You may say to yourself, ‘I don’t know enough to start an online business’. Well, interestingly enough, the children you taught for so long, didn’t know either, UNTIL… they got interested, listened and paid attention to YOU! There is information out there to assist you and answer your every question.
You are already the most qualified, experienced, preferred applicant to start your own business. Your experience with planning is the most ignored and misunderstood skill that could bring you the greatest amount of revenue. A business plan that receives a grade of D- is almost guaranteed to fail. It is almost like having no plan at all.
Tenure. What is clear is that once you are tenured, you have demonstrated skills that could promote you to online business owner. Take the all the best skills you learned to educate others and put them to use with a business plan that gets an A+. Make a gold star salary with the skills you have perfected with what you already know!
Healthy Habit: Rest is critical for survival. This week, give yourself 8 full hours each night of restful sleep. See how much better you feel after a couple of nights!
Quote From The Tote: “Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail” – Albert Einstein
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Genie Craff (Genean Craig, M.Ed). is a top Internet Marketing Specialist and Independent Consultant. She has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education with extensive experience in both the public and private teaching arenas. Genean is CEO and President of Gift of Time, LLC. Genean currently loves all her online business ventures and currently enjoys writing and sharing her experiences, including her travels, her past work and her love for the freedom of the life she lives. Genean Craig is currently working on a number of projects, one which includes writing a series of books. Genean shares a blessed life, with the love of her life, in Miami, Florida.