Teacher Professional Development

What To Do When It Seems Like Everything is Going Wrong


I had a setback this week that hit me like a punch to the gut. I'm not going to bore you with the details of it, but let me just say, I'm up writing this blog post at 3:30 am because this setback is weighing on my mind. It sucked.

Phase 1 of dealing with setbacks usually looks something like this:

1. Curl up in a ball and throw myself a pity party

2. Reach out to get perspective from my most trusted sounding board friends

3. Move through the "I hate everything about the world and everything is terrible and wrong" angst and disappointment phase

Once I've done that I can move to the other side. And here is my take-away from this particular setback. The most important belief that I have about life is that everything is always, ALWAYS working out for me. Even when it doesn't feel like it. Even when it sucks a big butt and is hard and disappointing and exhausting and seems hopeless. 

How can I believe this and live this way? Because I derive my sources of inspiration and...

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Transforming My Own Thinking has Transformed my Entire Life

entrepreneurship Sep 11, 2015

Throughout my childhood, high school, and even college years, I developed a preconceived notion that “business people” are, in general, sneaky, sleezy, selfish, and somehow inherently “less moral” than those who work in the public sector.

Yes, as much as I prided myself on being an open-minded individual…that was one snap judgment that I often found myself jumping to. Now that I AM one of those people, what I’m experiencing couldn’t be further from my once believed “truth”.

Instead of finding a bunch of closed off, cold, and ego-driven people, what I’m experiencing is interactions with people who are looking to connect, to share ideas, to collaborate, to offer resources, and to help me learn from their own good and bad experiences.

Even more surprising….internally, owning my own business has made me feel WAY more inclined to open up, to stretch myself to get up to speed with the connective aspects of technology and...

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