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The Core

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Getting to the ‘core’ of things is essential. The phrase, cutting to the core, is often used and simply means a central part of something. The core helps clarify and define the ‘why’ and ‘what’ of any number of circumstances, events or strategies. The core is the foundation. So why is it frequently ignored or overlooked at the start and especially as events spiral further away? It’s there to enhance one’s knowledge, understanding and comprehension – to basically make life easier. There could be many reasons, and none of them significant at this time, because… did I mention this blog is all about me…  yep, my core, my passion and what I want to give you. However,  perhaps this brief blog will shift some light on the value of ‘The Core’.  

For me, the core has a very symbolic meaning. My visual image generally goes to an apple core. Interestingly,  the apple is commonly associated with education, teachers and learning. As a career educator it is only appropriate or perhaps my subconscious programming, that it resonates  and has a strong presence in my life.  Education is my passion – My Core. 

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If you explore the projects I’ve developed, you will notice a common thread which is to share my expertise to help other through their journey.  The Wealthy Teacher: Answering the questions, What’s next?  shares my journey with hope that others will learn from my mistakes and find their ‘core’.

Your needs are front and center….

The Philantrepreneur Institute, What’s Next Training Series & Nuts & Bolts NPO Training are outlets for my passion – but more important it is an opportunity to see others gain the skills needed to reach their full potential. Here are some of the offerings.

Visit: THE PHILANTREPRENEUR  for all the training details, schedules and registration!!

Nonprofits: Tues. Jan 21st – 7 Tips to Transparency & NV AB 60 requirements & Tuesday Feb 18, 15 & Mar 4 – 3 Pt Strategic Fundraising

Entrepreneurs: Thurs. Jan 30th – Webinar Development:  Delivering What You Promise; Wed. Feb 12th – So You have An Idea. What’s next?

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What it all means… for YOU

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Imagine being in a forest covered with haze. As the old saying goes, one can’t see the forest for the trees and ironically it applies in my situation. This vision had been brewing and looking back, it took a lifetime to evolve. It’s like the puzzle pieces finally started making sense and came together. The elements were all there, just not in focus and aligned on the right path. 

What evolved? I found my What’s next? First for some context, I was an early retiree with years of experience, training and supporting others realize their potential and capitalizing on their skills…. I was a teacher. My story is at the core of what emerged. Writing the book, The Wealthy Teacher: Answering the question, What’s next? became an exercise of self discovery and started me on a path to alignment. All of the pieces of my life were placed on a tablet before me as I discovered my needs.

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So, what does it all mean and how does it have any impact for you? There are many people, consciously or unconsciously, looking for what’s next? However, many don’t realize that it is not the what that is important but actually the why. The secret is grounded in your core – your passion – your purpose. That is the element that ties everything together and creates lasting satisfaction. It also is at the core of what came next on my path to serve you.

Finding alignment, internally and externally was important. This alignment was the vision behind the launch of new services that connect with existing brands.  Externally, they may seem unrelated, however there is a strong thread that transcends and connects them – Passion for community service. Utilizing my story, experience and expertise as a trainer, nonprofit specialist, believer in social enterprise and corporate social responsibility, became the foundation.

Your needs –  Help you find meaning, purpose and be profitable too.

Are you asking what’s next as I did? Where does your passion lead you? Want to start a nonprofit, envision a business or combine the two? Supporting your needs has been central to our services and here’s how they work together.

  • Are you a Philanthropist by nature? the Galaxy group provides guidance and support to the nonprofit community.  From conception, to launch, to developing the systems, we assists building strong foundations with an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Are you an Entrepreneur by nature? The Wealthy Teacher provides guidance to reignite and rejuvenate core values and passion. Then using that as the foundation create an entrepreneurial venture based on a social enterprise model. 

The Philantrepreneur        Where we are today….

Merging philanthropy and entrepreneurs under one umbrella The Philantrepreneur suite of services was launched. Providing support via consulting, coaching, training and multi-functional website we can deliver resources, strategies and insight to for profit and nonprofit entities. A new website gathers together in one location and allows access to the broad suite of services. Explore the Hub, Radio Show, Journal, Institute and interactive forum. Coming soon will be the Learning Library to round out our goal to create a community of passion driven individuals and social enterprises. Join the movement and excitement! Explore and register to become a member of the forum to add your voice.  You can have it all as a Philantrepreneur!  

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Finding Meaning

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When was the last time you asked, “Wonder what I’ll do today?” Or did you use the phrase, “What will I do today?” These and similar questions are asked more and more often by early retirees and those dissatisfied or unfulfilled in their current work situation.  In a recent post I mentioned because of pension programs established 30 + years ago adults of this generation will spend 1/3 of their life in ‘retirement’.  Some opted willingly, some enticed by incentives offered by companies trying to streamline and some were just ready to take on something else.

Unconsciously some of us think we have a visions of what will come next. I thought I did too. I thought I would have the freedom to pick an choose. However, it became a cycle of done this, what’s next.  I soon found, I HAD to go back to my core.  So I am speaking to those that still are searching for ‘that something’ and those that are dissatisfied. No matter your age – This is your time. Are you living your values and following your passion?

So I’d like to ask the question, How are you approaching your next journey? Are you exploring what makes you tick? Do you know what brings you happiness. Sometimes that is the issue. Have you forgotten what brings meaning into your life. Would you like support exploring your next journey?

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Finding the answer to “What’s next?”

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What’s next? These two little words carry a lot of weight, have significant meaning and ask a big question. Two words that cross boundaries, sectors and all walks of life. Two words that are so simple and often taken for granted or conveyed with a sigh, gesture or nod. Yet, these two words – what’s next – hold the future.

For me the question, “What’s next?” seems to be popping up everywhere. In my work and life, and has been playing a masterful dance around m

y subconscious. You know how the subconscious works. Remember the last time you finally decided which car you were going to purchase. You thought to yourself, “Not too many people have that model and I can be a little unique.”  Then BAM! like a miracle, don’t you see that car everywhere you turn. Everyone has it – YOUR car. Your subconscious has been put on high alert. So I guess, in terms of what’s next, I am on high alert for you.

“What’s next?” seems to have become my battle cry and mantra of what people SHOULD be asking. In the development stages of my book, “The Wealthy Teacher: Asking the question What’s next?” many titles floated through the  shredder on my path to finding what true meaning it was conveying. As others reviewed the manuscript the conversation evolved and it became crystal clear that was the only logical choice. However, I should have recognized sooner that I was in the ‘What’s next?” business my entire career.

As a former educator, students constantly asked, “What’s next?” However, as I transitioned out of that world and mindset, the significance diminished.

But whoa! It’s back and it’s back strong. I am still in the “What’s next?” business. However, this time around, instead of providing the answers, it has become a journey of discovery.

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last time you asked “What’s next?”  It is a question that appears over and over in our life. It can also have a different meaning and origination point. Is it a question brought on from frustration or from anticipation? You will need to know the difference in order to respond and to get it right. A lot hangs on the answer. Will a choice be made that brings the question up over and over? Or will a choice be made that generates opportunities and alignment? Or, will you rely on others to provide the answers?

What I have been discussing falls in the realm of change. There are so many change theories and strategies that have evolved over time. However, what I have found to be true for me, and continually works best for the individuals and organizations I assist is this simple formula. Let values and passion design the purpose that becomes the compass for the next journey. That is my mantra.

So my question is, how do you approach, “What’s next?” in your world? Do you know how to respond and take action? Do you make sure your decisions are grounded in your values and passion?

Follow your Passion and Success will follow you….

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What’s Next?

“What’s next?” These two powerful little words ask a big question.  A question we have all asked some time in our life. We all want to know…. and we need to get it right. A lot hangs on the question and the answer. So what is your What’s next? Do you know how to respond?

For me the question, “What’s next?” seems to be popping up everywhere. Maybe because I use it as a key question in my book The Wealthy Teacher, or when helping nonprofits, or frankly it is a question I am also asking myself. You know how the subconscious works. For example, you decide to buy a car and like a miracle, don’t you see that car everywhere you turn. Everyone has it – your car. Your subconscious has been put on high alert. I am on high alert for “What’s next?”

The question has significance and I should have recognized sooner that I was in the ‘What’s next?” business my entire education career. Students constantly ask, “What’s next?” However, thinking I had transitioned out of that mindset, the significance diminished. But whoa! It’s back and it’s back strong. I help two separate sectors answer their What’s next? I am still in the “What’s next?” business.

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Educators facing change, threatened with layoff, frustrated or realizing that an education career may not be for you. You are asking, What’s next?  Join the dialogue.

Nonprofits – Do you want to start a nonprofit? Are you a nonprofit needing assistance to create a strong foundation? So you are asking “What’s next?”

 

Light At the End of the Tunnel

Oh yea…. sometimes you need to step back and take a breath. I have been AWOL for a couple of months. My fault, the-day-to-day distractions and intensity of getting a book published put writing  for the blog on hold. However, there are some parallels that emerged during the hiatus.

The Wealthy Teacher book will be published by Morgan James Publishing of NYC. Wooo hooo. Now the real work begins, I can really see my light, but I also want to help all of the educators facing a job loss see their light at the end of that tunnel. They are asking what’s next, where do I go, what do I do? I can help and so can you!

My goal is to give as many educators as possible a book free or for S&H cost only. They will then recognize that someone understands their plight and feelings. That I walked in their shoes and know that with a sound plan that taps into what really drives them, their passion, that they can create their own light beam.

How can you help? 10 days ago a campaign launched to fund the books for educators and there are only a few days remaining. Remember, I was also an educator and have the same limited resources but a burning desire to support and guide them. Please take these 3 easy steps.

Step 1 – Visit: http://www.rockethub.com/projects/11722-the-wealthy-teacher-not

Please visit the site today, there are only a few days left to get the needed resources.

Step 2: Click the RED Fuel Project button and support my efforts.

Step 3: Spread the word, share with your network and help educators facing layoff, and forced retirements.

If you have other ideas on how to support educators leaving the system, please share.

Let’s make that light shine bright!!

Entrepreneur – Are you?

The Business Dictionary defines an entrepreneur as someone who exercises initiative by organizing a venture to take benefit of  an opportunity and, as the decision maker decides what, how, and how much of a good or service will be produced….  OK, the definition is straight forward and speaks to ‘what’ they do and boring….  now let’s discuss –  Who are they?

Entrepreneurialism is not a new concept however it has gained momentum and more and more people are willing to take on the risks associated with being an entrepreneur. According to economist  Joseph Alois Schumpeter (1883-1950), his lifespan highlights how far back the concept emerges – entrepreneurs are not necessarily motivated  by profit but regard it as a standard for measuring achievement or success.  Schumpeter discovered four traits that seem to be prevalent and speak to their values. They include:

  1. greatly value self-reliance,
  2. strive for distinction through excellence,
  3. are highly  optimistic (otherwise nothing would be undertaken),
  4. always favor  challenges of medium risk (neither  too easy, nor ruinous).i am an entrepreneur

Boy, that could describe a lot of us… and we haven’t necessarily labeled ourselves as an entrepreneur. These traits cover a wide spectrum and changing the perspective could shed a new light on how you perceive who you and the game plan.

For example….

Look at the nonprofit sector. Founders and those that lead NPO’s have a passion, believe in self-reliance, strive to make a difference, are highly optimistic and have accepted a challenge. Ummm….  all the characteristics of entrepreneurs… but in a different context.

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in most of us. We just haven’t put it into the right context. Why not maximize its effectiveness and use the tools to move your goals to the next level whether they are personal or for the organization.

Questions?

Do you know how to apply entrepreneurial practices for personal or organizational gain?

Are you a closet entrepreneur?

Are you maximizing your skills and passion?

Tell me your story.

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