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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….

Dr. Victoria Boyd, Author of: The Wealthy Teacher: Answering the question, What’s next?Boyd-WealthyTeacher CVR (2)

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What’s Beyond the Trees?

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Most of us have used or heard the saying, “Can’t see the forest for the trees”. Well I am guilty of not seeing beyond the trees. So my question to you – Are you blinded by the trees in your own life?

Recently I gathered a group of insightful women to share, explore and brainstorm some of the ideas I had percolating. I was stumped and needed input and outside perspectives on what I thought were fabulous ideas.  These women came from different perspectives, walks of life and skill sets. What they did have in common however, is they are playing a role in this chapter of my life’s journey. I met and connected with them for a reason.

As we discussed the topics at hand, with numerous sidebar conversations, it was obvious that we were all were striving for similar goals… not paths, but goals. Sharing our own unique gift. Yet we were blinded by that gift and not exploring all of the opportunities that exist right beyond the edge of the forest. We couldn’t see beyond the trees.

Many times we get caught in the framework of ‘our expertise’. Not looking at how our gifts can be transferred successfully to support and impact a whole new audience. In my book The Wealthy Teacher: Answering the Question, What’s next? I encourage readers to expand their vision and reach, look beyond the forest, find those opportunities that utilize your valuable gifts in new and exciting ways.

I have discovered a whole new niche that I can support with my expertise. Not abandoning the education and nonprofit sectors, but increasing my reach I am able to share with independent event planners and speakers. The also can benefit from training related to corporate sponsorships… I so excited about the opportunity and look forward to serving in a new capacity.

So – What do you see beyond the forest in your life?

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