Friday, February 17, 2012

the learning curve is worth it

Don't forget that today's new technology is tomorrow's good ol' standby. So, the learning curve is worth it.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

my mentors

It's no secret that I appreciate the value of mentorship. How often have I encouraged you to identify and connect with potential mentors? Given this, I too have spent a great deal of energy over the last few weeks developing my own connections and creating a circle of mentors. Specifically I joined one of Lisa Work's Visionary Mom teams. Lisa Work is this wonderfully creative and energetic single mom who has built a business with one purpose - to empower moms so they can do amazing things with their life. My "team" is made up of moms from the US, the UK and Canada all of whom are working on self-defined projects. Our calls and online interactions have been invaluable in defining my vision and goals as a wife, mother, and educator. In addition, I have responded to life coach, Tim Brownson's call for a new mentee. If chosen, I anticipate the next twelve months will be a time of radical self-assessment and calculated risk-taking. So exciting!

I practice what I preach, folks.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

projects

Simply Defined has been on hiatus the last few weeks. Not because, I've ran out of things to say, quite the contrary. Rather, I've been working with one of Lisa Work's  Visionary Mom Teams (yes, I'm the mother of a two-year old son) to solidify the "why?" associated with what I do. I've been working on defining my personal and professional vision and the results have been extraordinary. For example, I am moving forward on specific projects:
  1. A co-facilitated type and movement retreat (see "what's brewing?" for more details)
  2. Clear and focused content for this blog including entries on community, your work's worth, and energy (vs. time) management.
  3. A yet to be named project for learners who are "settling" for public higher education (here's a hint - you're not settling!)
  4. And an  early exploration of type, learning style and ideal movement  practice. 
So  I hope you'll forgive my absence and join me over the coming weeks and months as Simply Defined picks up where we left off and moves forward in an exciting direction.