“Kayse, Is online education the future?” My students ask me this when they start to worry they are spinning their wheels. But I say to them, that the future of education and technology is changing daily. And there are so many ways for teachers to make money over the summer and add to the online learning space.
Have you ever heard the saying, “if he wanted to, he would?” I think my mom first told me that when I was convinced my high school sweetheart really loved me but she knew better. I was the one chasing, I was the one trying to make the plans, trying to hang out – she couldn’t tell me the cold hard truth – so she just left it at this – if he wanted to, he would. I remember thinking she was crazy but looking back – she was so right. So as I was thinking of the question my students keep coming back to – that saying kept coming into my head only in a new way. If you wanted to make extra money this summer, you would.
How does that feel? If you want to make extra money right here – right now – you would. I’m giving you all the ways, tips, how-tos and so much more. So if this is what you really desire, the life you really want – stick around and I’ll share 3 ways teachers can Make Money this Summer.
That’s what time my alarm went off every single day last week. That’s what time I got up out of my bed and walked across my room to my new favorite gadget that charges my apple watch, phone, and headphones all on one dock. That’s when I started my day.
Before you think you aren’t a morning person, I wish you could see my face when I wake up.
It disgusts me to be up before the sun, but what I’ve found in the past few months of experimenting with this new life is what changed everything for me. See, I’m a mom to 5 and I don’t get “ME” time very often. Time to recharge, refresh, and reinvigorate. But I’ve been experimenting with this new idea that I could wake up, and head to the Crossfit Gym 5 days a week for my workout. (If you’re a CrossFitter you understand the struggle of a hot box during mid-summer and it’s nearly impossible in this Georgia heat to manage a noon class).
So I made a sacrifice to wake up early, but little did I know that making this slight change in my schedule, sticking to the promise I made to myself to put myself first each morning would set my life on a new track. I wanted to stop breaking promises to myself. I wanted to be impeccable with my word.
It just so happens that this week I began reading and finished the book titled The Four Agreements. And the first agreement was that very idea – be impeccable with your word.
So I did.
This week I saw my life transform. I’ve been on a sober-ish journey since the beginning of the year and haven’t really drank much during the week at all. In fact, I went from drinking a few beers or glasses of wine each day of my life to drinking just a few each week. Usually on a social occasion with friends. It’s changed everything. It’s put life into perspective, it’s given me hope again about each day and it’s made me excited for new beginnings.
So here we are – I don’t break any promises to myself, I get up at 4:50 a.m. I’m present with my family and do not consume copious amounts of alcohol. I read a revolutionary book and feel new beginnings are setting in.
How you can be impeccable with your word this week? How can you make promises to yourself like:
Write it down on a sticky note that you can see and use the promise to guide you. I want today to be your turning point, your lifeline. Your recharge, refresh, and reinvigoration of what life is supposed to look like for a teacher.
Here are the 3 ways teachers can make money this summer and the last one is probably the most important of them all.
Just start. Start right here right now. “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People
What strategies are you going to implement today to begin influencing your circle?
Whatever your dreams and goals are the journeys are similar and the time to start is now!
Have you heard the saying if you don’t have a plan for your students they make a plan for you? Your life is the same way. If you don’t at least have a basic plan set up, you’ll find that you make more excuses than you do progress.
So how do you get started when you are exhausted from your teaching year? You steal my Teacher's Map of Online Business Secrets and fast-track your journey to success.
How do you stay motivated when all you see are the many tasks ahead? You find a community of others on your same journey or path and lean in!
What do you do when you are afraid to start or share your passion with the world? You think about where you will be in 2 months if you just start today. There are teachers making 6 figures just by sharing their lessons and ideas online. And they are doing it in just a few months of summer designated to an actionable plan.
And if you are still wondering if there are ways you can get paid this summer with the ever-evolving future of education. Obsessing over whether or not the answer to, “is online education the future?” is even part of your journey. And wondering can teachers make a good living doing what they love?
You are ready to become your very own CEO Teacher® Trailblazer. Choosing your path to success is really the key to becoming more. Your passion and influence will shine through everything you do, and in turn, your journey to success will skyrocket with each new innovative idea!
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