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Dawn Marcotte Business Lessons Learned

Dawn Marcotte received her Elementary Education degree and was excited to put her knowledge into action when she stepped into her classroom for the first time. However, after one semester she realized that there was an overabundance of teachers and she pursued a corporate career instead of staying in the classroom.

Much to her surprise and pleasure, she was able to use the teaching skills she learned in school to become a corporate trainer in various companies. She found success in teaching others how to be successful themselves and she realized then that feeling successful is addicting.

Dawn had run marathons in the past but learned that setting goals was a key to making things happen. She had already proven to herself that she could take on a new career, so why not conquer the goal of running a marathon in each of the 50 states?

Business lessons learned from marathons

  • Just because someone says they’re an expert doesn’t mean you have to listen to them
  • Break big projects down into small steps
  • Work up to distance, endurance
  • Takes time and consistent effort
  • Monitor how things are going
  • Technology is always changing so keep learning all the time

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About the Author

I chose to proactively retire from the classroom teaching and share my gifts in a different context. I'm a damn good teacher and I'm tired of working within a frustrating system that won't let me do what I know is right. So I'm taking my business full time -- and I'm still educating, still making a difference in the world. And I want to help you do the same.

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