Teachers across the county are letting go of what doesn't serve them. And in many cases, it's their day job. While it's true that this has been happening for at least five years now, I didn't think it would be me and certainly not in the middle of the school year.
And then I started having problems with my health. High blood pressure. Shortness of breath. Right bundle branch block. Pinched nerve.
I've never had so many health problems in my life. Yes, those all seem mild — but they all hit within a two month span and I realized it was time to move on.
Naturally, I thought back to my days as a small business owner hosting websites for work at home moms. And I thought about the educational publishing company I'm running on semi-autopilot, and I thought about Kelly McCausey and Alice Seba and Nicole Dean and Jen Reed and all the women from Mom Masterminds who taught me how to build an online business that takes care of people.
And I realized I wanted that back. That I wanted to let go of what wasn't working anymore.
So I started listening to Kelly's Love People Make Money podcast, particularly her episode on letting go.
I know Kelly is talking about letting go of social media, but I'm thinking bigger life changes than that. I'm thinking about the time I gave up a client paying $1,500 a month for two dedicated servers but took up two-thirds of my available time. Within a year, I had more than replaced that income because I'd gained back so much more time and energy to devote to clients who required less time and appreciated my services.
Yes, I love teaching. I can continue teaching right here.
I know that there will be naysayers who ask me how I can leave my kids, but I know that the kids who see me as their teacher will find me when they need me. And the other kids will find their teachers. Assuming our society doesn't run them all off.
I only have one life, and I am going to take care of it by serving teachers, moms, and (former) students who want to build a business they love online.
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