Thursday, May 20, 2010

Road Kill

It doesn’t matter if you are on the right track. If you are sitting still you will get run over. Will Rogers

Last night I talked with an entrepreneur, Deb Ingino of . She is developing a side business which involves helping parents understand their children’s basic personality type. I was impressed with her website, her product and her ingenuity in putting it all together, so I emailed her to get an idea of how she got it all started. She offered to talk by phone and I found her very helpful and enthusiastic. Here’s the statement she made though that has stuck with me after the conversation; she said that she is a Vice CEO of a corporation and she is putting this business together on the side in order to move from a very lucrative salary to doing the work she loves. She is working full time at what I imagine to be a rather demanding job and yet she still has the initiative and drive to create a totally different comprehensive program and then follow it up with speaking engagements and workshops on her program. I think this is a perfect example of how to be on the right track AND keep moving so you DON’T get run over.

In the current economy, jobs, especially in the education field where I work, are in great jeopardy. Teachers and other staff are being laid off and furloughed. It seems the economic woes that have plagued the business world, have trickled down to the education world. It is easy in any job to become complacent and comfortable. Rather than learning and changing in our careers, we get stuck and expect everything to remain the same. Much like the characters, Hem and Haw in the book, Who Moved My Cheese? For Kids  by Spencer Johnson, we feel that we are entitled to the status quo and it will never change. Although it may work for quite some time, this approach is deceptive and ultimately a recipe for disaster. A much better idea is to get on the right track and then, DON’T SIT DOWN, KEEP MOVING FORWARD!

1 comment:

  1. Lynne
    It was a pleasure to speak with you this week and thanks for the shout out in your blog!
    Your strengths and focus are really important to what is needed today and I am applauding you!