When an idea pops in your head…

Isn’t it funny how random things you come across in everyday life can spark the greatest of ideas? The other day I was doing a little bit of shopping with hubby when I found myself needing to occupy my time while he was off doing something [can’t remember what now] anyway, to give me something to do I started looking at the books being displayed at the front of a bookstore. Amongst them were journals/planners/diaries for next year and I thought to myself… each year I can never manage to find something that suits my needs. As a teacher, the teacher diaries leave no space for personal notes; personal diaries don’t have the extra features that are in teacher diaries. It is hard to see what you have coming up for the week when you are using a day-to-a-page planner, but there is not enough writing space in a weekly view. So then I thought why don’t I design my own? can’t be too difficult right? turns out I was correct! I started designing what I want the pages to look like as soon as I got home and now have a product that I like. Now to test it in the field…

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones

It isn’t just about WHAT you know and WHAT you are willing to do to get there. It is more often about WHO you know or WHO is going to stand in your way. There are times when people can elevate you and help you to become a better person/professional [insert job tittle here]. Yet there are other times… those times when all the extra effort that you put in means absolutely NOTHING! The person in power has taken a dislike to you and thats it! Through their actions/words [or lack thereof] you slowly start to feel diminished and worthless and so you stop trying. You stop putting in the effort, for why go the extra mile when there is no benefit? If you will get the same result no matter how much work is done, why would you strive to do more? Therefore, you go elsewhere looking to find that person who will elevate you once again and you both become better because of it. So remember… if you are the one who is in a position of power; you can either elevate people and benefit from their perspective and wisdom or push them down and potentially miss out on the best opportunity of your life. The choice is yours.