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Thursday, February 25, 2016

What I Learned Substitute Teaching ...



Substitute teaching, ever thought about it? I always thought I'd like to try teaching.  Now, I know everyone who's found their niche in this great big world, should substitute at least once a week for a couple of months.  Not because it pays well, because it doesn't.  It's the intangible experience. One - that literally can fill your heart and comes out in what you do, everywhere else.

This was my experience. The Good vs. The Bad.  A Sub line will call you in the morning or maybe you'll call in, they give a variety of choices throughout their city.  You pick one and sense relief on the other line.  Another plus, every single time - they thank you and make sure you know where you're going and who you're covering for. After all, in the grown up world our bosses do not thank us everyday. 

Upon arrival you scurry to find a parking space and the office. Once your there they welcome you, give you a badge, homeroom roster and direct you to your class, where a teacher has hopefully left you a lesson plan for the day. More often than not, they do. You look it over and realize you know more than you think you did.  

Homeroom is where your going to set the tone for the day.  I actually get butterfly's talking to a class no matter what age they are.  As they come in, I greet each one and have them check in.

Then at the start, I tell them my name again and let them know I will answer questions about myself at the end of the period; "if" we get the teacher's assignment done.  This works almost every time. 


Sunday, February 21, 2016

Setting Priorities & Celebrating Success


   


Setting Priorities with my Franklin Covey Classic Sized Organizer. 
I have been in love with this planner for over 10 years. I am so excited to be an affiliate of theirs and share what this organizer means to me and why it might help you.  And there are some exceptional deals when you click in to start to prioritize your life and reach your destinations quicker.

Working on different types of research & marketing programs, small business owner, subbing in a variety of schools, running a household, producing an award winning television series and having a social life with family and friends requires organizational skills.  

It can be overwhelming without them.  Each Page of this planner has amazing features that are simple to use.  One hour a week with tweaks daily can absolutely get you through college, business, life and all it's follow-ups. 

Classic Original Ring-bound Daily Planner - Jan 2016 - Dec 2016

On the monthly page I color code:
Purple is for Family & Friends
Green is where I have to be & it usually means I am making money.
Red are bills that are due and seeing them upfront means I'll pay them on time
Blue is for Task Alerts that leads me into the daily page
Black is for meeting reminders & it also leads me into the daily note page

There's nothing like visually seeing what you've completed. In the first column 

Classic Original Ring-bound Daily Planner - Jan 2016 - Dec 2016 On this page I write my daily tasks just bullets. 
- Forwarded to another day
X – Deleted
GꝊ - Delegated – or as recommended a G & circle with a checkmark
·                 In process sometimes I use '…' the ellipsis
  - Completed Woohoo









The  Daily Tracker the cute little box on the bottom - I document expenses & mileage  
I use the hourly section to set assignments times, meetings, events, dinner etc.


In the  ABC column you can prioritize your list or what I do is - put initials of whom I delegated something to, a month like Mar. or date moved to. After a while you just find things that are 

meaningful to you, stickers etc.     

I add my physical receipts into a sheer sleeve.
Classic Original Ring-bound Daily Planner - Jan 2016 - Dec 2016
Classic Sheet Protector                                 Daily Notes

After, during, before every meeting and/or at the end of the day.  I write down notes, highlights to talk about later, reminders etc and in the small left hand column I write in the action date.  

The Key to Successful Multi-tasking is balancing your personal and professional development. Franklin Covey helped me manage some incredibly, ridiculous & time consuming projects from College & Work to Fairy Tale Festivals combined with an award winning Television Series and it can help you.

The trick is to be consistent for the first month.  Stick to it - map out your quest everyday for a good 15 minutes at the start and one day at the start of the week for an hour or two. 

You'll be off to great places and you'll see the results unraveling right before your eyes! Realizing your progress is satisfying as reach you reach for your goals.

Keep Asking Questions 
See You Soon 

Ћ ℋead ℱairy 



   

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Small Business Entrepreneur's Secrets

Small Business people, are risk-takers the doers; but most importantly they are dreamers and not your average daydreamers! Starting your own small business can be crazy, whether it's something new or you're a distributor. So let's talk about the things that worry us and some practical solutions.



The IRS - what to write off & how to file on all years. First Check the Self-Employed  a lot of questions answered there. 2nd Filing Quarterly & At the end of the Year. Free Electronic Filing with companies like HR Block & others if you made under $62,000  as of 2016; check yearly this number changes.  You can save $500+ by filing on your own and it has become a lot easier than you think.  
Living the life of  a Nomad; Uncle Sam still wants his cut; "if you are a U.S. Citizen or a resident alien of the United States and you live abroad you are taxed on your worldwide income.  
Bonus:  You may be able to deduct most of it!

The Art of Being Frugal 

Socializing/Advertising -  The Free Stuff is the best.  All Social Media, Twitter, FaceBook, Instagram, G+ , PinterestLinkedIn , YouTube, Blogger you're here or Wordpress etc.  Tips. Follow Everyone back except people you would block; x-rated, mean people, promoting hate etc.  Go ahead and block them. Do not follow more than 100 accounts a day. Do not unfollow more than 50-100 a day.  Platforms like twitter and others will suspend your account & any interruption in service, is just bad.  Save Stuff in Pinterest, Blogs, etc and share on other platforms to drive traffic to more of what you do. 

Programs to cut your time- Buffer, Hootsuite etc.  These allow you to line up posts 'free'. Buffer allows about 10 per 4 platforms. Hootsuite a little more but only 3 platforms are free.  I like buffer and their 1st upgrade typically better customer service, not as many platforms, but you can do multiple companies like Hootsuite.  This saves you huge time.  Then you can check in to answer your followers, retweets, posts to you etc. 

CrowdFire - to find and unfollow & block your unfollowers; why because if they follow you again and you follow back it can lead to a platform block out. 

Franklin Covey Planners - Time Management - Map It Out & Stay Organized. This is how to juggle it all work, family, travel!

Public Access Television - Start a TV Show about what you do and share it online, use different servers to get it syndicated across the U.S. and Canada.  Most stations have free services and/or small costs associated with learning how to use their equipment, studios and to taking editing classes.  

Tools - DropBox - use it to collect pictures, videos etc from people you're working with. It's free and saves time on downloads & storage space. 

Faxes - Free Fax Zero online it sends an ad with your fax but it's "Free"



Is it work? Yes, but if you love what you do you'll never really work a day in your life. My passions, are people, culture, history, reading and landscapes/travel. Which led me to promote literacy & travel and unraveling stories about people who found, gave or received Fairy Tale Access to their dreams and/or to dispel the myths and meet and introduce you to amazing people.  

Life's a gift, follow your passions the money will follow you. Everyone you meet online and in real-time face to face can spark amazing ideas; follow the people who make you smile.

See You Soon
Keep Asking Questions
Ћ ℋead ℱairy 


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Friday, February 5, 2016

Voting Rights Act of 1965 Not Effective Enough

Voters in American Elections have no privacy as a right! What?



New Hampshire opens it's doors to discrimination  against each and every voter, by posting every individual's party preferences online.

Moreover, the antiquated hours kept by City Halls across the state like Nashua, NH; fail to follow the Law impeding working voters. Which initially led to finding the above when researching:  


PUBLIC INCONVENIENCE IN THE 21ST CENTURY Mayor Jim Donchess City Hall is only open 8-5 Monday thru Friday; making it impossible to those who work during the day to change their party affiliation and/or registration to vote in the first place.
How about customer service? I asked your City Clerk's office to send me a change of party form today. A form that the Secretary of State's office said you should have. Which would be updated on 2/10/16. Yet, Patricia Piecuch, your City Clerk, says she'll only mail it out for those with a disability or residing outside the state. (which could mean they don't even live here to vote in the 1st place) and I had go through 3 people before getting a direct answer from Piecuch.

Here's 3 Reasonable Options:
1. Keep the Clerk's office there late one day a week or a Saturday Morning;
2. Simply mail out the form;
3. Serve the community by allowing voters the opportunity to change their status at a primary or election even if they are not previously undeclared. Simple & Inline with the law RSA: 654:34 I. (b)

Ref. #3 The above office said it would only be available at the primary for unregistered voters. And any party affiliated voters would have to take time off work to come in to the Clerk's Office.

THIS POLICY IS UNIQUE to Nashua and UNREASONABLE in the 21st Century.
Posted by Denise-Marie McIntosh on Friday, February 5, 2016  
In Texas, they only have to tell the clerk at the desk their party; but they shouldn't have to tell anyone.  Quote: 

"It’s rather ironic when one considers that we live in an age in which corporate donors to the ... Party are fighting to keep their political donations secret, while voters must publicly declare their party preferences in order to exercise their voting rights."

Solution:   One Ballot for everybody all parties. Candidates for office identified by party.  No brainer - save trees - election costs - and allow Americans their privacy & right to vote their conscience without having to be branded publicly by party affiliation; from the last time they voted.  

LET PEOPLE VOTE PRIVATELY. NO WONDER THE YOUNGER GENERATION ISN'T VOTING; THEY WANT GOVERNMENT OUT OF THEIR PERSONAL LIVES AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. 

Keep Asking Questions & When The Answers Disturb You; 
ask more.


See You Soon 

Ћ ℋead ℱairy 


Behind The Mirror

Every once in awhile, a book comes along that doesn't waste your time with useless information to build a scene.  Sometime's they get it absolutely right and your imagination takes flight!



Behind the mirror is that kind of book.  The one you can't put down.  It will take you through an amazing quest.  One that is beautifully crafted, it will keep you moving forward to the very last page!


 
Keep Asking Questions

See You Soon 

Ћ ℋead ℱairy 




Monday, February 1, 2016

Tutor Teddy

College is tough, getting a Tutor to get you through the maze can provide amazing results.  


Our guest TutorTeddy.com may have the answers your looking for and can show you how to get them yourself.

See You Soon
Keep Asking Questions
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