New career starts today... not tomorrow
A sense of purpose is starting to develop as each way point is reached on the voyage of career change. I have now reached the stage when I can start to write about the new career rather than the plan about how it will take shape. So far planning has been effective for my futurology skills.
The sense of purpose that I had when I started teaching had died a number of years ago. This was a something at the time I did not realise since at the end of each year my benchmark Stats the SATS tests indicated the effectiveness of what I was doing compared to the internal results of Maths and English (usually 20% or in some years 40% difference between Science and the rest) and favourably compared to county and national data . This was all done without the massive input of advisor/consultant, resources (many years I had no budget at all when a nearby middle schools head of science had 5 GBP per pupil per year to teach science to 9 to 13 year olds this is a paltry investment considering how even 1 inspired scientist engineer can generate millions of tax pounds for the future). Plus I did not have the same staff and advisors (which came out of school budget) and we still for many years remained on special measures, I even had to do the washing up as I had no technician for many years, well over half, of the 13 I was in teaching. Yes I persisted against a lot of obstacles because I realised that the pupils we had in front of us were our pension scheme so against the odds of the way the National Curriculum was being run, I continued.
Now I am bringing that same sense of purpose and drive to my new career, working for myself. This time however, the organisation is mine and will be run primarily with Wellbeing as the foundation block (see Monday's blog). As the loads get heavier at times in the year the the Wellbeing will be subject to compressive forces, but if the block is suitably robust the business' most important asset (me, have to think that way from the start) should survive as dynamic loading should be within my stress coping envelope. That is the philosophy behind my actions. the next few years are going to be interesting as I build a sound economic future independent of banking gamblers!
Tomorrow's bog about Wellbeing!!