Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: Lyn Rodgers of Mary Kay Cosmetics

This week’s Teacher Entrepreneur profile is Lyn Rodgers of Mary Kay Cosmetics. http://www.marykay.com/lrodgers .  I met Lyn through her son Jeremy who is a great guy and works for a ministry that is involved with education in third world countries.  He reached out to me one day after hearing our sponsorship message on a local Christian radio station.  Once I learned of Lyn’s tremendous success as a Mary Kay Consultant I knew I needed to speak with her so we could all benefit from her experiences as a long time Teacher Entrepreneur.

CS:  How long have you been an educator and [...]

TE Tips: Kick Perfectionism To The Curb

Kick Perfectionism To The Curb!

I recently watched a video by online marketer Jeff Walker www.jeffwalker.com  called How To Not Suck On Video.  If you have seen any of my videos, especially the first few, you know I really needed to watch Jeff’s video!  I am comfortable speaking in front of people, even large groups of people but I have struggled with video.

Perfectionism gets me every time.  I’ll stumble over a word, or forget one of my points or too blatantly look at the prompter or just sound like a mechanical robot!  There is always something!  It’ll require a million takes [...]

Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: Mike Rowley of Mike’s Tree Service

This week’s Teacher Entrepreneur profile is Mike Rowley of Mike’s Tree Service http://mikestreecare.com/ .  I met Mike several years ago when I needed some tree work done at a rental property.  In addition to being a “professional climber” Mike is also Associate Professor of Communication/Department Chair at Huntington University.  Mike is a great guy with a unique perspective on his business and the role it plays in his life.  I think you’ll enjoy the interview.

CS:       How long have you been an educator, and what positions have you held?

MR:     I have been teaching Higher Ed for 25 years.  I started [...]

TE Tips: Leverage Determination to Ensure Success

As an educator you understand what it takes to get the job done, in your classroom and in your business.  I recently finished Tony Dungy’s book Quiet Strength.  One of the lessons in the book really resonated with me because it reminded me of you, of your determination and commitment.  It made me think how similar your determination is to that of professional athletes trying to win a championship.

At one point Coach Dungy was committed to turning around a struggling football program and he did it by fostering determination in his players through a commitment to three ideals.

Those ideals were:

Do what we [...]

Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: Tyra Franklin of The Lewis Connection Learning Center

This week’s Teacher Entrepreneur profile is Tyra Franklin of The Lewis Connection Learning Center.  I met Tyra through Vernetta Freeney of Women are GameChangers and VernettarFreeney.com.  Tyra is very busy working at school and running her business http://www.thelewisconnection.org/

CS:       What is the name of your business and where is it located?

TF:       My business is called The Lewis Connection Learning Center and Jones & Associates Consulting and we are located on Interstate 10 and Blalock in Houston Texas.

CS:       How long have you been an educator, and what positions have you held?

TF:       I have been teaching for 16 years in math [...]

TE Tips: How To Develop Charisma

TE Tips: How to Develop Charisma

I am finishing up John Maxwell’s book Be A People Person.  It’s taken me longer to complete than usual because I’m listening to it during my time in the car.  Lately I’ve had other family members with me in the car so I try not to burden them with my nerdiness!  Anyway.  It’s a great book.   Early on Maxwell talks about the importance of “charisma” and how it can make the difference between being a good leader and a great leader.  Charisma is one of those qualities that’s hard to define but Maxwell does it [...]

Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: Vicky Platt of Norwex & Victoria Platt Photography

Vicky Platt of Norwex & Victoria Platt Photography

This week’s Teacher Entrepreneur profile is Vicky Platt of Norwex & Victoria Platt Photography.  I met Vicky through Kyle Ganton of Reecer Properties.  Kyle and Vicky work at the same school and Vicky took the photos for a house we are selling through Kyle. Vicky is a very busy lady working at school, running her photography business  https://www.facebook.com/Victoria-Platt-Photography-385832121592692/ and selling Norwex products www.VictoriaPlatt.norwex.biz

CS:       What is the name of your business and where is it located?

VP:      I have two home based businesses.  I am a consultant for Norwex products and I am a photographer. [...]

TE Tips: Remember This

Today is the first day back to school after Christmas break.  I know you’re not thrilled to be back.  You have enjoyed the break from the mental and emotional grind.  As you return to school please remember these things:

You are a life changer.
You inspire people.
You are appreciated.
You do important work.
There are students who will always remember you!
Many people are praying for you.
Today may be the day you change someone’s life!
Last and most importantly – only 14 weeks until spring break!

 

I hope this post brightened your day.  If it did, please pass it on to someone to a colleague that could [...]