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Finding True Value in Teaching Languages
Diogenes of Sinope, a Greek philosopher and one of the founders of Cynicism, once pointed out a curious truth: we often trade valuable things for items of little worth. This insight is a wake-up call for us, especially as language teachers stepping into entrepreneurship. Consider this: society spends fortunes on luxuries like diamond-encrusted sofas, yet the truly important things, like integrity, can be undervalued. The market's logic is flawed because it's driven by people's irrational choices. Diogenes taught us to see beyond this, to understand the true value of what we have and do. As language teachers about to start our own businesses, this lesson is crucial. We might be tempted to chase after the latest trends or shortcuts to success. But remember, the real value lies in the knowledge and connections we create through language, not in material gains. So, let's ask ourselves: What valuable things do I sell too cheaply? Is it the depth of our expertise, the care for our students, or our passion for teaching? Recognizing and honoring the true worth of our contributions is key to building not just a business, but a legacy. Would you like to find the balance and set up the foundations of your teaching business the right way? Book a free 1:1 with us: https://learnyourenglish.net/schedule Together, let's explore the true value of our work and support each other in making meaningful impacts. Talk soon.
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I agree that integrity is definitely undervalued. And, I think, so are languages. I stand in awe of the beautiful dance between art and science that comes together in every language. Yet I fail to communicate the value of that to my students.
START HERE! Make Your First Post & Watch the Video
Hey there! Welcome to the Teacherpreneur Support Network! @Michael Landry , @Leonardo Gomes and I are excited to have you here. Over the past half decade, we’ve surveyed thousands of teachers from around the world, and there are two things they are passionate about: finding news ways to improve their teaching and having a steady income. These combined play a major role in teacher wellbeing, and the main goal of this community is to help you develop in both of these areas. To kick things off, Step 1: Make your first post HERE by using the template below: Let everyone know: 1. Your name 2. Why you joined this community 3. Your business goal for the next 30 days 4. What you're looking for help with in this community. Step 2: Learn how to get unstuck & set up your foundations - start with Module 1 here. *See Step 3 below _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The goal of this network is to help YOU and other aspiring teacherpreneurs feel confident in setting up their teaching businesses the right way. Watch the video below, answer the poll, and introduce yourself as an orientation to the platform and this community. The community here will be what we all make it. Let's not consume passively but rather contribute actively, build accountability, and help each other along the way. Some ways to do this: - make useful posts consistently - share tips that have worked for you - ask good questions - offer advice to those you believe you can help One thing is for sure: everyone here wants to see YOU succeed. STEP 3 RESOURCES: Everyone is at a different stage of their business, and we have resources here to help you with where you are.
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START HERE! Make Your First Post & Watch the Video
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My name is Holly, and I live in California. I have Holly Tree English, which is still deciding what it wants to be when it grows up. I have tried making myself fit into different niches, but it just doesn't happen. However, I think I'm finally getting somewhere. The stories and journeys of those leaving their homelands to make a new life somewhere else inspire me. They need a wide range of english skills. And they are often busy and tired. So I'ave begun focussing on creating asynchronous offers that allow students to get the learning they need while living their busy lives. My goals for the next 6 months are to get paid clients into my membership, flesh said membership out more, and to get enough paid clients so I can drop at least 2 of the platforms I work for. I joined this community because I am the type of person who just can't go it alone. I'm a self-starter, but not much of a self-finisher. I need accountability, a sounding board, feedback, and encouragement to make something happen.
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