I have been asked this question so many times over the past 7 months. I have a blog from a few months back that outline a few of my ideas, but as time progresses, I continue to learn more and grow in my own experiences, which has allowed me to gather even more advice to share.
In this blog I provide an update on my responses to the typical questions that I've been asked, and share a little more about my current position in my own consulting journey as well.
1. How long have you been out of the classroom now and do you feel like you had a smooth transition?
2. Any advice for transitioning? Did you establish yourself as an LLC?
3. When looking for clients and positions, do you have any recommendations for where to start?
4. Which methods help you keep in contact with your network and stay in touch even though you don't work face to face with others every day?
5. Any general advice for getting started?
Bottom Line- The thing that got me started, and keeps me going are connections. Connections allow you to learn new things that keep you going on a daily basis, things that better you and those around you (your students, colleagues, your employees, ect.) and when you're learning you're moving forward. Those connections can look very different based on where you are in your career, what your role is, and what your goal is. The most important thing to do is to start making connections, and continue to grow stronger in those relationships throughout all of lifes changes that come your way.
If you're looking to learn more about ways to utilize social media to connect with others, I'm here to help guide you along your journey!
I would love to know more about where you are in your journey as a connected individual, how you found connections you currently have, and ways in which you would like to learn more about what is out there including online or virtual conferences, for example. If you're able to provide 5 minutes of your time by sharing your journey here.