Addressing Scheduling Concerns
I would like to address the concerns that some of you have shared, regarding my upcoming schedule. First of all, I want to say how humbled I am that you show you care, as some of you have shared for me to "take care of (myself)" through it all. It shows the level of concern on a nearly familial basis. So, let me dispel some of those concerns.
We are a team of trainers, and though busy, it will not be one trainer for an all-day, eight hours of non-stop classes. On the days we will work, yes, it will be busy.
So, if I facilitate four classes for the day, it will start early, but there are breaks of an hour or two between them. They may start early (8 a.m.) and end late (midnight), but it is not non-stop.
I liken it to what I do here on Persona Paper--work like crazy for many hours on two days, take two days off, back on for three, off for one. Had I known back 30 or 40 years ago, that I could have this kind of work, and make a living at it, my life would be very different. I am, however, glad that I get the chance now, as it suits me. My personality and thinking process are in alignment with this and, if honest with myself, always have been.
I also know that I am not alone in this, as it is the same for many others who will let go of the fears they associate with being a short-term contract employee doing something that they love, trusting that they will be paid per negotiated contract. Most, however, will go for the "sure thing" of an 8-to-5, Monday through Friday, making 18 dollars an hour at a job that they abhor, complaining how much they hate it, and finding fault with those who take the risks, work "crazy" schedules, and get paid higher compensation for doing so.
So, back to the schedule, and the notion I may have suggested that it will be all work and no play...
Though the schedule is still not completely set, what I know is this: All classes are two hours. There are breaks in-between, not constant on feet, talking all-day, like the workshops I have been giving for the last six years.
This week: Tue--Travel day; Wed--Train the Trainers in Dallas (team taught)/drive to San Antonio (4-hour); Thu--Team Lead Training starting 3 p.m. to evening (2 trainers, 3 classes each); Fri and Sat--OFF.
Next week: Sun--off, but move to different hotel, pick up sis at airport at 8 p.m.; Mon--go over materials w/sis to get her ready; Tue--Training between hours of 9 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. (7 classes, 2 trainers); Wed--Training as Tue.(7 classes, 2 trainers); Thu--Training 4p.m. to 11 p.m. (6 classes, 2 trainers); Fri--OFF; Sat--Travel to FL.
Following week: Sun--OFF; Mon, Tues, Wed--Training (TBD, one 8 a.m. class and rest night classes until midnight, 4 trainers); Thu--6 p.m. Flight home.
So, as I see it, it will be the time in Tampa that will take some getting used to, teaching from 4 p.m. to midnight, most of those three days.
Yet, I have always said that if I could find a job where I could work, doing what I love, in the afternoon and nighttime hours, it would be perfect fit for me.
What is the old saying? "From your lips to God's ears!"
If nothing more, one thing is for certain...it will be an adventure!
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