I came upon this little video narrated by Alan Watts. If money was no object, how would you be spending your time?
One of the great things about my job working with economist educators is interacting with creative people who love what they do. When we hold one of our teaching conferences it attracts instructors who believe that what they do everyday is valuable and know that they can always be getting better. 'The Art of Instruction' is a phrase that is full of meaning to them.
We try to make sure to have great speakers and valuable sessions but let's face it, travel funds are hard to come by and travel itself can be an ordeal. The ones who show up really want to be there and are hungry to be better at what they do. Only if you are doing something that you love--that you feel makes a difference-- do you invest like that.
At this time of the turning year, ideas like this are always worthwhile, especially for those you have the privilege to influence--and, just maybe, for yourself as well.
|With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.|