While on a family road trip, we listened to the book Ask an Astronaut.
My kids loved the book and have been asking questions about space. It all reminds me of how curious I was about space when I was a kid.
And that reminds me of a time a few years back when my son attended a space camp at the local library. On the final day, Astronaut John Fabian came to speak to the students.
No way was I going to miss the opportunity to hear an astronaut speak, so I snuck into the room.
On this episode of the Jody Maberry Show is about what I learned when John Fabian spoke to the kids about his time in space.
Recently, my daughter came with me on a trip to Nashville. We had a tremendous time together, but it wasn't all about having fun.
Here are the lessons I learned from traveling with my daughter.
R&R will help you catch your breath: When I saw R & R, I am not talking about rest and relaxation. Instead, I mean reconsider and refuse. In order to bring my daughter on a business trip with me, I needed to reconsider what work I am doing and refuse some projects. Doing so allowed me to catch my breath and enjoy my trip.
The Way Things Are Supposed to be is Getting in Your Way: Just because things are done a certain way doesn't mean they should be done that way. Policies, procedures, and tradition could be getting in your way of getting big work done.
I need to Make it Worth Your Time: If I am going to be on the road and away from my family, I need to make it worth your time or I am wasting my time.
Don't let perfect get in the way of done: Too often, we let the pursuit of perfect get in the way of just getting the work done.
We need to play more often: Sometimes all we need to do is play.
Ask for Advice not a job: If you ask for a job, you will get advice. If you ask for advice you will get a job.
Time is more important than anything else: Forbes Riley told me she had everything she wanted, now all she was after was more time to enjoy what she has. Her comment inspired me to pursue the time to enjoy now, rather than later after I feel like I have accomplished everything I wanted.
Anna Powers returns this episode to ask me three questions.
What is your favorite color?
There is only one color that has gotten me a hug from a stranger because I was wearing it. How can that not be my favorite color?
What is my favorite country I have visited?
Canada. Outside of the United States, Canada is the only country I have been to.
What is next for Jody Maberry?
In 2019, I have 3 projects I am looking forward to; my upcoming course about podcasting, the book I am writing, live events with Lee Cockerell.
You can use your experience to help people achieve their dreams.
Anna Powers is an example of how you can tap into your experience and knowledge to help someone else.
Anna achieved her dream of becoming an attorney, but a book became a thorn in her side that led her in a new direction.
Dan Miller's book, 48 Days to the Work You Love, caught her attention. Anna purchased the book so she could prove you could not find work you love in only 48 days. It took her 7 years, after all, to become an attorney.
By the time Anna had finished reading the book, she realized the message in the book was true. And she was inspired to become a coach to help other people find work they loved.
As Anna transition from being an attorney to coaching other people, she realized how important her time and training as an attorney helped her help other people.
Nothing is wasted. Experience and knowledge from your past will propel you into your next adventure.
Take your own background and skills to build what you have now.
You don't need to be an attorney or park ranger to bring your backstory into what you do today. Whatever your background is, you picked up skills you can bring forward to your new stage in life.
Energy is not generated by a bolt of lighting. It is generated by friction. Get out there and make something happen.
Ann has created this Sales page template to help you create a sales page to give you a place to start.
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