Remarkable Teachers Create Remarkable Money
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They dont pay us enough for what we do so lets create ways to pay ourselves!
Remarkable Teachers Create Remarkable Money
Copyright 2008 Mariel Perry
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Teachers are the greatest investors
and wealth builders of all time.
We invest our time and talent into
everyone that has ever stepped foot
in our classrooms. Physicians,
musicians, millionaires, and
engineers all came to our doorsteps
first to become what they are
today. Weve invested in them,
now its time to invest in ourselves.
Some of you already found your dream job in
teaching. Its what you played as a little girl or
little boy, its who you respected most in life, its
what you went to school for. Maybe your family
is growing or you just want a better lifestyle, this
book is for you. I want to inspire you to do
things that are not necessarily time constrictive,
and yet gives you extra income that will make the
difference in your everyday life. Im talking about
simple things you can do on the weekends or
contract with others to do them for you that will
bring in extra dollars.
If your goal is to get out of the classroom, I want
to help motivate you as well. If you feel like there
is something more out there for you, go for it.
Teaching is a stable, rewarding j-o-b, but if you
know you are here just for a season, then I want to
encourage you to use the creativity you have and
catapult yourself to the life of your dreams.
Anything worth having takes gusto, enthusiasm,
courage, and knowledge. I want to share sweet
nuggets to encourage your hearts. If I can plant a
seed, if I can help you in any way, then I
accomplished what I set out for. Enjoy each tip
and idea I share with you and apply them to your
Just Let it Out!
You have your wealth already inside you. Its just
time to let it out. Believing in yourself has to
become more powerful than what others believe
about you. If you let peoples opinions have so
much control over you, you will never be able to
overcome that peer pressure. (Yes, it does exist
even in our adulthood.) Sometimes we as teachers
overanalyze things and that analysis keeps us from
action. Just do it or somebody else will. The
idea wasnt placed in your heart for nothing. What
Ive learned in my life over the years is that even if
it does not start out as the greatest idea, sometimes
just acting on that single thought can bring you to
exhilarating aha moments.
Become Problem Solvers
Create a product that solves problems for teachers.
We always like to find better ways of doing things
and if you have a better way, show the world.
The first thing that pops in my mind is creating
some type of digital software just for teachers or
any niche market that makes work easier. And in
this day and time, if you are not computer savvy,
you do not have to worry about that. Outsource it
to people that lives and breathes software
development. There is a website called
www.odesk.com that allows talented people to
bid on digital jobs.
Study Your Favorite Success Story
Who do you most likely want to be like? Study
how they got successful and do what they did.
Emulation is the highest form of flattery, and the
fastest way to the top. Dont reinvent the wheel.
Yet, whatever you do, make it unique with your
special signature only you can add.
Negative Versus Positive
Get far away from people who sap your positive
emotion. We as teachers at times have a lot to
complain about. I will agree with you on that.
But when complaining is the norm with the
people you talk with, especially when there is no
action done to change the circumstances, then it
is time to do one of two things. Number one you
can flip the script and let them know how
draining negative talking can be and how passion
for life can be so rewarding or number two find
someone else to talk with.
You really and truly make time for what you
want to do. You get the same 24 hours like
everybody in the world. But rich people find a
way to use other peoples time to make their
own dreams come true. How many times have
you made Belks or Macys dreams come true
either by working there part time or shopping
there full time? Is your time being used by
someone else to further their cause? Have you
thought of ways to take back your time to use it
to further your own dreams?
Design worksheet booklets that can be sold at trade shows or online.
Start a business system that brings in passive residual income. That is income that you dont have to work for after you create it.
Songs you sing in class record them. Package them and sell them to other teachers. One place you can do that at is www.createspace.com.
Find ways to celebrate teachers and at the same time make some money doing it a traveling massage company, onsite car detailing, lunch meals on wheels, etc.
Have a mission on why you want to make
money. Become charitable in your
thoughts and your actions and you will
surely have others follow you.
Keep doing what you love to do. But can you
think of ways of doing it on a grander scale?
What if your lessons started in your classroom
ended up in schools across the country? Think of
a project you can do (or already started) and work
on it over your summer break. This one
awesome idea on this one summer break could
quite possibly take care of you for the rest of your
Become a Guru in Your Own Right
Create your own online educational system. Is there
something you would like to teach like a hobby
online? Playing a guitar, certain crafts, writing
books, all those things can be taught online. You
can either sell the courses as videos, books, or have
people opt in for webinars that they pay you for.
Or start your own tutoring company by joining a
franchise that helps students all over.
Create your DREAM TEAM
Collaborate with likeminded people to get your
idea up and running. Get with people you trust.
It could be your family or other teachers that
have been itching just like you to make more
money in their lifetime to change their lifestyle.
Market, market, market!
Nobody knows you have the worlds best cookie recipe unless youve shared it with
Write a Book
Better yet, write series of books that have similar
topics. That way each book can sell the other
book because they relate to the same topic.
Self publishing has never been easier in any other
time in history. The internet and advances in
technology has opened up a gold mine for anyone
who wants to talk about anything and put it in a
book. We are smart people and we come up with
ideas constantly. And if you are like me you are
in the bookstore looking for books on all kinds of
topics. If you dont see what you want, then write
You must commit yourself to the wealth you
intend to get. Its more than just saying
something. Every day of your life until your
wealth is manifested, you must commit to
getting the exact amount of wealth you actually
want. Write down your commitment. Write
down when you plan to reach that goal.
Make-Believe Will Make You Believe Teachers, fake it till you make it! There is such a
positive effect on our emotions when we pretend
that weve already reached our wealth goals. When
we change our perspective now, walk like weve got
jewels in abundance, smile like we own half of the
city, we feel better. And when we feel better, we do
better. Make your present circumstances come alive
today. Stop complaining about what you dont
have and correct that attitude with positive energy.
That positive energy has such healing qualities that
you really see light at the end of the tunnel.
Negativism and pessimism will not help your
strategy. So, how do you fake it till you make it?
Go to that fancy restaurant, order only the appetizer
and just bask in the atmosphere. Get familiar to
what youll be doing in your near future. Or buy
that designer purse in the consignment store and
wear it like you paid top dollar. Better still, create
your this is what I want and I wont settle for less
collage and hang it in your bedroom so that you
can see it every single day. When you think rich,
act rich, expose yourself to rich, you will grow rich.
Celebrate the Small Stuff
Whenever you have a huge task in front of you,
like getting your ideas changed into products or
creating your own web page, break