Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Wiredprofiles is Back!

A year and a half ago I decided to return to my entrepreneurial roots, out of necessity.  I became an independent consultant and leadership coach, I published Wiredprofiles, a daily education journal, I started District Leader, a weekly podcast, started Brainery.io, an online learning platform, and relaunched Valgar Publishing, to publish a few books for friends and colleagues.  You can see my effort at the Valgar Institute website.

And while it has been rewarding, it has also been quite stressful.  Keeping all the work streams current became a challenge.  I was finding myself overwhelmed at times, and doing a disservice to my work.  As a result, I had to make decisions that limited my scope of work. 

One of the work streams I had to put on the back burner was Wiredprofiles.  Curating content for daily publication became impossible.  During the hiatus, I made editorial decisions that streamlined the curating process.  I have been able to adjust my process, and am excited to inform you that Wiredprofiles is back online.

Please click here go to Wiredprofiles and subscribe to the digest - it'll keep you updated on what's current that impacts education.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Enjoy the Weekend!

I just received my Red Tricycle Newsletter.  It is urging that I resist the temptation to stay indoors this weekend.  And while it does focus on things to do in San Francisco, but I think their point applies no matter where you are.

If you don’t subscribe to the Red Tricycle Newsletter, or haven’t had the opportunity to read the latest issue,  here is what they recommend.  

1. Introduce your little ones to jazz music during a pint-sized concert.
2. Get crafting with your whole crew at the Richmond Art Center’s workshop.
3. Cruise up to Tahoe to spend some time skiing, snowboarding and playing in the snow.
4. Grab your golden ticket to see an awesome production of Willy Wonka Jr.
5. Make it a pizza night at a great new Neapolitan-style pizzeria.
6. Celebrate the grand opening of the Presidio Visitor Center with live music, food trucks and tours.
2. Head to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center to make crafts inspired by the ocean.
3. Brunch, anyone? Treat the fam to a special meal at a restaurant with early opening hours.
5. Score free admission to the Academy of Science to hang out with the penguins, fish, alligators and more.
Fortunately, in Albuquerque where we live, this weekend will produce good weather.  And while it was quite chilly this morning, it is going to get balmy. 

At times it is so difficult to make the decision to put work down and enjoy life, however, knowing that there are things that need to get done around the house, running errands, returning phone calls, etc.  And therefore, those fun things that I would do if I listened Red Tricycle – “have fun” go to the bottom of the To Do list.  

Well, this weekend I will be making a concerted effort to spend some time outside, and enjoy the beauty that is found outdoors in the Southwest.