Before I started the group programme I was sometimes doing eighty hour working weeks. The project always dictated my day, or rather, I let them dictate my day. I was accepting a low (sometimes very low) hourly rate for quite specialised writing/editing work.
I didn’t really know what to expect from the programme. I thought I might be asked to share more of myself with the group than I was comfortable with, and the cost was a big investment for me.
However, I’ve learned a really good mix of practical things about starting a business, as well as the kind of mindsets and behaviours that hold me back. The shift is…I feel like more is possible. I felt very trapped. Now I feel like there are all kinds of doors open for me. I also value myself more, and recognise my strengths as well as my weaknesses.
For someone on the fence about this programme, I would say ‘Do it.’ The course is life-changing from a business and a personal perspective. I think any ELT people who are struggling with work, looking to change careers, or start a business would all benefit from working with you.
You know what you’re talking about. You clearly enjoy learning and sharing that. You know how to teach and structure a course. You understand people. You’re trustworthy.