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Are You Teaching Others?

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To teach is to learn twice.

Are you teaching others?

This jungle jeff blog is about Money, and our contribution to society.

Do you teach those around you the relative significance to pursuing, discovering, and then harnessing their contribution to society?

You can cook the french fries, you can manage the restaurant, or you can own the franchise.

Each level has a certain skill set, a list of pros and cons, as well as a list of expectations.

Society pays us accordingly for that.

With money, we can buy food, shelter, transportation, insurance, help others, etc.

Are you teaching others?

By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five different sites.

6 replies on “Are You Teaching Others?”

Jeff,

I believe it is that inner drive to teach others that moves people beyond the surface of just “doing a job” and converts into a passion for helping others to find their potentials!

Bob

Bob, I often wonder if “inner drive” can be inspired in others.

Deep down, it seems humans were meant to excel at something. Sort of like each person is bestowed with some unique gift.

I believe it’s every adult’s responsibility to foster hope for a brighter future, and to set the example by continuously learning, and by remaining humble to serve others.

I was fortunate to spend the day with my mom today. She is one who worked as a secretary all her working days. But she has played the role of teacher for as long as I can remember.

As I was going through some of the photographs and keepsakes she has collected I ran across the program from the 1945 graduation ceremony of Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama. Aside from the names of the graduates, the school hymn, pep cheers and school motto were listed.

After reading her class motto, I couldn’t wait to get online to let you know what it was.

Carpe Diem!

Wow, David, chills. That’s like 65 years ago.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
As I sit here getting started this morning, first cup of coffee in hand, it’s so true, seize the day.
This is going to be the last day for many people (overall, a small percentage of the population of course).
The catch is, very few actually are aware of it.

Jeff,

I liken the inspiring of others’ “inner drive” to a fire. I don’t believe that someone can place that spark that births a burning passion, but I do believe we can be used to fan the flames!

It’s all about being a person of influence. And oftentimes, people don’t realize how much of an influence they are or can be until they step away from the situation and see the change over time. I remember when I used to teach high school math, I was in the middle of class when I had a knock at the door. I went over and saw a girl standing there – now a woman. She was a student I had 3 years earlier in Algebra II and was now in college. She goes, “Thank you.” I didn’t know why she was saying this, so I asked. She said, “Because of you and the excitement you have in teaching math, I decided to be a math teacher, too!” Did I see it coming? What things did I do 3 years earlier that made her want to be a math teacher? I puzzled this over and over, and finally it hit me. I didn’t do anything intentional to put her under my wing and train her up. I just used and followed my passion in front of her, and that was the influence she saw.

Bob

Bob, what an awesome, and inspiring, story.

At the end of the day, that’s all that really matters isn’t it?

Meaning, our story is being told through the living out of our lives.

Most likely, it is only the inspired that inspire.

Keep your fire burning as a beacon for those who need the heat or the light.

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