Whatever you did with the first day of this new year I hope that you are proud of it!
January 1st wasn't necessarily very productive for me but what I did do has set me up for great changes down the road. Yesterday was an average day I took a trip to town with my parents got some lunch and went to the book store. (one of my goals being to read more) When we went to the book store my dad started asking me what I wanted to do with my future and I told him that I would like to teach at a pre-k school for now until I can eventually own a preschool myself where I will also teach. He then asked me what exactly that meant. Did I have a plan? What classes did I need to take? What were the laws on owning a preschool? Could I also teach kindergarten? What would I charge? Would I have employees? Etc... etc... etc...
Of course I did not have answers to all of these questions. My dad then advised me to make a business model and a plan leading up till I will use that business plan. For the past couple hours I have been researching on what I need to do, but there are just so many things to consider in this plan that I don't even know where to start! Since I began to get distracted by all the tiny details I decided to just go basic. I made a simple plan of what I need to do now I just have to decide when these things will be done. This list included:
- Find a job (preferably at a school)
- Build my savings
- Take my required classes
- Find a building
- Find curriculum
- Write lesson plans
- Set up building
- Enroll students
Now as I am typing this I decided to set basic time lines such as finding a job ASAP, Take required classes before my 20th B-day, Enroll students by my 21st B-day. As you can see once you have your basics you can continually redefine your plan until you know what you are doing. I realize that most of you aren't going to be opening up your own school but who knows what this could apply to. Plans are meant to change and work themselves out so every plan is a good plan as long as you are heading towards point B.