Lessons from a Travelling Trainer
Years ago, I envied the life of a travelling trainer. To them, learn, work, fun is all-in-one. I thought that could be the best job in the world. One gets to travel, explore, learn from teaching, and earn money while doing that.
After my un-retirement from my corporate job 15 months ago, I happen to experience the joy of being a travelling speaker/trainer. Invitations start to come in slowly but steadily. This is indeed another dream came true. I may get bored of doing this eventually, but for now, I’m having a blast.
Before showing you today’s pictures, I need to tell you how thankful I feel about my assignment. This is what I’ve learned about living one’s dreams:
1) You need to know what you want in life
For me, I aspire to be an international speaker/trainer. The prospect of visiting places, sharing knowledge, and engaging with an audience brings me pleasure. The picture of a travelling trainer motivates me to keep trying to be one. That has become one of my life goals.
2) You need to be equipped to live your dream (or reach your goal)
Many people set goals, even plan to make them happen. But, they are not able to reach their goals. There are many reasons. Among the common ones are: lack of action, lack of skills, or they don’t have the expertise to overcome the obstacles of reaching the goals. Get the necessary training, prepare for success, and keep at it. There is no other way.
3) You need to have the courage to say “yes” when the opportunity comes
We can only control our effort, attitude, etc. There are predicaments and circumstances that are out of our control. Sadly, there are times when opportunities do not knock on our doors. But if it does, or when it does, we need to be ready and be fully equipped to respond. Self-doubts, fear of taking risks, fear of the unknown, fear of failure, unwillingness to get away from our comfort zones… are dream busters. Take courage. Dream big. Dare to say “yes”.
Now, enjoy the pictures from day zero of my week-long teaching assignment in Whitehorse, Yukon:
Keeping myself entertained on the plane; knitting a sweater for my hubby.
Feeling excited, seeing Whitehorse for the first time!
First minor accident happened right before getting into the cute light-blue Focus.
Sight-seeing in Whitehorse city at around 4 PM.
Residents told me that they had above zero weather for the past few days. Today, at – 11 Celsius is still a treat.
I really missed my family at dinner time!