May 28, 2016 at 9:09 am #23715
Okay all you adventurers! Here is my video. I have not watched it yet because of the simple fact that if I do watch it I know I will never put this out there into the world, so be gentle with me.May 28, 2016 at 11:38 am #23719
Deanna, this is much needed–not only by those who know they want to start an independent business but by those who start on the “job” path and then discover either that they want out or that they need to take an entrepreneurial approach to the in-job career process.
I think your manner is excellent for what you’re talking about and the audience that you would like to serve. You speak with the voice of experience–*and* you are very calm, and obviously a listener. You’re going to be able to create dialogue with these young people, and I think they’re hungry for that.May 28, 2016 at 12:08 pm #23723
Deanna, this is so so awesome!
You’ve touched on something that I feel really strongly about – that education systems, here in the UK and all over the world, are not set up teach teens about the options open to them so that they can choose work that feels authentic.
You’re right – our schools funnel kids in to university and then into jobs. It actually makes me kinda angry because it feels like, as a society, we’re letting them down. (Not to mention the fact that the world expects teens to ‘know’ exactly what they want to do and start working towards that from, what, 14, 15, 16 years old? Don’t let me get on my soapbox about that or I’ll be here all night!) They fall into careers that they realise further down the line don’t light them up. And that’s where they need help with career change and come to see people like me… Now not that I want to do myself out of a job, but I feel so strongly that this problem needs to be addressed, and I’m so happy to see that you’re going to contribute to that!
So, heck yeah from me! And great job on the video. Totally in awe of your ability to talk without a single um or ah! I need to learn from you!
Rock on lady!
🙂May 29, 2016 at 10:24 am #23775
Thanks ladies! I also feel very strongly about the education system and the gaps it seems to have. The system we have in place now was created long, long ago and it needs to change to meet the changing demand in technology and resources that are now available. I hope to fill that gap.May 30, 2016 at 10:26 am #23795
Great Video Deanna!! Great to see that you just joined and are already diving in to take the challenges!! You are on your way to the top of the mountain my friend 🙂May 30, 2016 at 1:49 pm #23819
Bradley MorrisMountain Guide@bradleytmorris
Congratulations on your first Bajillion Challenge Deanna!
It is so wonderful to make the connection via video. I definitely have a better sense of who you are and now when reading your posts around the Campfire I’ll be able to hear you and see you sharing. These video intro’s are a powerful tool.
I’m 100% with you on transforming education. As I said before, I’m also with you on getting youth into entrepreneurship at an early age. It’s a powerful vehicle for personal and spiritual growth, as well as changing the world.
Great to have you on the mountain with us!May 31, 2016 at 5:26 pm #23983
Andy FreistMountain Guide@andyfreist
Great to meet you 🙂
I commend you for making the video and putting yourself out there, even if you didn’t watch it yourself 😉
This actually reminds me of a site I found recently – Puttylike.com… The author created an intro video to introduce herself and her work, and being an introvert, she stuck the video in her websites sidebar, and never watched it for the same reason you shared above.
I am a total introvert myself, and I’d be lying if I said that this entire project hasn’t pushed every button and boundary in my entire being. But the more I share and express, the more easy it gets.
So congrats on taking a BIG first step!!
Glad you decided to join us 🙂June 1, 2016 at 1:22 pm #24134
Yay! I am so excited to see your video and hear about your ecourse idea. You did a great job talking so clearly and naturally to the camera. I felt like I was sitting with you on the stairs and we were having a conversation. I felt so comfortable with you.
I would love to be on your list to let me know when you are launching this. My nephew just graduated high school and does not know what he wants to do in life. He feels so uninspired by college. I would love to steer him towards anything you do.
I look forward to getting to know you better on the mountain!
AkashaJune 2, 2016 at 11:50 am #24219
@rodolfomenjivar Thanks for the encouragement. The #1min1take challenge of Holly Gillen’s has really helped me to see how easy and FUN video can be.
@bradleytmorris Thanks for the warm welcome. Glad to see a kindred spirit here that believes in youth entrepreneurship so strongly.
@andyfreist OMG! I love Emilie from Puttylike. I’ve been following her for a while now. The funny thing is I am an introvert when it comes to interacting with adults (until I get to know you) but in a room full of teens, I come alive! There energy is so contagious!
@mysticsparkling Thank you so much for your feedback. The fact that you felt comfortable with me is the best news! Here is the link to get on my mailing list. http://bit.ly/teenspark I have a blog at teenlaunchacademy.com if your nephew is interested in reading it. It’s only been up for about 6 months, but I’m adding new blog posts to it regularly now.June 24, 2016 at 12:54 pm #25723
Very nice to meet you! I look forward to chatting with you in the future!June 24, 2016 at 1:04 pm #25729
Nice to meet you as well Elijah! It seems we have a career in common. I am a graphic designer for a sports auction house.June 25, 2016 at 3:04 am #25759
Very Cool! Do you guys auction off memorabilia?June 25, 2016 at 4:06 pm #25838
Yes, we do sportscards and memorabilia. Mostly older items, pre-1970’s stuff. We have an auction going live in late July. We do 4-6 auctions a year!June 27, 2016 at 4:12 pm #26196
Deanna, I’m the same way! In front of adults, I clam up silent, but in a room full of kids, I’m the star of the show! HAHA! I love teaching and am kind of sad I won’t be in it as much this year.
Looking forward to working with you!
AmieJune 28, 2016 at 1:04 pm #26360
Great and natural video, Deanna!
I love your idea for making more roads for teens . Society is changing very fast, and formal school is not enough, and maybe not even teaching the right thing. Love to see what you are going to make!
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.