Friday, March 16, 2007

Mel Robbins and Sirius Radio

In January after trying for a few months to make my job with WGU work, I realized it wasn't working and wasn't going to. This was pretty depressing but I was determined to continue to be proactive. If I couldn't get my job with the University to change, I wasn't going to let it bring me down. I decided I wanted a career coach.

I'd used one before who I liked but couldn't get in touch with her.

So I went online and started searching. I narrowed it down to a few candidates. On a whim I contacted Mel Robbins out of Boston. Her web site impressed me. I doubted if I could afford her, but the whole venture was an investment in myself--even if I had to borrow to do it. I wasn't going to just flounder.

I emailed Mel and she wrote back offering to work with me for free if I would do it on the air, on her soon to be launched show on Sirius Radio.

Sign me up!

We agreed to it, I then just had to wait for the show to start. Over the ensuing six weeks or so everything in my life changed. I indeed would be leaving the University. I'd found a niche where I could open my own business, something I've wanted to do for a while. I made the decision to move out of my house and in to a Airstream.

Today was my first "appearance" on her show. It was fun and different. It's hard to know how many people are listening. I realized afterwards how difficult it would be for people to get much sense of me or where I am coming from after our limited time on the air.

So I will be directing them here and hopefully talking to Mel for a while. Lord knows I could use a good coach!

Thanks Mel and Sirius for this opportunity. Thanks to anyone who is listening too. I'd love to hear from you at:

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Utahredrock: The online magazine

I've been asked: Where is Utahredrock: The online magazine of the Colorado Plateau?

That project is currently on hold. My main priority right now is getting Utahredrock, LLC--my new merchandising business up and running. I have plans to bring back the magazine covering the Colorado Plateau but it is currently not available.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Time of Transition

This is my last month with Western Governors University where I've worked this past year. WGU is an outstanding online university that is changing the way education is being delivered with their competency-based model. I highly recommend WGU to any adult who wants to finish a bachelor's or earn a master's in education, business, information technology, or the health professions. WGU is best for those over 23 who work full time or have other adult responsibilities.

As I finish my job this month I am packing up my house, selling off many of my belongings and preparing to move in to a recreational vehicle (RV) full time. I am shopping for the RV. I just bought a new truck to pull my soon to be purchased travel trailer.

After WGU I'll be self-employed at my new business: Utahredrock, LLC.

I've been in Arizona for nearly four years and will maintain an Arizona address. I've been in Phoenix for almost three years. I think my time in this house makes a new record for amount of time spent in one place since I left my childhood home. Pretty crazy!