Hello dear friends, today I want to share with you how I started selling my teaching resources online. I want to tell you about a path I chose that helped fill a void and build my confidence, while opening my mind and heart to think and dream without limits!
A New Direction
As a former elementary school teacher, I have a heart and a passion to see children learn and grow. I want to see their academic, social and emotional needs met. For seven years that was what I poured my heart into. Teaching children was one of my purposes and callings. Unfortunately, just after I got married in 2009, I had some health issues that caused me to step away from the classroom. After a full recovery and a testimony later, I became pregnant with my first child!
Upon hearing the news that I was expecting, I began to ask myself should I continue teaching, or stay at home with my baby? After a lot of thinking and praying my husband and I made the decision that it would benefit our family that most if I was able to step away from the classroom setting.
When my first born made her way into the world, I was over the moon excited. I was a mommy! A hearts desire had been fulfilled! I felt so blessed to be able to stay at home, outside of working part-time for my parents at our family restaurant. A little over 2 years past and another sweet baby girl was born. My heart was once again filled with joy!
My family is my top priority and I want to give them the world. There is no doubt in my mind I was called to be a wife and a mother. With that being said, I still could not shake the feeling that there was something more I needed to do. I found myself asking many questions? What could I do to fill the void that was left when I chose to leave my teaching career? Was there something else I was being called to? To further understand this part of my journey, go back with me if you will to a hot summer day in June of 2009, my wedding day.
A Plan and a Hope
Here I am on my wedding day almost 10 years ago standing beside one of my favorite scriptures. I am a firm believer that words have power. At this time in my life these words spoken over me gave me hope to know that there were plans for my life. As my journey continues, I am blessed to see how those plans are unfolding with each passing day.
I believe that each and every person has been created and designed to fulfill a unique purpose in the earth. In order to see these plans fulfilled it is my belief that we must make the necessary decisions, take the actions needed and choose the road that will lead us in the right direction. As we choose a direction I believe people are directly placed in our paths to support us as we go. They are put there to encourage us and help us establish our purpose along the way.
This past year my husband knowing my heart and my passion to pursue something more, gave me the book Business Boutique by Christy Wright as a gift for our nine year wedding anniversary. As I opened the book and began reading, there on the page were the very same words that were written over me nine years ago to the exact date. For I know the plans I have for you, plans to give you a hope and a future. That night as I read those words something came alive in me. Instantaneously my hope was renewed. Out of that place I knew the best was yet to come. I begin to have a clearer understanding of the direction that I was to take.
A Path Revealed
During this same time, I was being called to venture down a path that would lead me to begin the process of homeschooling my girls. I was caught between the tension of being anxious and excited! Having previously taught in the public-school system I never envisioned myself as a homeschooling momma. All the while I knew I was being called to it. Immediately, I begin preparing for the start of our school year just as I once did when I was an elementary teacher with twenty plus students counting on me to have everything ready and in place for the first day of school. However, this time looking back at me were two sweet little girls who were depending on me to teach them, pour into them and help them grow.
I began researching the best curriculum. I pulled out my teacher filing cabinet, and began going through folder after folder filled with all of the teaching resources I had collected over the years. I even found my old flash drive filled with all the digital resources I had once been so passionate about creating. At that moment I had a light bulb, bright light shining down from heaven moment. In that moment I said to myself, “Amanda, you love to create things on the computer!” “Why don’t you create teaching resources to use to teach your girls?” ” You can sell and share with other educators too!”
A Call to Action
All the pieces of the puzzle were beginning to fit together! All the signs were leading me down this new path of selling my teaching resources online! Now it was up to me to make the decisions. I begin creating resources for my girls to implement in our home school. This lead me to search Google for ways to sell my teaching resources online. This is how Facebook and their wonderful algorithms placed Kayse Morris on my path! She was destined to help me pursue and fulfill my purpose of creating teaching resources to sell online. Upon signing up for Transform Your Resources, I had no idea how this decision was going to change my life. This course has had such an impact on me. It has given me inspiration and has invited me to be a part of an amazing community of leaders and learners.
A Void Filled
I have been impacted by Transform Your Resources in so many ways. The course has been a guiding light to help lead and direct me, as I have began my new found path of selling my teaching resources online. The course is structured so you can learn at your own pace. The modules are packed with the content you need to help you effectively sell your teaching resources. Kayse is knowledgeable, her charisma and encouraging spirit have given me permission to give myself grace through the process of learning and expounding my knowledge in this area. By choosing this path, I can honestly say that it has made such an impact on my journey. I am so thankful for the calling Kayse has on her life as her passion is to help others pursue their goals in creating and selling their teaching resources. I too, hope that I can impact the lives of teachers and students by doing what I love!
The Transform Your Resources course has inspired me in many ways. In turn, my hope is that I can give back and be an inspiration to others. Kayse along with the students taking the course have helped me to move past my self-doubt, step out of my comfort zone and delve into the “how to” of selling my teaching resources. During this process I have gained confidence and have taken self-placed limitations off of myself. I have shifted from a CAN I? to a I CAN! mentality.
If you are wanting to learn how to sell your teaching resources online I want to invite you to join a group of like-minded Go-Getters. Transform Your Resources is an entire community filled truly amazing people. I never knew that I could feel such a part of an online community that welcomes you as you are, helps and encourages you along the way.
“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” -Plato
Like every new path you have to start at the beginning. While working with Kayse Morris and the group of transformers, I have learned that we all want to do it right from the start! Transform Your Resources will start at the beginning and show you what you need in order to sell your teaching resources online.
A Purpose Without Limits
My hope is that my story has inspired you. For every person that is dealing with doubt I want to encourage you today that you can do anything you put your mind to. Keep pressing forward! May your confidence increase to do what you are called to do. Please know today dear friends that you have been created for purpose! If you are struggling with finding that purpose, I pray today that you will find the breakthrough you need! Rise up! You were called and purposed to do great things!
You were created for a purpose my friends! Take off the limits! If you can dream it, you an do it! Now go for it!