Recently we have had a few couch talks to figure out what everybody wants. The question was asked, “What do you want to do in this class?” The question was hard and stumped most of us. Our responses we gave were mostly the average answers you would give but we were asked to be more in depth. Do we want it to be a business or a class. We also had a previous talk about why, what, and how. People use these in different ways in marketing but the most successful go from why out, instead what in. Why is why you do something, what’s your motivation. How is how you create it and distribute it, and what is what you make or do.
The first new web client is in the works and we are developing processes that we can follow. We currently have the proposal done and need to finish design and create. Once this is complete we will be able to have a way to track what we’re doing for web design.
I plan to make at least three websites for clients and become proficient in wordpress and elementor.
The client came in and we discussed what we were planning on doing with him. He gave us some ideas of what he wanted and we agreed on the price. Over the couple days following we emailed him to clear up some details and keep him informed on what we were doing. We are currently making good progress and hope to keep this pace up.
Choosing Our Own Textbooks
Not very long ago Mr. Suter asked us to “choose our own textbooks”. We all had the decision of choosing a book we thought could bring us knowledge and help to better us for the future. The book that really stood out to me, and I decided to get, was Emotional Intelligence 2.0. We were then given the task of writing a well constructed blog post about a related topic. I feel this is truly a great idea, and experience, to let kids choose something they find interesting instead of being like the normal classroom with set textbooks.
My “Textbook” Life Improvements
As I have been reading through my book I have found many good ways to improve my life. It talks about how we can become more emotionally intelligent, which I always knew was a weak point in my character. One of the few ways is to lean into your discomfort. Leaning into your discomforts allow you to find out what you need to change or work on. That’s why the longer we avoid things that make us uncomfortable the more harm it does in the long run. For example, if you play soccer and never use your left foot because it’s uncomfortable for you, you might get a chance in a game to shoot with your left but you can’t because you’ve always avoided it. If you would have faced it before hand you would’ve known, at least a little, how to shoot with your left instead of not taking the shot at all, or whiffing.
Recently we watched a video on fear setting. It’s like goal setting but with your fears. It allows you to see why you are fearful of something you’re going to do and assess whether it is worth doing or not. It starts by defining what you fear by taking action. Then it moves into steps you could take to lessen the chances of them happening, and then how to mitigate the damage if it does happen. You also list out the positives that could come from taking action and the long term effects of not doing it. It helps you figure out if you should or shouldn’t take action.
(Fear setting was developed by Tim Ferris and he has a TED talk on it.)