Wednesday, April 07, 2010
The reason for the duration was simple...I didn't yet know exactly WHAT my niche market would be. I'm a fairly good speaker and I come up with material fairly easily, but I'm a bit of a procrastinator when it comes to business marketing so I figured I would take the time to work on that slowly while I continued as a programmer.
An option I had never thought of came out of the blue, and I decided to jump at it. For a long time now, I have been told by many people that they thought I would make a good teacher. So, during a visit to an employment fair in Toronto I came across a booth for a company called Global TESOL. They train people to teach ESL (English as a Second Language) for the local and the International market. Well, I was initially looking for career trends, not training so I moved on.
Following a lunch with some of my former colleagues, I returned to the fair and once again found myself outside of that same booth.
I listened patiently while another prospective student was asking questions and was interested in what I heard, so I myself asked them a few questions. Mainly, is this only for the bachelors of the world, or can those with families do it too. The answer was interestingly in the positive. So, I took their information and decided to chat with my dear wife about it, figuring she would just tell me to toss it into the bin labeled "Too Good To Be True".
Melanie surprised me that night. She looked over the literature with me, and told me to go ahead and meet with them about it. So, I did...and that meeting may have just been the catalyst to drive myself and my family into a whole new adventure.
More on this tomorrow.