Last Updated: 3/14/2022
Welcome back to the Andreas Philip Gross Enterprises blog, ladies and gents! Today's post is going to be short, sweet, and to the point. It's been two months - two months and 4 days, to be precise - since my last post which was on January 10th of this same year. As those of you who have been following me will know, I am a Elementary School Educator and Life Coach with a freelancer/entreprenurial streak building his Online Empire one webpage and blog post at a time :). Due to burnout from working long hours for comparativley little pay as the institution started to massively restructure itself from within, I recently bailed from my previous job as an Elementary School Coordinator at a large private Taiwanese school in Central Eastern China to go to work for a school across town in the same city. Now I'm back in the classroom as a regular 2nd Grade Teacher without administrative responsibilites and am actually getting paid MORE than I was as a Coordinator at my previous school.
This was all a very calculated move on my part:
1) At this point in my life, I need some kind of stable monthly income, and I would much rather be doing something I actually enjoy and feel is worthwhile to maintain a monthly income as such (as opposed to something I didn't enjoy and just considered a "chore"). This current job satisfys this point prefectly - I get to do something I enjoy and feel to be worthwhile and helpful to the world (teaching Elementary Schoolers), while also getting paid fairly to do it.
2) Additionally, this current job allows me to work fewer hours. Granted, it still keeps me "busy for the man," in the sense that it is still an "8-5, Monday-Friday job." But I am able to complete much more of the job much easier in the "8-5" alloted time, which results in taking much, much less work home in the end of the day. This allows me to spend more time taking care of the family AND give me more time work on my other passion - Andreas Philip Gross Enterprises!
Since my last post on here on January 10, 2022, I finished things off at and resigned from my previous job, had a nice, relaxing 3 week Chinese New Year vacation with family, and then started at my new (current) school, under lockdown, on Valentine's Day! It was a big adjustment to start at a brand new job online unexpectedly without ever even touring the campus, seeing my classroom, or getting to meet any of my students in-person, and that took some getting use to; hence, why I didn't jump right back on this blog on Valentine's Day as planned.
With all that said, we are still under lockdown (we were supposed to go back to work today, but our lockdown was just extended last night, actually), but I have adjusted to the ebb and flow and cadence of the job as it is going now, at least, so I am able to jump back on here and pump some life back into the Andreas Philip Gross Enterprises blog and website once more! Expect the bi-weekly Monday and Thursday posts to come back and expect to see periodic updates to the website taking place moving forward again.
Peace in all things.
Better life, better business, better you!
Ideas, inspiration, opportunity,
Andreas Philip Gross Enterprises
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