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Last Updated: 11/8/2021
Good day Ladies and Gents,
Just so we are all clear from the get-go here, this "Monthly Recap" post was supposed to have happened on Monday, November 1st. In case you missed last week’s post, apart from some great house hunting tips for home-based business owners in a guest post from Megan Cooper of Real Life Home, I was musing over the fact that the end of October 2021 was really not, as fate would have it, the time I was supposed to bring Andreas Philip Gross Enterprises back online! A complete deluge of un-anticipated restructuring at my "day job" which happened to all hit between the end of September and now (and which has equated to absolute madness for us coordinators, as we are generally the point-people for programs and scheduling), coupled with the passing of my wife's maternal Grandmother on October 30th, has made keeping up with this website - this blog, in particular - and my online presence at large, a feat and a half to reckon with!
Let me talk a little bit about Grandma Gui's passing here. She deserves a proper shoutout and good will send-off to the next world here on the blog. Grandma Gui and Grandpa Lu raised my wife and her cousin when they were children. Her husband (my wife's maternal Grandfather - Grandpa Lu) had passed many years before, but Grandma Gui kept right on trucking for years after his death. She continued living - alone - in their cramped two-bedroom apartment in Shanghai up until moving into a senior home in the spring of 2019, where she lived for a year up until "COVID Spring" (that is, the spring of 2020), when she took a bad fall and suffered a massive brain hemorrhage. Since then (for approximately the past 18 months) she remained laying down in a hospital bed, immobile, and mute except for soft raspy groans. She was in ICU care for most of that time, until she finally passed on Saturday, October 30th. "Finally" might sound harsh to some, but we say finally here in the family with great relief as we know it was a great relief for her to finally pass on from this life and get the rest she so amply deserved at last! Of course, none of us are happy, per say, that she died; however, to rest at peace as opposed to hanging on by a thread and living a life of torture and agony; well, like I say, we are glad she has found the rest she so well deserves!
Her passing is of particular importance in the fact that of all eight grandparents a couple has (four on each spouse's side), between my wife and I, seven of our eight grandparents had already passed on...and Grandma Gui was the last one to leave. Now my wife and I can officially say that, between the two of us, all eight of our grandparents have passed on. One complete set of "parents" of ours has now completely passed into history on our combined family tree. To Grandma Gui and the other seven grandparents of ours who have all passed into glory - REST IN PEACE, dear souls.
Now, back to the blog! I had a piece on seasonal marketing and sales drafted to post the Thursday before Reformation Sunday (yes, which was also Halloween), which will now have to wait until a future date. Reformation Sunday, All Saints' Day, and All Souls' Day have now come and gone for 2021. Yes, of course, Reformation Sunday was also Halloween, and of course the family and I went out trick-or-treating and having our secular fun here in our little international community in Kunshan, China. I still absolutely love the fact how Halloween (October 31st) fell RIGHT ON A SUNDAY this year!
Yes, I am a Lutheran - ELCA; and yes, I think of October 31st, 1517, as "Martin Luther's big 'trick-or-treat' against the old, corrupt Roman Catholic Church" when, at least as legend has it, he nailed his 95 theses to the church door of Wittenberg Castle, setting the Protestant Reformation in motion more than 500 years ago. Ok, ok, maybe me thinking of the night of October 31st, 1517, as "Luther's big 'trick-or-treat'" is just me, and not so much Lutheran doctrine, ha, ha!
Other than everything mentioned above, October was a short month here at Andreas Philip Gross Enterprises, as I only got back online halfway through the month, but October was also an extremely important month for the same reason, as it marked the new, streamlined, and improved Andreas Philip Gross Enterprises site coming (back!) online!
On the blog here in October I laid out who I am, what I do, and what you can expect from this blog each month (you can read that October 18th blog post here). I also talked about what an elementary school coordinator does in my very first monthly Coordinate THAT! post (which, in case you missed it, you can find here). The monthly Coordinate THAT! post will be a regular monthly post you can expect to find on this blog. And we were even able to squeeze in an interview in October! We heard about the career of a professional model from Fang, who is a fashion model from Henan, China (you can read that post here).
With October behind us now, the crisp bite of fall is definitely in the air – in fact, here in China where I am currently located, winter actually officially started on Sunday (November 7th) according to the traditional Chinese Lunar Calendar. According to the Traditional Chinese Lunar Calendar, the Equinoxes and Solstices are the midpoint of seasons, not the start and end dates of seasons like they are on the Western Gregorian Calendar.
For me as an American, November has always brought thoughts of Thanksgiving to mind. I realize there is much more to this major US holiday than is commonly portrayed – or than has even been traditionally taught in mainstream history lessons. To some, Thanksgiving is a major day of celebration; to others it is not so happy a day; and there are many of us who are caught between how we should think and feel about it.
For better or for worse, a major theme of Thanksgiving is feasting on the abundant harvest. With that in mind, we’ll see some business idea posts about micro farming this month. I’ll bust out my two Coaching Is... posts for the first time this month, and our Coordinate THAT! post this month will be about What Makes A Team. And, of course, there are going to be a few other business posts thrown in there as well! Sadly, because of the hustle and bustle that was October, I wasn't able to get an interview lined up to post in November, so we will have to wait until December for our next look up close and personal at another entrepreneur's life.
Furthermore, November is more than just Thanksgiving! We cannot forget about Veteran’s Day on November 11th. November 11th is celebrated as Veteran’s Day in the US, commemorating veterans of our armed services. Other parts of the world celebrate the day as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, as it is the date that the armistice ending the fighting of World War I was signed – November 11th, 1918, at 11:00AM (the 11th hour, so they say!). In China, the date is recognized unofficially as “Singles Day,” as China doesn't like to dwell on the end of World War I (and you can see there point, really!). I’ll talk more about all these things on the Veteran’s Day blog post this upcoming November 11th, which will also be a Coaching post.
With all that said, this wouldn't be the Monthly Round Up without me pitching how you can spend your hard-earned money here on Andreas Philip Gross Enterprises now, wouldn't it?! So....here comes the pitch! Let’s take a look at a few products you can find here on the Andreas Philip Gross Enterprises website! You can go directly to the webstore HERE!
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Andreas Philip Gross Enterprises also offers professional services. Are you looking for a professional coach? I coach educators and entrepreneurs – particularly educators who are interested in starting their own business and businesspeople who are interested in getting into education. Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org today to find out more.
Full list of Professional Services Offered:
Teaching and Private Tutoring online and offline:
(these services are currently not available to anyone located in Mainland China)
Andreas is a Washington State, USA, K-8 Certified Educator with 13 years and counting of teaching experience.
- Elementary Generalist
- Upper Elementary and Middle School Science
- English Language Learning for all ages
US$40 for full hour sessions
US$17 for 30 minute sessions
Professional Coaching Services
Andreas has completed an International Coaching Federation (ICF) approved 161 Approved Coach Specialized Training Hours (ACSTH) Professional Coach Training Course through ISTOK International Coach Center.
- Entrepreneur and Business Start-Up Coaching
- Teaching and Learning Performance Coaching for teachers, students, and educational leaders
- Educators who want to start a business
- Businesspeople who want to enter the world of education
US$40 for full hour sessions
US$17 for 30 minute sessions
Discovery Sessions are up to 1 hour long and they are free! Intake Sessions are half price! What the heck is a “Discovery Session” and an “Intake Session?” Click here (coming soon) to go to our Coaching Page to find out more (coming soon)!
International Education Consulting Services
- New and veteran teachers looking to go overseas for the first time
- New and veteran teachers who have recently "taken the plunge" and have come overseas for the first time and are now looking for direction
US$40 for full hour sessions
US$17 for 30 minute sessions
Academic Paper Proofreading and Editing
(visit AETES24 for rates)
Proud freelance member
of Dr. Omran Akasha's AETES24 Network
- Light edits for flow and readability
- Will happily work with heavier editing such as Notes to Narrative type transformations of pieces, but please contact me in advance. I CANNOT offer rush services for heavier work.
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Washington State Certified K-8 Educator, K-12 International Education Consultant, Professional Coach, Proofreader/Editor, Affiliate Marketer, Popsicle Stick Crafter, Print-on-Demand Products Designer, and Webmaster (check out: www.cityofpullmanportal.com, www.949crafts.com)
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