Wheels Slowing Spinning? What’s Your Motivation?
Part II of III
By Monette Benoit, All Rights Reserved.
Part I began: If you could do anything with your life what would it be?
What would you ‘really’ do with your time, your heart, your ears, and your hands?
Would you share your court reporting skills with individuals who are waiting to ‘hear’ from you?
Would you work in court?
Would you focus on specialty freelance reporting? Would you really work with attorneys? (Yes, I asked that question.)
Many of us, court reporters, have enjoyed the thrill of working with attorneys and many still do now.
Would you provide CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation)?
Would you learn sign language to have the ability to share your top-shelf skills to communicate with all your consumers?
Would you learn about the Little D world, Big D, oral deaf, late-deafened, and hard-of-hearing children and adults?
Would you caption? Would you be able and willing to caption during the evenings, weekends, and holidays? It goes with the territory for many broadcast captioners. I know captioners who have shared with me that they spent years writing “down the hall” or “in the basement” or “upstairs” away from their family, yet were able to hear family laughter and loud voices. Would they do it all again? Many state they would.
And there will be individuals who will read this column, tilt their heads and think, “I am doing what I really want to do. I am.”
To that I say, “Bravo.”
Part II: Yet if you could do anything with your skills, have you made a list to find out what “that anything” is?
Have you listed what you would have to learn, what you would need to finish, to accomplish that list? I know people like the term “bucket list.” If those words work for you, great.
If your heart is almost full after working, or you believe it would be “fuller if …” then perhaps now is the time for you to peek up from that desk.
Now may be the time to move away from some of the daily drama that we “know” fills our busy world.
When we know a commute will require a longer drive-time on a particular road, we make different choices, yes? We find another road or perhaps we leave at another time, if that is possible.
Often, we will do our darnest to avoid sitting in that darn traffic.
We avoid sitting with the wheels slowly spinning.
Are your wheels slowly spinning? What is your motivation?
Is your motivation money?
Is your motivation to pay off student loans, the past, or to put money aside for the present and the future?
Is your motivation money and to be thanked for a great job by a client, a consumer, a hard-of-hearing child or late-deafened adults?
Many, many times consumers – children and adults – have rubbed my arms on breaks and also when I was writing for long periods of time as they shared their gratitude.
I have watched teens and adults (men in far greater numbers) shedding crocodile tear as they read my screens as they “listen” in realtime.
You have the choices to decide how to stir your reality.
You have the choice to plan for the future and to “hope the future does not arrive real soon” (words recently shared with me).
Part I of III is posted October 4, 2012, on Monette’s Musings at www.monettebenoit.com and www.CRRbooks.com
Part II of III is posted October 18, 2012, on Monette’s Musings at www.monettebenoit.com and www.CRRbooks.com
Part II of III is posted October 30, 2012, on Monette’s Musings at www.monettebenoit.com and www.CRRbooks.com
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