Here are this week’s snap stories of personal learning commencing 7 August 2017.
Monday 7 August 2017
In this personal learning snapstory, I was inspired by the story of Rachmaninov, a Russian composer whose first symphony was a public flop. The result was that he then went into depression for four years because he felt he couldn’t be re-inspired to create something again. I feel like this most of the time when I compare myself to others and decide when it’s really not worth the effort. I also talk about how I created a downloadable resource on Working Out Loud in a Month so that I can have it as a product to sell on this website.
Tuesday 8 August 2017
In this snap story I outlined my process for approving or declining LinkedIn requests. This snapstory was one of the popular stories with many people asking questions about my process and seeking out the same template of responses so they could do the same. I believe this snap story should be used as a reference guide in future so I’ll have to book mark it in some way.
Wednesday 9 August 2017
Today I decided to visit a library in the Bayside City Council which is in the next suburb. I had never visited this library so I had very little if any expectations. Situated in the lovely and peaceful grounds of the local council, I was amazed to see a round building that stood out from the other buildings around it. It reminded me of the Gugenheim, one of my favourite architect, Frank Llyod Wright’s designs. The building looked like it was built in the late 1950s or early 1960s and it was awe inspiring. It piqued my curiosity so imagine my surprise when I read the plaque on the wall that it was “inspired by the Gugenheim!”
The library inside is in a circular shape and has an extensive collection of local history books. I sat down to do a bit of work but my eye and my imagination was captured and enthralled by these books instead so I sat down and perused the collection instead for a few hours. (Just as well as the library has very few power outlets to charge your devices)…
Thursday 10 August 2017
I decided not to work today and instead took the day off to take my parents out for a short local road trip to Yarraville and Williamstown. It was blowing a gale but nevertheless I couldn’t face doing any work. I guess it was because my day started out with figuring out what practical joke I could play on my husband. I built a toilet paper tower in the tower…you’ll have to see the video to understand…
Friday 11 August 2017
Today during my walk I was inspired by the concept of the Heroes Journey that was mentioned in a podcast by Steven Pressfield who was being interviewed by James Altucher. I had to look up what this hero journey was about and it mirrored (exactly) the journey that I’ve been on in my recent years. Authors, movies and many other people use the hero journey as a metaphor and I’m now considering how I can incorporate it into my presentations because people resonate with it. In this snap story, I talk about this concept and who in my life have been mentors who ‘push’ me to the next phase of the journey.