Educators aren’t the stars, they help make them..
So many people rise above others with the title of ‘Educator’ and look at this new role as a stepping stone to their success.
Just because someone is good at nails, they think they can teach it. But they can’t teach, they don’t educate from the right point of view. But before I talk about that there is a worse problem with educators in this industry. The power held in that situation is far more important than you realise.
There is a responsibility that falls on all educators, to be an educator means you provide something new, innovative and of value to help other professionals expand and grow. To be a good educator, you sacrifice your skills and help others get bigger than you, shine brighter than you. To be an educator you must be happy to be that ‘influence’ in someone else’s career, that all your education is for your students.
Can you do that, can you set aside your ego and let your student be the star? You see this is what it takes to be a good educator.
Education is not a get rich quick scheme, it doesn’t mean a rise to fame and fortune. But it gives you wealth far greater than pennies and pounds. The knowledge and pride, the overwhelming sense of achievement and the thanks you receive are worth its weight in gold.
As we come to the end of the first 30 Nails in 30 Days course and all 6 educators have seen such amazing results.
Check out some of these comments.
But I want to turn your attention back to the first part of this blog “I can’t see you from up here”, you see when an educator becomes separate from their students. When they are no longer aware of who they are teaching and can’t identify with them, then they stop being good educators.
I love this industry, but the thing I find frustrating is education. Everyone is a teacher, we all like to share, this is a fabulous thing, we all want to be the one to receive the gratitude. But we are undervaluing education, free lessons, and LIVES prevent an opportunity for those who want to give good education, to be able to invest in the quality lessons.
Just like asking for a free set of nails gets our back up and reply after reply to your post on Facebook. So why would you ask someone to spend 4 hours putting together a free lesson for you?
Not only are they giving you their learning but they are spending time away from their business to teach you for free.
So consider this, if you value what you learn, then pay for it. if someone has a LIVE and there are 70 people watching and each person sent 5.00 that would make it worthwhile. Do you see what I am trying to say here?
As an educator, you don’t seek fame and fortune because you will always be the ‘woman behind the star’.
If you’re the student, don’t insult these beautiful souls willing to share what they have spent thousands trying to learn by asking for free time and knowledge. Pay for your education and invest in your business, just like they invested in theirs. So the next time you see a free lesson, and you enjoy it, help the educator and buy their purses or whatever else they are selling.
It will be a win-win situation. They will give you more free stuff if they feel valued and yes, we all value a little of the green stuff in our banks.
If they share with you, show them you want more.
30 Nails in 30 Days ….
As this time comes to an end,
Our mental health is on the mend.
But before you go on with your busy day,
There are a few things I would like to say.
We’ve had dots and lines and plasticine gel,
Who could forget that “duck in the bath” by Mel.
Oh and a point in case,
Don’t let me do another face!
Santa, Elsa, Anna and Olaf,
Getting them drawn was a bit of a faff.
We had lightbulb moments and a glass of wine,
But you know what we all did just fine.
Competition shapes, aquarelle, pop art and lips,
Crickey sometimes it was hard to get to grips.
The bling was insane and there were crystals galore,
It made me want to go on and do more.
But it’s not just about the nails this group has made,
It’s made my confidence go up a grade.
This course has meant more than you’ll ever know,
I wish that we all just don’t have to go.
So Thankyou Sam and educators too,
I couldn’t do this course without you 💜.
By Tracy Louise Hill
I was inspired by my 30 Days Portrait Challenge through Sketchy, to create a nail art and nail application course, with 5 other celebrated and award-winning educators. We have all been working hard over the last few months to bring you a set of lessons, 30 of them. which will help you in your business and your confidence.
Now you need to decide which set of values you hold that will say yes to investing in this course and in your self.
Check out this link – Doors opened November 1st and is discounted until December.