Teaching Memoir Writing – Your Vision Can Become Real
Writing a vision statement can be stimulating for you as a teacher. Your memoir writing company’s vision statement is a personal reminder you make to yourself about how the work you are planning will sustain you emotionally and make you into a better person. A vision statement is usually about the person writing it. (The mission statement, on the other hand, is about what you will give to the public.)
Here are some ideas for writing a great vision statement. (No venture should be without one!)
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1. In your vision statement, your eros needs to be written large.
What do you most want out of life? The vision statement is an opportunity to be lofty and idealistic or to be down to earth. It often contains abstract words. It can include both “to make the world a better place to live in” or “to enable me to be home when my kids return from school.” It includes what turns you one and gives your life meaning.
2. Your vision statement is personal and is not about the public. No “being nice” allowed.
It’s your reminder about why you wish to be in the memoir practice. What personal goals do you hope to achieve or reinforce through teaching memoir writing? Remember: this is the time to be soulful! While abstract words don’t make it in a mission statement, they do here. “I want to make the world a better place to live in” is perfectly acceptable.
3. Place it where you see it when you need to be reminded about why you are teaching memoir writing.
When you get tired and feel like quitting, it can be what keeps you going.
Remember that running your own show and teaching memoir writing can be a way for you to have a fuller life. The vision statement will make sure you don’t forget that.
Good luck with helping people to write memoirs. It is a great opportunity to meet great folks, enjoy yourself and earn some income.
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