Tipping Points

So what do you do when you don’t know what to do?  I’m talking about life and tipping points.  Ever since I left teaching, I’ve not had a set path.  I’ve tried several directions, the current one being Chattanooga Sidewalk Tours.  The few tours I’ve given have been very well-received, but they have been very few.  Everyone says it will pick up in the summer.  I hope so.  But how to generate interest . . . . . . and paying customers?  I’m sure that’s every business’ dilemma.  We’ve given out almost 10,000 rack cards and used nearly every travel review site we can think of and have a web site and are on Facebook and Twitter and have contacted schools and everyone we know.  What is the tipping point, and how do we get there?

Tipping points are a part of everything.  At some point an invisible barrier is crossed, and everything changes.  I’ve seen it in students.  I’ve doubted that some students would ever change, then suddenly one day they would be different.  They either would quit giving me a hard time or would become a much better student academically, seemingly overnight.  They had reached a tipping point.  But I never knew what got them there.  So I guess what you do when you don’t know what to do is to keep doing.  Right?

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