Blah, blah, blah. I'm writing a book.
Yes I am. But you might be wondering where the actual stories are.
They are 'in production'.
In production, means the following.
Below is the current story. Perhaps you'd like to send me some suggestions?
At Secondary School
For the first three years at Secondary School all the students learn all the subjects offered. It’s all compulsory. At the end of the third year the students are required to make a choice. Some help is given. There’s a lot of influence from Parents and Friends. Teachers play a role too. The Media has a role to play too.
Situation “Choosing the subjects to focus on”
Their essential standpoints / perspectives / voices
Child (age 13-14)
"I only want to do what I enjoy doing (am good at)."
"I want to be with my friends"
"I want to please my parents"
“I’m scared of getting this wrong - who do I turn to, who do I believe?”
Two Parents (age 30+)
“I got this choice wrong, I must warn my child”
“I got this choice right, I can advise my child”
“New times, new children, new choices”
"Learn well, earn well."
"Passion leads to purpose. The rest sorts itself out."
"Good idea to minimise weaknesses."
Several Teachers (age 30+)
“I got this choice wrong, I must warn the students”
“I got this choice right, I can advise students”
"Make sure you have the right subjects in case you change your mind later."
"Choose subjects so you get into a good college (university), the rest = a job, takes care of itself."
"Whatever you work at to earn money, you will have spare time to do your favourite things as a hobby"
"Do what you are already good at, and choose from the subjects that can lead to a good job."
"Create an income from what you enjoy doing."
"Solve a problem, make money."
Four Grandparents (age 50+)
“I got this choice wrong, I must warn my grandchild”
“I got this choice right, I can advise my grandchild”
"Get a good education so you can get a good job. Be employable."
Society / Media
The Co-Active Voice
“What voices are you listening to?” (Perspectives)
“What’s important to you, when making the choice?” (Values)
“How strongly do you believe the different voices you are listening to?” (Resonance)
There are specific steps to this, which I aim to teach the reader,
The Book Club
I am a teacher, a business-owner, a public speaker, a coach and an author.