Manager of Chaos
Life is an interesting beast full of fascinating twists and turns. These twists and turns can create chaos. Chaos leads to feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and depressed regardless if the aftermath of this chaos is happiness.
To become a manager of chaos, I had to become a specialist in personal and professional development. I started developing this specialty in the early ’90’s after a major car accident. A drunk driver changed the course of my life and started me down a long road of discovery.
Traveling down this road was not my choice. My choice would have been to use my education in Business Administration & Sales to get a good job and move forward in the business world. Looking back, I now realize that I have used that education, just not in the way I originally planned.
On the road of discovery, I encountered roadblocks, pitfalls, detours, stop signs, and uphill climbs while overcoming the ramifications of that car accident, fighting health issues, beating depression, and battling low self-esteem and confidence.
While traveling this road, I could have gotten stranded in “why me?”; however, I continued past that and went on to “why not me?”. Arriving at “why not me?” was very important because my destination became clearer and I experienced two big ah-ha moments:
- Traveling the road of discovery was not a waste of time; I learned many unexpected lessons. Instead of thinking, “this is not the way my life was supposed to be”, I started thinking, “maybe this is where I am supposed to be”.
- I am strong and possess the ability to manage life’s chaos effectively.
A PASSION AND A MISSION
These ah-ha moments led me to discover my passion for teaching; teaching through public speaking, training, and writing. When I realized that traveling the road of discovery was not a waste of time but a learning opportunity, it became my mission to help others have their own ah-ha moments and empower them to manage their own periods of chaos.
This mission, fueled by my passion to teach, drove me to:
- Deliver speeches and conduct trainings for a variety of audiences
- Create this blog The Secrets Series where I provide tips for managing life’s chaos and professional responsibilities based on the lessons I have learned and continue to learn
- Write two books: Effective Grant Writing and The Secrets to Thinking on Your Feet
- Publish Pulse articles on LinkedIn
Through each of these formats, I teach on the following topics:
- Developing mental toughness
- Setting and achieving goals
- Using affirmations
- Creating a ripple effect through effective leadership
- Thinking on your feet
- Creative thinking
- Submitting a stronger grant application: insider secrets
- Misconceptions about identity theft
Currently, I am in the process of:
- Writing more books to add to The Secrets Series book series
- Writing more posts and articles for my blog and LinkedIn
- Continuing training as a copywriter to write content for ads, business-to-business documents, and travel articles
- Taking on business-to-business copy editing projects from businesses, non-profit organizations, and freelance B2B writers
Life is an interesting beast; it is full of fascinating twists and turns. These twists and turns can create chaos. Chaos has caused me to feel stressed, overwhelmed, and depressed but the aftermath is leading me to happiness as I continue on the road of discovery and continue to fulfill my mission and expand my passion.
To learn more about me check out my profile on LinkedIn. Stay in touch on Facebook by clicking “Like” or sending me a message. To learn more about my writing and copy editing services visit my website www.AngieRBoecker.com.