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Unpaid principles

Posted on: November 21, 2021

One of the best things about being an independent consultant is that I get to choose who I work with. I discover some fine folk this way.

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The flip side of that is I also deny myself opportunities because they do not align with my principles. Such a move hurts the pocket. I do not get paid for standing firm on my foundations and for work not done.

If I get paid for doing work that I do not believe in, I become a mercenary. That is not my way. So I try to work with potential partners to change plans and designs. 

In my line of work, this means incorporating long-term strategies that include sound pedagogy and meaningful integrations of educational technology. These ideas and discussions are valuable in themselves, but I am not paid for being principled. 

I strive for better. To do that, I want to be better and I know that we can do better. Those, in turn, require us to be courageous and to embrace change instead of wallowing in the status quo.

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