alto, I’m glad this essay resonated with you. That means this was for you. It was a little difficult to write and I was uncertain whether or not to click Publish.
Platform really is about being the zone and sharing your knowledge, passion, and experiences with others. It’s unmistakable when seen. It’s real. And people have a glow about them, sorta.
Good teachers are like your third and 4th grade teacher and my mom. They know instinctively how to encourage without ever tearing down or damaging a student’s self-image. And they set a model for being consistent. Dependable. I thought it was funny how 90% of my mother’s students said the exact same thing.
Thanks for the props and unintended validation.