Jodie Silbaugh [jodiesilbaugh]
What is your profession? What is your title printed on your business card?
Spiritual Guide/Teacher, RN, Artist, Writer, Sales
What did you study and why did you choose to study that field?
Life, I like it.
What is expected of you in your job, and how do you accomplish it?
Perfection, accomplished by being humble and grateful.
What links do you have on the Internet: website, blog, social networks?
Are you satisfied with the education that you received?
My education is not done yet.
Do you usually attended seminars or coursework to advance your professional work or would you consider yourself a more self-taught person?
I do not believe anything is self taught, except misunderstandings. I need the influence of others to grow and understand myself.
With which types of persons do you feel you work well with as a team?
Those who are working on their spirituality.
Which goals have you focused on in your professional career?
My primary goal at one point was money. I have changed to love peace of mind and connection with the living being that is constantly creating.
Which publications associated with your field do you regularly read?
I read anything I can get my hands on, except my mail.
Which languages do you speak, and how have you learned them?
Verbally, I speak USA english. Body language, that is probably many, however, not all.
Do you have a website or blog? How was the process in making it? Does it accomplish the purpose for which it was created?
My websites and blogs are ever growing and changing, both as I learn more about the creative process and more about internet and computers.
How do you feel about speaking in front of an audience? What experience have you had in this arena?
I love to speak to audiences, however, my experience is minimal.
Do you attend cocktail parties, presentations, fairs or conventions related to your profession?
I don't, but that is a great idea.
Have you explored the social networks for professionals online? Are you member of any of them?
How are you different from others in your professional sector?
My own brain is a filter from my lifetime, so, what comes out is different than others, just as, what comes out of anyone is different than others. Yet, being human, and communicating with each other, the differences are small. I like to think I have my own sass, and perspective, but, I know I can not totally claim it as my own, not yet anyway.
How is the Interent changing the way you work?
I love the internet. I am very involved with working and exploring my own ability to reach many, quickly. I am also very involved in gathering information easily.
Do you feel your hobbies serve to elevate your career?
My career is my hobby.
Would you relenquish some of your income in exchange for more free time?
What is free time? I am doing what I want all the time.
Besides your current profession, what other things would you have liked to have been?
An otter, about 500 years ago.
What is the most important thing you have learned from experience?
I am not alone, I am not in control of anything except myself. I have blessings of love given to me constantly. If I relax and trust, everything works.
I have learned that if others bother me, it is my own problems that I have not cleared up, not them, they are mirrors to my inner awareness.
I have learned this universe is intelligent and inifinite.
I have learned how to experience happiness.
When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Honestly, I didn't have a thought like that. People would ask me, and I would answer the question the way I thought they wanted to hear it, such as, I want to be a teacher, or nurse. I never really said I wanted to be such things as a stripper, bar maid, owner of a house of prostution, writer, comic or space traveler, just for example. I didn't like what options I saw available, and so, did not really have a big dream about that. I knew I thought the Indians in the movies about the West were hot, but, I couldn't tell anyone that either.
Save some excpetions, do you believe professional and personal relationships should not be mixed?
That doesn't matter, what I believe. What is real, that is the question that is more interesting, to me.
The Big Book.
How do you handle customer complaints?
That depends on the complaint.
Someone wants to ask for a pay rise and they ask you for advice in how to approach the matter with their boss. What do you tell them?
Let the boss know, in writing, the things you are capable of, and have done that give credit for the reason the boss would pay you more.
What do you do to manage stress?
Many things, bath, walk, talk with friends, watch something funny, pay attention to the moment, meditate, swim, physical work, chocolate, art work, garden, do the dishes, read, write, take a drive, dance, learn something new.... lots of things work, best is noticing what I am grateful for.
What are the most common mistakes clients make when they judge your work?
Hmmm, I don't think I know of any. A judgement is a judgement, is it a mistake?
"To give birth to ideas." Is this only an expression, or are there really parallels between giving birth and creativity?
More than half the population can not answer this question.