Our guest on the show today is Jarrod Robinson aka The PE Geek.
Jarrod is a Physical Education teacher from country Victoria Australia, with a passion and enthusiasm for the role emerging technologies play within teaching and learning. He is first and foremost an advocate for lifelong movement and physical activity, however realises the power of 21st century technologies that can shape new age teaching pedagogies.
Jarrod is known throughout the online community as “The PE Geek”, and authors a blog of the same name at www.thepegeek.com which has proved to be an invaluable resource for teachers seeking effective use of 21st century tools in PE. He has presented Nationally and Internationally for over 6 years, running workshops in over 30 countries.
His major interests lie within mobile learning which he believes is the perfect fit for the outdoor minded PE Teacher. As a result he has begun his own mobile development company, “The PE Geek Apps“, which builds mobile applications for teachers on both Android and iOS devices. His mobile applications have also won numerous awards throughout Australia and Overseas.
In our conversation with Jarrod he shares with us how he went from working 100+ hours a week with a full time PE job and an online business to just a few hours each week.
A large part of being able to do that came from Jarrod outsourcing parts of his work to other individuals.
‘Their job is to do one piece of the puzzle which frees me up to do the things that only I can do.’
He also shares with us a really useful tip on how to get more leads for your business. From setting up an email list through to finding out more information about them.
Jarrod leaves us with a challenge to question our beliefs of what we think we can achieve. We often think things can only be one way, when there is actually much bigger options available to us too.