Forever is composed of nows.--Emily Dickinson Today is the most important day of your life. Every past and future moment was- or will be- at one time, a present moment. Too often we can get lost in worrying about the past or focusing on the future. I wish I would have done that differently…I should … Continue reading Moments
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.--Sam Keen If you know me, you know that I like things to be a particular way. From keeping things on my desk at a 90-degree angle to everything else, or in the standard of work I … Continue reading Perfectly Imperfect
“If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.”--Maya Angelou If I asked you to stop and make a list of the five biggest problems you are dealing with right now, what would you write? Go ahead and take some time to think about it, and make your list. … Continue reading Attitude Matters Most
"If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave."--Fulton Sheen What you believe drives your behavior; how you behave tells you what you believe. As leaders in our schools, this concept is vital. As I continue to write about leading with L.E.S.S. and focus on “Self”; we have to … Continue reading The Gap
Ask yourself what is important, and then have the wisdom and courage to build your life around your answer.-Lee Jampolsky The following is a great activity to measure our priorities. So, before I go on in this post, I want you to do the following activity. Grab a piece of paper and make a list … Continue reading Care For Who?
It’s not enough to be busy...The question is: what are we busy about?--Henry David Thoreau Growing up my father taught me that most of the things we have to do in our lives fall into three “to do” categories. He classifies daily task into three categories: things we “have to do,” “ought to do,” and … Continue reading Much To Do
And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.– John Steinbeck As I continue the journey through Leading with L.E.S.S., I have come to the last, and most important part. YOU! The last S in the acronym L.E.S.S. stands for SELF. As educators, our role is not just to impart knowledge … Continue reading SELF
Each year I choose one word to focus on throughout the year; this one word provides some simplicity in focus for a new year. Rather than a resolution that is outcome focused, the one word helps provide clarity through a singular focus point for the year. This year, I plan to focus on L.E.S.S. L.E.S.S. … Continue reading Leading with L.E.S.S.
You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety. -Abraham Maslow As we finish 2018 and start into a new year, many begin to think about new year’s resolutions. What will I do this year to become a better me? What area of my life do I want to improve? … Continue reading Choose Your Steps
You cannot care about others if you do not care about yourself. This is one of those posts that I am directing at myself, while realizing others are fighting the same battles. I often come to the conclusion, when we have an extended weekend, how tired I am and how much I have gotten my … Continue reading Care For Who?