If I were to ask the question: “Do you want to grow?” How would YOU respond?
I believe it would be a resounding yes, I want to grow! But the truth of the matter is that for most of us, we avoid any form of pressure because we don’t want to feel uncomfortable. You see, we have been taught that comfort is a place to be desired and strived for.
I would like to introduce a new thought today.
In John Maxwell’s 15 Laws of Growth, the Law of the Rubber Band, he says: “True life begins at the end of our comfort zone and we arrive there by stretching.”
When it comes to tension and stretching, a rubber band is a great example.
Rubber bands are ONLY useful when they are stretched. You would not be where you are professionally, and who you are personally, without some form of tension or stretching taking place.
For many, the thought is, when I graduate from college and...
Today, there is just one message I wanted to pass on to you dedicated readers.
Because leaders are readers and readers are leaders.
People need just one reason to start following you, but many reasons to keep following you.
Six years ago, when I was just starting Leaders Building Leaders, I hired a sales coach because let's be honest, in the world of education, words like sales and profit are dirty words.
Most educators do not see themselves as sales people, or like asking people for things, but they do it every day.
We were four or five sessions into our sales coaching sessions and my sessions were not productive.
My coach asked me one simple question.
"What is your story?"
I went on to share my experience as an exceptional children's teacher, principal, my doctorate in education leadership and time as a state wide consultant who developed many state wide initiatives to open and improve public charter schools. How on the last day in...