School Leadership Reimagined - Turning Your Biggest Challenges Into Your Biggest Opportunities

EPISODE 138

Turning Your Biggest Challenges Into
Your Biggest Opportunities

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • The reason so many of us are struggling with imposter syndrome is that we have been taught the wrong way to look at our challenges.
  • When we look at our challenges through the lens of leadership, we feel pressure to have the answers and solve those challenges right now. That can lead to feeling overwhelmed and frustrated.
  • When we look at our challenges through the lens of Buildership, we feel energized and empowered as we find the opportunities hidden inside of our challenges.
  • Builders see their challenges differently. They don’t immediately jump in and start “solving” problems. Instead, they look for the hidden opportunities inside their challenges first. That way, they can tackle any challenge they face confident that they will resolve that challenge once and for all.

If you’re like most principals, right now you may be feeling a little overwhelmed. Every day, you are battling a new challenge and over time, those challenges begin to pile up until they feel almost insurmountable. That’s when the self-doubt starts to creep in and we feel that the only way to vanquish that self-doubt is to put our heads down and start solving or at least mitigating our challenges. But more often than not, it’s a recipe for disaster.

There is a better way. Builders see their challenges differently. They don’t immediately jump in and start “solving” problems. Instead, they look for the hidden opportunities inside their challenges first. That way, they can tackle any challenge they face confident that they will resolve that challenge once and for all. On today’s episode, discover how find the opportunities inside of your challenges #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:

  • Announcement: The LAST day to get your ticket to Builder’s Lab is January 14, 2022.  We have 5 seats left. Get your tickets to Builder's Lab here.
  • Announcement: We just released a new resource inside of Buildership University. Get your free year-long Master Scheduling Calendar when you join Buildership University today! Click here to join.
  • How we used a simple yearly meeting outline to overcome some major roadblocks inside of Mindsteps.
  • Why many of us struggle with imposter syndrome and feel so overwhelmed.
  • How I conquered my own imposter syndrome with a simple exercise.
  • The difference between the way that Builders and Leaders approach their challenges.
  • A simple exercise you can do this week to discover the hidden opportunities inside of your own challenges.
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