On Monday of last week, I officially started my new job as Director of Technology and Innovation for Centennial School District (Warminster, PA). While I’m really excited to get started with school, and learn from new teachers, new leaders, and a new community, it’s been a crazy summer both personally and professionally, filled with lots of highs and a few lows.
It was bittersweet leaving Upper Perkiomen School District, where a lot of amazing work continues to happen. I was blessed to have an awesome team to work with in my few years, and we accomplished a lot of work focused around creative opportunities for EVERY student while I was there. The great thing about 2016 is that we are only a call, text, tweet, or email away from talking, sharing, and collaborating once more. I know those connections will last, and I won’t stop learning from my friends and colleagues at Upper Perk anytime soon.
Change, the great constant, is at work once again in my life. And if there is anything I’ve learned about myself in the past few years, it’s that I do extremely well when I have a clear focus on what is ahead (and really struggle when there is not path).
Last year I wrote a post on my mantras for the school year. These quotes were framed and hung right above my desk area in my office. I could glance at them daily as reminders of what to focus on during the year. This year I’ve got some new ones ready to share with you! They are tailored a bit to my situation, but my goal is to share a process I’ve been using to keep coming back to principles that matter both in and out of work.
1. The Problem…
2. What do your actions inspire?
3. It’s all about the habits
4. Our mindset drives what is possible
5. If Elon Musk likes failure, so do I
6. Stop fighting, start creating
7. Don’t let the opinions of others impact your creative work
What’s your mantra(s) for the new school year? Leave them in the comments below!
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