Joyful, Mindful…YOU

Monday. A new work week full of possibilities, opportunities, and challenges that come along to make the week memorable. A week full of new possibilities that have yet to be discussed or determined. A mindset change on the banks of phasing out of the weekend fun. Something new to consider as you come into this new work week. A challenge of sorts. Something to think about as YOU encounter and seek others out this week.

It’s time to be joyful when entering this new work week. Be joyful in your actions and how you live your life today. Be joyful in the fact that you have a position that challenges yourself and impacts others each and everyday. Be joyful in the fact that you matter to others. They depend on you and are glad you are in their lives.

Be mindful of the new opportunities that come to light and who the audience is impacted by your decisions. Be mindful that someone is watching your every move to be grateful you’re in the lead. Be mindful of the conversations you have and encounter. Be mindful that YOU, yes you, make an impact each and every day by the spoken and written words.

Be You! Be the person you will want to be proud of. The person you would want others to be led by. The person that celebrates others and isn’t someone you can’t stand. Be the person who you want others to be around and have an impact on someone each and every day. Be the person you would be proud of and celebrate.

As you enter the new work week, think about it this way. What impact will you bring on others this week? Is it joyful, mindful, and authentic? What steps can you make to move this way? What can you do better to be joyful in your actions, mindful in your audience, and be you each and every day?
Be joyfulmindyou


YOU are more than JUST

Everyday, we meet people who are around us. We introduce ourselves, have conversations, and make comments like “I’m just a teacher” or “I’m just a mom/dad.” Well it’s time to stop the JUST comments. YOU are more than JUST a person.

YOU are an individual, a thinker, a dreamer, a decision maker, a person, an educator, a family member, and, more importantly, your thoughts matter.

When people say they are “JUST” something, it’s not forward thinking. YOU have opinions, thoughts, and can bring value into conversations. When you set yourself apart from the community of learners and JUST yourself, you don’t value yourself and others won’t either.

It’s time to sail forward and know you are more than JUST a person. You are an individual of society who can give value, meaning, and understanding. You are a person who has thoughts and feelings. In education, YOU are so much more than JUST and it’s time to own it.

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It’s time to set sail to more than JUST a person and own your thoughts, feelings, input, and YOU as a person. It’s time to more forward and knock out the thought of JUST because that’s what you’ve been told. It’s time to be proud of your knowledge and understandings.

It’s time to set sail and be MORE THAN JUST!

Are you in?