PMP:04 How Your Story Influences Others

In Episode 4 of Principal Matters Podcast, I share some of my own background growing up in rural West Tennessee.
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Learn how your own story can inform and influence your leadership today, and how thankfulness is a powerful motivator for giving back through helping others.
Here are the shownotes for Episode 4:

  • Listen to the infamous “Bacon” story I sometimes share to illustrate the unique experiences I had growing up.
  • I didn’t know it at the time, but my family’s income qualified me as a Title I student. In elementary school, I attended reading remediation to catch me up to grade level. But I didn’t realize I was on any federally-titled program list. All I knew was that my family and teachers loved and believed in me.
  • The small successes that each of experience are the direct result of the time others have invested in us. You can read the whole story in my previous blog post Never Underestimate Your Influence.
  • Takeaways for you:
    1. What you do requires courage. Thanks for investing in others even when it’s hard.
    2. You are not alone. Working together is the only way you’ll ever really maximize your ability to influence.
    3. On behalf of kids who are considered “at-risk”, thank you for the countless ways you provide leadership, resources, tools and love.

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