Who's your Joey Amalfitano? Seeking out the everyday inspiration to keep yourself focused on your MISON (that's not a typo, I'm an author - I make up words for a living). Need clarity? Ask Me Anything.

PeteHall
Jul 9, 2018

We spend an inordinate amount of time in the cornfield of life - just pushing the stalks aside and focusing on the new corn that's right in front of our faces. Enough is enough! Are you clear on your true calling? Have you embraced your MISION - that special place where your mission (why you get up and get going every morning) and your vision (what success looks & feels like 7 years down the road) intersect? And who's your Joey Amalfitano, anyway?

With 18 years experience in school administration, 14 years owning a small business (and now two), 7 published books, and two teenage daughters, I have plenty of reason to be burnt out. I won't allow it! I'll stay true to me, and you can stay true to you!

Learn what this MISION is all about by visiting my website at www.strivess.com and if you're interested in educational leadership, go to my firm at www.educationhall.com. I tweet under two handles: @EducationHall and @StriveSuccessSo - and you can find me on LinkedIn at PeteHall.

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Can you share some ideas on how to reorganize / better manage your time?
Jul 16, 12:07PM EDT0
What circumstances have led to make the current scene so difficult for teachers to do their job?
Jul 16, 12:01PM EDT0
Would you say disciplined people are focused?
Jul 14, 6:11AM EDT0
How does self esteem affect one's ability to focus and find inspiration to meet certain targets?
Jul 14, 12:19AM EDT0
Do you think self-imposed discipline also works as an everyday inspiration to help us stay motivated?
Jul 11, 6:53AM EDT0
What is important to check about the international school, and how significant is a full cooperation between the parents and the overseas school when someone is relocating?
Jul 10, 5:12PM EDT0
Would you recommend home-schooling for a special needs child?
Jul 10, 7:59AM EDT0
Do you provide mentoring curriculum or materials to support the students in Principal Mentoring sessions?
Jul 10, 2:51AM EDT0
In your experience, what is the key to developing a good team?
Jul 10, 2:38AM EDT0
How do our services interact with other popular options in our industry?
Jul 7, 11:39PM EDT0

We tailor everything we do to our clients' needs and goals. Once that direction is set, we create an individualized plan to help ensure that success is reached. We don't use canned programs or canned materials, which allows us to personalize our support - whether it's coaching, professional development, mentoring, motivational speaking, team-building, or any other need. Hope that helps!

Jul 9, 1:54PM EDT0

Who motivates you to keep going?

Jul 7, 12:56PM EDT0

An early and persistent fear of growing moss.

Jul 9, 1:53PM EDT0
What methods do you use to ensure the customer is successful and happy with their experience?
Jul 7, 5:56AM EDT0

We use a clear goal-setting and action-planning template to be sure we have focus and direction, then we benchmark along the way, using qualitative and quantitative measurement tools to assess our progress. And remember: We succeed when you succeed, so we'll be working in tandem towards YOUR goals to make sure we're achieving what we set out to achieve.

Jul 9, 1:52PM EDT0
Who are some proven educational leadership authors? Do you have any favourites form the past?
Jul 6, 9:49AM EDT0

I've responded to a similar question above. Here's that response again:

Todd Nesloney

Robyn Jackson

Bryan Goodwin

the late Rick DuFour

Jessica Johnson

Bobby Marzano

Baruti Kafele

There are others - that's a good starting point.

Jul 9, 1:51PM EDT0
Should a self-publishing for education author offer the books with copyright or with open licenses?
Jul 5, 9:41AM EDT0

This varies and will be determined by the author and the publishing house. One of my favorite leadership responses fits here: It depends.

Jul 9, 1:50PM EDT0
What sort of qualifications are required to become an author on an educational blog or one of its affiliates?
Jul 5, 9:39AM EDT0

Most blogs require only that you have access to the Internet and a keyboard. If it's a good one, the host will want to know that you have a good idea and a compelling "voice" - then the audience will enjoy reading it AND get something from it.

Jul 9, 1:49PM EDT0
On average, how quickly are educators advancing up the leadership ladder in your district?
Jul 5, 9:05AM EDT0

This all depends on the district. Some districts have systems set up for continuous professional growth and opportunities for advancement in the profession, and others just wing it. It all depends on your goals and your MISION. Why do you want to advance? What are you trying to accomplish?

Jul 9, 1:48PM EDT0
Who are some proven educational leadership authors? Do you have any favourites?
Jul 5, 8:50AM EDT0

Todd Nesloney

Robyn Jackson

Bryan Goodwin

the late Rick DuFour

Jessica Johnson

Bobby Marzano

Baruti Kafele

There are others - that's a good starting point.

Jul 9, 1:47PM EDT0
What are some of the signs that a person might be burning out soon? How to remedy that before they reach the burnout state?
Jul 2, 8:52AM EDT0

There's a similar question posted above, so I'll copy-and-paste my response from that one:

I've heard this: We don't get burned out because of what we do, we get burned out because we forget WHY we do what we do. In that vein, it's important to stay connected to WHY you do what you do. Why did you get into this profession in the first place? What are your professional goals? What about your work fills your bucket? You might not be living a perfectly matched profession/passion, though you can certainly find elements of your work/impact that you truly love and enjoy. Focus there.

Jul 9, 1:44PM EDT0
How long did it take you before coming up with concept of Mision?
Jul 1, 11:27PM EDT0

Honestly, it started as a typo. Like most good ideas do.

Jul 9, 1:44PM EDT0
What do you think people who are constantly stressed about their work should do when quitting isn't an option for them?
Jul 1, 12:54PM EDT0

I've heard this: We don't get burned out because of what we do, we get burned out because we forget WHY we do what we do. In that vein, it's important to stay connected to WHY you do what you do. Why did you get into this profession in the first place? What are your professional goals? What about your work fills your bucket? You might not be living a perfectly matched profession/passion, though you can certainly find elements of your work/impact that you truly love and enjoy. Focus there.

Jul 9, 1:43PM EDT0
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