194: Being a Knowledge Hoarder is Holding you Back

We often overly consume and under-implement. I call this practice “knowledge hoarding” and it isn’t helpful in getting us to reach our goals or potential. We need to implement what we are learning instead of overloading our brains with knowledge time and time again. Tune in to hear 5 tips to making sense of our knowledge hoarding in our mind and in our physical spaces so that we can take action plus gain 3 tips to develop new habit cycles to avoid knowledge hoarding.

Quotables

  • We have created a new problem where you have all the knowledge and zero application, making the time suck for getting that knowledge an absolute waste
  • You’re not as great as you should be for someone who has all of that knowledge at their fingertips
  • [Knowledge] hoarding is unhealthy and counterproductive
  • You are not on vacation with time to waste. You are a person on a mission. You are bettering yourself so that you can better serve your students. Don’t let a single thing derail you on your mission.
  • We are serious about upping our game so that we have a longer lasting impact on generations of kids that will become our future leaders. We take care of [our students] because one day they will take care of us.

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I am an educator of almost a decade, passionate about cultivating talent in aspiring and new teachers through practical tips and strategies. My blog, book, and podcast are geared towards empowering teachers to enter the profession and stay there due to the advice and encouragement I provide. We have a real need in our nation for strong leaders in classrooms, and I believe its my calling and duty to coach teachers to achieve and maintain best teaching practices in order to drive the growth and success of our students in and outside the classroom.