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197: What Kind of Investment Are you Making?

In order for us educators to make the impact we desire and were meant for, we have to invest in ourselves in a way that allows that inner gift to make its way outward. Tune in to hear 3 steps on how to unlock your potential by investing in yourself. (You’ll also get to hear personal stories of how I have done this in business and life.)


  • The mundane daily work is where the rubber meets the road. Its where we shine up and show out
  • I choose my direction. I choose my attitude and vision.
  • You don’t need to rely on things to be a great teacher
  • I want you to free yourselves from the thoughts that make you stay stuck
  • Put yourself in first place
  • There’s something waiting for you and you have to be ready to accept it into your life
  • I want you to up your game and live your dream
  • It was my greatest asset disguised as my weakest point needing changing
  • You are meant for more than what you’re giving and being right here right now

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About the author, Gretchen

I am an educator, 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.