61: Make an Excuse or Make a Change

There will always be obstacles to overcome in your personal and professional life. But, how you deal with these obstacles determines your success and happiness. Tune in to learn how to stop making excuses for your choices and use that energy to make the appropriate changes to bust through to your potential!


  • It’s [successful people’s) reaction, frame of mind, determination that sets them apart
  • When you make an excuse you are telling yourself you are not worthy of doing or being better… that you are incapable of more.
  • Understand why but don’t lead with why
  • It shows your character – being willing to correct your course of action without all the details.
  • Change is scary but has the biggest reward
  • You affect your potential

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I am a teacher trainer and coach. Working elbow to elbow with teachers and teacher leaders to ensure instructional proficiency and student achievement soar lights me up. We have a real need in our nation for strong educators to remain in the field. My blog, book, podcast, courses and instructional materials are geared towards empowering teachers (and those that lead them) to receive the support needed to grow and thrive today, tomorrow and always.