30th Edition: Thinking big, Simulation exercises & Overcoming psychological barriers
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Hey everyone, hope you’re having a wonder-full week
“Practice like a champion.”—Serena Williams
Those words have been top of mind since I heard them in Miami a couple of weeks ago. We tend to attribute success to glorious wins, when really there’s no such thing as “overnight success”.
Big wins are compound combustions of killer consistency.
That’s a good enough reason to practice your craft like a champion. Even when there’s no one around to cheer you on.
🔥 Keep showing up.
Now, here are 3 gems I want to share with you:
An experience to inspire: Thinking big
For the past four weeks, I’ve been helping my friend and entrepreneur-turned-teacher, Cam Houser, run an entrepreneurial mindset bootcamp for university students across the US.
What I love about working with (university) students is how palpable their dreams are. These are interesting, talented young people with huge aspirations to make a difference in the world. I always feel reenergized and inspired after each session.
🔥 Challenge: How can you channel that same energy to think bigger or aim higher with your next goal?
A resource to consider: Simulation exercises
The first step in anything is often the hardest. Usually due to a psychological barrier—whether it’s fear, doubt—you name it.
The questions is, how can you help students bust through these barriers?
Here are a couple of simulation exercises to get you thinking about this:
😅 Challenge: how can you create low-stakes simulation exercises to help your students build up the confidence they need to overcome a psychological barrier?
A question to ponder: Overcoming barriers
As teachers, we face psychological barriers too.
I can’t do it. I’m not good enough. I’m not ready. I never will be.
The worst kind of lies are the ones we tell ourselves.
💭 Question: What’s a self-limiting belief that’s holding you back from reaching your potential? How can you work on releasing it?
A gesture to consider: Donating to Ukrainians
May we continue to support Ukrainians until they’re peacefully home. 💙💛
Thanks for reading my 30th newsletter
We’re now 130 people within this vibrant community. And my goal is to nurture the art of reflection amongst us.
I’d love your feedback on how I can make future editions beneficial. So if you have an idea or burning question I could address, hit reply and we’re off.
Have a wonder-full week,