Educators have amazing stories to share.
In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve seen a heightened appreciation for teachers and nurses. Now quite often, we see love and gratitude and appreciation for them shared publicly on social media, in the news, in commercials, and on billboards. In our conversations, we talk about them and we share their stories. This pandemic has helped us all see even more the heroes they truly are—and really, have always been. Both the nursing and teaching professions are filled with servants who want to make a difference. While their work is rewarding, it can also be tiring and challenging. In this episode, listen as Rich Bluni shares tips from his book Inspired Nurse that both teachers and leaders can put into action to stay inspired at work.
This episode addresses questions, such as:
- What actions can we take to help foster peaceful environments at work?
- How can we shift our perspectives to stay energized and passionate about work?
- What can teachers do to stay inspired as they get ready for the fall semester?
Effective mentoring not only advances the mentee but also rewards the mentor. Ask successful leaders and managers what the key to their own career success is and you'll get a wide range of answers. Chances are, though, that most of them will tell you they had great mentors and will attribute significance to those relationships in supporting their career trajectory.
If you've ever wondered, "Does my work actually matter?" you're not alone. 74% of LinkedIn members place a high value on finding work that delivers on a sense of purpose. People want to feel good about the work they do. Individuals connected to purpose look beyond profit to a deeper meaning for their existence. How do I impact the community, the entire world?
Stories Inspire. Stories have a unique ability to keep people entertained, while also passing along valuable information or lessons. Employees are motivated when they hear stories about how their work impacts people’s lives. Science proves leaders can utilize storytelling as a powerful tool to change individual’s attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors.
Research tells us that shifting our perspective from negative to positive will make us more successful, happy, and motivated. Feeling sorry for yourself or focusing on negative thoughts does nothing to contribute to your life and is a waste of energy. Leave this negative mindset in the past, by letting go of narrow, self-centered thoughts and replacing negative thinking with a positive mindset. It’s a choice we get to make each day.