- Colleagues are your best resource
- Learn about professional development available at your school
- Set limits on yourself and your time
- Energy and enthusiasm are contagious
- Provide a safe, supportive, and inviting environment
- Feedback and reflection are important
Yesterday, I was walking through Washington Square Park when I noticed a small boy and his mother selling cowboy supplies. “We’re saving up for a horse,” they told me.
The boy’s name was Rumi. After speaking with Rumi’s mother, I learned that Rumi has loved horses his entire life. He has horse themed shirts, toys, and backpacks. All those things are great. But Rumi’s biggest dream is to own a horse. “You can get one for $1000!” he told me. After a full afternoon of selling cowboy supplies, he’d raised $1. He seemed a little downtrodden by the afternoon’s results, but committed to his ultimate goal.
That night, I jumped on the phone with a couple of horse experts— not Rumi’s parents— who have special expertise regarding kids who want horses. These horse experts— not Rumi’s parents— told me that having a horse is super expensive. It’s just about impossible for normal parents, especially ones who live in a small NYC apartment, and who aren’t wealthy, to provide a horse for their child. Sometimes this can be quite heartbreaking.
So I thought of a plan. Let’s send Rumi on a Wild West Adventure! With the size of the HONY audience, it’d be quite a simple thing to do. I spent all last night making phone calls, and threw in $300 to get us started. Please consider tossing a few coins in the [cowboy] hat:
Hopefully you are enjoying your weekend and not dreading the arrival of another Monday. Here are a few tips that may make your week pleasant and productive.
For an energizing morning start your busy days with a peaceful routine.
Hitting the snooze button and rationalizing why you should skip your AM workout?
But if you’re going to do that, it might not be so bad to wake up on the wrong side of the bed…
Dreading another long week sitting next to your heavy mouth breathing, argumentative co-worker?
- Maybe this Co.Labs piece about Emotional Intelligence will help you understand him a little bit better.
And here is a good reason to get your zen on…