A Gift...

Posted by Gregg Korrol on Jul 9, 2018 3:58:23 PM

We all have endless chatter recurring in our mind throughout the day. Many times this chatter reflects thoughts where you are unsure of yourself, or doubt what you are capable of.

Let me remind you of something.

On a zoomed out scale, you are not even a grain of sand in this Universe. You are no more than a fraction of a blink of time, on a speck of a planet, that in relation to the immensity of the Universe, is not even seen.

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On a zoomed in scale, there is literally not one other being that is comprised of the exact molecules you are, combined with the thoughts and experiences you have earned in your life thus far.

So when in doubt, remember, YOU are a GIFT. There is not another being like you. It’s taken hundreds of generations and gazillions of molecules splitting to become the person you are.

Gift yourself to the world by recognizing who you are and sharing yourself.

 

 

 

Topics: Positivity, Personal Coach, Life Coaching

Happiness

Posted by Gregg Korrol on Jun 29, 2018 4:29:25 PM

Have you thought about what makes you happy? What really makes you happy? Have you ever thought to write down the things that make you smile? I ask because too many people walk around missing out on some of life’s most precious moments, and yet there are rules you have made for yourself that constitute your happiness.

iStock-579773462Happiness is a created feeling. You have both conscious and unconscious rules that something you see, hear or do makes you feel a certain way. For me, I smile when I hear the sounds of birds, the ocean waves, see someone else smiling, hear a song I like etc.  I have lots of “rules” that allow me to be happy throughout my day. I also have friends who I am aware have very few rules that allow them to experience happiness. A lot has to happen by their rules for them to feel good. That’s no way to live! Keep it simple.

Take a moment and write out the things that make you happy. Literally make a list so you are aware of how you see the world. Take the time to understand yourself. Once you do this, you’ll get a better sense of you and what makes you tick. You can always contact me via my website or we can schedule a time to talk by clicking here.

 

 

Topics: Positivity, Personal Coach, Life Coaching

To All The Amazing School Teachers…Thank you!

Posted by Gregg Korrol on Jun 27, 2018 1:58:44 PM

iStock-900113962The school year is over and it’s time to reflect on the year, and then shift your focus to YOU!

The end of the school year is an emotional rollercoaster. The highs and lows come from the excitement of summer, knowing you will have the next two months to relax or at least have different demands placed on you (perhaps you are still taking classes or working a summer job). There is also that part of you that will miss the students you bonded with and became close with. You became part of someone’s life, and they became part of yours. That’s an incredibly special relationship to have created. Newer teachers feel the loss differently; they may have been your “first babies” (as my 7th grade teacher used to refer to us as- hats off to Ms D). But either way, senior teacher or newer teacher, there is a feeling of sadness as you watch these kids go on.

iStock-846567734Celebrate – Do something for you (monumental, symbolic) to celebrate your accomplishments this year. (When I was a teacher we used to take a ride on the #ConeyIsland Cyclone to commemorate the last day). It’s important to celebrate- you know how you give your kids stickers or pencils as a reward? Do the same for yourself- science shows your neurological system and brain is reinforced with positivity when you reward yourself.

Reflect – Take a moment to think about the 3-5 best things that happened this year in your classroom. Write them down in a journal. Take the time to document  your successes for either your future self to review, or your child/grandchild to review one day, etc.

Prepare – After you take a few weeks to chillax, start thinking about who you want to become as a teacher next year. Do you want to become an expert in behavior management? Questioning? Data analysis? Who do you want to reinvent yourself as? After my 5th year as a Principal, I started feeling like I may want to try my hand at something else, but then I realized, I can also reinvent who I am, and I do this as a practice every summer. This is important because it will help you avoid the burn out feeling you can get after numerous years on the job. What skills do you want to add to your repertoire on your journey to becoming a Master Teacher?

iStock-671254038Lastly on behalf of all the students you work with, THANK YOU! Thank you for getting up every morning, for coming into school with excitement and energy, for being patient, for being loving, and for making a difference in someone’s life and becoming part of someone’s story. You never know, 40 years from now, one (and maybe many) of your students will be saying, “My favorite teacher was (YOU). S/he made a huge difference in my life because they (fill in the blank). And that’s one of the reasons I am where I am today, because of that teacher.”

“A society grows great when teachers plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”
-Greek Proverb

 

Topics: Positivity

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