How to Discover + Appreciate the Lessons in
Your Edupreneur Journey with Gretchen Bridgers
"Everyone's like 'enjoy the journey.' I'm like, 'forget the journey, get me to the destination, so I can have a good time.' But what I've learned is this whole process, it's all so important and if you just rush it, and you're trying to get to the next thing, you miss so many of the lessons, so many of the growth opportunities, and then you shortchange yourself because you're not going to show up to the next chapter as fulfilled and as ready as you could be."
~Gretchen Bridgers (17:13)
Here's some highlights from this episode:
8:36: Gretchen shares the story of how she moved from the Classroom to CEO
14:40: Gretchen provides insight on how to handle it when a door opens for you that's not your end goal. Should you take it or leave it????
17:00: Gretchen gives the one piece of advice that she wish she was given when she first started her business.
20:35: Gretchen gives a sneak peek into her presentation for the Edupreneur Success Summit and explains why prioritizing your time is an important skill for edupreneurs to master.
EDUPRENEUR SUCCESS MOVES
ACTION STEPS TO START & BUILD A PROFITABLE ONLINE BUSINESS
Here's your Edupreneur Success Move for this Week:
Take action, take action take action. Those are the two words that I want to just be ringing through your ears and through your mind as you prepare to walk into 2021.
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Gretchen is a National Board certified elementary school teacher from Charlotte, NC.
In 2006, Gretchen received her bachelor’s degree at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. In 2010, she received her master’s degree in Curriculum and Supervision from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Gretchen taught grades 2, 3, and 5 before transitioning into the role of a New Teacher Development Coach for The New Teacher Project [TNTP]. During this time, she also published her first book for new teachers called “Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College” to help prepare future teachers for the realities of life in the classroom.
With years of mentoring new teachers, providing professional development to school building staff, and presenting at district and national conferences, Gretchen has now invested her time solely to consulting individual teachers and school staff under her own company, Always A Lesson. Her blog, podcast, classroom resources, and professional development courses serve teachers worldwide.
Whether you’re teaching a lesson or learning one yourself, it’s Always A Lesson.
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