If you want to save money for retirement, you have to make the decision to not spend that money on something else, so it’ll make a difference for you later.
It’s the same with professional learning: The time you put in now, investing in your leadership, pays off through the impact you have on your organization over the long term.
In the moment, we’ll always choose the immediate over the long-term. I’m more likely to return my phone calls and answer my emails, because it’s more urgent, than to sit down and read a book that will make me a better leader.
Just like saving for retirement, we’ll never reach the point where we have a “surplus” of time to put toward professional growth. We have to carve it out, even in the midst of our busyness.
(In fact, it’s when we feel like we have the least to spare that it’ll have the greatest impact. If you started saving for retirement when you were 18, you’ll probably be in great shape.)
The best time to invest in your leadership—like the best time to plant a tree—was 20 years ago. The 2nd best time is today.
But we have to make the decision, purposefully. We have to choose.
Invest in Your Productivity
The program I offer is one that won’t make you wait for some nebulous point in the far-off future to reap the benefits.
When you join the High-Performance Instructional Leadership Network, which is open until midnight Friday, you’ll immediately start to find new ways to reduce your stress, increase your productivity, and become a more effective leader.
Take a look and see if the Network is right for you.
Any questions? Give me a call at 1-800-861-5172.
But don’t wait around—registration closes indefinitely on Friday, and I don’t want you to miss out.