You’ve likely heard the quote: “You are who you surround yourself with.” It’s a popular saying, and it certainly holds a lot of truth in your personal life. But have you ever thought to apply it to your professional life? After all, we spend most of our waking hours at work, so our colleagues have a tremendous influence over our perceptions and experiences in life.
Fortunately, you have a lot more control over this than you might think. While you can’t always choose your coworkers, your community doesn’t have to be the people working ten yards away from you. There are many strategic steps you can take to insulate your professional life with like minded, positive colleagues who are rooting for you and your students.
Whether you work with toxic teammates, are teaching online and feeling disconnected, or enjoy your coworkers but are just struggling to find “your people,” this episode is for you! Today we share how to surround yourself with people who will help you build a life and career you love. We get personal about our teaching experiences and offer some simple and practical strategies for finding the right teaching community, no matter where you are right now.
Tune in now to hear:
- [00:25] Why you are the combination of the five people you spend the most time with
- [02:40] Why you should reflect on who you’re hanging out with at work
- [04:00] How to find an online community that can support you if your school can’t
- [05:20] How to take control of your social media so it actually makes you happy
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