Category: #motivation

Celebrate Each Day! How?

We can find something to celebrate every day! The solution to the problem of negative effects is positive actions! If you want to turn problem frowns into solution smiles, find things to celebrate! My husband, Zeke, celebrates his birthday this week. He thinks we should celebrate every day, so we will! Why not! To prepare for the week of celebrations, you will be glad to know that today January 16, 2022, is National Nothing Day! So celebrate today by doing absolutely nothing to rest up for the rest of the celebrations this week!

Celebration Calendar

The place to find what to celebrate each day of the year!
  • January 16- National Nothing Day
  • January 17- Martin Luther King Birthday
  • January 18- National Winnie the Pooh Day
  • January 19- National Popcorn Day ( makes sense. It is my dad’s birthday)
  • January 20- National Cheese Lovers Day or Zeke’s Day in my house
  • January 21- National Hug Day (With COVID, I know we shouldn’t, but?)
  • January 22- National Blonde Brownie Day

Tag me @BrendaYoho on Twitter #️⃣ with a picture celebrating your favorite day this week. Also, on Instagram, brenda.yoho! I can’t wait to see your photos! I will share mine as well. If you find out how we can propose celebrating a day, let me know. I think we need a Be the Solution Daily Day! Thanks for being part of the solution! Celebrate!

Solutions Weekly December 12-18, 2021

December 12-18, 2021

Each Day Counts- how do you count them?

Every day is a gift, unwrap them with your “why” and “gratitude.” Brenda Yoho In each day you will find what you seek. The time clicks, tics and flies by, but it is in how we choose to fill, remember and remind ourselves to appreciate all they bring.

Compliance or Commitment Leadership

Effective leadership is comprised of many elements, one is a strong sense of purpose. There are many rules and regulations in which we have to comply to meet the standards and requirements. However, do we want our staff and students to check the box of compliance in our purpose of teaching and learning? I think the solution to being a school of compliance and just getting by is to turn up the heat to move to commitment. We will discuss more this week.

Do you know me?

How much do you know about the students you teach? The families you serve? Your co-workers you see each day? How about your neighbors, community, or the agencies providing service to others?

Can you make a plan for the New Year to get to know others better? Each year I refuse to make a New Year’s resolution because I can never keep them! Instead, I select One Word for the year. My word for this year is commitment. This word can mean a lot to many people and the depth of it is real to me. I am committing to myself and I hope I can count on all who read my words can support this commitment, as it has to do with you as well. What is your one word?

The end is near

For 2021

What else is it the end for? I am not sure. I can not seem to find anything we are ending. So as the 2021 year winds down, take some time to reflect. What went well, are there things you did you want to continue? Now, what are some things you want to change? One thing I know we need to do is to finish this year strong as we prepare to face 2022! We have achieved, overcome, and can do so much!

Personal Fun

My family and my friends never know what to expect from me. I love Christmas! It is my favorite holiday! I shop all of the time for Christmas and give gifts to others all the time. No, I am not rich like the people on TV. I shop all of my favorite clearance places. If it is a great buy, I buy it. I store it in my attic and wait to find the right person it matches! When you can buy necklaces for a dollar you buy them all. Socks for .10 cents why not.

Since I have retired I have depleted my gifts and since Covid, I have not been able to enjoy the clearance shopping. I think clearance misses me! So back to the real reason I am telling you this story!

My grandchildren will be enjoying the “We wish you a Merry Christmas” Game Show! Yes! I have written game questions, wrapped their gifts, and numbered them and it will be so much fun! I will show you the before and after pictures. Last year I built them each a snowman with their gifts. I will share those pictures too!

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas!

Acceptance brings peace

Change is always happening! The pandemic ushered in several shifts in our lives and education! It is when we can accept things we cannot change we can continue to move forward. There are things we can change and with these we follow our core values.

Identify the ‘what”, the “how” will follow. We cannot make the “how” an excuse not to face and accept the “what.” “When” we accept the “what” and “how” as our own, the realization of “who” needs to do the work required to make change is found.

Acceptance brings peace and reminders of our “why,” “what” we do, “how” we react, and “when” we accept, positive change can happen.

It takes Wisdom, Wit and Essential Skills to Lead

Leaders are essential to organizations now more than at any other time. The skills needed for leaders to help staff and students grow include: Organizing Cultivating Motivating Empowerment Encouragement Vision Commitment Dedication Balance Trust Collaborative Influence Inspiration Courage There are several more you could add … Continue reading It takes Wisdom, Wit and Essential Skills to Lead

Staying Motivated

Some days we may find it hard to stay motivated. Life can bring us an opportunity, a challenge, and adventures at times. As you look at the quote from Mother Tersesa and her look at life what can you connect with at this moment in time?

Have you had opportunities in life? Are you amid a chance right now, and you are looking at how to make the most out of it? Do you have a dream? What is keeping you from it?

Did you know that most of the time, it is ourselves that keep us from realizing our dreams and reaching success? Get motivated to take action today!

Wednesday Wisdom

Which comes first, wisdom or knowledge? Wisdom is built on knowledge. So does that mean you can be both wise and knowledgeable? Then you can’t be wise without being knowledgeable. What do you think? Is it the same as an egg before chicken or the chicken before an egg?

Knowledge is knowing about something. I have knowledge of the food in my garden and what grows on my trees. Wisdom is knowing how to apply the knowledge I have. In addition, how to use it in context. Like this old example: knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is knowing not to use it in a fruit salad. However, some people would say this is common sense.

I believe knowledge is gathered from learning and education. The more knowledge you gain about a subject area you can be identified as an expert in the area. Just because you have knowledge, it does not make you wise. When you have knowledge, you can make decisions with clarity of facts and truths.

In order for individuals to gain wisdom, it must be gathered from day-to-day experiences and is a state of being wise. Wisdom is the practical ability to make consistently good decisions in life from the individual’s knowledge and experience.

Wisdom is a virtue. Is that a true statement? Wisdom can only be acquired through experience. Anyone who is interested in trying new things, reflecting on the process, analyzing, testing your knowledge and having a growth mindset has the ability to gain wisdom. In this process one should have knowledge first in order to become wise.

How do you compare knowledge and wisdom? Do you know individuals who are wise?