Investing in yourself is very scary because you have to take a bet on yourself. Yet it is one of the most valuable things you can do for yourself because growth doesn’t just happen, you need to make an intentional plan for it. Over time, I have realized that most leaders are afraid of investing in themselves simply because they don’t know if they are worth it! In today’s episode, I address this fear and tell you why you need to focus on investing in yourself. If you have been second-guessing yourself about this, consider today’s episode a sign! In a nutshell, I speak about: The 5 reasons why you should invest in yourself. The number 1 reason leaders don’t invest in themselves. How to challenge your mindset and disrupt your thinking. What happens if you don’t invest in yourself. Some questions to ask yourself before making the decision to invest in yourself. ...and so much more! Remember, not investing in yourself is a risk! You are risking that things will take care of themselves if you don’t invest in yourself and that you will figure everything out on your own! Resources and links mentioned in this episode: Sign up for the FREE Build to Last Workshop HERE A FREE 4-day sprint on June 1-4, 2021 to help you remove overwhelm and interruptions to building a calendar and life that serves your personal and professional leadership goals. What You Will Learn in Build to Last Workshop on June 1-4: #1: How to create a sustainable calendar that has priorities and projects that move your school forward You deserve to have more time for family and the quality of life you want. #2: The habits for a culture of excellence So you build a rhythm for how to design culture every day and you don’t wait for problems to happen. #3: How to create boundaries and finish your to-do list So you can leave work every day confident that that day's work is done. #4: The Four Types of Interteam Conflict So you have the tools and scripts to navigate difficult conversations and have positive results. Click HERE to Sign up for the Build to Last workshop More about the show: If you are an Early Childhood director or owner, prepare to transform your school and life with the Schools of Excellence podcast. Tune in each week to learn from Chanie Wilschanski, the founder and host of the Schools of Excellence Podcast and a mom of 4 little kids. Each episode will be packed with tools and strategies – equipping you to build schools with higher staff retention, teacher motivation, parent partnership, collaborative culture, and a beautiful quality of life.