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It’s your life; you really can set the goalposts wherever you want them. For those of you who want the top choir in the city, state, division, or country, Choir Ninja is here each week with podcasts to help you reach that goal. And for those of you who want a great choir, a weekly date night with your spouse, and the ability to attend all of your kids’ weekend activities, today Ryan chats with Lesli Olson who shares her method for maintaining a satisfying work/life balance. Listen [Subscribe on iTunes] [Subscribe on Android] Highlight to Tweet: “‘We will be better today than we were yesterday” - Lesli Olson Show Notes:
- Mom Game vs. Teacher Game: when one is One is on point, the other is probably struggling. Don’t beat yourself up if you can’t be perfect in both worlds simultaneously.
- Understand and label your priorities. For Lesli, her husband comes first, then her children, and then her students.
- Prioritize spouse: keep a weekly date night, and seek out a group of people who are in similar life circumstances as yourself so that you can learn from and support each other.
- Prioritize children: No work on the weekends: that is for the kids.
- Prioritize students: Give everything you have during class, with the knowledge that you aren’t necessarily available after school or on weekends. Then everyone works hard, knowing outside help is limited.
- And then, let go of the idea of having the best choir in the area/district/state, and focus on having a better today than yesterday; focus on the journey and not the end product with your choirs.
- Find someone older who can mentor you, find someone younger you can mentor. Give and receive.Letting go of the idea of having the best choir in my area/district/state, and focusing on having a better today than yesterday; focusing on the journey and not the end product with my choirs.
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