Saturday, August 4, 2018

Why I Tribe with the #CompelledTribe

For our August topic, the Compelled Tribe members are sharing our responses to the prompt, “Why I Tribe.” 

Growing up, I always loved playing team sports more than individual sports. Whether it was during PE class, school teams, club teams, or neighborhood games, I really enjoyed having teammates, doing well for them, and working together to be successful TOGETHER.

As I’ve gotten older, I find that I still enjoy an environment of teamwork and camaraderie. Getting to know myself better as I've gotten older has also helped me to realize just how important a team environment is for my productivity, creativity, and I might even venture to say my sanity. It’s one reason I love working at Hoover High School, and it’s the reason I felt a sense of urgency for creating the Compelled Tribe

Here are a few reasons why I love being part of a team and Why I Tribe

     +Increased Motivation - Having “accountability partners” keeps me on track and motivated to continue on this blogging journey. They remind me that my voice matters and that I have something to contribute to make the world of education better. 

     +Constant learning - Reading members’ posts teach me something each time, and I continue to learn about myself through reflection and feedback.

     +Problem-solving - Bringing expertise together is a great way to get ideas, share insights, and figure out solutions to problems. 

     +Support and encouragement - We all have “those days” where we feel unappreciated, overwhelmed, and defeated. Tribe members provide the awesome reminder that we are appreciated, loved, and respected. I love that we are rising tides for each other. 

Jim Rohn says that we’re the average of the five people we spend time with the most. This includes real-life and online relationships. It's important to be very intentional about the people we surround ourselves with, because we must ensure that the relationships we have and keep are those that continue to lift us up and help us to be the best that we can be. 

The Compelled Tribe is full of members who do just this, and I feel very fortunate to have them in my life. 

How do you create teams in your life to support you? 
What teams are you a member of? 
Leave me a comment below or reach out to me on twitter and use the hashtag #CompelledTribe.

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