***SUCCESS STORY: From “Who are we really?” to “This is who we are” in just 5 months***

“We all have that one friend who says, ‘I had the idea for eBay. If only I had acted on it, I’d be a billionaire!’ That logic is pathetic and delusional. Having the idea for eBay has nothing to do with actually creating eBay. What you do is what matters, now what you think of say or plan”

-Fried & Hansson


  1. I was the drum major in high school (and my band director told me I shook my hips too much when I conducted!).
  2. I have been eating a mostly plant based diet for almost two years (I sneak off to have NY pizza and if someone serves me meat I don’t make a big stink about it).
  3. I have lived in 4 different states in the USA and 4 different countries.
  4. I know just enough of the Shona language to be dangerous and say something that I think means one thing, but actually means another — this can turn into…

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Double down on yourself

“Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. It will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of all those around you.” -Robin Sharma


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Many principals need to change their approach to work

“You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.”

-James Clear


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“Every time we change something for the better, we’re doing our best work.”


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  • First day?
  • First week?
  • First month?
  • End of 60 days?
  • End of 90 days?

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Turning Pro

“Turning pro is a mindset. If we are struggling with fear, self-sabotage, procrastination, self-doubt, etc., the problem is, we’re thinking like amateurs. Amateurs don’t show up. Amateurs crap out. Amateurs let adversity defeat them. The…


Me with Hamish Brewer and Andy Jacks talking school leadership at a party I hosted in Chicago, 2017.


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Daniel Bauer

Host of the Better Leaders Better Schools podcast with over one million downloads 🚀

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