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 The Ambition Equation – Balancing Passion, Purpose, and Practicality


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What does ambition look like to you?


Does it mean owning the best school in your city? Expanding your center? Retiring early?


Maybe it’s none of those things… and that’s okay.


Contrary to what we’re made to believe, there’s more than one charted path to success. Your destination can be whatever you want it to be—and the journey to get there can look however you want it to.


What’s more, how you define ambition may change over time.


While you can achieve extraordinary greatness in multiple domains of your life, you won’t be able to do it all at once. It’s going to work in seasons, and it’s up to you to decide what’s worth pursuing at any given time.


How do you make that decision? 


That’s what I’m discussing on this week’s podcast episode. Together, we’ll explore what ambition is to you and how you can achieve greatness in all areas of your life.


Join me for a conversation about:


  • The definition of ambition and what it looks like to different people
  • Why we get stuck on one view of success
  • How different seasons influence your priorities and possibilities
  • How to decide which goals to pursue



Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

Ambition is a major topic of conversation within our Owner’s HQ and Director’s Inner Circle membership programs, as it takes passion and drive to do the inner and outer work necessary to build a school of excellence. You can join the conversation, as well as gain ongoing access to tools, resources, coaching, and community, by applying today. 

Focusing on big-picture goals is also a lot easier when you have the time to do it! With our Time Management & Accountability bundle, you’ll get a series of tools and templates to help you become more productive and hold your team accountable. With the extra time, you can spend more time working on the growth and development of your center.

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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 beautiful quality of life.

Every week, Chanie shares the truth about the journey to excellence, the strategies that are working TODAY, and the mindset about the critical decisions and choices that you make every day which impact yourself, your teachers, parents, family, and children who you serve every day.

In addition to weekly solo episodes, she’ll also be inviting industry leaders and the changing makers of the landscape of education to give listeners the inside knowledge of what it takes to sustain excellence.

Don’t miss an episode, subscribe today for everything you need for your leadership journey!