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The Invisible Labor of Decision Making

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Summer is coming, faster than we could have anticipated. 

Have you figured out what you and your family are doing for the break?

“What are your summer plans?” It sounds like a simple question—one you’ll probably get asked a bunch over the coming weeks—but the reality is anything but easy.

If you’re feeling panic or irritation at having to make yet another decision about summer break (or even what’s for dinner), that’s because there is a whole world of invisible labor that goes into every single choice. 

My friend, you are experiencing some very real decision fatigue.

In this week’s podcast episode, I’m discussing the mountains of invisible labor that go into decision-making, so you can better protect your energy for the decisions that really matter.

Join me for a conversation about:

  • Five steps of decision-making you may not realize you’re already experiencing
  • Three types of invisible, draining labor that go into making choices
  • Why decision fatigue, emotional factors, and information overload compound the difficulty of choices
  • Concrete ways you can reduce your mental load and make decisions more judiciously​


Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

A common frustration I see in school leaders is overwhelm when they are making multiple large decisions at once. For instance, they might be onboarding a lot of new parents while also changing software or switching curriculum. If this sounds like you, let’s talk during a Leadership Day Intensive. You’ll get a full day of on-demand, in-school training with me, plus various accountability check-ins, to help you and your center thrive during this busy time.

If you’re feeling completely overwhelmed by decisions and wish you could have regular heart-to-hearts with like-minded school leaders about the challenges inherent in your work, apply for the Schools of Excellence Director’s Inner Circle or Owner’s HQ membership program. Inside, you’ll receive tools, coaching, resources, and access to a thriving community that will help you work towards building a school of excellence.

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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!