Ep #8: How to Make More Time

This week on The Empowered Principal Podcast, I’m going to discuss one of the most limiting beliefs a person can have – there’s too much to do and not enough time to do it.

I’ve been studying time management from various angles and I want to provide you with some of the methods that have helped me, especially in the field of education.

Time is a deeply rooted belief system, and in our work lives, it’s easy to think that there is way too much to do in the time we have. As time runs out, we get filled with dread. But I’ve come to understand that limited time is NOT a problem for me, and it shouldn’t be for you either.

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Ep #7: Feeling the Fear and Doing It Anyway

This week, I was planning on talking about time management, but as I was working on the original topic, today’s episode emerged instead. I felt compelled to share it with you immediately as it is something I am currently experiencing.

I’ve been studying life coaching for some time, but it’s only recently that I’ve decided to share what I’ve learned with others. I held back because I feared criticism and failure. Today, I wanted to talk about this fear because I know that many of you are also holding onto talents and passions that you could be sharing with the world.

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Ep #6: How Approach Impacts Results

Over the last few episodes of The Empowered Principal Podcast, we’ve been delving deeper and deeper into how to use the STEAR Cycle in taking a new approach to decision making. Last week, we discussed how our thoughts trigger our emotions and how these emotions drive the way in which we approach a situation.

By this point, you will have a good idea of how the STEAR Cycle can help you in your work of becoming the best principal you can be, but there’s one last component to share with you.

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Ep #5: Making Intentional Decisions Despite Negative Emotion

In the previous episode, we continued with our exploration of how the STEAR Cycle works and took a look at how our thoughts create our emotions. We used the Cycle to understand how different thoughts about the same situation can create different feelings, and talked about how awareness of our thoughts can help us decide how we want to think and, in turn, feel.

This week, we dive deeper into the STEAR Cycle and explore how our emotional response to our thoughts influences the approach we choose to take in our daily lives.

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Ep #4: How Your Thoughts Trigger Your Emotions

Last week on The Empowered Principal Podcast, we talked about the STEAR Cycle – a powerful coaching tool for understanding how any result is created in your life and the role your thoughts play in that process. In the next few episodes, we’ll be diving deeper into the Cycle and taking a look at how each component works and how they all flow together to get a better understanding of your thinking and how it’s impacting your life on a daily basis, both at work and at home.

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Ep #3: Introduction to the STEAR Cycle and the Power of Thought

Hello again, empowered principals! This week, I’m sharing one of my core teaching tools: the STEAR Cycle, an extremely powerful device that allows you to observe your brain in motion.

For these first few episodes, we are learning the foundation of what self-coaching is, how it works, and how to apply it to everyday situations at work and at home. I want you to have this basic understanding early on in the podcast because we’re going to dig really deep in order to help you gain a thorough understanding of how our brains work the way they do.

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Ep #2: Pain vs. Suffering


Hello, empowered principals! Before we get started, I have to tell you how thrilled I am to be doing this podcast for you. I love this new endeavor – It’s so empowering!

Back to today’s topic of The Empowered Principal Podcast, we’re picking up where we left off after last episode’s discussion on addressing the cause of our pain versus addressing the symptoms of our pain. Now, let’s talk about pain and suffering.

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Ep #1: The Difference Between a Cause and a Symptom

Welcome to the very first episode of The Empowered Principal Podcast! I am your host, Angela Kelly Robeck, and I’m a Certified Life Coach who coaches elementary school principals who want to strengthen their emotional fitness as an educational leader.

The Empowered Principal Podcast is designed to help you understand your own psychology and thinking about the job so that you can either feel better about your current work or clear your thoughts to make a decision about what type of work you’d like to do in the next phase of your life. My goal with this show is to be a highlight of your workweek by offering you ways to feel better about the work that you do for children.

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Announcing The Empowered Principal Podcast!

I’m thrilled to announce the launch of The Empowered Principal Podcast! I could not be more excited to share the show with all of you. My goal is to be a highlight of your workweek by offering you ways to feel better about the work that you do for children.

The Empowered Principal Podcast is designed to offer tools and strategies that no other elementary principal resource provides – exercises that strengthen your emotional fitness as an educational leader.  Through causal coaching, listeners will learn ways to shift from feelings of frustration, overwhelm, and defeat to feelings of confidence, joy, and empowerment.

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Candy Crush Life Lessons

  • Everyone deserves to stop and play now and then
  • Guilty pleasures make life fun
  • You get endless chances to try again; you just have to wait sometimes
  • Some levels are easy; others are challenging
  • When frustration sets in, you can always take a break
  • Everyone has equal opportunity to play
  • Those willing to put the time in making the biggest strides
  • Not all levels require equal time, strategies, or energy
  • Just when you think you can’t beat the level, you try again and win
  • When you look back, you laugh at yourself for thinking those easy levels were so hard
  • It just might not be the solution you thought it would be
  • There’s no shame in losing – it’s a part of the game
  • The more you lose, the more you win
  • There is always a solution