Why Schools Need Problems: Growth during Uncertain Times

Apr 21, 2020

Hello friends, 

I'm actually really excited to share this with you today.

It's about problems. But it's not what you think. I want to talk to you about why we actually need problems in our lives.

Schools have problems!

Right now, what we are dealing with is considered a problem. We've got a global pandemic, economic ups and downs, and schools unable to open their doors. 

Yep, I don't know anyone who wouldn't consider those some pretty major problems. But much more important than the nature of these problems is the way we react to them.

We've faced problems before

Throughout history, there have been problems. The Great Depression? Problem! The plague? Problem!

And yet, people prevailed. Amazing inventions and massive innovation were birthed during these difficult situations. 

The reality is that struggle and problems actually spur growth. Is growth comfortable? Heck no!!! But it is necessary if we want to reach our potential.

How will your school react to this problem?

This is not the first time we've had problems and it won't be the last.

How we decide to face these challenges is the difference between growing and shrinking. It's the difference between getting uncomfortable and playing it safe. 

Right now, there are schools waiting for "normal" to return. There are schools just sitting back and either continuing to do what they did before (which won't work in these uncertain times) or choosing to take no action. 

And then there are the schools that see the opportunity in this problem. They see the possibilities and choose to take massive action and innovate during this time. They're pivoting and trying new things because they're growing. 

If you look back at history, the people who took action, who faced challenges head-on and who embraced innovation are the ones who succeeded during difficult times.

And the schools that take action during these uncertain times will be at a different place than the ones that didn't. They'll be stronger and better able to pivot and take action when the next problem hits. 

So, I'm encouraging all private schools to rethink problems. Problems signal the opportunity to innovate and to move beyond traditional methods to serve.  

Check out this video to learn more.

I hope this helps! I'm here to serve during this time and beyond.

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Aubrey Bursch, Founder, Easy School Marketing

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