Be a Guest, Not a Visitor with Mike James

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Meet Mike, a passionate coach, mentor, and leader dedicated to fostering positive change through the principles of MIRA: Mindset, Intention, Right Action. With 17 years of experience in guiding, leading, and building national programs designed to teach, train, develop, and inspire, Mike brings a wealth of expertise. His goal is to instill positive psychology principles and inspire communities of all sizes to become organizations for good. Recently venturing into Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), Mike aims to further amplify his impact. As the founder of Simple Healthy Life, Mike is committed to guiding individuals and communities towards personal and collective growth. He inspires introspection, fosters growth, and creates environments where personal and organizational transformation thrives.

Key Takeaways:
  • Take the challenge of accepting a compliment.
  • Whether you accept people (or act) as a visitor or a guest has a huge effect on the community. Just ask Disney!
  • Your community is ultimately you.
  • If we want to be in better communities, we have to bring our best selves to that community. That is how they are created.
  • The more you intentionally act with pure intention to the best of your ability to create your own success, the more people will come into your life that support you.
  • We need to start mimicking the qualities of blue zones to build stronger communities. People who exist in stronger, more socially connected societies live longer.
  • We need people that are brave enough to implement SEL on a consistent and ingrained basis.
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Who am I?

I’ve been an educator in Massachusetts for 23 years.  I’m finishing my 16th year as a building leader.  I’m a teacher centered Principal and passionate about continuous improvement and the idea that success is not a destination, but a process. I’m active on social media, vlog about continuous improvement on a weekly basis, and wrote a book also called SEEing to Lead as a way to help everyone improve education as a whole by promoting my “just cause”: improving the educational experience for as many people as possible by being purposeful, acting with integrity, and building character. 

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Be a Guest, Not a Visitor with Mike James