Sunday, November 17, 2013

On Giving Thanks to Mentors

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A really great question made its way to this blog around how to give thanks to a mentor. With the American holiday of Thanksgiving just around the corner it felt like an appropriate time for me to post on this topic. Mentors have such an outsized impact on someone's life is there really a good way to show gratitude?

I think there are 3 good ways you can thank your mentor:
  1. The usual way. We show gratitude in many ways to many people for many things by giving a gift, sending a card or flowers, etc. I'm sure your mentor will appreciate the thought and effort of just such a gesture.
  2. By offering to help. I've always advocated that mentoring is a 2-way relationship and that the mentee should offer to help the prospective mentor in the very first conversation they have about starting the relationship. If you as the mentee haven't been taken up on that offer or even if it's been awhile since you've given something back then reminding the mentor that you are ready to help will be very much appreciated.
  3. Taking their advice and having it come to fruition. I believe this is the best way to show gratitude. Using your mentor's advice and have that result in a fantastic outcome. And then recognize that outcome was in part due to your mentor. Most mentors I know wouldn't ask for anything more than seeing their mentee succeed in some way that is tied to their conversations. Everything else is just icing on the cake.
In this spirit of gratitude I would like to take this opportunity to thank you my subscribers and readers for your visits, your viewership, your great questions and shares!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

3 Tips On How to Make Decisions With Limited Information [VIDEO]

Have you ever had to make an important decision but didn't have all the information you'd like at your disposal in order to make that choice? That happens often in life. Here I present 3 tips that will help you move forward and reduce decision-making stress at the same time.

You can view the video by clicking here!

"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing." - Theodore Roosevelt

Friday, November 8, 2013

Curiosity: The Ultimate Attribute [VIDEO]

What would you say is the most important attribute to have to lead a successful life? I was asked a similar question once and had what I believe was a sensible answer. But after some thought decided there was an even better answer.

To view the episode you can click here!