Sunday, December 22, 2013

Happy New Year & Taking A Break

Image by Alan Saporta

Dear Readers, Subscribers and Viewers:

Mentoring is my passion and has been an activity I've pursued in one form or another for over 15 years. I've been regularly blogging about the topic for 3 1/2 years and YouTube-ing every week for the last 6 months. As the New Year approaches it reminds us all that it is a time for reflection, rest, healing and renewal. In that spirit I'm going to be taking a break. Please continue to review, share and like the articles and videos! I hope you find them of continued use. If you haven't yet been mentored or become a mentor I strongly encourage you to consider doing so in the new year. And as always I enthusiastically welcome questions and insights on any aspect of mentoring you may have. Feel free to email/message me.

Thanks again for your readership/viewership. Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year.

- Alan Saporta / OnMentoring

Friday, December 20, 2013

The 5 Elements of Luck and the Analogy of the Spider [VIDEO]

The concept of "luck" is a favorite of mine especially because it is used by so many people to explain so many things. The luck concept is often misused as an excuse for inaction, procrastination and self-defeat. In these episodes we look to the spider to help us get a deeper understanding of 'luck' and understand how a spider's 'luck' maps to our own career and lives.

If we follow the wisdom of the spider we may find ourselves 'luckier'!

Click here for Part 1
Click here for Part 2

"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity." - Seneca

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Looking Backwards to Look Forwards [VIDEO]

"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana

You can not move forward optimally without occasionally looking to the past. Those who only ever "live in the moment" may be missing wonderful learning and growth opportunities. In this episode I make the case you need to look backwards in order to better look forwards.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

A "New" Communication Tool [VIDEO]

In this episode we delve into one of the most powerful yet difficult and overlooked communication tools a person can have in their repertoire.

You can view the episode by clicking here!