Found a mentor
I have to admit this was kinda hard! I quickly realized i have already had quite a few mentors in my life in different areas. All the people that i know that i belive would be great mentors are already my mentors, officialy or not. So i had to think of something other than my intrests and work. Somewhere in between my thoughs i stubled upon a post on a forum, from a guy i always though was posting really nice stuff about politics and not only. I decided to send him an e-mail telling him how much i like his posts and admire his way of speaking his mind and ofcourse his way of thinking, i got a reply back and the deal was closed!
This was a bit hard. But still, found two mentors: my good friend who is a bit older than me, yet full of knowledge. The other one is my wing tsun kung fu Sifu (teacher).
My experience is a bit strange. I already had a mentor, but I did not exactly realize it until now. My Shotokan Instructor and I have developed more than a simple instructor student relationship. This is mostly due to his attitude.
I respect the man for many reasons. He has a very strong and resolute mind (one of my core values), he has accomplished many goals I wish to attain (Blackbelt, Family, solid relationship with the Lord), he is also a very honest and hardworking man.
I also seek to learn from his previous experiences (street fights, struggles academically, etc) so that I can make corrections that I may avoid.
So I am undertaking the third task today and it's definitely difficult.
I am focusing on a mentor for issues related to general professional and emotional fulfillment.
These the traits he should have:
Still struggling to come up with someone. But it will happen sooner or later.
Oh, This is most difficult (and desirable) part.
But I came up with something.
I always wanted to practice Aikido so today I just did it.
I googled best teachers nearby and called to him. I start practice from September.
I think Aikido teacher can be a mentor, I can ask things from him.
He is a strong man with a kind voice, I want to learn from him.
I asked my friend who has a lot of experience to follow me, to treat some aspects of my character:
- Develop confidence,
-be more aware of my ability
I am going to choose my father. He was always a stable rock in my life and still continues to be. He has excellent knowledge in spiritual things as well as financial.
Growing up with a single mother and two sisters and very little male presence has made this one hard for me. Any advice on how to go about it?
Day 3: Find a Mentor
I'm currently still a student and soon to be joining the professional world in a year or so. I arranged to have weekly lunches with my manager at the internship I will be returning to this summer.
I've been entertaining the idea of this for a while. It's nice to have challenges like these with accountability that serves to push me to action.
Ive been pursuing a career in voice overs and a friend of mine gave me a name of a guy whose been at it for a few years, had a great conversation and Ill ask him to be my mentor in this process. Its a good start.
Day 3: Find a Mentor
When I read this challenge, instantly 2 names came to my mind: Charles K. and Alex H. Charles has been my Dad’s best friend for well over 25 years. He has had a huge impact on my life, and even took to me a father-son event at my school while my Dad was serving in the first Gulf War. If I had to name a mentor for my life to this point, there is no doubt, it’s been my “Uncle” Charles. However, I recognize that a big part of this challenge is not to discover who in your life has been a mentor, but is to gain a new mentor. For this, I turned straight to Alex. I’ve known Alex for about a year now. He’s about 15 years older than I am and I met him, at of all things, playing bar trivia. Alex and I now play on a regular trivia team together, and he’s one of the most genuine people I have ever met. From early on I recognized that he was someone I could talk to about anything and he would not judge nor break my confidence. For this reason, I have asked Alex to have lunch with me. Because I feel comfortable to do so, I will explain in full detail what it is that I am doing, explain to him the importance of the Mentor relationship, and directly ask him to be my mentor. I will let you know how it goes.