Mentoring is a two-way street. I actually do quite a bit of work in the mentoring field–I am a mentor, I have a mentor, and I help train people to be good mentors. Your career is part of your life, and great mentoring changes you deeply, not just the way you work.
Staying motivated is hard–for everyone. Like you, my plate is overfull. Getting everything I want to do done isn’t easy. And like you, I wear many hats as a business owner, an executive coach, speaker, writer, runner, wife, mother, and I’m expecting my second child. When my days are driven by “to dos,” “shoulds,” and “have tos,” I find myself collapsing, exhausted by the end of the day and often discouraged that I didn’t get more done. But when my day is driven by my passions–when I feel a sense of purpose–I find myself energized and surprised by my focus, my drive, and the bounce in my step.
Social media can be a wonderful way to feel connected and calm. But it’s a little like being at a party – if you choose to spend your time hearing only sad stories from sad people, you’ll leave depressed and stressed.
Read more and find three tips to help in my article on Fortune: for.tn/1v4GlSk
Flow is that energized, hyperfocused state when we are completely absorbed in whatever we are doing.
Five Hacks to Get into Your Flow: http://linkd.in/1BSh62H
Ours is a culture of excess, a culture of perpetual stress, a culture of doing rather than being. Too often in our quest for “doing it all” we lose sight of living purposefully, and this time of year that’s especially true, as we buy to much, spend too much, eat too much, and do too much.
Tips for repurposing SPUG as the Society for the Promotion of Unique Gratitude: Huffington Post
People with grit maintain their stamina, determination and motivation. When you are outside your comfort and learning zones and beyond terror’s edge, grit is the key to succeeding, leading, or managing through adversity.
Five strategies to develop your grit: http://for.tn/1ze2wWG
Call it what you will—building a team, outsourcing, collaborating, delegating, etc.—it all amounts to asking for help. And that is a critical factor in professional and personal success.
Find out how to ask for help in my Fortune article.
We have to build good fences and resolve to say yes only to the things we enjoy, that advance our careers, or that don’t distract us from our goals.
Find seven tips to help you say no in my Fortune article.