About five years ago (and with all this white hair), I felt like I finally had enough life experiences (or things I've learned the hard way) to start sharing confidently what I know with others. That's when I started the process of doing talks, writing a book, giving back. That's really what I'm doing, giving back. And in the giving, I gain so much in return. The moment I absolutely LOVE to see is when something I've said resonates, when the lightbulb comes on over someone's head. Pow! They GET it! Soooo happy.
But the main reason I've been so successful so quickly, is with the help of others, either with direct action on my behalf, or simply inspiring me. To those people, I say THANK YOU!
My professional mentor, Peleg Top, is on sabbatical until March 25. (*sigh*) I wish I could contact him. To occupy that hole, I have started mentoring, and with any luck they'll mentor me in return (I'm never too old to learn from others). Thank you Katie and Lain for being my mentoring guinea pigs. I have already learned from you both, and am sure I will continue to do so. My goal is to see you both succeed with what you love doing.
If you've been mentored, what was something your mentor did with/for you that made all the difference to you? If you are the one mentoring others, what's your pearl of wisdom for me?
I'd love to hear from you.
Thanks for reading,
2/21/2013 01:58:14 am
Jason Early, of Gruntmonkey, sent me this via twitter. Totally worth sharing! http://designfeaster.blogspot.com/2013/01/thoughts-on-mentorship-by-designer.html
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Good juju-spreader, speaker, graphic designer. I'd love to hear from you!