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How to find a mentor

How to Find a Mentor

I’ve experienced feelings of loneliness and disorientation nearly every time I start something new. A new job, a new role, a new project — they all knock me off my groove and make me feel like I’m alone in my incapacity. Which I’m not. But it sure feels that way.

It wasn’t until recently that it dawned on my how utterly wrong my perspective was. I was looking for mentoring “love” in all the wrong places.

Just Quit (and Get More Done)

I’m still walking toward the promised land of freedom from slavery to The List. Last week I told you my strategy to just do the quick things right away to keep them from even getting on that nasty list in the first place. But still, The List grows! And then there is only one thing to do: Be a Quitter. Don’t pass out, I’m not suggesting you become a lazy bum and shirk all responsibilities. BUT, if you are a chronic over-achiever (or at least over-commit-er), then this is a vital part of recovery: Quit things. Quit the non-essentials. Quit the extras. Quit the things that don’t “count.” Quit the project hanging over your head/ Quit the long book that is really boring, and you wish you hadn’t bought it in the first place. Quit the baking. Quit the curriculum that isn’t working. Quit the job you hate that is costing you more in childcare and gas than you make each month. Quit carrying the albatross around your neck. Because when you quit the meaningless, …