If you want to get ahead in living the IDEAL life, find yourself a good mentor, a goal model. Mentors are wonderful folks. A mentor is someone who agrees to share his/her world with you. A mentor will share skills, knowledge, and expertise. A mentor can also introduce you to other professionals in your field. A good mentor can open doors for you, save you a lot of unnecessary work, help you set career goals, resolve problems, and make sound career decisions.
I have two mentors I absolutely love. One is 6’3 male baby boomer. The other is a 5’1 female millennial. They both have been invaluable in helping me do life in a way thats meaningful and rewarding. My mentors challenge me and have shortened my learning curve as I explore new paths. Mentors keep you honed like a knife. Don’t hang around with people who will dull you. Honing your edge means staying true to your dream and surrounding yourself with other sharp people who want to be and do better. People living the IDEAL life need an IDEAL circle of friends. Choose your friends wisely. Avoid suckers and remember those closest to you are often a reflection of you. That is very important for my younger people who probably spend more time with friends than with parents or other family members. When going toward your IDEAL, choose friends who are at least headed in the same direction as you.
This holiday season I am sharing 12 short holiday posts to help you and yours get through this season with a little bit of joy and happiness intact. Many find the holiday season warm and inviting, but others get caught up in the hype of the season and even fall into the envy trap of comparing our lives to the lives of others. I would encourage you to create your own traditions and norms this time of the year. Don’t worry if the activities of your family or friends don’t match those of others. Be happy and define what works for you and yours.
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