Pretty, big, thing to realize, right?
Well, here it is: I am to forever be a Student & Mentor. I have always had the thirst for knowledge and the natural inclination to console and assist others. Anyone who knows me, would most likely agree that I am a natural leader and organizer, though would equally be surprised that I would make such a bold statement.
Some good sense adages come to mind...
"You will attract more bees with honey than vinegar"
"Treat other as ye wilst be treated" aka The Golden Rule
I sometimes have to stand back and giggle a little at how easy it is to get what you want from the universe. There are a few important steps.
- Ask for help. Be sure to express your need. But, do not demand or threaten.
- Believe that people want to do the right thing.
- Be a cheerleader! Encourage others that they have the power.
- Help others often. Be careful not to stretch yourself too thin.
- Receive graciously and gracefully. Appreciation goes a long way.
To illustrate by example of my adult education timeline...
2012-2015 (May start sooner and be concurrent with MBA)
1997-2004 - Odd Jobs
2004-2006 - Tech Support
2006-2009 - Programmer
2009-EOL (End of Lifetime) - Entrepreneur, Business Owner, Activist, Thinker, Leader, Visionary & Mentor/Instructor
Wow, that is a big jump in aspirations! Eureka!
All the while, I am racking up the school loan bill. Without fear, mind you. Because I trust that when the time is right, the fruit of my efforts will reap its rewards. Honestly, I envision that the bill will be paid down before I have completed my education.
So, here we go world. Are you ready?