4/2/10

Lifelong Student & Mentor

I have recently fully realized the main purpose this particular instance of my life on this earth.....

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.
  1. Ask for help. Be sure to express your need. But, do not demand or threaten.
  2. Believe that people want to do the right thing.
  3. Be a cheerleader! Encourage others that they have the power.
  4. Help others often. Be careful not to stretch yourself too thin.
  5. Receive graciously and gracefully. Appreciation goes a long way.
This is the mantra I sing. I may falter in my resolve from time to time. However, always come back to this foundation and reap the rewards and joy.

To illustrate by example of my adult education timeline...

2003-2006

2009-2012

2012-2015 (May start sooner and be concurrent with MBA)

Career timeline...
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?