|Greg Daniels yammering on about something super profound and Mindy Kaling hanging onto her mentor's wise words.|
After a day filled with tiny panic
attacks, this was my face post-
nacho lunch with Liks.
- Meet a human
- See other human struggle with something you've been through
- Help other human
- Get surprised when other human wants to help you, too
So when I was freaking out this last week, Liks calmed me down. He talked me through the things rationally, we brainstormed some idea for my book outline and came out with a solid focus. And it's usually pretty hard to get me to focus, so that's another skill he can add to the list.
|Books on the brain? Always.|
I hope that one day, when Mindy & I are downing a bag of chicharrones and gulping Diet Pepsi's on her couch, we'll both bring up something we have in common: We have mentors we look up to named Greg.
"The Gregs" (cos we're totally call them!) are crazy selfless humans who don't know how helpful they are when they encourage us to be ourselves.
"The Mindys" (yeah - I'd be open to changing my first name, if that's what it was down to) wouldn't be half as dialed in were it not for The Gregs knowing how to assist us without hindering us.
The benefit of the balance between a dose of reality whilst dreaming
is unparalleled... that is, if you're open to it.
Being able to take feedback well and really consider what your mentor is saying can be the key to whether or not they continue to put forth the energy in being your mentor. It's hard work, yo!
I hope to surprise Liks by introducing him to people who need someone with his particular skill set: thoughtful editing with an emphasis on encouragement.
May we all aim to be mentors with that kind of focus, especially when we don't realize our Wi-Fi is being tapped.
Love & junk,