• Trust in the Mentoring Relationship
    Posted in Mentoring Tips on November 3, 2014

    A good mentoring relationship is built upon mutual trust and respect.  Although instantaneous trust would be nice, it often takes time for a strong relationship with mutual trust and respect to develop.  Be patient with your partner, and good things will come.

  • Attitude is Everything!
    Posted in Mentoring Tips on November 5, 2014

    When you find yourself in a difficult place, remember that your attitude concerning your situation is critical to success.  Those who face each problem with a positive attitude are much more likely to succeed.  On the other hand, those who face problems with a negative attitude are more likely to get in their own way, stopping themselves before they can truly begin.  Discuss your attitude with your mentor.  How can you improve?

  • Suffering from a Case of the Monday Blues?
    Posted in Mentoring Tips on November 10, 2014

    Some days just feel awful.  If you've found yourself with a case of the Monday Blues take a minute for yourself.  Turn off all distractions, close your eyes, and picture yourself succeeding.  Whatever is causing you to struggle can be conquered if you can see yourself succeeding.

    Discuss with your mentor today about how you can better visualize your future success. 

  • Show a little gratitude today.
    Posted in Mentoring Tips on November 20, 2014

    With the holidays just around the corner, it can be easy to get caught up within the hustle and bustle of the season.  Take a moment to catch your breath and consider your surroundings.  Share your gratitude with your mentor/mentee today.

  • Growth and Mentoring
    Posted in Mentoring Tips on December 1, 2014

    As we grow we change, and sometimes the goals and dreams we had previously set suddenly no longer seem to fit.  Take some time to talk with your mentor about your goals.  Maybe you can stretch them in new and exciting ways; it is never too late to set a new dream.

  • Everyone Needs a Mentor
    Posted in Mentoring Tips on December 4, 2014

    It is important to remember that, no matter who you are, it is always appropriate to ask for guidance.  We all need to be pointed in the right direction now and again.  Never be ashamed to ask for help, and keep yourself open to assist others.  Talk with your mentor today about how you can better communicate your needs.

  • November 2014; Volume 1, Issue 9
    Posted in Newsletters on December 4, 2014
  • Mother was Right
    Posted in Mentoring Tips on December 8, 2014

    My mother always said "If you're going to do something, do it right the first time."  Mentoring can be very taxing, but it is worth the effort.  Talk with your mentor today about any areas in which you might be lacking - he or she might be able to see something you can't.

  • Curiosity won't Kill You
    Posted in Mentoring Tips on December 10, 2014

    It is commonly thought that curiosity is a good way to get yourself into trouble, but this isn't always the case.  Several studies have shown that those with a curious mind tend to go further in their career - they always find a way to make things happen.  Talk with your mentor today about how you can be more curious.  You never know what will come of it!

  • Mentoring Everywhere
    Posted in Mentoring Tips on December 12, 2014

    It is easy to see how mentoring can be beneficial at a new job or within a new position, but sometimes mentoring is overlooked in situations in which it's not so obviously helpful.  Consider the parts of your life that are very important to you, but could use a little  direction.  Mentoring belongs there, too.