Mentoring: Find Someone to Follow

Mentoring: Find Someone to FollowStart paying closer attention to the people who are doing the things that you would like to do.

A friend and I were having a conversation about people not following their dreams. She said  today there is really no excuse for people not doing the things that they really want to do. We both agreed that there is enough free technology, access to educational videos and government sponsored programs that can assist people in learning what it takes to get them started and to help them to sustain.

My contribution to the conversation was to suggest that people find someone who is doing what they would like to do and follow them on Facebook, track them on Twitter, or simply keep up with their activities on their blog. You can take it a step further and invite them out for coffee, or even shadow them. In other words, network yourself into their world.

You can make the excuse that you don’t have time, but think about how much time you spend in the hair salon. You can blame it on money; but why aren’t you prioritizing your spending so that you can put your money towards the things you need opposed to the things you simply want. When it comes to money, I always ask people, “How much are you willing to invest in yourself.”

Action plan: Tell us, and tell yourself, why you are not doing the things that you would like to do.

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Marketing and media content development for diverse markets that enhances the image of women of color. To present women of diverse backgrounds and cultures in a positive and more realistic light.

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