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At the beginning of the month, we talked about sharing your goal publicly and being accountable to other people. Today, we’re going to talk about another important relationship when it comes to goal-setting: having a mentor.
I love the quote above, which sums up the value of a mentor as opposed to an accountability partner: someone who can give you insight from their own experiences rather than just encouragement and accountability.
When I first launched Organizing Your Way three years ago, I reached out to Tsh Oxenreider of Simple Mom to ask her to mentor me, and amazingly, she said yes. She was able to offer me a unique perspective on blogging as someone who was already established, and that feedback was invaluable in setting and achieving goals that have helped us grow to where we are today. (And today, I try to pay it forward by mentoring several bloggers as well.)
A mentor is someone who you can ask for advice and bounce ideas off of. They’re someone who can offer you insight that can prevent you from making the same mistakes they made. And they’re someone you can learn from along the way so you don’t have to learn everything that hard way!
Do you have a mentor for your goal or vision? Is there someone you could ask to mentor you?
|Mandi Ehman is the founder and publisher behind Life Your Way and the co-author of All in Good Time, as well as a wife and the homeschooling mom to four beautiful girls. She lives with her family on a little slice of heaven in wild, wonderful West Virginia and loves coffee, chocolate, easy meals, beautiful things and minimalist spaces.|