I am a big believer in mentors. Mentors care about you, they are invested in your success. They are more experienced and have walked at least parts of your path before. They give you tips and tricks, inspiration and practical help. They make your life better. But sometimes they can be tricky to find. I usually don't have wise old sages come down off the mountain and offer to hold my hand through life and help me be successful. Do you?
That is why I am excited to share this mentor with you. It doesn't have to be an old man in a toga who comes down off the mountain! Luckily, I have recognized that mentors are all around me. Everyone is an expert at something! My neighbors, family members, and even authors or other people I have never met have mentored me as I read their work, and they help to shape my life. I am grateful for each one of them.
I have also found that I need different mentors for different parts of my life. Power of Moms is a wonderful motherhood mentor, and now I'd like to introduce you to another mentor of mine: Michael Hyatt, who focuses on business and successful living. Michael makes my life better. I am a big fan of business principles, because I find that true principles work, no matter what your life looks like. In my family, I have to focus on team building, sales, establishing a culture, effective leadership, etc., just as much as any CEO does.
Now, Michael can be your mentor, too! His tagline is "Your Virtual Mentor: Win at Work, Succeed in Life". His website is accessible anytime, night or day, most of his help is free, and his content is top notch. More than just a business website, he also focuses on building strong relationships and living a deliberate life.
Take today for instance. I woke up discouraged and grumpy because I had not used last night well and I was still feeling frustrated with myself. Plus, I had so much to do today, that I didn't know where to put my focus. I was overwhelmed and just wanted to hide under a rock. Preferably with lots and lots of chocolate. Do any of these feelings sound familiar to you?
Happily though, I opened my inbox this morning and saw the title: "How to Bounce Back When You are Totally Overwhelmed." Just what I needed! Inside the email were several things: a podcast that Michael did with his fabulous co-host, Michele Cushatt, that included 8 helpful tips for dealing with overwhelm; an offer for a free productivity summit with some of the best (Greg McKeown, Gretchen Rubin, Sean Covey, and Chalene Johnson, just to name a few); plus a couple of other great resources!
It was perfect. After going through the podcast, I was able to change my attitude and mindset and felt re-energized to tackle my day. And I ate vegetables instead of chocolate.
You can find Michael at www.michaelhyatt.com. He always has great content, and I especially enjoy his podcasts as I am folding laundry, driving my kids to their activities, etc. If you are interested in leadership, productivity, building your own website, work/life balance or personal development, then Michael is the man for you.
To get a taste of what Michael offers, here are a few of my favorites, that I think are applicable to everyone, and that I have learned a lot from:
Podcasts Interview with Greg McKeown
The Treasure in the Trials
Escape Perfectionism Once and For All
Why the Best Leaders Are Great Followers
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