#015 – Mentor Wanted: The Mentor I Never Had [Podcast]

At its most basic level, mentoring helps because it guarantees a person that there is someone who cares about them … that they aren’t alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges.

Mentor wanted

Mentor wanted

The 2013 study “The Role of Risk: Mentoring Experiences and Outcomes for Youth with Varying Risk Profiles,” examined mentoring program relationships, experiences and benefits for higher-risk youth, and among the findings determined:

  • The strongest program benefit, and most consistent across risk groups, was a reduction in depressive symptoms — a particularly noteworthy finding given that almost one in four youth reported worrisome levels of these symptoms at baseline.
  • Findings also suggested gains in social acceptance, academic attitudes and grades.
  • In addition to benefits in specific domains, mentored youth also experienced gains in a greater number of outcomes than youth in the comparison group.

The only problem for me … I never had a mentor …

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“Mentor Wanted” Show Notes

In this episode, I share on the following topics:

  • A “Thank You” to my core listeners
  • My favorite mentors
  • 15 simple rules I wish someone had mentored me in
      1. Don’t sweat the small stuff
      2. Failure is not an inhibitor, but a catalyst
      3. Don’t be a people pleaser
      4. Happiness comes before success
      5. Never speak bad about yourself
      6. Understand the difference between the urgent and the important
      7. Don’t be afraid to say “No”
      8. Don’t be afraid to say “Yes”
      9. Stay away from drama and negativity
      10. Your family is more important than your phone
      11. I don’t have to act on the thoughts in my head
      12. If you do not GO after what you want, you’ll never have it
      13. If you do not ASK, the answer will always be NO
      14. If you do not step forward, you’ll always be in the same place
      15. DREAM, IMAGINE, and LOVE

“Mentor Wanted” Episode Resources

In this episode I mentioned several resources, including:

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