'It's not gossip, it's oral history!'
Rosemary R. Meyerott, former Town Historian for Los Altos Hills, California
I Ain't Got Nobody to Mentor Me
💓 Where are you at this juncture of your life?
💙 What transitions or momentous events are you contemplating or experiencing?
💚 What challenging relationship, life, or career issues are you facing?
💛 Where could you benefit from the assistance of a more knowledgeable and sage person to guide your thinking and actions?
Once upon a time, knowledge and wisdom was naturally passed down from elders to the younger generation through sharing oral history in storytelling. The less experienced learned life and work skills by working alongside more experienced and knowledgeable members of their group--learning skills by observing and working with experienced people.
While we still learn best by 'sitting alongside' wiser, more experienced people who help shape our thinking through sharing stories and showing us how they do something, the process of finding that 'sage elder' is no longer a natural course. Now we must actively seek help on our own.
Navigating life is so much easier when we have trusted and wise people around to help guide us through uncharted waters. I'm not talking about people who tell you what to do or how to do it, but people who guide your thinking through asking questions and providing perspective so you can figure it out on your own.
If you have no one to emulate or to guide your thinking at the moment, start looking for someone you trust and admire to influence and guide you. Open your eyes to find inspiration. Be on a search for your own sages--present and past--to help you find your own strength and own way.
'The more you see yourself as what you’d like to become, and act as if what you want is already there, the more you’ll activate those dormant forces that will collaborate to transform your dream into your reality.'
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Open Your Mind
Choose to Be Influenced to Find Your Own Strength and Way
'My purpose is to help people look at themselves and begin to shift their concepts. Remember, we are not our country, our race, or religion. We are eternal spirits. Seeing ourselves as 'spiritual beings without label' is a way to transform the world and reach a sacred place for all of humanity.'
Dr. Wayne W. DyerListen Carefully, Truth is Quiet
💜 What beliefs and philosophies about life resonate with you?
💜 When you listen who speaks truth and inspires you to live a better life?
Stay open to being influenced by people you trust, and actively seek and welcome the type of people you'd like to learn from into your life.
What Characteristics to Look for in a Mentor? Dr. Wayne Dyer was a great example of what to look for in a life influencer. He understood the role of a mentor~staying out of the way while helping others look within themselves to find their own answers.
Self Sufficient, Independent People Choose to Be Influenced
Being self-sufficient doesn't mean being self-contained or resistant to outside influence. Smart self-sufficient people actively choose their mentors to help them along the way.
No matter how old you are or what you're dealing with, if you're feeling at a loss for what to do at this juncture of your life, actively seek out and choose people to influence your thinking.
Choose who you learn from and actively seek advice from them. Open yourself up to their influence. Get the help you need changing outdated beliefs so you can open up to better ways of thinking and living life.
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For more than 35 years, Susan Meyerott has been helping people lighten up and step over invisible barriers to change one step at a time. She speaks to your heart, puts you at ease, and makes letting go and moving forward with life easier than ever before.
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