About tornin2

I love to write and always have but because of work commitments, family, and life in general it has been on the back burner. I decided to write my blog about life as we know it, or I know it. Just as I would write them all down on bits of paper, they are now here in a formatted document. Hope you enjoy them, laugh at them, or can relate. Happy blogging.

Lessons I learned from having a Mentor

What is a mentor? Simple question right? I ask this because for years I had one, or thought I did and they turned out to not really help me much at all in the end. They derailed me more than anything. So I will give you some advise on what to look for instead to help you find someone to help you with your quest for success.

1. Find someone who matches your career focus. What is it you want to succeed in and go after that professional person.

2. Communicate openly about what skill set you are looking to achieve and what you would like help them to groom you in. If you aren’t open to change or get advice it won’t be beneficial.

3. Have regular meetings to check in. The best thing you can do is regularly meet to gain perspective and check in with your mentor. Learning is how you become successful.

4. Watch them at their game. You learn by doing and by observing. See if you can tag along with them to meetings or find out what conferences or events they may be at. They are your best resource for improvement and to learn from to be your best.

5. Failure is possible and is OK. It is a learning possibility and not a setback which is why a good mentor will have failed as well. Learn from your mistakes and listen to the advice on how to correct them.

So listen, learn and succeed with a good mentor. I made my mistakes with the one I had and now I hope you can learn something too.

Good luck.

DailyPrompt: Mentor

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Take a moment and look around

Go outside and take a seat. Look around. Don’t stare, don’t be creepy, just look. What do you see?

Observe what is around you. Don’t look at your phone, put it down. Look with your eyes and hear what is around. Passing cars, children’s voices, birds, trains. What else?

There are too many times we are head down and focused on our phones and selves that we miss what is before us.

Take time, observe. Look around.

DailyPrompt: Observe

Stop and breathe

I recently took a trip back out to California and it dawned on me that folks there seem to be consistently in overdrive.

Don’t get me wrong, I Love California. Born, raised, wed and raised my own child there, but it has been nice to live away from the hustle and bustle. Everyone is always tapped in to something and always in such a rush.

Cars zoom in and out of traffic lanes, people push past you to get in line for coffee, airport terminals are crammed with people, it has become a constantly moving and sensory overload environment if you are not in it everyday.

Small bites nowadays. I can take small bites. I love my home state but I also like being less rushed.

DailyPrompt: Rush

Each time your around- I Blush

I’m never too far from you as you are always in my thoughts. Each time i think about your smile, your eyes, your laugh- I blush.

After all these years I still remember the first butterflies in my stomach and the way I was giddy when we met. Flushed cheeks, nervous and excited. Blushed and young each time you get near. Every day, every moment it never gets old.

DailyPrompt: Blush

Just the facts

Fact: I’m tired.

I’m tired of people who don’t believe me when I tell them something.

Fact: I try my best at everything I do.

I really do but it gets side stepped by those who have blinders on or only want to see what they want to see my doing.

Fact: I’m actually a really nice person.

I only get labeled by people because everyone has a bad day every now and then and when I have a bad day I’m a bit more vocal than most. It is who I am- aren’t we suppose to be ‘real people’?

Fact: I’m a hard worker who deserves to be recognized for the work I do.

It doesn’t always happen though so I just keep doing my work day by day as I should.

Fact: I should smile more.

I want to but I need something to smile more about.

These are just some of my facts that I have to share. We could all write about other things but what are you experiencing each day. What is one fact. I’m listening.

DailyPrompt: Fact