Mentor Yourself With Patty DeDominic Part Two

Interviewee Name: Patty DeDominic Company Name: DeDominic & Associates Website: http://dedominic.com Avil Beckford: Tell me a little bit about yourself. I'm a businesswoman and an entrepreneur. Now I make my living as a professional coach and I guide high achieving professionals and organizations in making major transitions for themselves and their organizations. Avil Beckford: How do you integrate your personal and professional life? It is a challenge. I have three sons and five grandchildren and I try to spend time with them, talk to them online, and in person. Our grandson lives with us right now, he's a college sophomore … [Read more...]

Mentoring Advice at Your Finger Tips

I have taken the answers to specific questions from Kevin Shea's, Carrie Katz's and Lois Fallis' interview and presented them so you can compare and contrast. I will do this today and tomorrow and next week I will present another Invisible Mentor interview. Think of the questions below while you are reading the blog post. How does the information relate to your work and life? What are five takeaways? What qualities do you have that are similar to the interviewees? How will those qualities aid your success? Tell me a little bit about yourself. Kevin Shea I was born in Montreal, and my family moved to Los Angeles when I was … [Read more...]

Brainstorming for One

Below are some simple steps for brainstorming. Label a notebook “Ideas Book” Set aside 30 minutes three times each week At the top of the page in your “Ideas Book”, write the challenge or problem that you have to resolve Go into the Alpha state using the instructions below For 20 minutes, mass gather ideas on how to resolve the challenge When you’ve finished mass gathering ideas, read over each idea, considering each briefly You’ll see obvious faults with some of the ideas Rank each remaining idea on a scale of 1 to 5 and choose the best ideas Look at all of your best ideas to see if it’s logical to combine two or more to … [Read more...]

Thinking Without Borders

Image via Wikipedia We are socialized to think and act a certain way. And, we often put self-imposed barriers around ourselves. To break free, let's start making small changes, simple shifts in our mindset. Take a few minutes to read and think about the Martin Luther King quote below. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. What's your interpretation of the quote? Let your mind wander! There are no right or wrong answers, they are your thoughts, let … [Read more...]

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants (Part II)

  "For everyone of us that succeeds, it's because there's somebody there to show you the way out" Oprah Winfrey There are many ways that people show others the way, both directly and indirectly. And, many people have allowed others to stand on their shoulders, sometimes even without knowing, simply by teaching others what they know or by documenting their observations, thoughts, insights and discoveries for others to read. A quick way for us to stand on the shoulders of giants is to examine what’s been done before by reading about and listening to the experiences and lives of those we value and respect. You never know what … [Read more...]