guidance

7 ways to find the guidance you (really) need

Oprah says that "A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself." Who wouldn't want that kind of encouragement and guidance as they navigate an uncertain and rapidly changing world?

We have all heard, and some of us have experienced, what an amazing difference mentors can make to our development and progress, both personally and professionally. Yet mentoring isn't the only kind of guidance we need - and sometimes isn't even the right kind.

Here are seven different types of guides who can help shape your path in different ways. Don't let the labels get in the way - whilst they are often using in interchangeable and overlapping fashion, the key point is the different types of support and guidance they represent, and the different ways that can help us along our journey of crafting a deliberate life -

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iPhone

10 positive ways to mark the 10 year anniversary of the iPhone

Ten years ago this week, the world changed forever.

29 June, 2007. The release date of the first iPhone.

Who even remembers what life was like before? Before we had constant access to a camera, gps, google, and the ability to reach out instantly to almost everyone we have ever met.

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How would your quarterly report look?

And just like that, it's already the end of March! Give yourself a few minutes to reflect on the year you had envisioned, and the year so far. What can you see?

Here are some questions I'm asking myself as we close out the first quarter of the year - perhaps they may be helpful for you too:

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Motion, Movement or Momentum

Stuck is not a fun place to be, is it? Routine is one thing, but a feeling of stagnation, of not being able to break through a plateau, can be demoralising.

We instinctively feel the desire - the need, even - to push through and make start making progress again.

When you find yourself in this situation in one or more areas of life, it's helpful to keep in mind the difference between Motion, Movement and Momentum. 

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Developing Yourself and Others

Every single one of us should be intentionally developing ourselves in order to offer our best unique contribution to the world. Those who are leaders should also be trying to do the same for those they are leading.

 

Here's one way to think about it...

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