For a change of pace, here are a few resources (2 that are unlikely) related to mentoring.
#1 – A great Ted X talk
Check out this great TEDx Talk by University of Maryland professor Dr. Kimberly Griffin. There are great references to Marvel comics and reality TV, as well as three critical takeaways:
- Remember mentoring is about relationship.
- Don’t seek one mentor to provide answers to all your questions. Instead, create a group of mentors who can provide a variety of guidance.
- Be mindful of the rule of reciprocity — Think about what you have to give to your mentors, not just what you have to get.
Dr. Kimberly Griffin during her TEDx talk
You can find Dr. Kimberly Griffin on Twitter: @doctorkag
Find Cara Allwill Leyba on IG: @thechampagnediet
#3 – A Classic film
I first saw Cinema Paradiso when I was a teenager, and I remember getting goosebumps then. I still love this film, which reminds us how a mentor’s voice can shape us, stay in our heads, and guide our decisions long after the mentoring period has passed.
#2 – A Poem
This poem reminds us that we are constantly evolving the importance of taking ownership of our learning and growth.
Worthy by Cara Alwill Leyba (from the book, Stripped),
You must aggressively
from negative thoughts,
and disempowering beliefs.
You must believe
with every thread of your heart
that you are worthy.
You must make your personal evolution
a full-time job.