Week #151 – Summer Fun: Mentor someone!
Greetings, All — Happy Friday and Happy August!
We are counting down the Fridays between now and Labor Day Weekend with some short “Summer Fun” suggestions. Because — I’ve said it each week — while many adults are busy planning their kids’ summer fun, they often overlook their own!
And I want to make sure you’re having fun too!
But as we flip the calendar to August — I’ve got one thing on my mind: back to school!
Many newly minted high school graduates will be heading off to college in the weeks to come. Last year’s sophomores will be entering their all-important senior years. There are college grads heading out into the workforce. And even some adults who like to use the power of August and September to make big changes at home or in their careers.
I wrote back in January about “Lowering the Ladder” to those who were launching a job search, seeking an internship, or looking to start their own businesses or side hustles at the start of the year.
The same rules apply now!
So here’s an easy way to Spread Happyness this week: mentor someone!
Your Happyness Challenge for the Week Ahead: Mentor someone! Do you know someone headed off to college? Into their senior year? Or into a first job (or new job)? Don’t wait for them to ask you for that oh-so-awkward informational interview. Take the first step — and offer to take him/her out for lunch or coffee or a tour of your workplace. Think of the people who helped you get where you are right now…that first contact, that first referral, that first interview or hire. The first person who treated you like an adult! No matter what position you are in…you are more than likely in a position to help someone take their very next step.
Spread Happyness — mentor someone, and show them the way this week!
8/4/17 by Grace Church
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