you good at what you do? Do you want to get better at it? Then you need
a coach: someone who is skilled in specific tasks. Athletes, singers,
pageant contestants all use personal coaches. The coach is charged with
the responsibility of analyzing and correcting form, skill, and pushing
their clients to success. Even businesses have coaches to create
standardized procedures or leap financial walls. Coaches are focused on
Do you need someone to help you
grow as a person? Do you want someone trustworthy and dependable?
Mentors are amazing people that partner with their mentees long-term.
Mentors become a deep heart connection. They may mentor in a specific
area like spirituality or personal growth. But always the mentor’s
heart is on your well-being through support and suggestion.
The definition for mentor from
dictionary.com is: 1. A wise and trusted counselor or teacher. 2. An
influential senior sponsor or supporter.
Coaches are usually a hired
position, while mentors are a relational position. Coaches are often
easier to find because when someone succeeds (sports teams, pageant
queens, Olympians), the coach is highly sought after by the next
up-and-coming competitors. Mentors, on the other hand, are harder to
find. They’re located through networking and building relationships
over a long period of time. Most of the time mentors don’t step forward
and ask to mentor. It’s the mentee’s job to ask to be mentored. Seems
like a huge hurdle, doesn’t it?
Here’s a few tips on finding a
1. Join the organizations suited to your passion.
2. Become a student of the masters in your field.
3. Build a network of friends.
4. Pay attention to those friends and be a friend back.
5. Offer to volunteer in the organization.
6. Be a servant. Servant hearts are magnetic.
7. Share your desire to find a mentor.
8. Listen to those you admire and find them on social networks.
9. Support those in the organization through helpful marketing,
hospitality, and kindness.
10. Be willing to mentor those coming behind you.
Crisp with a Twist
(Photo courtesy of my son, Devan Leder)
brings the sweet-tart rhubarb. Big leaves used as a fan and crunchy
stalks to dip in a cup of sugar turn a summer day memorable. This fruit
is so tart it seems hard to eat at first. Then sugar and baking turns
it into something amazing. And then there’s this fun pie.
Prep any single piecrust from
homemade or store-bought. Press into greased 9-inch pan.
Fill with 4 cups diced rhubarb
1 cup sugar
1 Tbs. cornstarch (more if using more fruit)
1 cup water
1 tsp. vanilla
Cook over medium heat till thick
and clear, gravy-like.
Pour over rhubarb.
1 cup flour
3/4 cup uncooked oatmeal
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Top pie with crumb mix.
Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.
Serve warm with whipped cream.