This is the first class (after the weekend intensive) of Mentors Professional Workshop – learning to mentor teens, young adults and their families.
And what do you think I would want to start with on the grand journey?
You must lead by example. That example is not “look at me! I’m doing the same crap you are!!”. No, we lead by living it but not preaching about it. Just understanding from our own challenges how to appreciate our client’s challenges.
As mentors, our duty is to grow as human beings. To take on our own personal and creative challenges and live by the guidelines we are setting for our clients.
To that end, we must add the following things in our lives.
I have spoken before about the times I would do Reiki, Therapeutic Touch and other healing modalities to people when I lived in Montreal.
Two things become clear that will help those who wish to Mentor Young Adults towards success in all aspects of their lives.
1) No outside force heals a person. It is the person’s choices and belief system that allows for the healing.
2) You can only truly grow when you add three things into your daily routine:
Something Reflective; Something Creative and Something Physical
- Creative (performance)
coding drawing writing
i.e. Making something
Using your canvas
- Physical (walking)
Muscle based exercise – Weights; Tai Chi; resistance training; etc.,
Here are some more things I recommend that you incorporate into your life to prepare you to become a truly great life coach for young adults:
- Meditation exercises (live with Ken ☺)
General 10 min Visualization
- Take your own Mentor classes when you can.
Ask your fellow MIT’s to switch 30 min sessions – 1 with you as Mentor (real work) – next with you as Mentee.Do real work. First time do GCS – then start a daily routine the following week – share how this goes at your next class. Write down questions.
- Also, keep notes to ask Ken
- Volunteer Interim Mentee – someone you will work on in your second month of mentor classes.
Choosing a VIM.
Using the VIM form to sign.
Remember: You need your police report for mentoring outside of fellow MIT’s
A Mentor is: Calm, relaxed, prepared, confident and always looking for Gold in his clients.