8. Mentor and lackey

Nearly a year ago I decided I really needed a mentor and a lackey. A mentor to gently challenge and stretch my ambition and a lackey to do all those grunt work boring tasks that take the edge off a day.  I identified someone for the mentor role but never quite plucked up the nerve to ask.  As things turned out, he’s been a much better unofficial mentor through conversation and my picking out the ideas and philosophies of his I find helpful.  I can say the same of various friends, writers and activists out in the world living by their values.

So it was a very pleasant surprise to meet someone at an event recently who volunteered themselves as a mentor.  We had our first session today and I’ve found it really useful.

The lackey position remains vacant.

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