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.