Mentor Hunt.. Mentor Found

mentoring2 Good morning all! I bet you thought I fell off the face of the Earth. Well sometimes life gets in the way of things.

In the last post, I discussed being a coachable man, and needing a mentor in your life to help guide you along the way. This concept comes from Darrin Patrick’s book, The Dude’s Guide to Manhood

A few things I took away from Chapter 2 include:

– At some point, we’ve all felt that we are cosmically insignificant–and then we work to bury that feeling as deep as we can.

– Men consumed with filling their own emptiness rather than acknowledging it cannot be taught.

– Learning to be coachable is impossible for men who are attempting to cover up their own lack of glory. Some men want to maintain the illusion of control, so they never acknowledge their ignorance.

– Enough excuses! Confront life head on!

– Being teachable means facing our weaknesses and our ignorance and having the courage and humility to change.

After reading Chapter 2, my search began to find a mentor. In my opinion, the best place to look is in your church. That is where I found mine. I wanted a guy that was older and wiser in many of the things that I myself want to be. He is a very passionate , yet kind and level-headed person. He works hard to provide for his family. I approached him with what I was looking for and he agreed to meet with me.

The problem I am having though is what to talk about in the first conversation. Do I discuss my past and what has brought me to the point of needing a mentor? Do I talk about current struggles?

I don’t know where to start.

Thoughts?

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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Pay Attention And Learn Something: Become a Coach-able Man

karate-kid-i-teach Good Thursday afternoon readers! I hope this week has been good for you so far. Today we start chapter 2 of The Dude’s Guide to Manhood by Darrin Patrick.

What does the word coach-able mean to you? Does it pertain only to sports, or can it be used in other life scenarios? In this case, it is someone who is willing to take and respond rightly to critique.

Who is your mentor? If you don’t have one, find one. You need someone in your life to act as your coach. Great coaches see something in us that we can’t see ourselves, and they work patiently with us to call it out of us. A great coach helps us become who we are and discover the buried inner glory that is waiting to emerge. They also challenge us to see something new in our world. They expand our horizons and introduce to areas that we never knew existed.

I myself really haven’t ever had a mentor, and I desperately think I need one. I haven’t really been able to connect with someone I can look up to, and be coached by. There may be people in my life that are willing to do this for me, but I have to allow them to as well.

For me, the search starts now.

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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Buying Time

blog-Feb13-600x300 Good afternoon readers! As I said in a tweet earlier this morning, I want to apologize for the lack of posts recently. My new nephew was in town from California, so my time online was limited. So, let’s pick up from where I left off. This post will finish out chapter 1 of The Dude’s Guide to Manhood by Darrin Patrick.

What if time travel existed? What if there was a shop where you could extend a certain day to be more than 24 hours. Unfortunately, those things don’t exist. But there is a way to “buy time”. It is with the choices you make.

Throughout my childhood and even now, I have  heard the phrase “Make use of the time you have. You don’t know how much you have left.” How do you spend your time? Do you sit on the couch and let time just pass you by, or do you make good decisions with it? I myself have my days. Some days I just wanna sit on the couch and do nothing. What does that get me? Nothing. If I make good use of my time by being productive, I feel like I have accomplished something for that day.

Determined men realize that they have twenty-four hours in a day, and if they waste time it is because they intend to do so. Determined men take time seriously and are very intentional about how they use it.– Darrin Patrick

You only have one life. Make good use of it.

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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