As the Christmas season approaches, our anxiety levels in relation to gift giving begin to rise. For many, Christmas brings with it panic about what to buy, how much to spend, will he or she like our gift. Perhaps it is time to replace this focus on materialism with a focus on support and hope.
Australia has more than 130,000 homeless people who are constantly in need of support. Food in their stomach, a blanket to keep them warm, a shoulder to lean on and most importantly, the feeling that someone cares. It is time that we begin to understand that giving is not so much about the material, but rather the passion and purpose. Too often today we give to get in return, as opposed to give to make a difference. This festive season it is time to give people a piece of our heart and not a piece of our mind.
Regardless of how successful you are as an athlete or in business, there is always room for improvement. As an athlete, if you truly want to be the best, you need a support team around you, and a coach is an integral and vital part of that team.
A mentor is simply a trusted guide, coach, counsellor or teacher with whom you share your experiences and from whom you gain advise. In life, it is very easy to get caught up in our own journey, in thinking that we know best and therefore risk becoming blind to the fact that there could be a better path. A mentor is only a phone call away and can help to broaden our horizons and show us alternate pathways.
Read the three major reasons I believe it is critical that we have a mentor here