I Didn’t Become a Mentor to Make Others More Like Me

In this series, professionals thank those who helped them reach where they are today. Read the posts here, then write your own. Use #ThankYourMentor and @mention your mentor when sharing.

Suze Orman

Television host, author, motivational speaker, producer

Too many people try to be great at a lot of stuff. The key to success? Do what you do better than anyone else can possibly do it. Then just do that ONE thing. Whatever you do has to relate to just that ONE thing.

A true powerhouse such as Jillian Michaels does not really need to be mentored — she just needed a sounding board for her already great ideas. Her problem was too many great ideas all going in different directions.

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Curb Your Librarian Frustration in 8 Steps – Stephen’s Lighthouse

It’s the start of a new month. Are you frustrated yet?  Is your job driving you crazy? Your boss? Your customers?  Are you thinking too much about quitting, retiring, vacationing, or abandoning your dreams?  Do you fantasize your hands around someone’s neck?

Now, before you fold your arms and stomp off into the sunset there is something you should know. This is normal. Every professional worth their salt and who has had an ounce of success has been there.   If you care, you get frustrated . . . and sometimes angry, demotivated or sad.  Worry when you’re at the point of “whatevah.”  Whenever you experience one of those moments (or weeks, months, etc.) you have to spend some time considering your choices and reconnecting to your passion.  Passion drives most of us – it’s what makes librarians put up with the pay! 😉 Luckily for the world, most of us choose to keep going and making a difference.

And you should too.  If no one has told you lately . . . you matter.  Librarians matter.  Information matters.

So, before you throw in the towel, or just wallow in the blues and self pity, let’s think about how to curb some of that frustration a bit so you can get back to striving for success, innovation, great client interactions, fame and fortune (well maybe not the fortune… tongue firmly in cheek).  Let’s move on and make a difference in the world. Read more…