Three Other Reasons to Mentor

 My first mentors in my career were advisors. They were people I turned to with questions. We would meet on a frequent basis. In these meetings they would share ideas with me, tell me certain areas where I could improve, and generally provide guidance. I generally liked my mentors and enjoyed meeting with them. But […] Continue reading →

Dealing with the Office Jerk

 My wife and I have been friends with another couple for many years. Our children are of similar ages and the kids are friends with each other. She was a stay-at-home mom for years while her kids were growing up. She taught me that being a stay-at-home mom was a full-time job. In addition to […] Continue reading →

Your Career as a Novel

 I was recently listening to a podcast in which a novelist was interviewed about her writing approach. She stated that she writes books backwards. She writes the climactic ending first. Then, she slowly writes back from that point to create the moments that lead up to that suspenseful ending. I thought it was an interesting […] Continue reading →