Dreamers, Raise Your Hand So We Can See You

I see those hands. Some of you are tentatively putting that hand up. I think I know why. When we are told,

Man thinking on a train journey.

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“You’re a dreamer.” the tone is sometimes admiration, and often times disdain. Be encouraged.  The world needs you.

I came across this quote recently and it made my heart sing.

“Ordinary people believe only in the possible. Extraordinary people visualize not what is possible or probable, but rather what is impossible. And by visualizing the impossible, they begin to see it as possible.” — Cherie Carter-Scott

If your thought process has wandered beyond the possible, beyond the probable over to the impossible and you flip that thought around  like an interesting rock in your hands, the world needs you. Continue reading

Seek Out Your Mentor

Seek out your mentor.A mentor is an invaluable resource for professional development. No matter how many books, seminars, and webinars you consume, nothing compares in value to a seasoned professional coming along side you.

Today I received an introductory email response from my mentor. I joined a professional networking organization, the Association for Women in Communications, to meet one of my goals. I discovered their volunteer mentoring service and quickly sent in my response, telling a bit about myself and my professional goals. With this information, they matched me to an individual with experience in like areas.

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