- Still need some music for my intro/outro
- Gonna try to start posting more pics on the blog, as well as spruce it up soon
- Ongoing Schedule
- 2 episodes per week for the next 15 weeks (Traditional College Semester)
- 1st one (Mon) will be goal focused
- 2nd one (Thurs) mental health focused
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- The reddit link to comment on this specific episode is posted below.
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Question from Reddit today about anxiety re: finding a college/career
- It’s good to know what you don’t like
- Start with an honest look at what you like
- If you don’t know what you like, try an interest inventory
- college isn’t a necessity for lucrative careers (sales)
- Start at a community college, take advantage of the campus beyond the courses
How I came to have a mentor
Key Info for this Podcast:
Mentorship is getting a lot of press recently, and I wanted to weigh in. At the conference I attended last week that I spoke about in Episode #10, mentorship was a theme I heard reiterated throughout my time there. Both young people with mental health issues as well as those without can almost universally benefit from a positive mentor/protege relationship
- Don’t ask a stranger
- Let it happen naturally
- Like a good relationship (intimate or otherwise), it can’t be forced, and is something you find when you’re least looking for it. So don’t actively actually look for a mentor, instead:
- Meet people who share your passions, but have more experience than you
- Identify 1 or 2 you really connect with
- Do something for them, figure out what would be helpful on your own by looking for clues
- When the time is right, ask them to talk sometime about your future intersts
The Home Exercises I’ve Suggested So Far Are:
- Set a big goal that ties into your passion.
- Write it down, then figure out the first few steps and write them down too.
- Figure out dependable time capture and task management tools.
- Look back at the first steps, think about what they might have in common, they should lead you to developing a simple ritual (waking up earlier, studying at same time every day, drinking more water).
- Today, think about the people around you, or the places where you have the opportunity to meet people. Think about one person you can approach to have a conversation. Again, you’re not asking them to be your mentor. You just want them at this point to know who you are.
Link to thread on reddit to discuss the episode: