Thankful 2017: Mentors

Yes, I am thankful for my faith, family, friends, work, etc. But, this year I am uniquely thankful for people in my life that serve as mentors…whether they know they are my mentors or not.

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Uncle Ron

Uncle Ron loves people and he loves the outdoors. He marvels at, and values, God’s creations. Ron is a careful steward of his resources, but will generously invest in the people and activities he values. He appears tireless, but knows how to relax. Ron cares deeply.

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Nicole may love people more actively than anyone I know. She constantly invests in growth, whether it is her own or the people she values. She energetically moves forward while honoring the experiences and people that fueled her growth. Nicole is brave.

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Bill reflects. He takes intentional action. Bill is willing to climb down into the muck to help people. He loves the people he serves, but takes the time and space he needs to refuel. He points to Jesus.

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Father Andy

The Jesuits at Creighton love people where they find them. They are for and with others. The hate injustice and take action. They learn. They teach. They know how to have a good time. The serve for the greater glory of God.

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During this natural time of reflection these mentors leapt to the front of my mind. Having them is a blessing for which I am thankful, but doing something with the wisdom I gain from them is up to me.

These people live and have inspired the values of The Minimalist Manager and I think of at least one of them daily. They inspire me and often serve as a guide through life.

Who inspires you?

Who serves as a guide?

What will you do with the gifts they have given you?

When will you start?

Please join us in The Minimalist Manager Community page of Facebook to discuss these questions.

Comments

2 comments on “Thankful 2017: Mentors”
  1. Jan Pearson says:

    I showed this to Bill. He was very touched.

    Like

  2. Ron Lonneman says:

    Todd you are too kind with your words. Life is simple, surround yourself with positive, fun people. These people help us set new bench marks everyday! You are a positive guy going big places! RL

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