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How to find a mentor?

First of all, let’s get to the most important point fast:

You don’t need just one mentor or the one mentor, you need a full “Board of Directors for your Life“.

If you are looking for a mentor and are asking the question, “where do I find a mentor?”, STOP RIGHT NOW! First, think about these two questions:

  1. What type of person could possibly be my mentor?
  2. What do I want to learn from her?

 

Read more in my original post: The secret of having a successful mentor/mentee relationship

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How to be heard

Have you ever been in a meeting where you brought forward an idea, but no one listened? Then 5 minutes later someone else brings up the same idea and everyone is suddenly excited about it? And no one remembered that you suggested the same only 5 minutes ago…

Sounds familiar?

Read more on Here is a quick way To Be Heard in my original post.

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My personal brand – how do I find it?

I have seen a lot of discussions and workshops recently on building your personal brand. None of them have been clear to me on what building your personal brand really means. And none of them have given me any tools on how to build my brand.

In an attempt to figure out what we need to do to understand our brand, I am going to explore three questions that should help us understand what we stand for and therefore what we value. This will become our personal brand.

  1. What are your core values?
  2. How do you want to be known?
  3. How do you want to live every day?

Read how I explore these questions in my original post: Three steps in understanding and building your personal brand

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2012 in Review – running, traveling, career, life

2012 has been pretty remarkable. Not something I expected at the beginning of this year, but something that slowly unfolded over the course of this year…

How do you sum up a whole year?

I could talk about my running

11 races in 3 countries, including the inaugural Edinburgh Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon, the San Diego Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon, the San Antonio Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon and the Cologne Half Marathon. A PR (new distance: 8.2 miles), 2 second fastest times ever (half marathon & 10k). A whole lot of time spent with great friends.

I could talk about my traveling

Edinburgh, Budapest, San Diego, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Death Valley, Huntington Beach,  Texas, Spain, Germany. Countless flights and air miles completed. Even my “staying at home” in London during the Olympics and Paralympics are really part of my traveling. It has been such a remarkable experience being part of the Olympics & Paralympics 2012 that made me so happy being in London during this time.

I could talk about my photography

For the first time in my life I bought a SLR camera. I am not a professional photographer and I don’t have aspirations to be one. I just love taking photos and collecting memories of my travels. Each photo carries a story, a little piece of me.

I could talk about my personal journey

I spent a lot of time figuring out what I want to do in life and with my career, what is right for me and what will make me happy. I love being part of Tara Sophia Mohr’s Playing Big Program. The program has opened up a different perspective on my life and has made it easier for me to follow the path that is right for me. In figuring out what I want and need in life for my career and for my personal happiness, I have been able to work towards a new goal. I have searched for and secured a new job opportunity that lets me combine my career aspirations with my personal aspirations and will now start the new year with a new job in a new place. California – here I come!

In a sum, 2012 has been an extraordinary year of actually Living Life!  🙂

Living Life at the Gran Canyon in 2012!

Living Life at the Grand Canyon in 2012!