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When looking for a mentorship program that fits your interests and availability, it's important to find out as much as you can about the mentorship program before making a commitment. Here's a list of questions you might want to explore with a prospective mentorship program.
What are the specific requirements of a mentor in your program, such as: the length of commitment, number of hours per week/month, and types of activities expected?
I was thrilled to be able to ask Martina Navratilova this question at the AARP 50+ Expo press conference last week.
Julia Valentine: What is your advice to anyone who sees fitness as a chore? What would you tell them to change their mind and attitude?
Martina Navratilova: Well, when you see kids running around, you don’t ever say, “You need to go a little bit faster, you need to run.” You have to actually slow them down, because they want to run, they want to get there faster.
Eighty percent of retirement planning consists of worrying. In particular, worrying about money. When almost everyone is currently experiencing losses which negatively effect their retirement savings, it is hardly surprising.
Before God heard of computers, He was kind enough to gift each and every one of us a little boy who would stay with us forever and ever until we left this earth and returned to never never land. His responsibilities were huge. He had no breaks, no vacations, no lunch hours and only rested when we went to sleep at night. There were times when we were ripe with ideas, and so he had to put on skates and run like crazy to file away all the information that was being sent up to him.
A way of describing and comparing things;
The soft and the hard, the empty and full.
Julia Valentine: I would like to start by thanking you for editing the Joy Compass book and many articles that appear on the website. I love the work you have done. You are such a great editor. Everything that you touch comes out a hundred times better. It’s been confirmed by friends and family, by everyone who has seen the “before and after” versions. You have received uniform praise.
Joan D. Saunders: Thank you — that’s what I’m here for.
Logically, there are five major steps to this process, summarized here and discussed in greater detail below. We can argue about where a certain concept belongs, but the framework is fairly straightforward:
First, you will likely seek (and will be provided) some sort of inspiration to embark on this task. Even if you are completely certain that you would like to create a better life for yourself, it is immensely encouraging to be reminded that many people have already done it, and done it successfully.
What defines Life is movement.
The Chinese call this movement, or energy, Qi.
Saying you’re going to get in shape for the beach season or your wedding is the same as saying, “I’m going to work only during the holiday season.” How can you experience the benefits of hard work from such a short-term commitment?