Aug. 12th 2013 wasn’t just another Monday, it was a #MentorMonday … with a one-hour Spreecast where it was all about being flexible. Especially me 🙂
On deck we had John Harris III, a mentee of mine, who is behind AuthenticReflections.org. He’s basically building “the stock market of the mentoring game” in his organization that focuses on self-actualization and helping others become the people they want to be in order for us to have a better society.
“We want to do as much as we can to create a Utopian society, whatever that looks like and I want to actualize myself and I want everyone to actualize themselves,” John said, when asked what he hoped his efforts’ legacy would be.
Also on Monday’s show we had to do some maneuvering on the fly. There’s nothing like being quick on your feet, folks, and Monday, I had to do just that (while drinking XO – challenge!). We had no shows (who I thought were just running on CP time but never made it). We had technical problems. We had people who don’t listen and don’t put on their headphones (I still love y’all)! But we didn’t let that stop us from having what I think was one of our best Sessions.
Charles Moore, a friend of mine from D.C., jumped into the conversation talking about business marketing and overall strategy. And I answered viewer questions, including one from Sandra who wanted some personal advice for going into business with her sister.
My advice? Don’t. Not to be negative, but running a business with family is hard because like with all relationships –whether familial, platonic or romantic – it’s about communication and your ability to problem solve. In the end, I suggested that Sandra and her sister have an advisory panel to help them and give them advise when they’re struggling with a business decision. This is something a lot of people should look into having if they’re starting a business or just making a career move – it’s good to have an impartial, outside open. Create your own circle of key influencers to help you make the best business, the best you that you can be.
We also did a little matchmaking at the end of the show with our own dating game featuring eligible bachelor Rich Owens. He’s 33, has no kids, wears a size 13 shoe (for those of you who care about that sort of thing) and wants a woman who has a “legit relationship with Christ!” We found three women – Deja, Joy and Winifred – and had them hide their faces while both Rich and I asked questions. Who did he end up picking? Well, you’ll just have to check out the #MentorMonday Spreecast by clicking here and checking it all out (or viewing below).