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Monday, September 24, 2012

My Journey to A Great Lesson

It has been quite an eventful week. Actually it started last week when a friend of mine invited us to visit him and his family. That was the first time we actually went out, the three of us, other than to the doctors' appointment. It was a blast. Of course there was great food involved.

 I have started working with a coach. Her name is Charlie. It has been a few weeks now that I am working with her, and I have started seeing the results. The first result is actually is something intangible, but yet essential. She helped me define exactly what I want and in details. It was challenging at times, because there are things that I hadn't thought about yet, but I am glad I did.

 Two days ago, I received a call from a longtime friend of mine. Actually, he is one of my best friends. He lives in England. We do not talk as often as we used to (he is a father of 3 kids, and I have one...), but when we get a chance to talk, we can talk for hours just to catch up. As I was sharing with him what I am discovering about being a new dad, he reminded me about stuff that he told me long time ago about having a family. It did not make a lot of sense at first, but now that I can totally relate to it, it does really make sense back then. But it does now. I guess timing is everything. He taught me a lot of stuff, and I am so thankful. He has 3 kids, and has a great family. I think I can learn a thing or two about being a parent.

 The lesson I learned is that if I want to learn something valuable, I'd better learn it from someone who has done it and succeeded. I can learn from my own experience but it would take a long time, I would rather learn from somebody else experience. My challenge to you is to find a mentor, someone who is where you want to go, someone who has been tested, someone who can show results. I am on a quest of mentors, hopefully I will be able to find great ones.

 Moral of the story? Do you want to find a great coach? Just invite me to dinner and I will give you mine.

Always a pleasure
 Patrick The Journeyman

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