The same as in my so-called non-free time. Being focused on what I'm doing at the time. That can be long-distance running, cinema, motorcycling, reading, active and passive social media (and power naps, those are also part of it, 'embrace the nap').
Everything revolves around energy. Anything that gives me energy motivates me. Being ambivert is usually 'something about others' and sometimes 'not.' What gives me interchangeable energy in others is authentic, honest sincerity. People who dare to like themselves without scruples (with and/or without my assistance) are, in my experience, my greatest Duracellekes.
Reread my answer to the previous question. I don't feel any adoration for people I don't know personally. I can enjoy the image I have of someone but a hero(s); that's something else. There, depth is the essence of my HSP/HEP DNA, and personal contact is still the most efficient entrance door. Old school, I know.
"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well-preserved body but to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting whoooohoooo… what a ride!"
Focus. Milk out the days, do everything àll! (just not at the same time).
Life is there to be lived. Everyone's hourglass is running, and time is the only finite thing in human life. Letting someone gain time is the cleanest gift anyone can give someone. I just love offering gifts.
Professional and life experience from a mentor who has taken risks and walked on the edge is the mentee's greatest guarantee of the aforementioned time gain. When combined with an extreme desire to share those experiences, you have someone who unscrupulously chooses to walk shoulder to shoulder in the shadows. It doesn't matter if it's just to get the mentee out of the wind or to whisper to the mentee by pointing out possible sharp stones; it depends on the mentee. As a milker of days par excellence, I fit the above description in every case.
I had the best mentor that could have existed for me at one of the most difficult times of my earthly existence. Helen. She guided me back to human waters when my mom passed away unexpectedly, far too young. Professionally and privately. That's what a mentor does, guiding.
In a mentor relationship, just about everything stands or falls with the mutual connection between the interacting parties. If, after an intensive intake conversation (according to the rules of the ICF, openly questioning, in the absolute safe zone), that connection appears to be there for both parties, then the mentee gets all there is to give. End of discussion (who gives what he has...).
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