Timmie (or Tim as he likes to shorten his name) is an avid reader and intensely curious about the world. Why do people do what they do? And how can we have more impact? For Tim, understanding yourself leads to caring for your mind and body through the inner world, which is why he’s fond of meditation and sports (running). But kicking back with a few friends or family and some good food and drinks is also high on the list.
Tim doesn’t have one particular hero, but he considers many people to be his teachers and who have helped him along the way. In this sense, we all stand on the shoulders of giants.
Several life mottos apply to Tim, but a quote from the Persian poet Rumi he came across recently struck him as true: “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
For young Tim, he doesn’t have much advice. Everybody who’s ever seen the movie ‘Back to the Future’ (or an episode of ‘Futurama’) knows you shouldn’t go back and meddle with the past.
Why mentoring? Not having a mentor when he started his career, Tim likes to pass on what he learned so that others may profit on their journey. And they, in turn, could pass on what they learn when their time comes. Tim thinks he will make a good mentor because he’s lived through the experience of scaling a company, leading a team, and struggling. But he brings a broader view and a calm presence that will help mentees to search for what works for them.
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