Pocket, Visual and Audio Mentors: Day 7 of 40 DAYS OF GROWTH

From Friday 19th January, everyday for 40 days, I will be sharing something each day that has either (1) changed my way of thinking or perspective, (2) helped me get through a challenging period of transition, change or growth, or (3) changed my life for the better. I've called it '40 Days of Growth'. I'd love it if you followed along with me on this journey - contributing what has also helped you to learn, grow and change. And, if I can support you on your own learning journey, please do let me know :)

What do you do when you don't have a mentor or your mentor is unavailable? 'Pocket mentors' to the rescue! Books, podcasts, videos... the advent of the internet has made infinite amounts of information available! Day 7 of 40 DAYS OF GROWTH.

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Jennifer Young
Mentors and Coaches: Day 6 of 40 DAYS OF GROWTH

From Friday 19th January, everyday for 40 days, I will be sharing something each day that has either (1) changed my way of thinking or perspective, (2) helped me get through a challenging period of transition, change or growth, or (3) changed my life for the better. I've called it '40 Days of Growth'. I'd love it if you followed along with me on this journey - contributing what has also helped you to learn, grow and change. And, if I can support you on your own learning journey, please do let me know :)

Day 6 is about the power of having mentors and/or coaches - people that support you in your personal and professional growth.

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EAT THAT FROG! Day 5 of 40 DAYS OF GROWTH

From Friday 19th January, everyday for 40 days, I will be sharing something each day that has either (1) changed my way of thinking or perspective, (2) helped me get through a challenging period of transition, change or growth, or (3) changed my life for the better. I've called it '40 Days of Growth'. I'd love it if you followed along with me on this journey - contributing what has also helped you to learn, grow and change. And, if I can support you on your own learning journey, please do let me know :)

Eat that frog!Day 5's idea is in honour of the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, where I first heard this idea when I attended as a participant 2 years ago, and where I have returned since on the organising committee. The 2018 programme starts tomorrow!

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Morning Routines: Day 4 of 40 DAYS OF GROWTH

From Friday 19th January, everyday for 40 days, I will be sharing something each day that has either (1) changed my way of thinking or perspective, (2) helped me get through a challenging period of transition, change or growth, or (3) changed my life for the better. I've called it '40 Days of Growth'. I'd love it if you followed along with me on this journey - contributing what has also helped you to learn, grow and change. And, if I can support you on your own learning journey, please do let me know :)

Day 4 talks about how setting yourself up for the day has a great ripple effect throughout the rest of your day. Gotta love morning routines! And yes, I am one of those annoyingly perky morning persons :)

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A LITTLE BIT AND OFTEN: Focusing on Progress rather than Perfection - Day 3 of 40 DAYS OF GROWTH

From Friday 19th January, everyday for 40 days, I will be sharing something each day that has either (1) changed my way of thinking or perspective, (2) helped me get through a challenging period of transition, change or growth, or (3) changed my life for the better. I've called it '40 Days of Growth'. I'd love it if you followed along with me on this journey - contributing what has also helped you to learn, grow and change. And, if I can support you on your own learning journey, please do let me know 😃

Day 3 focuses on two ideas that changed how I approach my work - 'a little bit and often' and focusing on progress rather than perfection. I hope that this also resonates with you!

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The power of human connection and community: DAY 2 of 40 DAYS OF GROWTH

From Friday 19th January, everyday for 40 days, I will be sharing something each day that has either (1) changed my way of thinking or perspective, (2) helped me get through a challenging period of transition, change or growth, or (3) changed my life for the better. I've called it '40 Days of Growth'. I'd love it if you followed along with me on this journey - contributing what has also helped you to learn, grow and change. And, if I can support you on your own learning journey, please do let me know.

Day 2 is about the power of human connection and community. And, when people aren't available, cuddling a dog is 100% acceptable :)

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HOW ARE YOUR FUNDAMENTALS? Day 1 of 40 DAYS OF GROWTH

From Friday 19th January, everyday for 40 days, I will be sharing something each day that has either (1) changed my way of thinking or perspective, (2) helped me get through a challenging period of transition, change or growth, or (3) changed my life for the better. I've called it '40 Days of Growth'.

Day 1: How are your fundamentals?

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Talking About My Generation, Part 1: Gen Y... Gen Why Not?

Talking About My Generation: Gen Y... Gen Why Not? - written by Jen Y who's a member of Gen Y

It seems that every day there is a new headline and story about Gen Ys. So, this blog is going to be me (Jen Y, a millennial) talking about my generation. p.s. This blog originally became really long, so I will do a part 2 follow up. p.p.s. Did anyone pick up the reference to The Who's song 'My Generation' in the title?

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Being a Human Doing: A Blog Post about Mindfulness and the Benefits of 'Resting in the Middle'

The last time I checked I was a human being, yet most of my life I've spent my time doing, doing, doing. It was exhausting and it lead to burn out and sickness numerous times... until being inspired to give meditation and mindfulness practices a try over three years ago by a yoga teacher and friend. This is a blog post about mindfulness practices, taking a pause to 'just be' and the benefits of 'resting in the middle'.

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When did 'busy' become the new norm? Taking off the busy badge of honour

Did you know that being too busy (e.g. hurrying from place to place, from meeting to meeting) can lead to sickness? Even just saying the all-too-common phrase "I'm busy" can release the stress hormone, cortisol, into the body. I've certainly been guilty of this... Find out in Jen Y Insight's latest blog about taking off the 'busy badge of honour' and what we can say instead that will lead to less stress in our lives.

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