As a new professional, you strive to succeed
at your job, make a real contribution, and use your accomplishments
as stepping-stones to a fulfilling career. The learning curve
is steep, and the first days, weeks, months, can be overwhelming.
Your boss expects you to "be resourceful." Yet there may be
few, if any, resources in place. No orientations, no handbook
of unwritten rules, no one to show you the ropes.
The good news is that you can now stop wondering
how things might be different if only you had a mentor.
You are your own best mentor. And now there's a tool to help
you tap the "mentor within." That book is Mentor Me: A
Guide to Being Your Own Best Advocate in the Workplace.
Mentor Me shows
to mentor yourself by analyzing
the skills mentors exhibit and then learning how to apply
these skills to yourself. Get
a sneak preview of the book here.
The respect implied by your constant
recognition that some of us are introverts and must approach
solutions from a different direction really comes through.
. . . To a large extent we create our own reality. So why
not create one that honors our own gifts and allows room for
abundance in our work lives? - Kitty Wooley, Management and
Program Analyst at the U.S. Department of Education