Lessons from my Mentor – 1

by Rumbidzai Mashavave

Trying to appear educated and focused I shared with my mentor one of my success habits-reading motivational books. I shared with her this takeaway from Destiny- by T.D. Jakes

Focus and prioritize- many opportunities may come your way but you need to determine which ones lead to destiny – T.D.Jakes

Mentor: Do you do the above?

Me:I am working on it

Mentor- How- What is your actual plan toward that?

I actually did not have a plan, I was focusing on what will bring me income and applying for any type of job I knew I could do, ignoring business opportunities because of past experiences and working on other people’s work (free labor) more than my own and thus I was bound to be frustrated when my life did not seem to be moving.

The issue of destiny, purpose and vision then came into play. Whatever you do, in your life ie, career, business, relationships, self branding should be governed by your vision.

Purpose is when you know and understand what you were born to accomplish, vision is when you can see it in your mind by faith and begin to imagine it- Myles Munroe

My mentor introduced me to the organogram of my life. You are the Director of your life. Which is guided by a vision, mission and values.  Then you manage your life in the different areas with the directive in mind. Using this organogram- I stopped applying for 80% of the job titles, refocused my research areas and  cut off ties that simply added to my frustrations, re-enforced relationships and made new strategic ones. The result? Regardless of the economic situation in Zimbabwe, I have made the first steps and even leaps in achieving set goals that feed into my vision including financial goals while unemployed!

The organogram

Of course, my mentor has all my deadlines and does not fall short of reminding me of my commitments.

As you try to work on or reconfigure your vision, mission and values.

  1. You may find this an interesting read: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/when-i-told-jeff-weiner-ceo-linkedin-what-wanted-my-career-hairston/?trk=v-feed&lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_feed%3BAa5GqLWzjLkvjYHaYTEaxA%3D%3D&lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_feed%3BQKkXQbybT%2BavkFi%2BqMlOeg%3D%3D

2. Feel free to contact me: I assist with vision mapping and goal setting- Contact me on rmashavave@gmail.com

3. I highly recommend:http://designyourlifewithbarbs.ver.st/ and get more than just help on your vision but your life as a whole.

3. Recommended reads: The Principles and Power of Vision by Myles Munroe

Destiny- Step into your purpose by T.D Jakes

Think by T. Bismark


For the Zimbabweans : Do something or Zimbabwe will do you – Rumby Mashavave

Something inside so Strong- Vision

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