My second mentor meeting

Normally I am not very fond of Mondays. But today was an exception. I had my second meeting with my mentor Christian Ørsted. Our first meeting was 1½ months ago, we primary got to know each other and decided to continue the process. I got a lot of ideas, links and book titles from Christian. I bought the books, checked out the links looked into the ideas and overall developed. I was quite busy a week before our next meeting, making sure I was following up on the process, showing Christian I toked it seriously. I know I wouldn´t have gone through with my assignments, if I only were obligated to my self. This is really a strength in the mentor relationship. You get things done. But be aware that its the protege that takes the initiative and sets the direction and goals, it has to be in order to succeed. Make it easy for your mentor to spend time on you and be present. Once again I went home with a lot of ideas. I had the feeling that Christian didn´t really know how valuable his feedback was, reflection is difficult to measure. The mentor relationship is a process, it has its peaks and i probably has its downs, but do not underestimate that, it might be at that point you focus and develop. Once again I have a lot of ideas and homework I must get into, and I look forward to our next meeting, making one more Monday merry.