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Mentorship Session Diaries: Hold On, We're Going Home!


Written By: Paul VanderGriendt, Event Management Coordinator

Mentorship Session Diary. Entry 07


Every One Voice One Team session starts with to a song to set the mood and get people live. I don’t care who you are, you’ve never seen a zoom meeting like this. Positivity is off the charts. Energy is off the charts. You can feel it in your bones. Orlando Bowen always says, “if you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together.” The sessions are all about community, sharing and growth.


Having strong connections in our life is what gets us through. We all have stretches that are difficult. Everyone has ups and downs. Sometimes we go through the highest highs and sometimes we go through the lowest lows. Having connections and trust in the people around us is a key to finding positivity through turmoil. Trying to make it through tough times alone, means always making the tough times harder on ourselves. Sharing and expressing ourselves gives us the opportunity to shed the doubt and insecurities that can weigh us down.


Support from others in our lives isn’t just to help us through the dips in our roller coaster, but to push us to the top as well. Having the right people around us can challenge and push us forward. Every interaction, every conversation we have can add value to our lives. What we decide to walk away with when we have the opportunity to learn from those around us can shape how we move forward. Life is full of opportunities to learn, grow, challenge ourselves and work hard to achieve our goals.


Having a growth mindset is a way for us to unlock possibilities and opportunities in our life. Find something you are passionate about, that you obsess over, and turn it into a positive in your journey. Be creative and innovative about how you achieve the things you want. There is never only one way to do something. Each of us can make a choice to be great. After that, it takes the effort to make it happen.

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