You are the hero of your story. Dress for the part. Play it too.
We have an unwarranted tendency to automatically trust whoever’s leading the narrative on the pages we’re turning or at the epicenter of the drama unfolding.
Say if you’re a Gryffindor, it means you can be brave and bold, but sometimes we’re Neville Longbottom and need to rise to that occasion and grow into that.
A mentor, on the other hand, is trying to help their protege/mentee find the thing they want to be, and to push them toward that thing. I believe that’s best done by asking questions, but listening, and encouraging.
What can I do in the coming month to help you say “yes, and” yourselves? Do you want a reader/editor for a story/script/article? Someone to look over a project plan/idea? An extra/actor in that short film you’re not sure how to cast to get going?
This installment is so bogged down and overburdened with its own mythology that it’s lost its heart.
Elton John is the rare artist who transcends the hubris of the concept, in his case going on this farewell tour is an act of grace and kindness.