This is episode 50 and the 2-year anniversary of the Functional Freedom Podcast. I felt like doing something special to celebrate with you all. It just so happened that the anniversary was around the same time as Fathers Day… so I had a special guest interview me. My oldest daughter Emily turned the microphones around to ask me questions about the father-like mentors in my life.
It’s an unusual episode but I try to provide useful content to help you know what to look for when searching for mentors. When you are considering re-inventing your professional brand or building your own practice the process can often be confusing and frustrating. It’s helpful to have an experienced guide to help you navigate the journey.
In our attempt to avoid “navel gazing” about my past we highlight qualities to look for in a mentor. Characteristics such a empathy, humility, generosity, experience and encouragement are often found in someone “whose been there” and is willing to teach what they’ve learned.
We also use the 50th episode milestone to talk about the future of the Functional Freedom podcast and my aspirations to help therapists be successful at work and life.
Thank you for joining my guests and I in our efforts to make our world a better place. And to all you fathers out there that are doing your best to make a difference in the lives of your family we celebrate your hard work and sacrifice with you. Happy Fathers Day!
I want to build a community of therapists from all over the world who want to connect, learn, share stories and advice, and have fun with the therapy profession.
I would REALLY appreciate you sending me a voice message about how your father was a mentor to you. Or send a message of thanks to a mentor who helped you in your therapy career. I will air the recorded messages in a later episode.
You can also write comments on this blog, email me at email@example.com, or leave a voice message from your computer.