In this monthly column, Step Up CEO Jenni Luke shares her take on mentorship through role modeling.
The cycle of graduating – making it through a challenge, celebrating accomplishment, and taking stock before moving forward – is something I sometimes forget to do for myself. When we’re younger growth comes with markers that are pretty clear. High school, college, sometimes graduate school, first job. At some point growth becomes more incremental than exponential, sometimes more internal than external. If you’re not looking for it you can miss an opportunity to up-level how you think about yourself to match the growth you’ve actually experienced. Take the time to think about how you’ve graduated – personally and professionally – in the recent past. Acknowledge and celebrate even the smallest of learnings. Take stock of who you are now that you know what you know. Move forward secure in these new strengths and take them confidently into your future.