The Global Peer Mentorship is over. What now?
The fifth round of the Moonshot Pirates Global Peer Mentorship with all its learnings has come to an end. This is a program where four young people are put in a group with a mentor. For six months, they meet online every two weeks and discuss different topics ranging from beliefs and habits all the way to comfort zones and fears.
Six amazing months of sharing ideas, learning, and growing together. Looking back, all attendees are astonished by how much they have developed and changed in that time. Now, as this time has ended, the question comes up: What now? What’s next?
Here are three tips, given by Marko Londa, the founder of Moonshot Pirates, on how to take all the learnings from the last months and use them for the future:
1. Daily work
The mind is a muscle and just like any other muscle, it needs to be trained every day. Whatever habit you have started in the last months, it is crucial that you continue to practice it every day to keep up the momentum of positive change. Examples are meditating, reading, or learning something new daily.
The best way to stay consistent is to keep in touch with your mentor and mentees. By checking in every now and then, you can maintain these valuable relationships, keep on track with your goals and continue sharing new ideas and projects with each other. Most importantly: Don’t stop working on yourself!
2. See how far you have come
As you might have learned from your mentoring sessions, it is important to set big and audacious goals for yourself. However, these goals can intimidate you as they seem too far away to ever be achieved. You might get frustrated from seeing how big the gap is between who you are today and who you want to become in the future.
If this happens, the best way to raise your confidence level is to look back on your life and see how far you have already come. Think about it: How much have you changed and grown in the last weeks, months, and years? What do you perceive as normal today that scared you in the past?
If you feel ashamed of how weak you were in the past, let this quote by Alain de Botton be a guideline for both your reflections and future plans:
“Anyone who isn’t embarrassed by who they were last year probably isn’t learning enough.”Alain de Botton
So, remember how far you already have come, then shoot for the moon!
3. Surround yourself with the right people
Going through a mentorship really shows you the powerful influence of your environment. Being social creatures, we naturally adapt to our surroundings and start doing what people around us do. As Jim Rohn famously put it:
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”Jim Rohn
If you want to become an entrepreneur, surround yourself with entrepreneurs. Spend as much time as you can with people that inspire you and that you want to become more like. The Moonshot Pirates Online Community is the perfect place to find your allies if you want to become a young changemaker.
So, summing it up:
- Keep working on yourself every day.
- Remember how far you already have come.
- Surround yourself with inspiring people that will support you in becoming the best version of yourself.
The mentorship might be over, but your personal development journey has only just begun!