Opening the doors to InspirationBy
Mentor = a trusted counselor
Inspiration = unusual creative activity of the mind
Putting the two together creates a phenomena, and when we get the chance to meet up with someone that we have looked to as a mentor, watch out for the creative hurricane to begin.
In one of the quotes, Carol Kaye say’s…”Your whole demeanor changes when you change that inner voice that keeps you locked up in chains.”
Competition in every aspect of our daily lives is overwhelming, in every adventure we seek there will always be someone who came before us that did extraordinary things, someone we can learn from. We do ourselves in when it comes to mentoring those around us, and those that have the knowledge that we seek do the same by locking themselves up for “security” reasons. Whether it’s job security or emotional security or just down right ego.
For Carol Kaye to take the time to allow Carol Moxley to do an entire series on her life as a musician, struggles in a male dominated industry and the challenges she faced throughout her career, she not only became more of a mentor to Carol Moxley, but she became a mentor to the bloggers that visits She-Lives.
Ego’s too big to give you the time of day are appalling to me and offer up absolutely no inspiration what so ever…last year, I contacted a local radio station – WLUP in Chicago, and wanted to donate some of my artwork for a charity drive they were having, I can’t fork out cash, as many of us can’t, but I have had great success in generating cash for charities with pieces of art work that are auctioned off. A single bar stool with Stevie Ray Vaughan went for 465.00 a few years back. The emails I sent to the local radio were ignored and when I left a note on one of their blogs, I was told “The artwork on this site, looks like vomit on a White Camero after eating black crayons.” Very nice, huh, extremely professional..not.. Needless to say, my radio dial has never hit 97.9 again, and I do have a screen shot to back that statement up.
Remember, we touch everyone’s lives somehow, keep your thoughts positive, keep your options open, keep the communication going. We never know how we touch people when a little bit of time is spent, we can walk away better people, we can walk away with new experiences and new friends. Carol Kaye gave something to Carol Moxley that she will always treasure, she gave her time and her thoughts….