A Mentor Moment

By Edittress | A weekly digest of mentoring lessons learned, survival tips, and encouragement. Designed for the modern workplace. And visit edittress.com to find, message, and book 1-on-1 video chats with a mentor in minutes.

Need A New Career? 5 Tips For Breaking Into A Different Industry

I have a lot of gratitude for spending nearly a decade working inside the entertainment industry. From intern to senior vice president, I saw it all. …

Inspired By: Audrey Hepburn

Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible!’People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and …

Audrey Hepburn

How To Avoid Overpromising At Work

There can be a big gap between who we are and who we think we are. I believe this is the root of overpromising. It’s incredibly stressful on two …

Top 10

Top 10 Hipster Words That Your Baby Boomer Co-worker Doesn’t Understand

Part of the thesis for online mentorship is encouraging more inter-generational conversations. While high-minded, we acknowledge that there could be …

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Inspired By: Molly Ivins

The first rule of holes: when you’re in one, stop digging.The thing is this: You got to have fun while you’re fightin’ for freedom, ’cause you don’t …

Stress Management Techniques For Building Resilience

Nobody likes to be judged, but we do it all the time. One of my business school classmates was and still stands tall at 5 feet. He carries around a …

High School Basketball

Your Voice Is More Exciting Than The Voice

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan civic organization founded in 1920 in order to support women suffrage rights.“The League began as a …

Voting

Inspired By: Marianne Moore

Your thorns are the best part of you.Psychology which explains everything explains nothing, and we are still in doubt.The cure for loneliness is …

Poetry

How To Be Heard When No One Is Listening

A common complaint I’ve been hearing lately among mentees is the feeling that nobody is listening to them in a meeting. Okay. Then the kicker: …

Inspired By: Gertrude Elion

Nobody . . . took me seriously. They wondered why in the world I wanted to be a chemist when no women were doing that. The world was not waiting for …

What To Do When You Feel Excluded At Work

It happens to the best of us. I worked with a programming executive whose solution to most everything was to eliminate people from meetings. He was …

The Art Of Slowing Down

With everything available at the click of a button (including mentorship!), it’s no wonder we have a hard time slowing down. And of course that’s …

Inspired By: Lucille Ball

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your …

I Love Lucy

Dealing With Guilt And Shame At Work

Trying to tackle this subject, I can’t help picturing that image from <i>Game of Thrones</i> when a decidedly unforgiving character Cersei Lannister is …

Game of Thrones

What To Say When You Need More Time

Time is precious. Even more so when you don’t have an answer! Try our top 10 favorite lines next time you’re in a jam…<b>10. Can I get back to you</b> …

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Inspired By: Ella Fitzgerald

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.It isn’t where you …

Jazz

Surviving High Pressure Meetings And Other Gotcha Moments

My last boss would corral his team approximately one week before a big meeting. We would pull together and organize multiple binders full of data, …

Inspired By: Agatha Christie

I don’t think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness – to save …

How To Respond To Criticism From Your Boss

Everybody has an opinion. And there’s a good chance that your boss’s primary job is to have an opinion. Sadly not every boss is vetted like our …

Inspired By: Marie Curie

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.Be less curious about …

Dealing With People Who Don’t Take Direction

I produced an event this past weekend when I encountered a personality type that reminded me of my salad days in corporate offices: the person who …

Meet A Mentor: Marjorie

Nearly 40% of our users work in technology. So I jumped at the chance to persuade Marjorie to join our mentor network. She is a former senior …

Inspired By: Gilda Radner

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and …

5 Ways To Handle Change In The Workplace

Last week a reader asked, “What is change? Is it really good or bad? Or is it just a perception?”By way of background, this person just got …

3 Videos To Boost Your Mid-day Mood

Awhile back, I read that Wednesdays are the most miserable day of the week according to researchers. So what better day to publish a little mentor …

Inspired By: Grace Lee Boggs

Real poverty is the belief that the purpose of life is acquiring wealth and owning things. Real wealth is not the possession of property but the …

How To Be Less Emotionally Reactive At Work

Whether we admit it or not, the workplace is an emotional war zone based on the sheer fact that it is comprised of humans. Our emotions are …

Top 10 Comfort Foods After A Hard Day’s Work

Extend your summer vacation a little longer…you deserve it!<b>10. Grilled Cheese</b><b>9. Fried Chicken</b><b>8. Glazed Donuts</b><b>7. Frozen Pizza</b><b>6. Chili Dog</b><b>5. Potato</b> …

Inspired By: Georgia O’Keeffe

When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in …