Chapter 2: The Beginning (Self-Mentorship & Coaching Philosophy! The Perspective!). This chapter, The Beginning, is dedicated to this village, its founding fathers and mothers, children, and all the activities that shaped my life. They are the basis of the title of the book, Self-Mentorship & Coaching Philosophy. My aim is to inspire you, the reader, not to ever think that you are on your own when there seems to be no one whispering wisdom into your ears. You have it inside you. All you need to do is to be active, observant, fully present, mindful, enthusiastic, energetic, and brave to make decisions and learn from both your successes and failures in life. That is the objective of this book.
The fact that I could now recall and attach meaning to so many of the happenings around my life now confirms that I was alert. I continued applying this practice, which I now call Self-Mentorship & Coaching Philosophy, until today. I want, through my writing, to encourage you to try it as it would help you now and later in your life. As I was growing up, I had nobody telling me how powerful our brains are and that they store all the life events in our long-term memories, to retrieve them later in life. Self-Mentorship & Coaching Philosophy should not be understood to mean replacing conventional mentorship and coaching. It complements it and should be applied together. But in the absence of a conventional mentor, self-mentorship and coaching become valuable. We are all capable of practicing it from our youth until the end of our lives. It never stops. It is a way of life, and it is powerful.