I know that for the last 6 months, I have not been publishing as much as I used to. During this time period, I have missed writing but was forced due to many personal circumstances to not write. Among these circumstances was the passing of a loved one and dealing with that loss amongst the family. That experience, however, has taught me a few things that I thought might be helpful to discuss here. In that regard, I thought that it could re-launch my blog on a regular basis.
Some of my educational experiences that can apply to mediators and people in mediation.
- Dealing with Loss — as hard as it is — can also further connect you to other people.
- Being an attorney or mediator is often hard business requiring long hours and dedication. A balance is necessary in order to be effective. All work, and no downtime can substantially decrease the effectiveness of the attorney or mediator. Creating balance on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis is invaluable.
- Taking a moment to contemplate and breathe before undertaking a major task can open up your mindset and your ability and willingness to understand others.
- It is better to undercommit and over-deliver than overcommitt and underproduce.
I will look forward to continuing our conversations.
By Steven G. Mehta