How To Be A Mentor

Path to Mentorship Mentoring is one promising mechanism that could help youth with disabilities by enhancing youth’s inclusion in society. Mentors can serve as role models and share experiences while helping to support youth in their academic, career, and psychosocial development, and in their transition to adulthood. If you want to successfully mentor a person […]

So You Want to Be a TROT Mentor?


What does it mean to be a TROT MENTOR? Being a TROT MENTOR is more than just volunteering. It means providing advice, guidance, and teaching to individuals with disabilities. The concept of mentoring is simple, but successful implementation can be challenging. A document on disability issues posted by the American Psychological Association lists characteristics of […]

The Fifth Agreement

The Fifth Agreement For those of you who have worked the Four Agreements and are doing well, you will have found that living your life in this manner has made you aware of the existence of a Fifth Agreement: Listen to others, but with skepticism. Skepticism? Isn’t it bad to be skeptical? Aren’t we supposed […]

Worksheet: Always Do Your Best

The Fourth Agreement – Do you best. Never less, and never more. 1. Do I feel well-rested? If you are tired, you will find that your best is likely a step below what you wish it would be. Be more realistic in your goals. Set fewer tasks or simpler tasks until you feel well-rested. 2. […]

How Can I Always Do My Best?

To recap, the Fourth Agreement states, “Do your best. Never less and never more.” Under any circumstance, always do your best, no more and no less. But keep in mind that your best is never going to be the same from one moment to the next. Your best depends on whether you are feeling wonderful, […]

The Fourth Agreement: Always Do Your Best

Well, folks, we have finally made it to our fourth and final statement from Miguel Ruiz’s self-help book, The Four Agreements. Over the last few months, we have been discussing ways to be set free from self-limiting beliefs. We have made it to the home stretch and hope you have learned some helpful, comforting, challenging […]

Why We Often Choose to Make Assumptions

The third agreement of Miguel Ruiz’s The Four Agreements is: Don’t make assumptions. Last time, we went over the importance of this practice. Let’s dive into why, as humans, we usually tend to make assumptions. Why do we do it? If you don’t ask questions, you can comfortably continue with your illusions. If you don’t […]

The Third Agreement: Don’t Make Assumptions

If you have been following along in our blog series based on Miguel Ruiz’s life-changing self-help book, “The Four Agreements,” welcome back! If you are just now jumping in, we are glad to have you. In this series, we are discussing ways to be set free from self-limiting beliefs. The four agreements are: Be impeccable […]

Parents, Don’t Take Things Personally!

How often have you just felt so exasperated with your child that you didn’t know what to do? How many times have you found yourself taking your frustration with others out on your child? It happens. It probably happens more often than you realize. That heavy sigh, the rolled eyes, the pinched lips. Those are […]

Kids, Don’t Take Things Personally! (For Children)

Kids, have you ever come home and gotten your feelings hurt because your parent yelled at you for something that didn’t seem fair? What did you do? Pout? Yell back? Do something you know your parent would get mad about? Well, that’s what a lot of people find themselves wanting to do. But the thing […]

How Do I Not Take Anything Personally?


It is one thing to tell yourself to not take a comment personally, but it is quite another thing to practice this. We all react to others. It is in our nature. We do not live in an isolated bubble. We all have the power to influence each other. We have the power to influence […]