He said, "No joking around. You have to be serious about it."
His name was Chuck and everyday he sits on the sidewalk of Main Street, just outside the Soda Fountain, in the tourist town of Philipsburg, Montana.
What is IT that is so important that you have to take it so serious and be all in?
Chuck preaches the gospel of fishing flies.
Seriously! No joke! The art of tying flies for fly fishermen. I am not making this up. The day I heard this from Chucks own lips, I grabbed my iPhone and started taking notes when I realized how passionate this 78 year old man is about his profession. I thought I could learn something about mentoring.
|My wife Pam with Chuck in Philipsburg, Montana|
Frank would then go to shows and blend into the woodwork to observe his student from a distance. The buttons would burst off of his shirt when he witnessed how accomplished his student had become.
The goal of the mentor, according to Chuck, was that those mentored would go beyond their master fly tier. All because they gave up everything else in their life to be mentored. Because they were all in. Not halfway.
|Darious Salas, of Idaho, won the 1st scholarship|
ONE STEP is looking for students who will be as passionate about living life with purpose as Chuck is about tying flies! ONE STEP is committed to seeing their students living life with greater impact and success than their mentors.
|James Smith, of Oregon, won the second scholarship|
If you, or someone you know, suspect you could benefit from a 12 week intercultural mentorship, please go online at onestepug.com and investigate the course which begins in September of 2016. Or, feel free to email the director, Paul Hunter, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ONE STEP will incorporate the following elements in an effort to produce people of impact:
- Residential training done in the context of community
- A focus on relational mentoring
- A blend or formal & informal instruction
- A cross-cultural environment
- An integration of instruction with practical application
- An effort attempted in the third world nation of Uganda
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