June’s Mentor of the Month: Scott Daniels
What is one of your favorite things to do with the young person you are mentoring?It has been eight years, so those things have changed from the time my mentee (George Scott) was 7 now that he will be 16 in May. We have enjoyed hut trips with Mountain Mentors, snowboarding, Elitch trips, four-wheeling and other things. We even play a board game that teaches finance, business and life skills called CashFlow101. George has become so adept at this game that he helps me teach it to sixth-graders at the Wyatt Edison School in Denver.Who has been the most influential person in your life? (And why?) My parents. I can’t really get away from that. Both the good and what I wouldn’t choose has made me the person that I am today. More influential than those persons would be God or Spirit.
Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why? Most recently, Costa Rica. Prague was also very interesting. The interesting common thread there is how fast both those areas are developing based on tourism and technology.What words of wisdom would you pass on to the community to help our kids become more involved in healthy activities? Well … just get over yourself. Of course you don’t see where you will find the time. Of course you don’t want to make a commitment FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR. Of course, you don’t want to disappoint a young person if your plans change for some reason.
The fact is, those obstacles, showing up as your excuses, are probably showing up in other parts of your life and holding you back in other ways. For me, it turned out that the lessons my mentee has taught me have probably been more valuable to the planet than the lessons I have taught him. There is a mutual exchange and everyone is learning and growing in a positive direction. In short, I am very grateful for having the opportunity to be a mentor and would recommend it to anyone. Scott DanielsDecade born: Late 60sBorn and Raised: Walpole, N.H.
Music: Live Music. Favorite Venue: Small enough to be intimate and big enough to attract great acts. I love the Ford Amphitheatre, The Fillmore Auditorium, etc. I would love it if Breckenridge had a year-round venue that would attract better talent.Favorite Book: The Fountain HeadHobbies: Skiing, kayaking, snowboarding, cycling, hiking, camping, spanish language, residential design and remodeling, real estate investing, personal growthPassionate about: Life in ColoradoHow many hours do you give each week to the mentoring program? The time commitment is not a rigid as one might think. The relationship is the important thing.
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