The New Academic Styling of Dr. Mollie Bond

The word, “new” can encapsulate many types of beginnings. For example, I have expanded my writing styles to include academic writings.

Most recently, a strategy paper titled, “How Can I Be a Better Mentor in the Grants Profession? Best Practices in Mentoring” shows my passion for mentoring and for the grants profession. It’s good information for anyone who is a mentor (yes, that’s you!).

To read the paper in it’s entirety, please visit:
https://www.grantprofessionals.org/rc_files/690/Strategy_Papers_Volume_6_Issue_1.pdf

Thank you to the Grant Professionals Association, who has trusted me as the chair for the Mentor Match program for members, as well as publishing this paper.

Boundaries

“This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: ‘In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.'” Isaiah 30:15

Boundaries can be different depending on your season of life. At one time, I was involved in nine different organizations–too much to sustain. And yet, a lack of boundaries led me to say “yes” to one more activity, one more leadership team need, one more volunteer role. It was easier to say yes than face other’s disappointment, or a missed opportunity, or wondering if I had “missed my calling.”

I was living out Isaiah 30:15. God told me in rest, quietness, and trust is where I would find Him, and that if I’d only stop and listen…oh! What I might have actually accomplished. Instead, I “would have none of it” (Isaiah 30:15) and pushed to burnout, again.

In this podcast, Work Love Pray, I talk a little about what has helped me in the recovery process. It’s a journey, no doubt, but one I am willing to take. Perhaps some of the tips will help you, too, if you struggle with boundaries or work-life balance.

https://4wordwomen.org/work-love-pray-podcast-ep-6-dr-mollie-bond/