Sharpen Your Writing Skills and More

Updated: Jun 9, 2020

by KAREN WHITING in Leading Hearts magazine

I IMPROVE WHEN I LISTEN AND APPLY THE WISDOM OF OTHERS. This includes God, my peers, mentors, friends and loved ones.

It’s been especially important in my writing and speaking to let others help me sharpen my skills and keep me accountable in my walk. It’s putting “iron sharpens iron” into practice.

Schedule times to be together and set time limits.

Come prepared with what you want to share or ask.

Be ready to listen to each person’s needs.

• Encourage one another.

• Give advice with honesty and love.

• Pray for one another.

• Rejoice in one another’s success.

• Empathize over one another’s failures, setbacks and struggles.

• Trust that none of you want to hurt the other, so be open if something hurts your feelings and resolve any issues quickly.

Invest Time in a Mastermind Group

I joined an AWSA Mastermind group a few years ago that blesses me in countless ways.


• Share knowledge by answering questions.

• Trade-off providing training for everyone.

• Share new tips.

• Encourage one another.

• Promote one another to expand your networks and cross-promote.

• Challenge members to take new steps and think bigger.

• Share opportunities you notice for a member.

• Know we can lean on one another as needed.

Cherish Mentors Who Share from Experience

When I started writing, God quickly sent a mentor my way. Since then I’ve mentored others with that godly