Finding a great mentor is like discovering a pot of gold. Seriously, a fabulous mentor
can serve as an educator, advocate and promoter of YOU. They can open doors of
opportunities and introduce you to people you never thought you would have a
chance to meet.
I am so beyond blessed to have 5 mentors in my corner; helping and believing
in me step of the way. From self-made millionaires, to marketing gurus my “team” is
rich with experience and all have something I aspire to learn more about.
Dr. Dre mentored Eminem, Nelson Mandela mentored Bill Clinton, Usher
mentored Justin Beiber, Bill Gates was mentored by Warren Buffet… okay, okay..
so you get it, you need a mentor.
So, how do you do it? Let me let you in on the secret to finding “The One.” Mentors
are everywhere and they want to help students! Look of mentors who have a career
you aspire to reach. Search Linkedin, reach out to alumni, attend networking events in
your field or your mentor can even be a family friend. Send them a quick email or phone
call and ask to treat them to coffee to learn more about what they believe they could have
told their younger self- learn about them!
Now, this is KEY... it must genuinely be a natural relationship- one that is not forced
and one that is mutually beneficial. One in which the mentor serves as your “guide”
and in return they get a feeling of satisfaction of helping someone figure out what they
have already been through.Kate Middleton Queen of Manners (and England) would agree
it is an absolute “no-no” to ever ask someone to be your mentor. Your mentor should never
feel obligated to help you and you most certainly do not have to plan weekly meetings to chat.
Take these tools and start your search… do not forget it is a two way street!
See what you can do to add enrichment to their lives.