Mentoring Matters


“A mentor empowers a person to see a possible future, and believe it can be obtained.”- Shawn Hitchcock

What great assets mentors are!  In all walks of life, they are crucial to our eventual success. Do you have a mentor?  If so, do you utilize the potential of this wonderful relationship to its fullest?  More importantly, do you mentor those coming behind you?

Remember that mentorship is a two-way street.  Not only should you seek out the support of good mentors but you must be prepared to mentor others yourself.

What are the qualities of a good mentor?  I always like to find someone who is good at something I want to do.  For example, if I wanted to learn to knit, I would find someone who was good at knitting and ask that person to teach me.  Mentorship in other matters is the same.  Find the person who is good at what you want to do and who embodies the qualities you want to have and use that person’s expertise to better yourself!

When someone else wants to use your expertise, in the same vein, you should offer your time freely to help that person succeed.  Always pay it forward, there is plenty of room for everyone. Not only does the universe reward you for your kindness but you will also see that mentoring others helps you to understand your own skills and talents more deeply and ultimately makes you better at what you do.

What does mentoring involve?  One of the crucial skills involved in mentoring is being able to inspire others to believe that they can do whatever it is they want to do.  Mentors are more than just teachers; they are also coaches who inspire others and help them achieve their dreams.  Further, by being a mentor, you ultimately end up inspiring yourself and reaching much greater heights than you thought you ever could!

Never give up on finding mentors or mentoring others.  This can be one of the best things you do with your life and can give you the boost you need to become not just good but great!

 Tell me about your greatest mentor and how they’ve inspired you!

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