My mentor has changed my business and personal life. He has helped me through the tough times and given me spiritual direction.
As I navigate the pitfalls of personal and business relationships, he has been invaluable.
When considering someone to be your personal mentor here are some thoughts that come to mind.
- I would recommend that your mentor be 10 to 30 years older with good life experience. The more “hard knocks” in life the better.
- Your mentor should talk straight and tell it like it is. No sugar coating! They must be tough, yet kind, and be able to keep you from becoming emotionally incoherent.
- Remember, your mentor is there to help you. Encourage constructive criticism. You can’t overcome bad habits unless they are identified.
- The object of a mentor is to provide character, not comfort!
If you can find someone to guide you through the ups & downs of life, you have found a great mentor!