Many entrepreneurs and business leaders are understanding the benefits of both having a mentor who can assist them with growth as well as being involved with mentoring others. In talking with many of these individuals we are finding that people are having difficulty making the time to identify, pursue and connect with potential members. Interested parties are concerned about being an encumbrance upon those they are approaching and often those who are most willing to be in a mentor relationship already have individuals under their wings.
For tips on identifying the right mentor, read our article published with The Daily Positive HERE.
While mentorship is something that everyone should continue to pursue, while you are in that quest don't forget to reap the benefits of simple discussions with other entrepreneurs and business leaders who are also in the trenches. We can learn from those who are starting out - perhaps soaking up their start up passion. We can learn from those who serve as our peers - everyone has lessons learned from experience that they can share.
We can be mutual sounding boards for ideas, encouragement to recharge our batteries while persevering in the fight and we can share perspectives that we might otherwise miss without additional input. Continue your search for a mentor but while you are at it schedule to have coffee with someone and get a good discussion going as mentorship can happen at many levels and in many forms.
Mentorship can also happen in group settings through peer collaboration, read more on professional connection HERE.
What is your experience with mentorship - how were you able to get the relationship started?
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Jon Isaacson has a monthly feature column with Restoration & Remediation (R&R) Magazine titled The Intentional Restorer