- We all have down times where we need encouragement and advice.
- We will all face situations where our knowledge and experience is insufficient.
- Most people who are successful over the long haul can point to three-ten others who have helped them along the way.
- The relative absence of good mentoring relationships gives those who have them a competitive advantage in almost any endeavour.
What makes a good mentor?
In the book Connecting: The Mentoring Relationships You Need to Succeed in Life by Paul Stanley and J. Robert Clinton suggest the following traits of a good mentor:
- Ability to see potential in others
- Tolerance and patience with a person who is not as advanced as they are in an area
- Perspective- knowing that time and experience will make a difference
- A natural gift of encouragement that builds up the mentee
We all need a team, partners, mentors, to reach our full potential.
Who do you see in your life as possible mentors?
Make a list…