A recent Forbes article mentioned that 76 in 100 people discern mentorship to be important. Unfortunately, only 37 of them can find one. As the name suggests mentoring is no course or university study. It’s a simple mechanism to transfer knowledge gained through years of experience.
Interesting abbreviation of the word MENTOR
Belonging to the tech industry, it was hard to become reconciled with the decisions of the higher management as it never seemed to be in line with my thoughts. A few years in the mundane role, I started accepting things for what they were. When the realisation dawned, I was nowhere close to where I wanted to be and what I wanted to do. I always wished I had someone to talk to or at least get a bird’s eye view of the hierarchy and how things work in mammoth organisations.
That’s exactly what mentors can do for one. Maybe it is management that you need to understand or get trained in a specific technology to switch jobs. Never mind, you may be an entrepreneur looking to open a few doors or even a student trying to build the perfect network to find work – Mentors have you covered.
“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself”
Finding yourself a mentor could be challenging. One easy way that I can think of is reading books. Ever heard of “Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki? he is a fantastic mentor for life. Wouldn’t it be better to have someone like him speak to you in person? Hell yeah!
Finding a mentor who suits your needs is more important and finding one has never gotten any easier.