Friday, September 7, 2007

Mentor ... part 1

It is well documented that having a mentor is crucial for any kind of development... and many people swear by their mentors and credit them with much their success. But what is a mentor??

Well... A Mentor is someone who guides you, someone you trust, someone who is wise... who has knowledge and experience in an area that you are require for your advancement. A mentor can be your confidant, advisor, coach, or even your role model. Yet you do not have to only have one mentor... it can be different people throughout your life, depending on what you need at a particular time.


-- there is no single perfect role model -- many people offer different skills and it is important to look at a variety of people doing what you are wanting to do/achieve.

-- no single person can provide you with every answer... and that goes for a mentor... not one person can meet all your requirements. You need to seek the assistance from, and observe, a multitude of people.

-- no one is perfect, and no one will have all the answers... look at people with an open mind and take on board what fits you and what you want to achieve in life. People will make mistakes... so will your mentor... learn from them!

Qualities of a good mentor:
-- someone who will take a personal interest in your development and support you in the areas that you go for.
-- someone who will help you strive for your best achievements in all areas of your life
-- someone who will eagerly share their knowledge and experiences in the hope that you reach the highest level of your achievement
-- someone who is balanced in all areas of their life: physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially.
-- someone who will demonstrate the importance of fulfilling all responsibilities for every part of their life.
-- someone who is a wonderful overall example.

So... how do you find such a person??... I will talk about that in the next post.

Take care

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