If someone had told me when I was young how truly important mentors where and how they can significantly help your success in life and provide the extra support we all need….my life could have been completely different.
I just called my mentor about an issue I was having. Until I started to panic and realize I needed help beyond my own brainpower it hadn’t occurred to me to reach out to her. In the midst of her own life she stops everything to make sure I feel heard, understood and more importantly even, to make sure I knew she cared and was going to help. OMG the relief I felt made my entire day better. Just to know… “Hey, you are not in this alone”. Pure reverie.
We should all have easy and plentiful access to mentors our entire life; not just for business. We should have parenting, lifestyle, marriage, self-esteem, happiness, goal oriented, on and on…… We should have a list of mentors to be able to call on.
Ideally people have friends and family for this but in a world that seems more isolated than ever I think people to help outside our general sphere is a good idea. Everyone needs to feel of use and everyone needs someone to help in areas we lack knowledge, experience, perspective or just want help with. Everything useful I have learned in life has been from a combination of experts and peers.
Absolutely everyone has something to teach. I think it was just on the cover of O magazine how “everyone has something they could teach you that will completely change your life”. I firmly believe that’s true.
I love to teach and I love to learn and I love to explore and help people and share in that knowing. Life is too short to not share.
I wonder if there is a mentor app? That would be so cool. There probably is. It would involve a commitment of course, something a lot of people bawk at, but you can’t get something from nothing. From my own experiences trying to help people, the feelings and lessons learned as a “teacher” are plentiful and meaningful and absolutely worthwhile….to know beyond a doubt that you helped someone; that you made their life better, even for just a moment is an absolutely priceless feeling. It truly is.