If you know anything about me, I'm an avid listener of the Mylik Teele podcast cause she honestly speaks the TRUTH. If you haven't already heard, there's tons of talk about hopping on the bandwagon and getting a mentor. One topic that she seems to often make mention of is the value and purpose of a mentor. In her last maternity leave podcast, she states that we often have the perception of the role of a mentor all wrong.
The definition of a mentor is as follows: "an experienced and trusted adviser." The key word is ADVISOR. A mentor is meant to serve as one who offers you the necessary advice and tips with whatever it is that you may be going through at a certain point in your life because they have been there and done that!
Is a mentor meant to hold our hands and spoon feed us every bit of information to success? NO!
We're all going to have to go through life on our own accord and face our own realities, trials, and tribulations. Mentors aren't in the form of a fairy godmother who's going to save us and prevent us from dealing with life's harsh realities; so get that notion out of your head.
Your mentor is meant to be your own personal advisory board that you go to for advice and input on what the best course of action might be in a given situation. And hey, you might have multiple mentors for different reasons as well so keep that in mind. He or she might be right in front of you and you might not even know it.
Who are your mentors?