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National Mentoring Month: The Importance of Mentorship

No matter how determined, intelligent or charming you are, most of us can’t proceed alone in our professional journey. To experience personal and professional growth, a mentor is someone everyone must have in his or her life. A mentor will be imperative to your chances of you achieving your defined version of success.
January 4, 2018

No matter how determined, intelligent or charming you are, most of us can’t proceed alone in our professional journey. To experience personal and professional growth, a mentor is someone everyone must have in his or her life. A mentor will be imperative to your chances of you achieving your defined version of success.

It is important that you have a mentorship with someone who is living a lifestyle you respect and want to model. A suitable mentor should be able to show you a balance between being your cheerleader in your development but also a coach when you need it.

In order to earn such a purposeful relationship, one must put in the work. Work hard towards your goals and you’ll soon notice the kinds of people you’re trying to attract in your circle. Your network will be key in guiding, mentoring and cheering you closer to achieving your goals. Spending time with your mentor can help influence the person you that eventually want to become both personally and professionally. As a mentee, find some way to add value. A mentor’s time, knowledge and experience are priceless. In fact, empowering others with knowledge makes you priceless.