What is the best way to find a mentor?

12/02/2015 09:55PM | 6893 views

Mentoring is a tricky thing: most people want it, but don’t know how to get it. Mentoring is also loosely defined. Just because someone gives you advice, doesn’t mean they are your mentor. Mentoring is a responsibility – and a commitment that requires valuable time and focused attention to assure the mentee’s goals are progressing forward. If you have one steady mentor that is adding value to your career and life, you’re fortunate.  Although finding a mentor is difficult and making it work is even more challenging – the rewards are abundant.

1. Know Your Needs and Be Committed.

Once you know what you want from a mentor, you can begin your search.

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2. Invest and Be Responsible

Once you know your needs and what you can bring to the table, begin to explore where your mentor can be found.

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3. Be Accountable to Yourself and Others

Be accountable to yourself and others who can benefit from the lessons learned.

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4. Be Selfless and Create Opportunities for Your Mentor

Making the mentor relationship work requires you to equally create new opportunities for your mentor.

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5. Make the Relationship Endless

This is more difficult than you might think.

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