Mentorship

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We are on this earth to support each other’s dreams. Every day, we must grow and learn, which in fact is one of our main purposes.   As we are growing, we are also acquiring new knowledge that we can pass on to others.  One of the greatest ways to help each other is by mentoring.  Personally, I have been blessed to work with great leaders who were not afraid to share their experience with me.

There is a special joy in giving and sharing your knowledge with others.  The beauty in mentorship is that both mentor and mentee are growing together. 

While the mentor is sharing their wisdom, expertise, and skills; they are also receiving some insights from the mentee, and they are seeing new perspectives as well.  Being a mentor is the perfect time to reflect on your past achievements, assess your current practice, and find ways to improve and become better.  Most of all, mentoring can increase self-satisfaction as you are helping developing others.

Some people are afraid to share what they know as they want to remain at the top.  The more you share, the more you give, the better you become.  Never hesitate to pass the knowledge to others, as yours will simply increase.

 

Thanks to all my great mentors, I am still learning and giving back is a must for me.  At work, I am currently in a mentorship program, and I was so honored that my mentor told me that she is learning so much from me, while I was getting a wealth of knowledge from her.  As her mentee, besides receiving insightful feedback from her, I was able to become more confident.  Through her expertise, she saw skills that I did not know exist in me.

 

At any facets of our life, we need someone to help us reach our full potential.  Take the time to be that mentor, share your passion, or simply make someone find their way. 

Help someone rise and you will also rise higher. 

52 COMMENTS

  1. I’ve been on both sides before, too, and it is definitely a give and take either way. I’ve learned a lot from many people and I love to keep giving knowledge as I can.

  2. I totally agree with that. Was it JFK who said a rising tide lifts all boats? He meant it economically but I think it applies here too – if we lift each other up everybody benefits.

  3. Mentorship has been incredibly important in my career. Without the guidance of others, I never would have learned as much as quickly. I’m now at the point where I feel it is my responsibility to mentor others. It’s so much better to support others than to tear them down.

  4. Beautiful post. Mentorship is so crucial, especially for kids growing up these days and all of the social media and technology at their fingertips, it can be hard to find good influences.

  5. I think in a way we are always mentoring; our kids, friends, family etc. it’s importsnt to rely on someone and understand life through a different perspective.

  6. Being a mentor is so important! I have always gone through life willing to open my book to anyone and have had the same in return.

  7. I think we tend to think of mentoring as an old school concept, but I think its a great concept. Learning from people who are much more experienced can be a huge benefit to all parties!

  8. I fully believe that everything that has shaped us can be used to help guide and aid others who are crossing where we once were. I used to mentor adjudicated youth and if I could help one of those kids turn their life around that was everything.

  9. This is what I always tell my kids. They should have at least three mentors in their lives. A spiritual one. A career oriented one and an academic one. I still remember my mentors and how much they pushed me towards success

  10. I totally agree with this. I wouldn’t be where I am now without my mentors. I definitely plan to reach back and help someone else.

  11. As fellow nurse I completely agree with you! What are we if we cannot share our experiences with others? It’s also a great thing to have a metor; someone you can look to for insight and advice. Great blog! I enjoyed it.

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