Lesson 8: Seek Mentorship
"No such thing as bad student, only bad teacher. Teacher say, student do." - Mr. Miyagi
Identifying a mentor is a great move. Someone whom you admire not only on a professional level but also on a personal level, the best relationships develop if that feeling is mutual. Pick their minds and ask the questions which you are scared to ask in other environments. Alternate views outside of your normal circle are powerful, especially when the person seeks nothing in return except your genuine consideration of their time and knowledge.
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
- Schedule routine meet ups or phone calls with a mentor to engage in conversation.
- Show your appreciation to people who take the time to better you.
- Mentor someone else. What goes around, comes around.