Whether you are a small business owner, entrepreneur, millennial, apprentice or the average person looking to get ahead, we all need help, guidance and support. We all need mentors.
It is sometimes easier to recognize certain mentors such as teachers who mentor their scholars, professors who mentor their university students, managers mentoring team leaders etc., but sometimes a mentor may just be that person who says something that makes all the difference.
It does not matter where you turn, you will come across people who mention that they have had at least one mentor who has helped them. Just ask someone. Since most of us are not experts at everything, you will more than likely encounter many mentors without even realizing it.
We believe that people have the wrong idea about mentoring. In fact anyone may be a mentor, as long as they have more experience than the next person, and are willing to share their knowledge to help someone else.
It is all about the willingness to share information, provide guidance and collaborate with one another to help people reach their goals. A mentor may even be that person whom you simply bounce ideas off, or where their experience provides you with a clearer picture or understanding.