How Mentoring Can Help You Achieve Success

In this video I provide some guidance on what to look for in a mentoring relationship and how it can help you to achieve success in both your business and professional life.

Some of the key lessons that I have learnt through being both a mentor and a mentee are:

  • Take the relationship seriously if you want to see results.
  • Commit to the mentoring process and don’t waste each others time.
  • If things are not working be transparent and communicate to work on improving the relationship.
  • Listen – both as a mentor and a mentee, listen and pay attention and be open to new ideas.
  • Make sure that the relationship is not about ego-boosting but about mutual respect.
  • Use mentoring as an opportunity to share your experiences honestly and openly.
  • Remember that a mentor is not a coach or a therapist; if you need either of those make sure you get one.
  • Respect each others boundaries – you might eventually become friends but do not go into a mentoring relationship expecting a friendship to develop.
  • Use resources wisely and be time effective – with the evolution of technology you do not have to meet physically for every mentoring session be open to using technology and telephone communication to keep in touch.
  • Set a time frame – whilst you can keep in touch after your mentoring relationship is complete it really does make sense to set a time frame so that the mentee does not become co-dependent on their mentor.

If you want advice on how to find a mentor read this post.

2 Comments

  1. Andrew F. Alalade
    June 7, 2018 / 9:45 am

    Helpful video. Thanks

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