Thursday, May 29, 2014

Why Mentoring Is About Being Real, Not Being Perfect

Huffington Post, May 22, 2014

"Spend a minute thinking about the people who helped you get to where you are today--either in your career or life in general. Maybe it was that eighth grade history teacher who showed you pictures of exotic hummingbirds from her summer trip to Asia who made you believe you could travel the world just like her. Maybe it was the track coach who made you run until you almost threw up who helped instill a 'it might not be pretty, but it will always be worth it' work ethic. Maybe the mischievous cousin who helped you take apart your mom's priceless antique clock as a kid helped you realize you should be majoring in engineering instead of business. Or maybe it was someone you didn't even know -- whose story you heard -- who inspired you to be 'just like' him or her when you 'grew up' (even if you're 30 and still trying to figure things out)." Read more

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