I often coach and counsel other people. It’s part of what I do. I’ve been doing it for a long time on an informal basis, and as my business has grown, I’ve started mentoring others, mentoring businesses, and mentoring leaders. I often am asked to help others. My recently-released reinvention services help others rethink who they are and they’re going and how they can get where they want to go. I take great pride in being a mentor. I like being called a mentor.
Recently, my friend Julie Wakefield, spoke at my law firm’s monthly speaker series. In her speech, she talked about her life and her direction and, surprisingly, she told everybody that I was a mentor to her. I was honored that someone so accomplished would recognize what I had done for her and give me such a nice label and attribution. I’m proud to be a mentor. I’m proud to help people be what they want to be in their lives, in their careers, in finding their direction.
It’s a fun title, but I challenge you. What are you doing to help others? How are you giving back from your expertise? How are you helping? Would others call you a mentor? Would they be honored to have your presence? Think about it. What can you do more in the future? Join us in the comments below and let us know about your thoughts and experience.
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