No matter what your goals are for this year, don’t tackle them on your own. Whether you’re a stay at home parent looking for resources on sleep training or a busy professional building a business (or maybe you’re trying to balance both!), we all need someone to turn to for guidance from time to time, and Google only helps so much.
You need someone who has walked the same path ahead of you.
You want someone with firsthand knowledge and experience.
You have to have someone who understands your goals and can help you meet them.
You need a mentor, and with January being National Mentoring Month, now is the perfect time to find one!
Stay with me — this isn’t as wild as it seems. Having a mentor certainly isn’t a new concept. The very word “mentor” dates back to Homer’s Odyssey, when Odysseus left to fight in the Trojan War and entrusted his home and child (sound familiar? Turns out deployments aren’t a new concept, either!) to his friend, Mentor. Mentor watched over Odysseus’s son and became his most trusted advisor. The relationship was so revered that we still use the word ‘mentor’ today.
But, why do you need a mentor? And, maybe more importantly, how do you find one?
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