Every person who has achieved Greatness has done so with the help of a great mentor. Did you know Oprah Winfrey, The Mega Mogul, Activist, Producer, Actress extraordinaire was mentored by The Late Great Poet, Author , Civil Right Activist, Maya Angelou?
It can be challenging finding a great mentor. Do you know how to properly find mentorship? Here are five tips to keep in mind during the process.
1. Decide what industry you want to be in
-be clear about your vision
2. Become a student of your field of choice
-begin to read and learn about your field
3. Work on your emotional intelligence
-Remember that mentoring is informal
4. Find someone who is influential
-Enroll in a mentoring program
- Do not overlook family or friends of friends
-THEY DO NOT HAVE TO BE A CELEBRITY
-Reach out keep it simple
-Give them genuine praise
4. Do not ask
-This approach never works. Do not ask for anything instead add value to them by getting to know them and offering assistance.
5. Respect them and appreciate their time
-Value them and their time
-Listen to advice and teachings
-Take your craft seriously
Keep in mind that finding a mentor is not a formal thing don't make the mistake of treating it like one. Build a solid friendship based off respect honor and love because the right mentor will become a lifelong friend. Be willing to compensate the right knowledgeable and experienced mentor it can actually save you time and wasted money down the road.
By -Keiana Armani