I wanted to talk to you today about a topic that is very near and dear to my heart, “mentorship”. Growing up I did not have the ideal role model or mentor, so a lot of my current wisdom has came from knocking my head against the pavement at least a million times!
Early on, I recognized that I needed help. I needed someone to help navigate me through the jungle of life. I asked so many other women and the answer was always “NO” or they would send me an invoice for mentorship! I decided that I had to be my own “mentor”. I had to HELP MYSELF. So, I put my big girl panties on. As a result of everything that I went through during my life, I wanted to prevent other women from hitting their heads against the parent. I now pay-it-forward. This is one of the main reason’s why I created Search for Her Existence, LLC and Leadership for Women.
During my creation process of becoming my idea mentor I looked to powerful women such as Oprah Winfrey, Marie Forleo, and First Lady Michelle Obama. In my head, they were my aunts! I studied what they read and I followed practically everything that they did. I began noticing success patterns that I soon began to adopt as my own.
Are you currently looking for a mentor? I have some tips to help you find the right mentor. Before when I was looking for a mentor I did not approach it with he right mindset. I don’t want you to have the same problem!
3 Ways to Find a Mentor
- Look to you inner circle. Do you have a family member that you admire ? You mom, grandma, aunt, or sister? It is always best to start right at home.
- Ask someone that you personally know. Do you have a boss or supervisor that you look up to? What about a member of your local church or community service organization? It’s a huge benefit to ask someone who knows you personally.
- Ask someone that you admire. Is there someone that admire that you do not know personally? If so , send them a correspondence requesting to meet with them. Once you are at the meeting explain you “why” you need need mentorship and “why” you think they would be a great mentor for you.
I wish I had this information when, I was looking for a mentor years ago. Mentorship is definitely a great resource to developing personal and professional development. Everyone should have a mentor, if they cannot become their own. It is the KEY to SUCCESS. No one can survive alone.
I have been blessed to be able to become my own mentor and now I currently mentoring other women. If you are interested in mentoring with Search for Her Existence, LLC , please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.