Hi EMB valued readers, we are more than half way through the Power of Gratitude 7 Day Challenge and it is my hope that you are enjoying what’s been shared thus far.
Just a little recap of what has been covered so far and what’s at the top of my list of what I am most grateful for:
- Day 1 – Thankful to God for 2016
- Day 2 – Thankful Not to Always Have My Way
- Day 3 – Thankful for Spiritual Leaders
- Day 4 – Thankful for Trials and Affliction
Today I am most grateful for my mentor/s
A mentor is a wise and trusted counselor. This is that special person in your life who is an influential senior sponsor or supporter. They are there to provide guidance, motivation, emotional support and role modelling.
In summary, here are 5 key roles that a mentor play in our lives:
- Teacher – providing information which ultimately help to guide and model the desired behavior in your life
- Sponsor – help you to open doors to new ventures, often times referring you the mentoree to others and to promote your talent to land the right jobs
- Cheerleader – everyone is in need of a cheerleader, don’t you think? This aspect of a mentor’s role is to inspire you to be and do what you can, often challenge and encourage you in your development
- Counselor – there to listen, to help you through issues and challenges that affect your success, to give clarity on things as necessary and most of all to provide advice.
- Friend – their role as your friend is through accepting you the mentoree the way that you are without being judgemental, and to engage you in relationships that supports both your personal and professional growth.
So do you already have a mentor? If you answered yes, I salute you. If you answered no, I would encourage you to identify someone who you believe is already filling all of these roles in your life. Let that person know how much they have been contributing to your personal growth and development. Ask that person if he/she would be willing to be your mentor.
Something to meditate on:
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou
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