Once you learn that Mentors come in all shapes and forms you will begin to see them EVERYWHERE you look and in every lesson you learn!
Before knowing the true meaning of mentor(ing) I had this stereotype ingrained in my mind, it was a business person, older, more mature, polished, in a suit and this person was very successful throughout their lifetime. If you paid them the right rate they would spend a little bit of time with you telling you about their life and if you were lucky you might be able to replicate some of the stories into your own success.
I AM SO THRILLED I WAS WRONG ABOUT THAT! ( I don’t want to mimic someone else, I have my own ideas and so do you!)
So what is a mentor really? Anything that teaches you or guides you! It can be something as simple as a book you read or a picture you saw. If you think about it some of the best mentors are actually not “matured” people at all but the exact opposite, and by that I mean CHILDREN! Children can teach you so many things like how a picture can be just as beautiful and in fact more colorful by scribbling outside of the lines, or that a box can be reused into something wonderful.
Other examples of Mentors:
- A life change
- A story
- An encounter at the store
- A TV show
- A goal
Those are just examples showing that there isn’t one kind, but your mentors are personal to YOU!
When you are open to the lessons showing up in your life day after day you will suddenly be surrounded by mentors…..they are EVERYWHERE!