4 mentor tips and quotes we love

1 year ago by in Best of The Web, Mentors Unplugged

Tweetable: Waiting on your mentor to tell you it’s OK to be kickass is the least kickass act possible.~@Redheadwriting via @EmpowerLounge bit.ly/PikziM

Shared by Misty Gibbs, Founder of Empower Lounge.

One of our big missions at Empower Lounge is to create efficiency around mentoring and find a better way to tap into the wisdom of successful, busy women entrepreneurs across various industries. In our  featured interviews with rising stars and women who have built $1M+ brands, we provide them a global platform to share their stories and secret weapons.

This powerful online hub of mentors helps you access the juicy, geeky, money-making important stuff: events that connect you to the right people, best technology to use, the great ideas that failed, must-have tools and lessons learned to build a successful business!

We also know there’s lot of questions around how to find a mentor and make the most of the mentorship so we rounded up a few of our favorite articles and quotes on this very topic.

Did You Know People With Mentors Make More Money? Interview with Bert Gervais. - Under30CEO

Find THE STEP AHEAD MENTOR. Someone who recently went through challenges that you are currently experiencing and may not be so swamped in their career that they can’t give back and understand the importance of helping out.” - -Bert Gervais, Author of Who’s In Your Top Hive

6 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Mentorship, Dear Grasshopper - Fast Company

When the answers stopped fitting neatly into the plan he wanted to to execute on, rather than owning the errors and doing the work needed to pivot, he fought against the data and me. Instead of looking for knowledge and owning the problems, the mentee simply wanted validation. “A mentor’s role is to provoke insight, not stroke ego,” – Jonathan Fields

OUR FAVORITE QUOTE: 

We can help you unearth what’s next, but our job isn’t to tell you step-by-step how to get it done. Waiting on your mentor to tell you it’s OK to be kickass is the least kickass act possible. Go be kickass. Report back. We’ll be there to help you navigate the waters. - @Redheadwriting

What To Ask Your Mentor - Danielle LaPorte, White Hot Truth

If you want to get to what your advisor is really thinking — behind being polite, trusting, and politically correct, just ask them this, a tad emphatically: What would you do if you were me? If you’re in a bit of a rush to get where you’re going, this might kick the conversation into high gear.

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