|Feb 16, 2004 2:31 pm
||re: What Does Being a Mentor Mean to You?
| Aron Wallad
|| Aron Writes
Seeing another succeed is what makes a difference for me. I used to think the importance of what I was saying was the key element. Now I say what is important is the Mentee moving forward....
Case in point...I am in the process of creating a web site.
Some of the ideas from the person I am working with I did not like - From some of these ideas I saw new possibilities that I did not and might not have seen.
The end result is I saw a new path.
So what makes it for me as a Mentor is providing a different dialogue that has not been present. That allows for a new beginning THAT THE MENTEE HAS DISCOVERED....
Founder Baseball Lovers Network
> Lucas Hrabovsky wrote:
> Hello All,
>There are many opinions on what being a Mentor really means. Most share the opinion that being a Mentor means that you want to make a difference in other peoples' lives. Since we already have such a diverse group here I am curious to hear what each of you think. Why do you want to be a mentor? What are the benefits that you receive from being a mentor? What are the challenges you face in acting as a Mentor?
>To me, the greatest benfit of being a Mentor is knowing that I have made a difference in someone's life. That is a greater benefit than any type of compensation. Watching someone grow and knowing that you were a cause of it is very fulfilling to me.
>The challenges I face in being a Mentor are feeling as if I could help my mentee more and trying to balance my schedule so that I can give him/her the time that they deserve. Being a Mentor, there is a very special bond that occurs between my Mentees and I. And at times it can be trying, but when my Mentees succeed, it makes it all worth it.
>Look forward to hearing all your thoughts.
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