Our career paths have many twists and turns. One moment chaos and another, tranquility. It is a reminder of how far we come or fall short.
Experience brings many points of contacts and many places we’ve been. When we began, we didn’t know where to start. For most of us, we have begun a slow learning patience.
1. Mentoring energizes
Mentoring others can energize us once we remember the zeal we once employed. Enthusiasm is still a critical attribute whether we’re seeking promotions, raises, or employment. The lack of it is unappealing, and a job candidate who lacks zeal doesn’t have a chance. It is not always an emotion, but it does display the fervor for getting things done.
2. Mentoring is a reminder of the basics
More experience often results in efficiency, but forget how we got there. The reminder of the basics can improve current results. Then when we mentor others, we can bring more value to the relationship. Maybe this could be a valuable start to a blog, training manual or producing a video using the manual.
3. Mentoring tests your learning
You may have forgotten more than what your mentee knows. But relevant guidance is critical. It is an opportunity to learn some new tricks from our mentee and sharpen our skills.
4. Mentoring creates gratitude deepening relationships
Appreciative mentees will make it known to many how you’ve inspired and developed them. When you’ve written a recommendation on their LinkedIn profile about their greatness is everything. Note how your guidance has transformed and improved a process or achieved something greater. This kind of act will create unmeasurable meaning.
5. Mentoring creates a serious job candidate– you may hire your mentee
Who else says you can “…become like your teacher but never greater than your master?” Prophets, philosophers, and mentors will say that imitation is the highest form of flattery.
Does it get any better when they’re successful too?
Out of everything, we need access what makes us tick. Once we have time to assess the mentoring process, many times we can come away with a renewed love for what we do. Or it can clarify why we need a change in our careers and ensure our decision to change was the right one.