Do it like Rihanna and Oprah Winfrey
Author: Martina Miciecki, Mentoring Team Switzerland
Oprah Winfrey had one, and so did Rihanna and Bill Gates. What do these famous personalities have in common?
The answer is: a mentor. At the beginning of their careers, all of them had people around them who believed in them, encouraged them, supported them and accompanied them on their way to success.
Marc Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook, mentions Steve Jobs, the late Apple founder, as his mentor. When Marc Zuckerberg became unsure at the beginning of his company formation, he sought out Steve Jobs, who gave him valuable advice. As a result, he regained focus and pretty much everyone knows what has become of the Facebook company today – a success story!
But mentoring isn’t just about getting rich and famous.
You don’t have to want to start a business to benefit from a mentor. There may be other areas or situations where you would like to seek the advice or expertise of someone else:
• acquire new knowledge
• deepen knowledge
• learn new skills
• expand skills
• change habits
• define values
• activate resources
• find solutions
• get inspiration
• show perspectives
• …and much more
This is a video on how mentoring could start.
How interesting to read about mentors of famous people! It just shows how everyone started somewhere at the bottom and how each of the now most successful people had a mentor at some point of their career! Fantastic!