I’m sometimes asked why I’m so passionate about mentoring. I often answer in a simple business term — return on investment. Mentoring is one of life’s rare activities that generate positive results for the participants, their organizations, and their broader circles of influence. This positive impact is achieved simply by showing concern for another and investing time in them. Those in business know that a low-cost, low-risk, and low-complexity investment with such positive results makes for a remarkable return.
Mentees have a world of possibilities before them and, all too often, they miss these possibilities because they undervalue their unique capabilities and doubt their ultimate control over outcomes. As a mentor, I look forward to helping them have a passion for discovering who they are and how to embrace everything they find. Their subsequent clarity to attack and overcome their concerns while maximizing their unique strength is powerful. Ultimately, they choose to take that previously elusive control and establish confidence as a standard for their lives.
Anyone who’s been on this amazing journey with a mentee will certainly understand my passion.