Remember…January is National Mentoring Month so, step up and deliver exceptional service by being a mentor. This year’s national theme is “Invest in the future. Mentor a child.”
Be sure to sure to say “thank you” to your mentor.
One of the most talked about components of success is: finding a great mentor. Well…while you’re looking for one be careful because all mentors are not created equal. Some are garbage. Believe me. I’ve had a few who were absolutely clueless. Thankfully, I realized that early, before any catastrophes occurred.
Is having a mentor a necessity?
Yes, IF you can find a great one. Gaining the experience, wisdom, and expertise of other successful people is a must and having a credible, knowledgeable mentor is one of the best ways to do that.
If you don’t have one and if you don’t know anyone personally who would be a great mentor for you, you are about to learn a 5 step process that will help you out. Before we get into the five steps, know this:
Q: I have a personal question to ask about my brother. Your story of your brother kind of taught me, because I am sort of in the same situation.
My younger brother is acting up. He used to be this passionate kid. He worked harder than hard working. He would always be in competition with me. If I got an B in a class he had to get an A. He used to cry at the sight of even having less than an A-.
Now-a-days as he is in high school I have no idea where his motivation went. He is doing horrible in school. He is basically failing every class and does not care. He is also behaving bad too, from talking back to my mother to stealing the cars at my house for a joy ride. He is only 16 years old. I tried talking to him, but all he does is shake me off.
I do not know what to do. Do you have any input?
It’s not too late to do some more good during
National Mentoring Month.
- Topics: ArticlesCharacter DevelopmentMentoringPersonal DevelopmentProfessionalSoft SkillsTeenYoung Adult
General Colin L. Powell will head National Mentoring Month 2010. Since 2002, January has been a time to celebrate mentors and acknowledge the vital role that they play in the development of young people.
National Mentoring Month is spearheaded by the Harvard Mentoring Project of the Harvard School of Public Health, MENTOR and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Click here to read more about this year’s campaign, including the Thank Your Mentor Day™ (January 21st).
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