Informal Mentors

Yesterday I sent emails to a number of business associates from all over North America seeking their opinion on something. It’s wonderful how freely some people give of their thoughts and opinions when they are asked.

Mentoring is a valuable part of any business persons development but one of the lessons I have learned is that mentoring doesn’t have to be a formal process. Generally the people I have come to admire throughout my career have been willing to share their thoughts and experiences with me whenever I needed them.

I suggest you look at the people you have in your world. Who do you really respect? Whose opinion would you like to have on that important decision you are contemplating? Reach out and ask for their help. Many people who have achieved notable things in their lives are hesitant to give advice but are almost always willing to help when asked.