I’ve never had a mentor as an adult. I’m not even sure what the official definition of a mentor is.
Yet it seems that mentoring has become sort of a buzz word. I hear people say, “You need to have a mentor,” or “I had a great mentor who taught me a lot about business.”
But what does this relationship entail and how does it come about? Are you suppose to ask someone to mentor you? Is someone older and wiser suppose to seek you out and offer to mentor you? I guess I don’t understand proper mentoring protocol.
I’m not the only one who’s confused (surprising, isn’t it?).
Last week I was talking to a friend who also has never had a mentor. He too was confused about the dynamics of this kind of relationship. So maybe a lot of people are without mentors.
What do you think? Do you have a mentor? If so, how did this relationship develop and has it been beneficial?