Finding a mentor in this industry is a good way to achieve success. Finding one, though, is not the end. You have to engage and integrate the mentor’s experience into your working life.
To understand your mentor better, speaker and author Bert Gervais (“The Mentor Guy”) offers 10 questions to ask. Here are the top five to get you started.
1. How do you spend most of your time?
“Ask this question for one reason only—making a connection while showing you care.”
2. What would you do if you were me?
“Don’t waste your time looking to impress your mentor with how smart you are.”
3. How can I help you?
“When you communicate that you are genuinely willing to give, you will set yourself miles apart from everyone else.”
4. Is this where you thought you would end up?
“This question usually draws out a hearty laugh, as few people shoot from point A to point B exactly as planned.”
5. What used to be your biggest weakness?
“This whopper will tell you right away if someone will make a good mentor.”
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