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I think that mentorship is important on both sides of the fence;
it's important for the one that's receiving the mentorship and it's
also important for the mentor.
I know that when I finish having a conversation with my consulter, they always tell me how
they feel energized by just talking to me because sometimes
we get jaded, and they just love it. Because I want this to happen, and I think that you always feel good when
you're part of helping somebody else fly. If you help them get their wings,
that's a great feeling. And so that works for them.
On my side of the fence, I'm receiving the kinds of
expertise that I would never be able to afford if I had to pay for it.
I'm also receiving the kind of access that I might not get because I'm pretty homebound, because what I do is
in the house, so if I'm not out there,
meeting those people on the regular, and having that access to them to say "Hey, this is what I do, and what do you think about this?"
But I have that,
right at my disposal.
He has introduced me to other people, who are
experts in other fields that then
help me to do what
I need to get done.
So it's incredibly important to me,
and sometimes, just to have somebody say,
No, you're not crazy!
You know, this is how it goes.
You're going get through this.
You're stuck right now, but
we're going to get you unstuck, okay?
And this is how we're going to do it."
I feel great about it and even my staff
will tell you that, when I have a
a meeting scheduled, and it's usually a
regularly scheduled, weekly meeting,
nothing comes before that.
I put everybody on notice,
this is what it is, this is where it's happening,
and I make time for it--
I don't care what else is going on
in the world because I know how important it is
and I know that
when I hang up,
I'm reenergized, I'm thinking differently,
in my scope,
just been great.