I can’t say enough great things about how important mentors have been for my career. My sanity, my well-being. They have helped me discover breakthroughs, believe in myself, gain confidence, put myself out there, talk myself down from ledges, shed fear, navigate tricky situations, get out of trouble, the list is endless. Their wisdom their encouragement, their believing in me is a big part of why I started Academics at Work in the first place. A way for me to pay it forward, I guess.
It’s so important that you seek out and have a range of mentors for yourself, and I’ve written about that before. What I want to do today is talk about how important it is that you – yes, YOU – put yourself out there as a mentor to others.