Having a mentor to guide you along on your career (or life) is an amazing thing to happen but in many cases you and I won’t have that opportunity for a variety of reasons. However, if you are resourceful and desire to improve your career–building your own mentorship program might do the trick!
So what’s a personal mentorship program?
Well, the idea is basically finding mentors through videos, books and other resources. While you don’t have a physically one whom you can speak to, ask questions and guide you along–in this case you pick people from books or videos that have inspired you and can be used as model mentors in your life. For example, if you’re a sports fan and identity with the sports culture it might be an interesting thing to take an incredible athlete like Michael Jordan as a mentor. You can study interviews, his autobiography, articles, biographies, and books about him to come up with a mini mentorship program for yourself based on the Hall-of-Famer!
High-light areas in your career you want to improve on and build around that when analyzing–in this case–Jordan’s career.
However, you don’t have to stop at one mentor. If you need to explore other mentors with experiences and skill sets this kind of personal mentorship program affords you that luxury!
What to learn how to structure your mentorship program? Read part 2 out May 20th 2019.