- How on earth do we find a mentor who is where we want to be in life?
- When we do find them how do we convince them to take an interest in us?
I suspect that most of us would love to be mentored by Warren Buffet or Bill Ackman but that's never going to happen. I also have never really liked 'mentoring programs' that workplaces and student organisations typically run. The mentors often treat it as an obligation and they are never really seem to have a real interest in you personally succeeding.
I therefore concluded that mentoring, while great in theory, was never really going to work in practice...until it did for me. I found a mentor without actually searching for one and the experience has been far more positive than I originally imaged.
How did I find my mentor?
I didn't go out searching for a mentor. I've always found the concept quite strange. Of course there were people I wanted to learn off and I certainly didn't think I could do it all myself...however what did I have to offer? Why would they take a particular interest in my life? I found a mentor without intending to find one. I'm not even sure that he realises that we have effectively fallen into that sort of relationship.
Where did I find my mentor?
My mentor is actually a