Do you remember the time when you were trying to figure out life? Simple things such as getting your first summer job, finding the right college, or even getting your foot in the door in your career, all seemed like daunting and difficult tasks. Now looking back you wonder why you ever worried at all, it all seems so simple. If you had a mentor this made all the difference, but if you didn’t then you know how difficult it was figuring it all out on your own. Now that your are older, much wiser, and also looking to give back to the community why not extend a helping hand and become a mentor yourself? There are many pros with becoming a mentor and we’re here to list them all before you take the plunge.
1.) The Different Types of Mentors
Before we delve into the pros of mentorship let’s discuss the different types of mentorships that are out there. Often when we think about mentors we think of someone who helps guide someone in their career. That’s a career mentor, but this doesn’t have to be the only type of mentorship you can pursue. There are many other life and peer mentorship opportunities you might want to consider as well. A life mentorship is when you guide your mentee on all things life related this could be purchasing a new car to going through some of life’s challenges. A peer mentor on the other hand guides a mentee through an activity that the mentors been in for a while. For example a peer mentor could be someone who’s lived at one of our Holbrook communities for a while, and they may take a new resident under their wing and guide them through the Holbrook Life experience.
2.) The Positives of Mentorship
If you’re looking to be a mentor you probably already know a lot of the positives for becoming one. Many people who become mentors start to see a lot of positive changes within themselves once they start mentoring. For one they may feel like they are making a difference in someone’s life, and that they are giving back to the community. Many also say it has broadened their horizons as it exposes them to different cultures and lifestyles, it also makes them go out of their comfort zones and communities. Others feel that mentorships have helped them become better communicators which has had a positive impact on their own personal and work relationships.
Now that we’ve discussed the positives of mentorship it is up to you to decide if you want to become one. Becoming a mentor can be a mutually beneficial relationship for everyone involved, and if you decide to pursue this it can have a major impact on your life.