For a while now mentoring has been on my heart. It is in a lot of what I write about, thinking about, and conversate about.
And ever time I start talking about mentoring I see a huge breakdown between the mentor and mentee.
The breakdown is this:
Mentee: I am afraid to ask.
Mentor: I am afraid to assume.
The mentee is afraid to ask because they could be rejected, they do not understand exactly what they are asking for, and they do not want to be a burden.
The mentor is afraid to assume because they do not know if they can offer good advice, if they have anything to share, and if anyone is interested in listening.
In this constant battle of mentoring and 20 somethings I think the biggest thing that needs to happen is to break down the barrier.
Here is where I need your help.
I need you to record a video of yourself (no matter your age) saying this:
“I Need You To Mentor Me”
Note: by submitting this video you are giving me permission to use your message in videos, messages, and presentations. Your submission is your signature of authority that the video can be used and reproduced. Thanks
I need you to share this.
Share it with everyone you know, even your mom. Because this message is so important that everyone needs to be apart of this, everyone needs mentoring. So take to twitter, facebook, google, or wherever all the cool kids hang out and ask them to record a video asking for mentors.
Together we can break down the barriers of mentors and mentorees.