As you already know, the Internet is chock-full of advice on how to boost your career success. While most of these are helpful (I have written quite a few myself), they seem to largely focus on how to find success by yourself. But what about finding success through others? Is that not equally, if not more, […]
The consistent question I get, year after year, from the member companies is: “I am getting conflicting advice from the multiple mentors, and it is confusing me, as they are all smart people, and I am not sure who to listen to?” Hopefully, this post will help you cut through the confusion and allow you to utilize your best decision-making skills.
Friends tell you what you want to hear. Mentors tell you what you need to hear. When the message is the same from both, you don’t need the mentor anymore. In that sense, you should think of a mentor more like your advisor who has done all he can. You always need the friend. Also […]
So you finally mustered the nerve to ask a mentor for a cup of coffee. You’re sweating. You can feel pressure mounting. She strolls through the Starbucks door holding an Americano with two pumps of hazelnut in one hand and years of experience in the other. Here are 10 questions you can ask her to take […]
In Stiletto Network, Nancy Peretsman of Allen & Company confides that her female peers’ attempt to mentor young women had a surprising effect: “We thought the younger women would deeply benefit from the older women, but the surprise was that it definitely went both ways.” There is much written on why young entrepreneurs should seek […]
People often say that finding a mentor is essential as an entrepreneur, especially if you’re young. I am a junior at Duke University and the co-founder of Star Toilet Paper, so the experience I had prior to starting this company includes camp and caddying work. How do I even know what steps to take or […]
Mentors have been a key part of building my brand and my business. I just wouldn’t be where I am without them. Before I dive into how to find a mentor, I want to clarify what mentorship means to me. I think some people believe that a mentor is someone who meets with you regularly […]