Mentoring is a sinequanone to anyone who trades the path of business, career and ministry.
Mentoring is not new,it’s been the favoured way back in the middle ages.
A mentor is a coach, guide, tutor,facilitator, counselor and trusted advisor.Someone willing to spend his/her time and expertise to guide the development of another.
A mentee is a student, protégé, apprentice. Someone who wants to learn from someone who knows and seek their valuable advice in order to grow personally or professionally.
Even in the bible old testament, we have powerful mentors who turned the lives of their mentees around like Elijah and Elisha.Elisha got the double portion of Elijah’s anointing because he served and learned with humility to the end.
Pastor Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church Of God ,despite his PHD in Mathematics, humbled himself and learned the art of ministry from his mentor Pa Akindayomi, the founder of the ministry who was an illiterate. The list continues…….
In business, many people venture into businesses without having a mentor.
Building a business is not rocket science, so there is no magic success formula.
Some people think you need to get an MBA to get it right, while others are convinced that those who drop out of school early like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have the advantage.
Speaking of the duo, both have mentors in their areas of expertise.
Bill Gates refers to Warren Buffet as his mentor. Mark Zuckerberg has Steve Jobs as his mentor. The Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has Bill Gates as his mentor.Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, has Shervin Pishevar as his mentor . And so many other great business tycoons.
A mentor transfers all he/she knows sometimes double of his wisdom, knowledge, experience, anointing, grace to his mentee if there is a cordial relationship.
You can never get it wrong if you start the journey of becoming the great person you dream to be by getting a mentor.
Before setting up that business, before pursuing that career,before birthing that ministry, get a MENTOR!