Why AL believes in mentors.
As a charismatic leader launching, growing, selling, and turning around companies, I’ve personally hired mentors along my way. Those mentors have had a profound long term impact on my life and my success.
I had a belief early in my career that, “those who can’t do, teach“. One of my mentors called me out on this belief and asked me if I thought that way about him. Of course my answer was no! He then helped me understand that while this belief was often true, it was not absolutely true. This led me to the realization that I needed to reframe MY thinking if I wanted to have a positive impact on the world.
After a lot of discussion and soul searching, he helped me realize that my frustration with the lack of good teachers means that it’s even more important for those that CAN, do teach! It was a life changing moment. I now believe that:
“Those who have done should teach!”
This is the reason that I continue to mentor while launching, growing, and selling my own companies big and small. I will always be doing and mentoring.
My ultimate hope for you is that you get to experience the profound relationship you can have with a true long term mentor. It will change your life.