January is National Mentoring Month. As a mentoring program, we at RJLF love this opportunity to tell you about all the amazing things that our Mentors have done over the past year and entice you to be a mentor, as well. And don’t worry - we will! January has time for it. However, today, we are asking you to do something first.
Take five minutes, maybe 10. Think about the mentors that you’ve had in your life. Maybe you had a formal mentor. Maybe you had a mentor you didn’t realize was mentoring you until years later - a teacher, a supervisor, a friend. How did they impact your life? What did they bring to it and how, perhaps years later, do they continue to influence you and your decisions?
Now take five more minutes and share with others the impact that mentors have had on your life. Share it with us in the comments below or on Facebook and Instagram. Share it with your own mentees, your children, your partner or your friends. Spread the word on the power of mentoring, and by the end of this month, there will be more mentors.