Sometimes, finding a mentor seems like a difficult task. We can simplify it by noticing those around us whose skills or character we admire. If you’re trying to learn to be a better speaker, for example, notice the performance of others at work. When you notice someone really good at public speaking, compliment them on it with specific details and ask a question. Example: “I like the way you made eye contact with the audience when you were speaking. How did you learn to do that?” If they provide a thoughtful response, they may be open to mentoring you in your public speaking efforts. This may not be a lasting mentoring relationship, but it could be a specific one. If they tell you they took “ABC” course online, you can explore taking that course. They mentored you in a brief and specific way. Open your aperture on the topic of mentoring and seek to build those relationships.
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