My take on the mentor – mentee role

If there is one thing I dislike, it is people who eat off my valuable time. 

Especially if all they do is challenge me on nonsensical things. You know the sort of people who question and second guess your every action or statement. Like in they know so much better. And then when push comes to shove, they do not really know better at all. In fact, they don’t have the accolades or the proof of them doing whatever they’re recommending that you do. 

I’m sure you have lots of people like that in your lives. 

And yes, if you haven’t figured it out yet, they’re Energy Vampires [EVs], through and through. 

Now, I’d like you to pause for a second and think. 

Because you might be surrounded by an entirely different sort of Man [I write mostly about Men, as I’m a man myself and my audience is pretty much a male audience], who actually *has* accomplished a lot of the things he’s talking about. 

And he’s criticizing or challenging you. 

That is you being taken to school by someone who actually don’t need your Time or Energy, but is giving you his. Because he sees potential in you. Maybe because he even has developed some sort of affinity for you and wants to see you blossom. 

But like with everything, it is tough love. 

You won’t hear nice words or encouragements in that sort of way. Not the sort your mother gave you. 

The ‘encouragement’ and ‘the wise words’ is all of the critical feedback you get when he’s tearing down and destroying what you have created so far, only for you to having to go back to the drawing board and do it over again. Many times. This is where growth comes. And this is *really* his way of helping you out. If you have such a relationship with someone, consider yourself lucky. 

Yes, I am talking about how *I* am experiencing the whole mentor — mentee role. Of course I am a mentee of someone myself. And it ain’t necessarily fun or ‘cool’ to be on the receiving end, constantly. 

Now we’re getting to the jist of all ‘dis

The point is, if you have such a relationship with someone, *treasure it dearly and keep working hard*. Do *not* turn into an arrogant boy who refuses to listen. 

They actually *want* you to succeed. 

If you take the arrogant route and fill yourself with pride, guess what’s going to happen? 

You’re becoming the EV yourself. 

And you surely don’t want that to happen, right? 

Take a look around and identify who’s a potential mentor in your life. And then start building that relationship…

’Yes, but how?’ do you might want to ask. 

Well, I can’t reveal everything right here and right now. 

What I *can* reveal is how *I* worked on acquiring various mentors myself. What I’ve learned and so on. Of course I can’t guarantee that’ll work for you, but hey, everybody’s going to have to start somewhere, right? 

If you’d like to know more about this, you could always deep dive in my FREE ebook which I hand out to whoever is interested, where I go through some — not all — but some of the things I did to acquire some valuable mentors in life. 

Smiling and being nice to people and lifting up their Energy Levels really helps. So I’d absolutely recommend you start there. 

Guess I revealed a little too much now, right? 

Well, not really. 

But if you’d like to know more and read through 28 pages of Golden Gems, please do the following: 

  1. Click this link:
  2. Follow instructions. 
  3. See you on the other side. 

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