Why mentors and protégés are crucial to your success.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talk to anyone who made it to the top or achieved great success, and they’ll say simultaneously, that it took an army, and that they couldn’t rely on anybody but themselves.

People who achieve success feel tremendous gratitude, towards the people above them and below them who helped them get there.  They were often set up for success by leaders who saw promise and believed in them.  Those leaders became their mentors, offering advice and most importantly, putting reputations on the line by advocating for them.

That advocacy helped boost their self-esteem and opened doors for them that otherwise may not have been opened, without the voice of a respected leader behind them.

How do I get an advocate?

This brings us to the second part of the success equation.  Without having demonstrated promise through hard work and intelligence, these people never would have gained the backing of their mentors in the first place.  So, you set yourself up for success.

Without continuing to work hard once given opportunities, advocates disappear and doors close.  You won’t progress any further.

You have to prove yourself.  Then, continue to work hard.

Protégés

In turn, when you reach a position of influence, you have the opportunity to mentor and advocate for others.  If you’re good at recognizing potential, your bet will pay off.  Protégés work with you to achieve great things and have a true impact.  Both your reputations are further bolstered.  You both progress.

You can’t do it alone, but no one else can do it for you.

Do you have a mentor or advocate who had a true impact in your life?  Have you paid it forward by advocating for another person?

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