Each of us needs a good listening ear, a push in the right direction and a brain to pick. Don’t you agree? Direction, many of us use some type of navigational system such as MapQuest. This tool pulls up directions to a particular place. When we input the information, map populates directions. Sometimes it is right on target and others times it will lead you the wrong way. Mentoring is similar. A mentor pushes you to the right directs. But, just like the navigational system, what you provide to the mentor will determine whether the right directions are given.
Giving the right directors means you know your objective, goals and strategies. The mentor will assist you, guide and encourage you. For example, I’m a Registered Nurse who happens to love Network Marketing. My goal is to create opportunities for people who are looking for an Internet marketing business. The strategies I use include advertising, blogging, videos, and quotes. I pick the brain of my mentor quite often, but I also call just to check in. I believe this is important. Checking in to say hello enhances the relationship.
Mentors have a good listening ear. Mentors are ready to assist your growth. They are encourager's and take pleasure in watching you succeed. In nursing mentors and preceptors differ. Preceptors, train, demonstrate and guide your performance.
Preceptors ensure that a nurse is equipped to manage patient care in a particular setting. Mentors on the other had push and guide the goals you have set up to advance. For example, I’m interested in decreasing the readmission rate of chronically ill patients with Congestive Heart Failure. The mentor I have for this area is an advance MSN (Masters of Science in Nursing). She is guiding and pushing my goals, objectives and strategies. I’m a MSN student at this time and need mentoring by an expert in the field of nursing.
On the other hand, I also have a mentor for business. My mentor has over 20 plus years in network marketing, has a listening ear, allows me to pick her brain and advises me in the direction that I have chosen.
Mentors are expert in the field. Like MapQuest, if the wrong information is imputed then the directions provide just might take you off course. Strategies organization and plan before meeting your mentor are important. Let the work will begin to your success.
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Carolyn Coleman-Grady-Willing to listen and grow