In my early days of entrepreneurship, I felt solely responsible for the success of my business. It seemed like it was all up to me to make sure things got done, goals were met and the company was moving forward. However, as things started to take off, I quickly realized that I couldn't do it alone.
I'm quite sure I never heard the word "mentor" while growing up in the fifties in small-town Georgia, but luckily, Mrs. Reid, my eighth-grade English teacher, was the mentor who changed the direction of my life. I've likewise taken my responsibility to mentor other women - and a few men - quite seriously.
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Where I grew up, work sucked. My parents were always drained and exasperated, and never felt financially secure enough to relax. Overwhelmed by unreasonable demands and terrible toilets (my dad was the local school district plumber) and hardened by a sense that nobody else was pulling their weight, they felt defeated by work.