Love and Fear: Struggles Involved in Mentorship
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It is normal for a mentee to fear showing what he is capable of, that's why the mentor's job is to help his mentee break the rock that hinders him in showing his potential.
It is important for the mentor to be able to express his love because it is the source of hope, curiosity, trust, delight, or even anger that could release the hidden potential of the mentee.
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Mentoring requires having a clear idea of how the sessions themselves are to happen.
Make sure that from the very beginning you communicate to your mentee exactly how all is going to take place: how often, where, how, etc. Get to know the other and use all the means you dispose of in order to help him or her reach the desired goal.
More than giving directions, a mentor is supposed to provide the so-called pieces of supportive advice, which will enable the mentee to make up her or his mind, based on their own beliefs.
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Having the right mentor or ‘Guru’ in our life can change one's entire trajectory. It’s common to see people labelled as good mentors, but rare for anyone to make themselves into good mentees.