I have been an entrepreneur for decades. The small businesses I have created varied in success from breakeven to very profitable. While running these organizations, I learned many, many lessons – some valuable, some very painful. When something went bad, I looked forward to correcting the problem and moving ahead. When something went very good, I sometimes went overboard in rewarding myself. All in all, I can look back on a successful self-created career.
Now retired from business endeavors, I still have a strong interest in our viable private sector. I delight in watching new entrepreneurs create the jobs of tomorrow. I enjoy learning about new career fields. I support our ever changing economy.
During the past two years, I have participated in entrepreneurial mentoring programs for small startup organizations. Because I do not have any stake in the organizations as the owners do, I can objectively analyze their plans and strategies and offer suggestions for improvement. Using my good and bad experiences as examples, I have helped many individuals avoid unnecessary errors and keep their company moving forward.
Metaphysically, I have been very blessed with insight into the human plan and why we are here. We come to learn, share the knowledge gained, and help create an ever more dynamic humanity. My way of giving to others is to give my time. I share lessons learned as a means of helping them avoid or overcome their difficulties.
As a long time metaphysician, I have enjoyed helping others become aware of the values and virtues of spirituality. I take great comfort in opening doors to the other side for all who desire such awareness. I am mentoring them about that which is far beyond our everyday existence.
Life without mentors would be a series of repeated mistakes. Mentors speak from experience and help build foundations for success. I have had many great mentors, and now work at becoming such an individual for those who want guidance.
Everyone can mentor someone. It is not a matter of “This is how I did it, you must do the same.” It is a process of defining lessons learned and then applying that knowledge to future adventures for success.
If you are not a mentor, consider stepping up and offering your wisdom to others. The areas are endless – metaphysics, business, social awareness, or any field that interests you. Humans are interrelated and interactive and we can guide each other through our journeys. Become a mentor for someone just as someone else did for you.