The circumstances that you are in will determine the type of metal that you need. For a mentorship relationship to help the mentee to succeed in whatever they are aiming at, the relationship has to be healthy. These are the tips for building a healthy relationship with their mentor.
Know what you want and set clear goals and strategies on how you are going to achieve those goals before your approach a mentor. When a mentor set goals for you, it will be challenging for you to achieve them because, in the first place, they are not goals that you resolved in your heart to achieve.
Established the obstacles have been standing in your way. You have decided to look for a mentor because of the challenges that you’re facing otherwise if you want to be ok you wouldn’t be looking for one. You cannot approach a mentor if you do not know the challenges that you are facing because they may not be in a position to help in any way.
Identify the areas of knowledge, expertise, and skills that you need to acquire for you to conquer the obstacles that you’re facing. This will help you to find the appropriate mentor because you have to find someone who has their knowledge, expertise and skills that you’re looking for.
Allow yourself to be mentored by the person who is most successful in the area that you need help. A mentor who is struggling in the area that you need mentorship will put more concentration on their struggles more than yours because in the first place the person also needs a mentor.
The organizations, clubs and business associations where like-minded people convert should be the place for you to find a sense of belonging. Create friendships with like-minded people in these organizations because from there you will grow your network and acquire information that is vital to you. Volunteer and actively participate in the activities of these organizations for you to develop friendships with them.
Brand yourself with excellent communication skills and etiquette. Your communication skills and level of etiquette will prove to the people if you have had a good or bad upbringing and whether you belong to their class or not. Spot a potential mentor, be the first to initiate a conversation with them and seek for the advice but remember to exchange contacts and book an appointment for more discussion when they are less busy.