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  2. Talking to yourself?

    Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

    If you find yourself having a conversation with yourself in your head then it may be time to find a mentor. Why would you need one in the first place though? Well, in my experience there is one very good reason - they provide support and stimulate and encourage your ideas. It’s a well known fact that even Albert Einstein had mentors - friends like mathematician, Michelangelo Besso and his wife, Mileva Maric offered stimulation and critique that led to his theory of relativity. 

    When Brett Lee is asked about his mentors he lists his older brother and his father.  Brett like most of us looks to those close to him for guidance and advice, but mentors can also be people you’ve just met.  I’ve had a mentor for the past 6 months and she’s been great at kicking me out of my comfort zone when I’m procrastinating about something.

    See if your workplace offers any formal mentoring programs, if not, ask your local industry organisation or search the internet in your area to see what you can find.  Above all ask others around you, ‘who is your mentor?’ the answers may be surprising!

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