What Nobody Tells You About Finding Mentors

“We need to stop telling them, ‘Get a mentor and you will excel,’ Instead we need to tell them, ‘Excel and you will get a mentor.’”

Most people misunderstand what it means to have a mentor and how to acquire one.

Ryan Holiday, whose excellent book Perennial Seller I highly recommend, has compiled a great list of things nobody tells you about finding mentors.

He points out people misunderstand the purpose of internships, use the term mentorship when they shouldn’t, and become overdependent on mentors to solve their problems.