‘Leave it at the door’ suggests Bryony Thomas on Facebook. This is important both for mentor and mentee; whether you are seeking or offering support this is not the time to brag or shine a spotlight on how wonderful you are. Humility trumps ego every time – a willingness to learn and to serve without attachment are key.
Often we seek help when things are going against us. Somehow we need to summon up reserves of enthusiasm and energy, allowing us to proactively not only seek the support we need to turn things around but also to implement the new ideas we gain. However you are feeling, bring your ‘A-game’ to the table when people are willing to help you; if not for yourself then out of respect for them.
Be fully focused on the task in hand and the suggestions being made.
A good mentor creates the space and opportunity for their mentee to go out and perform at a higher level.
‘A must for dealing with people effectively’ says Michael Sadler on Facebook.
Help the people who are helping you truly understand the context and background to the issue you want to resolve.
Getting support from others is an opportunity to grow and to achieve more. It may, in fact it should be uncomfortable but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the ride.
Many thanks for all of the suggestions this month. There are more ‘E’s to come next time out. Your Mentoring, Masterminding and Asking for Help ‘E’s came from…
Bryony Thomas, Sajna Rahman, Raj Samuel, Solveig Malvik, Juliet Reynolds, Rory Murray, Guy Clapperton, Michael Sadler, Claire Boyles, Jacqui Byland, Sam Rathling, Don Hales, Ella Jaczynska, Esther Foreman, Tracy Plaice, Craig McVoy, Dean Walters, Julia Finch, Tony Portelli and Carole Arrantash.