Guest Post: The Value of Having a Mentor

By Belinda Jacobson, Editor, Parties, Pearls and Being Precious

 

I’m an ambitious person. Anyone who knows me will confirm that, and I make no apologies for it. I’m determined and driven, and I don’t let obstacles get in the way of getting where I want to be.

 

Having said that – I don’t always figure our the best way around those obstacles on my own.

 

In the very early stages of my career, I tried to solve the world’s problems on my own. Which worked up to a point. There came a time when I found myself asking someone more experienced than I how they would handle the situation I was in. I may not have always acted on their advice, but in some shape or form, the advice they gave me shaped my eventual course of action.

 

Fast forward 10 years and numerous promotions later and I now understand that what I was doing without realising it, was using a mentor.