Stop Relying On Marketing Research and Look in Your Own Backyard
Having a mentor gives you someone to look up to. With eyes glossy and wide with admiration, you decide what you like about each of your mentors and try to instill those positive bits into your character. You follow the words of Regina Spektor and “take the things you like, and try to love the things you took.”
As we’re building our professional lives, we take pieces of the people we meet, see and read about. Eventually, we build ourselves into somebody kick-butt and worth knowing; a resource, an expert, maybe even a mentor someday. Or, maybe we started out that way.