Giving Back – Why I Mentor

<img class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-524″ title=”youth-workers-300×300″ src=”http://www.colortheuniverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/youth-workers-300×300.jpg” alt=”” width=”300″ height=”300″ />I am often asked… “So Why do you mentor? Aren’t you busy enough?”

As I pick myself up off the ground rolling in laughter…

Let’s just say, with a sick 3 year old at home today and a pile of work to do before my vacation next week… “not being busy enough” is not one of the reasons I mentor.

For over 6 years with Women’s Enterprise Centre, more recently the Youth Mean Business Community Futures Program and the United Way Mentor Me Program in Prince George, I mentor to of course give back…

You might be thinking, that is great and all… but what do you REALLY get out of mentoring?<!–more–>

When I sat and asked myself this question seriously, I realized that I mentor because of what mentoring gives to me:

A fresh pair of eyes on the world, an optimism and energy behind a new idea (and business)…all of this is a contagious feeling that I love being a part of.

Often times when you are a seasoned entrepreneur you can be jaded at the possibilities that still lay before us in a world that is constantly finding ways to improve and grow.

I mentor to see possibilities through the eyes of young adults that have yet set up the obstacles or road blocks in their thinking.

I know this is late notice, but tomorrow at CNC at 12:15pm, come join me get inspired by the energy of youth in our community and to listen to entrepreneurs share their journey. This is all a part of the continued effort to promote the Youth Mean Business Program in Prince George. It’s free and you’re welcome to join us.

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