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Calling All Mentors

February 27, 2013

I would like to believe I am a lifelong learner.  Learning gets me excited… no – VERY excited. That being said, even I am surprised at how excited I am about my experience tonight at dinner. I intended on having  a quick dinner where I would sit at the bar and pretend to watch the t.v. while also surfing on my phone. The goal was food consumption and nothing more. 

With only one seat available I asked the woman next to the seat if it was taken and planted myself down. We began chatting and well… the rest is history.  The woman was friendly, inquisitive, and humble.  During the one hour dinner I learned an enormous amount from this woman. From interviewing skills to books to read – I am already a better leader because of my dinner geography and a lot of luck. And the best part is that she offered to keep teaching me.  She offered to be my mentor.  Maybe that is what all great teachers do for their students – get them excited about learning and then promise to stay by their side.

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