Mentoring others and oneself. How do you go from where you are to where you want to go? It is by being both a good mentor and mentee. To accomplish this it is vital that realistic exceptions are set so that common ground is established. This creates a space for open dialog and that the relationship can be properly managed and that mutual respect is honored for one another’s time.

One more tip, both the mentor and mentee should be ready and prepared with an agenda to teach and be taught. With this idea in view, it is very important that both should keep an open mind and that the mentor, in many cases, learns more from their mentee than the mentee learns from the mentor. This means that the mentor should be working twice as hard to be knowledgeable and prepared to guide, help, and teach their mentee one on one.