As a soloprenuer it is easy to get caught up in the belief that you are on your own. And you are to some point, but there is also relatively easy access to a much bigger world through social media.
When you function as a business of one, it is easy to get caught up in your own beliefs, understanding and experiences. This is where finding and working with a mentor is important. As most people focus on how to use social media as a marketing tool, I want to discuss how to use social media to find a mentor.
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I have always been drawn to mentoring relationships. As I look back over decades of learning, I find many instances of these types of relationships in my life. In some cases I was the protege and in others I was the mentor. Some relationships were formal while others just developed without any specific purpose or plan. As I participated in one of those kinds of relationships this weekend, I began to think about what constitutes a good mentoring relationship and why mentoring can be a very effective learning vehicle.