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3 Types of Mentors Everybody Needs


Mentoring happens in different many forms.

I've been mentored by people who are dead. For a long time.

By this I don't infer that they have no personality. They are truly dead as far as moving on from their earthly body to their heavenly home. I am mentored as I devour the works of Oswald Chambers and A.B. Simpson. I learn through reading their timeless truths and applying them to my current situations.

I am mentored by people who are still alive that I will probably never meet in person. Individuals like Joyce Meyer who are stellar communicators. 

I am mentored by people like Jeff Goins whose blog I read daily. I haven't met Jeff in person but he has taught me more than a lot of people I have met in person. He's also answered every piece of mail I've ever written to him and is a hero to me. He's experiencing a lot of wild success in his life right now and it couldn't happen to a nicer guy or someone more deserving.

The most important mentoring I receive is up close and personal. 

In times past people pretty much had one mentor that walked with them through their journey of life and was the central person who helped shape them. Today most people have different mentors for different things. I'm no different. I have mentors for writing, ministry, business, wellness, marriage, parenting and more. 

I'm so grateful for all of them. The most important thing to me is knowing how to treat them. Kimberly Jones said it really well in her guest post yesterday: "It’s important to choose a mentor wisely, but it’s even more important to keep this person properly cared for so they’ll stick around."  

Tomorrow I'm going to address one of the most important things you need to realize about your mentor that most people don't think about. Lack of understanding about this has the potential to destroy your relationship very quickly.
 

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