People quite often ask me if everyone needs a mentor. The answer seems so easy to me (yes!) because it's actually right in front of our noses -- we just don't see it sometimes. Look closely at your circle of friends, family and other confidants. They are actually already mentoring you without you knowing.
Last summer, I received a call asking if I would be interested in being mentored by a former CEO of a Fortune 500 Company. A trusted colleague of mine had a friend who was starting a business called My Next Season, designed to transition executives and CEOs out of their corporate positions and into a meaningful retirement phase.
When talking about mentors, it's important to distinguish between those you choose for a specific reason and those who are essentially "life" advisors. I like to say that there are "mentors for a reason, mentors for a season and mentors for life." We all should have a number of them in each category at any one time.
Spend a minute thinking about the people who helped you get to where you are today--either in your career or life in general. Maybe it was that 8th grade history teacher who showed you pictures of exotic hummingbirds from her summer trip to Asia who made you believe you could travel the world just like her.