Having professors that care and professors that made students excited about learning are things that can be monitored by universities internally. Having a mentor, on the other hand, is something that occurs outside of the classroom.
Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can regain confidence in yourself in general and thus, leading you to greater heights in your business or career specifically. Or let's just say these are ways to break that vicious cycle once and for all.
As much as you would like to think you can, you can't think of everything! Many times when you are involved in a situation, you can't see the forest for the trees. Simply put, you may be too close to the situation.
In every startup I did, every new course I created, and everything I've taught, the phrase "make every day count" took on new meaning when I knew how many were left. So how do you live a life making the most of each day?
One of the least pleasant sides of management is letting underperforming, or disruptive staff go. It's never an easy thing to do to tell someone they are no longer needed or wanted. However, it is something that we need to do if we want to create high performing organisations.
It's easy to assume that technology will always march on, and that our devices will always get better, faster and cheaper. But without inventors, disruptors, scientists and engineers, our culture of creative innovation would not exist.
I've decided to interview my mentor, Mylea Charvat, for The Huffington Post #TalkToMe video series in order to raise awareness on the value of mentorship and the impact that it can have on people's lives (people of all ages).
I always like to reflect upon the imagery of King Arthur's fabled round table. It is a great representation of the circle of influence in our lives. Each of us has a roundtable. We have people in our lives that bear great influence on us.
If you are building for long term success, assuming an attitude of humility is a great place for fostering personal growth and having a lasting influence on your generation and those who will come behind you.
In order to help others with their respective journeys, I first needed to change myself (in the best way). So I began working with mentors. I sought out successful people working in the same space that I wanted to break into, and made it my business to learn from the best.