Reason #4 a man needs a mentor – His network

Reason #4 a man needs a mentor – His network

Posted by Regi Campbell on August 10, 2011

As we make our way through life, we collect people. We meet people from all kinds of industries, from all levels within the hierarchies of organizations, and people who perform all kinds of services. Not only do we know lots of people who can help us, we figure out how to approach these people so they don’t feel “used” or taken advantage of. And of course, we’re in their “network” and they call on us when they think we can help them too.

The younger you are, the weaker your network. It takes years for your network to become robust and you could use some help while that happens. And that’s another reason a man needs a mentor.

Mentors LOVE to help our guys with “life” and that includes giving them access to our network. We enjoy tapping into our relationships to help the younger guys we’re mentoring. It doesn’t (really) cost us anything but a little time…a quick email of introduction; a phone call to a trusted friend, and a door is opened that can make a huge difference. The fulfillment we get from helping our protégé is huge. It makes us feel good to know we bring something to the table that adds value to the younger ones that we love.

And a byproduct is that the younger guy’s network gets wider and deeper faster. That empowers him to be a more helpful mentor as he starts to pay it forward.

Question:  How has opening up your network to your mentees impacted/grown them?

Click here for the rest of the top 5 reasons why a man needs a mentor.

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Mark Butler
Mark Butler Posted: August 10, 2011, 12:58 pm

my network has grown 2x since Radical Mentoring. More importantly, it has expanded in a positive direction that is Kingdom-oriented. I’ve had an opportunity to meet strong Christian men and women that are wise-in-the-Word and open to providing transparent feedback and advice. Radical Mentoring is a big ‘storm of wisdom’ available to guys seeking the way, the truth, and the life.

Regi Campbell
Regi Campbell Posted: August 10, 2011, 1:42 pm

…..and it’s free. It’s organic. Like-minded people love to know each other and help each other. The community that’s built in a Radical Mentoring group makes that happen.

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