I was talking to someone recently who believes that it’s hard to have a mentor in the old school sense of the word – a person who is there for you for a long time and as much as you want / need. I certainly agree. It’s tough and not even the best thing for you or the other person.
Another way to view the dilemma of having the right mentor is to diversify your risk (just like you do your investment portfolio). Instead of one, have multiple mentors. Some may guide for a moment and others for a life-time. Regardless of the length of the relationship, you (and the mentor) can both benefit.
Enjoy your week,