Earlier this year I had the opportunity to give a tedx talk on evolution through mentoring. If we didn’t have the people who believed in us, we wouldn’t be where we are despite the rebellion that we had in us. That is why we need to respect those who saw the spark in us, and invested in us.
“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli
I heard somewhere that writing a tribute is soul-stirring. It indeed was.
Over a decade with a professional diva like Meenakshi Menon meant that I had to dig through all the layers of passion, purpose and challenges. Along with the crazy moments we shared together in our efforts to build this niche organisation into a formidable entity.
“It’s a wonderful life” as Frank Capras would say.
Get the right mentor in and it’s truly a wonderful life, as strife would say.
Mentoring has turned into a cliché, but fascinating truths emerged from a deep dive into the wisdom of crowds. I found that several peers had experienced “unplanned mentors – the provocateurs, the stimuli that sparked off greater performance than one believed possible”