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Mentors are Gifts

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After a long time of praying about it, God has started to give me a mentor in my business. And like David and Jonathan, he is well advanced in the field. At the start, you could already feel that he had slain his share of giants, and still want to slay more. Thankfully, talking about his experience, he is grateful that he too, started with nothing like the best mentors.

Tip: It is better to hear it from those who have experienced it than learning it the long and hard way. Nevertheless, after hearing the short answer, you still have the option to learn the lesson the hard way. (For stubborn folks like me)

The Gift of Mentors

The Gift of Mentors

Mentors are Gifts.

As they say, great leaders don’t make it ‘great’ on their own, they learn from other great men. Mentors are Gifts. They come at a crucial time when you probably need the help.


Mentors as Peice-Supplier.

Human as we are, we might be missing some pieces in our armor. And as good as we are, we can never see our own backs. This is called blindspots. We all have them. Their advice and direction provide the guidance to steer us to the right goals.

We might also have figured the gameplan early, but their little suggestions sometimes fit in our total strategy completely.


Richard Meriveles, thanks a lot.

Mentors Fill in the Missing Puzzle

Mentors Fill in the Missing Puzzle


  • Benchmarking.

I thought I was doing ok in Article Writing, – – –  not until you see “real” article writers.

Writing is not a hobby. It is a discipline. It takes a willing heart and constant learning.

Writing is a discipline. You do what you don’t like to do until it becomes a part of you.

No one really wants to compare himself to the average. You compare yourself to the best!

  • Emotionless.

A professional writer writes on facts not on impulse or emotion. But having that sudden surge is a plus.

Writing as an exercise includes critical thinking. It will attract negative criticism. You have to learn to be secure and stay humble and willing to face critics.

Just as a comedian repeats the same joke and its delivery until he masters it, writers must constantly push the limit of his craft.

Professional writers can write on a bad day as much as a good day. And he gets paid for it. The amateur simply stops at the first sign of conflict.

I believe this is what I am missing. I tend to get excited. I also “motivate” talk myself.

  •  Targets.

I have always heard this but tonight, it has been underlined and emphasized even more.

Warning: The last point will skew a little away from writing.

Good Bloggers do not write away.

Read as: Always check your keywords and your goal. In online writing, develop your creative writing but everything else points to your goal.

What is your goal? Only you can answer that. 😉


Looking at the three points above, I have just broken all three. I’m starting to write away again. I am excited and emotionally attached in doing this article and I have never checked my keywords. 😦

What do you think?


Author: Archian

An Architect, Blogger and Strategic Thinker

One thought on “Mentors are Gifts

  1. All of us have blind spots. And we cannot see them unless someone will point that to us. That’s why we need mentors. Thank you for this piece, sir! 🙂

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