For many, mentorship is a complicated topic.

From finding time to connect to knowing who to look for, no question, the pursuit of a role model can seem like an uphill battle at times.

However, as I discuss in this episode, to be intentional in seeking guidance from mentors is to know who to look for and how to look for them. After all, mentors come in many forms all carrying a unique blend of knowledge, habit, and perspective. To tap into their insight, one must first know why they’re inquiring it in the first place.

For instance, do you want to know how to run a business or know how to strategically network a particular function? While the difference may seem moot, by knowing and communicating your intent effectively with a potential mentor, you can better the odds a one-time meeting can become a confiding relationship.