I had a conversation with someone recently and he said, “I’m like a mentor to him.”
That was nice and as I’ve been pushing through things…I realize I spend a lot of time offering ideas and suggestions to people because when I was starting out I didn’t know what a mentor was or how to get one.
But a few weeks ago I came across a Seth Godin blog post from 2010 about heroes and mentors.
I realized once again, I didn’t really do a good job of having a mentor…but I have plenty of heroes.
Here are 3 of them:
He’s the father of modern management.
I can’t track down exactly how many books he wrote and what he meant to everyone, but he is the king of management to me.
And, he is someone I look to for ideas and inspiration, even though he’s been dead for 12+ years.
On marketing Twitter, Seth might get a bad rap.
It is possible that not all of his ideas even hold up. (He writes every day so it is just a given that half of his blogs are below average.)
But he has taught me a very important lesson, show up.
Alan is “The Rock Star of Consulting” and he’s a genius when it comes to advocating for you believing in yourself and the value you can create in the world.