There are many parts of our life that we need help figuring out to progress and avoid stress. The majority of people who give up their dreams or succumb to depression end up there as a result of lack of guidance. Mentorship programs have benefits for both the mentee and mentor. Here are seven benefits that both the mentor and mentee gain from a mentorship program:
Increased Productivity and Better Time Management
Mentorship significantly helps a mentee to stay productive in their daily activities because they are focused. Mentorship helps the individuals clear their mind and minimize distractions hence great time management. The mentor is inspired to become more productive as well.
In most cases, people get to know who they are as they talk and open up to another individual. It is during this safe place to share your feelings and fears that you actually know where you stand in life. Alternatively, as a mentor, you experience some self-awakening on your side.
Mentorship helps the mentee gain confidence in all aspects of life. This is because it enables you to connect with your inner self and understand how you reason and what you do wrong. You become more aware of who you are and your environment. For the mentor, you become confident in your ability and skills to help others.
Mentorship helps you as a mentee to settle the many blockages stopping you from pursuing dreams and advancing your career. Mentorship helps you regain your path and reason of wanting to be who you wanted to be before the heavy cloud present in your life took that away from you. For the mentor, you get to advance your knowledge in interacting with the mentees in your career.
This is one reason for going through a mentorship program; to be self-fulfilled and contented with your life. Having a lot in your mind with no place to empty the thoughts can lead to stress and dissatisfaction in life. By sharing and talking everything out, you both realize things are not as bad as you imagined they were in your lives.
Development of Mentoring Skills
As you mentor, you gain skills on how to handle people going through different problems in their life. In the process of being mentored, you gain mentoring skills, and you may even help friends who may open up to you and are unable to seek professional help.
Promotion in Work
As a mentor, your success in helping others improve their lives and many positive results may lead to a promotion in your workplace. Also, as a mentee, your change in attitude and high productivity at work may lead to a promotion at work.
Mentorship brings a big difference in life; it makes everything easier. Sharing is both paramount for the mentee and mentor. It helps in self-discovery and understanding why certain things happen, and how to handle them.