I think that this philosophy applies in pretty much every type of business.
Think about it, picture yourself starting out in some kind of industry and you manage to find someone who seems to know what they’re doing, and they’re willing to share their knowledge – wouldn’t you be pleased and grateful?
And think about it from the mentor’s point of view – someone out there admires you and thinks what you’re doing is solid enough to want to learn from you. You have expertise!
It’s a win-win situation in my mind. Yes if you’re the mentor it takes time on your part, and if you’re successful in your business, sometimes time is in short supply. But I still think it’s a good exercise for you to think about your business in a different light, or at least recap what you’ve done and what worked and what didn’t.
So if you are lucky enough to find a mentor of your own, fantastic! Appreciate your mentor and respect their advice and the time they’re giving you. And if you are lucky enough to have someone want to be mentored by you, count it as a measure of your success and do your best to help your newbie out.