"No matter how far down you have been, see how your experience can help others.” This is one of the promises from most of the 12 step programs, which is the spiritual foundation of how people help each other by the simple association of commonly shared experiences. This goes so much further in life, in the commitment to mentor others and each other. My love affair with mentoring began many years ago. I really enjoy watching others grow, being there for those 'ah-ha' moments and being a part of this human process. Sharing your wisdom can have many benefits for you in addition to those you help. As someone who has always been drawn to and excited about new experiences, challenges and ideas, I have watched and studied those who successfully achieve. I have reached out to others for guidance, direction and support as an integral part of my support system for a very long time. The payoff has been big! I have learned how important it is to give back and pay it forward with sharing my knowledge and experience with others. The axiom is so true: my wisdom and experience only has value if I share it to benefit others! Having said this, I also know we only have so much time to do all that we need to do to balance our warped speed lives. Here are 3 ways I have found to integrate this into my life, and the benefits are big. 1. Be selective in choosing who you are going to invest this time with. The relationship must be mutual and a shared commitment. When the timing is right, the opportunity will present itself. The expression, “when the teacher is ready the student will appear” is right on here. 2. Wisdom and experience comes in all ages and types of people. This is not just an “older to younger” set up. I have learned so much from people not only older than me, but many years younger than me. Generational sharing and richness is a must especially now that we have four generations in the workplace. Don’t forget those powerful and sometimes unexpected “random acts of kindness” that can happen anytime, any day. They transform me. 3. Use and leverage in person and technology tools to make this happen. The beauty of social networking is you can communicate, connect and stay in touch with people all the time, and it does grow the relationship. A balance of phone, in person and virtual can be a wonderful way to grow and sustain. Success is NOT an overnight thing. Perseverance, vision, commitment and flexibility are commonalities I see in successful people today. All of them have sought wisdom and knowledge and share theirs with other to pay it forward. Who can you help today with your wisdom and knowledge? Did you enjoy this article? You can read more articles by this expert here. Also, check out all of our FREE webinars!The photo for this article is provided by Shutterstock.
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