How To Be An Effective Mentor

While starting a career, we come across many teachers who keep on guiding to get success but a moment comes when we start looking up for a mentor who can refine our capabilities and are inspiration for us to work harder and never let down our passion.

But finding such a person who can keep your spirits high is bit tough but luckily, I got my mentor. He is Harsh Agarwal, who blogs at ShoutMeLoud Blog Network and who is a great inspiration for many bloggers like me. Since I started working with him, I started loving the way he handles and helps his team and keeps them motivated.

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Thus, I thought of sharing few factors which make him an awesome mentor and I am sure these factors will surely help you to find your mentor or if you want to be a mentor then these are the qualities you must possess:

  • Knows You:

A mentor knows you very well. He/she knows your capabilities and weakness, how to make you work and what to do when you feel distracted from work. It is important that the mentor should be clear about your goals and what kind of work reflects best of you.

  • Listens to you:

Mentors or Team leaders are always busy because they have to handle their team as well as work but a good mentor is never busy when his/her team needs help or suggestion. It is important that mentor should listen to your problems, suggestions and give a proper feedback.

  • Keeps you passionate:

Working for passion is always worth rather than working just sake of earning. Mentor always keeps you motivated and keeps you passionate while working. Mentor should be optimistic towards the work of the team then only it’s possible to keep others positive about work.

  • Self-made:

A good mentor is someone who learned from his mistakes, experienced and survived in spite of all the hurdles. Unless a mentor can’t try new things and take risk for letting you try new things, it’s not possible to achieve goals and reach new milestones.

  • Patience:

When it comes to handle a single person or a team it is important that mentor must have patience to handle lots of queries, feedback and suggestions from team. Sometimes mentors have to reply to many silly questions from their team or a single person but good mentors always reply to such silly queries with all respect and patience.

I found all of these qualities in my mentor and if you want to be an effective mentor or want to find an effective mentor, don’t forget to look for these factors.

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  • Shabnam Sultan September 24, 2010, 2:26 am

    No doubt Ruchi about Harsh as your mentor 🙂 .

  • Harsh Agrawal September 24, 2010, 2:52 am

    Hey Ruchi
    I feel so honored reading this and feel so great to have a team member like you….
    Just to let you know it takes two hands to clap and you have always been pro-active and ready to learn.. I would love to see you rise and shine more..
    Best of luck!! 🙂

  • Himanshu September 24, 2010, 10:27 am

    Well written Ruchi. One thing I want to say is you are in the right company. I know Harsh since his starting day of his blogging career. He is extremely hard working and passionate and always helps his friends when they need him. That makes him different from others. He is a perfect guide for newbies. I advice all the young bloggers to go and read his blog from the scratch to learn all the basics of blogging and Wordpress.

    • Harsh Agrawal September 24, 2010, 11:52 am

      HImanshu it’s always good to have a blogger friend like you… I’m so glad that I have people like you are Ruchi around me who always motivates and keep pushing me to do better..!!
      Catch you soon!!

  • Namit Gupta September 24, 2010, 7:15 pm

    Harsh has always been an inspiration for me, his down to earth attitude and helping nature made me more inclined towards him. Many a time I approached him when I was in need and got a great response. Thanks Harsh. and All the best for your future. 🙂

    • Harsh Agrawal September 25, 2010, 10:22 am

      Thanks Namit..It’s always pleasure to help other blogger friends and connecting with SML readers.. It’s always nice to see you around.. & thanks for such nice words 🙂

  • S.Pradeep Kumar October 10, 2010, 5:51 pm

    Personally I admire people like Harsh Agarwal, who is capable of doing things so smoothly and also at the same time, keep things cool.

    Waiting for meet Harsh in person, hope luck favors. Congo Harsh!

    Thanks Ruchi for this article. 🙂

  • [email protected] December 31, 2010, 3:20 pm

    Personally, I have never met Harsh but I can say he is very good human being
    Many a times I have asked some blogging questions from him and he helped me.

    All the best Harsh
    you are great



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