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7 Most Common Mentorship Myths:

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1) My mentor has to be within my function and/or organization 2) A mentorship relationship is a one-way street 3) My mentor has to be more senior than me 4) I have to stick with my mentor forever 5) My mentor should solve my problems 6) I can only have one mentor 7) I don't need a mentor

The reality is:

1) Mentors outside your function or organization provide fresh, objective advice. 2) Mentorship is a two-way street, with both parties learning and growing from the experience. 3) Mentors don't always have to be more senior; peers or those with less experience offer valuable insights too. 4) Mentorship relationships evolve over time; seeking new mentors is normal as your needs change. 5) Mentors guide, promote reflection, and provide insight; they're not there to solve your problems for you. 6) Having multiple mentors who offer diverse perspectives and expertise is beneficial. 7) Everyone can benefit from mentorship as it facilitates continuous learning and growth.

PS: Mentorship is not about finding someone who has all the answers; it's about finding someone who asks the right questions. Seek mentors who challenge you to think deeply and discover your unique path to success.