2014 has been a great year so far at MentorCloud - outstanding advisors, collaborative clients, fantastic friends here at Runway and elsewhere, and increasing interest in our platform from all over the world. Our vision is and has always been to “Build a Mentoring Planet,” where hundreds of millions of us are connected to support one another in our pursuit of professional and personal aspirations.
Over the past 90 days, we have showcased our platform to people from Japan, Turkey, Brazil, Canada, Argentina, France, Colombia, and Saudi Arabia. Mentoring now has become a worldwide phenomenon, with many people recognizing it as the only method to pass on true wisdom from one generation to the next. The new era of mentoring has arrived, and we are truly leading the way. Thanks to all our ‘MentorCloudians’ who have joined our journey so far.
The cultures, languages, expectations, aspirations, and local conditions may differ from one user to another, but what we are finding as a common theme is people’s desire to accelerate their lives and careers by connecting and engaging with the right people anywhere on the globe.
With the right mentor(s), one can be on the fast lane to achieve success quicker, provided there is a zeal to work hard, to listen, to be open to new ideas, and most importantly, to be liable to someone else -- in this case, a mentor. On the other hand, mentors want to share with those they care about and connect.
What’s in it for them? We have spoken to hundreds of mentors, and they tell us repeatedly that it is the immense satisfaction of paying it forward, of being able to add value to someone else, the sense of pride and recognition to accelerate their career, and in the process to learn about themselves and their own leadership style and influence.
Exactly a month ago, on the World Wide Web’s 25th birthday, we coined a new meaning for WWW: “World Wide Wisdom,” at your fingertips, to give and receive. Next time, I will write about a fantastic person I learned of recently. Sheila Forte-Trammell taught me that mentorship is a professional responsibility everyone must undertake to see their profession thrive, and this person I am going to write about is doing precisely the same. Stay tuned.