Do you need an anti-mentor?
Everyone needs a mentor so if you don’t have a mentor get one ASAP. You also need an anti-mentor. This will be someone you DON’T want to be like personally or professionally. Here are some qualities you may want to look for:
- Always late
- Makes excuses
- Doesn’t take responsibility
- Out of shape
- Eats a lot of fast food
You get bonus points if they smoke or have a criminal history. Yes it’s funny but I’m also serious. The brain learns with contrast. It’s not a good idea to focus on all of the possible anti-mentors around you, but having just one might be a nice boost.
P.S. You probably don’t want to tell your anti-mentor that you’ve chosen them.