When I first started working with clients, I went through a series of meetings, all of which led to me meeting a mentor that could help me figure out my next step. I have the rare privilege and honor of being mentored by a friend who has helped me grow and has been a huge part of my journey.
I am not a mentor, but I think it’s important to know that the person who mentored me was a personal friend. I’m not sure if this person is still a friend, but I think it’s better to be honest about that kind of information than to pretend that you are someone that I might not have heard of.
I thought the way I would describe this person was an “open” mentor, someone who is not a mentor, but you are allowed to talk about things that I might not be sure about. I don’t think this person is an open mentor (he isn’t really a mentor either), but it does mean that we have a conversation about things that may not be what we think they are. In this case, I think this person is a “receptive” mentor.
The problem is that not everyone that I know is an open mentor. I am not sure if this is a problem with the word or a problem with me. I am not sure if I am an open mentor or not. I am just going to assume that I am, as I am sure I was not.
That is my point. I am not an open mentor, but I am going to assume that you are.
Okay, okay. Maybe not everyone is open, but I am. I am, as I am sure I was not. So, emailing someone for the first meeting is a little more than a good idea, but I think it’s a good idea. The problem is, I don’t know if someone is open to that kind of behavior.
In a business setting, this could mean sending out a letter to your potential clients that states, “We are sorry to inform you that we are closing our doors. If you would like to contact us about other opportunities, please feel free to email us at [email protected]”. In an email, it could be “I am sorry to inform you that we are closing our doors.
The only problem is that this is not an easy way to communicate that you are leaving. A letter of this nature is bound to get ignored, as there are a lot of businesses who do not accept new clients without a face-to-face meeting and so they would be unlikely to respond to emails. A letter like this would show that you are not here to please anyone, but rather that you are not here for your own self-interest.
So, if you’re a business owner, I might say that your email tells us that your business is dead. However, if you are leaving your business, your email should instead give us a sense that you have left something behind in the past, that you are leaving a legacy for the future, and that you are leaving a positive legacy to be remembered with fondness by those who will come after you.
The email comes in the form of the email to mentor form. So what we have here is a business owner who left his business and his email has a very positive outcome. However, the question is whether to leave a legacy, or the type of legacy.