Daily English 616 - Having a Business Mentor
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Alex: Where are you going?
Kenya: I’m going to meet my business mentor.
Alex: Your business mentor? What do you do with a business mentor?
Kenya: Well, my mentor is like an advisor. We meet regularly and I get her feedback and guidance with my ideas on starting a business.
Alex: Oh, so you’re her protégé?
Kenya: No, I’m not. I simply go to her with my ideas and she helps me hash them out. She’s a successful entrepreneur and I’m there to learn from her experience.
Alex: How did you get her to be your mentor? Were you already friends?
Kenya: No, I contacted her out of the blue, actually. I’ve read about her company and her many successes, and I wrote her a letter telling her about me and what I hope to accomplish. She agreed to meet with me, and at that first meeting, we really clicked and now we meet once a month.
Alex: That’s very generous of her. What does she get out of it?
Kenya: I’m not sure, but I think she enjoys giving me pointers and sharing her expertise. I’m very appreciative and she says I remind her a lot of herself when she was my age. I take that as a huge compliment.
Alex: You should. If you’re like her, you’ll be a multi-millionaire in no time flat.
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