Many of you know that I used to teach martial arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, and co-founded the Community Action Project.
I still get fired up when I think of the beauty and power in those young men and women.
Since I have become a business coach, I have taken a particular interest in working with young entrepreneurs. It might seem that it is extra work and I am the one who is sacrificing my time and energy, but in fact it is just the opposite. I get energy, ideas and advice from those I mentor which is more valuable than the ideas and advice I give them.
My recent talk at TEDxPhoenix was all about the strength and teachings from young leaders (the video should be available in the next month or so).
If you want to learn some specific ways to mentor the next generation, check out my new post “Mentor Youth or Risk Irrelevance” at American Express Open Forum.
And if you are a young person and want to help your mentors learn how to connect with you more effectively, feel free to pass the link to them. 🙂