What’s the best piece of advice you’ve given someone that you failed to take yourself?
I met a cousin of our friend, she was married had two kids and was laid off from her job. Her husband was also laid off. I do not know how they were coping with this.
The cousin once called me and asked what can she do to get a job. When I asked about her qualification, she said she had a Mathematics degree. I told her she should get her teaching licence , that would help her get a job because there was a demand for Mathematics. Her friends discouraged her because they didn’t want her to be busy.They even told her she may not get admission.
She applied was able to complete her education degree and got a job. Now I hear she has moved to Dubai and is teaching there. I wrote to her but got no reply,this is how valuable she is as a friend. I don’t mind at least I gave her advice and it worked for her.
Some humans are strange, for my part I did what I thought would help her, if she thinks somehow I will gain something from it, she does not know me.
Do you have a mentor? Tell us about him or her? Are you mentor to someone else? Tell us what that relationship has added to your life.
I do not have a mentor, I really didn’t have one when I was in school. I always felt I was able to take care of everything myself, it worked out all right for me.
I was a mentor to someone at one time, she and her husband had jobs for a while, then lost the jobs because job situation was getting worse at that time.
She asked me once what could she do to get a job, I knew she had a masters degree in Mathematics, I advised her to register for an education degree, she agreed and did as I told her. Her friends discouraged her, they informed her, they didn’t think she’d get a job in any school even if she had an education degree.
They were wrong she was hired in a private school when she completed her degree and was happy, she used to tell me about her job. I encouraged her not to give up because the salary was low.
I have no contact with her now, I am glad she listened and was doing well. She always thanked me for encouraging her.