The longer I’ve been running a business, the more I want to input in to others. When I think of the type of person I want to hire I often think about the coder that has a bit of experince but needs some molding.
When I think about my business, I keep coming back to wanting to help out people starting their own business. I enjoy running my own but teaching is what I really love.
Actually seeing others succeed is what I really love.
To that end, I don’t want to see the mentorship model die. Personally, I don’t think it will nor do I see online code schools actually being a threat.
I’ve got a few ideas brewing about how I can start mentoring businesses and developers. So keep an eye out here.
2 responses to “Mentor Yet?”
Thanks so much for the credit here.
I won’t lie: opting to go the mentoring route (in addition to having a family) required that I cut out some other activities that I also enjoyed doing (which is actually what prompted this post).
But I will say that, thus far, it’s been extremely rewarding and it’s something that 8BIT and I are trying to do on a larger scale, as well, with our Press Start events.
I’m really excited to see what you come up with. If you have any questions or even suggestions for how to do stuff well, please don’t hesitate to shoot me an email.
The act of saying ‘no’ to some things is saying yes to others. Still learning that one daily.