Why be a mentor?

Why be a mentor?

Have you ever thought about being a mentor to someone who has a dream of getting into the same profession that you are in? Or maybe you already are mentoring someone and have realized that you are the one who is being blessed in the process. . I happen to be in the voice over and music industries, but I believe that no matter what field you are in, whether you are in the psychological, technological or engineering fields, it really doesn’t matter. What matters is that there is someone out there who would like to learn more about what you do and how you got where you are right now.

When I first began my voice over training, I was mentored along the way by a very dear friend who has been in the voice over business for many years. He talked to me about the ins and outs of the voice over field, what to do, what not to do, the audition process, and so much more.

One of the things that I have discovered about the voice over industry is that there are so many people who are willing to give back. We are truly like family, and that is something to cherish.

The music industry has also been a part of my life for a very long time, and anyone who knows me knows how much I love to sing.

It’s funny how things come full circle because now I’m getting the chance to mentor a very bright 9 year-old little girl who has a dream of entering the music industry. One thing is for sure. I have learned more from her than I would have ever imagined. She has encouraged me to continue to challenge myself, to stretch and to grow.

I find mentoring to be a responsibility, but also very enjoyable.

If you are mentoring someone, I congratulate you. If not, try it. You might like it.

Tina Wilson
voiceover artist/vocalist
http://www.tinawilsontalent.com

Comments

  1. Great points, Tina. In fact, in our society there were always apprenticeships available in almost every field and that’s how young people could find out if they wanted to make something their chosen field or not. I come from Detroit, a place where there were automatic apprenticeships long ago. But back in the 1980s the big three car companies thought they needed to slash their budgets. Well, they go and retired early all of their experienced auto designers and craftsman. Low and behold the quality of cars deteriorated and costs the car companies great money! So they thought they were saving money by getting rid of all their experienced people and retiring early! Not so! It cost them far, far more in re-calls and lawsuits due to poorly made products. Sadly, I think our country underestimates mentors and internships when they are a major part of passing knowledge forward. Thank you for shining light on this important issue!