Not to knock anyone that has 47 mentors and actually calls them "my mentor." Good for you. I've just always been too much of a lone wolf (arrogant, prideful, dumb dumb) to see any value in following someone around and hanging out in the park hoping to absorb some knowledge that may, by chance, fall from their oh so wise mouth.
As teachers, EVERYONE has an idea about how you should do your job better than you do. It's a next level kind of annoying.
This is not to say that I've never learned anything from anyone. That'd be crazy talk. I've always just been a person that takes the knowledge they need and uses it to be more competitive. I seek out and take the knowledge I feel like I need. I don't allow anyone and everyone to drop knowledge in my bucket. Does that make sense? Maybe not?
Here's the problem I've always had. Generally, I'm not impressed by people. I don't even like people that much. If the people with this great advice had such great advice, they'd be on top of their respective worlds. Most aren't even on the ladder. The advice is also contradictory most times, and what works for one successful person is rarely applicable enough to another person for them to achieve the same level of success.
Advise yourself. You don't need to stand on the shoulder of a giant. Drink your milk and grow into one.
Yes, I realize this sounds A LOT like advice. Don't listen to me. I don't know anything.
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