Stop for one moment. I have something important to tell you. You, my friend, are a star. You have so much to offer this world. So much wisdom to share. So many gifts to give others.

So what's stopping you? Maybe you have been in the corporate world and learned that if you share, you wont get ahead. Maybe you just haven't found a good outlet for giving back to the world. Or maybe you think you don't have the time. But isn't finding the time to do good in the world really, really worth the effort?
Of course!

One way of sharing your passion and gifts, and doing good things in the world is becoming a mentor. A mentor-mentee relationship
allows you to have a very positive impact on someone else's life.

Wondering what a mentor does? A mentor acts as an advisor on a variety of issues. For the purposes of this
discussion, let's assume that you might mentor someone in the area of your business expertise. You may offer
specific business advice, act as a sounding board and teach your new friend your secrets to success.

It's an ongoing, personal relationship that can span any amount of time you like. Typically the relationships evolve naturally. It's not like you walk up to someone and say "I am looking for someone to mentor." Although I guess you could. But usually, your mentor just appears somehow.

Perhaps you've been mentored in the past and know how much you gained from the experienced and you'd like to "Pay it
Forward." Great! If you'd like to find someone to mentor, set your intention now. Simply tell the Universe that you
wish to do this and you'll be surprised how quickly that person shows up in your life.

Keep your eyes and ears open for clues that you might have just met your new student. Your intuition will play a valuable
role in this process, so follow the lead. If you meet someone you instinctively click with, this might be a good
person to consider as your mentee.

You could look for your mentee through your local trade or professional association. Attending monthly meetings are a
great way to meet other people in your field. If you meet someone you think might be a good match, simply offer to act as a sounding board for them on a particular topic. And see where that conversation leads. Your
continued offer of support will let them know that you are willing and able to help them. And if the offer is acted upon over time, the mentor-mentee relationship starts to develop.

So share your wisdom. You have so much to give. Giving back to the world is a wonderful use of your time. And who knows how the world might repay you for your kindness.

Everyone has something to offer. The older you are, you have so much life experience. The younger you are, you have so much knowledge of the new technologies.

Share in abundance!

Author's Bio: 

He's been called "Mr. Solutions" and a "Visionary" by many of his friends and peers. A person who believes you can’t teach what you haven't done, Andrew Van Valer combines solid business skills with novel insights that often shake up the conventional way of thinking. He has the ability to take the complex and somehow make it simple to understand.

At a very young age, Andrew started his own business – based on a solid work ethic acquired from his parents For 19 years, he was on the startup teams of four disruptive technology companies. He held a number of positions in operations, strategic planning and marketing with three very successful companies headed by Philippe Kahn, technology innovator and entrepreneur. He has set up and managed businesses in five countries, and has been learning continuously about trends, real estate, investing, business models and, more importantly, patterns of success.

He gets enjoyment from coaching others on life skills – money management, debt elimination, the creation of multiple pipelines of income and, most importantly, discovering someone’s passion and purpose in life.